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All Indicators

INDICATORS
Early Prenatal Care by Mother's Race/Ethnicity
The number of births to women who initiated prenatal care during the first trimester of pregnancy (before 13 weeks gestation), expressed as a percentage of all live births within each racial and ethnic group.
Children Living in Poverty
The number of children under 18 living below the federally defined poverty line, expressed as a percentage of all children under 18. Poverty thresholds vary by family composition and year. In 2018, the threshold for a four-person family with two children was $25,465.
Children Living in Poverty, by Race/Ethnicity
The number of children under 18 living below the federally defined poverty line, expressed as a percentage of all children under 18 within a racial and ethnic group. Poverty thresholds vary by family composition and year. In 2018, the threshold for a four-person family with two children was $25,465.
Single-Parent Families
The number of single-parent families with children under 18, as a percent of all families with children under 18.
Single-Parent Families by Race/Ethnicity
The percentage of single-parent families with children, as a percent of all families with children under 18, by race/ethnicity.
Disengaged Youth
The percentage of the population ages 16-19 that is not enrolled in school and not working (either unemployed or not in the labor force).
Reports of Domestic Violence
The rate of reported domestic violence victims per 1,000 residents. Domestic violence includes assaults, sex offenses, and violations of orders of protection among any family members (not just spouses or intimate partners).
Arts, Entertainment and Recreation Establishments
The number of establishments in the Arts, Entertainment and Recreation sector, shown as a rate per 10,000 people.
Households Without Vehicles
The number of households which do not report having a vehicle kept at the home, available for use, expressed as a percentage of all households.
Means of Transportation to Work
The type of transportation used on a daily basis by workers over the age of 16 who commute to work, expressed as a percentage of all workers who do not work at home.
Average Travel Time to Work
The average time, in minutes, it takes a commuter to travel to his or her workplace.
Households With Internet Access
The percentage of households that have access to the Internet.
Voter Participation Rate
The percentage of the voting-age population (18 and over) that voted in an election.
Average Charitable Contribution
Contributions to charitable organizations, measured as a percentage of income.
Protected Land
The percentage of acreage in MetroWest that is classified as "Protected" under the Massachusetts Land Protection Program.
Drug Poisoning Mortality Rate
Deaths due to drug overdoses expressed as a rate per 100,000 residents.
Crimes Against People
The number of reported crimes against people, per 1,000 residents. Murder, kidnapping/abduction, forcible and statutory rape, aggravated and sexual assault, and intimidation/stalking are included in this measure.
Incarceration Rates, by Race/Ethnicity
The number of people incarcerated in local jails by race/ethnicity, expressed as a rate per 10,000 residents of that race/ethnicity.
Change in Total Population
The percent change in number of residents of a geographic area since 2000.
Change in Population by Race/Ethnicity
The percentage change of residents within a geographic area, broken down by racial and ethnic groups.
Foreign-Born Population
The percentage of the population in a region that is foreign-born, which includes anyone who is not a U.S. citizen at birth. People who become U.S. citizens through naturalization are considered foreign-born.
Language Diversity
The share of people 5 and older in a geographic area who speak a language other than English at home. This includes both people who speak English well and those who do not.
Population by Age
The change in population of a geographic area broken down by selected age groups since 2000.
Change in Population by Age/Gender
The growth or decline in the number of residents of a geographic area, broken down by gender and age.
Seniors Living Alone
The share of residents 65 or older in a geographic area who are living alone.
People with Disabilities
The percentage of the people living with a disability, out of all people not living in institutions.
Change in Total Jobs by Sector
The net growth or decline in jobs by sector, shown as a percentage gain or loss from 2001 to 2018.
Unemployment Rate
Unemployed individuals are those without jobs who are able, available and actively seeking work. The unemployment rate is the number of unemployed people as a percentage of the total labor force (the total number of employed and unemployed individuals 16 or older and not living in prisons, mental hospitals, or nursing homes).
Average Salary by Sector
The average annual salary paid to workers in each economic sector.
High-Tech Jobs
The share of jobs in high-tech occupations, expressed as a percentage of total jobs.
Female to Male Earnings Ratio
The ratio of female to male median earnings, in 2018 dollars.
Prekindergarten Participation
The number of children enrolled in public or private prekindergarten education programs, expressed as a percentage of all children age 4.
Student Performance on Grade 3 English, by Student Subgroup
The percentage of students considered proficient on one of the state's 3rd grade English Language Arts tests, either the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) or the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC).
Chronically Absent Students
The share of students in a school or district missing 10% or more of days in a school year due to absence.
High School Cohort Graduation Rate by Student Group
The number of students graduating after four years of high school, expressed as a percentage of their cohort. A cohort is a class of ninth-graders beginning high school in the same academic year.
Education Levels of Adults
The number of residents with a particular level of education, expressed as a percentage of all residents 25 and older.
Education Levels of Adults, by Race/Ethnicity
The number of residents with a particular level of education in a region, expressed as a percentage of all residents 25 and older, broken down by race and ethnicity.
People Living in Poverty
People with incomes below the poverty line, as a percentage of those for whom poverty status has been determined. Poverty thresholds vary by family composition and year. In 2018, the threshold for a four-person family with two children was $25,465.
People Living in Poverty, by Education Level
The share of residents with incomes below the federal poverty level, broken down by levels of educational attainment. Poverty thresholds vary by family composition and year. In 2018, the threshold for a four-person family with two children was $25,465.
People Living in Poverty, by Race/Ethnicity
The proportion of people within racial and ethnic groups with incomes below the poverty line. Poverty thresholds vary by family composition and year. In 2018, the threshold for a four-person family with two children was $25,465.
Household Receiving Temporary Assistance
The number of households that received any public assistance or welfare payments in the past 12 months, expressed as a percentage of total households.
Participation in Food Assistance by Race/Ethnicity
The proportion of households broken out by race and ethnicity that participate in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly known as food stamps).
Median Household Income
Median household income, in 2018 dollars. Half of incomes are below the median and half are above.
Median Household Income, by Race/Ethnicity
Median household income, in 2018 dollars. Half of incomes are below the median and half are above.
Living Wage
The level of income needed for households of different sizes and types in a region to be able to pay for necessities including housing and food without outside assistance.
80/20 Income Ratio
The 80/20 ratio describes the disparity in the size of the income of a household at the 80th percentile relative to that of the income of a household at the 20th percentile. A higher ratio indicates greater income inequality.
Access to Financial Services, by Race/Ethnicity
The percentage of households that have neither a checking nor savings account (unbanked) or have an account but instead relied on alternative financial services (underbanked) in the past 12 months.
Homeownership Rates
The percentage of all occupied housing units (not vacant) that are owner-occupied (not rented).
Homeownership Rates, by Race/Ethnicity
The number of owner-occupied units (not rented) as a percent of all occupied units (not vacant) for various racial and ethnic groups.
Cost of Homeownership
The median home value divided by the median household income, adjusted for inflation.
Cost of Rent
The proportion of household income that goes toward monthly rent, utilities and fuel, calculated by dividing median rent by median household income for renters. A high percentage may reflect relatively high rents, low incomes, or both.
Homelessness
The prevalence of homelessness, expressed as a measure of homeless persons per 10,000 residents.





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