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Massachusetts




Middlesex County, Massachusetts

   People QuickFactsMiddlesex CountyMassachusetts
Population, 2005 estimate 1,459,0116,398,743
Population, percent change, April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005 -0.5%0.8%
Population, 2000 1,465,3966,349,097
Persons under 5 years old, percent, 2005 6.2%6.2%
Persons under 18 years old, percent, 2005 22.1%22.8%
Persons 65 years old and over, percent, 2005 12.9%13.3%
Female persons, percent, 2005 51.2%51.5%
 
White persons, percent, 2005 (a)86.1%86.7%
Black persons, percent, 2005 (a)4.2%6.9%
American Indian and Alaska Native persons, percent, 2005 (a)0.2%0.3%
Asian persons, percent, 2005 (a)8.2%4.7%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander, percent, 2005 (a)0.0%0.1%
Persons reporting two or more races, percent, 2005 1.3%1.3%
Persons of Hispanic or Latino origin, percent, 2005 (b)5.1%7.9%
White persons not Hispanic, percent, 2005 81.5%80.3%
 
Living in same house in 1995 and 2000, pct 5 yrs old & over 57.9%58.5%
Foreign born persons, percent, 2000 15.2%12.2%
Language other than English spoken at home, pct age 5+, 2000 20.4%18.7%
High school graduates, percent of persons age 25+, 2000 88.5%84.8%
Bachelor's degree or higher, pct of persons age 25+, 2000 43.6%33.2%
Persons with a disability, age 5+, 2000 217,0491,084,746
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16+, 2000 27.427.0
 
Housing units, 2005 586,2332,688,014
Homeownership rate, 2000 61.7%61.7%
Housing units in multi-unit structures, percent, 2000 46.2%42.7%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2000 $247,900$185,700
 
Households, 2000 561,2202,443,580
Persons per household, 2000 2.522.51
Median household income, 2003 $61,995$52,713
Per capita money income, 1999 $31,199$25,952
Persons below poverty, percent, 2003 7.6%9.5%
   Business QuickFactsMiddlesex CountyMassachusetts
Private nonfarm establishments, 2004 42,823175,9331
Private nonfarm employment, 2004 787,3002,979,6901
Private nonfarm employment, percent change 2000-2004 -7.7%-3.5%1
Nonemployer establishments, 2004 117,416457,981
 
Total number of firms, 2002 143,838563,539
Black-owned firms, percent, 2002 1.8%2.3%
American Indian and Alaska Native owned firms, percent, 2002 0.2%0.4%
Asian-owned firms, percent, 2002 4.5%3.2%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander owned firms, percent, 2002 NANA
Hispanic-owned firms, percent, 2002 2.7%2.8%
Women-owned firms, percent, 2002 30.1%28.7%
 
Manufacturers shipments, 2002 ($1000) 22,747,55477,996,586
Wholesale trade sales, 2002 ($1000) 39,147,055127,129,789
Retail sales, 2002 ($1000) 16,876,07673,903,837
Retail sales per capita, 2002 $11,491$11,525
Accommodation and foodservices sales, 2002 ($1000) 2,561,96111,789,582
Building permits, 2005 6,12924,549
Federal spending, 2004 ($1000) 13,924,03053,120,4451
   Geography QuickFactsMiddlesex CountyMassachusetts
Land area, 2000 (square miles) 8237,840
Persons per square mile, 2000 1,780.6809.8
FIPS Code 01725
Metropolitan or Micropolitan Statistical Area Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA-NH Metro Area 

1: Includes data not distributed by county.

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(a) Includes persons reporting only one race.
(b) Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in applicable race categories.

FN: Footnote on this item for this area in place of data
NA: Not available
D: Suppressed to avoid disclosure of confidential information
X: Not applicable
S: Suppressed; does not meet publication standards
Z: Value greater than zero but less than half unit of measure shown
F: Fewer than 100 firms


Source U.S. Census Bureau: State and County QuickFacts. Data derived from Population Estimates, Census of Population and Housing, Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates, State and County Housing Unit Estimates, County Business Patterns, Nonemployer Statistics, Economic Census, Survey of Business Owners, Building Permits, Consolidated Federal Funds Report
Last Revised: Friday, 12-Jan-2007 16:04:56 EST

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