Lowell, MA


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Lowell is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 110,558 people and 25 constituent neighborhoods, Lowell is the fourth largest community in Massachusetts. Lowell has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities in the country.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Lowell is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Lowell is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Lowell who work in office and administrative support (13.00%), sales jobs (8.41%), and food service (7.29%).

Also of interest is that Lowell has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

The population of Lowell overall has a level of education that is slightly above the US average for all US cities and towns of 21.84%. Of adults 25 and older in Lowell, 22.30% have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Lowell in 2010 was $22,890, which is low income relative to Massachusetts, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $91,560 for a family of four. However, Lowell contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Lowell is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Lowell home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Lowell residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Lowell also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 19.44% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Lowell include French , Italian, Portuguese, and English.

Lowell also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 25.68%.

The most common language spoken in Lowell is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Portuguese.