Lowell, MA

110,720 Population
13.6 square miles 8,093.3 people per square mile

Census data: ACS 2014 1-year unless noted

 

 People

Percent of State Population
1.6%
was 1.6%
Ranked 4th Highest in MA
Population Density
8,093.3
US 88.8 people/sq mile
Dependency Ratio
38.9%
was 42.8%
US Population Dependency Ratio is 49.7
Percent Foreign Born
30.2%
was 24.4%
Ranked 4th Highest in MA
Percent Under 18
22.4%
was 23.7%
Ranked 5th Highest in MA
Percent 65 and Over
9.0%
was 10.7%
Ranked 14th Highest in MA

 Economics

Unemployment Rate
4.4
was 6.5
Ranked 19th Lowest in MA
Percent Living in Poverty
21.4%
was 22.5%
Ranked 8th Lowest in MA
Median Household Income
$47,727
was $42,270
Ranked 8th Highest in MA
Gini Income Distribution
 
44.6
47.4
US Gini Index is 42.0

 Safety

Homicides per 100,000
0
was 3.7
 
Violent Crimes per 100,000
434.9
was 571.0
 
Property Crimes per 100,000
2,142.2
was 3,087.3
 

 Housing

Total Housing Units
40,898
was 40,259
Ranked 8th Highest in MA
Median Rent
$1,068
was $1,007
Ranked 9th Highest in MA
Total Building Permits
67
was 19
 
Occupied Housing Units
37,880
was 38,499
 
Homeownership Rate
38.4%
was 40.7%
Ranked 10th Highest in MA
Single Family Building Permits
27
was 11
 
Residential Units Per Sq Mile
3,011.0
was 2,963.9
Ranked 6th Highest in MA
Rental Vacancy Rate
11.5%
was 7.2%
Ranked 8th Highest in MA
Multifamily Building Permits
40
was 8
 
Persons Per Dwelling Unit
2.8
was 2.7
Ranked 5th Highest in MA
Building Permits per 1000 Housing Units
1.7
was 0.4
 
Building Permits per 1000 Residents
0.6
was 0.2
 

 Health

Percent with Insurance Under 18
100%
was 97.2%
 
Percent with Insurance 18 to 64
92.5%
 
Percent with Insurance Over 65
100%
was 99.2%
 

 Education

Percent with High School Diploma or Higher
80.4%
was 80.1%
Ranked 9th Highest in MA
Percent with Bachelors Degree or Higher
22.1%
was 22.7%
Ranked 8th Highest in MA

 Finance

Capital Spending
--
No Data Available
Own Source Revenue
46.2%
was 45.5%
Ranked 153rd Highest in MA
Debt Service Ratio
9.8%
was 12.3%
Ranked 32nd Highest in MA
Revenue
 
$305,719,046
$294,651,953
Ranked 7th Highest in MA
Expenditure
 
$302,784,792
$290,389,332
Ranked 5th Highest in MA
Revenue per Capita
$2,781
was $2,707
Ranked 140th Highest in MA
Expenditure per Capita
$2,754
was $2,667
Ranked 124th Highest in MA

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