Nationwide Claims to Fame

Massachusetts is 2nd out of 51 other states in Residents with college degree (older than 25)

Massachusetts is 3rd out of 51 other states in Units inside multi-unit buildings

Massachusetts is 4th out of 51 other states in Population density (people per sqmi)

Massachusetts is 5th out of 51 other states in Home median value

Massachusetts is 5th out of 51 other states in Income per capita

Massachusetts is 6th out of 51 other states in Female residents

Massachusetts is 6th out of 51 other states in Income per household

Massachusetts is 8th out of 51 other states in Foreign born residents

Massachusetts is 9th out of 51 other states in Race - Asian

Massachusetts is 13th out of 51 other states in Non-farm private employees

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General Demographics

Size Demographics

Size Demographics
Massachusetts Rank US
Current population (2012) 6,646,144 14th 313,914,040
Size in square miles 7,800.1 45th 3,531,905.4
Population density (people per sqmi) 839.4 4th 87.4

People Demographics

Age Demographics
Massachusetts Rank US
Residents younger than 5 5.5% 46th 6.4%
Residents younger than 18 21.1% 44th 23.5%
Residents 65 or older 14.4% 22nd 13.7%
Education Demographics
Massachusetts Rank US
Residents with high school diploma (older than 25) 88.9% 18th 85.4%
Residents with college degree (older than 25) 38.7% 2nd 28.2%
Race Demographics
Massachusetts Rank US
Race - White 83.7% 23rd 77.9%
Race - Black or African American 7.9% 26th 13.1%
Race - American Indian or Alaska Native 0.5% 34th 1.2%
Race - Asian 5.8% 9th 5.1%
Race - Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.1% 35th 0.2%
Race - Two or More 2.0% 25th 2.4%
Race - Hispanic or Latino 10.1% 18th 16.9%
Race - White, not Hispanic or Latino 75.8% 24th 63.0%
Misc People Demographics
Massachusetts Rank US
Female residents 51.5% 6th 50.8%
Foreign born residents 14.7% 8th 12.8%

Housing Demographics

Housing Demographics
Massachusetts Rank US
Housing units 2,818,940 16th 132,312,404
Units inside multi-unit buildings 41.8% 3rd 25.9%
Households 2,522,409 14th 114,761,359
Home ownership rate 63.6% 44th 66.1%
Home median value $343,500 5th $186,200
People per household 2.5 31st 2.6
Building permits (last year) 11,111 27th 829,658

Income Demographics

Income Demographics
Massachusetts Rank US
Income per capita $35,051 5th $27,915
Income per household $65,981 6th $52,762
Income below poverty line 10.7% 43rd 14.3%

Business Demographics

Business Demographics
Massachusetts Rank US
Non-farm private establishments 169,146 14th 7,354,043
Non-farm private employees 2,960,712 13th 113,425,965
Total businesses (including small businesses) 596,790 13th 27,092,908
Retail sales $88,082,966 14th $3,3917,663,456
Retail sales per capita $13,553 23rd $12,990
Retail accommodation and food service sales $14,917,210 13th $613,795,732

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Demographics by County - Massachusetts

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