Income/capita 30%
Household income 17%
Unemployment 80%
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Income per capita$20,816$37,288$38,069
Median household income$45,798$58,516$70,954
Median income owner occupied$0$100,584$95,052
Median income renter occupied$0$40,766$39,116
Median earnings male$31,068$40,133$45,946
Median earnings female$31,132$31,820$32,028
Unemployment rate8.4%5.5%4.6%
Poverty leveln/a21.1%11.4%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Mattapan is 30% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Mattapan is 17% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Mattapan is 80% higher than the national average
  • The poverty level in Mattapan is 100% lower than the national average

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      Mattapan employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry7.3%0.5%
      Manufacturing sector3.8%0.0%
      Financial & insurance services2.3%5.0%
      Wholesale & retail services16.8%9.4%
      Public administration5.6%5.6%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities10.6%2.5%
      Education, health & social services21.9%50.6%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      CityPopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Wellesley, MA28,909$171,719210.4%
      Dover, MA2,453$169,118205.7%
      Lexington, MA32,936$152,872176.3%
      Winchester, MA22,491$149,321169.9%
      Needham, MA30,167$139,477152.1%
      Boston, MA658,279$58,5165.8%

      Cities with similar population

      CityPopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Washington, DC659,009$72,93531.8%
      Memphis, TN655,857$36,97533.2%
      Denver, CO663,303$56,2581.7%
      Seattle, WA668,849$74,45834.6%
      Nashville, TN643,771$49,8919.8%
      Boston, MA658,279$58,5165.8%
      Source: The Mattapan, Boston, MA employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).