Opportunity Zones in Massachusetts

Massachusetts has 138 designated opportunity zones, including 137 low-income communities, plus 1 non-low-income contiguous tract.

Urban vs. Rural

Massachusetts is highly urban. Therefore, the vas majority of the state’s opportunity zones are located in urban areas.

Urban vs. Rural in Maryland Opportunity Zones

Massachusetts Opportunity Zones Map

 

Analysis of Massachusetts’s Opportunity Zones

Characteristics Designated Opportunity Zones Eligible, nondesignated All state tracts
Descriptives (N)
Total number of tracts 138 539 1,478
Low-income communities 137 413 550
Contiguous 1 124 125
Economic (average or average %)
Median household income $40,870 $52,920 $75,203
Poverty rate 25.92% 19.15% 12.62%
Unemployment rate 11.24% 8.88% 7.18%
Housing (average or average %)
Median home value $243,315 $292,375 $368,026
Median rent/month $926 $1,114 $1,201
Homeownership 35.07% 44.80% 60.44%
Severe rent burden 26.72% 25.49% 22.49%
Vacancy rate 10.58% 9.65% 8.92%
Demographic (average %)
White alone 57.34% 57.58% 72.48%
Black alone 9.90% 12.20% 6.97%
Hispanic 23.61% 19.60% 11.72%
Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders alone 5.54% 6.87% 5.96%
Younger than 18 20.94% 19.69% 20.20%
Older than 64 13.28% 13.35% 15.26%
Education (average %)
Age 25+ with high school degree or less 51.91% 45.42% 35.84%
Age 25+ with bachelor’s degree or higher 22.70% 30.66% 40.65%
Socioeconomic change flag (%) 3.62% 4.45% 2.98%
Geography (%)
In a metro area 94.93% 98.33% 98.04%
In a micro area 5.07% 1.67% 1.56%
Non-core-based statistical area (not in a metro nor micro area) 0.00% 0.00% 0.41%

Data Source: Urban Institute

Massachusetts Counties & Cities

List of counties in Massachusetts: Barnstable, Berkshire, Bristol, Dukes, Essex, Franklin, Hampden, Hampshire, Middlesex, Nantucket, Norfolk, Plymouth, Suffolk, Worcester

