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Middlesex County, Massachusetts Facts

Facts
State Massachusetts
Land area 817.8 square miles
Population Density 1,837.9 persons per square mile.
Population
Population (2013) 1,552,802
Population change 3.3%
Under 5 years of age 5.6%
Under 18 20.7%
65 and over 13.8%
Females 51.2%
White 81.7
Hispanic or Latino of any race 7.3
Asian 10.5%
Two or more races 2.1%
Black or African American 5.4%
Native American 0.3%
Pacific Islander 0.1%
Had graduated from high school 92%
Had a bachelor’s degree or higher 50.7%
Veterans 74,275
Households and Housing
Households 581,120
Persons per household 2.5
Living in the same house for one year or more 86%
Median household income $82,090
The per capita income $42,861
Live below the poverty line. 8.1%
housing units 614,474
Multi-unit structures 45%
The median value of owner-occupied housing $398,200
Residents owning their homes. 62.7%
Business Facts
Total number of firms 154,765
Women-owned firms 31.1%
Asian-owned firms 6.2%
Hispanic-owned firms 2.8%
Black-owned firms 2.7%
Native American-owned firms 0.3%
Pacific Islander-owned firms 0.1%
Retail sales $19,661,130
Retail sales per capita $13,325
Manufacturers shipments $22,482,647
Merchant wholesaler sales $32,873,334