Wellesley, MA

Census Place

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2022 Population
29,862
1.69% 1-year growth
US Senator
Elizabeth Warren
Democratic Party
US Senator
Ed Markey
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
37.6
6.52% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
4.1%
15.7% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$250,001
10.5% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$1.42M
13.8% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
12,821
1.11% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Wellesley, MA had a population of 29.9k people with a median age of 37.6 and a median household income of $250,001. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Wellesley, MA grew from 29,365 to 29,862, a 1.69% increase and its median household income grew from $226,250 to $250,001, a 10.5% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Wellesley, MA are White (Non-Hispanic) (73.6%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (13.3%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (5.27%), Two+ (Hispanic) (2.33%), and White (Hispanic) (2.17%).

None of the households in Wellesley, 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.

92% of the residents in Wellesley, MA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Wellesley, MA are Babson College (164580) (1,115 degrees awarded in 2022), Wellesley College (731 degrees), and Massachusetts Bay Community College (166647) (557 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Wellesley, MA was $1.42M, and the homeownership rate was 84.4%.

Most people in Wellesley, MA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 28.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Wellesley, MA was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Wellesley, MA is home to a population of 29.9k people, from which 92% are citizens. As of 2022, 17.4% of Wellesley, MA residents were born outside of the country (5.2k people).

In 2022, there were 5.55 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (22k people) in Wellesley, MA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.96k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 1.57k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

92%
2022 Citizenship
92.1%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 92% of Wellesley, MA residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Wellesley, MA was 92.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Wellesley, MA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    22k ± 800
  2. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    3.96k ± 495
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    1.57k ± 467
5.32%
Hispanic Population
1.59k people

In 2022, there were 5.55 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (22k people) in Wellesley, MA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.96k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 1.57k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

5.32% of the people in Wellesley, MA are hispanic (1.59k 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

17.4%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
5.2k people
17.5%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
5.14k people

As of 2022, 17.4% of Wellesley, MA residents (5.2k 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 Wellesley, MA was 17.5%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    210 ± 82
  2. Korea
    69 ± 45
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    51 ± 50

Wellesley, MA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.04 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Wellesley, MA employs 12.8k people. The largest industries in Wellesley, MA are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (2,684 people), Educational Services (2,281 people), and Finance & Insurance (1,807 people), and the highest paying industries are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($250,001), Finance & Insurance ($250,001), and Utilities ($245,268).

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

12.8k
2022 Value
± 694
1.11%
1 Year growth
± 7.6%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Wellesley, MA grew at a rate of 1.11%, from 12.7k employees to 12.8k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Wellesley, MA, are Management Occupations (2,947 people), Business & Financial Operations Occupations (1,448 people), and Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (1,325 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Wellesley, MA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

12.8k
2022 Value
± 694
1.11%
1 Year growth
± 7.6%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Wellesley, MA grew at a rate of 1.11%, from 12.7k employees to 12.8k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Wellesley, MA, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (2,684 people), Educational Services (2,281 people), and Finance & Insurance (1,807 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Wellesley, MA, though some of these residents may live in Wellesley, 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

$201,292
Median earning men ± $24,675
$58,837
Median earning women ± $8,908

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($250,001), Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($237,613), and Information ($227,775).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Manufacturing ($167,000), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($157,250), and Wholesale Trade ($138,250).

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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 Wellesley, MA awarded 2,403 degrees. The student population of Wellesley, MA in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 3,850 male students and 6,083 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Wellesley, MA are White (924 and 48.6%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (319 and 16.8%), Asian (295 and 15.5%), and Black or African American (168 and 8.84%).

The largest universities in Wellesley, MA by number of degrees awarded are Babson College (164580) (1,115 and 46.4%), Wellesley College (731 and 30.4%), and Massachusetts Bay Community College (166647) (557 and 23.2%).

The most popular majors in Wellesley, MA are General Business Administration & Management (977 and 40.7%), Other Business Administration, Management, & Operations (136 and 5.66%), and Econometrics & Quantitative Economics (92 and 3.83%).

The median tuition cost in Wellesley, MA for private four year colleges is $58,264.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Wellesley, MA, the percentage of applicants admitted was 17.7%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 43.5%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 9,933 (38.8% men and 61.2% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 9,933 students enrolled in Wellesley, MA, 38.8% men and 61.2% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 3,484 records, of which 58.4% were women and 41.6% men.

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Concentrations

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Wellesley, MA was General Computer & Information Sciences with 57 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 1,115 degrees awarded
  2. 731 degrees awarded
  3. 557 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Babson College (164580) with 1,115 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 860 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Wellesley, MA, which is 0.557 times less than the 1,543 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 924 degrees mean that there were 2.9 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 319 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($58,264) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($4,800) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($2,000) 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 Wellesley, MA was $1.42M in 2022, which is 5.05 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $1.25M to $1.42M, a 13.8% increase. The homeownership rate in Wellesley, MA is 84.4%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Wellesley, MA have an average commute time of 28.7 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Wellesley, MA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Wellesley, MA is $250,001. In 2022, the place with the highest median household income in Wellesley, MA was Census Tract 4041 with a value of $250,001, followed by Census Tract 4042.01 and Census Tract 4043.01, with respective values of $250,001 and $250,001.

Property

$1.42M
Median Property Value 2022
±$75,225
$7,561
Median Property Taxes
±$431

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Rent vs Own

84.4%
Homeownership
2022
57.9%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 84.4% of the housing units in Wellesley, MA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 83%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 4041
  2. Census Tract 4042.01
  3. Census Tract 4043.01

In 2022, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Wellesley, MA was Census Tract 4041 with a value of $250,001, followed by Census Tract 4042.01 and Census Tract 4043.01, with respective values of $250,001 and $250,001.

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Household Income

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$250,001
Median Household Income
± $N/A
8.96k
Number of Households
± 494

In 2022, the median household income of the 8.96k households in Wellesley, MA grew to $250,001 from the previous year's value of $226,250.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Wellesley, 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 (48.7%)
  2. Worked At Home (28.2%)
  3. Walked (11%)

In 2022, 48.7% of workers in Wellesley, MA drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (28.2%) and those who walked to work (11%).

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Commute Time

28.7 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Wellesley, MA have a longer commute time (28.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.45% of the workforce in Wellesley, 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

4.1% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Wellesley, MA (1.05k out of 25.5k 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 Males 18 - 24, followed by Females 55 - 64 and then Females 75+.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Wellesley, MA is White, followed by Black 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

98.2% of the population of Wellesley, MA has health coverage, with 66.4% on employee plans, 3.41% on Medicaid, 11.1% on Medicare, 17.2% on non-group plans, and 0.0641% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Norfolk County, MA see 780 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.889% decrease from the previous year (787 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 803 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 150 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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780 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Norfolk County, MA

Primary care physicians in Norfolk County, MA see an average of 780 patients per year. This represents a 0.889% decrease from the previous year (787 patients).

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 29% under 18 years, 19.4% between 18 and 34 years, 36.8% between 35 and 64 years, and 14.9% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 44.5% were men and 55.5% were women.

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Uninsured People

1.76%
Uninsured
66.4%
Employer Coverage
3.41%
Medicaid
11.1%
Medicare
17.2%
Non-Group
0.0641%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Wellesley, MA grew by 5.91% from 1.67% to 1.76%.

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