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Middlesex County, Massachusetts (MA)


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County population in 2012: 1,537,215 (97% urban, 3% rural); it was 1,465,396 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 268,147
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 92,942
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 346,591
Renter-occupied apartments: 219,599 (it was 214,629 in 2000)
% of renters here:

38%
State:

38%

Land area: 823 sq. mi.
Water area: 24.1 sq. mi.
Population density: 1844 people per square mile 
 
 (very high).

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Middlesex County: 135.4 (high, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Professional,scientific,management,administrative,and waste management services (36.0%), Educational,health and social services (17.8%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 67%
  • Government: 2%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 30%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Middlesex County, Massachusetts:


Median resident age:  38.0 years
Massachusetts median age:  39.0 years

Males: 730,864  (47.2%)
Females: 772,221  (52.8%)

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Middlesex County,MA real estate house value trend



Average household size:
Middlesex County:

2.0 people
Massachusetts:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2009: $78,077 ($60,821 in 1999)
This county:

$78077
Massachusetts:

$64081

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $1,092 (lower quartile is $739, upper quartile is $1,462)
This county:

$1092
State:

$864


Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $399,600 (it was $244,400 in 2000)
Middlesex County:

$399,600
Massachusetts:

$338,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $307,600 - $580,200

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $499,691
Here:

$499,691
State:

$412,156

Townhouses or other attached units: $431,884
Here:

$431,884
State:

$346,236

In 2-unit structures: $416,869
Here:

$416,869
State:

$348,924

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $411,007
Here:

$411,007
State:

$354,648

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $309,414
Here:

$309,414
State:

$326,862

Mobile homes: $61,806
Here:

$61,806
State:

$71,966

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $24,521
Here:

$24,521
State:

$284,583
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $2,386
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $782

Institutionalized population: 13,773

Middlesex County, MA map from a distance

Health of residents in Middlesex County based on CDC Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Questionnaires from 2003 to 2009:

General health status score of residents in this county from 1 (poor) to 5 (excellent) is 3.7. This is about average.
77.0% of residents exercised in the past month. This is about average.
46.1% of residents smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives. This is about average.
90.1% of adult residents drank alcohol in the past 30 days. This is more than average.
77.0% of residents visited a dentist within the past year. This is more than average.
Average weight of males is 190 pounds. This is about average.
Average weight of females is 158 pounds. This is about average.
6.4% of residents keep firearms around their homes. This is less than average.


Single-family new house construction building permits:

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2008

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results



Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $4,456 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $4,349 (1.1%)


Middlesex County household income distribution in 2009 Middlesex County home values distribution


Middlesex County contract rent distribution in 2009

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 7.4%
(5.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 20.2% for Black residents, 21.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 24.2% for other race residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 7.4%
Middlesex County:

7.4%
Massachusetts:

10.3%
(5.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 20.2% for Black residents, 21.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 24.2% for other race residents)

Median age of residents in 2010: 38 years old
(Males: 37 years old, Females: 39 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 41 years old, Black residents: 31 years old, American Indian residents: 30 years old, Asian residents: 32 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 27 years old, Other race residents: 29 years old)

Area name: Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA-NH HUD Metro FMR Area
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Middlesex County is $1128 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $1324 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $1584 a month.

Cities in this county include: Lowell, Cambridge, Newton, Somerville, Framingham, Waltham, Malden, Medford, Arlington, Billerica.

Middlesex County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

2005 air pollution in Middlesex County:

Carbon Monoxide: 2 ppm (standard limit: 9 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Ozone (1-hour): 0.108 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Ozone (8-hour): 0.083 ppm (standard limit: 0.08 ppm). Near U.S. average.



