Devens CDP, Massachusetts
Population 1,767

Overview

Housing
Median Home Value
$265,600
Half are $208,700 - $356,300
Median Monthly Owner Costs
$2,350
With a Mortgage
Median Year Housing Built
1939
Employment & Commute
Median Household Income
$76,000
Poverty Rate
29%
Unemployment Rate
18.1%
Education
Percent with a High School Diploma
87%
Ages 25+
Percent with a College Degree
22%
Ages 25+
Percent with a Post Grad Degree
6%
Ages 25+
Percent in Public School
93%
Ages 5-17 Enrolled in School
Demographics
Young Adult Singles
32%
Ages 18-39
Middle Aged and Married
15%
Ages 40-64

The city of Devens is a rural city located in northern Massachusetts. It is one of 5 cities in Worcester County. While many may refer to Devens as a city, it actually is a census designated place (CDP).

Devens, MA is a Place (Census Designated):
Often referred to as cities, places can be categorized as Census Designated Places (CDP) or legal entities. The places that are legal entities provide governmental functions. CDPs have no governmental authority and exist only for statistical purposes. They are similar to legal entities in that they are a concentrated population identifiable by a name. Neither cross state lines, but may extend across county lines. A CDP may not extend into a legal entity.
Need a wider view? Devens, MA is a part of the Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH New England city and town area.

Housing

1939

Median Year Housing was BuiltAll Housing Including Owner/Renter Occupied and Unoccupied

90.3%

Home Ownership PercentageOccupied Housing Units

$265,600

Median Owner Occupied Home Value

$2,350

Median Monthly Ownership CostsOwner Occupied Housing Units with a Mortgage

Monthly housing costs include mortgage payments, real estate taxes, insurance, utilities, and condo fees. When comparing to monthly rental costs, be careful to also look at the median number of bedrooms. Owner occupied homes generally include more bedrooms than rentals.

3.5

Housing Affordability (Median Multiple)

The median multiple is the ratio of median house price by the median annual household income. In other words, how many years would it take for the median income to pay off the median home price? Higher values indicate that the incomes in the area are not high enough to warrant the higher home prices. Anything under 3 is considered affordable while higher values indicate that housing is not affordable.

Employment

$76,406

Median Household Income

19.6

Household Income Inequality

Income inequality is measured using the Gini coefficient. Lower values indicate that household income is spread evenly across the income groups. Higher values indicate that one income group is much more common than others.

29%

Poverty Rate

Poverty status uses the standards set by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). If a family's total income is less than a certain threshold, every person in the family is considered to be in poverty. The threshold varies based on family size, composition, and age.

$14,569

Median Annual Individual EarningsPast 12 months for the Population Ages 16+ With Earnings

Annual Individual EarningsPopulation Ages 16+ with Earnings

199%

Unadjusted Gender Pay GapPopulation Ages 16+ with Earnings

The unadjusted gender pay gap is the median indvidiual female earnings as a percentage of male earnings. In other words, women who work in Devens, MA generally make around 19910% of what men do. Much of that difference is likely due to the number of hours worked (see the Full Time vs Part Time Work chart), occupations chosen (see the Employed by Occupation chart), education, and job experience. Adjusting for each of those factors to see what women with similar qualifications and jobs make compared to men is difficult, but the adjusted pay gap would be more likely to show the difference due to discrimination, difference in ability, or willingness to negotiate pay. For these reasons, differences in the gender pay shown here may be more likely to show the gender ideals in an area than the discriminatory practices.

18.1%

Unemployment RatePopulation Ages 16+ in the Civilian Labor Force

To classify as unemployed, people must not be in the military and must be actively looking for work (also known as the U3 measure of unemployment which is the official unemployment rate). In Devens, MA, 79% of the population ages 16+ are not employed, but are also not looking for work so they are not considered in the unemployment rate. See the Labor Force Participation Rate for more information.

21%

Labor Force Participation RatePopulation Ages 16+

People in the labor force include those in the armed forces as well as civilians who are employed or classified as unemployed. To classify as unemployed, people must be actively looking for work. Common people that are not considered in the labor force are students, homemakers, retired workers, seasonal workers not currently looking for work, and institutionalized people. In Devens, MA, 79% of people are neither employed or looking for work.

Full Time vs Part Time WorkPopulation Ages 16-64 Who Worked in the Last 12 Months

Full-time employment is typically considered 35-40 hours per week. With the exception of health care coverage, federal law does not regulate the definition of full time employment for compensation and benefits purposes. The Affordable Care Act (ACA/Obamacare) mandates that all employees working an average of 30 or more hours per week at a large employer must be eligible for health care coverage.

