Massachusetts Demographic Data

Massachusetts Demographic Summary

  • Population: 6,646,144
  • Area: 10,555.00 sq. miles
    • Land Area: 7,801.00 sq. miles
    • Water Area: 2,754.00 sq. miles
  • Population Density: 629.66 people per sq. mile
  • Elevation: 125.33 ft
  • Time Zone: Eastern Standard Time (GMT -5)
  • Daylight Savings: Yes

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Massachusetts Gender Breakdown

Gender
Number
Percent
National Avg
Female
3,497,040
51.5%
50.8
Male
3,297,380
48.5%
49.2
Total Population
6,794,420
 
 

Massachusetts Age Breakdown

Age Group
Number
Percent
National Avg
Under 5 Years
365,383
5.4% 
6.2
5 to 9 Years
374,601
5.5% 
6.4
10 to 14 Years
396,265
5.8% 
6.4
15 to 19 Years
456,905
6.7% 
6.7
20 to 24 Years
494,624
7.3% 
7.0
25 to 34 Years
941,776
13.9% 
13.7
35 to 44 Years
838,603
12.3% 
12.7
45 to 54 Years
976,402
14.4% 
13.4
55 to 59 Years
477,635
7.0% 
6.7
60 to 64 Years
428,002
6.3% 
6.0
65 to 74 Years
590,043
8.7% 
8.6
75 to 84 Years
298,338
4.4% 
4.4
85 Years and Over
155,845
2.3% 
1.9
Age Statistics
Number
Percent
National Avg
18 Years and over
5,407,230
79.6%
77.1
Female
2,819,440
52.1%
51.4%
Male
2,587,790
47.9%
48.6%
21 Years and over
5,099,900
75.1%
72.9
62 Years and over
1,290,140
19.0%
18.3
65 Years and over
1,044,230
15.4%
14.9
Female
595,706
57.0%
55.9%
Male
448,520
43.0%
44.1%
Median Age (years)
39

Massachusetts Race Breakdown

Race
Number
Percent
National Avg
One Race
6,596,040
97.1% 
96.9
White
5,373,240
79.1% 
73.1
Black or African American
499,357
7.3% 
12.7
American Indian and Alaska Native
10,663
0.2% 
0.8
Asian
430,739
6.3% 
5.4
Asian Indian
93,529
1.4% 
1.2
Chinese
168,788
2.5% 
1.3
Filipino
13,053
0.2% 
0.9
Japanese
8,668
0.1% 
0.2
Korean
26,402
0.4% 
0.5
Vietnamese
51,394
0.8% 
0.5
Other Asian
68,905
1.0% 
0.8
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander
1,410
0.0% 
0.2
Native Hawaiian
546
0.0% 
0.1
Guamanian or Chamorro
536
0.0% 
0.0
Samoan
85
0.0% 
0.0
Other Pacific Islander
243
0.0% 
0.1
Some Other Race
280,631
4.1% 
4.8
Two or More Races
198,384
2.9% 
3.1
Hispanic Statistics
Number
Percent
National Avg
Hispanic or Latino (of any race)
757,948
11.2% 
17.6
Mexican
50,586
0.7% 
11.1
Puerto Rican
317,142
4.7% 
1.7
Cuban
11,945
0.2% 
0.7
Other Hispanic or Latino
378,275
5.6% 
4.1
Not Hispanic or Latino
6,036,470
88.8% 
82.4

Massachusetts Educational Attainment

Education Level
Number
Percent
National Avg
Less than 9th grade
213,496
4.5% 
5.5
9th to 12th grade, no diploma
245,853
5.2% 
7.3
High school graduate (includes equivalent)
1,184,420
25.2% 
27.6
Some college, no degree
748,705
15.9% 
20.7
Associate's Degree
362,478
7.7% 
8.2
Bachelor's Degree
1,086,720
23.1% 
19.0
Graduate or professional degree
864,974
18.4% 
11.6
Education Summary
Number
Percent
National Avg
< High School Graduate
459,349
9.7%
12.8
High School Graduate or Higher
4,247,297
90.3%
87.1
Bachelor's Degree or Higher
1,951,694
41.5%
30.6

Massachusetts Marital Status

Marital Status
Number
Percent
National Avg
Never Married
2,112,960
37.3%
33.5
Now Married
2,581,550
45.6%
47.5
Divorced
549,098
9.7%
11.0
Separated
96,329
1.7%
2.1
Widowed
318,227
5.6%
5.8

