Massachusetts

6,794,422 Population

Census data: ACS 2014 1-year unless noted

7,800.2 square miles 864.8 people per square mile 14 Counties       246 Cities
 

 People

Percent of US Population
2.1%
was 2.1%
Ranked 15th Highest in US
Population Density
864.8
US 88.8 people/sq mile
Dependency Ratio
47.3%
was 46.8%
US Population Dependency Ratio is 49.7
Percent Foreign Born
16.1%
was 15.6%
Ranked 8th Highest in US
Percent Under 18
20.4%
was 20.8%
Ranked 45th Highest in US
Percent 65 and Over
15.4%
was 14.8%
Ranked 25th Highest in US

 Economics

Unemployment Rate
3.8
was 5
Ranked 9th Lowest in US
Percent Living in Poverty
11.5%
was 11.9%
Ranked 13th Lowest in US
Median Household Income
$70,628
was $66,768
Ranked 7th Highest in US
Gini Income Distribution
 
48.5
48.4
US Gini Index is 42.0
Number of Businesses per 100,000
2,572
Ranked 21st Highest in US
Patents per 100,000
100
was 100
Ranked 2nd Highest in US
Per Capita GDP
62,866
was 62,313
Ranked 5th Highest in US

 Safety

Homicides per 100,000
1.9
was 2
Ranked 35th Highest in US
Violent Crimes per 100,000
390.9
was 413.4
Ranked 18th Highest in US
Property Crimes per 100,000
1,690.7
was 2,051.2
Ranked 47th Highest in US
Rural Highway Fatalities per 100,000
0
was 1
Ranked 50th Highest in US
Urban Highway Fatalities per 100,000
4
was 4
Ranked 22nd Highest in US
Total Highway Fatalities per 100,000
5
was 5
Ranked 50th Highest in US

 Housing

Total Housing Units
2,845,805
was 2,813,641
Ranked 16th Highest in US
Median Rent
$1,164
was $1,077
Ranked 7th Highest in US
Total Building Permits
14,569
was 11,111
 
Occupied Housing Units
2,559,951
was 2,536,321
 
Homeownership Rate
61.7%
was 61.5%
Ranked 42nd Highest in US
Single Family Building Permits
7,100
was 5,920
 
Residential Units Per Sq Mile
364.8
was 360.7
Ranked 4th Highest in US
Rental Vacancy Rate
22.6%
was 22.1%
Ranked 46th Highest in US
Multifamily Building Permits
7,469
was 5,191
 
Persons Per Dwelling Unit
2.6
was 2.5
Ranked 27th Highest in US
Building Permits per 1000 Housing Units
5.2
was 4.0
 
Building Permits per 1000 Residents
2.2
was 1.7
 

 Health

Percent with Insurance Under 18
98.9%
was 98.5%
 
Percent with Insurance 18 to 64
96.1%
 
Percent with Insurance Over 65
99.6%
was 99.6%
 

 Education

Percent with High School Diploma or Higher
90.2%
was 89.9%
Ranked 18th Highest in US
Percent with Bachelors Degree or Higher
41.5%
was 40.3%
Ranked 2nd Highest in US
Percent Receiving STEM Bachelors Degree or Higher
9.8%
 
White Students Receiving Bachelors Degree or Higher
58,429
 
Black Students Receiving Bachelors Degree or Higher
5,662
 
Asian Students Receiving Bachelors Degree or Higher
7,169
 
Islander Students Receiving Bachelors Degree or Higher
92
 
Native Students Receiving Bachelors Degree or Higher
181
 
Hispanic Students Receiving Bachelors Degree or Higher
6,202
 
Multi Race Students Receiving Bachelors Degree or Higher
2,013
 
Unknown Race Students Receiving Bachelors Degree or Higher
10,282
 

 Finance

Capital Spending
5.8%
was 6.3%
Ranked 33rd Highest in US
Own Source Revenue
69.1%
was 69.4%
Ranked 18th Highest in US
Debt Service Ratio
19.0%
was 20.7%
Ranked 2nd Highest in US

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