Worcester County (Northwest)--Gardner PUMA, MA

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2022 Population
111,091
0.632% 1-year decline
US Senator
Elizabeth Warren
Democratic Party
US Senator
Ed Markey
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
43.4
0.459% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
8.93%
54% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$84,579
16.2% 1-year decline
2022 Median Property Value
$309,000
3.98% 1-year decline
2022 Employed Population
58,100
9.87% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Worcester County (Northwest)--Gardner PUMA, MA had a population of 111k people with a median age of 43.4 and a median household income of $84,579. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Worcester County (Northwest)--Gardner PUMA, MA declined from 111,798 to 111,091, a −0.632% decrease and its median household income declined from $100,909 to $84,579, a −16.2% decrease.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Worcester County (Northwest)--Gardner PUMA, MA are White (Non-Hispanic) (88.2%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.6%), White (Hispanic) (2.6%), Other (Hispanic) (1.68%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (1.67%).

8.51% of the households in Worcester County (Northwest)--Gardner PUMA, MA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

97.3% of the residents in Worcester County (Northwest)--Gardner PUMA, MA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Worcester County (Northwest)--Gardner PUMA, MA are Mount Wachusett Community College (166957) (687 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Worcester County (Northwest)--Gardner PUMA, MA was $309,000, and the homeownership rate was 74%.

Most people in Worcester County (Northwest)--Gardner PUMA, MA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 31.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Worcester County (Northwest)--Gardner PUMA, MA was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Worcester County (Northwest)--Gardner PUMA, MA is home to a population of 111k people, from which 97.3% are citizens. As of 2022, 5.85% of Worcester County (Northwest)--Gardner PUMA, MA residents were born outside of the country (6.5k people).

In 2022, there were 33.9 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (98k people) in Worcester County (Northwest)--Gardner PUMA, MA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.89k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 2.89k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The most common non-English languages spoken as the primary langauge in households in Worcester County (Northwest)--Gardner PUMA, MA are Spanish (3,811 households), French (Incl. Cajun) (1,217 households), and Portuguese (1,203 households).

Residents by Gender and Age

RACE/ETHNICITY
59,159
Women
49.5%
60,342
Men
50.5%

The resident population of United States in 2022 was 119,501 inhabitants, with 50.5% men, and 49.5% women.

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Citizenship

97.3%
2022 Citizenship
97.8%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 97.3% of Worcester County (Northwest)--Gardner PUMA, MA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Worcester County (Northwest)--Gardner PUMA, MA was 97.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Worcester County (Northwest)--Gardner PUMA, MA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    98k ± 1.09k
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    2.89k ± 535
  3. White (Hispanic)
    2.89k ± 531
6.28%
Hispanic Population
6.97k people

In 2022, there were 33.9 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (98k people) in Worcester County (Northwest)--Gardner PUMA, MA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.89k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 2.89k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

6.28% of the people in Worcester County (Northwest)--Gardner PUMA, MA are hispanic (6.97k people).

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin
  1. India
    1,880 ± 1,056 people
  2. Canada
    1,108 ± 813 people
  3. Brazil
    1,038 ± 788 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Worcester County (Northwest)--Gardner PUMA, MA was India, the natal country of 1,880 Worcester County (Northwest)--Gardner PUMA, MA residents, followed by Canada with 1,108 and Brazil with 1,038.

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Foreign-Born Population

5.85%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
6.5k people
5.57%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
6.23k people

As of 2022, 5.85% of Worcester County (Northwest)--Gardner PUMA, MA residents (6.5k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Worcester County (Northwest)--Gardner PUMA, MA was 5.57%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Non-English Households

Most Common Non-English Languages
  1. Spanish
    3,811 households (3.62%)
  2. French (Incl. Cajun)
    1,217 households (1.15%)
  3. Portuguese
    1,203 households (1.14%)

8.51% of the households in Worcester County (Northwest)--Gardner PUMA, MA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language, which is lower than the national average of 21.7%. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

In 2022, the most common non-English language spoken in households in Worcester County (Northwest)--Gardner PUMA, MA was Spanish. 3.62% of the households in Worcester County (Northwest)--Gardner PUMA, MA reported speaking Spanish at home as the primary shared language between all members living in the household.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    2,292 ± 361
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    943 ± 248
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    752 ± 221

Worcester County (Northwest)--Gardner PUMA, MA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.43 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Worcester County (Northwest)--Gardner PUMA, MA employs 58.1k people. The largest industries in Worcester County (Northwest)--Gardner PUMA, MA are Elementary & secondary schools (4,225 people), Construction (3,486 people), and Restaurants & Food Services (2,528 people), and the highest paying industries are Air transportation ($187,585), Nondepository credit & related activities ($169,843), and Software publishing ($153,884).

