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Household income NAT. AVG.
Unemployment NAT. AVG.
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IndexNorth DorchesterBostonMassachusetts
Income per capita$39,736$46,845$38,069
Median household income$78,922$76,298$70,954
Median income owner occupied$0$123,009$95,052
Median income renter occupied$0$53,188$39,116
Median earnings male$49,423$47,538$45,946
Median earnings female$44,172$40,041$32,028
Unemployment rate4.8%4.8%4.6%
Poverty leveln/a18.0%11.4%
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Key findings

  • The income per capita in North Dorchester is 33% higher than the national average
  • The median household income in North Dorchester is 43% higher than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in North Dorchester is 4% higher than the national average
  • The poverty level in North Dorchester is 100% lower than the national average

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      $50,860 $76,298 $152,596
      $47,297 $70,954 $141,908
      $36,877 $55,322 $110,644
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      North Dorchester median earnings by income bracket

      North Dorchester employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry8.3%8.3%
      Manufacturing sector4.9%4.9%
      Financial & insurance services7.8%7.8%
      Wholesale & retail services10.0%10.0%
      Public administration4.9%4.9%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities4.3%4.3%
      Education, health & social services16.0%16.0%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City Population Household Income National Avg.
      Dover, MA2,518$217,284292.8%
      Wellesley, MA28,747$213,684286.3%
      Lexington, MA33,304$185,686235.6%
      Needham, MA31,177$174,707215.8%
      Winchester, MA22,760$173,058212.8%
      Boston, MA689,326$76,29837.9%

      Cities with similar population

      City Population Household Income National Avg.
      Vancouver, BC694,440n/a 
      El Paso, TX679,879$48,86611.7%
      Washington, DC701,974$90,84264.2%
      Detroit, MI672,351$32,49841.3%
      Nashville, TN667,070$62,08712.2%
      Boston, MA689,326$76,29837.9%
      Source: The North Dorchester, Boston, MA employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).