Wareham Demographics

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

What is the population of Wareham?

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There are 17,677 residents in Wareham, with a median age of 53.2. Of this, 46.33% are males and 53.67% are females. US-born citizens make up 96.1% of the resident pool in Wareham, while non-US-born citizens account for 3.28%. Additionally, 0.62% of the population is represented by non-citizens.
A total of 16,115 people in Wareham currently live in the same house as they did last year.
Y-o-Y Change
Total Population 17,677 2.0%
Male Population 8,190 -0.7%
Female Population 9,487 4.5%
Male population 46.33%
Female population 53.67%
Y-o-Y Change
Median Age 53.2 8.8%
Citizen US Born 16,988 3.1%
Citizen not US Born 580 -19.7%
Not Citizen 109 -16.2%
Citizen US Born 96.1%
Citizen not US Born 3.28%
Not Citizen 0.62%
Y-o-Y Change
Moved from Abroad 89 21.9%
Moved from Same County 954 20.6%
Moved from Same State 296 -32.6%
Moved from Different State 53 -39.1%
Same House as Last Year 16,115 3.0%
Moved from Abroad 0.51%
Moved from Same County 5.45%
Moved from Same State 1.69%
Moved from Different State 0.3%
Same House as Last Year 92.05%

What are the employment statistics in Wareham?

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White-collar workers make up 74.24% of the working population in Wareham, while blue-collar employees account for 25.76%. There are also 751 entrepreneurs in Wareham (8.51% of the workforce); 6,302 workers employed in private companies (71.45%); and 1,054 people working in governmental institutions (11.95%).
Y-o-Y Change
White Collar 6,549 -3.0%
Blue Collar 2,272 6.5%
White Collar 74.24%
Blue Collar 25.76%
Y-o-Y Change
Self Employees 751 0.8%
Private Companies 6,302 1.5%
Governmental Workers 1,054 -9.6%
Not for Profit Companies 713 -7.0%
Self Employees 8.51%
Private Companies 71.45%
Governmental Workers 11.95%
Not for Profit Companies 8.08%

How many households are there in Wareham?

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There are a total of 7,791 households in Wareham, each made up of around 2 members. Family establishments represent 62.34% of these Wareham households, while non-family units account for the remaining 37.66%. Additionally, 25.81% of households have children and 74.18% of households are without children.
Y-o-Y Change
Total Households 7,791 9.0%
Average People Per Household 2 -7.4%
Family Households 4,857 6.1%
Non-family Households 2,934 14.1%
Family Households 62.34%
Non-family Households 37.66%
Y-o-Y Change
Households with Children 2,011 9.4%
Households without Children 5,779 8.8%
Households with Children 25.81%
Households without Children 74.18%

What are the median and average incomes in Wareham?

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The average annual household income in Wareham is $88,489, while the median household income sits at $72,100 per year.
Y-o-Y Change
Average Household Income $88,489 4.5%
Median Household Income $72,100 4.0%
People below Poverty Level 1,643 -4.2%
People above Poverty Level 15,651 3.7%

How many homeowners and renters are there in Wareham?

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There are 9,826 housing units in Wareham, and the median year in which these properties were built is 1972. Of the 7,791 occupied housing units in Wareham, 74.02% are owner-occupied, while 25.98% have renters living in them.
Meanwhile, properties bought with mortgages account for 63.81% of the units, and the median value of a home with a mortgage is $286,300. In general, housing costs reach $1,324 per month in Wareham.
Y-o-Y Change
Housing Units 9,826 4.3%
Median Year Built 1972 0.1%
Built in 1939 or Earlier 2,497 -0.5%
Built between 1940 and 1949 957 19.9%
Built between 1950 and 1959 1,397 19.1%
Built between 1960 and 1969 598 -8.3%
Built between 1970 and 1979 1,421 -17.0%
Built between 1980 and 1989 1,321 54.9%
Built between 1990 and 1999 494 -3.3%
Built between 2000 and 2009 873 -0.8%
Built in 2010 or Later 267 -20.5%
Y-o-Y Change
Occupied Housing Units 7,791 9.0%
Owner Occupied 5,767 13.0%
Renter Occupied 2,024 -1.2%
Owner Occupied 74.02%
Renter Occupied 25.98%
Y-o-Y Change
With Mortgage 3,679 12.9%
Without Mortgage 2,087 13.2%
Median Value with Mortgage $286,300 2.7%
Median Value without Mortgage $316,700 -0.5%
Median Housing Costs per Month $1,324 -3.7%
With Mortgage 63.81%
Without Mortgage 36.19%

What is the level of education in Wareham?

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Approximately 35.78% of the population in Wareham holds a high school degree (that's 5,650 residents), while 27.53% have attained a college certificate (4,347 locals) and 15.83% have a bachelor's degree (2,499 people).
Y-o-Y Change
No High School 471 12.4%
Some High School 5,650 3.5%
Some College 4,347 7.9%
Associate Degree 1,613 26.6%
Bachelor's Degree 2,499 11.9%
Graduate Degree 1,209 6.8%
No High School 2.98%
Some High School 35.78%
Some College 27.53%
Associate Degree 10.22%
Bachelor's Degree 15.83%
Graduate Degree 7.66%

What is the marital status of Wareham residents?

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A total of 4,786 people in Wareham have never been married (which represents 30.42% of the total population), while 7,359 of them are wedded (46.78%). Separated and divorced residents are in smaller numbers, at 236 (1.5%) and 2,096 (13.32%), respectively.
Y-o-Y Change
Never Married 4,786 4.8%
Married 7,359 9.1%
Separated 236 0.0%
Widowed 1,255 8.2%
Divorced 2,096 0.1%
Never Married 30.42%
Married 46.78%
Separated 1.5%
Widowed 7.98%
Divorced 13.32%

What are the most common means of transportation in Wareham?

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The top three means of transportation people in Wareham use to get to work are: car, bus or trolley bus and walking. A total of 7,848 residents commute by car, 104 prefer going to work by bus or trolley bus and 92 by walking.
Y-o-Y Change
Car 7,848 -0.7%
Bus or TrolleyBus 104 10.6%
Ferryboat 8 0.0%
Motorcycle 39 -27.8%
Walk 92 7.0%

Methodology & Disclaimers


Demographic data shown in this section was gathered from the latest U.S. Census Bureau release, the 2019 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: 02532 02538 02558 02571 02576

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