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State of Massachusetts

Massachusetts, abbreviated "MA", is in the New England region of the U.S. Its capital is Boston. There were 6,705,586 people in Massachusetts as per 2015 Occupational Employment Statistics, BLS.gov. The state ratified the US Constitution and officially became part of the country on February 6, 1788.

Please explore the cities and towns of Massachusetts, below.

Top Massachusetts College Towns

Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System, 2014 (nces.ed.gov/ipeds).

1 Boston 34 144,016
2 Worcester 11 33,650
3 Cambridge 8 49,408
4 Springfield 7 19,663
5 Brockton 5 8,652
6 Malden 4 905
7 Brookline 4 1,748
8 Newton 4 4,250
9 Quincy 4 6,073
10 Fitchburg 4 6,939
11 Fall River 4 9,562
12 Lowell 4 17,730
13 New Bedford 3 257
14 Norwood 3 1,559
15 Medford 3 11,373
16 Amherst 3 31,803
17 West Springfield 2 58
18 Canton 2 208
19 Brighton 2 275
20 Tewksbury 2 295

Largest Massachusetts Cities and Towns

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Barnstable Town 44,591
Eastham 4,923
Harwich 12,197
Mashpee 14,027
Truro 1,644
Wellfleet 3,109
Yarmouth 23,581
Alford 484
Becket 1,739
Clarksburg 1,606
Dalton 6,709
Egremont 1,123
Florida 718
Hancock 726
Hinsdale 2,093
Lanesborough 3,027
Monterey 872
Mount Washington 151
New Ashford 285
New Marlborough 1,481

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Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.


Total Population 6,705,586
Male Share of the Population 48.5%
Female Share of the Population 51.5%
Senior Citizens 14.7%
Employed Population 16+ 3,346,749
Age of the Population 39.3


% of people married 46.6%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 40.5%
Median Earnings25+ $45,311
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $23,412
Median Earnings With High School Degree $32,237


Median Family Income $87,085
% Above Poverty Level 88.4%
% Below Poverty Level 11.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 29 minutes
% Working from Home 4.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work 5.6%
% Using Public Transportation 9.8%


People Living Alone 28.7%
Median Gross Rent $1,102
Median House Value $333,100


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 23.8%
US/American 0.5%
English 10.1%
Irish 21.6%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Notable Places

Adams (Historic Site)
Adams National Historical Park
Quincy, Massachusetts 02169-1749

Boston (Historic Site)
Boston National Historical Park
Boston, Massachusetts 2129

Boston African American (Historic Site)
Boston African American National Historic Site
Boston, Massachusetts 2108

Boston Harbor Islands (Recreation Area)
Boston Harbor Islands Partnership
Boston, Massachusetts 02110-3350

Cape Cod (Seashore)
99 Marconi Station Site Road
Wellfleet, Massachusetts 2667

Essex (Historic Site)
Essex National Heritage Commission, Inc.
Salem, Massachusetts 1970

Frederick Law Olmsted (Historic Site)
99 Warren Street
Brookline, Massachusetts 2445

John F Kennedy (Historic Site)
83 Beals Street
Brookline, Massachusetts 2446

Longfellow (Historic Site)
Longfellow National Historic Site
Cambridge, Massachusetts 2138

Lowell (Historic Site)
67 Kirk Street
Lowell, Massachusetts 1852

Minute Man (Historic Site)
Minute Man National Historical Park
Concord, Massachusetts 1742

New Bedford Whaling (Historic Site)
New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park
New Bedford, Massachusetts 2740

Salem Maritime (Historic Site)
Salem Maritime National Historic Site
Salem, Massachusetts 1970

Saugus Iron Works (Historic Site)
244 Central Street
Saugus, Massachusetts 01906-2107

Springfield Armory (Historic Site)
Springfield Armory National Historic Site
Springfield, Massachusetts 01105-1299

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