Buzzards Bay, MA

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2022 Population
2,993
6.64% 1-year decline
US Senator
Elizabeth Warren
Democratic Party
US Senator
Ed Markey
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
57.2
1.24% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
7.92%
9.27% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$88,791
10.7% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$418,700
21% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
1,672
2.73% 1-year decline

About

In 2022, Buzzards Bay, MA had a population of 2.99k people with a median age of 57.2 and a median household income of $88,791. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Buzzards Bay, MA declined from 3,206 to 2,993, a −6.64% decrease and its median household income grew from $80,218 to $88,791, a 10.7% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Buzzards Bay, MA are White (Non-Hispanic) (91.2%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.51%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (2.14%), White (Hispanic) (1.34%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (1.14%).

None of the households in Buzzards Bay, 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.

97.9% of the residents in Buzzards Bay, MA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Buzzards Bay, MA are Massachusetts Maritime Academy (367 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Buzzards Bay, MA was $418,700, and the homeownership rate was 73.9%.

Most people in Buzzards Bay, MA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 33.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Buzzards Bay, MA was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Buzzards Bay, MA is home to a population of 2.99k people, from which 97.9% are citizens. As of 2022, 5.28% of Buzzards Bay, MA residents were born outside of the country (158 people).

In 2022, there were 26 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (2.73k people) in Buzzards Bay, MA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 105 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 64 Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

97.9%
2022 Citizenship
97.6%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 97.9% of Buzzards Bay, MA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Buzzards Bay, MA was 97.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Buzzards Bay, MA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    2.73k ± 338
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    105 ± 75.9
  3. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    64 ± 84
2.47%
Hispanic Population
74 people

In 2022, there were 26 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (2.73k people) in Buzzards Bay, MA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 105 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 64 Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

2.47% of the people in Buzzards Bay, MA are hispanic (74 people).

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. China
    102,973 ± 7,820 people
  2. Dominican Republic
    99,956 ± 7,706 people
  3. Brazil
    93,519 ± 7,457 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Massachusetts was China, the natal country of 102,973 Massachusetts residents, followed by Dominican Republic with 99,956 and Brazil with 93,519.

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Foreign-Born Population

5.28%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
158 people
6.55%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
210 people

As of 2022, 5.28% of Buzzards Bay, MA residents (158 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 Buzzards Bay, MA was 6.55%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    80 ± 47
  2. Korea
    49 ± 38
  3. World War II
    35 ± 55

Buzzards Bay, MA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.63 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Buzzards Bay, MA employs 1.67k people. The largest industries in Buzzards Bay, MA are Construction (204 people), Educational Services (194 people), and Retail Trade (184 people), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($141,359), Wholesale Trade ($95,750), and Public Administration ($73,625).

Males in Massachusetts have an average income that is 1.31 times higher than the average income of females, which is $81,902. The income inequality in Massachusetts (measured using the Gini index) is 0.48, which is higher than than the national average.

Occupations

1.67k
2022 Value
± 277
−2.73%
1 Year decline
± 23.6%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Buzzards Bay, MA declined at a rate of −2.73%, from 1.72k employees to 1.67k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Buzzards Bay, MA, are Management Occupations (224 people), Sales & Related Occupations (194 people), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (164 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Buzzards Bay, MA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

1.67k
2022 Value
± 277
−2.73%
1 Year decline
± 23.6%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Buzzards Bay, MA declined at a rate of −2.73%, from 1.72k employees to 1.67k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Buzzards Bay, MA, are Construction (204 people), Educational Services (194 people), and Retail Trade (184 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Buzzards Bay, MA, though some of these residents may live in Buzzards Bay, 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

$40,938
Median earning men ± $6,063
$60,250
Median earning women ± $14,265

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Public Administration ($110,658), Wholesale Trade ($95,938), and Retail Trade ($57,778).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($91,944), Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($75,431), and Manufacturing ($68,750).

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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.

