General Demographics

Newton Massachusetts United States
Total households 30,443 2,521,984 114,596,927
  Family households (families)    67.98% 63.41% 66.55%
  Nonfamily households 32.02% 36.59%                                    33.45%
Population in Group Quarters* 8.3% 3.6% 2.6%
Householder living alone 24.3% 29.1% 27.4%
65 years and over 11.0% 10.7% 9.4%
Households with one or more people under 18 years 34.2% 31.4% 33.5%
Households with one or more people 65 years and over 28.1% 25.2% 24.4%
Average household size 2.50 2.49 2.61
Average family size 3.01 3.11 3.20
Total population 84,615     6,514,611 306,738,433
  Under 5 years 5.6% 5.6% 6.6%
  5 to 9 years 6.9% 6.0% 6.6%
  10 to 14 years 5.7% 6.2% 6.7%
  15 to 19 years 10.2% 7.1% 7.2%
  20 to 24 years 7.7% 7.2% 7.0%
  25 to 34 years 9.4% 12.8% 13.2%
  35 to 44 years 13.1% 14.0% 13.6%
  45 to 54 years 14.3% 15.4% 14.6%
  55 to 59 years 6.6% 6.4% 6.3%
  60 to 64 years 6.0% 5.6% 5.3%
  65 to 74 years 7.3% 6.8% 6.9%
  75 to 84 years 4.7% 4.7% 4.3%
  85 years and over 2.7% 2.1% 1.7%
Median age (years) 38.7 38.9 37.0
Hispanic or Latino (of any race) 4.4% 9.3% 16.1%
One race
  White 83.7% 81.4% 74.3%
  Black or African American 1.5% 6.7% 12.5%
  American Indian and Alaska  Native 0.0% 0.2% 0.8%
  Asian 12.0% 5.3% 4.7%
  Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 0.2% 0.0% 0.2%
  Some other race 0.8% 3.9% 4.9%
Two or more races 1.7% 2.5% 2.5%

*The Census Bureau classifies all people not living in households as living in group quarters. There are two types of group quarters: institutional (for example, correctional facilities, nursing homes, and mental hospitals) and non-institutional (for example, college dormitories, military barracks, group homes, missions, and shelters).

Source: American Community Survey, 3-Year Estimates (2008-2010)
Source for Group Quarters: Census Summary File 1 (2010)