Massachusetts Overview

Population Demographics

  • The state's residents are 48.4% males and 51.6% females.
  • Massachusetts has the 14th largest state population. It has a population of 6,547,629 people.
  • 88.7% of the population graduated high school or have a GED. 35.6% have college degrees.
  • 14.5% of the state's population was not born in the United States. The other 85.5% was born in the United States.
  • The top three races (in population) are: White [80.4%], Hispanic [9.6%] and Black or African American [6.6%].
  • 50.1% of the state's population is married. The other 49.9% are single.

» More about the Massachusetts Population including race, age and gender data.


  • The poverty rate for Massachusetts is 9.9%.
  • Of workers, 53.0% commute under 25 mins, 27.6% travel 25-45 mins, and 19.3% have a commute time of over 45 mins.
  • As of the last census, the Massachusetts unemployment rate of 7.4% was better than the 7.9% national average.
  • Typically, people work 38/hrs per week in Massachusetts.
  • In Massachusetts, the median worker income is $35,703. This is higher than the national average of $29,701.

» More about the Massachusetts economy including unemployment and income trends.


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