Lowell is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 110,997 people and 25 constituent neighborhoods, Lowell is the fourth largest community in Massachusetts. Lowell has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities.
Lowell is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Lowell is a city of service providers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Lowell who work in office and administrative support (11.06%), sales jobs (8.23%), and food service (7.16%).
Also of interest is that Lowell has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Lowell is made interesting by being both a reasonably big city and having a major college student population: students here will find that the city provides a lot of amenities, culture, and opportunities for them. Lowell is more than just a college town, however, though the thousands of students certainly are a major part of the character of the city, as well as a contributor to the local economy.
Not only is Lowell a city with many college students, but it also retains many recent graduates who are looking to start new careers, creating a very large population of people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile. That’s because Lowell is full of single people in their 20s and 30s and who have undergraduate or graduate degrees and are starting careers in professional occupations. This makes Lowell a pretty good place for young, educated career starters looking to find many people like themselves, with good opportunities for friendships, socializing, romance, and fun.
The education level of Lowell citizens is a little higher than the average for US cities and towns: 24.06% of adults in Lowell have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Lowell in 2018 was $26,837, which is low income relative to Massachusetts, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $107,348 for a family of four. However, Lowell contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Lowell is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Lowell home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Lowell residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Lowell also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 18.09% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Lowell include Irish, Italian, French, Portuguese, and English.
Lowell also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 28.42%.
The most common language spoken in Lowell is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Portuguese.