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
3,505,960
51.5%
50.8
Male
3,305,820
48.5%
49.2
Total Population
6,811,780
 
 

Massachusetts Age Breakdown

Age Group
Number
Percent
National Avg
Under 5 Years
359,774
5.3% 
6.1
5 to 9 Years
364,085
5.3% 
6.3
10 to 14 Years
404,687
5.9% 
6.4
15 to 19 Years
459,893
6.8% 
6.7
20 to 24 Years
495,825
7.3% 
6.9
25 to 34 Years
950,957
14.0% 
13.7
35 to 44 Years
826,713
12.1% 
12.6
45 to 54 Years
960,054
14.1% 
13.2
55 to 59 Years
481,240
7.1% 
6.7
60 to 64 Years
434,126
6.4% 
6.1
65 to 74 Years
612,922
9.0% 
8.9
75 to 84 Years
307,411
4.5% 
4.4
85 Years and Over
154,092
2.3% 
1.9
Age Statistics
Number
Percent
National Avg
18 Years and over
5,432,830
79.8%
77.2
Female
2,831,560
52.1%
51.3%
Male
2,601,270
47.9%
48.7%
21 Years and over
5,114,530
75.1%
73.1
62 Years and over
1,330,020
19.5%
18.8
65 Years and over
1,074,420
15.8%
15.2
Female
610,989
56.9%
55.8%
Male
463,436
43.1%
44.2%
Median Age (years)
40
0.0%
0.0

Massachusetts Race Breakdown

Race
Number
Percent
National Avg
One Race
6,599,410
96.9% 
96.8
White
5,350,180
78.5% 
72.6
Black or African American
506,677
7.4% 
12.7
American Indian and Alaska Native
12,547
0.2% 
0.8
Asian
440,845
6.5% 
5.4
Asian Indian
100,695
1.5% 
1.2
Chinese
159,379
2.3% 
1.3
Filipino
14,808
0.2% 
0.9
Japanese
9,793
0.1% 
0.2
Korean
21,040
0.3% 
0.4
Vietnamese
55,169
0.8% 
0.6
Other Asian
79,961
1.2% 
0.8
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander
3,758
0.1% 
0.2
Native Hawaiian
1,226
0.0% 
0.1
Guamanian or Chamorro
671
0.0% 
0.0
Samoan
478
0.0% 
0.0
Other Pacific Islander
1,383
0.0% 
0.1
Some Other Race
285,412
4.2% 
5.1
Two or More Races
212,365
3.1% 
3.2
Hispanic Statistics
Number
Percent
National Avg
Hispanic or Latino (of any race)
779,696
11.4% 
17.8
Mexican
51,118
0.8% 
11.2
Puerto Rican
319,042
4.7% 
1.7
Cuban
11,209
0.2% 
0.7
Other Hispanic or Latino
398,327
5.8% 
4.2
Not Hispanic or Latino
6,032,080
88.6% 
82.2

Massachusetts Educational Attainment

Education Level
Number
Percent
National Avg
Less than 9th grade
212,315
4.5% 
5.4
9th to 12th grade, no diploma
240,370
5.1% 
7.2
High school graduate (includes equivalent)
1,156,500
24.5% 
27.2
Some college, no degree
734,632
15.5% 
20.6
Associate's Degree
363,356
7.7% 
8.4
Bachelor's Degree
1,124,300
23.8% 
19.3
Graduate or professional degree
896,051
19.0% 
11.9
Education Summary
Number
Percent
National Avg
< High School Graduate
452,685
9.6%
12.6
High School Graduate or Higher
4,274,839
90.5%
87.4
Bachelor's Degree or Higher
2,020,351
42.8%
31.2

Massachusetts Marital Status

Marital Status
Number
Percent
National Avg
Never Married
2,128,690
37.5%
33.7
Now Married
2,603,660
45.8%
47.5
Divorced
542,397
9.5%
11.0
Separated
97,643
1.7%
2.0
Widowed
310,839
5.5%
5.8

Massachusetts Language Spoken at Home

Language
Number
Percent
National Avg
English Only
4,924,780
76.3%
78.4%
Languages other than english
1,527,230
23.7%
21.6%
Spanish
578,572
9.0%
13.3%
Other indo-european languages
586,556
9.1%
3.7%
Asian and Pacific islander languages
273,939
4.2%
3.5%
Other Languages
88,162
1.4%
1.1%