Males in Worcester County (Northwest)--Gardner PUMA, MA have an average income that is 1.32 times higher than the average income of females, which is $74,412. The income inequality in Worcester County (Northwest)--Gardner PUMA, MA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.448, which is lower than than the national average.

Workforce Diversity

Measure
RACE/ETHNICITY
25,097
Women
46.3%
29,130
Men
53.7%

The workforce of Worcester County (Northwest)--Gardner PUMA, MA in 2020 was 54,227 people, with 46.3% woman, and 53.7% men.

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Occupations

58.1k
2022 Value
9.87%
1 Year growth
± 9.87%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Worcester County (Northwest)--Gardner PUMA, MA grew at a rate of 9.87%, from 52.9k employees to 58.1k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Worcester County (Northwest)--Gardner PUMA, MA, are Other managers (2,246 people), Registered nurses (1,373 people), and Customer service representatives (1,339 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Worcester County (Northwest)--Gardner PUMA, MA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

58.1k
2022 Value
9.87%
1 Year growth
± 9.87%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Worcester County (Northwest)--Gardner PUMA, MA grew at a rate of 9.87%, from 52.9k employees to 58.1k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Worcester County (Northwest)--Gardner PUMA, MA, are Elementary & secondary schools (4,225 people), Construction (3,486 people), and Restaurants & Food Services (2,528 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Worcester County (Northwest)--Gardner PUMA, MA, though some of these residents may live in Worcester County (Northwest)--Gardner PUMA, MA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$59,974
Median earning men ± $2,608
$44,924
Median earning women ± $2,813

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Information ($96,688), Public Administration ($96,652), and Wholesale Trade ($78,162).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Construction ($68,519), Wholesale Trade ($58,358), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($57,369).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.61%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 3.67M people employed in Massachusetts. This represents a 2.61% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 17.5%.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Massachusetts went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 65.1% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (31.9%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.29%).

Elizabeth Warren and Ed Markey are the senators currently representing the state of Massachusetts. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Massachusetts is currently represented by 9 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Massachusetts

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Elizabeth Warren
Senator from Massachusetts1
Assumed office on January 3, 2013
Ed Markey
Senator from Massachusetts2
Assumed office on July 16, 2013
Elected to the seat to succeed Mo Cowan, who had been appointed to the seat following the resignation of John Kerry, who had become Secretary of State.

Elizabeth Warren and Ed Markey are the senators currently representing Massachusetts.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Massachusetts over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Massachusetts

Massachusetts is currently represented by 9 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Massachusetts have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Worcester County (Northwest)--Gardner PUMA, MA awarded 687 degrees. The student population of Worcester County (Northwest)--Gardner PUMA, MA in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 907 male students and 1,961 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Worcester County (Northwest)--Gardner PUMA, MA are White (470 and 68.4%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (108 and 15.7%), Black or African American (64 and 9.32%), and Two or More Races (20 and 2.91%).

The largest universities in Worcester County (Northwest)--Gardner PUMA, MA by number of degrees awarded are Mount Wachusett Community College (166957) (687 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Worcester County (Northwest)--Gardner PUMA, MA are Registered Nursing (198 and 28.8%), General Business Administration & Management (60 and 8.73%), and Liberal Arts & Sciences (44 and 6.4%).

