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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 6,349,097 people in Massachusetts as of the 2000 census.

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

(The 20 cities and towns with the most colleges.)

Note: Student counts are with available data; actual counts may be higher.

Rank City or Town Colleges Students
1 Boston Colleges 33 126,895
2 Worcester Colleges 11 28,262
3 Chestnut Hill Colleges 7 18,696
4 Cambridge Colleges 6 48,599
5 Springfield Colleges 6 12,454
6 Brockton Colleges 5 7,735
7 Quincy Colleges 4 5,135
8 Amherst Colleges 3 28,987
9 Wellesley Hills Colleges 3 10,832
10 Medford Colleges 3 10,202
11 Fall River Colleges 3 7,638
12 Fitchburg Colleges 3 6,761
13 Brookline Colleges 3 1,566
14 Lowell Colleges 2 11,721
15 Waltham Colleges 2 10,969
16 North Dartmouth Colleges 2 9,336
17 Haverhill Colleges 2 6,791
18 Beverly Colleges 2 3,995
19 Easton Colleges 2 2,573
20 Weston Colleges 2 1,567

200 Largest Massachusetts Cities and Towns (population 7,744 and up)

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City or Town Pop. County
Abington 14,605 Plymouth
Acton 20,331 Middlesex
Acushnet 10,161 Bristol
Adams 8,809 Berkshire
Agawam 28,144 Hampden
Amesbury 16,450 Essex
Amherst 34,874 Hampshire
Andover 31,247 Essex
Arlington 42,389 Middlesex
Ashland 14,674 Middlesex
Athol 11,299 Worcester
Attleboro 42,068 Bristol
Auburn 15,901 Worcester
Barnstable 47,821 Barnstable
Bedford 12,595 Middlesex
Belchertown 12,968 Hampshire
Bellingham 15,314 Norfolk
Belmont 24,194 Middlesex
Beverly 39,862 Essex
Billerica 38,981 Middlesex
Blackstone 8,804 Worcester
Boston 589,141 Suffolk
Bourne 18,721 Barnstable
Boxford 7,921 Essex
Braintree 33,828 Norfolk
Brewster 10,094 Barnstable
Bridgewater 25,185 Plymouth
Brockton 94,304 Plymouth
Brookline 57,107 Norfolk
Burlington 22,876 Middlesex
Cambridge 101,355 Middlesex
Canton 20,775 Norfolk
Carver 11,163 Plymouth
Charlton 11,263 Worcester
Chelmsford 33,858 Middlesex
Chelsea 35,080 Suffolk
Chicopee 54,653 Hampden
Clinton 13,435 Worcester
Concord 16,993 Middlesex
Danvers 25,212 Essex
Dartmouth 30,666 Bristol
Dedham 23,464 Norfolk
Dennis 15,973 Barnstable
Dracut 28,562 Middlesex
Dudley 10,036 Worcester
Duxbury 14,248 Plymouth
East Bridgewater 12,974 Plymouth
East Longmeadow 14,100 Hampden
Easthampton 15,994 Hampshire
Easton 22,299 Bristol
Everett 38,037 Middlesex
Fairhaven 16,159 Bristol
Fall River 91,938 Bristol
Falmouth 32,660 Barnstable
Fitchburg 39,102 Worcester
Foxborough 16,246 Norfolk
Framingham 66,910 Middlesex
Franklin 29,560 Norfolk
Freetown 8,472 Bristol
Gardner 20,770 Worcester
Gloucester 30,273 Essex
Grafton 14,894 Worcester
Greenfield 18,168 Franklin
Groton 9,547 Middlesex
Hamilton 8,315 Essex
Hanover 13,164 Plymouth
Hanson 9,495 Plymouth
Harwich 12,386 Barnstable
Haverhill 58,969 Essex
Hingham 19,882 Plymouth
Holbrook 10,785 Norfolk
Holden 15,621 Worcester
Holliston 13,801 Middlesex
Holyoke 39,838 Hampden
Hopkinton 13,346 Middlesex
Hudson 18,113 Middlesex
Hull 11,050 Plymouth
Ipswich 12,987 Essex
Kingston 11,780 Plymouth
Lakeville 9,821 Plymouth
Lawrence 72,043 Essex
Leicester 10,471 Worcester
Leominster 41,303 Worcester
Lexington 30,355 Middlesex
Lincoln 8,056 Middlesex
Littleton 8,184 Middlesex
Longmeadow 15,633 Hampden
Lowell 105,167 Middlesex
Ludlow 21,209 Hampden
Lunenburg 9,401 Worcester
Lynn 89,050 Essex
Lynnfield 11,542 Essex
Malden 56,340 Middlesex
Mansfield 22,414 Bristol
Marblehead 20,377 Essex
Marlborough 36,255 Middlesex
Marshfield 24,324 Plymouth
Mashpee 12,946 Barnstable
Maynard 10,433 Middlesex
Medfield 12,273 Norfolk
Medford 55,765 Middlesex
Medway 12,448 Norfolk
Melrose 27,134 Middlesex
Methuen 43,789 Essex
Middleborough 19,941 Plymouth
Middleton 7,744 Essex
Milford 26,799 Worcester
Millbury 12,784 Worcester
Millis 7,902 Norfolk
Milton 26,062 Norfolk
Monson 8,359 Hampden
Montague 8,489 Franklin
Nantucket 9,520 Nantucket
Natick 32,170 Middlesex
Needham 28,911 Norfolk
New Bedford 93,768 Bristol
Newburyport 17,189 Essex
Newton 83,829 Middlesex
Norfolk 10,460 Norfolk
North Adams 14,681 Berkshire
North Andover 27,202 Essex
North Attleborough 27,143 Bristol
North Reading 13,837 Middlesex
Northampton 28,978 Hampshire
Northborough 14,013 Worcester
Northbridge 13,182 Worcester
Norton 18,036 Bristol
Norwell 9,765 Plymouth
Norwood 28,587 Norfolk
Oxford 13,352 Worcester
Palmer 12,497 Hampden
Peabody 48,129 Essex
Pembroke 16,927 Plymouth
Pepperell 11,142 Middlesex
Pittsfield 45,793 Berkshire
Plymouth 51,701 Plymouth
Quincy 88,025 Norfolk
Randolph 30,963 Norfolk
Raynham 11,739 Bristol
Reading 23,708 Middlesex
Rehoboth 10,172 Bristol
Revere 47,283 Suffolk
Rockland 17,670 Plymouth
Rockport 7,767 Essex
Salem 40,407 Essex
Salisbury 7,827 Essex
Sandwich 20,136 Barnstable
Saugus 26,078 Essex
Scituate 17,863 Plymouth
Seekonk 13,425 Bristol
Sharon 17,408 Norfolk
Shrewsbury 31,640 Worcester
Somerset 18,234 Bristol
Somerville 77,478 Middlesex
South Hadley 17,196 Hampshire
Southborough 8,781 Worcester
Southbridge 17,214 Worcester
Southwick 8,835 Hampden
Spencer 11,691 Worcester
Springfield 152,082 Hampden
Stoneham 22,219 Middlesex
Stoughton 27,149 Norfolk
Sturbridge 7,837 Worcester
Sudbury 16,841 Middlesex
Sutton 8,250 Worcester
Swampscott 14,412 Essex
Swansea 15,901 Bristol
Taunton 55,976 Bristol
Tewksbury 28,851 Middlesex
Townsend 9,198 Middlesex
Tyngsborough 11,081 Middlesex
Uxbridge 11,156 Worcester
Wakefield 24,804 Middlesex
Walpole 22,824 Norfolk
Waltham 59,226 Middlesex
Ware 9,707 Hampshire
Wareham 20,335 Plymouth
Watertown 32,986 Middlesex
Wayland 13,100 Middlesex
Webster 16,415 Worcester
Wellesley 26,613 Norfolk
West Springfield 27,899 Hampden
Westborough 17,997 Worcester
Westfield 40,072 Hampden
Westford 20,754 Middlesex
Weston 11,469 Middlesex
Westport 14,183 Bristol
Westwood 14,117 Norfolk
Weymouth 53,988 Norfolk
Whitman 13,882 Plymouth
Wilbraham 13,473 Hampden
Williamstown 8,424 Berkshire
Wilmington 21,363 Middlesex
Winchendon 9,611 Worcester
Winchester 20,810 Middlesex
Winthrop 18,303 Suffolk
Woburn 37,258 Middlesex
Worcester 172,648 Worcester
Wrentham 10,554 Norfolk
Yarmouth 24,807 Barnstable

