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

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.

Lowell also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 25.80%.

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