Lowell City PUMA, MA

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2021 Population
114,804
3.14% 1-year growth
US Senator
Elizabeth Warren
Democratic Party
US Senator
Ed Markey
Democratic Party
2021 Median Age
34.4
1.78% 1-year increase
2021 Poverty Rate
17.5%
1.29% 1-year increase
2021 Median Household Income
$64,489
3.69% 1-year growth
2021 Median Property Value
$312,600
9.61% 1-year growth
2021 Employed Population
56,920
4% 1-year growth

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In 2021, Lowell City PUMA, MA had a population of 115k people with a median age of 34.4 and a median household income of $64,489. Between 2020 and 2021 the population of Lowell City PUMA, MA grew from 111,311 to 114,804, a 3.14% increase and its median household income grew from $62,196 to $64,489, a 3.69% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Lowell City PUMA, MA are White (Non-Hispanic) (48.3%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (22.2%), White (Hispanic) (9.93%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (8.16%), and Other (Hispanic) (3.72%).

40% of the households in Lowell City PUMA, 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.

86.9% of the residents in Lowell City PUMA, MA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Middlesex County (Far Northeast)--Lowell City PUMA, MA are University of Massachusetts-Lowell (4,933 degrees awarded in 2021) and Lowell Academy Hairstyling Institute (166498) (25 degrees).

In 2021, the median property value in Lowell City PUMA, MA was $312,600, and the homeownership rate was 43.2%.

Most people in Lowell City PUMA, MA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 26.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Lowell City PUMA, MA was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Lowell City PUMA, MA is home to a population of 115k people, from which 86.9% are citizens. As of 2021, 28.2% of Lowell City PUMA, MA residents were born outside of the country (32.4k people).

In 2021, there were 2.18 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (55.4k people) in Lowell City PUMA, MA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 25.5k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 11.4k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The most common non-English languages spoken as the primary langauge in households in Lowell City PUMA, MA are Spanish (12,650 households), Khmer (11,070 households), and Portuguese (6,059 households).

Residents by Gender and Age

RACE/ETHNICITY
57,053
Women
49.7%
57,752
Men
50.3%

The resident population of United States in 2021 was 114,805 inhabitants, with 50.3% men, and 49.7% women.

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Citizenship

86.9%
2021 Citizenship
87.1%
2020 Citizenship

As of 2021, 86.9% of Lowell City PUMA, MA residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.4%. In 2020, the percentage of US citizens in Lowell City PUMA, MA was 87.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Lowell City PUMA, MA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    55.4k ± 2.21k
  2. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    25.5k ± 1.77k
  3. White (Hispanic)
    11.4k ± 1.46k
17.6%
Hispanic Population
20.2k people

In 2021, there were 2.18 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (55.4k people) in Lowell City PUMA, MA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 25.5k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 11.4k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

17.6% of the people in Lowell City PUMA, MA are hispanic (20.2k people).

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin
  1. Cambodia
    7,913 ± 2,107 people
  2. Brazil
    3,453 ± 1,421 people
  3. Vietnam
    2,108 ± 1,117 people

In 2021, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Lowell City PUMA, MA was Cambodia, the natal country of 7,913 Lowell City PUMA, MA residents, followed by Brazil with 3,453 and Vietnam with 2,108.

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Foreign-Born Population

28.2%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
32.4k people
27.1%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
30.2k people

As of 2021, 28.2% of Lowell City PUMA, MA residents (32.4k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.6%. In 2020, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Lowell City PUMA, MA was 27.1%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Non-English Households

Most Common Non-English Languages
  1. Spanish
    12,650 households (11.7%)
  2. Khmer
    11,070 households (10.2%)
  3. Portuguese
    6,059 households (5.61%)

40% of the households in Lowell City PUMA, MA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language, which is higher than the national average of 21.7%. 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.

In 2021, the most common non-English language spoken in households in Lowell City PUMA, MA was Spanish. 11.7% of the households in Lowell City PUMA, MA reported speaking Spanish at home as the primary shared language between all members living in the household.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    1,034 ± 219
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    650 ± 199
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    292 ± 113

Lowell City PUMA, MA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.59 times greater than any other conflict.

