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Living In Chelsea, MA

Chelsea, a small city in Massachusetts, has a population of slightly more than 39,000. Families with young children are typical, as kids under 5 account for an above-average 9% of the population, though young professionals are also well-represented. Overall, the city's residents, with an average age of just under 34, skew decidedly younger than most cities in Massachusetts, ranking as the eighth-youngest municipality in the state. Homeowners tend to be in the minority in the city, and 74% of residents are renters. At $1,216 per month, the average rent is roughly equal to the state average.

Compared to the national average, Chelsea has a relatively large number of residents over the age of 25 with a high school degree or equivalent (23%). Further, 7% possess a Bachelor's degree and 4% have a Master's or Doctoral degree. Many Chelsea residents work in one of three industries: retail, entertainment, and healthcare. Together, these industries account for 24% of the city's labor force. Meanwhile, in terms of job function, many workers in these industries are in transportation, as 7% of the city's population reports this as their field of work, the highest number of any profession. With an average annual income of about $65K, Chelsea workers earn less than their peers elsewhere in Massachusetts. The city's average income also trails the national average ($73,345).

Chelsea residents have an average commute of about 36 minutes, longer than the state average of about 31 minutes. Many residents (29%) drive their car to work, while public transportation is used by only 14% of the population. Few workers (4%) commute on foot, though the number does exceed the national average.


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