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Cities and Towns

State of Massachusetts

Massachusetts, abbreviated "MA", is in the New England region of the U.S. Its capital is Boston. There were 6,742,143 people in Massachusetts as per 2017 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 (IPEDS) 2016-17, National Center for Education Statistics, http://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/

RANKS
CITY OR TOWN
COLLEGES
STUDENTS
1Boston34144,643
2Worcester1133,093
3Cambridge851,815
4Springfield717,734
5Malden5726
6Brookline51,688
7Brockton58,043
8Newton44,161
9Quincy46,035
10Fall River48,724
11New Bedford325
12Norwood3780
13Fitchburg36,881
14Waltham311,243
15Medford311,994
16Lowell318,243
17Amherst333,207
18West Springfield229
19Tewksbury232
20Canton2182

Largest Massachusetts Cities and Towns

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CITY OR TOWNPOPULATION
Abington16,196
Adams5,412
Agawam Town28,701
Amesbury Town17,082
Andover9,194
Arlington44,408
Athol8,428
Attleboro44,121
Ayer2,879
Barre1,259
Belchertown3,120
Bellingham5,376
Belmont25,555
Beverly40,967
Blandford352
Boston658,279
Bourne1,054
Boxford2,472
Braintree Town37,066
Brewster2,088

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

Demographics

People

Total Population6,742,143
Male Share of the Population48.5%
Female Share of the Population51.5%
Senior Citizens15.1%
Employed Population 16+3,399,796
Age of the Population39.4

Families

% of people married46.4%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher41.2%
Median Earnings25+$46,368
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$24,464
Median Earnings With High School Degree$32,940

Wealth

Median Family Income$90,180
% Above Poverty Level88.6%
% Below Poverty Level11.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time29 minutes
% Working from Home4.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work5.7%
% Using Public Transportation9.9%

Housing

People Living Alone28.6%
Median Gross Rent$1,129
Median House Value$341,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)23.9%
Irish21.2%
Italian13.2%
English9.8%
French Except Basque6.8%
German6%
Polish4.7%
Portuguese4.4%
Canadian3.9%
Scottish2.3%
West Indian2%
African2%
Swedish1.7%
Russian1.6%
Haitian1.2%
Greek1.2%
Arab1.1%
Cape Verdean1%
Brazilian1%
Lithuanian0.7%
Dutch0.6%
Norwegian0.5%
Lebanese0.5%
US/American0.5%
Ukrainian0.4%
Jamaican0.4%
Welsh0.4%
Finnish0.3%
Hungarian0.3%
Albanian0.3%
Austrian0.2%
Swiss0.2%
Czech0.2%
Danishn0.2%
Trinidad Tobago0.1%
Somali0.1%
Turkish0.1%
Barbadian0.1%
Nigerian0.1%
Egyptian0.1%
Syrian0.1%
Bulgarian0.1%
Latvian0.1%
Israeli0.1%
Iranian0.1%
Romanian0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Ghanaian0.1%
Ethiopian0.1%
Moroccan0.1%
Slovak0.1%
Kenyan0.1%
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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
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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