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 6,991,852 residents in Massachusetts, with a median age of 39.6. Of this, 48.82% are males and 51.18% are females. US-born citizens make up 79.7% of the resident pool in Massachusetts, while non-US-born citizens account for 12.39%. Additionally, 7.9% of the population is represented by non-citizens.
A total of 6,062,747 people in Massachusetts currently live in the same house as they did last year.
Y-o-Y Change
Total Population 6,991,852 1.7%
Male Population 3,413,174 2.3%
Female Population 3,578,678 1.2%
Male population 48.82%
Female population 51.18%
Y-o-Y Change
Median Age 39.6 0.0%
Citizen US Born 5,572,843 1.1%
Citizen not US Born 866,350 4.3%
Not Citizen 552,659 4.1%
Citizen US Born 79.7%
Citizen not US Born 12.39%
Not Citizen 7.9%
Y-o-Y Change
Moved from Abroad 61,536 -4.2%
Moved from Same County 446,141 -1.2%
Moved from Same State 205,752 6.0%
Moved from Different State 148,941 1.4%
Same House as Last Year 6,062,747 1.9%
Moved from Abroad 0.89%
Moved from Same County 6.44%
Moved from Same State 2.97%
Moved from Different State 2.15%
Same House as Last Year 87.55%

What are the employment statistics in Massachusetts?

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White-collar workers make up 84.05% of the working population in Massachusetts, while blue-collar employees account for 15.95%. There are also 326,300 entrepreneurs in Massachusetts (8.9% of the workforce); 2,397,708 workers employed in private companies (65.39%); and 455,055 people working in governmental institutions (12.41%).
Y-o-Y Change
White Collar 3,082,103 1.3%
Blue Collar 584,916 2.0%
White Collar 84.05%
Blue Collar 15.95%
Y-o-Y Change
Self Employees 326,300 1.7%
Private Companies 2,397,708 0.8%
Governmental Workers 455,055 2.3%
Not for Profit Companies 487,956 3.5%
Self Employees 8.9%
Private Companies 65.39%
Governmental Workers 12.41%
Not for Profit Companies 13.31%

How many households are there in Massachusetts?

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There are a total of 2,714,448 households in Massachusetts, each made up of around 2 members. Family establishments represent 63.06% of these Massachusetts households, while non-family units account for the remaining 36.94%. Additionally, 28.73% of households have children and 71.27% of households are without children.
Y-o-Y Change
Total Households 2,714,448 2.5%
Average People Per Household 2 -0.8%
Family Households 1,711,692 2.2%
Non-family Households 1,002,756 3.1%
Family Households 63.06%
Non-family Households 36.94%
Y-o-Y Change
Households with Children 779,995 2.3%
Households without Children 1,934,453 2.6%
Households with Children 28.73%
Households without Children 71.27%

What are the median and average incomes in Massachusetts?

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The average annual household income in Massachusetts is $123,174, while the median household income sits at $89,026 per year. Residents aged 25 to 44 earn $101,601, while those between 45 and 64 years old have a median wage of $109,641. In contrast, people younger than 25 and those older than 65 earn less, at $47,171 and $56,483, respectively.
Y-o-Y Change
Average Household Income $123,174 6.2%
Median Household Income $89,026 5.5%
People below Poverty Level 660,142 2.4%
People above Poverty Level 6,031,427 1.7%

How many homeowners and renters are there in Massachusetts?

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There are 2,979,634 housing units in Massachusetts, and the median year in which these properties were built is 1962. Of the 2,714,448 occupied housing units in Massachusetts, 62.42% are owner-occupied, while 37.58% have renters living in them.
Meanwhile, properties bought with mortgages account for 68.43% of the units, and the median value of a home with a mortgage is $431,100. In general, housing costs reach $1,670 per month in Massachusetts.
Y-o-Y Change
Housing Units 2,979,634 2.3%
Median Year Built 1962 0.1%
Built in 1939 or Earlier 938,618 1.1%
Built between 1940 and 1949 159,144 1.1%
Built between 1950 and 1959 334,668 0.9%
Built between 1960 and 1969 302,393 2.5%
Built between 1970 and 1979 337,727 1.1%
Built between 1980 and 1989 321,161 1.9%
Built between 1990 and 1999 231,602 1.5%
Built between 2000 and 2009 211,087 2.4%
Built between 2010 and 2019 139,912 N/A
Built in 2020 or Later 3,322 N/A
Y-o-Y Change
Occupied Housing Units 2,714,448 2.5%
Owner Occupied 1,694,407 2.4%
Renter Occupied 1,020,041 2.8%
Owner Occupied 62.42%
Renter Occupied 37.58%
Y-o-Y Change
With Mortgage 1,159,423 2.3%
Without Mortgage 534,984 2.5%
Median Value with Mortgage $431,100 6.3%
Median Value without Mortgage $409,400 6.1%
Median Housing Costs per Month $1,670 5.4%
With Mortgage 68.43%
Without Mortgage 31.57%

What is the level of education in Massachusetts?

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Approximately 28.94% of the population in Massachusetts holds a high school degree (that's 1,621,457 residents), while 18.16% have attained a college certificate (1,116,219 locals) and 23.9% have a bachelor's degree (1,338,767 people).
Y-o-Y Change
No High School 214,898 2.7%
Some High School 1,621,457 0.4%
Some College 1,116,219 0.7%
Associate Degree 397,201 1.6%
Bachelor's Degree 1,338,767 2.8%
Graduate Degree 1,012,399 3.9%
No High School 3.84%
Some High School 28.94%
Some College 18.16%
Associate Degree 7.09%
Bachelor's Degree 23.9%
Graduate Degree 18.07%

What is the marital status of Massachusetts residents?

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A total of 2,168,259 people in Massachusetts have never been married (which represents 37.03% of the total population), while 2,831,479 of them are wedded (48.35%). Separated and divorced residents are in smaller numbers, at 92,856 (1.59%) and 551,877 (9.42%), respectively.
Y-o-Y Change
Never Married 2,168,259 1.9%
Married 2,831,479 2.0%
Separated 92,856 0.2%
Widowed 304,557 -1.6%
Divorced 551,877 1.5%
Never Married 37.03%
Married 48.35%
Separated 1.59%
Widowed 5.2%
Divorced 9.42%

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 2,622,737 residents commute by car, 163,881 prefer going to work by walking and 95,003 by bus or trolley bus.
Y-o-Y Change
Car 2,622,737 -1.7%
Bus or TrolleyBus 95,003 -10.8%
Subway or Elevated 52,293 N/A
Railroad 4,966 -9.9%
Ferryboat 3,285 -8.2%
Bicycle 27,543 -3.9%
Motorcycle 1,840 -1.8%
TaxiCab 10,855 10.9%
Walk 163,881 -3.9%

Methodology & Disclaimers


Demographic data shown in this section was gathered from the latest U.S. Census Bureau release, the 2021 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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