Lowell, MA
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Lowell is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 110,699 people and 25 constituent neighborhoods, Lowell is the fourth largest community in Massachusetts. Much of the housing stock in Lowell was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic cities in the country.

Lowell is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-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 (12.62%), sales jobs (8.32%), and food service (6.95%).

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 education level of Lowell citizens is a little higher than the average for US cities and towns: 21.89% of adults in Lowell have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Lowell in 2010 was $22,637, which is low income relative to Massachusetts, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $90,548 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 18.11% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Lowell include French , Italian, Portuguese, and English.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Lowell's cultural character, accounting for 25.80% of the city’s population.

The most common language spoken in Lowell is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Mon-Khmer (Cambodian).