Onset, Massachusetts Population 2024

1,326

Onset is a city located in Plymouth County Massachusetts. Onset has a 2024 population of 1,326. Onset is currently declining at a rate of annually and its population has increased by 26.41% 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 rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. 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:
  • Asian:
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
Land Area (mi²)
1.1 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,229.80/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
26.41% (277)
The current population of Onset, Massachusetts is 1,326 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 1,049.

Onset, Massachusetts Population 2024

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 American
Asian
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
showing: 7 rows

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
Male000
showing: 5 rows

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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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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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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$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%
showing: 3 rows

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 . 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 College
Bachelors or Greater
showing: 4 rows

Onset Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Employed35.49%
Male Employed
Male Unemployed
Female Unemployed
showing: 4 rows

Onset Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Onset Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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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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Onset Veterans by War

count

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Onset Veterans by Age

count

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Onset Veterans by Race

Onset Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

Veteran Poverty Rate

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

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. 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
20241,326
20231,326
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%
20101,573
showing: 15 rows

Onset Population by Year