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199%
Income/capita NAT. AVG.
286%
Household income NAT. AVG.
41%
Unemployment NAT. AVG.
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IndexWellesleyMassachusettsNational
Income per capita$89,101$38,069$29,829
Median household income$213,684$70,954$55,322
Median income owner occupied$250,001$95,052$70,586
Median income renter occupied$85,938$39,116$35,192
Median earnings male$127,472$45,946$36,919
Median earnings female$16,958$32,028$26,250
Unemployment rate2.8%4.6%4.7%
Poverty level4.2%11.4%15.1%
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Key findings

  • The income per capita in Wellesley is 199% higher than the national average
  • The median household income in Wellesley is 286% higher than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Wellesley is 41% lower than the national average
  • The poverty level in Wellesley is 72% lower than the national average

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      $142,441 $213,684 $427,368
      City
      $47,297 $70,954 $141,908
      State
      $36,877 $55,322 $110,644
      Nation
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      Wellesley median earnings by income bracket

      Wellesley employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry2.2%2.2%
      Manufacturing sector5.9%5.9%
      Financial & insurance services17.7%17.7%
      Wholesale & retail services7.7%7.7%
      Public administration2.3%2.3%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities1.7%1.7%
      Education, health & social services19.7%19.7%
      Other37.1%37.1%

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      City Population Household Income National Avg.
      Dover, MA2,518$217,284292.8%
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      Needham, MA31,177$174,707215.8%
      Winchester, MA22,760$173,058212.8%
      Wellesley, MA28,747$213,684286.3%

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      Wellesley, MA28,747$213,684286.3%
      Source: The Wellesley, MA employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).