Click to draw/clear Middlesex County borders

Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Middlesex County: Site of Thoreaus Cabin (A), Josiah Nelson House Site (B), Kendal Green Station (C), Lincoln Station (D), Littleton-495 Station (E), Natick Station (F), North Billerica Station (G), Ashland Station (H), The Thomson Country Club (I), Silver Hill Station (J), South Acton Station (K), Hill View Country Club (L), West Natick Station (M), Trull Brook Golf Club (N), Longmeadow Golf Club (O), Arcadian Farms (P), Autumn Hill Orchards (Q), Carver Hill Orchards (R), Derby Orchard (S), Dowse Orchards (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Townsend Shopping Center (1), Acton Shopping Center (2), Acton Mall (3), Stow Shopping Center (4), Acton Shopping Center (5), Natick Mall (6), Mill Village Shopping Center (7), Romeos Shopping Center (8), Russells Shopping Center (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Middlesex County include: Emmanuel Church (A), Holy Union Novitiate (B), Woodville Baptist Church (C), Weston Congregational Church (D), Westford United Methodist Church (E), Westford Bible Church (F), West Acton Baptist Church (G), Unitarian Universalist Church (H), Union Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Hillside Cemetery (1), Brookside Cemetery (2), Groton Cemetery (3), Glenwood Cemetery (4), West Cemetery (5), Woodlawn Cemetery (6), Blood Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Ministers Pond (A), Dead Pond (B), Uptons Pond (C), White Pond (D), Heard Pond (E), Flat Pond (F), Blanford Pond (G), Bloods Pond (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Limit Brook (A), Heath Brook (B), Gumpas Pond Brook (C), Jones Brook (D), McKee Brook (E), Meadow Brook (F), Sewall Brook (G), Strong Water Brook (H), Martins Brook (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Middlesex County include: Shirley Center Historic District (1), Stonymeade Conservation Land (2), Jones Field (3), Hopkinton State Park (4), Kilrausch Playground (5), Lanson Park (6), Lincoln Center Historic District (7), Little Meadow Conservation Area (8), Livingston Street Complex (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Neighboring counties: Essex County , Hillsborough County, New Hampshire , Norfolk County , Norfolk County , Suffolk County , Worcester County .

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)


Current college students: 121,081
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 88.5%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 43.6%

Number of foreign born residents: 223,465 (41% naturalized citizens)

Middlesex County:

15.2%
Whole state:

12.2%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population


Mean travel time to work (commute): 27.4 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 68.7%

Middlesex County marital status for males
Middlesex County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Middlesex County with a mortgage: 195,334 (14,602 second mortgage, 30,824 home equity loan, 617 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 73,208

Here:

72.7% with mortgage
State:

71.6% with mortgage



Religion statistics:

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 73.63%
Here73.6%
USA50.2%
Total adherents: 1,078,903
Total congregations: 737

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchJewishUnited Church of ChristEpiscopal ChurchUnited Methodist Church
Adherents793,922 (73.6%)113,700 (10.5%)24,451 (2.3%)21,262 (2.0%)18,152 (1.7%)
Congregations136 (18.5%)51 (6.9%)79 (10.7%)54 (7.3%)49 (6.6%)
NameGreek Orthodox Archdiocese of AmericaMuslim EstimateAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAArmenian Apostolic Church/Catholicossate EtchmiadzinOther
Adherents14,553 (1.3%)12,846 (1.2%)10,811 (1.0%)10,710 (1.0%)58,496 (5.4%)
Congregations12 (1.6%)7 (0.9%)56 (7.6%)4 (0.5%)289 (39.2%)
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Religions in Middlesex County - Lowell, Cambridge, Newton, Somerville, Framingham

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 251
This county:

1.71 / 10,000 pop.
Massachusetts:

1.98 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 5
Middlesex County:

0.03 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.05 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 314
Middlesex County:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Massachusetts:

2.22 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 203
This county:

1.38 / 10,000 pop.
Massachusetts:

1.77 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 1,153
Middlesex County:

7.84 / 10,000 pop.
Massachusetts:

8.76 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

7.8%
Massachusetts:

8.1%

Adult obesity rate:
Here:

21.5%
Massachusetts:

22.5%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Middlesex County:

18.0%
State:

16.5%


Agriculture in Middlesex County:

Average size of farms: 57 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $113,844
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $4714.43
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 71.89%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 16.27%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $98,369
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 35.30%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 11.98%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $43,038
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 79.62%
Average age of principal farm operators: 55 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 8.53
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 29.43%
Vegetables: 1,792 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 894 acres

Tornado activity:

