Dukes County, MA

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2022 Population
20,543
1.31% 1-year growth
US Senator
Elizabeth Warren
Democratic Party
US Senator
Ed Markey
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
49.2
2.71% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
6.71%
14.2% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$93,225
20.5% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$998,100
16.4% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Dukes County, MA had a population of 20.5k people with a median age of 49.2 and a median household income of $93,225. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Dukes County, MA grew from 20,277 to 20,543, a 1.31% increase and its median household income grew from $77,392 to $93,225, a 20.5% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Dukes County, MA are White (Non-Hispanic) (81.1%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (7.55%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (2.9%), Other (Non-Hispanic) (2.68%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (1.48%).

None of the households in Dukes County, 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.

91.2% of the residents in Dukes County, MA are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Dukes County, MA was $998,100, and the homeownership rate was 76.6%.

Most people in Dukes County, MA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 15.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Dukes County, MA was 2 cars per household.

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Population & Diversity

Dukes County, MA is home to a population of 20.5k people, from which 91.2% are citizens. As of 2022, 14.7% of Dukes County, MA residents were born outside of the country (3.01k people).

In 2022, there were 10.7 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (16.7k people) in Dukes County, MA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.55k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 595 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

91.2%
2022 Citizenship
94.7%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 91.2% of Dukes County, MA residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Dukes County, MA was 94.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Dukes County, MA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    16.7k ± 680
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    1.55k ± 650
  3. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    595 ± 335
3.64%
Hispanic Population
748 people

In 2022, there were 10.7 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (16.7k people) in Dukes County, MA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.55k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 595 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

3.64% of the people in Dukes County, MA are hispanic (748 people).

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Foreign-Born Population

14.7%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
3.01k people
13.1%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
2.65k people

As of 2022, 14.7% of Dukes County, MA residents (3.01k 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 Dukes County, MA was 13.1%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    471 ± 194
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    166 ± 136
  3. Korea
    109 ± 111

Dukes County, MA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.84 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Dukes County, MA employs 10.5k people. The largest industries in Dukes County, MA are Construction (1,932 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,087 people), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (1,013 people), and the highest paying industries are Finance & Insurance ($250,001), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($220,738), and Wholesale Trade ($115,901).

Occupations

10.5k
2022 Value
± 1,068
−0.333%
1 Year decline
± 14.5%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Dukes County, MA declined at a rate of −0.333%, from 10.5k employees to 10.5k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Dukes County, MA, are Construction & Extraction Occupations (1,417 people), Management Occupations (1,370 people), and Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations (1,101 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Dukes County, MA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

10.5k
2022 Value
± 1,068
−0.333%
1 Year decline
± 14.5%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Dukes County, MA declined at a rate of −0.333%, from 10.5k employees to 10.5k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Dukes County, MA, are Construction (1,932 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,087 people), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (1,013 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Dukes County, MA, though some of these residents may live in Dukes County, 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

$53,917
Median earning men ± $5,408
$40,716
Median earning women ± $8,614

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Wholesale Trade ($241,250), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($122,414), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($70,417).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($220,820), Wholesale Trade ($115,864), and Information ($85,714).

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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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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 297
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services
  2. 250
    Retail Trade
  3. 221
    Arts, Entertainment & Recreation and Accommodation & Food Services

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Dukes County, MA went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 77% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (20.4%), followed by Other (1.48%).

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.

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Education

Awarded Degrees over Time

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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.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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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 Dukes County, MA was $998,100 in 2022, which is 3.54 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $857,600 to $998,100, a 16.4% increase. The homeownership rate in Dukes County, MA is 76.6%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Dukes County, MA have an average commute time of 15.7 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Dukes County, MA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Dukes County, MA is $93,225. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Dukes County, MA was Census Tract 2004 with a value of $128,110, followed by Census Tract 2002 and Census Tract 2003, with respective values of $106,284 and $79,127.

Property

$998,100
Median Property Value 2022
±$65,423
$5,285
Median Property Taxes
±$594

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 Dukes County, MA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

76.6%
Homeownership
2022
68%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 76.6% of the housing units in Dukes County, MA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 73.3%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 2004
  2. Census Tract 2002
  3. Census Tract 2003

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Dukes County, MA was Census Tract 2004 with a value of $128,110, followed by Census Tract 2002 and Census Tract 2003, with respective values of $106,284 and $79,127.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Dukes County, MA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$93,225
Median Household Income
± $8,589
6.9k
Number of Households
± 727

In 2022, the median household income of the 6.9k households in Dukes County, MA grew to $93,225 from the previous year's value of $77,392.

The following chart displays the households in Dukes County, 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 Dukes County, 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 (65.4%)
  2. Worked At Home (17.7%)
  3. Carpooled (9.69%)

In 2022, 65.4% of workers in Dukes County, MA drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (17.7%) and those who carpooled to work (9.69%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

15.7 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Dukes County, MA have a shorter commute time (15.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 0.735% of the workforce in Dukes County, 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 Dukes County, MA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Dukes County, MA have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

6.71% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Dukes County, MA (1.36k out of 20.3k 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 45 - 54, followed by Males 45 - 54 and then Females 35 - 44.

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

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

93.5% of the population of Dukes County, MA has health coverage, with 33.3% on employee plans, 21.9% on Medicaid, 20% on Medicare, 17.8% on non-group plans, and 0.509% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Dukes County, MA see 1444 patients per year on average, which represents a 25.1% decrease from the previous year (1928 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1455 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 140 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48% were men and 52% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,444 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Dukes County, MA

Primary care physicians in Dukes County, MA see an average of 1,444 patients per year. This represents a 25.1% decrease from the previous year (1,928 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Dukes County, MA in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 19.4% under 18 years, 15.9% between 18 and 34 years, 39.6% between 35 and 64 years, and 25.1% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48% were men and 52% were women.

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Uninsured People

6.47%
Uninsured
33.3%
Employer Coverage
21.9%
Medicaid
20%
Medicare
17.8%
Non-Group
0.509%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Dukes County, MA grew by 4.06% from 6.22% to 6.47%.

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Health Outcomes

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Health Behaviors

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In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 26.5% in Dukes County, MA.

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Clinical Care

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In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 5.06% in Dukes County, MA.

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