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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 Buzzards Bay, MA awarded 367 degrees. The student population of Buzzards Bay, MA in 2022 is skewed towards men, with 1,226 male students and 199 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Buzzards Bay, MA are White (296 and 81.1%), followed by Unknown (33 and 9.04%), Asian (12 and 3.29%), and Black or African American (12 and 3.29%).

The largest universities in Buzzards Bay, MA by number of degrees awarded are Massachusetts Maritime Academy (367 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Buzzards Bay, MA are Other Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, & Related Protective Services (85 and 23.2%), Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering (59 and 16.1%), and Applied Engineering (51 and 13.9%).

The median tuition cost in Buzzards Bay, MA for a public four year colleges is $1,994 for in-state students and $15,882 for out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Buzzards Bay, MA, the percentage of applicants admitted was 89.4%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 34.5%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 1,425 (86% men and 14% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 1,425 students enrolled in Buzzards Bay, MA, 86% men and 14% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 1,187 records, of which 12.9% were women and 87.1% men.

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Concentrations

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Buzzards Bay, MA was Other Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, & Related Protective Services with 62 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
367 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Massachusetts Maritime Academy with 367 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 314 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Buzzards Bay, MA, which is 5.92 times more than the 53 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 296 degrees mean that there were 8.97 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Unknown, with 33 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Public, 4-year or above ($1,994) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($8,640) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,500) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 1.17% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.24% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were Bachelors Degree (1.35M), High School or Equivalent (1.34M), and Graduate Degree (1.03M).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Buzzards Bay, MA was $418,700 in 2022, which is 1.49 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $345,900 to $418,700, a 21% increase. The homeownership rate in Buzzards Bay, MA is 73.9%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Buzzards Bay, MA have an average commute time of 33.2 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Buzzards Bay, MA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Property

$418,700
Median Property Value 2022
±$43,556
$1,045
Median Property Taxes
±$199

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Rent vs Own

73.9%
Homeownership
2022
69.7%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 73.9% of the housing units in Buzzards Bay, MA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 76.3%.

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Income by Location

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Race/Ethnicity
Census Tract 137
Highest Median Household Income (Total)

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Household Income

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$88,791
Median Household Income
± $10,077
1.42k
Number of Households
± 241

In 2022, the median household income of the 1.42k households in Buzzards Bay, MA grew to $88,791 from the previous year's value of $80,218.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Buzzards Bay, MA is from Massachusetts.
0.48
2022 Wage GINI in Massachusetts
0.48
2021 Wage GINI in Massachusetts

In 2022, the income inequality in Massachusetts was 0.48 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.047% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Massachusetts was higher than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in Massachusetts in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (78.1%)
  2. Worked At Home (8.44%)
  3. Carpooled (5.63%)

In 2022, 78.1% of workers in Buzzards Bay, MA drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (8.44%) and those who carpooled to work (5.63%).

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Commute Time

33.2 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Buzzards Bay, MA have a longer commute time (33.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 9.35% of the workforce in Buzzards Bay, MA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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Poverty & Diversity

7.92% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Buzzards Bay, MA (215 out of 2.71k 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 65 - 74, followed by Females 55 - 64 and then Males 75+.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Buzzards Bay, MA is White, followed by Two Or More and Hispanic.

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

95.7% of the population of Buzzards Bay, MA has health coverage, with 38.6% on employee plans, 15.3% on Medicaid, 20.1% on Medicare, 20.8% on non-group plans, and 0.938% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Barnstable County, MA see 1070 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.281% increase from the previous year (1067 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 931 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 182 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,070 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Barnstable County, MA

Primary care physicians in Barnstable County, MA see an average of 1,070 patients per year. This represents a 0.281% increase from the previous year (1,067 patients).

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 9.52% under 18 years, 20.1% between 18 and 34 years, 39.2% between 35 and 64 years, and 31.2% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 51% were men and 49% were women.

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Uninsured People

4.27%
Uninsured
38.6%
Employer Coverage
15.3%
Medicaid
20.1%
Medicare
20.8%
Non-Group
0.938%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Buzzards Bay, MA grew by 8.07% from 3.95% to 4.27%.

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