Norfolk County, Massachusetts Population 2021

Norfolk County, Massachusetts's estimated population is 713,865 with a growth rate of 0.50% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Norfolk County, Massachusetts is the null largest county in Massachusetts. The 2010 Population was 673,019 and has seen a growth of 6.07% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2021713,8653,5450.50%
2020710,3203,5450.50%
2019706,7753,5450.50%
2018703,2302,6310.38%
2017700,5993,5200.50%
2016697,0792,5770.37%
2015694,5022,2630.33%
2014692,2393,8940.57%
2013688,3455,4800.80%
2012682,8655,0830.75%
2011677,7824,7630.71%
2010673,01956,9329.24%
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%
2021 Growth Rate
0.50%
County Website
Founded
1793
County Seat
2010 Population
673,019
Growth Since 2010
6.07%
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Norfolk County, Massachusetts Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White543,39477.58%
Asian77,44611.06%
Black or African American49,7567.10%
Two or More Races17,0542.43%
Some Other Race11,5631.65%
American Indian and Alaska Native9500.14%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander2740.04%
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Norfolk County, Massachusetts Population By Race

Norfolk County, Massachusetts Population Pyramid 2021

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Norfolk County, Massachusetts Median Age

40.9


Total

39.5


Male

42.4


Female

Norfolk County, Massachusetts Adults

There are 552,309 adults, (115,968 of whom are seniors) in Norfolk County, Massachusetts.

Norfolk County, Massachusetts Age Dependency

60.5

Age Dependency Ratio

26.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

33.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Norfolk County, Massachusetts Sex Ratio

Mujer

363,635

51.92%

Masculino

336,802

48.08%

Norfolk County, Massachusetts Population by Age

Norfolk County, Massachusetts Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Norfolk County, Massachusetts Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married84.7%15.3%
All68.9%31.1%
Masculino66.7%33.3%
Mujer58.4%41.6%
Non Family46.9%53.1%

68.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Norfolk County, Massachusetts Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All265,3002.5768.9
Married142,5293.2784.7
Non Family89,3551.2946.9
Mujer24,685358.4
Masculino8,7313.0766.7

3.17

Average Family Size

2.57

Average Household Size

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Norfolk County, Massachusetts Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade12,8582.62%
9th to 12th Grade17,0073.46%
High School Graduate94,53219.24%
Some College67,28113.69%
Associates Degree36,3537.40%
Bachelors Degree140,56328.60%
Graduate Degree122,83425.00%
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Norfolk County, Massachusetts Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Norfolk County, Massachusetts Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White378,990364,293208,050
Asian54,28245,23731,295
Black31,95728,70711,428
Hispanic18,94016,9528,399
Other Race7,5616,0672,416
2+ Races6,4225,9243,801
Native American701599201
Islander15311986

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 96.12%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 59.19%.

Norfolk County, Massachusetts Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Masculino Mujer
Overall$61,641$72,481$51,995
Less Than 9th Grade$26,312$31,206$20,979
High School Graduate$39,242$46,843$31,003
Some College$46,801$54,637$40,191
Bachelors Degree$70,797$84,850$57,863
Graduate Degree$91,103$113,903$76,063

$61,641

Average Earnings

$72,481

Average Male

$51,995

Average Female

Norfolk County, Massachusetts Earnings by Educational Attainment

Norfolk County, Massachusetts Language by Age

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Norfolk County, Massachusetts Language

77.79% of Norfolk County, Massachusetts residents speak only English, while 22.21% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 9.16% of the population.

Norfolk County, Massachusetts Language

Norfolk County, Massachusetts Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White513,00425,8985.05%
Asian75,6357,3379.70%
Black47,4935,37011.31%
Hispanic29,9003,36511.25%
Other10,8041,42913.23%
Multiple16,3791,3798.42%
Native886768.58%
Islander24372.88%

6.32%

Overall Poverty Rate

5.49%

Male Poverty Rate

7.09%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Norfolk County, Massachusetts

The race most likely to be in poverty in Norfolk County, Massachusetts is Other, with 13.23% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Norfolk County, Massachusetts is Islander, with 2.88% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.73%. Among those working part-time, it was 8.01%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 14.79%.

Norfolk County, Massachusetts Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade17.63%
High School8.74%
Some College6.61%
Bachelors or Greater3.31%

Norfolk County, Massachusetts Poverty Rate by Education

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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed16.98%
Male Unemployed15.87%
Female Employed3.16%
Male Employed2.18%

Norfolk County, Massachusetts Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Norfolk County, Massachusetts Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$103,291$140,508
Families$129,076$170,893
Married Families$145,568$189,858
Non Families$54,874$77,005
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Income by Household Type

Norfolk County, Massachusetts Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

52.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

56.0%

Male Marriage Rate

49.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Norfolk County, Massachusetts Married by Age and Sex

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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

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Norfolk County, Massachusetts Marital Status

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29,136

Number of Veterans

27,342

Male Veterans

1,794

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam10,063
Second Gulf War3,967
Korea3,599
First Gulf War3,494
World War II1,856

Norfolk County, Massachusetts Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+9,959
65 to 747,337
35 to 545,181
55 to 644,636
18 to 342,023

Norfolk County, Massachusetts Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White26,2806.03%
Black1,4073.76%
Hispanic8293.65%
Asian6701.10%
Other Race3604.05%
2+ Races3564.28%
Native American638.53%

Norfolk County, Massachusetts Veterans by Race

Norfolk County, Massachusetts Veterans by Education

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4.17%

Veteran Poverty Rate

27.82%

Veteran Disability Rate

Norfolk County, Massachusetts Veterans by Education

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68.9%

Labor Force Participation

65.9%

Employment Rate

4.2%

Unemployment Rate

Norfolk County, Massachusetts Employment by Age

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Norfolk County, Massachusetts Employment by Race

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Norfolk 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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60.50%

Born in Norfolk County, Massachusetts

81.61%

Native Born

18.39%

Foreign Born

7.47%

Non Citizen

10.92%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

81.61% of Norfolk County, Massachusetts residents were born in the United States, with 60.50% having been born in Massachusetts. 7.47% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Norfolk 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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