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 an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities.

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.

Like elsewhere in America, most people in Lowell use a private automobile to get to work. But notably, a substantial number of Lowell‘s citizens do make use of public transit in their daily commute, primarily riding the bus. This helps more people get to work with less air pollution, and require fewer highways to get them there.

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.

In addition, Lowell has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (25.68%).

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