Massachusetts Household Income

Household Income
Number
Percent
National Avg
Less than $10,000
150,324
5.8%
6.7
$10,000 to $14,999
111,493
4.3%
4.8
$15,000 to $24,999
195,547
7.6%
9.7
$25,000 to $34,999
184,109
7.1%
9.5
$35,000 to $49,999
263,271
10.2%
13.0
$50,000 to $74,999
380,604
14.8%
17.7
$75,000 to $99,999
321,572
12.5%
12.3
$100,000 to $149,000
457,302
17.7%
14.0
$150,000 to $199,999
235,468
9.1%
5.8
$200,000 or more
279,708
10.8%
6.4
Median household income
75,297
 
57,617
Per capita income
39,771
 
31,128

Massachusetts Employment Breakdown

Industry
Number
Percent
National Avg
Agriculture, forestry, fishing, hunting and mining
15,625
0.4%
1.7
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services
311,127
8.7%
9.8
Construction
204,100
5.7%
6.4
Educational services, health care and social assistance
1,001,170
28.0%
23.0
Finance, insurance, real estate, rental, and leasing
264,278
7.4%
6.6
Information
80,488
2.3%
2.1
Manufacturing
310,484
8.7%
10.1
Other services except public administration
167,767
4.7%
4.9
Professional, scientific, management, administrative and waste management services
485,451
13.6%
11.4
Public administration
138,232
3.9%
4.6
Retail trade
378,934
10.6%
11.5
Transportation, warehousing and utilities
132,216
3.7%
5.2
Wholesale trade
81,139
2.3%
2.7
Occupation
Number
Percent
National Avg
Construction, extraction, maintenance, and repair occupations
242,889
6.8%
8.8
Management, professional, and related occupations
1,627,310
45.6%
37.6
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations
305,807
8.6%
12.2
Sales and office occupations
767,052
21.5%
23.3
Service occupations
627,950
17.6%
18.1

Massachusetts Commute Statistics

Commute Type
Number
Percent
National Avg
Workers 16 Years and over
3,504,940
 
150,377,000
Car, truck, or van - drove alone
2,457,110
70.1%
76.3
Car, truck, or van - carpooled
267,156
7.6%
9.0
Public transportation (excluding taxicab)
354,611
10.1%
5.1
Walked
168,580
4.8%
2.7
Other means
77,394
2.2%
1.8
Worked at home
180,089
5.1%
5.0
Mean travel time to work (Minutes)
29.6
 
26.6

Massachusetts Vehicles per Household

Vehicles per Household
Number
Percent
National Avg
None
324,128
12.6%
8.7
1 vehicles
913,663
35.4%
33.2
2 vehicles
934,945
36.2%
37.1
3 or more
406,662
15.8%
21.0

Massachusetts Housing Occupancy

Housing Occupancy
Number
Percent
National Avg
Total Housing Units
0
 
 
Occupied Housing Units
2,579,400
90.2%
87.6
Owner Occupied
1,598,930
62.0%
63.1
Renter Occupied
980,468
38.0%
36.9
Vacant Housing Units
278,689
9.8%
12.4
Homeowner Vacancy rate
1
0.0%
0.0
Rental Vacancy Rate
4
0.0%
0.0
Average household size of owner-occupied unit
2.7
0.0%
2.7
Average household size of renter-occupied unit
2.3
0.0%
2.5

Massachusetts Rooms per Residence

Rooms per Residence
Number
Percent
National Avg
Total Housing Units
2,858,090
1 room
73,657
2.6%
2.4
2 rooms
92,265
3.2%
2.7
3 rooms
285,861
10.0%
9.1
4 rooms
452,638
15.8%
16.5
5 rooms
517,915
18.1%
19.8
6 rooms
497,031
17.4%
17.8
7 rooms
347,495
12.2%
12.0
8 rooms
260,247
9.1%
8.6
9 rooms or more
330,978
11.6%
11.1
Median Rooms
6
 