Massachusetts Language Spoken at Home

Language
Number
Percent
National Avg
English Only
4,953,370
77.0%
78.5%
Languages other than english
1,475,670
23.0%
21.5%
Spanish
550,235
8.6%
13.3%
Other indo-european languages
575,747
9.0%
3.7%
Asian and Pacific islander languages
270,376
4.2%
3.5%
Other Languages
79,312
1.2%
1.0%

Massachusetts Household Income

Household Income
Number
Percent
National Avg
Less than $10,000
154,491
0.0%
0.0
$10,000 to $14,999
124,961
0.0%
0.0
$15,000 to $24,999
203,851
0.0%
0.0
$25,000 to $34,999
194,223
0.0%
0.0
$35,000 to $49,999
259,976
0.0%
0.0
$50,000 to $74,999
403,121
0.0%
0.0
$75,000 to $99,999
309,808
0.0%
0.0
$100,000 to $149,000
440,657
0.0%
0.0
$150,000 to $199,999
213,350
0.0%
0.0
$200,000 or more
255,513
0.0%
0.0
Median household income
70,628
 
55,775
Per capita income
38,130
 
29,979

Massachusetts Employment Breakdown

Industry
Number
Percent
National Avg
Agriculture, forestry, fishing, hunting and mining
13,583
0.4%
1.9
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services
320,117
9.1%
9.8
Construction
190,678
5.4%
6.4
Educational services, health care and social assistance
990,793
28.1%
22.9
Finance, insurance, real estate, rental, and leasing
259,988
7.4%
6.5
Information
84,925
2.4%
2.1
Manufacturing
317,217
9.0%
10.3
Other services except public administration
155,833
4.4%
4.9
Professional, scientific, management, administrative and waste management services
475,989
13.5%
11.3
Public administration
128,532
3.6%
4.6
Retail trade
374,569
10.6%
11.5
Transportation, warehousing and utilities
129,842
3.7%
5.1
Wholesale trade
80,137
2.3%
2.7
Occupation
Number
Percent
National Avg
Construction, extraction, maintenance, and repair occupations
238,732
6.8%
9.0
Management, professional, and related occupations
1,581,550
44.9%
37.1
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations
306,595
8.7%
12.3
Sales and office occupations
769,643
21.9%
23.6
Service occupations
625,681
17.8%
18.0

Massachusetts Commute Statistics

Commute Type
Number
Percent
National Avg
Workers 16 Years and over
3,450,540
 
148,324,000
Car, truck, or van - drove alone
2,421,010
70.2%
76.6
Car, truck, or van - carpooled
256,929
7.4%
9.0
Public transportation (excluding taxicab)
364,059
10.6%
5.2
Walked
173,988
5.0%
2.8
Other means
70,521
2.0%
1.8
Worked at home
164,032
4.8%
4.6
Mean travel time to work (Minutes)
30.0
 
26.0

Massachusetts Vehicles per Household

Vehicles per Household
Number
Percent
National Avg
None
324,206
12.7%
8.9
1 vehicles
915,235
35.8%
33.5
2 vehicles
928,746
36.3%
37.2
3 or more
391,764
15.3%
20.3

Massachusetts Housing Occupancy

Housing Occupancy
Number
Percent
National Avg
Total Housing Units
0
 
 
Occupied Housing Units
2,559,950
90.0%
87.7
Owner Occupied
1,579,950
61.7%
63.0
Renter Occupied
979,998
38.3%
37.0
Vacant Housing Units
285,854
10.0%
12.3
Homeowner Vacancy rate
1
NR
NR
Rental Vacancy Rate
4
NR
NR
Average household size of owner-occupied unit
3.0
NR
3.0
Average household size of renter-occupied unit
2.0
NR
3.0

Massachusetts Rooms per Residence

Rooms per Residence
Number
Percent
National Avg
Total Housing Units
2,845,800
1 room
74,478
2.6%
2.3
2 rooms
85,045
3.0%
2.5
3 rooms
290,069
10.2%
9.0
4 rooms
456,967
16.1%
16.6
5 rooms
523,532
18.4%
20.0
6 rooms
492,728
17.3%
17.9
7 rooms
343,861
12.1%
12.1
8 rooms
255,605
9.0%
8.5
9 rooms or more
323,520
11.4%
11.1
Median Rooms
6
 

