Framingham, MA

Census Place

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2022 Population
71,805
0.394% 1-year decline
US Senator
Elizabeth Warren
Democratic Party
US Senator
Ed Markey
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
38.8
0.767% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
10.4%
1.07% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$94,909
4.71% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$553,200
17.6% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
39,033
1.45% 1-year decline

About

In 2022, Framingham, MA had a population of 71.8k people with a median age of 38.8 and a median household income of $94,909. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Framingham, MA declined from 72,089 to 71,805, a −0.394% decrease and its median household income grew from $90,638 to $94,909, a 4.71% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Framingham, MA are White (Non-Hispanic) (55.6%), Other (Hispanic) (7.74%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (7.52%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (6.85%), and Other (Non-Hispanic) (6.52%).

None of the households in Framingham, 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.

81.5% of the residents in Framingham, MA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Framingham, MA are Framingham State University (165866) (1,293 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Framingham, MA was $553,200, and the homeownership rate was 55.1%.

Most people in Framingham, MA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 30.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Framingham, MA was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Framingham, MA is home to a population of 71.8k people, from which 81.5% are citizens. As of 2022, 30.8% of Framingham, MA residents were born outside of the country (22.1k people).

In 2022, there were 7.18 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (40k people) in Framingham, MA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 5.56k Other (Hispanic) and 5.4k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

81.5%
2022 Citizenship
81.7%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 81.5% of Framingham, MA residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Framingham, MA was 81.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Framingham, MA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    40k ± 1.77k
  2. Other (Hispanic)
    5.56k ± 1.1k
  3. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    5.4k ± 977
17.5%
Hispanic Population
12.6k people

In 2022, there were 7.18 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (40k people) in Framingham, MA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 5.56k Other (Hispanic) and 5.4k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

17.5% of the people in Framingham, MA are hispanic (12.6k 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

30.8%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
22.1k people
31%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
22.3k people

As of 2022, 30.8% of Framingham, MA residents (22.1k 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 Framingham, MA was 31%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    536 ± 242
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    472 ± 175
  3. Korea
    143 ± 73

Framingham, MA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.14 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Framingham, MA employs 39k people. The largest industries in Framingham, MA are Health Care & Social Assistance (5,466 people), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (4,913 people), and Educational Services (4,350 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($220,568), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($122,125), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($107,797).

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

39k
2022 Value
± 1,754
−1.45%
1 Year decline
± 6.35%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Framingham, MA declined at a rate of −1.45%, from 39.6k employees to 39k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Framingham, MA, are Management Occupations (4,885 people), Sales & Related Occupations (3,211 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,060 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Framingham, MA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

39k
2022 Value
± 1,754
−1.45%
1 Year decline
± 6.35%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Framingham, MA declined at a rate of −1.45%, from 39.6k employees to 39k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Framingham, MA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (5,466 people), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (4,913 people), and Educational Services (4,350 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Framingham, MA, though some of these residents may live in Framingham, 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

$60,036
Median earning men ± $3,415
$47,349
Median earning women ± $3,915

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($122,125), Public Administration ($105,233), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($97,713).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($88,750), Manufacturing ($87,566), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($75,606).

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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%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Massachusetts.

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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 Framingham, MA awarded 1,293 degrees. The student population of Framingham, MA in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 1,609 male students and 2,502 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Framingham, MA are White (827 and 64.9%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (159 and 12.5%), Black or African American (110 and 8.63%), and Asian (94 and 7.37%).

The largest universities in Framingham, MA by number of degrees awarded are Framingham State University (165866) (1,293 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Framingham, MA are Other Education (191 and 14.8%), General Psychology (88 and 6.81%), and Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language Instructor (72 and 5.57%).

The median tuition cost in Framingham, MA for a public four year colleges is $970 for in-state students and $7,050 for out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Framingham, MA, the percentage of applicants admitted was 87.4%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 12.4%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 4,111 (39.1% men and 60.9% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 4,111 students enrolled in Framingham, MA, 39.1% men and 60.9% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 2,324 records, of which 63.8% were women and 36.2% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 54 degrees awarded
  2. 88 degrees awarded
  3. 59 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Framingham, MA was Criminology with 54 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Framingham, MA according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
1,293 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Framingham State University (165866) with 1,293 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 395 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Framingham, MA, which is 0.44 times less than the 898 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 827 degrees mean that there were 5.2 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 159 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 ($970) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($10,410) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,200) 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 Framingham, MA was $553,200 in 2022, which is 1.96 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $470,300 to $553,200, a 17.6% increase. The homeownership rate in Framingham, MA is 55.1%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Framingham, MA have an average commute time of 30.3 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Framingham, MA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Framingham, MA is $94,909. In 2022, the place with the highest median household income in Framingham, MA was Census Tract 3839.02 with a value of $192,955, followed by Census Tract 3838 and Census Tract 3837, with respective values of $137,972 and $116,458.

Property

$553,200
Median Property Value 2022
±$14,677
$15,318
Median Property Taxes
±$892

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Framingham, MA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

55.1%
Homeownership
2022
59.7%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 55.1% of the housing units in Framingham, MA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 55.2%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 3839.02
  2. Census Tract 3838
  3. Census Tract 3837

In 2022, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Framingham, MA was Census Tract 3839.02 with a value of $192,955, followed by Census Tract 3838 and Census Tract 3837, with respective values of $137,972 and $116,458.

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Household Income

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$94,909
Median Household Income
± $3,920
27.8k
Number of Households
± 1,294

In 2022, the median household income of the 27.8k households in Framingham, MA grew to $94,909 from the previous year's value of $90,638.

The following chart displays the households in Framingham, MA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $200k+ range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Framingham, 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 (66.5%)
  2. Worked At Home (15.3%)
  3. Carpooled (6.66%)

In 2022, 66.5% of workers in Framingham, MA drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (15.3%) and those who carpooled to work (6.66%).

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Commute Time

30.3 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Framingham, MA have a longer commute time (30.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 3.14% of the workforce in Framingham, 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 Framingham, MA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Framingham, MA have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

10.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Framingham, MA (7.15k out of 69.1k 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 35 - 44, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Males 35 - 44.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Framingham, 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

94.9% of the population of Framingham, MA has health coverage, with 46.9% on employee plans, 23.4% on Medicaid, 10.6% on Medicare, 13.2% on non-group plans, and 0.808% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Middlesex County, MA see 782 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.39% decrease from the previous year (793 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 976 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 157 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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782 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Middlesex County, MA

Primary care physicians in Middlesex County, MA see an average of 782 patients per year. This represents a 1.39% decrease from the previous year (793 patients).

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 22.9% under 18 years, 21.4% between 18 and 34 years, 39.9% between 35 and 64 years, and 15.9% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.3% were men and 50.7% were women.

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Uninsured People

5.14%
Uninsured
46.9%
Employer Coverage
23.4%
Medicaid
10.6%
Medicare
13.2%
Non-Group
0.808%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Framingham, MA declined by 5.51% from 5.44% to 5.14%.

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