Middlesex County, Massachusetts Population 2020

Middlesex County, Massachusetts's estimated population is 1,604,994 with a growth rate of 0.61% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Middlesex County, Massachusetts is the largest county in Massachusetts.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
20181,614,7149,7200.61%
20171,604,9949,7560.61%
20161,595,2389,4630.60%
20151,585,77510,5380.67%
20141,575,23714,8900.95%
20131,560,34717,4421.13%
20121,542,90518,1591.19%
20111,524,74617,0531.13%
20101,507,693109,2257.81%
19901,398,46831,4342.30%
19801,367,034-30,234-2.16%
19701,397,268158,52612.80%
19601,238,742174,17316.36%
19501,064,56993,1799.59%
1940971,39036,4663.90%
1930934,924156,57220.12%
1920778,352108,43716.19%
1910669,915104,21918.42%
1900565,696134,52931.20%
1890431,167113,33735.66%
1880317,83043,47715.85%
1870274,35357,99926.81%
1860216,35454,97134.06%
1850161,38354,77251.38%
1840106,61128,65036.75%
183077,96116,48926.82%
182061,4728,68316.45%
181052,7895,86112.49%
180046,9284,1919.81%
179042,7370.00%

How Many People Live in Middlesex County, Massachusetts?

1,604,994

Middlesex County, Massachusetts Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White1,233,27177.31%
Asian186,12311.67%
Black or African American84,0215.27%
Two or More Races45,8812.88%
Some Other Race42,3352.65%
American Indian and Alaska Native2,9580.19%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander6030.04%

Middlesex County, Massachusetts Population Pyramid 2020

Middlesex County, Massachusetts Median Age

38.5


Total

37


Male

39.9


Female

Middlesex County, Massachusetts Adults

There are 1,273,978 adults, (234,069 of whom are seniors) in Middlesex County, Massachusetts.

Middlesex County, Massachusetts Age Dependency

53.4

Age Dependency Ratio

22.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

30.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Middlesex County, Massachusetts Sex Ratio

Female

815,526

51.12%

Male

779,666

48.88%

Middlesex County, Massachusetts Households and Families

Middlesex County, Massachusetts Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Middlesex County, Massachusetts Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married79.4%20.6%
All62.4%37.6%
Male52.9%47.1%
Female49.7%50.3%
Non Family42.1%57.9%

62.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All600,0322.5662.4
Married308,4523.2279.4
Non Family212,2511.3942.1
Female57,0393.1149.7
Male22,2903.1852.9

3.13

Average Family Size

2.56

Average Household Size

5.6%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.4%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Middlesex County, Massachusetts Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade38,4843.45%
9th to 12th Grade38,2813.43%
High School Graduate218,28719.55%
Some College139,35712.48%
Associates Degree65,8545.90%
Bachelors Degree303,61127.19%
Graduate Degree312,56828.00%

Middlesex County, Massachusetts Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White846,377807,539479,814
Asian126,264112,60087,226
Hispanic71,29854,72122,282
Black52,96246,43417,559
Other Race26,73719,5345,181
Multiple Races19,36817,5079,998
Native American1,7351,626522
Islander418395102

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 95.41%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 69.08%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$58,185$69,132$48,884
Less Than High School$26,053$31,074$20,699
High School Grad$36,810$43,608$27,702
Some College$43,163$52,728$37,004
Bachelors Degree$66,098$81,459$54,111
Graduate Degree$85,517$106,324$71,629

$58,185

Average Earnings

$69,132

Average Male

$48,884

Average Female

Middlesex County, Massachusetts Language

Middlesex County, Massachusetts Language by Age

Middlesex County, Massachusetts Language

73.63% of Middlesex County, Massachusetts residents speak only English, while 26.37% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 11.48% of the population.

Middlesex County, Massachusetts Poverty

Middlesex County, Massachusetts Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White1,122,19862,9795.61%
Hispanic119,12323,64119.85%
Asian178,08319,16610.76%
Black79,37813,26616.71%
Other39,7357,45218.75%
Multiple43,2544,34310.04%
Native2,86980027.88%
Islander5686311.09%

7.93%

Overall Poverty Rate

7.16%

Male Poverty Rate

8.66%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Middlesex County, Massachusetts

The race most likely to be in poverty in Middlesex County, Massachusetts is Native, with 27.88% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Middlesex County, Massachusetts is White, with 5.61% 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 9.99%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 18.09%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School20.73%
High School10.61%
Some College7.21%
Bachelors or Greater3.75%

Middlesex County, Massachusetts Income

Middlesex County, Massachusetts Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$97,012$128,969
Families$121,813$155,164
Married Families$139,939$174,653
Non Families$55,967$77,274

Middlesex County, Massachusetts Marital Status

Middlesex County, Massachusetts Marital Status

Marriage Rates

50.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

51.6%

Male Marriage Rate

48.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Middlesex County, Massachusetts Married by Age and Sex

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

Middlesex County, Massachusetts Veterans

59,816

Number of Veterans

55,933

Male Veterans

3,883

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam20,180
Second Gulf War8,600
Korea8,168
First Gulf War7,560
World War II4,561
Name Veterans % of Total
White55,1915.51%
Black2,0113.19%
Hispanic1,6661.90%
Asian1,1830.80%
2 or More9023.54%
Other4161.30%
Indian823.79%
Hawaiian316.22%

$Middlesex County, Massachusetts Veterans by Education

5.77%

Veteran Poverty Rate

28.17%

Veteran Disability Rate

Middlesex County, Massachusetts Employment Status

69.8%

Labor Force Participation

66.8%

Employment Rate

4.2%

Unemployment Rate

Middlesex County, Massachusetts Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

54.75%

Born in Massachusetts

78.96%

Native Born

21.04%

Foreign Born

10.68%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

78.96% of Middlesex County, Massachusetts residents were born in the United States, with 54.75% having been born in Massachusetts. 10.68% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

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