Chelsea, MA
Quality of Life, Demographics, And Statistics

Demographics | Crime | Cost Of Living
Updated: 2022-04-08
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Chelsea, Massachusetts Info Snack

Population
39,878
Unemployment
6.2%
Poverty
19.1%
Median Home
$369,900
Median Income
$60,370
Median Rent
$1,474

Chelsea SnackAbility

7
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
7/10
Housing
9
Affordability
3
Diversity
8.5
Safety
5
Amenities
10
Education
5
Commute
4

Chelsea, MA Crime Report

819
Total Crimes
2,047.8
Total Crimes / 100k People
-12.71%
Below National Average
Statistic Count
Raw
Chelsea
/ 100k People
Massachusetts
/ 100k People
National
/ 100k People
Total Crimes Per 100K 819 2,047.8 1,362.0 2,346.0
Violent Crime 249 622.6 308.8 387.8
Murder 0 0.0 2.3 6.5
Robbery 41 102.5 43.7 73.9
Aggravated Assault 190 475.1 235.9 279.7
Property Crime 570 1,425.2 1,053.2 1,958.2
Burglary 98 245.0 149.7 314.2
Larceny 400 1,000.1 804.3 1,398.0
Car Theft 72 180.0 99.2 246.0

Chelsea, MA Cost Of Living

127
Chelsea's Overall Cost Of Living
1.3x
Higher Than The National Average
Living Expense Chelsea Massachusetts National Average
Overall 127 132 100
Services 128 119 100
Groceries 111 112 100
Health 123 123 100
Housing 142 164 100
Transportation 110 109 100
Utilities 121 116 100

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Rankings for Chelsea in Massachusetts

Map Of Chelsea, MA

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Population over time in Chelsea

Year Population % Change
2020 39,878 0.1%
2019 39,852 1.5%
2018 39,272 2.7%
2017 38,244 1.8%
2016 37,581 1.3%
2015 37,084 2.4%
2014 36,222 2.0%
2013 35,527 1.9%
2012 34,872 1.0%
2011 34,532 -

Race / Ethnicity in Chelsea

White
19.6% (7,831)
African American
5.2% (2,081)
American Indian
0.0% (0)
Asian
3.7% (1,471)
Hawaiian
0.0% (0)
Other
0.4% (160)
Two Or More
3.4% (1,336)
Hispanic
67.7% (26,999)
Race Chelsea MA USA
White 19.6% 70.8% 60.1%
African American 5.2% 6.8% 12.2%
American Indian 0.0% 0.1% 0.6%
Asian 3.7% 6.7% 5.6%
Hawaiian 0.0% 0.0% 0.2%
Other 0.4% 0.8% 0.3%
Two Or More 3.4% 2.7% 2.8%
Hispanic 67.7% 12.0% 18.2%

Gender in Chelsea

Female
49.2% (19,609)
Male
50.8% (20,268)
Gender Chelsea MA USA
Female 49.2% 51.5% 50.8%
Male 50.8% 48.5% 49.2%

Highest level of educational attainment in Chelsea for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
21.0% (8,374)
9-12th Grade
10.0% (3,987)
High School / GED
29.0% (11,564)
Some College
14.0% (5,582)
Associate's Degree
6.0% (2,392)
Bachelor's Degree
13.0% (5,184)
Master's Degree
5.0% (1,993)
Professional Degree
1.0% (398)
Doctorate Degree
1.0% (398)
Education Chelsea MA USA
< 9th Grade 21.0% 3.0% 5.0%
9-12th Grade 10.0% 5.0% 7.0%
High School / GED 29.0% 24.0% 27.0%
Some College 14.0% 15.0% 20.0%
Associate's Degree 6.0% 8.0% 9.0%
Bachelor's Degree 13.0% 25.0% 20.0%
Master's Degree 5.0% 14.0% 9.0%
Professional Degree 1.0% 3.0% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 1.0% 3.0% 1.0%

Household Income For Chelsea, Massachusetts

Less than $10,000
10.1% (404,712)
$10,000 to $14,999
5.1% (204,021)
$15,000 to $24,999
7.1% (284,237)
$25,000 to $34,999
10.6% (422,269)
$35,000 to $49,999
9.3% (372,021)
$50,000 to $74,999
18.4% (733,447)
$75,000 to $99,999
12.9% (516,107)
$100,000 to $149,999
14.7% (585,123)
$150,000 to $199,999
7.3% (289,383)
$200,000 or more
4.4% (176,475)
Income Chelsea MA USA
Less than $10,000 10.1% 5.0% 5.8%
$10,000 to $14,999 5.1% 4.1% 4.1%
$15,000 to $24,999 7.1% 6.8% 8.5%
$25,000 to $34,999 10.6% 6.4% 8.6%
$35,000 to $49,999 9.3% 9.0% 12.0%
$50,000 to $74,999 18.4% 13.9% 17.2%
$75,000 to $99,999 12.9% 12.0% 12.8%
$100,000 to $149,999 14.7% 18.0% 15.6%
$150,000 to $199,999 7.3% 10.6% 7.1%
$200,000 or more 4.4% 14.3% 8.3%

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