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Income/capita 3%
Household income 2%
Unemployment 29%
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IndexNorth DorchesterBostonMassachusetts
Income per capita$28,964$37,288$38,069
Median household income$56,252$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$35,195$40,133$45,946
Median earnings female$34,545$31,820$32,028
Unemployment rate6.0%5.5%4.6%
Poverty leveln/a21.1%11.4%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in North Dorchester is 3% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in North Dorchester is 2% higher than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in North Dorchester is 29% higher than the national average
  • The poverty level in North Dorchester is 100% lower than the national average

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      am i middle class

      $Input your household income
      $39,006$58,516$117,032
      City
      $47,297$70,954$141,908
      State
      $36,877$55,322$110,644
      Nation
      According to the PEW research center, the middle class is defined as a range from two thirds (2/3) of the median household income to a multiple of two (2) times the median household income. Displayed above are the city, state and national median household income averages. Simply enter your median household income to determine if your income falls into the middle class or if your household income is considered upper or lower class.

      North Dorchester median earnings by income bracket

      North Dorchester employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry9.3%0.8%
      Manufacturing sector5.3%0.6%
      Financial & insurance services6.6%7.3%
      Wholesale & retail services12.3%6.5%
      Public administration3.3%3.2%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities3.6%2.3%
      Education, health & social services19.2%39.3%
      Other37.9%35.2%

      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 North Dorchester, Boston, MA employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).