Middlesex County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is slightly above Massachusetts state average. It is 1.8 times above overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused one fatality and 6 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 10/3/1970, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado killed one person and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Middlesex County-area historical earthquake activity is above Massachusetts state average. It is 71% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 1/19/1982 at 00:14:42, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 MD, 4.5 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 73.8 miles away from the county center
On 10/2/1994 at 11:27:22, a magnitude 3.7 (3.5 LG, 3.7 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 51.7 miles away from the county center
On 7/22/2003 at 11:41:15, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 6.8 mi) earthquake occurred 67.3 miles away from the county center
On 10/6/1992 at 15:38:04, a magnitude 3.4 (3.4 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 61.8 miles away from Middlesex County center
On 10/2/1994 at 14:36:36, a magnitude 3.3 (3.1 LG, 3.3 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 48.6 miles away from the county center
On 1/10/1999 at 10:52:16, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, 3.0 LG, Depth: 1.2 mi) earthquake occurred 30.3 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD)

Most recent natural disasters:


The number of natural disasters in Middlesex County (24) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 14
Emergencies Declared: 10

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Storms: 7, Hurricanes: 4, Floods: 3, Snowstorms: 3, Blizzards: 2, Snows: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Snowfall: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Water Main Break: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers


Most common industries in 2009 (%)
Males Females
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (16%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Construction (8%)
  • Health care (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
  • Health care (19%)
  • Educational services (18%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (12%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Social assistance (4%)
  • Public administration (4%)
Most common occupations in 2009 (%)
Males Females
  • Computer specialists (8%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Engineers (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3%)
  • Top executives (3%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (3%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Business operations specialists (4%)
  • Registered nurses (3%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (3%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):




Most common first ancestries reported in Middlesex County (%):





Middlesex County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 550,450 (72%)
  • Carpooled: 62,437 (8%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 25,096 (3%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 2,082 (0%)
  • Subway or elevated: 37,657 (5%)
  • Railroad: 12,496 (2%)
  • Ferryboat: 62 (0%)
  • Taxi: 1,216 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 446 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 5,166 (1%)
  • Walked: 34,976 (5%)
  • Other means: 3,825 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 27,727 (4%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


People in group quarters in Middlesex County, Massachusetts in 2000:

People in group quarters in Middlesex County, Massachusetts in 2010:


Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2005 was $83,712.

7.07% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($52,906 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.07%
Massachusetts average:

6.31%


0.52% of residents moved from foreign countries ($1,266 average AGI)
Middlesex County:

0.52%
Massachusetts average:

0.28%

3.54% relocated from other counties in Massachusetts ($27,581 average AGI)
3.01% relocated from other states ($24,059 average AGI)
Middlesex County:

3.01%
Massachusetts average:

2.46%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Suffolk County, MA  1.47% ($54,668 average AGI)
from Essex County, MA  0.61% ($47,527)
from Norfolk County, MA  0.59% ($73,785)
from Worcester County, MA  0.47% ($51,723)
from Hillsborough County, NH  0.17% ($45,934)
from Plymouth County, MA  0.11% ($48,108)
from Rockingham County, NH  0.10% ($44,867)


7.59% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($62,506 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.59%
Massachusetts average:

6.91%


0.16% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,062 average AGI)
Middlesex County:

0.16%
Massachusetts average:

0.11%

3.66% relocated to other counties in Massachusetts ($29,618 average AGI)
3.77% relocated to other states ($31,826 average AGI)
Middlesex County:

3.77%
Massachusetts average:

3.26%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Suffolk County, MA  1.22% ($53,734 average AGI)
to Essex County, MA  0.79% ($62,439)
to Worcester County, MA  0.70% ($58,665)
to Norfolk County, MA  0.55% ($77,454)
to Hillsborough County, NH  0.33% ($59,399)
to New York County, NY  0.17% ($54,422)
to Rockingham County, NH  0.16% ($64,052)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 13.7
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.5

Births per 1000 population in Middlesex County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 8.0
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 7.7

Deaths per 1000 population in Middlesex County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 4.8
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 4.2

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Middlesex County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 205,867 (180,103 aged, 25,764 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 8%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 6%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 0.82
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 9588.440
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 174.790
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 38116.3

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1219.520
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 757.570
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 16.31

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 72.19
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 98.01

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 18.51
Beer, wine & liquor stores per 100,000 population in 2005: 1
Fitness & recreation sports centers per 100,000 population in 2005: 2841.503

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 60.2. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

 

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Suffocation - 22.2
  • Poisoning - 15.2
  • Firearm - 13.1
  • Fall - 2.7
  • Other - 7.0

Household type by relationship:

Households: 1,447,673

Size of family households: 145,271 2-persons, 90,005 3-persons, 81,758 4-persons, 33,432 5-persons, 10,596 6-persons, 5,594 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 161,516 1-person, 39,976 2-persons, 7,902 3-persons, 3,250 4-persons, 961 5-persons, 252 6-persons, 175 7-or-more-persons.

