Chelsea, Massachusetts Population 2020

40,250

Chelsea is a city located in Massachusetts. With a 2020 population of 40,250, it is the 36th largest city in Massachusetts and the 976th largest city in the United States. Chelsea is currently growing at a rate of 0.11% annually and its population has increased by 14.42% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 35,177 in 2010. Chelsea reached it's highest population of 45,816 in 1930. Spanning over 2 miles, Chelsea has a population density of 18,169 people per square mile.

The average household income in Chelsea is $68,101 with a poverty rate of 18.76%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,361 per month, and the median house value is $323,400. The median age in Chelsea is 33.2 years, 33.1 years for males, and 33.4 years for females. For every 100 females there are 104.3 males.

Chelsea Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Chelsea was:

  • White: 50.76%
  • Two or more races: 31.00%
  • Other race: 8.04%
  • Black or African American: 6.89%
  • Asian: 3.21%
  • Native American: 0.10%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Chelsea, Massachusetts is 40,250, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 40,160.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 35,177.

Chelsea, Massachusetts Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White20,22750.76%
Two or More Races12,35331.00%
Some Other Race3,2068.04%
Black or African American2,7476.89%
Asian1,2783.21%
American Indian and Alaska Native410.10%

Chelsea Population Pyramid 2020

Chelsea Median Age

33.2


Total

33.1


Male

33.4


Female

Chelsea Adults

There are 29,539 adults, (3,537 of whom are seniors) in Chelsea.

Chelsea Age Dependency

53.3

Age Dependency Ratio

13.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

39.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Chelsea Sex Ratio

Female

19,508

48.95%

Male

20,344

51.05%

Chelsea Households and Families

Chelsea Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Chelsea Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married45.3%54.7%
All26.1%73.9%
Non Family18.8%81.2%
Male16.8%83.2%
Female14.7%85.3%

26.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All13,1512.9726.1
Non Family5,1001.3318.8
Married4,1393.8945.3
Female2,6603.9214.7
Male1,2524.6316.8

3.7

Average Family Size

2.97

Average Household Size

9.2%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.6%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Chelsea Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade5,45420.76%
9th to 12th Grade2,4849.45%
High School Graduate8,78333.43%
Some College3,83414.59%
Associates Degree1,1274.29%
Bachelors Degree2,91611.10%
Graduate Degree1,6746.37%

Chelsea Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
Hispanic15,7669,2641,288
White7,4496,5862,432
Multiple Races6,8593,909435
Other Race2,2491,314205
Black1,9941,685465
Asian879598334
Native American4141

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 38.00%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$32,054$36,170$27,784
Less Than High School$22,708$26,348$18,310
High School Grad$29,829$33,793$25,504
Some College$35,899$40,681$30,963
Bachelors Degree$52,314$59,954$47,941
Graduate Degree$68,083$65,303$75,199

$32,054

Average Earnings

$36,170

Average Male

$27,784

Average Female

Chelsea Language

Chelsea Language by Age

Chelsea Language

29.70% of Chelsea residents speak only English, while 70.30% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 60.28% of the population.

Chelsea Poverty

Chelsea Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic26,5965,35020.12%
Multiple12,3433,03324.57%
White8,2561,20214.56%
Other3,18855217.31%
Black2,70547517.56%
Asian1,27427621.66%

18.76%

Overall Poverty Rate

15.86%

Male Poverty Rate

21.81%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Chelsea

The race most likely to be in poverty in Chelsea is Multiple, with 24.57% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Chelsea is White, with 14.56% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.49%. Among those working part-time, it was 22.63%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 34.39%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School26.54%
High School15.78%
Some College11.47%
Bachelors or Greater5.76%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed40.03%
Male Unemployed17.94%
Female Employed11.99%
Male Employed6.09%

Chelsea Income

Chelsea Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$53,280$68,101
Families$57,216$72,005
Married Families$66,064-
Non Families$30,648$49,592

Chelsea Marital Status

Chelsea Marital Status

Marriage Rates

34.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

35.6%

Male Marriage Rate

32.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Chelsea Married by Age and Sex

Chelsea Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Chelsea Marital Status by Race

Chelsea Veterans

585

Number of Veterans

557

Male Veterans

28

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam244
Second Gulf War128
Korea72
First Gulf War52
World War II38
Age Group Veterans
75+171
65 to 74155
18 to 34114
35 to 5495
55 to 6450
Name Veterans % of Total
White5053.20%
Hispanic1080.59%
Black492.21%
Other311.25%

$Chelsea Veterans by Education

17.33%

Veteran Poverty Rate

31.59%

Veteran Disability Rate

Chelsea Employment Status

71.1%

Labor Force Participation

67.4%

Employment Rate

5.2%

Unemployment Rate

Chelsea Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

40.83%

Born in Massachusetts

54.46%

Native Born

45.54%

Foreign Born

31.31%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

54.46% of Chelsea residents were born in the United States, with 40.83% having been born in Massachusetts. 31.31% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202040,250450.11%
201940,205450.11%
201840,160-173-0.43%
201740,333450.11%
201640,2885431.37%
201539,7451,0602.74%
201438,6851,0442.77%
201337,6417372.00%
201236,9047091.96%
201136,1958612.44%
201035,3342540.07%
200035,0806,3702.02%
199028,7103,2791.22%
198025,431-5,194-1.84%
197030,625-3,124-0.97%
196033,749-5,163-1.41%
195038,912-2,347-0.58%
194041,259-4,557-1.04%
193045,8162,6320.59%
192043,18410,7322.90%
191032,452-1,620-0.49%
190034,0726,1632.02%
189027,9096,1272.51%
188021,7823,2351.62%
187018,5475,1523.31%
186013,3956,6947.17%
18506,7010.00%