Massachusetts Facts

People Facts

Definition for Population, 2014 estimate Population, 2014 estimate 6,745,408
Definition for Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2014 Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2014 3.0%
Definition for Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2013 Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2013 2.5%
Definition for Population, 2010 Population, 2010 6,547,629
Definition for Population, 2013 estimate Population, 2013 estimate 6,708,874
Definition for Population, 2010 (April 1) estimates base Population, 2010 (April 1) estimates base 6,547,817
Definition for Persons under 5 years, percent, 2013 Persons under 5 years, percent, 2013 5.5%
Definition for Persons under 18 years, percent, 2013 Persons under 18 years, percent, 2013 20.8%
Definition for Persons 65 years and over, percent, 2013 Persons 65 years and over, percent, 2013 14.8%
Definition for Female persons, percent, 2013 Female persons, percent, 2013 51.5%
Definition for White alone, percent, 2013 White alone, percent, 2013 83.2%
Definition for Black or African American alone, percent, 2013 Black or African American alone, percent, 2013 8.1%
Definition for American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent, 2013 American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent, 2013 0.5%
Definition for Asian alone, percent, 2013 Asian alone, percent, 2013 6.0%
Definition for Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent, 2013 Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent, 2013 0.1%
Definition for Two or More Races, percent, 2013 Two or More Races, percent, 2013 2.1%
Definition for Hispanic or Latino, percent, 2013 Hispanic or Latino, percent, 2013 10.5%
Definition for White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent, 2013 White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent, 2013 75.1%
Definition for Living in same house 1 year & over, percent, 2009-2013 Living in same house 1 year & over, percent, 2009-2013 86.7%
Definition for Foreign born persons, percent, 2009-2013 Foreign born persons, percent, 2009-2013 15.0%
Definition for Language other than English spoken at home, pct age 5+, 2009-2013 Language other than English spoken at home, pct age 5+, 2009-2013 21.9%
Definition for High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25+, 2009-2013 High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25+, 2009-2013 89.4%
Definition for Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25+, 2009-2013 Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25+, 2009-2013 39.4%
Definition for Veterans, 2009-2013 Veterans, 2009-2013 383,087
Definition for Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16+, 2009-2013 Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16+, 2009-2013 28.0
Definition for Housing units, 2013 Housing units, 2013 2,813,536
Definition for Homeownership rate, 2009-2013 Homeownership rate, 2009-2013 62.7%
Definition for Housing units in multi-unit structures, percent, 2009-2013 Housing units in multi-unit structures, percent, 2009-2013 41.7%
Definition for Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2009-2013 Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2009-2013 $330,100
Definition for Households, 2009-2013 Households, 2009-2013 2,530,147
Definition for Persons per household, 2009-2013 Persons per household, 2009-2013 2.51
Definition for Per capita money income in past 12 months (2013 dollars), 2009-2013 Per capita money income in past 12 months (2013 dollars), 2009-2013 $35,763
Definition for Median household income, 2009-2013 Median household income, 2009-2013 $66,866
Definition for Persons below poverty level, percent, 2009-2013 Persons below poverty level, percent, 2009-2013 11.4%

Business Facts

Definition for Private nonfarm establishments, 2013 Private nonfarm establishments, 2013 172,533
Definition for Private nonfarm employment,  2013 Private nonfarm employment, 2013 3,062,689
Definition for Private nonfarm employment, percent change, 2012-2013 Private nonfarm employment, percent change, 2012-2013 0.9%
Definition for Nonemployer establishments, 2012 Nonemployer establishments, 2012 480,410
Definition for Total number of firms, 2007 Total number of firms, 2007 596,790
Definition for Black-owned firms, percent, 2007 Black-owned firms, percent, 2007 3.4%
Definition for American Indian- and Alaska Native-owned firms, percent, 2007 American Indian- and Alaska Native-owned firms, percent, 2007 0.4%
Definition for Asian-owned firms, percent, 2007 Asian-owned firms, percent, 2007 4.5%
Definition for Native Hawaiian- and Other Pacific Islander-owned firms, percent, 2007 Native Hawaiian- and Other Pacific Islander-owned firms, percent, 2007 0.0%
Definition for Hispanic-owned firms, percent, 2007 Hispanic-owned firms, percent, 2007 3.3%
Definition for Women-owned firms, percent, 2007 Women-owned firms, percent, 2007 29.8%
Definition for Manufacturers shipments, 2007 ($1,000) Manufacturers shipments, 2007 ($1,000) 86,428,959
Definition for Merchant wholesaler sales, 2007 ($1,000) Merchant wholesaler sales, 2007 ($1,000) 95,275,672
Definition for Retail sales, 2007 ($1,000) Retail sales, 2007 ($1,000) 88,082,966
Definition for Retail sales per capita, 2007 Retail sales per capita, 2007 $13,553
Definition for Accommodation and food services sales, 2007 ($1,000) Accommodation and food services sales, 2007 ($1,000) 14,917,210
Definition for Building permits, 2013 Building permits, 2013 14,569

Geography Facts

Definition for Land area in square miles, 2010 Land area in square miles, 2010 7,800.06
Definition for Population per square mile, 2010 Population per square mile, 2010 839.4