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The economy of Lowell City PUMA, MA employs 56.9k people. The largest industries in Lowell City PUMA, MA are Restaurants & Food Services (4,064 people), Construction (3,507 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (2,675 people), and the highest paying industries are Grocery & related product merchant wholesalers ($150,330), Offices of physicians ($147,497), and Architectural, engineering & related services ($112,513).

Males in Lowell City PUMA, MA have an average income that is 1.24 times higher than the average income of females, which is $51,401. The income inequality in Lowell City PUMA, MA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.418, which is lower than than the national average.

Workforce Diversity

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RACE/ETHNICITY
26,426
Women
48.3%
28,303
Men
51.7%

The workforce of Lowell City PUMA, MA in 2020 was 54,729 people, with 48.3% woman, and 51.7% men.

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Occupations

56.9k
2021 Value
4%
1 Year growth
± 4%

From 2020 to 2021, employment in Lowell City PUMA, MA grew at a rate of 4%, from 54.7k employees to 56.9k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Lowell City PUMA, MA, are Other assemblers and fabricators (1,697 people), Cashiers (1,652 people), and Driver/sales workers & truck drivers (1,458 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Lowell City PUMA, MA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

56.9k
2021 Value
4%
1 Year growth
± 4%

From 2020 to 2021, employment in Lowell City PUMA, MA grew at a rate of 4%, from 54.7k employees to 56.9k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Lowell City PUMA, MA, are Restaurants & Food Services (4,064 people), Construction (3,507 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (2,675 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Lowell City PUMA, MA, though some of these residents may live in Lowell City PUMA, 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

$44,243
Median earning men ± $1,801
$35,499
Median earning women ± $1,840

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2021 are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($118,846), Public Administration ($81,569), and Wholesale Trade ($63,559).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2021 are Information ($77,729), Public Administration ($63,111), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($50,000).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.75%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 155M people employed in Massachusetts. This represents a 2.75% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

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Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Massachusetts to other states, or from other states to Massachusetts.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $37.1B
  2. $29.7B
  3. $28.8B

In 2020, the top outbound Massachusetts product (by dollars) was Pharmaceuticals with $37.1B, followed by Mixed freight ($29.7B) and Electronics ($28.8B).

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$296B
2020 Value in Massachusetts
$627B
Projected 2050 Value in Massachusetts
112% growth

In 2020, total outbound Massachusetts trade was $296B. This is expected to increase 112% to $627B by 2050.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Massachusetts to other states, or from other states to Massachusetts.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $28.8B
  2. $20.3B
  3. $14.2B

In 2020, the top outbound Massachusetts domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was New York with $28.8B, followed by New Hampshire with $20.3B and Connecticut and $14.2B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Massachusetts shares with each state (excluding itself).

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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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In 2021, universities in Lowell City PUMA, MA awarded 4,958 degrees. The student population of Lowell City PUMA, MA in 2021 is skewed towards men, with 10,084 male students and 7,579 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Lowell City PUMA, MA are White (2,913 and 63.2%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (514 and 11.2%), Asian (495 and 10.7%), and Black or African American (293 and 6.36%).

The largest universities in Lowell City PUMA, MA by number of degrees awarded are University of Massachusetts-Lowell (4,933 and 99.5%) and Lowell Academy Hairstyling Institute (166498) (25 and 0.504%).

The most popular majors in Middlesex County (Far Northeast)--Lowell City PUMA, MA are General Business Administration & Management (981 and 19.8%), Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement Administration (348 and 7.02%), and Mechanical Engineering (286 and 5.77%).

The median tuition cost in Middlesex County (Far Northeast)--Lowell City PUMA, MA for a public four year colleges is $15,078 for in-state students and $33,004 for out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2021 in Lowell City PUMA, MA, the percentage of applicants admitted was 84.6%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 18.1%. The number of students enrolled in 2021 was 17,663 (57.1% men and 42.9% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2021 there were 17,663 students enrolled in Lowell City PUMA, MA, 57.1% men and 42.9% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 9,525 records, of which 41.4% were women and 58.6% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 230 degrees awarded
  2. 214 degrees awarded
  3. 623 degrees awarded

In 2021, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Middlesex County (Far Northeast)--Lowell City PUMA, MA was General Psychology with 230 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 4,933 degrees awarded
  2. 25 degrees awarded

In 2021, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was University of Massachusetts-Lowell with 4,933 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2021, 2,870 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Lowell City PUMA, MA, which is 1.37 times more than the 2,088 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2021 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 2,913 degrees mean that there were 5.67 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 514 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 ($15,078) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2021.