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Massachusetts Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 6,349,097 100%
Male 3,058,816 48.2%
Female 3,290,281 51.8%
Under 18 1,500,064 23.6%
18+ 4,849,033 76.4%
65+ 860,162 13.5%
Median Age 36.5
Average Family Size 3.11
White 5,367,286 84.5%
African-American 343,454 5.4%
Asian 238,124 3.8%
American Indian & Alaskan 15,015 0.2%
Other 236,724 3.7%
Mixed Race 146,005 2.3%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 428,729 6.8%
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Massachusetts National Parks

Adams (Historic Site)
Adams National Historical Park
Quincy, Massachusetts 02169-1749
617-770-1175

Boston (Historic Site)
Boston National Historical Park
Boston, Massachusetts 2129
617-242-5642

Boston African American (Historic Site)
Boston African American National Historic Site
Boston, Massachusetts 2108
617-742-5415

Boston Harbor Islands (Recreation Area)
Boston Harbor Islands Partnership
Boston, Massachusetts 02110-3350
617-223-8666

Cape Cod (Seashore)
99 Marconi Station Site Road
Wellfleet, Massachusetts 2667
508-349-3785

Essex (Historic Site)
Essex National Heritage Commission, Inc.
Salem, Massachusetts 1970
978-740-0444

Frederick Law Olmsted (Historic Site)
99 Warren Street
Brookline, Massachusetts 2445
617-566-1689

John F Kennedy (Historic Site)
83 Beals Street
Brookline, Massachusetts 2446
617-566-7937

Longfellow (Historic Site)
Longfellow National Historic Site
Cambridge, Massachusetts 2138
617-876-4491

Lowell (Historic Site)
67 Kirk Street
Lowell, Massachusetts 1852
978-970-5000

Minute Man (Historic Site)
Minute Man National Historical Park
Concord, Massachusetts 1742
978-369-6993

New Bedford Whaling (Historic Site)
New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park
New Bedford, Massachusetts 2740
508-996-4095

Salem Maritime (Historic Site)
Salem Maritime National Historic Site
Salem, Massachusetts 1970
978-740-1650

Saugus Iron Works (Historic Site)
244 Central Street
Saugus, Massachusetts 01906-2107
781-233-0050

Springfield Armory (Historic Site)
Springfield Armory National Historic Site
Springfield, Massachusetts 01105-1299
413-734-8551

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