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 a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities in the country.
Unlike some cities, Lowell isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Lowell are a mix of both white- and blue-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 a nice balance between life in a moderately big city and the interesting diversions and culture that come from having a big college student population. The thousands of students who arrive on campus every fall will find that Lowell has plenty of amenities and opportunities for them, while residents of Lowell enjoy the lectures, music, art, and economic trickle-down that colleges typically provide. "Town and Gown" complement each other in Lowell.
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 population of Lowell overall has a level of education that is slightly above the US average for all US cities and towns of 21.84%. Of adults 25 and older in Lowell, 24.06% 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.
Foreign born people are also an important part of Lowell's cultural character, accounting for 28.42% of the city’s population.
The most common language spoken in Lowell is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Portuguese.