Boston City--Mattapan & Roxbury PUMA, MA

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2022 Population
139,823
1.47% 1-year decline
US Senator
Elizabeth Warren
Democratic Party
US Senator
Ed Markey
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
32.5
1.25% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
26.2%
1.07% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$48,630
9.92% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$509,100
7.47% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
63,049
0.738% 1-year decline

About

In 2022, Boston City--Mattapan & Roxbury PUMA, MA had a population of 140k people with a median age of 32.5 and a median household income of $48,630. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Boston City--Mattapan & Roxbury PUMA, MA declined from 141,913 to 139,823, a −1.47% decrease and its median household income grew from $44,243 to $48,630, a 9.92% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Boston City--Mattapan & Roxbury PUMA, MA are Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (49.7%), White (Non-Hispanic) (11.1%), Other (Hispanic) (10.3%), Two+ (Hispanic) (9.15%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (5.99%).

42.8% of the households in Boston City--Mattapan & Roxbury 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.

85.7% of the residents in Boston City--Mattapan & Roxbury PUMA, MA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Boston City--Mattapan & Roxbury PUMA, MA are Roxbury Community College (135 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Boston City--Mattapan & Roxbury PUMA, MA was $509,100, and the homeownership rate was 26.2%.

Most people in Boston City--Mattapan & Roxbury PUMA, MA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 33.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Boston City--Mattapan & Roxbury PUMA, MA was 1 car per household.

Population & Diversity

Boston City--Mattapan & Roxbury PUMA, MA is home to a population of 140k people, from which 85.7% are citizens. As of 2022, 32.8% of Boston City--Mattapan & Roxbury PUMA, MA residents were born outside of the country (45.9k people).

In 2022, there were 4.47 times more Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents (69.5k people) in Boston City--Mattapan & Roxbury PUMA, MA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 15.6k White (Non-Hispanic) and 14.4k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The most common non-English languages spoken as the primary langauge in households in Boston City--Mattapan & Roxbury PUMA, MA are Spanish (29,791 households), Haitian (9,424 households), and Portuguese (4,759 households).

Residents by Gender and Age

RACE/ETHNICITY
75,231
Women
53.9%
64,397
Men
46.1%

The resident population of United States in 2022 was 139,628 inhabitants, with 46.1% men, and 53.9% women.

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Citizenship

85.7%
2022 Citizenship
85.8%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 85.7% of Boston City--Mattapan & Roxbury PUMA, MA residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Boston City--Mattapan & Roxbury PUMA, MA was 85.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Boston City--Mattapan & Roxbury PUMA, MA
  1. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    69.5k ± 2.71k
  2. White (Non-Hispanic)
    15.6k ± 1.38k
  3. Other (Hispanic)
    14.4k ± 1.78k
27.2%
Hispanic Population
38.1k people

In 2022, there were 4.47 times more Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents (69.5k people) in Boston City--Mattapan & Roxbury PUMA, MA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 15.6k White (Non-Hispanic) and 14.4k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

27.2% of the people in Boston City--Mattapan & Roxbury PUMA, MA are hispanic (38.1k people).

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin
  1. Dominican Republic
    11,312 ± 2,503 people
  2. Haiti
    6,837 ± 1,980 people
  3. Cabo Verde
    4,273 ± 1,580 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Boston City--Mattapan & Roxbury PUMA, MA was Dominican Republic, the natal country of 11,312 Boston City--Mattapan & Roxbury PUMA, MA residents, followed by Haiti with 6,837 and Cabo Verde with 4,273.

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Foreign-Born Population

32.8%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
45.9k people
32.1%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
45.6k people

As of 2022, 32.8% of Boston City--Mattapan & Roxbury PUMA, MA residents (45.9k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Boston City--Mattapan & Roxbury PUMA, MA was 32.1%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Non-English Households

Most Common Non-English Languages
  1. Spanish
    29,791 households (22.6%)
  2. Haitian
    9,424 households (7.14%)
  3. Portuguese
    4,759 households (3.61%)

42.8% of the households in Boston City--Mattapan & Roxbury PUMA, MA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language, which is higher 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 Boston City--Mattapan & Roxbury PUMA, MA was Spanish. 22.6% of the households in Boston City--Mattapan & Roxbury 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. Gulf War (2001-)
    676 ± 174
  2. Vietnam
    513 ± 174
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    336 ± 171

Boston City--Mattapan & Roxbury PUMA, MA has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.32 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Boston City--Mattapan & Roxbury PUMA, MA employs 63k people. The largest industries in Boston City--Mattapan & Roxbury PUMA, MA are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (6,965 people), Restaurants & Food Services (4,121 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (3,001 people), and the highest paying industries are Administration of economic programs & space research ($249,870), Broadcasting (except internet) ($106,111), and Libraries & archives ($99,729).

Males in Boston City--Mattapan & Roxbury PUMA, MA have an average income that is 1.03 times higher than the average income of females, which is $59,987. The income inequality in Boston City--Mattapan & Roxbury PUMA, MA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.456, which is lower than than the national average.

Workforce Diversity

Measure
RACE/ETHNICITY
34,405
Women
54.7%
28,524
Men
45.3%

The workforce of Boston City--Mattapan & Roxbury PUMA, MA in 2020 was 62,929 people, with 54.7% woman, and 45.3% men.

