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Area Code 617 Detailed Profile

Area Code 617 Summary
Area code 617 is assigned to Massachusetts
Latitude: 42.340862
Longitude: -71.116671
Population: 1,272,396
Area: 167.33 sq. miles
Land: 162.15 sq. miles
Water: 5.18 sq. miles
Population Density: 7,847.03 people per sq. mile
Elevation: 40.0 feet above sea level
Time Zone: Eastern (GMT -5)
Daylight Savings: Yes
Area Code 617 Zip Codes
Cities with population over 100,000
Boston (359,585)
Cambridge (101,391)
  
Cities with population over 50,000
Brookline (55,817)
Quincy (88,025)
Somerville (77,040)
Waltham (59,226)
Towns with population under 50,000
Allston (21,389)
Auburndale (7,030)
Brighton (43,887)
Charlestown (15,195)
Chelsea (35,080)
Chestnut Hill (11,078)
Everett (38,037)
Hyde Park (28,392)
Jamaica Plain (36,293)
Mattapan (27,815)
Milton (26,062)
Needham (19,917)
Needham Heights (8,994)
Newton (12,150)
Newton Center (17,856)
Newton Highlands (6,344)
Newton Lower Falls (1,528)
Newton Upper Falls (2,936)
Newtonville (9,143)
Roslindale (32,527)
Waban (5,738)
Watertown (32,986)
West Newton (11,316)
West Roxbury (24,058)
Winthrop (18,303)
Woburn (37,258)

Area Code 617 Demographics

Area Code 617 Gender Distribution

Gender Distribution
GenderNumberPercentMassachusetts Avg.National Avg.
Male610,55747.98 %48.18 %49.04 %
Female661,83952.02 %51.82 %50.96 %
Males / Female0.92-0.930.96
Total Population1,272,396100.00 %--
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Area Code 617 Age Distribution

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Age Distribution
Age GroupNumberPercentMassachusetts Avg.National Avg.
Under 5 years67,4485.30 %6.26 %6.83 %
5 to 9 years68,3855.37 %6.79 %7.31 %
10 to 14 years67,3925.30 %6.79 %7.30 %
15 to 19 years85,3216.71 %6.55 %7.20 %
20 to 24 years131,87410.36 %6.37 %6.75 %
25 to 34 years259,29920.38 %14.60 %14.17 %
35 to 44 years192,84215.16 %16.74 %16.01 %
45 to 54 years150,42411.82 %13.76 %13.37 %
55 to 59 years53,3924.20 %4.88 %4.79 %
60 to 64 years42,2673.32 %3.72 %3.84 %
65 to 74 years76,2645.99 %6.74 %6.53 %
75 to 84 years55,3104.35 %4.97 %4.38 %
85 years and over22,1781.74 %1.84 %1.50 %
Age StatisticsNumberPercentMassachusetts Avg.National Avg.
Median age (years)35.3-38.637.7
18 years and over1,030,98781.03 %76.37 %74.27 %
Male
487,12838.28 %36.06 %35.85 %
Female
543,85942.74 %40.31 %38.42 %
21 years and over957,73575.27 %72.26 %69.92 %
62 years and over178,14414.00 %15.71 %14.65 %
65 years and over153,75212.08 %13.55 %12.42 %
Male
59,2954.66 %5.38 %5.12 %
Female
94,4577.42 %8.17 %7.30 %
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Area Code 617 Racial Profile

