Lowell, MA
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Lowell is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 111,670 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.

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, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Lowell who work in office and administrative support (11.18%), sales jobs (8.81%), and management occupations (6.70%).

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.

One thing that you will notice about Lowell is that there is a good-sized population of people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile career starters. Many singles consider Lowell a good place to live without being in a really big city, with opportunities for friendships and fun with others like themselves.

The citizens of Lowell are slightly better educated than the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns, with 23.00% of adults in Lowell having a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Lowell in 2010 was $24,912, which is low income relative to Massachusetts, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $99,648 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 18.81% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Lowell include Irish, French, Italian, Portuguese, and English.

Lowell also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 28.26%.

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