According to the most recent Dighton Massachusetts demographics data available from the 2022 Census Bureau released in the American Community Survey in November of 2022, Figure 1 Dighton shows it has a Population 2021 of 8,003 which is in the middle range of other places in the metro area. The city with the highest population in the area is Fall River which depicts a population of 93,339 ( appreciably bigger). Figure 3 uses the Dighton population data for a comparison of the population growth/population change estimates from the years 2010 to 2021 and Dighton Massachusetts shows an increase of 917 (13%).
The total Dighton Massachusetts greater area population percent change for all areas for the years from 2010 to 2021 is shown in Figure 4 and for Dighton depicts it has a Population Change of 12.9% which is the second most population percent change of all the places in the greater Dighton region.
Looking at the Dighton population density (measured as people per square mile) and providing comparisons to both the national and state average population density in Figure 5, Dighton Massachusetts depicts it has 363 people per square mile which is the smallest in terms of population density of all the other places in the metro area. The next higher when sorted by population density is Raynham Center CDP approximately 3.3 times bigger with population density of 1,203. The city with the highest population density in the area is Ocean Grove CDP which shows a people per square mile of 3,935 ( very much bigger). Figure 6 provides Dighton demographics for the overall median age for all people in the region and Dighton depicts it has a Median Age of 42.4 which is the third most median age of all other places in the greater Dighton region. The city with the highest overall median age of all people in the area is Ocean Grove CDP which shows an age of 51.8 (22.2% larger).
Figure 8 illustrates the overall diversity breakdown for Dighton population and ethnicity groups in the area. (note: Hispanic/Latino is broken out separately in the next diagram and also the group denoted as Native ethnicity includes Native American, and Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander.) Dighton Massachusetts has the largest proportion of Asian population at 0.3% of the total and is ranked #1. Figure 9 shows the Dighton Massachusetts Hispanic (including non Hispanic whites) population household ethnicity in the region and Dighton depicts it has a Hispanic or Latino of 1.6% which is less than most other places in the area.
Dighton Massachusetts Families and Marital Status Charts
Figure 11 compares the average household size using the average number of people in a family for Dighton households. Dighton depicts it has a Family Size of 3.1 which is the third most average family size of all other places in the greater Dighton region. The city with the highest average family size in the area is Raynham Center CDP which shows an average family size of 3.4 (9.9% larger).
Looking at Dighton households that are headed by a husband and wife as a percent of all families in Figure 12, Dighton depicts it has a Married-couple family of 82% which is the largest of all places in the greater Dighton region.
The next section of charts provide a detailed look at mothers and baby births that occurred over the past 12 months. Figure 13 shows the rate of women aged 15 to 50 years old who have given birth. Dighton depicts it has a Birth Rate of 3.4% which is the second smallest when sorted by percent of women who gave birth of all the other places in the area. The city with the highest percent of women who gave birth in the area is North Seekonk CDP which depicts a birth rate of 14.1% (approximately 4.2 times bigger). Figure 14 shows the breakdown of the mother's age for all baby births that occurred in the last 12 months and has the percentage of percent of births to mothers aged 20 to 24 in the center range of other places in the metro area at 6% of the total. Second, it has one of the largest proportions of percent of births to mothers aged 30 to 34 at 43% of the total and is ranked #2. The only larger city being Raynham Center CDP with 100%. Third, it has the largest proportion of percent of births to mothers aged 35 to 39 at 23% of the total and is ranked #1.
The next set of demographic data looks at the marital status for Dighton households which is useful for internet research. Figure 16 compares the total number of single people in each area. Dighton depicts it has a Total Single People of 43% which is the second smallest as measured by percent of people who are single for any reason of all the other places in the area. The city with the highest percent of people who are single for any reason in the area is Ocean Grove CDP which shows a percent single of 57% (33.1% larger). Comparing percent of people who are single for any reason to the United States average of 50%, Dighton is about 16.4% smaller. Also, benchmarked against the state of Massachusetts, percent of people who are single for any reason of 52%, Dighton is about 19.8% smaller.
The next diagram (Figure 18) shows the year of entry that non citizens entered the United States. The year of entry can show the rate of flow at various points of time in the past for when they entered the U.S. it has the largest proportion of non citizens who entered the US between 1990 to 1999 at 100% of the total and is ranked #1.
Figure 19 looks at the detailed country of origin demographic research for foreign-born people in this place. Click column to sort.
For comparison purposes, Figure 20 shows detailed statistic data for the entire United States. In particular, this diagram breaks down the detailed country of origin foreign-born people in the entire U.S. in order to compare with the data provided in the prior diagram which shows only for the local area. Both this diagram and the prior diagram are sorted the same way to facilitate comparison between the two. Click column to sort.
Cities marked with an asterisk ("*") should resemble a city or town but do not have their own government (i.e. Mayor, City Council, etc.) These places should be recognizable by the local community but their boundaries have no legal status. Technically these include both Census Designated Places (CDP) and Census County Divisions (CCD) which are defined by the Census Bureau along with local authorities. (For more information, see:
Census Designated Place or "CDP")
and Census County Division "CCD".)
For comparison purposes, the US national average and the state average value are provided. Additionally, the "Combined Statistical Area" or CSA is shown that is closest to the city, county, or zip code shown. A CSA is a large grouping of adjacent metropolitan areas that identified by the Census Bureau based on social and economic ties. (See: Combined Statistical Area)
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