Randolph is a town of 34,984 residents, of whom 3,798, or 10.9%, identify as Latino or Hispanic, according to the 2020 Decennial Census. Statewide, Latino residents contribute 12.6% of the total population. In Randolph, the largest resident population is Black (41.9%), followed by White (26.6%), Asian (12.9%), and Latino (10.9%) populations. The 'other' populations make up 7.8% of the population in Randolph.
Between the 2010 and 2020 Decennial Censuses, Randolph experienced a population growth of 8.9%, slightly higher than the state's 7.4% growth rate. The Black population increased by more than 23.0%, surpassing the statewide rate of 16.7%. The Latino population in Randolph exhibited a faster growth rate of 84.6%, while the Asian population increased by 12.8%. Conversely, similar to many other cities and towns, the White population in Randolph declined by 26.0%.
To analyze the demographic and economic characteristics presented in this profile, the remainder of this report utilizes data from the 2017–2021 American Community Survey.
Randolph's foreign-born population share is nearly double that of the Commonwealth as a whole, accounting for 32.2% compared to the statewide rate of 17.3%. Similarly, the Latino foreign-born population in Randolph represents 27.9%, compared to the statewide share of 32.1%.
The Latino population in Randolph consists of individuals from various origins. Among them, Puerto Ricans are the largest single group, followed by Dominicans, Peruvians, Salvadorans, and Hondurans. Statewide, the five largest Latino populations in Massachusetts, in order of size, are Puerto Ricans, Dominicans, Salvadorans, Guatemalans, and Mexicans.
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Granberry, Phillip; Martins, Victor Luis; and Borges, Michelle, "Latinos in Massachusetts Selected Areas: Randolph" (2023). Gastón Institute Publications. 304.