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Demographic Data






Massachusetts POPULATION STATISTICS

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   American Community Survey, U.S. Bureau of the Census, U.S. Department of Education, 50 state departments of education, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Federal Bureau of Investigation, 18,000+ local law enforcement agencies, Federal Housing Finance Agency, U.S. Geological Service, National Agricultural Statistics Service.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   2020 (latest available). Updated annually. Please note: Unemployment data updated February 2022.

Methodology:   Unlike standardly available Census demographics, NeighborhoodScout uses dozens of custom models to transform 8.5 million raw demographic data elements from government sources into proprietary indices and insights…. Read more about Scout's Demographic Data

Massachusetts Population & Age Distribution

The Total Population of Massachusetts is:
7,029,917

Age

Under 5 Years:
5.2%
5 - 17:
14.6%
18 - 24:
10.1%
25 - 34:
14.3%
35 - 54:
25.6%
55 - 64:
13.6%
Over 65 Years:
16.5%

Educational Attainment of Adults

High School Graduates
College Graduated
Attending College
91.1%
91.1%
44.5%
44.5%
6.4%
6.4%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Income

Per capita Income

Massachusetts
USA
$45,555
$45,555
$35,384
$35,384

Median household income

Massachusetts
USA
$84,385
$84,385
$64,994
$64,994

Individuals Below Poverty Level:
9.8%

Employment Industries in MA

Healthcare
Education
Professional, scientific, and technical services
Retail
Manufacturing
Accommodation
Construction
Finance
Other
Public Service
Administration
Transportation
Information Technology
Wholesale
Arts
Real Estate
Utilities
Agriculture
Management
Mining
16.4%
16.4%
11.8%
11.8%
10.6%
10.6%
10.1%
10.1%
8.8%
8.8%
6.2%
6.2%
5.8%
5.8%
5.6%
5.6%
4.5%
4.5%
3.8%
3.8%
3.6%
3.6%
3.3%
3.3%
2.2%
2.2%
2.2%
2.2%
2.0%
2.0%
1.7%
1.7%
0.7%
0.7%
0.4%
0.4%
0.1%
0.1%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Race & Ethnic Diversity

White
Hispanic Or Latino (Of Any Race)
Black Or African American
Asian
Other Race / Two or More Races
American Indian And Alaska Native
Native Hawaiian And Other Pacific Islanders
70.8%
70.8%
12.0%
12.0%
6.8%
6.8%
6.7%
6.7%
3.5%
3.5%
0.1%
0.1%
0.0%
0.0%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Ancestries & Languages Spoken

Ancestry (Top 20)

Irish
Unclassified
Italian
English
French
German
Polish
Portuguese
French Canadian
Scottish
Swedish
Russian
European
Haitian
Brazilian
Greek
Cape Verdean
Lithuanian
Scots-Irish
Canadian
19.7%
19.7%
17.1%
17.1%
12.0%
12.0%
9.3%
9.3%
5.6%
5.6%
5.6%
5.6%
4.2%
4.2%
4.0%
4.0%
3.6%
3.6%
2.0%
2.0%
1.5%
1.5%
1.4%
1.4%
1.2%
1.2%
1.2%
1.2%
1.1%
1.1%
1.1%
1.1%
1.0%
1.0%
0.7%
0.7%
0.6%
0.6%
0.6%
0.6%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Languages Spoken (Top 20)

English
Spanish
Portuguese
French
Chinese
Indic languages
French Creole
African languages
Vietnamese
Arabic
Other Asian languages
Slavic languages
Russian
Other Indo-European
Italian
Hindi
German
Korean
Polish
Greek
76.1%
76.1%
9.1%
9.1%
3.0%
3.0%
2.2%
2.2%
2.1%
2.1%
1.3%
1.3%
1.1%
1.1%
0.8%
0.8%
0.6%
0.6%
0.5%
0.5%
0.4%
0.4%
0.4%
0.4%
0.4%
0.4%
0.3%
0.3%
0.3%
0.3%
0.3%
0.3%
0.3%
0.3%
0.3%
0.3%
0.2%
0.2%
0.2%
0.2%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Foreign Born MA Residents
16.9%