Northbridge, Massachusetts Population 2024

16,425

Northbridge is a city located in Worcester County Massachusetts. Northbridge has a 2024 population of 16,425. Northbridge is currently growing at a rate of 0.27% annually and its population has increased by 0.69% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 16,313 in 2020.

The average household income in Northbridge is $119,853 with a poverty rate of 6.71%. The median age in Northbridge is 43.3 years: 43.5 years for males, and 43.1 years for females.

Northbridge Demographics

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

  • White: 90.84%
  • Two or more races: 4.97%
  • Other race: 2.11%
  • Asian: 1.08%
  • Black or African American: 0.93%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.07%
  • Native American: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
17.3 sq mi
Density (mi²)
951.30/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
0.69% (112)
The current population of Northbridge, Massachusetts is 16,425 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 16,313.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White14,80990.84%
Two or more races8114.97%
Other race3442.11%
Asian1761.08%
Black or African American1510.93%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander120.07%
Native American00%

White

Two or more races

Other race

Asian

Black or African American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Native American

Northbridge Population by Race

Northbridge Population Pyramid 2024

Northbridge Median Age

43.3

Total

43.5

Male

43.1

Female

Northbridge Adults

There are 12,730 adults, (2,611 of whom are seniors) in Northbridge.

Northbridge Age Dependency

61.1

Age Dependency Ratio

25.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

35.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Northbridge Sex Ratio

Female8,43751.75%
Male7,86648.25%

Northbridge Population by Age

Northbridge Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All6,4662.4868.931.1
Married3,3203.0987.112.9
Non Family1,9711.2852.647.4
Female6802.8944.355.7
Male4952.5745.554.5

2.96

Average Family Size

2.48

Average Household Size

68.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Northbridge Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade7616.66%
Associates Degree1,0138.86%
Bachelors Degree2,30320.15%
Graduate Degree1,55113.57%
High School Graduate3,25028.43%
Less Than 9th Grade1641.43%
Some College2,39020.91%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Northbridge Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Northbridge Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White10,4309,6523,508
Hispanic609545253
2+ Races405399237
Other Race1357116
Asian1105715
Black1009459
Islander12120

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among black people with a rate of 59%.

Northbridge Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$75,932$89,063$52,308
Graduate Degree$87,667$88,621$84,861
High School Graduate$43,077$55,750$32,730
Less Than 9th Grade$49,527$51,181$48,692
Overall$58,407$73,286$47,534
Some College$61,593$78,228$50,611

$58,407

Average Earnings

$73,286

Average Male

$47,534

Average Female

Northbridge Earnings by Educational Attainment

Northbridge Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Northbridge Language

88.65% of Northbridge residents speak only English, while 11.35% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 7.64% of the population.

Northbridge Language

Northbridge Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White14,0308666.17%
Hispanic1,35820915.39%
Multiple80516220.12%
Asian17642.27%
Other34310.29%

6.71%

Overall Poverty Rate

3.32%

Male Poverty Rate

9.88%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Northbridge

The race most likely to be in poverty in Northbridge is Multiple, with 20.12% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Northbridge is Other, with 0.29% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.38%. Among those working part-time, it was 10.66%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 11.08%.

Northbridge Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
High School8.46%
Less Than 9th Grade6.95%
Some College5.21%
Bachelors or Greater3.29%

Northbridge Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed49.4%
Female Employed5.96%
Male Unemployed3.41%
Male Employed0.75%

Northbridge Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Northbridge Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$126,387$139,036
Households$103,454$119,853
Married Families$153,885$-999,999,999
Non Families$51,782$72,943

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Northbridge Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

53.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

54.4%

Male Marriage Rate

52.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Northbridge Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Northbridge 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 55-64.

Northbridge Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Northbridge Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

923

Number of Veterans

861

Male Veterans

62

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam284
First Gulf War278
Second Gulf War206
Korea71
World War II13

Northbridge Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
35 to 54323
65 to 74256
75+219
55 to 6493
18 to 3432

Northbridge Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White9127.72%
2+ Races112.26%

Northbridge Veterans by Race

Northbridge Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

3.48%

Veteran Poverty Rate

23.88%

Veteran Disability Rate

Northbridge Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

73.1%

Labor Force Participation

68.9%

Employment Rate

5.7%

Unemployment Rate

Northbridge Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Northbridge Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Northbridge Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

74.84%

Born in Northbridge

94.69%

Native Born

5.31%

Foreign Born

2.02%

Non Citizen

3.29%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

94.69% of Northbridge residents were born in the United States, with 74.84% having been born in Massachusetts. 2.02% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Northbridge Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202916,645440.27%
202816,601440.27%
202716,557440.27%
202616,513440.27%
202516,469440.27%
202416,425440.27%
202316,381440.27%
202216,337440.27%
202116,293-20-0.12%
202016,313-329-1.98%
201916,642-37-0.22%
201816,679510.31%
201716,6281380.84%
201616,490670.41%
201516,423950.58%
201416,328860.53%
201316,2421280.79%
201216,1142551.61%
201115,8591370.87%
201015,72200%

Northbridge Population by Year