Norfolk County, Massachusetts Population 2020

Norfolk County, Massachusetts's estimated population is 713,530 with a growth rate of 0.57% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Norfolk County, Massachusetts is the 5th largest county in Massachusetts.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2020713,5304,0710.57%
2019709,4594,0710.58%
2018705,3884,0710.58%
2017701,3173,9640.57%
2016697,3532,5660.37%
2015694,7872,3880.34%
2014692,3993,9590.58%
2013688,4405,5490.81%
2012682,8915,1590.76%
2011677,7324,6930.70%
2010673,03956,9529.24%
1990616,0879,5001.57%
1980606,5871,5360.25%
1970605,05194,79518.58%
1960510,256117,94830.07%
1950392,30867,12820.64%
1940325,18025,7548.60%
1930299,42680,34536.67%
1920219,08131,57516.84%
1910187,50635,96723.73%
1900151,53932,58927.40%
1890118,95022,44323.26%
188096,5077,0647.90%
187089,443-20,507-18.65%
1860109,95031,05839.37%
185078,89225,75248.46%
184053,14011,16826.61%
183041,9725,50115.08%
182036,4715,22616.73%
181031,2454,02914.80%
180027,2160.00%
2020 Growth Rate
0.57%
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Founded
1793
County Seat

Norfolk County, Massachusetts Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White547,59078.42%
Asian75,06010.75%
Black or African American47,5816.81%
Two or More Races16,3462.34%
Some Other Race10,5441.51%
American Indian and Alaska Native8800.13%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander2480.04%

Norfolk County, Massachusetts Population Pyramid 2020

Norfolk County, Massachusetts Median Age

40.9


Total

39.6


Male

42.2


Female

Norfolk County, Massachusetts Adults

There are 549,343 adults, (113,400 of whom are seniors) in Norfolk County, Massachusetts.

Norfolk County, Massachusetts Age Dependency

60.2

Age Dependency Ratio

26

Old Age Dependency Ratio

34.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Norfolk County, Massachusetts Sex Ratio

Female

362,911

51.97%

Male

335,338

48.03%

Norfolk County, Massachusetts Households and Families

Norfolk County, Massachusetts Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Norfolk County, Massachusetts Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married84.9%15.1%
Male69.7%30.3%
All69.2%30.8%
Female58.8%41.2%
Non Family47.2%52.8%

69.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All263,5512.5869.2
Married140,6203.2984.9
Non Family89,1351.2947.2
Female25,2223.0158.8
Male8,5743.169.7

3.18

Average Family Size

2.58

Average Household Size

4.6%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.3%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Norfolk County, Massachusetts Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade12,8262.62%
9th to 12th Grade17,0773.50%
High School Graduate95,17119.48%
Some College68,16213.95%
Associates Degree36,6087.49%
Bachelors Degree139,58028.57%
Graduate Degree119,18824.39%

Norfolk County, Massachusetts Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White381,041365,480205,890
Asian52,26643,98830,718
Black30,45427,57310,834
Hispanic17,94415,6037,623
Other Race6,7335,4421,961
Multiple Races6,1225,5233,486
Native American618553192
Islander11511185

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 96.52%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among islander people with a rate of 73.91%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$59,925$70,733$50,852
Less Than High School$25,306$30,195$20,670
High School Grad$38,096$45,218$30,352
Some College$45,954$54,768$39,876
Bachelors Degree$68,789$82,725$56,378
Graduate Degree$88,458$110,437$73,128

$59,925

Average Earnings

$70,733

Average Male

$50,852

Average Female

Norfolk County, Massachusetts Language

Norfolk County, Massachusetts Language by Age

Norfolk County, Massachusetts Language

78.33% of Norfolk County, Massachusetts residents speak only English, while 21.67% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 8.87% of the population.

Norfolk County, Massachusetts Poverty

Norfolk County, Massachusetts Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White517,33126,5345.13%
Asian73,3716,9729.50%
Black45,2725,58212.33%
Hispanic28,4813,81813.41%
Other9,8041,51715.47%
Multiple15,6141,3168.43%
Native809465.69%
Islander21741.84%

6.47%

Overall Poverty Rate

5.50%

Male Poverty Rate

7.37%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Norfolk County, Massachusetts

The race most likely to be in poverty in Norfolk County, Massachusetts is Other, with 15.47% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Norfolk County, Massachusetts is Islander, with 1.84% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.66%. Among those working part-time, it was 8.06%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 14.99%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School17.89%
High School8.88%
Some College6.47%
Bachelors or Greater3.25%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed21.16%
Male Unemployed15.94%
Female Employed3.15%
Male Employed2.12%

Norfolk County, Massachusetts Income

Norfolk County, Massachusetts Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$99,511$136,001
Families$125,259$165,561
Married Families$141,376$184,488
Non Families$53,306$74,776

Norfolk County, Massachusetts Marital Status

Norfolk County, Massachusetts Marital Status

Marriage Rates

52.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

55.7%

Male Marriage Rate

49.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Norfolk County, Massachusetts Married by Age and Sex

Norfolk County, Massachusetts 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 35-44.

Norfolk County, Massachusetts Marital Status by Race

Norfolk County, Massachusetts Veterans

30,450

Number of Veterans

28,785

Male Veterans

1,665

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam10,332
Second Gulf War4,087
Korea3,977
First Gulf War3,378
World War II2,399
Age Group Veterans
75+10,421
65 to 747,953
35 to 545,365
55 to 644,374
18 to 342,337
Name Veterans % of Total
White27,4826.27%
Black1,6214.51%
Hispanic9604.44%
Asian6011.02%
Other3594.56%
2 or More3384.39%
Indian497.48%

$Norfolk County, Massachusetts Veterans by Education

3.86%

Veteran Poverty Rate

27.95%

Veteran Disability Rate

Norfolk County, Massachusetts Employment Status

69%

Labor Force Participation

65.5%

Employment Rate

5%

Unemployment Rate

Norfolk 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

61.39%

Born in Massachusetts

82.31%

Native Born

17.69%

Foreign Born

7.05%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

82.31% of Norfolk County, Massachusetts residents were born in the United States, with 61.39% having been born in Massachusetts. 7.05% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

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