Middlesex County, Massachusetts Population 2022

Middlesex County, Massachusetts's estimated population is 1,621,390 with a growth rate of 0.20% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Middlesex County, Massachusetts is the 2nd largest county in Massachusetts. The 2010 Population was 1,507,680 and has seen a growth of 7.54% since this time.

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
179042,7370.00%
180046,9284,1919.81%
181052,7895,86112.49%
182061,4728,68316.45%
183077,96116,48926.82%
1840106,61128,65036.75%
1850161,38354,77251.38%
1860216,35454,97134.06%
1870274,35357,99926.81%
1880317,83043,47715.85%
1890431,167113,33735.66%
1900565,696134,52931.20%
1910669,915104,21918.42%
1920778,352108,43716.19%
1930934,924156,57220.12%
1940971,39036,4663.90%
19501,064,57093,1809.59%
19601,238,740174,17016.36%
19701,397,270158,53012.80%
19801,367,030-30,240-2.16%
19901,398,47031,4402.30%
20101,507,680109,2107.81%
20111,524,85017,1701.14%
20121,542,87018,0201.18%
20131,560,20017,3301.12%
20141,574,99014,7900.95%
20151,585,43010,4400.66%
20161,594,6609,2300.58%
20171,603,9409,2800.58%
20181,608,4704,5300.28%
20191,611,7003,2300.20%
20201,614,9303,2300.20%
20211,618,1603,2300.20%
20221,621,3903,2300.20%
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Middlesex County, Massachusetts Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White1,208,23775.24%
Black or African American84,6305.27%
American Indian and Alaska Native3,2230.20%
Asian199,16112.40%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander8110.05%
Some Other Race45,9992.86%
Two or More Races63,8383.98%
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Middlesex County, Massachusetts Population by Race

Middlesex County, Massachusetts Population Pyramid 2022

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Middlesex County, Massachusetts Median Age

38.5


Total

37.2


Male

39.8


Female

Middlesex County, Massachusetts Adults

There are 1,287,958 adults, (245,533 of whom are seniors) in Middlesex County, Massachusetts.

Middlesex County, Massachusetts Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

23.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

30.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Middlesex County, Massachusetts Sex Ratio

Female

819,338

51.02%

Male

786,561

48.98%

Middlesex County, Massachusetts Population by Age

Middlesex County, Massachusetts Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Middlesex County, Massachusetts Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married79.8%20.2%
All62.1%37.9%
Male53%47%
Female49.5%50.5%
Non Family41.2%58.8%

62.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Middlesex County, Massachusetts Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All611,8502.5362.1
Married312,3853.279.8
Male23,1163.0353
Female57,335349.5
Non Family219,0141.3941.2

3.1

Average Family Size

2.53

Average Household Size

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Middlesex County, Massachusetts Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade36,0333.19%
9th to 12th Grade35,6703.16%
High School Graduate209,18118.51%
Some College137,48912.17%
Associates Degree66,7675.91%
Bachelors Degree317,75228.12%
Graduate Degree326,95728.94%
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Middlesex County, Massachusetts Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Middlesex County, Massachusetts Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Asian136,796123,17296,363
White840,094805,928491,840
2+ Races28,67325,72215,100
Black54,21448,73319,564
Hispanic75,05258,36224,062
Islander471449120
Other Race29,19621,0525,886
Native American1,9131,588354

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 95.93%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 70.44%.

Middlesex County, Massachusetts Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$62,695$74,372$52,311
Less Than 9th Grade$28,702$34,269$22,036
High School Graduate$39,928$47,317$30,463
Some College$46,335$54,362$39,895
Bachelors Degree$71,741$85,135$58,258
Graduate Degree$92,609$115,389$76,090

$62,695

Average Earnings

$74,372

Average Male

$52,311

Average Female

Middlesex County, Massachusetts Earnings by Educational Attainment

Middlesex County, Massachusetts Language by Age

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Middlesex County, Massachusetts Language

73.38% of Middlesex County, Massachusetts residents speak only English, while 26.62% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 11.66% of the population.

Middlesex County, Massachusetts Language

Middlesex County, Massachusetts Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Native3,13984326.86%
Hispanic123,34521,36017.32%
Black79,98511,68114.60%
Islander72810614.56%
Asian191,16017,9159.37%
White1,105,71557,9685.24%
Other6,418NaN%
Multiple61,1875,3048.67%

7.25%

Overall Poverty Rate

6.64%

Male Poverty Rate

7.83%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Middlesex County, Massachusetts

The race most likely to be in poverty in Middlesex County, Massachusetts is Native, with 26.86% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Middlesex County, Massachusetts is Multiple, with 8.67% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.92%. Among those working part-time, it was 9.10%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 17.12%.

Middlesex County, Massachusetts Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade18.44%
High School10.55%
Some College7.07%
Bachelors or Greater3.48%

Middlesex County, Massachusetts Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed2.42%
Male Unemployed15.19%
Female Employed3.82%
Female Unemployed16.82%

Middlesex County, Massachusetts Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Middlesex County, Massachusetts Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$106,202$140,978
Families$132,362$169,058
Married Families$151,390$189,999
Non Families$62,848$86,112
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Income by Household Type

Middlesex County, Massachusetts Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

50.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

51.6%

Male Marriage Rate

48.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Middlesex County, Massachusetts Married by Age and Sex

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Middlesex County, Massachusetts Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Middlesex County, Massachusetts Marital Status by Race

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Middlesex County, Massachusetts Marital Status

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54,833

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War9,336
First Gulf War7,700
Vietnam18,032
Korea7,225
World War II3,007

Middlesex County, Massachusetts Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 344,216
35 to 5410,292
55 to 647,843
65 to 7413,488
75+18,994

Middlesex County, Massachusetts Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White49,7305.02%
Black2,0423.17%
Native American803.39%
Asian1,3880.87%
Islander233.35%
Other Race4631.34%
2+ Races1,1073.05%
Hispanic1,6911.85%

Middlesex County, Massachusetts Veterans by Race

Middlesex County, Massachusetts Veterans by Education

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5.52%

Veteran Poverty Rate

29.71%

Veteran Disability Rate

Middlesex County, Massachusetts Veterans by Education

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70.1%

Labor Force Participation

67%

Employment Rate

4.2%

Unemployment Rate

Middlesex County, Massachusetts Employment by Age

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Middlesex County, Massachusetts Employment by Race

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Middlesex County, Massachusetts Employment by Education

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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54.07%

Born in Middlesex County, Massachusetts

78.75%

Native Born

21.25%

Foreign Born

10.59%

Non Citizen

10.66%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

78.75% of Middlesex County, Massachusetts residents were born in the United States, with 54.07% having been born in Massachusetts. 10.59% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Middlesex County, Massachusetts Place of Birth

  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990

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