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Living Wages

In many U.S. communities, workers in low-wage jobs do not earn sufficient income to provide basic needs, such as shelter, clothing, and nutritious food, given the local cost of living. This indicator... Read More

In many U.S. communities, workers in low-wage jobs do not earn sufficient income to provide basic needs, such as shelter, clothing, and nutritious food, given the local cost of living. This indicator considers the sufficiency of wages and affordability for working people and families. Data comes from the Census Bureau’s American Community Survey, Tables DP02 and DP03, and the Living Wage Calculator.

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.

Supporting documentation: indicator17_star2017_ind17_livingwages.xlsx (24.33 KB)