Middlesex County, Massachusetts Population 2018

Middlesex County, Massachusetts's estimated population is 1,602,947 with a growth rate of 2.25% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Middlesex County, Massachusetts is the 1st largest county in Massachusetts.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
20171,602,94735,3372.25%
20161,567,610-26,704-1.67%
20161,594,3149,4000.59%
20151,584,91411,8300.75%
20141,573,08414,0570.90%
20131,559,02717,5991.14%
20121,541,42817,2371.13%
20111,524,19117,1631.14%
20101,507,028108,5607.76%
19901,398,46831,4342.30%
19801,367,034-30,234-2.16%
19701,397,268158,52612.80%
19601,238,742174,17316.36%
19501,064,56993,1799.59%
1940971,39036,4663.90%
1930934,924156,57220.12%
1920778,352108,43716.19%
1910669,915104,21918.42%
1900565,696134,52931.20%
1890431,167113,33735.66%
1880317,83043,47715.85%
1870274,35357,99926.81%
1860216,35454,97134.06%
1850161,38354,77251.38%
1840106,61128,65036.75%
183077,96116,48926.82%
182061,4728,68316.45%
181052,7895,86112.49%
180046,9284,1919.81%
179042,7370.00%

Middlesex County, Massachusetts Population Growth

Population Data via

Population by Race

Race Population
White1,228,790
Asian170,159
Black or African American78,698
Two or More Races46,449
Some Other Race40,735
American Indian and Alaska Native2,335
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander444

Race Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey)

Middlesex County, Massachusetts Population Pyramid 2018

0%2%4%6%8% Male Population0%2%4%6%8% Female Population80757065605550454035302520151050

Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S0101

Middlesex County, Massachusetts Median Age

38.5


Total

37


Male

40


Female

Middlesex County, Massachusetts Adults

There are 1,244,682 adults, (219,465 of which are seniors) in Middlesex County, Massachusetts.

Middlesex County, Massachusetts Age Dependency

52.9

Age Dependency Ratio

21.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

31.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Middlesex County, Massachusetts Sex Ratio

Female

802,440

51.19%

Male

765,170

48.81%

Middlesex County, Massachusetts Households and Families

Middlesex County, Massachusetts Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Middlesex County, Massachusetts Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married79.5%20.5%
All62.4%37.6%
Male54.8%45.2%
Female48.9%51.1%
Non Family41.9%58.1%

62.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Middlesex County, Massachusetts Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All587,7352.5762.4
Married301,6783.2479.5
Non Family207,3771.3841.9
Female57,9913.0948.9
Male20,6893.1754.8

3.15

Average Family Size

2.57

Average Household Size

5.4%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.5%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Middlesex County, Massachusetts Households

Middlesex County, Massachusetts Education

Middlesex County, Massachusetts Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade39,0843.58%
9th to 12th Grade41,2943.78%
High School Graduate224,46320.55%
Some College142,32513.03%
Associates Degree66,0576.05%
Bachelors Degree290,21526.57%
Graduate Degree288,63226.43%

Middlesex County, Massachusetts Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White844,688802,026459,837
Asian114,269101,30776,700
Hispanic65,74149,33319,119
Black49,22342,22015,432
Other Race24,53118,0074,782
Multiple Races19,16916,5247,883
Native American1,5441,386450
Islander26422595

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 94.95%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 67.12%.

Middlesex County, Massachusetts Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$52,707$63,425$44,304
Less Than High School$24,468$29,028$20,416
High School Grad$34,534$41,117$26,284
Some College$41,229$50,180$35,572
Bachelors Degree$61,821$75,750$50,624
Graduate Degree$80,891$100,995$66,348

$52,707

Average Earnings

$63,425

Average Male

$44,304

Average Female

Middlesex County, Massachusetts Language

Middlesex County, Massachusetts Language by Age

Middlesex County, Massachusetts Language

74.57% of Middlesex County, Massachusetts residents speak only English, while 25.43% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is OtherIndoEuro, which is spoken by 11.28% of the population.

Middlesex County, Massachusetts Poverty

Middlesex County, Massachusetts Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White1,125,73865,8355.85%
Hispanic110,55623,19720.98%
Asian162,65018,28611.24%
Black73,97314,51319.62%
Other38,0348,06921.22%
Multiple43,7715,56812.72%
Native2,21326111.79%
Islander407307.37%

8.25%

Overall Poverty Rate

7.48%

Male Poverty Rate

8.98%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Middlesex County, Massachusetts

The race most likely to be in poverty in Middlesex County, Massachusetts is Other, with 21.22% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Middlesex County, Massachusetts is White, with 5.85% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.01%. Among those working part-time, it was 10.60%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 17.91%.

Middlesex County, Massachusetts Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School20.00%
High School10.42%
Some College7.42%
Bachelors or Greater3.92%

Middlesex County, Massachusetts Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Female Unemployed22.76%
Male Unemployed20.50%
Female Employed4.44%
Male Employed2.97%

Middlesex County, Massachusetts Income

Middlesex County, Massachusetts Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$89,019$118,522
Families$111,926$142,693
Married Families$128,518$161,514
Non Families$51,504$70,661

Middlesex County, Massachusetts Marital Status

Middlesex County, Massachusetts Marital Status

Marriage Rates

49.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

51.7%

Male Marriage Rate

48.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Middlesex County, Massachusetts Married by Age and Sex

Middlesex County, Massachusetts Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55To64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35To44.

Middlesex County, Massachusetts Marital Status by Race

Middlesex County, Massachusetts Veterans

Middlesex County, Massachusetts Veterans by War

64,180

Number of Veterans

60,227

Male Veterans

3,953

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam21,147
Korea9,338
Second Gulf War7,499
First Gulf War7,402
World War II6,348

Middlesex County, Massachusetts Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
75+21,227
65 to 7416,295
35 to 5412,075
55 to 6410,175
18 to 344,408

Middlesex County, Massachusetts Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White59,5705.99%
Black1,9603.32%
Hispanic1,3151.62%
Asian1,0600.79%
2 or More9743.86%
Other3901.30%
Indian19210.22%
Hawaiian349.19%

Middlesex County, Massachusetts Veterans by Education

4.96%

Veteran Poverty Rate

26.90%

Veteran Disability Rate

Middlesex County, Massachusetts Employment Status

Middlesex County, Massachusetts Employment by Age

69.9%

Labor Force Participation

66.1%

Employment Rate

5.4%

Unemployment Rate

Middlesex County, Massachusetts Employment by Race

Middlesex County, Massachusetts Employment by Education

Population of Cities in Middlesex County, Massachusetts

City 2010 Census 2016 Estimated Growth Growth Rate
Cambridge10520111065154505.18%
Lowell10651911055840393.79%
Newton851198904539264.61%
Somerville757258132255977.39%
Waltham606286300223743.92%
Malden594636084013772.32%
Medford561645721310491.87%
Everett4166746340467311.22%
Marlborough384993969711983.11%
Woburn381343945213183.46%
Watertown Town319143502531119.75%
Melrose26987279289413.49%
Data Sources
  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990