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This section provides statistics from the 2000 and 2010 US Census particularly focusing on the NMCOG region and it's nine communities.  For more information regarding the Census, please contact NMCOG staff at (978) 454-8021 or . 

2010 Census Regional and State Data available: (2/17/12)

Population by Race
Hispanic and Latino Populations
Sex by Age
Household Size by Type of Family
Household Type Relationship and Occupancy

Group Quarters Populations


2010 Census comparisons to the 2000 Census are provided for individual communities of the Northern Middlesex region in this section.  The following links to communities on a census tract level with comparisons to the 2000 Census for population, race, age, and housing.  More data will be posted as it becomes available, so check back often.

Billerica Chelmsford Dracut
Dunstable Lowell Pepperell
Tewksbury Tyngsborough Westford


Census 2010 Is Counting On You

The 2010 Census is a count of everyone living in the United States and is mandated by the U.S. Constitution. Census data are used to distribute congressional seats to states, to distribute more than $400 billion in federal funds to local, state and tribal governments each year and to make decisions about what community services to provide. Strict laws protect the confidentiality of respondents and the information they provide. The U.S. census Bureau has begun printing 2010 Census questionnaires as the agency continues preparations for next year’s count of the U.S. population. The new questionnaire, which every residential address will receive, is designed to be one of the shortest since the first census in 1790, asking just 10 questions and taking about 10 minutes to complete. A link to a sample 2010 Census Questionnaire can be found below.

Have you looked at your census mail in participation rate?  How does your community participation compare?  We've provided a link to an interactive map portraying the 2010 Census questionnaire mail in participation rate for the country.  Check it out below.         

    US Census 2010                                                                   


Historical Census Data:

Census 2000 

Journey to Work Statistics for NMCOG Region