Onset, Massachusetts Population 2024

1,603

Onset is a city located in Plymouth County Massachusetts. Onset has a 2024 population of 1,603. Onset is currently growing at a rate of 9.49% annually and its population has increased by 52.81% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,049 in 2020.

The average household income in Onset is $99,725 with a poverty rate of 20.97%. The median age in Onset is 53.7 years: 60.4 years for males, and 51.1 years for females.

Onset Demographics

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

  • White: 64.4%
  • Other race: 15.54%
  • Two or more races: 14.1%
  • Black or African American: 5.96%
  • Native American: 0%
  • Asian: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
1.1 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,486.70/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
52.81% (554)
The current population of Onset, Massachusetts is 1,603 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 1,049.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White85464.4%
Other race20615.54%
Two or more races18714.1%
Black or African American795.96%
Native American00%
Asian00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

White

Other race

Two or more races

Black or African American

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Onset Population by Race

Onset Population Pyramid 2024

Onset Median Age

53.7

Total

60.4

Male

51.1

Female

Onset Adults

There are 1,170 adults, (379 of whom are seniors) in Onset.

Onset Age Dependency

67.6

Age Dependency Ratio

47.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

19.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Onset Sex Ratio

Female67951.21%
Male64748.79%

Onset Population by Age

Onset Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All6791.9377.822.2
Non Family3511.275743
Married1672.141000
Female1613.151000
Male0000

2.49

Average Family Size

1.93

Average Household Size

77.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Onset Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade444.05%
Associates Degree18617.11%
Bachelors Degree17716.28%
Graduate Degree999.11%
High School Graduate40036.8%
Less Than 9th Grade484.42%
Some College13312.24%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Onset Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Onset Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White741726195
Other Race20616281
Black79460
2+ Races61610

The highest rate of high school graduation is among 2+ races people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among other race people with a rate of 39.32%.

Onset Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$0$0$0
Graduate Degree$91,158$0$0
High School Graduate$0$66,196$0
Less Than 9th Grade$0$0$0
Overall$68,949$67,727$90,790
Some College$84,977$0$0

$68,949

Average Earnings

$67,727

Average Male

$90,790

Average Female

Onset Earnings by Educational Attainment

Onset Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Onset Language

86.19% of Onset residents speak only English, while 13.81% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 13.81% of the population.

Onset Language

Onset Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White85420824.36%
Other2063717.96%
Black793341.77%

20.97%

Overall Poverty Rate

18.39%

Male Poverty Rate

23.42%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Onset

The race most likely to be in poverty in Onset is Black, with 41.77% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Onset is Other, with 17.96% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0%. Among those working part-time, it was 35.69%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 35.51%.

Onset Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade52.17%
High School36.75%
Some College0%
Bachelors or Greater0%

Onset Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Employed35.49%
Male Employed0%
Male Unemployed0%
Female Unemployed0%

Onset Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Onset Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$163,864$145,778
Households$72,017$99,725
Married Families$164,233$-999,999,999
Non Families$41,494$48,509

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Onset Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

30.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

32.5%

Male Marriage Rate

28.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Onset Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Onset 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 45-54.

Onset Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Onset Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

132

Number of Veterans

91

Male Veterans

41

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
World War II46
Vietnam45
Second Gulf War0
First Gulf War0
Korea0

Onset Veterans by War

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Age Group
Veterans
65 to 7486
75+46
18 to 340
35 to 540
55 to 640

Onset Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
Black4658.23%
White455.46%
Other Race4119.9%

Onset Veterans by Race

Onset Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

0%

Veteran Poverty Rate

0%

Veteran Disability Rate

Onset Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

63.8%

Labor Force Participation

45.6%

Employment Rate

28.6%

Unemployment Rate

Onset Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Onset Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Onset 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

87.71%

Born in Onset

97.89%

Native Born

2.11%

Foreign Born

0%

Non Citizen

2.11%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.89% of Onset residents were born in the United States, with 87.71% having been born in Massachusetts. 0% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Onset Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20241,6031399.49%
20231,46413810.41%
20221,32618816.52%
20211,138898.48%
20201,04929539.12%
2019754-70-8.5%
2018824101.23%
2017814-412-33.61%
20161,22616415.44%
20151,062-6-0.56%
20141,06816518.27%
2013903-274-23.28%
20121,17715114.72%
20111,026-547-34.77%
20101,57300%

Onset Population by Year