Suffolk County, Massachusetts Population 2020

Suffolk County, Massachusetts's estimated population is 818,846 with a growth rate of 0.71% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Suffolk County, Massachusetts is the 3rd largest county in Massachusetts.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2020818,8465,7970.71%
2019813,0495,7970.72%
2018807,2525,7970.72%
2017801,4558,1331.03%
2016793,32210,3601.32%
2015782,9629,1231.18%
2014773,83911,2121.47%
2013762,62711,4521.52%
2012751,17514,0491.91%
2011737,12611,3071.56%
2010725,81961,9139.33%
1990663,90613,7642.12%
1980650,142-85,048-11.57%
1970735,190-56,139-7.09%
1960791,329-105,286-11.74%
1950896,61533,3673.87%
1940863,248-16,288-1.85%
1930879,53644,0145.27%
1920835,522104,13414.24%
1910731,388119,97119.62%
1900611,417126,63726.12%
1890484,78096,85324.97%
1880387,927117,12543.25%
1870270,80278,10240.53%
1860192,70048,18333.34%
1850144,51748,74450.90%
184095,77333,61054.07%
183062,16318,22341.47%
182043,9409,55927.80%
181034,3816,36622.72%
180028,015-16,860-37.57%
179044,8750.00%
2020 Growth Rate
0.71%
County Website
Founded
May 10th, 1643
County Seat
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Suffolk County, Massachusetts Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White437,43155.25%
Black or African American177,74822.45%
Asian69,4358.77%
Some Other Race54,0716.83%
Two or More Races50,4676.37%
American Indian and Alaska Native2,3570.30%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander2570.03%
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Suffolk County, Massachusetts Population Pyramid 2020

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Suffolk County, Massachusetts Median Age

32.7


Total

32.1


Male

33.2


Female

Suffolk County, Massachusetts Adults

There are 657,597 adults, (91,123 of whom are seniors) in Suffolk County, Massachusetts.

Suffolk County, Massachusetts Age Dependency

39.8

Age Dependency Ratio

16.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

23.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Suffolk County, Massachusetts Sex Ratio

Female

408,936

51.65%

Male

382,830

48.35%

Suffolk County, Massachusetts Households and Families

Suffolk County, Massachusetts Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Suffolk County, Massachusetts Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married57.7%42.3%
All36.1%63.9%
Male34.8%65.2%
Non Family27%73%
Female25.3%74.7%

36.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All307,8702.4136.1
Non Family154,4611.527
Married90,1693.2857.7
Female48,2073.3725.3
Male15,0333.4834.8

3.19

Average Family Size

2.41

Average Household Size

6.7%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.7%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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Suffolk County, Massachusetts Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade45,6178.34%
9th to 12th Grade33,5596.14%
High School Graduate122,75022.45%
Some College74,33113.59%
Associates Degree25,7664.71%
Bachelors Degree135,27724.74%
Graduate Degree109,55020.03%
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Suffolk County, Massachusetts Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White271,472257,127171,018
Black115,95997,01025,098
Hispanic106,99672,07620,723
Asian47,30236,58323,963
Other Race33,31222,9725,427
Multiple Races28,34518,8186,802
Native American1,5921,246314
Islander1129041

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 94.72%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 63.00%.

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$46,673$50,852$42,353
Less Than High School$23,152$27,409$18,957
High School Grad$30,493$35,035$25,293
Some College$37,006$41,013$32,681
Bachelors Degree$61,564$68,004$54,802
Graduate Degree$73,842$84,530$67,198

$46,673

Average Earnings

$50,852

Average Male

$42,353

Average Female

Suffolk County, Massachusetts Language

Suffolk County, Massachusetts Language by Age

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Suffolk County, Massachusetts Language

59.92% of Suffolk County, Massachusetts residents speak only English, while 40.08% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 19.52% of the population.

Suffolk County, Massachusetts Poverty

Suffolk County, Massachusetts Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic174,42347,71127.35%
Black173,68740,44323.28%
White329,79339,04511.84%
Asian62,93618,45629.33%
Other52,31517,24332.96%
Multiple48,68811,59623.82%
Native2,29459325.85%
Islander232187.76%

19.35%

Overall Poverty Rate

17.18%

Male Poverty Rate

21.39%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Suffolk County, Massachusetts

The race most likely to be in poverty in Suffolk County, Massachusetts is Other, with 32.96% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Suffolk County, Massachusetts is Islander, with 7.76% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.04%. Among those working part-time, it was 24.24%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 37.90%.

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School30.84%
High School19.23%
Some College15.70%
Bachelors or Greater7.52%
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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed39.76%
Male Unemployed36.59%
Female Employed10.17%
Male Employed6.07%

Suffolk County, Massachusetts Income

Suffolk County, Massachusetts Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$64,582$97,859
Families$73,461$112,669
Married Families$109,312$151,320
Non Families$52,096$79,625
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Suffolk County, Massachusetts Marital Status

Suffolk County, Massachusetts Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

31.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

33.4%

Male Marriage Rate

29.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Suffolk County, Massachusetts Married by Age and Sex

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Suffolk County, Massachusetts Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Suffolk County, Massachusetts Marital Status by Race

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Suffolk County, Massachusetts Veterans

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19,788

Number of Veterans

18,449

Male Veterans

1,339

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam6,242
Second Gulf War4,509
First Gulf War2,619
Korea1,860
World War II941
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Age Group Veterans
75+4,908
65 to 744,476
35 to 544,154
55 to 643,259
18 to 342,991
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Name Veterans % of Total
White14,5083.80%
Black3,6992.71%
Hispanic1,5701.19%
2 or More6011.74%
Other4531.11%
Asian4050.67%
Indian1226.29%

Suffolk County, Massachusetts Veterans by Education

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13.34%

Veteran Poverty Rate

31.61%

Veteran Disability Rate

Suffolk County, Massachusetts Employment Status

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68.8%

Labor Force Participation

63.9%

Employment Rate

7%

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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44.24%

Born in Massachusetts

70.20%

Native Born

29.80%

Foreign Born

15.70%

Non Citizen

14.10%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

70.20% of Suffolk County, Massachusetts residents were born in the United States, with 44.24% having been born in Massachusetts. 15.70% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

  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