General Demographics

    Newton Massachusetts United States
    Total households 31,139 2,528,592 115,731,304
          Family households (families)    69.78% 63.53% 66.05%
          Nonfamily households 30.22% 36.47%                                    33.95%
    Population in Group Quarters* 8.30% 3.60% 2.60%
    Householder living alone 24.70% 28.90% 27.70%
          65 years and over 12.30% 11.10% 9.90%
    Households with one or more people under 18 years 33.70% 30.60% 32.40%
    Households with one or more people 60 years and over 40.80% 36.30% 27.70%
    Average household size 2.53 2.53 2.64
    Average family size 3.04 3.15 3.25
    Total population 87,018    6,648,138 313,861,723
          Under 5 years 5.70% 5.50% 6.40%
          5 to 9 years 6.70% 5.70% 6.50%
          10 to 14 years 6.00% 6.00% 6.60%
          15 to 19 years 8.40% 7.00% 6.80%
          20 to 24 years 7.50% 7.20% 7.20%
          25 to 34 years 9.30% 13.40% 13.50%
          35 to 44 years 13.50% 12.80% 12.90%
          45 to 54 years 13.70% 15.10% 14.10%
          55 to 59 years 7.20% 7.00% 6.60%
          60 to 64 years 6.00% 5.80% 5.70%
          65 to 74 years 8.60% 7.60% 7.60%
          75 to 84 years 4.60% 4.40% 4.20%
          85 years and over 2.90% 2.30% 1.90%
    Median age (years) 40.1 39.3 37.4
    Hispanic or Latino (of any race) 4.90% 10.20% 16.9%
    One race
          White 80.30% 80.00% 73.90%
          Black or African American 3.50% 7.00% 12.60%
          American Indian and Alaska  Native 0.10% 0.20% 0.80%
          Asian 13.00% 5.70% 5.00%
          Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 0.00% 0.00% 0.20%
          Some other race 0.60% 4.20% 4.70%
    Two or more races 2.50% 2.80% 2.90%

    *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 (2011-2013)
    Source for Group Quarters: Census Summary File 1 (2010)
    Updated: November 2014