Statewide Claims to Fame

Lowell is 2nd in Massachusetts out of 116 other cities in Race - Asian

Lowell is 4th in Massachusetts out of 53 other cities in Current population (2012)

Lowell is 6th in Massachusetts out of 116 other cities in Households

Lowell is 8th in Massachusetts out of 116 other cities in Housing units

Lowell is 9th in Massachusetts out of 116 other cities in Residents younger than 5

Lowell is 10th in Massachusetts out of 42 other cities in Total businesses (including small businesses)

Lowell is 12th in Massachusetts out of 38 other cities in Retail accommodation and food service sales

Lowell is 13th in Massachusetts out of 116 other cities in Race - Hispanic or Latino

Lowell is 14th in Massachusetts out of 116 other cities in Income below poverty line

Lowell is 14th in Massachusetts out of 116 other cities in Population density (people per sqmi)

Lowell, Massachusetts Border Map - Phone Size

General Demographics

Size Demographics

Size Demographics
Lowell Rank Massachusetts US
Current population (2012) 108,522 4th 6,646,144 313,914,040
Size in square miles 13.6 38th 7,800.1 3,531,905.4
Population density (people per sqmi) 7,842.1 14th 839.4 87.4

People Demographics

Age Demographics
Lowell Rank Massachusetts US
Residents younger than 5 7.3% 9th 5.5% 6.4%
Residents younger than 18 23.7% 31st 21.1% 23.5%
Residents 65 or older 10.1% 107th 14.4% 13.7%
Education Demographics
Lowell Rank Massachusetts US
Residents with high school diploma (older than 25) 78.3% 108th 88.9% 85.4%
Residents with college degree (older than 25) 23.3% 90th 38.7% 28.2%
Race Demographics
Lowell Rank Massachusetts US
Race - White 60.3% 108th 83.7% 77.9%
Race - Black or African American 6.8% 18th 7.9% 13.1%
Race - American Indian or Alaska Native 0.3% 25th 0.5% 1.2%
Race - Asian 20.2% 2nd 5.8% 5.1%
Race - Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.0% 39th 0.1% 0.2%
Race - Two or More 3.6% 17th 2.0% 2.4%
Race - Hispanic or Latino 17.3% 13th 10.1% 16.9%
Race - White, not Hispanic or Latino 52.8% 107th 75.8% 63.0%
Misc People Demographics
Lowell Rank Massachusetts US
Female residents 50.4% 106th 51.5% 50.8%
Foreign born residents 24.4% 16th 14.7% 12.8%

Housing Demographics

Housing Demographics
Lowell Rank Massachusetts US
Housing units 41,431 8th 2,818,940 132,312,404
Units inside multi-unit buildings 61.6% 22nd 41.8% 25.9%
Households 39,399 6th 2,522,409 114,761,359
Home ownership rate 48.9% 94th 63.6% 66.1%
Home median value $242,600 94th $343,500 $186,200
People per household 2.6 35th 2.5 2.6

Income Demographics

Income Demographics
Lowell Rank Massachusetts US
Income per capita $23,600 101st $35,051 $27,915
Income per household $51,471 87th $65,981 $52,762
Income below poverty line 17.6% 14th 10.7% 14.3%

Business Demographics

Business Demographics
Lowell Rank Massachusetts US
Total businesses (including small businesses) 5,893 10th 596,790 27,092,908
Retail sales $573,912 27th $88,082,966 $3,917,663,456
Retail sales per capita $5,586 42nd $13,553 $12,990
Retail accommodation and food service sales $107,884 12th $14,917,210 $613,795,732

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