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Racial Profile Chart
RaceNumberPercentMassachusetts Avg.National Avg.
One race1,226,74596.41 %97.70 %97.55 %
White
870,17868.39 %84.54 %75.21 %
Black or African American
183,42014.42 %5.41 %12.26 %
American Indian and Alaska Native
3,6250.28 %0.24 %0.87 %
Asian
100,6027.91 %3.75 %3.59 %
Asian Indian
14,6401.15 %0.69 %0.59 %
Chinese
46,7293.67 %1.33 %0.85 %
Filipino
3,0960.24 %0.13 %0.65 %
Japanese
5,7770.45 %0.17 %0.28 %
Korean
7,3280.58 %0.27 %0.38 %
Vietnamese
15,5921.23 %0.53 %0.39 %
Other Asian
7,4400.58 %0.63 %0.45 %
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander
6970.05 %0.04 %0.14 %
Native Hawaiian
1610.01 %0.01 %0.05 %
Guamanian or Chamorro
1540.01 %0.01 %0.02 %
Samoan
1200.01 %0.01 %0.03 %
Other Pacific Islander
2620.02 %0.01 %0.04 %
Some other race
68,2235.36 %3.73 %5.48 %
Hispanic StatisticsNumberPercentMassachusetts Avg.National Avg.
Hispanic or Latino (of any race)134,23210.55 %6.75 %13.70 %
Mexican
8,3890.66 %0.35 %7.24 %
Puerto Rican
39,2443.08 %3.14 %2.46 %
Cuban
3,5750.28 %0.14 %0.44 %
Other Hispanic or Latino
83,0246.53 %3.12 %3.55 %
Not Hispanic or Latino1,138,16489.45 %93.25 %86.30 %
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Area Code 617 Social Profile

Area Code 617 School Enrollment

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School Enrollment Chart
School EnrollmentNumberPercentMassachusetts Avg.National Avg.
Population 3 years and over enrolled in school373,039100.00 %--
Nursery school, preschool
18,0604.84 %7.12 %6.47 %
Kindergarten
14,7193.95 %5.01 %5.43 %
Elementary school (grades 1-8)
112,05830.04 %40.73 %43.92 %
High school (grades 9-12)
58,57515.70 %19.71 %21.38 %
College or graduate school
169,62745.47 %27.43 %22.81 %
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Area Code 617 Education Level

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Education Level Chart
Education LevelNumberPercentMassachusetts Avg.National Avg.
Population 25 years and over852,305100.00 %--
Less than 9th grade
59,8727.02 %5.79 %7.55 %
9th to 12th grade, no diploma
81,7819.60 %9.44 %12.05 %
High school graduate (includes equivalency)
191,59222.48 %27.27 %28.63 %
High school or higher
710,65283.38 %84.76 %80.40 %
Some college, no degree
117,63913.80 %17.09 %21.05 %
Associate degree
43,6825.13 %7.21 %6.32 %
Bachelor's degree
189,49822.23 %19.53 %15.54 %
Bachelor's degree or higher
357,73941.97 %33.19 %24.40 %
Graduate or professional degree
168,24119.74 %13.66 %8.86 %
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Area Code 617 Ancestry Distribution

Ancestry Distribution
AncestryNumberPercentMassachusetts Avg.National Avg.
Total ancestries reported1,340,677100.00 %--
Arab13,4861.01 %0.73 %0.42 %
Czech3,2190.24 %0.21 %0.59 %
Danish3,0050.22 %0.22 %0.50 %
Dutch6,5970.49 %0.60 %1.58 %
English81,5246.08 %9.88 %8.53 %
French (except Basque)32,5152.43 %6.96 %2.90 %
French Canadian24,0111.79 %4.25 %0.85 %
German63,9234.77 %5.16 %14.93 %
Greek14,6681.09 %1.07 %0.40 %
Hungarian4,7630.36 %0.25 %0.49 %
Irish242,53318.09 %19.54 %10.65 %
Italian146,99810.96 %11.77 %5.47 %
Lithuanian7,5240.56 %0.70 %0.23 %
Norwegian6,2950.47 %0.49 %1.56 %
Polish37,0002.76 %4.42 %3.12 %
Portuguese18,8201.40 %3.83 %0.41 %
Russian35,6102.66 %1.51 %0.92 %
Scotch-Irish15,0331.12 %1.36 %1.50 %
Scottish21,3411.59 %2.22 %1.70 %
Slovak1,0690.08 %0.09 %0.28 %
Subsaharan African28,3672.12 %1.10 %0.62 %
Swedish13,2850.99 %1.63 %1.39 %
Swiss2,3050.17 %0.14 %0.32 %
Ukrainian5,9250.44 %0.31 %0.31 %
United States or American42,8653.20 %3.35 %7.18 %
Welsh4,2180.31 %0.32 %0.61 %
West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups)51,5253.84 %1.11 %0.65 %
Other ancestries412,25330.75 %16.76 %31.89 %
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Area Code 617 Economy

