Suffolk County, Massachusetts Population 2019

Suffolk County, Massachusetts's estimated population is 797,939 with a growth rate of 0.86% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Suffolk County, Massachusetts is the 3rd largest county in Massachusetts.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2017797,9396,7740.86%
2016791,1659,8391.26%
2015781,3269,7231.26%
2014771,60310,2121.34%
2013761,39111,4341.52%
2012749,95713,2931.80%
2011736,66411,2661.55%
2010725,39861,4929.26%
1990663,90613,7642.12%
1980650,142-85,048-11.57%
1970735,190-56,139-7.09%
1960791,329-105,286-11.74%
1950896,61533,3673.87%
1940863,248-16,288-1.85%
1930879,53644,0145.27%
1920835,522104,13414.24%
1910731,388119,97119.62%
1900611,417126,63726.12%
1890484,78096,85324.97%
1880387,927117,12543.25%
1870270,80278,10240.53%
1860192,70048,18333.34%
1850144,51748,74450.90%
184095,77333,61054.07%
183062,16318,22341.47%
182043,9409,55927.80%
181034,3816,36622.72%
180028,015-16,860-37.57%
179044,8750.00%

Suffolk County, Massachusetts Population Growth

Population Data via

Population by Race

Race Population
White431,286
Black or African American175,509
Asian67,756
Some Other Race55,320
Two or More Races47,918
American Indian and Alaska Native2,720
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander176

Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table B03002

Suffolk County, Massachusetts Population Pyramid 2019

10,00020,00030,00040,00050,000 Male Population10,00020,00030,00040,00050,000 Female Population80757065605550454035302520151050

Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S0101

Suffolk County, Massachusetts Median Age

32.6


Total

32


Male

33.2


Female

Suffolk County, Massachusetts Adults

There are 647,638 adults, (88,307 of whom are seniors) in Suffolk County, Massachusetts.

Suffolk County, Massachusetts Age Dependency

39.6

Age Dependency Ratio

15.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

23.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Suffolk County, Massachusetts Sex Ratio

Female

403,113

51.64%

Male

377,572

48.36%

Suffolk County, Massachusetts Households and Families

Suffolk County, Massachusetts Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S1101

Suffolk County, Massachusetts Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married58.5%41.5%
All36.3%63.7%
Male34%66%
Non Family27.4%72.6%
Female25.3%74.7%

36.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Suffolk County, Massachusetts Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All303,6762.4136.3
Non Family152,0321.527.4
Married87,4963.2858.5
Female49,4953.3525.3
Male14,6533.4834

3.19

Average Family Size

2.41

Average Household Size

6.5%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.6%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Suffolk County, Massachusetts Households

Suffolk County, Massachusetts Education

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

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade44,7648.35%
9th to 12th Grade34,7056.47%
High School Graduate124,59923.23%
Some College72,74813.56%
Associates Degree25,5534.76%
Bachelors Degree130,50124.33%
Graduate Degree103,48419.29%

Suffolk County, Massachusetts Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White268,936253,817165,043
Black113,10793,58524,338
Hispanic102,69768,71518,299
Asian46,15835,44922,805
Other Race33,90023,4964,920
Multiple Races26,90217,7956,075
Native American1,6831,315275
Islander12512579

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 63.20%.

Suffolk County, Massachusetts Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$44,580$48,843$41,167
Less Than High School$22,326$27,033$17,815
High School Grad$29,674$32,550$24,763
Some College$36,152$40,239$32,484
Bachelors Degree$59,960$66,051$52,738
Graduate Degree$71,547$80,662$64,802

$44,580

Average Earnings

$48,843

Average Male

$41,167

Average Female

Suffolk County, Massachusetts Language

Suffolk County, Massachusetts Language by Age

Suffolk County, Massachusetts Language

60.27% of Suffolk County, Massachusetts residents speak only English, while 39.73% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Spanish, which is spoken by 19.37% of the population.

Suffolk County, Massachusetts Poverty

Suffolk County, Massachusetts Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic168,72446,59527.62%
Black171,70440,51523.60%
White328,03839,86012.15%
Asian60,98918,30530.01%
Other53,68616,96731.60%
Multiple46,30310,97223.70%
Native2,64761723.31%
Islander1491812.08%

19.63%

Overall Poverty Rate

17.39%

Male Poverty Rate

21.75%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Suffolk County, Massachusetts

The race most likely to be in poverty in Suffolk County, Massachusetts is Other, with 31.60% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Suffolk County, Massachusetts is Islander, with 12.08% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.96%. Among those working part-time, it was 24.93%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 38.30%.

Suffolk County, Massachusetts Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School31.05%
High School18.89%
Some College15.75%
Bachelors or Greater7.80%

Suffolk County, Massachusetts Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Female Unemployed41.50%
Male Unemployed36.22%
Female Employed10.42%
Male Employed6.40%

Suffolk County, Massachusetts Income

Suffolk County, Massachusetts Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$61,242$92,120
Families$69,026$105,387
Married Families$104,611$143,053
Non Families$49,782$75,696

Suffolk County, Massachusetts Marital Status

Suffolk County, Massachusetts Marital Status

Marriage Rates

31.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

32.9%

Male Marriage Rate

29.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Suffolk County, Massachusetts Married by Age and Sex

Suffolk County, Massachusetts Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35To44.

Suffolk County, Massachusetts Marital Status by Race


Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S1201

Suffolk County, Massachusetts Veterans

Suffolk County, Massachusetts Veterans by War

19,646

Number of Veterans

18,509

Male Veterans

1,137

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam6,222
Second Gulf War3,903
First Gulf War2,462
Korea2,159
World War II1,109

Suffolk County, Massachusetts Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
75+5,074
65 to 744,468
35 to 544,041
55 to 643,329
18 to 342,734

Suffolk County, Massachusetts Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White14,5953.87%
Black3,7262.78%
Hispanic1,2881.02%
2 or More4581.40%
Other4241.02%
Asian3320.56%
Indian1115.23%

Suffolk County, Massachusetts Veterans by Education

12.97%

Veteran Poverty Rate

32.56%

Veteran Disability Rate

Suffolk County, Massachusetts Employment Status

Suffolk County, Massachusetts Employment by Age

69%

Labor Force Participation

64%

Employment Rate

7.1%

Unemployment Rate

Suffolk County, Massachusetts Employment by Race

Suffolk County, Massachusetts Employment by Education

Population of Cities in Suffolk County, Massachusetts

City 2010 Census 2016 Estimated Growth Growth Rate
Boston617668673184555168.99%
Revere517375315714202.74%
Chelsea3517739699452212.85%
Winthrop Town17497181906933.96%
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