List of top 150 U.S. cities located in Massachusetts: Boston, Worcester

Census tracts designated as opportunity zones in Massachusetts

Website: Mass.gov

State County Census Tract Number Tract Type ACS Data Source
Massachusetts Barnstable 25001010100 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Massachusetts Barnstable 25001011600 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Massachusetts Barnstable 25001012002 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Massachusetts Barnstable 25001014100 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Massachusetts Barnstable 25001014500 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Massachusetts Barnstable 25001015300 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Massachusetts Berkshire 25003900100 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Massachusetts Berkshire 25003900200 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Massachusetts Berkshire 25003921400 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Massachusetts Berkshire 25003922100 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Massachusetts Berkshire 25003922300 Low-Income Community 2012-2016
Massachusetts Berkshire 25003935300 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Massachusetts Bristol 25005613800 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Massachusetts Bristol 25005630101 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Massachusetts Bristol 25005630102 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Massachusetts Bristol 25005641101 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Massachusetts Bristol 25005641200 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Massachusetts Bristol 25005642000 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Massachusetts Bristol 25005644200 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Massachusetts Bristol 25005651200 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Massachusetts Bristol 25005651300 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Massachusetts Bristol 25005651800 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Massachusetts Bristol 25005651900 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Massachusetts Bristol 25005655300 Low-Income Community 2012-2016
Massachusetts Essex 25009204200 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Massachusetts Essex 25009204701 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Massachusetts Essex 25009206100 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Massachusetts Essex 25009206800 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Massachusetts Essex 25009207000 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Massachusetts Essex 25009207200 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Massachusetts Essex 25009208102 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Massachusetts Essex 25009210700 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Massachusetts Essex 25009210800 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Massachusetts Essex 25009217400 Low-Income Community 2012-2016
Massachusetts Essex 25009221400 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Massachusetts Essex 25009221500 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Massachusetts Essex 25009250100 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Massachusetts Essex 25009250300 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Massachusetts Essex 25009250800 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Massachusetts Essex 25009251600 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Massachusetts Essex 25009252300 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Massachusetts Essex 25009252400 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Massachusetts Essex 25009260200 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Massachusetts Essex 25009260800 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Massachusetts Franklin 25011040100 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Massachusetts Franklin 25011040400 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Massachusetts Franklin 25011040501 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Massachusetts Franklin 25011040502 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Massachusetts Franklin 25011040701 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Massachusetts Franklin 25011041300 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Massachusetts Franklin 25011041400 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Massachusetts Hampden 25013800600 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Massachusetts Hampden 25013800900 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Massachusetts Hampden 25013801101 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Massachusetts Hampden 25013801200 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Massachusetts Hampden 25013801700 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Massachusetts Hampden 25013801800 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Massachusetts Hampden 25013801902 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Massachusetts Hampden 25013810300 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Massachusetts Hampden 25013810403 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Massachusetts Hampden 25013810800 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Massachusetts Hampden 25013811400 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Massachusetts Hampden 25013811700 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Massachusetts Hampden 25013812300 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Massachusetts Hampden 25013812702 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Massachusetts Hampden 25013813207 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Massachusetts Hampshire 25015820102 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Massachusetts Hampshire 25015820300 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Massachusetts Hampshire 25015821100 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Massachusetts Hampshire 25015821602 Low-Income Community 2012-2016
Massachusetts Hampshire 25015821903 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Massachusetts Hampshire 25015822402 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Massachusetts Middlesex 25017310100 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Massachusetts Middlesex 25017311600 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Massachusetts Middlesex 25017311700 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Massachusetts Middlesex 25017311800 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Massachusetts Middlesex 25017311900 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Massachusetts Middlesex 25017321200 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Massachusetts Middlesex 25017321300 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Massachusetts Middlesex 25017339700 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Massachusetts Middlesex 25017341200 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Massachusetts Middlesex 25017341300 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Massachusetts Middlesex 25017342400 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Massachusetts Middlesex 25017350103 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Massachusetts Middlesex 25017351500 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Massachusetts Middlesex 25017354900 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Massachusetts Middlesex 25017383101 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Massachusetts Middlesex 25017383102 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Massachusetts Norfolk 25021417701 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Massachusetts Norfolk 25021417901 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Massachusetts Norfolk 25021420202 Non-LIC Contiguous 2011-2015
Massachusetts Norfolk 25021420301 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Massachusetts Norfolk 25021422502 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Massachusetts Plymouth 25023502200 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Massachusetts Plymouth 25023510503 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Massachusetts Plymouth 25023510700 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Massachusetts Plymouth 25023510900 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Massachusetts Plymouth 25023511000 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Massachusetts Plymouth 25023545400 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Massachusetts Plymouth 25023561200 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Massachusetts Suffolk 25025040200 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Massachusetts Suffolk 25025040300 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Massachusetts Suffolk 25025040801 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Massachusetts Suffolk 25025060700 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Massachusetts Suffolk 25025061000 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Massachusetts Suffolk 25025061101 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Massachusetts Suffolk 25025080500 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Massachusetts Suffolk 25025080601 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Massachusetts Suffolk 25025081200 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Massachusetts Suffolk 25025090901 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Massachusetts Suffolk 25025160200 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Massachusetts Suffolk 25025160400 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Massachusetts Suffolk 25025170501 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Massachusetts Suffolk 25025170702 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Massachusetts Suffolk 25025180500 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Massachusetts Suffolk 25025980101 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Massachusetts Suffolk 25025980300 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Massachusetts Suffolk 25025981100 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Massachusetts Worcester 25027703100 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Massachusetts Worcester 25027703200 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Massachusetts Worcester 25027707200 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Massachusetts Worcester 25027707300 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Massachusetts Worcester 25027709400 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Massachusetts Worcester 25027709600 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Massachusetts Worcester 25027710600 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Massachusetts Worcester 25027710700 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Massachusetts Worcester 25027716200 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Massachusetts Worcester 25027716300 Low-Income Community 2012-2016
Massachusetts Worcester 25027726200 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Massachusetts Worcester 25027730500 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Massachusetts Worcester 25027731300 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Massachusetts Worcester 25027731400 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Massachusetts Worcester 25027731700 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Massachusetts Worcester 25027732500 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Massachusetts Worcester 25027732801 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Massachusetts Worcester 25027754200 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Massachusetts Worcester 25027757100 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Massachusetts Worcester 25027757300 Low-Income Community 2011-2015

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