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2022 there were 2,868 students enrolled in Worcester County (Northwest)--Gardner PUMA, MA, 31.6% men and 68.4% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 1,765 records, of which 67% were women and 33% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 198 degrees awarded
  2. 44 degrees awarded
  3. 27 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Worcester County (Northwest)--Gardner PUMA, MA was Registered Nursing with 198 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
687 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Mount Wachusett Community College (166957) with 687 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2022, 188 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Worcester County (Northwest)--Gardner PUMA, MA, which is 0.377 times less than the 499 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 470 degrees mean that there were 4.35 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 108 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Public, 2-year ($600) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($5,160) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($1,460) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

Measure

In 2022, 0.887% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.03% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population of Worcester County (Northwest)--Gardner PUMA, MA in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (26.3k), Some college (19.5k), and Bachelors Degree (19.3k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Worcester County (Northwest)--Gardner PUMA, MA was $309,000 in 2022, which is 1.1 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $321,800 to $309,000, a 3.98% decrease. The homeownership rate in Worcester County (Northwest)--Gardner PUMA, MA is 74%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Worcester County (Northwest)--Gardner PUMA, MA have an average commute time of 31.4 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Worcester County (Northwest)--Gardner PUMA, MA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Worcester County (Northwest)--Gardner PUMA, MA is $84,579. In 2022, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income in Worcester County (Northwest)--Gardner PUMA, MA was Norfolk County (Northwest)--Needham, Wellesley & Westwood PUMA, MA with a value of $198,790, followed by Middlesex County--Lexington, Burlington & Wilmington PUMA, MA and Middlesex County (West Central) PUMA, MA, with respective values of $172,007 and $157,236.

Property

$309,000
Median Property Value 2022
±$7,453
$32,556
Median Property Taxes
±$1,213

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Rent vs Own

74%
Homeownership
2022
60.4%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 74% of the housing units in Worcester County (Northwest)--Gardner PUMA, MA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 82.4%.

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Income by Location

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In 2022, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Worcester County (Northwest)--Gardner PUMA, MA was Norfolk County (Northwest)--Needham, Wellesley & Westwood PUMA, MA with a value of $198,790, followed by Middlesex County--Lexington, Burlington & Wilmington PUMA, MA and Middlesex County (West Central) PUMA, MA, with respective values of $172,007 and $157,236.

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$84,579
Median Household Income
± $4,184
44k
Number of Households
± 1,702

In 2022, the median household income of the 44k households in Worcester County (Northwest)--Gardner PUMA, MA declined from $84,579 from the previous year's value of $100,909.

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Wage Distribution

0.448
2022 Wage GINI in Worcester County (Northwest)--Gardner PUMA, MA
0.45
2021 Wage GINI in Worcester County (Northwest)--Gardner PUMA, MA

In 2022, the income inequality in Worcester County (Northwest)--Gardner PUMA, MA was 0.448 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.33% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Worcester County (Northwest)--Gardner PUMA, MA was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Worcester County (Northwest)--Gardner PUMA, MA in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (76.2%)
  2. Worked At Home (11.2%)
  3. Carpooled (7.96%)

In 2022, 76.2% of workers in Worcester County (Northwest)--Gardner PUMA, MA drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (11.2%) and those who carpooled to work (7.96%).

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Commute Time

31.4 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Worcester County (Northwest)--Gardner PUMA, MA have a longer commute time (31.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 4.47% of the workforce in Worcester County (Northwest)--Gardner PUMA, MA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Worcester County (Northwest)--Gardner PUMA, MA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Worcester County (Northwest)--Gardner PUMA, MA have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

8.93% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Worcester County (Northwest)--Gardner PUMA, MA (9.73k out of 109k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Males 55 - 64 and then Females 55 - 64.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Worcester County (Northwest)--Gardner PUMA, MA is White, followed by Hispanic and Two Or More.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

98% of the population of Worcester County (Northwest)--Gardner PUMA, MA has health coverage, with 53% on employee plans, 18.5% on Medicaid, 13.2% on Medicare, 11.9% on non-group plans, and 1.37% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Massachusetts see 960 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.826% decrease from the previous year (968 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 930 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 145 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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960 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Massachusetts

Primary care physicians in Massachusetts see an average of 960 patients per year. This represents a 0.826% decrease from the previous year (968 patients).

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 21.1% under 18 years, 19.3% between 18 and 34 years, 41.4% between 35 and 64 years, and 18.2% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 50.1% were men and 49.9% were women.

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Uninsured People

2.04%
Uninsured
53%
Employer Coverage
18.5%
Medicaid
13.2%
Medicare
11.9%
Non-Group
1.37%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Worcester County (Northwest)--Gardner PUMA, MA grew by 9.78% from 1.86% to 2.04%.

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