Suffolk County, Massachusetts Population 2018

Suffolk County, Massachusetts's estimated population is 797,939 with a growth rate of 3.94% 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
2017797,93930,2203.94%
2016767,719-23,446-2.96%
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
White425,220
Black or African American173,090
Asian65,734
Some Other Race52,828
Two or More Races47,869
American Indian and Alaska Native2,856
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander122

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

Suffolk County, Massachusetts Population Pyramid 2018

0%2%4%6%8%10%12%14% Male Population0%2%4%6%8%10%12%14% Female Population80757065605550454035302520151050

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

Suffolk County, Massachusetts Median Age

32.4


Total

31.8


Male

32.9


Female

Suffolk County, Massachusetts Adults

There are 635,671 adults, (84,449 of which are seniors) in Suffolk County, Massachusetts.

Suffolk County, Massachusetts Age Dependency

39.3

Age Dependency Ratio

15.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

24

Child Dependency Ratio

Suffolk County, Massachusetts Sex Ratio

Female

396,405

51.63%

Male

371,314

48.37%

Suffolk County, Massachusetts Households and Families

Suffolk County, Massachusetts Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Suffolk County, Massachusetts Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married57.9%42.1%
All35.8%64.2%
Male32.8%67.2%
Non Family27.3%72.7%
Female25.1%74.9%

35.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Suffolk County, Massachusetts Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All299,6582.435.8
Non Family151,0321.4927.3
Married84,4743.2857.9
Female49,9163.3625.1
Male14,2363.3932.8

3.19

Average Family Size

2.4

Average Household Size

6.4%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.8%

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 Grade44,6938.56%
9th to 12th Grade34,6826.64%
High School Graduate121,77023.33%
Some College72,71813.93%
Associates Degree25,1604.82%
Bachelors Degree124,87423.92%
Graduate Degree98,14818.80%

Suffolk County, Massachusetts Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White265,452250,358159,362
Black109,60489,92622,747
Hispanic97,54263,49616,406
Asian44,16033,90221,250
Other Race31,93821,1284,116
Multiple Races27,28717,4785,793
Native American1,6201,293250
Islander818157

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 70.37%.

Suffolk County, Massachusetts Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$42,375$46,349$40,472
Less Than High School$22,151$26,604$17,373
High School Grad$28,906$32,109$24,402
Some College$35,713$37,935$32,837
Bachelors Degree$56,682$62,447$51,459
Graduate Degree$69,162$78,019$62,175

$42,375

Average Earnings

$46,349

Average Male

$40,472

Average Female

Suffolk County, Massachusetts Language

Suffolk County, Massachusetts Language by Age

Suffolk County, Massachusetts Language

60.80% of Suffolk County, Massachusetts residents speak only English, while 39.20% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Spanish, which is spoken by 19.10% of the population.

Suffolk County, Massachusetts Poverty

Suffolk County, Massachusetts Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic162,63046,70128.72%
White325,75341,63012.78%
Black168,98840,79324.14%
Asian59,45217,61129.62%
Other51,26816,48732.16%
Multiple46,23710,48022.67%
Native2,77673026.30%
Islander971313.40%

20.14%

Overall Poverty Rate

17.79%

Male Poverty Rate

22.36%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Suffolk County, Massachusetts

The race most likely to be in poverty in Suffolk County, Massachusetts is Other, with 32.16% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Suffolk County, Massachusetts is White, with 12.78% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.91%. Among those working part-time, it was 25.47%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 39.07%.

Suffolk County, Massachusetts Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School30.63%
High School19.74%
Some College16.20%
Bachelors or Greater7.95%

Suffolk County, Massachusetts Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Female Unemployed43.31%
Male Unemployed36.96%
Female Employed10.62%
Male Employed6.76%

Suffolk County, Massachusetts Income

Suffolk County, Massachusetts Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$57,439$86,548
Families$64,672$97,863
Married Families$98,330$133,509
Non Families$47,312$72,425

Suffolk County, Massachusetts Marital Status

Suffolk County, Massachusetts Marital Status

Marriage Rates

30.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

32.4%

Male Marriage Rate

28.7%

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 55To64.

Suffolk County, Massachusetts Marital Status by Race

Suffolk County, Massachusetts Veterans

Suffolk County, Massachusetts Veterans by War

20,658

Number of Veterans

19,362

Male Veterans

1,296

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam6,486
Second Gulf War3,846
First Gulf War2,378
Korea2,306
World War II1,295

Suffolk County, Massachusetts Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
75+5,202
65 to 744,632
35 to 544,169
55 to 643,880
18 to 342,775

Suffolk County, Massachusetts Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White15,6464.21%
Black3,8232.92%
Hispanic1,1560.95%
2 or More4981.49%
Asian3350.59%
Other2620.66%
Indian944.31%

Suffolk County, Massachusetts Veterans by Education

13.57%

Veteran Poverty Rate

31.55%

Veteran Disability Rate

Suffolk County, Massachusetts Employment Status

Suffolk County, Massachusetts Employment by Age

68.9%

Labor Force Participation

63.4%

Employment Rate

7.9%

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