Waltham Demographics

Population - Employment - Households - Income / Financial - Housing - Education - Marital Status - Means of Transport to Work - Median Income by Zipcode

What is the population of Waltham?

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There are 62,597 residents in Waltham, with a median age of 34.3. Of this, 48.27% are males and 51.73% are females. US-born citizens make up 71.63% of the resident pool in Waltham, while non-US-born citizens account for 12.9%. Additionally, 15.47% of the population is represented by non-citizens.
A total of 50,762 people in Waltham currently live in the same house as they did last year.
Y-o-Y Change
Total Population 62,597 -0.3%
Male Population 30,213 -1.4%
Female Population 32,384 0.8%
Male population 48.27%
Female population 51.73%
Y-o-Y Change
Median Age 34.3 0.0%
Citizen US Born 44,838 0.7%
Citizen not US Born 8,073 0.6%
Not Citizen 9,686 -5.2%
Citizen US Born 71.63%
Citizen not US Born 12.9%
Not Citizen 15.47%
Y-o-Y Change
Moved from Abroad 1,534 4.9%
Moved from Same County 4,942 -2.7%
Moved from Same State 2,398 -12.5%
Moved from Different State 2,313 -8.6%
Same House as Last Year 50,762 1.0%
Moved from Abroad 2.48%
Moved from Same County 7.98%
Moved from Same State 3.87%
Moved from Different State 3.73%
Same House as Last Year 81.94%

What are the employment statistics in Waltham?

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White-collar workers make up 86.92% of the working population in Waltham, while blue-collar employees account for 13.08%. There are also 2,789 entrepreneurs in Waltham (7.53% of the workforce); 25,579 workers employed in private companies (69.04%); and 3,655 people working in governmental institutions (9.87%).
Y-o-Y Change
White Collar 32,200 -4.1%
Blue Collar 4,847 14.1%
White Collar 86.92%
Blue Collar 13.08%
Y-o-Y Change
Self Employees 2,789 -6.9%
Private Companies 25,579 -1.3%
Governmental Workers 3,655 -3.5%
Not for Profit Companies 5,024 -2.1%
Self Employees 7.53%
Private Companies 69.04%
Governmental Workers 9.87%
Not for Profit Companies 13.56%

How many households are there in Waltham?

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There are a total of 23,891 households in Waltham, each made up of around 2 members. Family establishments represent 51.87% of these Waltham households, while non-family units account for the remaining 48.13%. Additionally, 19.85% of households have children and 80.15% of households are without children.
Y-o-Y Change
Total Households 23,891 0.9%
Average People Per Household 2 -1.7%
Family Households 12,393 -2.8%
Non-family Households 11,498 5.0%
Family Households 51.87%
Non-family Households 48.13%
Y-o-Y Change
Households with Children 4,742 -4.1%
Households without Children 19,149 2.2%
Households with Children 19.85%
Households without Children 80.15%

What are the median and average incomes in Waltham?

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The average annual household income in Waltham is $115,112, while the median household income sits at $95,851 per year. Residents aged 25 to 44 earn $114,807, while those between 45 and 64 years old have a median wage of $103,848. In contrast, people younger than 25 and those older than 65 earn less, at $84,063 and $53,028, respectively.
Y-o-Y Change
Average Household Income $115,112 -0.3%
Median Household Income $95,851 -0.1%
People below Poverty Level 5,052 -1.6%
People above Poverty Level 49,579 -0.6%

How many homeowners and renters are there in Waltham?

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There are 25,293 housing units in Waltham, and the median year in which these properties were built is 1958. Of the 23,891 occupied housing units in Waltham, 50% are owner-occupied, while 50% have renters living in them.
Meanwhile, properties bought with mortgages account for 63.5% of the units, and the median value of a home with a mortgage is $589,500. In general, housing costs reach $1,822 per month in Waltham.
Y-o-Y Change
Housing Units 25,293 0.6%
Median Year Built 1958 0.0%
Built in 1939 or Earlier 6,857 -9.6%
Built between 1940 and 1949 2,104 -2.1%
Built between 1950 and 1959 4,369 16.6%
Built between 1960 and 1969 2,933 6.4%
Built between 1970 and 1979 2,847 -1.7%
Built between 1980 and 1989 1,906 36.1%
Built between 1990 and 1999 1,621 -15.4%
Built between 2000 and 2009 1,823 -5.6%
Built in 2010 or Later 833 10.2%
Y-o-Y Change
Occupied Housing Units 23,891 0.9%
Owner Occupied 11,945 -2.4%
Renter Occupied 11,946 4.3%
Owner Occupied 50%
Renter Occupied 50%
Y-o-Y Change
With Mortgage 7,585 -8.0%
Without Mortgage 4,360 9.1%
Median Value with Mortgage $589,500 8.4%
Median Value without Mortgage $546,900 5.0%
Median Housing Costs per Month $1,822 1.9%
With Mortgage 63.5%
Without Mortgage 36.5%

What is the level of education in Waltham?

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Approximately 24.19% of the population in Waltham holds a high school degree (that's 13,071 residents), while 20.62% have attained a college certificate (7,990 locals) and 26.64% have a bachelor's degree (14,395 people).
Y-o-Y Change
No High School 1,955 6.1%
Some High School 13,071 3.5%
Some College 7,990 0.4%
Associate Degree 3,088 12.0%
Bachelor's Degree 14,395 -0.3%
Graduate Degree 10,391 -4.7%
No High School 3.62%
Some High School 24.19%
Some College 20.62%
Associate Degree 5.71%
Bachelor's Degree 26.64%
Graduate Degree 19.23%

What is the marital status of Waltham residents?

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A total of 26,768 people in Waltham have never been married (which represents 48.42% of the total population), while 21,575 of them are wedded (39.02%). Separated and divorced residents are in smaller numbers, at 778 (1.41%) and 4,119 (7.45%), respectively.
Y-o-Y Change
Never Married 26,768 3.3%
Married 21,575 -5.5%
Separated 778 13.3%
Widowed 2,825 7.7%
Divorced 4,119 1.3%
Never Married 48.42%
Married 39.02%
Separated 1.41%
Widowed 5.11%
Divorced 7.45%

What are the most common means of transportation in Waltham?

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The top three means of transportation people in Waltham use to get to work are: car, walking and bus or trolley bus. A total of 28,149 residents commute by car, 2,622 prefer going to work by walking and 1,126 by bus or trolley bus.
Y-o-Y Change
Car 28,149 -2.5%
Bus or TrolleyBus 1,126 -15.9%
Subway or Elevated 568 N/A
Railroad 23 -41.0%
Bicycle 202 -12.9%
Motorcycle 15 -37.5%
TaxiCab 71 -10.1%
Walk 2,622 -11.2%

What is the median and average household income in Waltham by zipcode?

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ZipCode Population Number of Households Median Income Average Income
02451 17,470 7,278 $105,536.00 $129,740.00
02452 15,636 4,965 $99,747.00 $116,529.00
02453 29,289 11,502 $87,922.00 $104,896.00

Methodology & Disclaimers


Demographic data shown in this section was gathered from the latest U.S. Census Bureau release, the 2020 American Community Survey. The information is updated yearly, as soon as new data is made available by the US Census Bureau.
No representation, guarantee or warranty is made as to the accuracy or completeness of information modified or aggregated for specific neighborhoods and/or zip codes.

Zip codes included in this demographic data: 02451 02452 02453

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