79.6% of residents of Middlesex County speak English at home.
4.3% of residents speak Spanish at home (59% speak English very well, 22% speak English well, 15% speak English not well, 5% don't speak English at all).
10.8% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (63% speak English very well, 21% speak English well, 12% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
4.5% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (54% speak English very well, 28% speak English well, 14% speak English not well, 4% don't speak English at all).
0.9% of residents speak other language at home (77% speak English very well, 17% speak English well, 5% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $13,924,030,000 ($9507 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $4,485,506,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $2,936,481,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $2,071,601,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $24,966,000
Federal grants: $2,767,626,000
Federal procurement contracts: $5,160,820,000 ($3,945,633,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $962,536,000 ($362,493,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $129,245,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $336,710,000
Federal Government insurance: $567,039,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 97,126
Here:

67 per 1000 residents
State:

67 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 60,099
Here:

41 per 1000 residents
State:

46 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +53,762
Here:

+37 per 1000 residents
State:

+25 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -96,279
Here -66 per 1000 residents
State -37 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Middlesex County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 67.35 millions of gallons per day (63% from ground, 37% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.8
State:

6.4

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.0
State:

4.0

Year house built

Rooms in houses/apartments in Middlesex County, Massachusetts
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 347
  • 2 rooms: 1,910
  • 3 rooms: 7,544
  • 4 rooms: 22,188
  • 5 rooms: 48,401
  • 6 rooms: 74,002
  • 7 rooms: 69,925
  • 8 rooms: 57,619
  • 9+ rooms: 64,655
  • 1 room: 10,232
  • 2 rooms: 24,514
  • 3 rooms: 46,829
  • 4 rooms: 53,617
  • 5 rooms: 45,141
  • 6 rooms: 20,447
  • 7 rooms: 7,768
  • 8 rooms: 3,248
  • 9+ rooms: 2,833
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Middlesex County, Massachusetts
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 556
  • 1 bedroom: 11,671
  • 2 bedrooms: 67,658
  • 3 bedrooms: 150,856
  • 4 bedrooms: 89,657
  • 5+ bedrooms: 26,193
  • no bedroom: 12,259
  • 1 bedroom: 73,320
  • 2 bedrooms: 86,432
  • 3 bedrooms: 33,227
  • 4 bedrooms: 7,242
  • 5+ bedrooms: 2,149
Cars and other vehicles available in Middlesex County, Massachusetts in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 14,217
  • 1 vehicle: 98,012
  • 2 vehicles: 170,661
  • 3 vehicles: 47,296
  • 4 vehicles: 12,531
  • 5+ vehicles: 3,874
  • no vehicle: 44,853
  • 1 vehicle: 106,256
  • 2 vehicles: 52,388
  • 3 vehicles: 8,408
  • 4 vehicles: 1,657
  • 5+ vehicles: 1,067

61% of Middlesex County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 58% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 42% lived in Massachusetts.

Middlesex County:

60.7%
State average:

60.6%


Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $259,800


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 1%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 1%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Middlesex County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (49.8%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (43.4%)
  • Electricity (5.2%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (0.9%)
  • Utility gas (49.4%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (26.5%)
  • Electricity (20.1%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2.7%)
  • Other fuel (0.7%)



Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 16,543
Here:

11.0%
Massachusetts:

10.8%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 9,183
Here:

13.0%
Massachusetts:

12.2%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 46,819
Here:

57.6%
Massachusetts:

48.2%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)


Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninst.)


Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:



Middlesex County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1991
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Middlesex County Fatal accident statistics for 1992 - 2009
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Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)



Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 296 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED3,044$280,04211,198$302,49749,046$291,6522,185$171,721144$1,924,0561,902$274,19527$102,333
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED185$253,076726$335,8953,028$309,596243$114,94211$3,261,727110$311,2649$49,333
APPLICATIONS DENIED571$262,6481,562$261,9789,245$313,489754$121,63520$1,464,450673$241,28723$49,652
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN463$268,3221,402$311,1376,969$297,569223$234,19712$2,186,417338$274,2042$83,500
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS76$261,500313$293,1952,303$293,166124$172,6851$167,00099$247,0401$38,000
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 291 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1,523$303,5571,094$319,1513$194,667
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED453$297,770429$312,8397$176,857
APPLICATIONS DENIED279$303,538271$314,3363$242,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN97$285,918108$317,7131$151,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS30$316,40022$339,1360$0
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Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value


