Massachusetts
Demographic Data






Massachusetts POPULATION STATISTICS

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   American Community Survey, U.S. Bureau of the Census, U.S. Department of Education, 50 state departments of education, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Federal Bureau of Investigation, 18,000+ local law enforcement agencies, Federal Housing Finance Agency, U.S. Geological Service, National Agricultural Statistics Service.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   2019 (latest available). Updated annually. Please note: Unemployment data updated August 2021.

Methodology:   Unlike standardly available Census demographics, NeighborhoodScout uses dozens of custom models to transform 8.5 million raw demographic data elements from government sources into proprietary indices and insights…. Read more about Scout's Demographic Data

Massachusetts Population & Age Distribution

The Total Population of Massachusetts is:
6,892,503

Age

Under 5 Years:
5.3%
5 - 17:
14.7%
18 - 24:
10.2%
25 - 34:
14.2%
35 - 54:
25.9%
55 - 64:
13.5%
Over 65 Years:
16.2%

Educational Attainment of Adults

High School Graduates
90.8%
90.8%
College Graduated
43.7%
43.7%
Attending College
6.5%
6.5%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Income

Per capita Income

Massachusetts
$43,761
$43,761
USA
$34,103
$34,103

Median household income

Massachusetts
$81,215
$81,215
USA
$62,843
$62,843

Individuals Below Poverty Level:
10.3%

Employment Industries in MA

Healthcare
16.4%
16.4%
Education
11.8%
11.8%
Retail
10.3%
10.3%
Professional, scientific, and technical services
10.2%
10.2%
Manufacturing
8.8%
8.8%
Accommodation
6.7%
6.7%
Construction
5.7%
5.7%
Finance
5.6%
5.6%
Other
4.5%
4.5%
Public Service
3.8%
3.8%
Administration
3.7%
3.7%
Transportation
3.2%
3.2%
Information Technology
2.3%
2.3%
Wholesale
2.2%
2.2%
Arts
2.0%
2.0%
Real Estate
1.8%
1.8%
Utilities
0.7%
0.7%
Agriculture
0.4%
0.4%
Management
0.1%
0.1%
Mining
0.0%
0.0%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Race & Ethnic Diversity

White
71.6%
71.6%
Hispanic Or Latino (Of Any Race)
11.8%
11.8%
Black Or African American
6.9%
6.9%
Asian
6.6%
6.6%
Other Race / Two or More Races
3.0%
3.0%
American Indian And Alaska Native
0.1%
0.1%
Native Hawaiian And Other Pacific Islanders
0.0%
0.0%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Ancestries & Languages Spoken

Ancestry (Top 20)

Irish
19.8%
19.8%
Unclassified
15.2%
15.2%
Italian
12.3%
12.3%
English
9.2%
9.2%
French
5.9%
5.9%
German
5.7%
5.7%
Polish
4.4%
4.4%
Portuguese
4.1%
4.1%
French Canadian
3.8%
3.8%
Scottish
2.1%
2.1%
Swedish
1.5%
1.5%
Russian
1.5%
1.5%
European
1.3%
1.3%
Brazilian
1.2%
1.2%
Haitian
1.2%
1.2%
Greek
1.2%
1.2%
Cape Verdean
1.1%
1.1%
Lithuanian
0.7%
0.7%
Canadian
0.6%
0.6%
Scots-Irish
0.6%
0.6%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Languages Spoken (Top 20)

English
76.2%
76.2%
Spanish
9.1%
9.1%
Portuguese
3.0%
3.0%
French
2.2%
2.2%
Chinese
2.1%
2.1%
Indic languages
1.3%
1.3%
French Creole
1.1%
1.1%
African languages
0.8%
0.8%
Vietnamese
0.7%
0.7%
Arabic
0.5%
0.5%
Other Asian languages
0.4%
0.4%
Slavic languages
0.4%
0.4%
Russian
0.4%
0.4%
Other Indo-European
0.3%
0.3%
Italian
0.3%
0.3%
Hindi
0.3%
0.3%
German
0.3%
0.3%
Korean
0.3%
0.3%
Polish
0.2%
0.2%
Greek
0.2%
0.2%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Foreign Born MA Residents
16.8%