Ware, Massachusetts Population 2024

6,081

Ware is a city located in Hampden County, Hampshire County, and Worcester County Massachusetts. Ware has a 2024 population of 6,081. Ware is currently declining at a rate of -1.39% annually but its population has increased by 1.72% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 5,978 in 2020.

The average household income in Ware is $62,055 with a poverty rate of 15.4%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Ware is 38.6 years, 38.3 years for males, and 38.8 years for females.

Ware Demographics

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

  • White: 88.81%
  • Black or African American: 4.72%
  • Two or more races: 4.27%
  • Other race: 2.19%
  • Asian: 0.02%
  • Native American: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
6.2 sq mi
Density (mi²)
977.60/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
1.72% (103)
The current population of Ware, Massachusetts is 6,081 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 5,978.

Ware, Massachusetts Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White5,55388.81%
Black or African American2954.72%
Two or more races2674.27%
Other race1372.19%
Asian10.02%
Native American00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Other race

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Ware Population by Race

Ware Population Pyramid 2024

Ware Median Age

38.6

Total

38.3

Male

38.8

Female

Ware Adults

There are 4,583 adults, (942 of whom are seniors) in Ware.

Ware Age Dependency

71.7

Age Dependency Ratio

25.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

45.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Ware Sex Ratio

Female3,35753.69%
Male2,89646.31%

Ware Population by Age

Ware Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All2,8802.1752.147.9
Non Family1,3261.2143.956.1
Married7962.8275.624.4
Female6162.9943.856.2
Male1423.9333.166.9

2.93

Average Family Size

2.17

Average Household Size

52.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Ware Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1814.45%
9th to 12th Grade3057.5%
High School Graduate1,72942.53%
Some College72417.81%
Associates Degree3628.91%
Bachelors Degree62915.47%
Graduate Degree1353.32%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Ware Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Ware Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White3,6603,262746
Hispanic20816412
Black1811370
2+ Races13612417
Other Race38240
Asian111

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 100%.

Ware Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Overall$42,450$50,264$32,259
Less Than 9th Grade$41,719$64,453$35,208
High School Graduate$38,125$48,922$27,411
Some College$43,571$50,446$32,798
Bachelors Degree$45,294$42,019$0
Graduate Degree$48,269$0$44,427

$42,450

Average Earnings

$50,264

Average Male

$32,259

Average Female

Ware Earnings by Educational Attainment

Ware Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Ware Language

88.97% of Ware residents speak only English, while 11.03% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 6.12% of the population.

Ware Language

Ware Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White5,44956210.31%
Black29522174.92%
Hispanic29510435.25%
Multiple2678632.21%
Other762228.95%

15.4%

Overall Poverty Rate

12.24%

Male Poverty Rate

18.14%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Ware

The race most likely to be in poverty in Ware is Black, with 74.92% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Ware is White, with 10.31% 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 7.11%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 29.69%.

Ware Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade27.16%
Some College24.22%
High School13.42%
Bachelors or Greater4.06%

Ware Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed36.1%
Female Unemployed13.64%
Female Employed2.41%
Male Employed1.74%

Ware Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Ware Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Households$44,107$62,055
Families$68,777$75,431
Married Families$76,995$-999,999,999
Non Families$28,405$43,945

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Ware Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

33.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

38.3%

Male Marriage Rate

29.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Ware Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Ware Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Ware Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Ware Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

297

Number of Veterans

249

Male Veterans

48

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
First Gulf War66
Vietnam42
Second Gulf War25
Korea20
World War II0

Ware Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
55 to 64139
75+59
35 to 5454
65 to 7426
18 to 3419

Ware Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White2676.41%
Black3016.57%

Ware Veterans by Race

Ware Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

12.79%

Veteran Poverty Rate

41.08%

Veteran Disability Rate

Ware Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

62.4%

Labor Force Participation

54.7%

Employment Rate

12.3%

Unemployment Rate

Ware Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Ware Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Ware 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

79.5%

Born in Ware

93.73%

Native Born

6.27%

Foreign Born

4.14%

Non Citizen

2.13%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

93.73% of Ware residents were born in the United States, with 79.5% having been born in Massachusetts. 4.14% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Ware Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20246,081-86-1.39%
20236,167-86-1.38%
20226,253-86-1.36%
20216,3393616.04%
20205,978901.53%
20195,888-19-0.32%
20185,9071502.61%
20175,757-14-0.24%
20165,771-1-0.02%
20155,772-44-0.76%
20145,816300.52%
20135,786-244-4.05%
20126,030270.45%
20116,003-167-2.71%
20106,17000%

Ware Population by Year