Most Expensive Chelsea Neighborhoods
Chelsea is a medium-sized coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 38,861 people and eight constituent neighborhoods, Chelsea is the 44th largest community in Massachusetts. Chelsea has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities in the country.
Chelsea is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Chelsea is a city of service providers, sales and office workers and production and manufacturing workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Chelsea who work in maintenance occupations (12.20%), office and administrative support (12.09%) and sales jobs (9.89%).
Chelsea is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Such areas are often places that visitors and locals go for waterfront activities or taking in the scenery.
One downside of living in Chelsea, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 30.72 minutes every day commuting to work. It is, however, a pedestrian-friendly city. Many of its neighborhoods are dense enough and have amenities close enough together that people find it feasible to get around on foot. In addition, local public transit is widely used. For those who would prefer to avoid driving entirely and leave their car at home, it may be an option to use the transit instead.
For the size of the city, public transportation in Chelsea is quite heavily used. Mostly, people who use it for their daily commute are taking the bus. For Chelsea, the benefits are reduced air pollution and congestion on the highways.
In terms of college education, the citizens of Chelsea rank slightly lower than the national average. 16.37% of adults 25 and older in Chelsea have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, while 21.84% of adults have a 4-year degree or higher in the average American community.
The per capita income in Chelsea in 2010 was $21,523, which is low income relative to Massachusetts, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $86,092 for a family of four. However, Chelsea contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Chelsea is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Chelsea home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. People of Hispanic or Latino origin are the most prevalent group in Chelsea, accounting for 62.80% of the city’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of Chelsea residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Chelsea include Irish, Italian, Polish and English.
Chelsea also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 44.44%.
The most common language spoken in Chelsea is Spanish. Other important languages spoken here include English and Portuguese.
|NUMBER OF HOMES AND APARTMENTS||11,862|
|CHELSEA HOME OWNERSHIP|
|% OWNER OCCUPIED||27.47%|
|% RENTER OCCUPIED||72.54%|
|TYPE OF CHELSEA HOMES|
|SINGLE FAMILY DETACHED||9.13%|
|ROWHOUSES AND ATTACHED HOMES||5.36%|
|SMALL APARTMENT BUILDINGS||48.06%|
|COMPLEXES OR HIGH RISE APARTMENTS||37.44%|
|SIZE OF CHELSEA HOMES|
|5 OR MORE BEDROOMS||2.59%|
|AGE OF CHELSEA HOMES|
|NEWER HOMES (2000 OR LATER)||10.33%|
|ESTABLISHED, BUT NOT OLD HOMES (1970-1999)||15.53%|
|WELL-ESTABLISHED, OLD HOMES (1940-1969)||8.07%|
|HISTORIC (1939 OR BEFORE)||66.07%|
|CHELSEA REAL ESTATE INFORMATION||DETAILS|
|MEDIAN HOME VALUE||$300,321|
|MEDIAN RENTAL PRICE||$1,342|
|HOME VALUE RANGE|
|$0 - $58,000||1.69%|
|$58,001 - $116,000||4.28%|
|$116,001 - $231,000||21.25%|
|$231,001 - $347,000||34.44%|
|$347,001 - $462,000||27.45%|
|$462,001 - $578,000||6.92%|
|$578,001 - $867,000||3.70%|
|$867,001 - $1,156,000||0.00%|
|PEOPLE OF CHELSEA||DETAILS|
|UNDER 5 YEARS||10.27%|
|5 TO 17||16.21%|
|18 TO 24||9.14%|
|25 TO 34||20.78%|
|35 TO 54||27.69%|
|55 TO 64||7.32%|
|65 YEARS AND OVER||8.60%|
|EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT OF ADULTS|
|HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES||64.57%|
|MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME||$48,725|
|PER CAPITA INCOME||$21,523|
|INDIVIDUALS BELOW POVERTY LEVEL||22.59%|
|INDUSTRIES PEOPLE WORK IN||Accommodation (12.21%)
Professional, scientific, and technical services (3.86%)
Public Service (2.43%)
|BLACK OR AFRICAN AMERICAN||6.42%|
|AMERICAN INDIAN AND ALASKA NATIVE||0.23%|
|NATIVE HAWAIIAN AND OTHER PACIFIC ISLANDERS||0.00%|
|SOME OTHER RACE ALONE||9.40%|
|TWO OR MORE RACES||31.41%|
|HISPANIC OR LATINO (OF ANY RACE)||62.80%|
|ETHNICITIES PRESENT||Irish (6.78%)
|LANGUAGES SPOKEN||Spanish (58.03%)
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