Middlesex County, Massachusetts Population 2019

Middlesex County, Massachusetts's estimated population is 1,604,994 with a growth rate of 0.61% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Middlesex County, Massachusetts is the largest county in Massachusetts.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
20181,614,7149,7200.61%
20171,604,9949,7560.61%
20161,595,2389,4630.60%
20151,585,77510,5380.67%
20141,575,23714,8900.95%
20131,560,34717,4421.13%
20121,542,90518,1591.19%
20111,524,74617,0531.13%
20101,507,693109,2257.81%
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
White1,233,520
Asian177,193
Black or African American81,673
Two or More Races46,309
Some Other Race41,190
American Indian and Alaska Native2,498
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander474

Middlesex County, Massachusetts Population Pyramid 2019

Middlesex County, Massachusetts Median Age

38.5


Total

37.1


Male

40


Female

Middlesex County, Massachusetts Adults

There are 1,261,398 adults, (228,153 of whom are seniors) in Middlesex County, Massachusetts.

Middlesex County, Massachusetts Age Dependency

53.2

Age Dependency Ratio

22.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

31.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Middlesex County, Massachusetts Sex Ratio

Female

809,745

51.16%

Male

773,112

48.84%

Middlesex County, Massachusetts Households and Families

Middlesex County, Massachusetts Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Middlesex County, Massachusetts Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married79.8%20.2%
All62.6%37.4%
Male52.6%47.4%
Female49%51%
Non Family42.1%57.9%

62.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All593,7842.5762.6
Married306,5603.2379.8
Non Family208,1241.3842.1
Female57,4453.1249
Male21,6553.1652.6

3.14

Average Family Size

2.57

Average Household Size

5.4%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.4%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Middlesex County, Massachusetts Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade39,2963.55%
9th to 12th Grade39,8553.60%
High School Graduate222,20520.08%
Some College139,86112.64%
Associates Degree66,6276.02%
Bachelors Degree297,54626.89%
Graduate Degree301,15327.22%

Middlesex County, Massachusetts Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White847,396806,035471,530
Asian120,099107,41681,533
Hispanic68,61351,95320,689
Black51,53344,33816,790
Other Race24,86218,0964,676
Multiple Races19,35816,9548,576
Native American1,5521,438497
Islander270256104

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 95.12%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 67.89%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$55,079$66,086$46,388
Less Than High School$25,294$30,046$20,308
High School Grad$35,655$42,255$27,023
Some College$42,142$51,280$36,267
Bachelors Degree$63,910$78,897$52,146
Graduate Degree$83,204$103,677$69,140

$55,079

Average Earnings

$66,086

Average Male

$46,388

Average Female

Middlesex County, Massachusetts Language

Middlesex County, Massachusetts Language by Age

Middlesex County, Massachusetts Language

74.02% of Middlesex County, Massachusetts residents speak only English, while 25.98% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 11.33% of the population.

Middlesex County, Massachusetts Poverty

Middlesex County, Massachusetts Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White1,125,29365,2215.80%
Hispanic114,61423,59320.58%
Asian169,33718,58510.98%
Black76,74714,87119.38%
Other38,4778,58922.32%
Multiple43,7285,13211.74%
Native2,39250120.94%
Islander425317.29%

8.22%

Overall Poverty Rate

7.52%

Male Poverty Rate

8.89%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Middlesex County, Massachusetts

The race most likely to be in poverty in Middlesex County, Massachusetts is Other, with 22.32% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Middlesex County, Massachusetts is White, with 5.80% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.99%. Among those working part-time, it was 10.34%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 18.18%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School20.96%
High School10.55%
Some College7.19%
Bachelors or Greater3.88%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed22.88%
Male Unemployed20.85%
Female Employed4.34%
Male Employed2.82%

Middlesex County, Massachusetts Income

Middlesex County, Massachusetts Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$92,878$123,807
Families$117,048$148,822
Married Families$134,467$168,011
Non Families$53,054$73,690

Middlesex County, Massachusetts Marital Status

Middlesex County, Massachusetts Marital Status

Marriage Rates

50.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

51.8%

Male Marriage Rate

48.5%

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 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Middlesex County, Massachusetts Marital Status by Race

Middlesex County, Massachusetts Veterans

61,777

Number of Veterans

57,888

Male Veterans

3,889

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam20,664
Korea8,747
Second Gulf War8,284
First Gulf War7,506
World War II5,355

Middlesex County, Massachusetts Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White57,2625.72%
Black1,8793.05%
Hispanic1,5471.84%
Asian1,1580.83%
2 or More8283.28%
Other4191.39%
Indian20810.73%
Hawaiian235.91%

Middlesex County, Massachusetts Veterans by Education

5.36%

Veteran Poverty Rate

27.76%

Veteran Disability Rate

Middlesex County, Massachusetts Employment Status

69.8%

Labor Force Participation

66.4%

Employment Rate

4.8%

Unemployment Rate

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%
  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
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