Area Code 617 Employment

GroupNumberPercentMassachusetts Avg.National Avg.
Population 16 years and over1,056,986100.00 %--
Males 16 years and over
499,80247.29 %47.30 %48.32 %
Females 16 years and over
557,18452.71 %52.70 %51.68 %
In labor force
692,89265.55 %66.21 %63.63 %
Males in labor force
352,31750.85 %51.89 %53.52 %
Females in labor force
340,57549.15 %48.11 %46.48 %
Civilian labor force
692,29165.50 %66.11 %63.10 %
Employed
654,33961.91 %63.09 %59.39 %
Unemployed
37,9523.59 %3.01 %3.71 %
Unemployment level
-5.48 %4.55 %5.84 %
Armed Forces
6010.06 %0.11 %0.53 %
Not in labor force
364,09434.45 %33.79 %36.37 %
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Employment Type Chart
Employment TypeNumberPercentMassachusetts Avg.National Avg.
Private wage and salary workers537,43882.13 %79.99 %78.40 %
Government workers79,50112.15 %13.46 %14.66 %
Self-employed workers in own not incorporated business36,4265.57 %6.37 %6.64 %
Unpaid family workers9740.15 %0.18 %0.31 %
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Area Code 617 Occupations

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Occupation Chart
OccupationNumberPercentMassachusetts Avg.National Avg.
Management, professional, and related occupations315,93148.28 %41.08 %33.60 %
Service occupations95,63514.62 %14.06 %14.87 %
Sales and office occupations160,44924.52 %25.90 %26.70 %
Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations5580.09 %0.21 %0.74 %
Construction, extraction, and maintenance occupations31,9064.88 %7.46 %9.47 %
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations49,8607.62 %11.28 %14.63 %
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Area Code 617 Employment by Industry

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Industry Chart
IndustryNumberPercentMassachusetts Avg.National Avg.
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining6720.10 %0.39 %1.87 %
Construction24,9613.81 %5.50 %6.80 %
Manufacturing45,5626.96 %12.82 %14.09 %
Wholesale trade14,6092.23 %3.27 %3.60 %
Retail trade56,4868.63 %11.17 %11.73 %
Transportation and warehousing, and utilities24,2133.70 %4.17 %5.19 %
Information31,4594.81 %3.75 %3.08 %
Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing65,98210.08 %8.21 %6.87 %
Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services104,29715.94 %11.56 %9.28 %
Educational, health and social services177,71927.16 %23.75 %19.92 %
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services51,4037.86 %6.77 %7.86 %
Other services (except public administration)28,8284.41 %4.39 %4.88 %
Public administration28,1484.30 %4.25 %4.83 %
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Area Code 617 Income

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Household Income Chart
Household IncomeNumberPercentMassachusetts Avg.National Avg.
Households517,024100.00 %2,444,588106,788,273
Less than $10,000
60,03111.61 %8.78 %9.86 %
$10,000 to $14,999
29,3855.68 %5.61 %6.40 %
$15,000 to $24,999
52,36610.13 %10.15 %12.89 %
$25,000 to $34,999
54,60410.56 %10.35 %12.79 %
$35,000 to $49,999
74,99914.51 %14.53 %16.44 %
$50,000 to $74,999
95,01318.38 %20.09 %19.30 %
$75,000 to $99,999
58,97911.41 %12.79 %10.14 %
$100,000 to $149,999
52,70110.19 %10.93 %7.65 %
$150,000 to $199,999
17,6363.41 %3.30 %2.18 %
$200,000 or more
21,3104.12 %3.46 %2.35 %
Median household income (dollars)$54,860.02-$55,837.45$39,349.33
Average household size2.22-2.512.58
Average income per member of household$24,676.15-$22,278.84$15,252.86
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Area Code 617 Commute

