Wellesley, Massachusetts Population 2020

29,201
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Wellesley is a city located in Massachusetts. Wellesley has a 2020 population of 29,201. Wellesley is currently declining at a rate of 0.00% annually and its population has increased by 4.36% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 27,982 in 2010. Wellesley reached it's highest population of 29,201 in 2018.

The average household income in Wellesley is $277,508 with a poverty rate of 4.09%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,796 per month, and the median house value is $1.09 Mn. The median age in Wellesley is 35.6 years, 41.1 years for males, and 30 years for females. For every 100 females there are 77.9 males.

Wellesley Demographics

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

  • White: 81.10%
  • Asian: 11.94%
  • Two or more races: 3.04%
  • Black or African American: 2.99%
  • Other race: 0.76%
  • Native American: 0.10%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.07%
The current population of Wellesley, Massachusetts is 29,201, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 29,201.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 27,982.

Wellesley, Massachusetts Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White23,68281.10%
Asian3,48611.94%
Two or More Races8873.04%
Black or African American8742.99%
Some Other Race2230.76%
American Indian and Alaska Native290.10%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander200.07%
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Wellesley Population Pyramid 2020

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Wellesley Median Age

35.6


Total

41.1


Male

30


Female

Wellesley Adults

There are 21,624 adults, (4,307 of whom are seniors) in Wellesley.

Wellesley Age Dependency

68.6

Age Dependency Ratio

24.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

43.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Wellesley Sex Ratio

Female

16,416

56.22%

Male

12,785

43.78%

Wellesley Households and Families

Wellesley Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Wellesley Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married91.4%8.6%
All82.1%17.9%
Male64.7%35.3%
Non Family59.9%40.1%
Female59.3%40.7%

82.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All8,6542.8482.1
Married6,0643.3691.4
Non Family1,8421.1759.9
Female5582.8659.3
Male1902.6564.7

3.28

Average Family Size

2.84

Average Household Size

0.9%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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Wellesley Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1430.88%
9th to 12th Grade1641.01%
High School Graduate9485.84%
Some College9735.99%
Associates Degree4692.89%
Bachelors Degree5,65434.82%
Graduate Degree7,88848.57%
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Wellesley Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White13,61413,44511,366
Asian1,6281,5711,436
Hispanic556534434
Black21114691
Multiple Races183183166
Other Race919157
Native American292929

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 native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$107,639$153,145$73,066
Less Than High School$10,000$10,694$
High School Grad$46,250$$55,042
Some College$52,135$68,000$41,550
Bachelors Degree$93,333$152,102$51,172
Graduate Degree$134,771$180,760$95,036

$107,639

Average Earnings

$153,145

Average Male

$73,066

Average Female

Wellesley Language

Wellesley Language by Age

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Wellesley Language

80.72% of Wellesley residents speak only English, while 19.28% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 8.42% of the population.

Wellesley Poverty

Wellesley Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White20,1376012.98%
Black45927559.91%
Hispanic93817218.34%
Multiple691415.93%
Other1532616.99%
Asian2,442160.66%

4.09%

Overall Poverty Rate

3.26%

Male Poverty Rate

4.88%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Wellesley

The race most likely to be in poverty in Wellesley is Black, with 59.91% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Wellesley is Asian, with 0.66% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.28%. Among those working part-time, it was 4.34%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 8.23%.

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School29.61%
Some College9.21%
High School4.79%
Bachelors or Greater2.76%
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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed24.66%
Male Unemployed6.97%
Female Employed2.35%
Male Employed0.52%

Wellesley Income

Wellesley Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$188,908$277,508
Families$236,167$322,185
Married Families$250,000-
Non Families$71,333$111,855
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Wellesley Marital Status

Wellesley Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

54.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

65.0%

Male Marriage Rate

47.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Wellesley Married by Age and Sex

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Wellesley Marriage

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

Wellesley Marital Status by Race

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Wellesley Veterans

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844

Number of Veterans

800

Male Veterans

44

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam315
Korea187
Second Gulf War80
World War II74
First Gulf War39
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Age Group Veterans
75+473
65 to 74205
35 to 5481
18 to 3455
55 to 6430
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Name Veterans % of Total
White8094.58%
Asian190.71%
Black162.44%
Hispanic131.22%

Wellesley Veterans by Education

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2.64%

Veteran Poverty Rate

23.38%

Veteran Disability Rate

Wellesley Employment Status

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59.7%

Labor Force Participation

56.5%

Employment Rate

5.3%

Unemployment Rate

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Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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44.26%

Born in Massachusetts

84.12%

Native Born

15.88%

Foreign Born

7.60%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

84.12% of Wellesley residents were born in the United States, with 44.26% having been born in Massachusetts. 7.60% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202029,2010.00%
201929,2010.00%
201829,2011970.68%
201729,004950.33%
201628,909770.27%
201528,832-26-0.09%
201428,8583541.24%
201328,5043161.12%
201228,1883701.33%
201127,818-164-0.59%
201027,9820.00%