2020 US Census Results: Tewksbury’s Changing Demographics
TEWKSBURY, MA – The last 10 years have marked a sea change in the demographic composition of the United States, with a marked shrinking of the white population and the rapid growth of the Hispanic community.
In Tewksbury, the white population grew by 0.25% over the past decade, while most other racial and ethnic groups grew much more. Tewksbury’s Hispanic or Latino population has more than doubled, adding over 600 people.
Tewksbury also reported particularly large growth in its Asian population, adding over 500 residents of Asian descent, and the non-Hispanic black population more than doubled to 726 residents in 2020.
>> Tewksbury’s population grew by more than 8% between 2010 and 2020: census
Like the country as a whole, Tewksbury has also shown an increase in the number of people who identify as multiracial, although the reasons are complex. Experts say the increase reflects changes in the way people identify themselves, changes in the wording of census forms and the number of children born to parents of mixed races or ethnicities.
The number of Tewksbury residents listing two or more races has more than doubled from 2010 to 2020, to over 900 people.