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Commute Chart
TypeNumberPercentMassachusetts Avg.National Avg.
Workers 16 years and over639,584100.00 %100.00 %100.00 %
Car, truck, or van - drove alone
325,06250.82 %73.81 %75.65 %
Car, truck, or van - carpooled
56,2928.80 %9.00 %12.23 %
Public transportation (including taxicab)
159,84724.99 %8.73 %4.73 %
Walked
66,71310.43 %4.34 %2.94 %
Other means
11,3711.78 %0.99 %1.20 %
Worked at home
20,2993.17 %3.14 %3.25 %
Mean travel time to work (minutes)26.9793 minutes-26.9 minutes26.3 minutes
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Area Code 617 Housing

Area Code 617 Occupancy

Housing OccupancyNumberPercentMassachusetts Avg.National Avg.
Total housing units538,312100.00 %2,621,986117,282,697
Occupied housing units
516,93596.03 %93.20 %91.00 %
Owner-occupied housing units
209,85938.98 %57.52 %60.30 %
Renter-occupied housing units
307,07657.04 %35.68 %30.70 %
Vacant housing units
21,3773.97 %6.80 %9.00 %
For seasonal or occasional use
3,2980.61 %3.58 %3.06 %
Homeowner vacancy rate0.79 %-1.04 %2.21 %
Rental vacancy rate2.87 %-4.18 %7.86 %
Average household size of owner-occupied unit2.35-2.632.62
Average household size of renter-occupied unit2.04-2.102.45
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Area Code 617 Structures

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Structures Chart
Structure TypeNumberPercentMassachusetts Avg.National Avg.
Total housing units538,316100.00 %--
1-unit, detached
115,41221.44 %52.42 %60.37 %
1-unit, attached
24,1624.49 %3.97 %5.68 %
2 units
92,99017.27 %11.61 %4.29 %
3 or 4 units
110,78120.58 %11.42 %4.72 %
5 to 9 units
50,8189.44 %5.95 %4.66 %
10 to 19 units
39,9417.42 %4.34 %3.99 %
20 or more units
103,66119.26 %9.34 %8.59 %
Mobile home
5030.09 %0.92 %7.49 %
Boat, RV, van, etc.
480.01 %0.02 %0.22 %
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Area Code 617 Rooms

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Rooms Chart
Rooms per residence unitNumberPercentMassachusetts Avg.National Avg.
Total housing units538,316100.00 %--
1 room
26,1334.85 %2.01 %2.21 %
2 rooms
49,5469.20 %4.75 %4.88 %
3 rooms
85,96615.97 %9.72 %10.06 %
4 rooms
93,76417.42 %14.81 %15.95 %
5 rooms
100,85018.73 %19.15 %20.92 %
6 rooms
74,68613.87 %18.30 %18.39 %
7 rooms
41,8207.77 %12.75 %11.98 %
8 rooms
27,0615.03 %9.15 %7.99 %
9 or more rooms
38,4907.15 %9.35 %7.63 %
Median (rooms)4.6-5.75.5
Occupants per roomNumberPercentMassachusetts Avg.National Avg.
Occupied housing units516,938100.00 %--
1.00 or less
488,90894.58 %90.54 %85.63 %
1.01 to 1.50
15,6233.02 %1.68 %2.83 %
1.51 or more
12,4072.40 %0.98 %2.54 %
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Area Code 617 Household Heating

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Household Heating Pie Chart
Household heating fuel typeNumberPercentMassachusetts Avg.National Avg.
Utility gas247,78546.03 %40.91 %46.07 %
Bottled, tank, or LP gas12,3962.30 %2.45 %5.96 %
Electricity87,04516.17 %11.58 %27.62 %
Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.162,58030.20 %36.74 %8.06 %
Coal or coke1660.03 %0.10 %0.12 %
Wood670.01 %0.74 %1.51 %
Solar energy470.01 %0.02 %0.05 %
Other fuel4,1190.77 %0.41 %0.35 %
No fuel used2,7330.51 %0.25 %1.25 %
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Area Code 617 Property Value