Massachusetts Structure Type Statistics

Structure Type
Number
Percent
National Avg
Total Housing Units
2,845,800
134,794,000
1-unit, detached
1,470,160
51.7%
61.4
1-unit, attached
156,818
5.5%
5.8
2-units
299,890
10.5%
3.7
3 or 4 units
302,736
10.6%
4.5
5 to 9 units
166,726
5.9%
4.8
10 to 19 units
122,579
4.3%
4.6
20 or more units
301,876
10.6%
8.8
Mobile home
24,271
0.9%
6.3
Boat, RV, van, etc.
748
0.0%
0.1

Massachusetts Housing Age Statistics

Housing Age
Number
Percent
National Avg
1939 or earlier
963,174
33.8%
13.0%
1940 to 1949
160,573
5.6%
5.1%
1950 to 1959
327,334
11.5%
10.5%
1960 to 1969
289,958
10.2%
10.8%
1970 to 1979
329,355
11.6%
15.5%
1980 to 1989
304,109
10.7%
13.6%
1990 to 1999
209,385
7.4%
14.0%
2000 to 2004
2005 or later

Massachusetts Household Heating

Heating Fuel Type
Number
Percent
National Avg
Utility Gas
1,306,070
51.0%
48.2
Bottled, tank, or LP gas
79,528
3.1%
4.7
Electricity
403,279
15.8%
38.2
Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
690,548
27.0%
5.1
Coal or coke
3,301
0.1%
0.1
Wood
38,927
1.5%
2.0
Solar energy
1,693
0.1%
0.1
Other fuel
20,120
0.8%
0.5
No fuel used
16,482
0.6%
1.2

Massachusetts Mortgage Statistics

Mortgage Payments
Number
Percent
National Avg
Housing units with a mortgage
1,105,270
 
47140700.0
Less than $500
3,722
0.3%
11.0%
$500 to $999
63,143
5.7%
42.7%
$2,500 to $2,999
139,422
12.6%
1.7%
$1,000 to 1,499
193,913
17.5%
$3,000 or more
202,761
18.3%
1.5%
$2,000 to $2,499
232,625
21.0%
4.1%
$1,500 to 1,999
269,688
24.4%
Mortgage Payment as Percentage of Income
Number
Percent
National Avg
Less than 20.0%
422,041
38.3%
43.6%
20.0% to 24.9%
187,206
17.0%
15.9%
25.0% to 29.9%
133,240
12.1%
10.9%
30.0% to 34.9%
85,528
7.8%
7.3%
35.0% or more
273,386
24.8%
22.3%
Not Computed
3,873
NR
NR

Massachusetts Rent Statistics

Rent Payment Amount
Number
Percent
National Avg
Occupied Units Paying Rent
942,501 
 
41,410,200 
$1,000 to $1,499
290,947
30.9%
27.9%
$1,500 to $1,999
161,366
17.1%
11.0%
$2,000 to $2,499
65,792
7.0%
4.1%
$2,500 to $2,999
29,029
3.1%
1.7%
$3,000 or more
24,076
2.6%
1.5%
$500 to $999
233,053
24.7%
42.7%
Less than $500
138,238
14.7%
11.0%
No Cash Rent
37,497
NR
2,291,570
Median (Dollars)
1,164
NR
959
Rent Payment as Percentage of Income
Number
Percent
National Avg
Less than 15.0%
111,934
12.2%
12.6%
15.0% to 19.9%
113,151
12.3%
12.5%
20.0% to 24.9%
117,026
12.7%
12.8%
25.0% to 29.9%
106,053
11.5%
11.5%
30.0% to 34.9%
97,349
10.6%
9.2%
35.0% or more
374,066
40.7%
41.4%
Not Computed
60,419
NR
NR

Massachusetts Property Value

Property Type
Number
Percent
National Avg
Specified Owner-Occupied Units
1,579,950
 
74,506,500
Less then $50,000
24,254
1.5%
7.5%
$50,000 to $99,999
27,904
1.8%
7.5%
$100,000 to $149,000
63,583
4.0%
15.0%
$150,000 to $199,000
134,511
8.5%
14.8%
$200,000 to $299,999
358,554
22.7%
18.8%
$300,000 to $499,999
571,314
36.2%
17.3%
$500,000 to $999,999
325,797
20.6%
9.7%
$1,000,000 or more
74,036
4.7%
2.7%
Median (Dollars)
352,100
 
194,500
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