Highest-earning cities in Massachusetts

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December 15, 2021
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Highest-earning cities in Massachusetts

Data shows that annual income depends heavily on an individual’s educational attainment, race, ethnicity, gender, and even location. Geography is a substantial factor in earning potential: According to the USDA, those with a high school diploma or more education earn more in urban settings than rural settings.

Large businesses tend to operate out of cities, which also have larger markets and thus more demand for production and the jobs that come with it.

Stacker compiled a list of the highest-earning cities in Massachusetts using data from the U.S. Census Bureau. Cities are ranked by 2019 5-year estimate median household income and all have at least 3,000 households. Keep reading to learn more about the highest-earning cities in your state.

#20. Methuen Town
- Median household income: $77,484
--- 23.3% above national median
- Households earning over $100k: 38.7%
- Households earning less than $15k: 7.7%

#19. Quincy
- Median household income: $77,562
--- 23.4% above national median
- Households earning over $100k: 36.6%
- Households earning less than $15k: 10.4%

#18. Beverly
- Median household income: $80,586
--- 28.2% above national median
- Households earning over $100k: 40.9%
- Households earning less than $15k: 9.8%

#17. Marlborough
- Median household income: $80,943
--- 28.8% above national median
- Households earning over $100k: 40.8%
- Households earning less than $15k: 3.9%

#16. Amesbury Town
- Median household income: $82,468
--- 31.2% above national median
- Households earning over $100k: 41.8%
- Households earning less than $15k: 5.7%

#15. Randolph Town
- Median household income: $82,510
--- 31.3% above national median
- Households earning over $100k: 40.4%
- Households earning less than $15k: 8.2%

#14. Framingham
- Median household income: $82,709
--- 31.6% above national median
- Households earning over $100k: 41.0%
- Households earning less than $15k: 8.7%

#13. Weymouth Town
- Median household income: $84,942
--- 35.2% above national median
- Households earning over $100k: 41.0%
- Households earning less than $15k: 5.8%

#12. Woburn
- Median household income: $91,022
--- 44.8% above national median
- Households earning over $100k: 45.8%
- Households earning less than $15k: 6.4%

#11. Bridgewater Town
- Median household income: $95,675
--- 52.2% above national median
- Households earning over $100k: 47.7%
- Households earning less than $15k: 6.3%

#10. Waltham
- Median household income: $95,964
--- 52.7% above national median
- Households earning over $100k: 47.9%
- Households earning less than $15k: 6.3%

#9. Medford
- Median household income: $96,455
--- 53.5% above national median
- Households earning over $100k: 48.8%
- Households earning less than $15k: 7.2%

#8. Braintree Town
- Median household income: $96,522
--- 53.6% above national median
- Households earning over $100k: 48.5%
- Households earning less than $15k: 6.3%

#7. Somerville
- Median household income: $97,328
--- 54.9% above national median
- Households earning over $100k: 48.7%
- Households earning less than $15k: 8.2%

#6. Watertown Town
- Median household income: $101,103
--- 60.9% above national median
- Households earning over $100k: 50.4%
- Households earning less than $15k: 5.9%

#5. Cambridge
- Median household income: $103,154
--- 64.1% above national median
- Households earning over $100k: 51.3%
- Households earning less than $15k: 10.7%

#4. Melrose
- Median household income: $106,955
--- 70.2% above national median
- Households earning over $100k: 53.5%
- Households earning less than $15k: 5.7%

#3. Newburyport
- Median household income: $109,839
--- 74.8% above national median
- Households earning over $100k: 54.3%
- Households earning less than $15k: 5.1%

#2. Franklin Town
- Median household income: $122,607
--- 95.1% above national median
- Households earning over $100k: 60.4%
- Households earning less than $15k: 5.1%

#1. Newton
- Median household income: $151,068
--- 140.4% above national median
- Households earning over $100k: 65.9%
- Households earning less than $15k: 4.4%

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