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Property Pie Chart
Property TypeNumberPercentMassachusetts Avg.National Avg.
Specified owner-occupied units112,242100.00 %--
Less than $50,000
1,0110.90 %0.68 %10.14 %
$50,000 to $99,999
2,3032.05 %8.86 %30.62 %
$100,000 to $149,999
12,47811.12 %23.37 %23.60 %
$150,000 to $199,999
22,73120.25 %23.03 %14.50 %
$200,000 to $299,999
33,05529.45 %24.13 %11.81 %
$300,000 to $499,999
25,28222.52 %14.36 %6.42 %
$500,000 to $999,999
12,46511.11 %4.74 %2.34 %
$1,000,000 or more
2,9172.60 %0.85 %0.56 %
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Area Code 617 Mortgage Status

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Mortgage Payment Pie Chart
Mortgage paymentsNumberPercentMassachusetts Avg.National Avg.
With a mortgage76,12167.82 %71.59 %69.56 %
Less than $300
970.09 %0.08 %0.50 %
$300 to $499
7950.71 %1.23 %3.97 %
$500 to $699
2,4762.21 %3.81 %8.97 %
$700 to $999
7,9287.06 %11.76 %17.28 %
$1,000 to $1,499
23,50020.94 %26.30 %20.91 %
$1,500 to $1,999
19,02916.95 %15.82 %9.93 %
$2,000 or more
22,29619.86 %12.59 %7.99 %
Not mortgaged36,12132.18 %28.41 %30.44 %
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Mortgage Payment as Percentage of Income Pie Chart
Mortgage payment as a percentage of incomeNumberPercentMassachusetts Avg.National Avg.
Less than 15 percent39,77635.44 %33.42 %36.58 %
15 to 19 percent19,00016.93 %18.03 %17.40 %
20 to 24 percent15,35613.68 %15.04 %13.85 %
25 to 29 percent10,3049.18 %10.27 %9.40 %
30 to 34 percent6,7936.05 %6.44 %6.01 %
35 percent or more20,16417.96 %16.23 %15.91 %
Not computed8490.76 %0.56 %0.85 %
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Area Code 617 Rent Status

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Rent Payment Pie Chart
Rent payment amountNumberPercentMassachusetts Avg.National Avg.
Specified renter-occupied units306,758100.00 %100.00 %100.00 %
Less than $200
21,2816.94 %7.07 %5.40 %
$200 to $299
15,7545.14 %5.96 %5.26 %
$300 to $499
24,8538.10 %14.12 %22.00 %
$500 to $749
57,90818.88 %28.69 %33.46 %
$750 to $999
76,58924.97 %21.80 %17.03 %
$1,000 to $1,499
72,10923.51 %13.95 %8.60 %
$1,500 or more
31,80110.37 %4.85 %2.89 %
No cash rent
6,4632.11 %3.56 %5.35 %
Median (dollars)61,25519.97 %38.22 %44.00 %
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Rent Payment as Percentage of Income Pie Chart
Rent payment as a percentage of incomeNumberPercentMassachusetts Avg.National Avg.
Less than 15 percent54,34617.72 %18.93 %18.07 %
15 to 19 percent41,95413.68 %14.23 %14.26 %
20 to 24 percent37,78812.32 %12.52 %12.73 %
25 to 29 percent36,14111.78 %11.79 %10.37 %
30 to 34 percent24,8378.10 %7.72 %7.32 %
35 percent or more93,91030.61 %28.63 %29.47 %
Not computed17,7825.80 %6.18 %7.77 %

Area Code 617 Vehicle Usage

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Vehicle Usage Pie Chart
Vehicles per householdNumberPercentMassachusetts Avg.National Avg.
None130,32824.21 %11.86 %9.57 %
1229,65142.66 %34.47 %31.22 %
2123,93723.02 %35.15 %34.76 %
3 or more33,0226.13 %11.71 %15.45 %
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