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Occupations

63k
2022 Value
−0.738%
1 Year decline
± −0.738%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Boston City--Mattapan & Roxbury PUMA, MA declined at a rate of −0.738%, from 63.5k employees to 63k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Boston City--Mattapan & Roxbury PUMA, MA, are Nursing assistants (2,297 people), Janitors & building cleaners (2,155 people), and Cashiers (2,123 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Boston City--Mattapan & Roxbury PUMA, MA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

63k
2022 Value
−0.738%
1 Year decline
± −0.738%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Boston City--Mattapan & Roxbury PUMA, MA declined at a rate of −0.738%, from 63.5k employees to 63k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Boston City--Mattapan & Roxbury PUMA, MA, are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (6,965 people), Restaurants & Food Services (4,121 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (3,001 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Boston City--Mattapan & Roxbury PUMA, MA, though some of these residents may live in Boston City--Mattapan & Roxbury 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

$42,336
Median earning men ± $2,275
$36,948
Median earning women ± $1,614

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Information ($68,750), Public Administration ($63,681), and Manufacturing ($54,510).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Information ($78,672), Construction ($71,429), and Public Administration ($64,755).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
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.

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US Representatives from Massachusetts

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

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Education

In 2022, universities in Boston City--Mattapan & Roxbury PUMA, MA awarded 135 degrees. The student population of Boston City--Mattapan & Roxbury PUMA, MA in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 385 male students and 829 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Boston City--Mattapan & Roxbury PUMA, MA are Black or African American (87 and 66.4%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (29 and 22.1%), White (8 and 6.11%), and Asian (3 and 2.29%).

The largest universities in Boston City--Mattapan & Roxbury PUMA, MA by number of degrees awarded are Roxbury Community College (135 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Boston City--Mattapan & Roxbury PUMA, MA are General Health Services (45 and 33.3%), Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement Administration (16 and 11.9%), and Early Childhood Education & Teaching (12 and 8.89%).

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2022 there were 1,214 students enrolled in Boston City--Mattapan & Roxbury PUMA, MA, 31.7% men and 68.3% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in Black or African American with 593 records, of which 68.5% were women and 31.5% men.

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Concentrations

In 2022, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Boston City--Mattapan & Roxbury PUMA, MA was General Health Services with 45 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
135 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Roxbury Community College with 135 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2022, 41 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Boston City--Mattapan & Roxbury PUMA, MA, which is 0.436 times less than the 94 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was Black or African American students. These 87 degrees mean that there were 3 times more degrees awarded to Black or African American students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 29 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Public, 2-year ($936) 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 ($2,000) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

Measure

In 2022, 2.19% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 2.92% 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 Boston City--Mattapan & Roxbury PUMA, MA in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (31.2k), Some college (25.7k), and Secondary Education (19.6k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Boston City--Mattapan & Roxbury PUMA, MA was $509,100 in 2022, which is 1.81 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $473,700 to $509,100, a 7.47% increase. The homeownership rate in Boston City--Mattapan & Roxbury PUMA, MA is 26.2%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Boston City--Mattapan & Roxbury PUMA, MA have an average commute time of 33.3 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Boston City--Mattapan & Roxbury PUMA, MA is lower than the national average, with an average of 1 car per household.

Median household income in Boston City--Mattapan & Roxbury PUMA, MA is $48,630. In 2022, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income in Boston City--Mattapan & Roxbury 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

$509,100
Median Property Value 2022
±$31,386
$13,470
Median Property Taxes
±$926

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Rent vs Own

26.2%
Homeownership
2022
69.4%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 26.2% of the housing units in Boston City--Mattapan & Roxbury PUMA, MA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 26%.

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Income by Location

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In 2022, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Boston City--Mattapan & Roxbury 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.
$48,630
Median Household Income
± $2,825
51.4k
Number of Households
± 1,900

In 2022, the median household income of the 51.4k households in Boston City--Mattapan & Roxbury PUMA, MA grew to $48,630 from the previous year's value of $44,243.

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Wage Distribution

0.456
2022 Wage GINI in Boston City--Mattapan & Roxbury PUMA, MA
0.439
2021 Wage GINI in Boston City--Mattapan & Roxbury PUMA, MA

In 2022, the income inequality in Boston City--Mattapan & Roxbury PUMA, MA was 0.456 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 3.81% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Boston City--Mattapan & Roxbury PUMA, MA was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Boston City--Mattapan & Roxbury PUMA, MA in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (39.9%)
  2. Public Transit (31%)
  3. Walked (9.36%)

In 2022, 39.9% of workers in Boston City--Mattapan & Roxbury PUMA, MA drove alone to work, followed by those who used public transit to get to work (31%) and those who walked to work (9.36%).

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Commute Time

33.3 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Boston City--Mattapan & Roxbury PUMA, MA have a longer commute time (33.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 3.94% of the workforce in Boston City--Mattapan & Roxbury PUMA, MA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

1 car
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Boston City--Mattapan & Roxbury PUMA, MA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Boston City--Mattapan & Roxbury PUMA, MA have 1 car.

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Poverty & Diversity

26.2% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Boston City--Mattapan & Roxbury PUMA, MA (35.8k out of 137k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Females 35 - 44.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Boston City--Mattapan & Roxbury PUMA, MA is Black, followed by Hispanic and White.

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

95.4% of the population of Boston City--Mattapan & Roxbury PUMA, MA has health coverage, with 35.9% on employee plans, 42.6% on Medicaid, 6.31% on Medicare, 10.1% on non-group plans, and 0.569% 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 24.1% under 18 years, 29.7% between 18 and 34 years, 33.6% between 35 and 64 years, and 12.5% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 44.8% were men and 55.2% were women.

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Uninsured People

4.57%
Uninsured
35.9%
Employer Coverage
42.6%
Medicaid
6.31%
Medicare
10.1%
Non-Group
0.569%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Boston City--Mattapan & Roxbury PUMA, MA grew by 0.0984% from 4.57% to 4.57%.

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