Public, 4-year or above ($620) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2021.

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

Measure

In 2021, 2.67% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 3.92% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population of Lowell City PUMA, MA in 2021 were High School or Equivalent (30.9k), Some college (17.3k), and Bachelors Degree (13.9k).

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The median property value in Lowell City PUMA, MA was $312,600 in 2021, which is 1.28 times larger than the national average of $244,900. Between 2020 and 2021 the median property value increased from $285,200 to $312,600, a 9.61% increase. The homeownership rate in Lowell City PUMA, MA is 43.2%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.6%.

People in Lowell City PUMA, MA have an average commute time of 26.6 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Lowell City PUMA, MA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Lowell City PUMA, MA is $64,489. In 2021, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income in Lowell City PUMA, MA was Norfolk (Northeast) & Middlesex (Southeast) Counties (West of Boston City) PUMA, MA with a value of $201,676, followed by Middlesex (West Central) & Worcester (East) Counties PUMA, MA and Newton City & Brookline Town PUMA, MA, with respective values of $146,308 and $144,175.

Property

$312,600
Median Property Value 2021
±$9,503
$18,288
Median Property Taxes
±$1,028

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Rent vs Own

43.2%
Homeownership
2021
63.8%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2021

In 2021, 43.2% of the housing units in Lowell City PUMA, MA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 43.4%.

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Income by Location

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In 2021, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Lowell City PUMA, MA was Norfolk (Northeast) & Middlesex (Southeast) Counties (West of Boston City) PUMA, MA with a value of $201,676, followed by Middlesex (West Central) & Worcester (East) Counties PUMA, MA and Newton City & Brookline Town PUMA, MA, with respective values of $146,308 and $144,175.

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$64,489
Median Household Income
± $2,857
42.3k
Number of Households
± 1,770

In 2021, the median household income of the 42.3k households in Lowell City PUMA, MA grew to $64,489 from the previous year's value of $62,196.

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Wage Distribution

0.418
2021 Wage GINI in Lowell City PUMA, MA
0.417
2020 Wage GINI in Lowell City PUMA, MA

In 2021, the income inequality in Lowell City PUMA, MA was 0.418 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.367% growth from 2020 to 2021, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Lowell City PUMA, MA was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Lowell City PUMA, MA in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2021
  1. Drove Alone (74.1%)
  2. Carpooled (9.84%)
  3. Worked At Home (6.86%)

In 2021, 74.1% of workers in Lowell City PUMA, MA drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (9.84%) and those who worked at home (6.86%).

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Commute Time

26.6 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Lowell City PUMA, MA have a shorter commute time (26.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.8 minutes). Additionally, 2.35% of the workforce in Lowell City PUMA, 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 Lowell City PUMA, MA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Lowell City PUMA, MA have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

17.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Lowell City PUMA, MA (19.3k out of 110k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.6%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 18 - 24, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Females 18 - 24.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Lowell City PUMA, MA is White, followed by Hispanic and Asian.

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95.3% of the population of Lowell City PUMA, MA has health coverage, with 42.6% on employee plans, 34% on Medicaid, 6.32% on Medicare, 11.8% on non-group plans, and 0.67% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Massachusetts see 960 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.826% decrease from the previous year (968 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 930 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 145 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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960 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Massachusetts

Primary care physicians in Massachusetts see an average of 960 patients per year. This represents a 0.826% decrease from the previous year (968 patients).

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Health Care Diversity

In 2021, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 23.1% under 18 years, 28.2% between 18 and 34 years, 37.9% between 35 and 64 years, and 10.8% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.4% were men and 50.6% were women.

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Uninsured People

4.66%
Uninsured
42.6%
Employer Coverage
34%
Medicaid
6.32%
Medicare
11.8%
Non-Group
0.67%
Military or VA

Between 2020 and 2021, the percent of uninsured citizens in Lowell City PUMA, MA declined by 1.9% from 4.75% to 4.66%.

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