Most common first names in Middlesex County, MA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary18,14281.3 years
John14,27774.5 years
Joseph8,70475.2 years
William8,46074.5 years
James6,71973.6 years
Margaret6,65181.4 years
Helen6,16580.8 years
George5,57675.6 years
Robert5,51169.4 years
Charles5,03875.4 years
Most common last names in Middlesex County, MA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith2,24977.7 years
Sullivan1,98877.0 years
Murphy1,89277.0 years
Johnson1,52778.0 years
Brown1,39877.9 years
Mccarthy1,07776.7 years
Obrien1,05677.2 years
White1,00278.0 years
Walsh95876.8 years
Anderson93478.2 years
Businesses in Middlesex County, MA
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven23Journeys4
ALDO10KFC10
AT&T23Kincaid1
Abercrombie & Fitch3Kmart4
Abercrombie Kids3Kohl's5
Ace Hardware15LA Fitness1
Aeropostale5La Quinta1
American Eagle Outfitters6La-Z-Boy2
Ann Taylor11Lane Bryant3
Apple Store3Lane Furniture7
Applebee's5LensCrafters7
Arby's1Levi Strauss & Co.1
Ashley Furniture4Little Caesars Pizza2
AutoZone14Lowe's4
Avenue3Macy's5
BMW1Marriott20
Bakers3Marshalls12
Bally Total Fitness2MasterBrand Cabinets151
Banana Republic4McDonald's42
Baskin-Robbins4Men's Wearhouse9
Bath & Body Works6Motel 62
Bebe3Motherhood Maternity9
Bed Bath & Beyond3New Balance30
Ben & Jerry's3New York & Co2
Bentleymotors.Com1Nike18
Best Western7Nordstrom3
Blockbuster10Office Depot2
Brooks Brothers1OfficeMax2
Brookstone4Old Country Buffet2
Brunswick Bowling & Billiards1Old Navy5
Budget Car Rental2Olive Garden3
Burger King24On The Border1
CVS65Outback3
Cache2Outback Steakhouse3
Casual Male XL4Pac Sun4
Catherines1Panda Express1
Charlotte Russe1Panera Bread10
Chick-Fil-A1Papa John's Pizza2
Chico's4Payless19
Chipotle8Penske8
Cinnabon 2PetSmart4
Clarks3Pier 1 Imports3
Cold Stone Creamery2Pizza Hut2
Coldwater Creek3Qdoba Mexican Grill3
Comfort Inn2Quality1
Costco1Quiznos10
Cracker Barrel1RadioShack26
Crate & Barrel3Red Roof Inn2
Curves11Rite Aid31
DHL10Ruby Tuesday1
Dairy Queen4Ryder Rental & Truck Leasing2
Decora Cabinetry34SONIC Drive-In1
Domino's Pizza13Sears12
DressBarn5Sephora4
Dunkin Donuts227Shaw's18
Econo Lodge2Soma Intimates1
Eddie Bauer1Spencer Gifts4
Express4Sprint Nextel11
Extended Stay America1Staples15
Extended Stay Deluxe2Starbucks48
Famous Footwear4Subway51
Fashion Bug5Super 81
FedEx339T-Mobile21
Finish Line4T.G.I. Driday's2
Firestone Complete Auto Care3T.J.Maxx13
Foot Locker3Taco Bell8
Forever 214Talbots7
Fredericks Of Hollywood1Target6
GNC27The Cheesecake Factory3
GameStop21The Limited3
Gap6The Room Place1
Goodwill4Toys"R"Us8
Gymboree5Trader Joe's8
H&M1Travelodge2
H&R Block38True Value22
Holiday Inn13U-Haul33
Hollister Co.4UPS315
Home Depot6Urban Outfitters2
Homestead Studio Suites3Verizon Wireless15
Hot Topic1Victoria's Secret5
Hyatt3Walgreens33
IHOP2Walmart5
J. Jill4Wendy's15
J.Crew3Westin1
JCPenney2Wet Seal4
JoS. A. Bank3Whole Foods Market10
Johnny Rockets1YMCA14
Jones New York18
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