Norfolk County, Massachusetts Population 2018

Norfolk County, Massachusetts's estimated population is 700,322 with a growth rate of 1.32% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Norfolk County, Massachusetts is the 5th largest county in Massachusetts.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2017700,3229,1041.32%
2016691,218-5,600-0.80%
2016696,8182,3430.34%
2015694,4752,5470.37%
2014691,9283,5270.51%
2013688,4015,6470.83%
2012682,7544,9330.73%
2011677,8214,8070.71%
2010673,01456,9279.24%
1990616,0879,5001.57%
1980606,5871,5360.25%
1970605,05194,79518.58%
1960510,256117,94830.07%
1950392,30867,12820.64%
1940325,18025,7548.60%
1930299,42680,34536.67%
1920219,08131,57516.84%
1910187,50635,96723.73%
1900151,53932,58927.40%
1890118,95022,44323.26%
188096,5077,0647.90%
187089,443-20,507-18.65%
1860109,95031,05839.37%
185078,89225,75248.46%
184053,14011,16826.61%
183041,9725,50115.08%
182036,4715,22616.73%
181031,2454,02914.80%
180027,2160.00%

Norfolk County, Massachusetts Population Growth

Population Data via

Population by Race

Race Population
White553,150
Asian69,384
Black or African American44,123
Two or More Races14,840
Some Other Race9,004
American Indian and Alaska Native641
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander76

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

Norfolk 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

Norfolk County, Massachusetts Median Age

41


Total

39.6


Male

42.3


Female

Norfolk County, Massachusetts Adults

There are 541,224 adults, (108,521 of which are seniors) in Norfolk County, Massachusetts.

Norfolk County, Massachusetts Age Dependency

59.7

Age Dependency Ratio

25.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

34.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Norfolk County, Massachusetts Sex Ratio

Female

359,998

52.08%

Male

331,220

47.92%

Norfolk County, Massachusetts Households and Families

Norfolk County, Massachusetts Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Norfolk County, Massachusetts Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married85.3%14.7%
All68.5%31.5%
Male65.2%34.8%
Female55.2%44.8%
Non Family46.8%53.2%

68.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Norfolk County, Massachusetts Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All260,0612.5968.5
Married137,1153.3185.3
Non Family88,5561.2746.8
Female25,7203.0655.2
Male8,6703.1365.2

3.22

Average Family Size

2.59

Average Household Size

4.3%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.4%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Norfolk County, Massachusetts Households

Norfolk County, Massachusetts Education

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

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade12,9472.69%
9th to 12th Grade16,6293.45%
High School Graduate100,79120.92%
Some College68,19614.15%
Associates Degree36,5237.58%
Bachelors Degree135,25628.07%
Graduate Degree111,47023.14%

Norfolk County, Massachusetts Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White384,170368,342200,171
Asian47,66239,93027,073
Black27,74724,5939,560
Hispanic16,03513,9046,669
Other Race5,6594,2781,607
Multiple Races5,5765,0783,128
Native American445400125
Islander323232

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

Norfolk County, Massachusetts Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$54,785$64,955$46,407
Less Than High School$24,320$28,255$21,324
High School Grad$35,898$42,486$28,239
Some College$42,686$52,645$36,965
Bachelors Degree$62,929$77,657$51,930
Graduate Degree$82,427$103,022$68,822

$54,785

Average Earnings

$64,955

Average Male

$46,407

Average Female

Norfolk County, Massachusetts Language

Norfolk County, Massachusetts Language by Age

Norfolk County, Massachusetts Language

79.29% of Norfolk County, Massachusetts residents speak only English, while 20.71% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is OtherIndoEuro, which is spoken by 8.44% of the population.

Norfolk County, Massachusetts Poverty

Norfolk County, Massachusetts Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White523,91528,7415.49%
Asian67,9346,3889.40%
Black41,6985,00712.01%
Hispanic25,7753,61514.03%
Other8,1671,85022.65%
Multiple14,0631,51510.77%
Native5839716.64%

6.74%

Overall Poverty Rate

5.60%

Male Poverty Rate

7.78%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Norfolk County, Massachusetts

The race most likely to be in poverty in Norfolk County, Massachusetts is Other, with 22.65% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Norfolk County, Massachusetts is White, with 5.49% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.64%. Among those working part-time, it was 8.17%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 15.33%.

Norfolk County, Massachusetts Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School17.78%
High School9.11%
Some College6.57%
Bachelors or Greater3.16%

Norfolk County, Massachusetts Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Female Unemployed23.89%
Male Unemployed15.11%
Female Employed3.15%
Male Employed2.20%

Norfolk County, Massachusetts Income

Norfolk County, Massachusetts Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$90,226$123,543
Families$114,285$151,036
Married Families$130,223$169,323
Non Families$47,747$67,540

Norfolk County, Massachusetts Marital Status

Norfolk County, Massachusetts Marital Status

Marriage Rates

52.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

55.5%

Male Marriage Rate

49.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Norfolk County, Massachusetts Married by Age and Sex

Norfolk 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.

Norfolk County, Massachusetts Marital Status by Race

Norfolk County, Massachusetts Veterans

Norfolk County, Massachusetts Veterans by War

33,027

Number of Veterans

31,327

Male Veterans

1,700

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam11,247
Korea4,531
World War II3,927
First Gulf War3,469
Second Gulf War3,224

Norfolk County, Massachusetts Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
75+11,325
65 to 748,837
35 to 546,091
55 to 644,984
18 to 341,790

Norfolk County, Massachusetts Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White30,6566.97%
Black1,4704.42%
Hispanic8424.32%
Asian3970.74%
2 or More2673.72%
Other2123.14%
Indian255.00%

Norfolk County, Massachusetts Veterans by Education

4.53%

Veteran Poverty Rate

28.49%

Veteran Disability Rate

Norfolk County, Massachusetts Employment Status

Norfolk County, Massachusetts Employment by Age

68.8%

Labor Force Participation

64.4%

Employment Rate

6.3%

Unemployment Rate

Norfolk County, Massachusetts Employment by Race

Norfolk County, Massachusetts Employment by Education

Population of Cities in Norfolk County, Massachusetts

City 2010 Census 2016 Estimated Growth Growth Rate
Quincy922669368814221.54%
Weymouth Town537625597222104.11%
Braintree Town357263729715714.40%
Franklin Town316333315015174.80%
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