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Median Household Income

Real median household income is commonly used to measure economic performance. It is considered by many statisticians to be a better indicator than average household income as it is not dramatically affected... Read More

Real median household income is commonly used to measure economic performance. It is considered by many statisticians to be a better indicator than average household income as it is not dramatically affected by unusually high or low values.

This indicator assesses the standard of living for working people and their families. Data comes from the Census Bureau’s American Community Survey, Table DP03, 5-year estimate.

Devens, Massachusetts

Devens continues to grow its number of businesses. Our proximity to Boston and a number of other larger employment markets may contribute to the higher than average median household income for this region. Still, within Devens, the life sciences cluster has spun off a number of supporting medical device manufacturers... Read More

Devens continues to grow its number of businesses. Our proximity to Boston and a number of other larger employment markets may contribute to the higher than average median household income for this region. Still, within Devens, the life sciences cluster has spun off a number of supporting medical device manufacturers that have increased the number and quality of jobs in Devens. Our proximity to rail has also helped support a number of new diverse industrial, manufacturing and warehousing and distribution jobs that provide many opportunities for a higher than average living wage.