Total

35+ Hours per Week
63%
15-34 Hours per Week
29%
1-14 Hours per Week
8%

Male

35+ Hours per Week
55%
15-34 Hours per Week
35%
1-14 Hours per Week
10%

Female

35+ Hours per Week
94.4%
15-34 Hours per Week
4.9%
1-14 Hours per Week
0.6%

Time Arriving at WorkWorkers Ages 16+ Who Did Not Work at Home

Education

Educational AttainmentPopulation Ages 25+

Less than High School Diploma
12.8%
High School Graduate
65.4%
Associate's degree
3.1%
Bachelor's degree
12.4%
Master's degree
5.9%
Professional school degree
0.3%
Doctorate degree
0.1%
87%

Percent with a High School DiplomaPopulation Ages 25+

High school diplomas include equivalencies, but do not include those who reported completing grade 12 without a diploma.

22%

Percent with a College DegreePopulation Ages 25+

College degrees include those with an Associate's, Bachelor's, Master's, Professional school, or Doctorate degree.

6%

Percent with a Post Graduate DegreePopulation Ages 25+

Post graduate degrees include those with a Master's, Professional school, or Doctorate degree.

School EnrollmentPopulation Ages 5-17

Not being enrolled in school does not necessarily mean that the student dropped out. Only schools that lead to a high school diploma or college degree are included. Home schoolers were instructed to select private school. Ages 3-4 are not included because preschool programs are not usually mandated by law and few in this age group are normally enrolled in school.

Enrolled in Public School
86%
Enrolled in Private School
7%
Not Enrolled in School
7%
28%

Percent Not Enrolled in SchoolPopulation Ages 16-19 without a High School Diploma

93%

Percent Enrolled in Public SchoolPopulation Ages 5-17 Enrolled in School

Demographics

1,767

Total Population

Life Stages

Children Under 10
3%
Children 10-17
8%
Young Adult Singles
32%
Middle Aged and Married
15%
Seniors
10%
Other
32%
32%

Young Adult Singles (Ages 18-39)

15%

Middle Aged and Married (Ages 40-64)

Marital Status of MalesPopulation Ages 15+

Race

White
73.4%
Black
16.1%
American Indian or Alaskan
1.5%
Asian
0.7%
Pacific Islander
0.0%
Other
2.3%
Two Plus Races
6.1%
49

Racial and Ethnic Diversity

The racial and ethnic diversity index measures the probability that any two people chose at random from Devens, MA are of different races or ethnicities where higher numbers represent more diversity. It was developed by the University of North Carolina and USA Today in 1991 and adapted in 2000 to account for differences in Census questions. It uses the same calculation methods as the Gini Index used by the Census Bureau to determine household income inequality.

Climate

The climate estimates use Devens, MA weather from 1971 to 2000 at the nearest official weather station which is located at CLIN.

Average Daily Temperatures by Month (°F)

Average Monthly Precipitation (Inches)

Summer High Temps

This weather station's average summer high temps are lower than 82% of other weather stations.

Winter Low Temps

This weather station's average winter low temps are lower than 62% of other weather stations.

Precipitation Levels

This weather station's average precipitation levels are higher than 80% of other weather stations.

Entity Info

PropertySourceValue
State2013 ACSMA
Summary Level2013 ACS160 (place)
Logical Record Number2010 Census0172607
Logical Record Number2013 ACS0007666
Region2013 ACS1
Division2013 ACS1
State FIPS2013 ACS25
Place FIPS2013 ACS16840
Metro Micro Politan Statistical Area Principal City Indicator2010 CensusN
New England City & Town Area Principal City Indicator2010 CensusN
Name2010 CensusDevens CDP
Name2013 ACSDevens CDP, Massachusetts
Functional Status Code2010 CensusS
Legal Statistical Area Description Code2013 ACS57
State ANSI2010 Census00606926
Place ANSI2010 Census02629772
Full GEOID2013 ACS16000US2516840
GEOID2013 ACS2516840
Population2010 Census1,840
Population2013 ACS1,767
Housing Units2010 Census151
Housing Units2013 ACS154
Land Area2013 ACS6.8 square miles
Water Area2013 ACS0.1 square miles
Population Density2013 ACS261.6 people per sq. mile
Minimum Bounding Rectangle Or Bounding Box2013 ACS[42.517115,-71.647632], [42.577954,-71.590482],
Centroid Or Center Coordinates2013 ACS42.543765000325, -71.614708137136
FIPS Place Class Code2010 CensusU1
Place Size Code2010 Census10