0.0

Massachusetts Structure Type Statistics

Structure Type
Number
Percent
National Avg
Total Housing Units
2,858,090
135,703,000
1-unit, detached
1,489,400
52.1%
61.5
1-unit, attached
145,650
5.1%
5.9
2-units
292,932
10.2%
3.6
3 or 4 units
308,861
10.8%
4.4
5 to 9 units
164,745
5.8%
4.8
10 to 19 units
120,407
4.2%
4.4
20 or more units
312,300
10.9%
9.0
Mobile home
22,711
0.8%
6.2
Boat, RV, van, etc.
1,086
0.0%
0.1

Massachusetts Housing Age Statistics

Housing Age
Number
Percent
National Avg
1939 or earlier
951,379
33.3%
12.8%
1940 to 1949
160,122
5.6%
5.0%
1950 to 1959
325,673
11.4%
10.4%
1960 to 1969
285,125
10.0%
10.7%
1970 to 1979
339,086
11.9%
15.3%
1980 to 1989
305,688
10.7%
13.5%
1990 to 1999
215,062
7.5%
13.9%
2000 to 2004
2005 or later

Massachusetts Household Heating

Heating Fuel Type
Number
Percent
National Avg
Utility Gas
1,332,610
51.7%
48.1
Bottled, tank, or LP gas
81,858
3.2%
4.7
Electricity
405,055
15.7%
38.7
Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
688,925
26.7%
4.8
Coal or coke
2,438
0.1%
0.1
Wood
35,051
1.4%
1.9
Solar energy
2,421
0.1%
0.1
Other fuel
19,478
0.8%
0.5
No fuel used
11,562
0.4%
1.1

Massachusetts Mortgage Statistics

Mortgage Payments
Number
Percent
National Avg
Housing units with a mortgage
1,112,270
 
47295100.0
Less than $500
2,905
0.3%
10.7%
$500 to $999
63,459
5.7%
41.0%
$2,500 to $2,999
151,654
13.6%
1.9%
$1,000 to $1,499
196,276
17.6%
28.3%
$3,000 or more
210,826
19.0%
1.8%
$2,000 to $2,499
224,847
20.2%
4.4%
$1,500 to $1,999
262,305
23.6%
11.9%
Mortgage Payment as Percentage of Income
Number
Percent
National Avg
Less than 20.0%
459,143
41.4%
45.4%
20.0% to 24.9%
192,822
17.4%
15.7%
25.0% to 29.9%
125,669
11.3%
10.6%
30.0% to 34.9%
86,566
7.8%
7.0%
35.0% or more
244,376
22.0%
21.3%
Not Computed
3,696
0.0%
0.0%

Massachusetts Rent Statistics

Rent Payment Amount
Number
Percent
National Avg
Occupied Units Paying Rent
947,779 
 
41,631,300 
$1,000 to $1,499
267,924
28.3%
28.3%
$1,500 to $1,999
175,040
18.5%
11.9%
$2,000 to $2,499
73,770
7.8%
4.4%
$2,500 to $2,999
31,628
3.3%
1.9%
$3,000 or more
26,864
2.8%
1.8%
$500 to $999
236,111
24.9%
41.0%
Less than $500
136,442
14.4%
10.7%
No Cash Rent
32,689
0.0%
2,206,240
Median (Dollars)
1,179
0.0%
981
Rent Payment as Percentage of Income
Number
Percent
National Avg
Less than 15.0%
120,417
13.0%
13.1%
15.0% to 19.9%
117,529
12.7%
12.9%
20.0% to 24.9%
116,192
12.6%
12.8%
25.0% to 29.9%
111,532
12.1%
11.5%
30.0% to 34.9%
91,499
9.9%
9.0%
35.0% or more
367,084
39.7%
40.7%
Not Computed
56,215
0.0%
0.0%

Massachusetts Property Value

Property Type
Number
Percent
National Avg
Specified Owner-Occupied Units
1,598,930
 
75,022,600
Less then $50,000
21,915
1.4%
7.3%
$50,000 to $99,999
22,715
1.4%
7.3%
$100,000 to $149,000
64,481
4.0%
14.1%
$150,000 to $199,000
130,633
8.2%
14.5%
$200,000 to $299,999
330,093
20.6%
19.2%
$300,000 to $499,999
577,958
36.1%
18.2%
$500,000 to $999,999
367,815
23.0%
10.5%
$1,000,000 or more
83,320
5.2%
3.1%
Median (Dollars)
366,900
 
205,000
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