Population, Race and Ethnicity
Ocean Bluff-Brant Rock is a Census-designated place in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, with a population of 5,190. According to the most recent estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau, 97.20% of residents identify as white, 0.70% as Black or African American, 0.00% as American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.00% as Asian, 0.00% as Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, 1.40% as Hispanic or Latino, and 0.70% as some other race or combination of races.
Nationally, some 61.1% of Americans identify as white, 12.3% as Black or African American, 0.7% as American Indian or Alaska Native, 5.4% as Asian, 0.2% as Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, 17.8% as Hispanic or Latino, and 2.6% as some other race or combination of races.
Census respondents are also asked to report ancestry. Some of the most commonly reported ancestries in Ocean Bluff-Brant Rock include Irish, Italian, German, English, and American. Measured by location quotient — comparing the Census-designated place share to the national share — some of the most highly concentrated ancestries in Census-designated place are Syrian, Portuguese, and Canadian.
Native and foreign-born population
An estimated 97.90% of Ocean Bluff-Brant Rock residents are native-born, meaning they were born in the United States, Puerto Rico, a U.S. Island Area, or abroad to a U.S. citizen. Of the 2.10% of the population that is foreign-born, 72.20% have become naturalized U.S. citizens. Nationwide, 86.5% of Americans are native-born. And of the 13.5% of Americans who are foreign-born, 48.5% have become naturalized U.S. citizens.
The population of Ocean Bluff-Brant Rock is older than the United States as a whole. The median age is 47.4 years, 9.5 years more than the national median age of 37.9 years. An estimated 19.60% of the population is 65 years and over, compared to 15.2% of the U.S. population.
Family and household composition
Family and household composition also varies heavily across the United States. In Ocean Bluff-Brant Rock, 45.30% of households are occupied by married-couple families, compared to the 48.3% national figure. Some 5.00% of households are occupied by single male householders, 14.40% by single female householders, and 35.30% by non-family occupants. Nationwide, 4.9% of households are occupied by single male householders, 12.6% by single female householders, and 34.3% by non-family occupants. An estimated 81.40% of heads of household own their homes, compared to the national homeownership rate of 63.8%.
English is by far the most commonly spoken language in Massachusetts and across the U.S. as a whole. Similarly, in Ocean Bluff-Brant Rock, 99.8% of local residents aged 5 and up speak English exclusively, or, if they are multilingual, speak English very well. For context, 90.8% of the 5 and older population across Massachusetts only speaks English, or speak it very well, and 91.5% of the same age group nationwide do.
Residents of Ocean Bluff-Brant Rock are slightly more likely than the typical American to be married. Of all local residents aged 15 and older, 49% are currently married, compared to 48.1% of Americans nationwide in the same age group. Across Massachusetts as a whole, 46.5% of residents 15 and older are married.
Divorce is more common in Ocean Bluff-Brant Rock than it is across the U.S. as a whole. According to Census estimates, 12.5% of residents 15 and older are divorced — compared to 10.8% of the U.S. population in the same age group. In Massachusetts, 9.5% of the 15 and older population is divorced.
An estimated 31.6% of Ocean Bluff-Brant Rock residents 15 and older have never married, compared to one-third of all Americans in the same age group.
In Ocean Bluff-Brant Rock, 6.5% of the 18 and older civilian population are veterans — compared to 7.5% of adult civilians nationwide and 5.8% of the civilian population in all of Massachusetts.
In Ocean Bluff-Brant Rock, adults are more likely to have a high school education than the typical American adult, and are also more likely to have a four-year college education. Among Ocean Bluff-Brant Rock residents 25 and older, 97.30% have a high school diploma or equivalent, and 38.90% have a bachelor's degree or higher, compared to 87.7% and 31.5% of adults nationwide, respectively. Across Massachusetts, 90.4% of adults have graduated high school, and 42.9 have a bachelor’s degree.
The typical household in Ocean Bluff-Brant Rock earns $73,998 a year, about $13,700 more than the national median of $60,293 and $3,400 less than the median household income across the state of $77,378.
Serious financial hardship is less common in Ocean Bluff-Brant Rock than it is nationwide. The local poverty rate stands at 6.50%, while the national poverty rate is 14.1%. Across the state as a whole, 10.8% of the population lives below the poverty line.
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