Massachusetts Demographics

Population - Employment - Households - Income / Financial - Housing - Education - Marital Status - Means of Transport to Work

What is the population of Massachusetts?

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There are 6,873,004 residents in Massachusetts, with a median age of 43.4. Of this, 48.54% are males and 51.46% are females. US-born citizens make up 80.18% of the resident pool in Massachusetts, while non-US-born citizens account for 12.09%. Additionally, 7.73% of the population is represented by non-citizens.
A total of 5,949,427 people in Massachusetts currently live in the same house as they did last year.
Y-o-Y Change
Total Population 6,873,004 0.3%
Male Population 3,335,977 0.4%
Female Population 3,537,027 0.3%
Male population 48.54%
Female population 51.46%
Y-o-Y Change
Median Age 43.4 -1.4%
Citizen US Born 5,511,049 0.2%
Citizen not US Born 830,890 2.0%
Not Citizen 531,065 -0.9%
Citizen US Born 80.18%
Citizen not US Born 12.09%
Not Citizen 7.73%
Y-o-Y Change
Moved from Abroad 64,265 -6.8%
Moved from Same County 451,640 -1.7%
Moved from Same State 194,077 1.7%
Moved from Different State 146,918 2.8%
Same House as Last Year 5,949,427 0.5%
Moved from Abroad 0.94%
Moved from Same County 6.64%
Moved from Same State 2.85%
Moved from Different State 2.16%
Same House as Last Year 87.41%

What are the employment statistics in Massachusetts?

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White-collar workers make up 84.14% of the working population in Massachusetts, while blue-collar employees account for 15.86%. There are also 320,777 entrepreneurs in Massachusetts (8.87% of the workforce); 2,378,724 workers employed in private companies (65.79%); and 444,747 people working in governmental institutions (12.3%).
Y-o-Y Change
White Collar 3,042,419 0.3%
Blue Collar 573,311 -1.1%
White Collar 84.14%
Blue Collar 15.86%
Y-o-Y Change
Self Employees 320,777 1.4%
Private Companies 2,378,724 -0.6%
Governmental Workers 444,747 1.9%
Not for Profit Companies 471,482 1.2%
Self Employees 8.87%
Private Companies 65.79%
Governmental Workers 12.3%
Not for Profit Companies 13.04%

How many households are there in Massachusetts?

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There are a total of 2,646,967 households in Massachusetts, each made up of around 2 members. Family establishments represent 63.24% of these Massachusetts households, while non-family units account for the remaining 36.76%. Additionally, 28.8% of households have children and 71.2% of households are without children.
Y-o-Y Change
Total Households 2,646,967 1.1%
Average People Per Household 2 -0.4%
Family Households 1,674,009 0.9%
Non-family Households 972,958 1.5%
Family Households 63.24%
Non-family Households 36.76%
Y-o-Y Change
Households with Children 762,279 0.1%
Households without Children 1,884,688 1.6%
Households with Children 28.8%
Households without Children 71.2%

What are the median and average incomes in Massachusetts?

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The average annual household income in Massachusetts is $119,494, while the median household income sits at $88,487 per year. Residents aged 25 to 44 earn $101,500, while those between 45 and 64 years old have a median wage of $105,221. In contrast, people younger than 25 and those older than 65 earn less, at $47,596 and $57,125, respectively.
Y-o-Y Change
Average Household Income $119,494 4.6%
Median Household Income $88,487 5.4%
People below Poverty Level 644,454 -4.0%
People above Poverty Level 5,928,193 0.9%

How many homeowners and renters are there in Massachusetts?

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There are 2,912,974 housing units in Massachusetts, and the median year in which these properties were built is 1969. Of the 2,646,967 occupied housing units in Massachusetts, 62.52% are owner-occupied, while 37.48% have renters living in them.
Meanwhile, properties bought with mortgages account for 68.46% of the units, and the median value of a home with a mortgage is $373,300. In general, housing costs reach $1,552 per month in Massachusetts.
Y-o-Y Change
Housing Units 2,912,974 0.5%
Median Year Built 1969 0.0%
Built in 1939 or Earlier 928,449 -1.5%
Built between 1940 and 1949 157,374 -0.8%
Built between 1950 and 1959 331,810 1.1%
Built between 1960 and 1969 295,141 -0.2%
Built between 1970 and 1979 334,023 -1.0%
Built between 1980 and 1989 315,329 0.8%
Built between 1990 and 1999 228,160 2.9%
Built between 2000 and 2009 206,219 0.4%
Built in 2010 or Later 116,469 23.1%
Y-o-Y Change
Occupied Housing Units 2,646,967 1.1%
Owner Occupied 1,654,884 1.4%
Renter Occupied 992,083 0.8%
Owner Occupied 62.52%
Renter Occupied 37.48%
Y-o-Y Change
With Mortgage 1,132,965 0.3%
Without Mortgage 521,919 3.8%
Median Value with Mortgage $373,300 4.3%
Median Value without Mortgage $366,900 5.9%
Median Housing Costs per Month $1,552 1.9%
With Mortgage 68.46%
Without Mortgage 31.54%

What is the level of education in Massachusetts?

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Approximately 28.84% of the population in Massachusetts holds a high school degree (that's 1,615,090 residents), while 19.79% have attained a college certificate (1,108,062 locals) and 23.26% have a bachelor's degree (1,302,486 people).
Y-o-Y Change
No High School 209,161 -3.3%
Some High School 1,615,090 -1.2%
Some College 1,108,062 0.5%
Associate Degree 391,059 1.3%
Bachelor's Degree 1,302,486 2.6%
Graduate Degree 974,200 2.7%
No High School 3.73%
Some High School 28.84%
Some College 19.79%
Associate Degree 6.98%
Bachelor's Degree 23.26%
Graduate Degree 17.4%

What is the marital status of Massachusetts residents?

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A total of 2,128,219 people in Massachusetts have never been married (which represents 36.38% of the total population), while 2,776,420 of them are wedded (47.46%). Separated and divorced residents are in smaller numbers, at 92,686 (1.58%) and 543,595 (9.29%), respectively.
Y-o-Y Change
Never Married 2,128,219 0.9%
Married 2,776,420 0.5%
Separated 92,686 -1.0%
Widowed 309,479 -1.8%
Divorced 543,595 0.4%
Never Married 36.38%
Married 47.46%
Separated 1.58%
Widowed 5.29%
Divorced 9.29%

What are the most common means of transportation in Massachusetts?

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The top three means of transportation people in Massachusetts use to get to work are: car, walking and bus or trolley bus. A total of 2,668,104 residents commute by car, 170,567 prefer going to work by walking and 106,555 by bus or trolley bus.
Y-o-Y Change
Car 2,668,104 -2.7%
Bus or TrolleyBus 106,555 -9.6%
Railroad 5,511 -16.9%
Ferryboat 3,578 -1.7%
Bicycle 28,658 -6.6%
Motorcycle 1,874 -22.5%
TaxiCab 9,785 5.3%
Walk 170,567 -2.2%

Methodology & Disclaimers


Demographic data shown in this section was gathered from the latest U.S. Census Bureau release, the 2020 American Community Survey. The information is updated yearly, as soon as new data is made available by the US Census Bureau.
No representation, guarantee or warranty is made as to the accuracy or completeness of information modified or aggregated for specific neighborhoods and/or zip codes.

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