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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 6,789,319 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/

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CITY OR TOWN
COLLEGES
STUDENTS
1Boston33147,634
2Worcester1132,309
3Springfield716,899
4Cambridge550,333
5Brookline41,056
6Quincy46,287
7Fall River47,753
8Malden3530
9Norwood3646
10Waltham311,335
11Medford311,985
12Amherst333,444
13Canton2176
14Woburn2263
15Newton Centre2266
16Franklin21,362
17Chicopee21,595
18North Adams21,621
19Pittsfield22,099
20Weston22,239

Largest Massachusetts Cities and Towns

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CITY OR TOWNPOPULATION
Abington16,275
Adams5,511
Agawam Town28,748
Amesbury Town17,218
Andover8,788
Arlington44,992
Athol8,394
Attleboro44,326
Ayer2,679
Barre1,156
Belchertown2,955
Bellingham5,246
Belmont25,965
Beverly41,431
Blandford344
Boston669,158
Bourne1,270
Boxford2,501
Braintree Town37,082
Brewster1,885

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Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2017, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Demographics

People

Total Population6,789,319
Male Share of the Population48.5%
Female Share of the Population51.5%
Senior Citizens15.5%
Employed Population 16+3,454,047
Age of the Population39.4

Families

% of people married46.6%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher42.1%
Median Earnings25+$48,229
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$25,100
Median Earnings With High School Degree$34,296

Wealth

Median Family Income$94,110
% Above Poverty Level88.9%
% Below Poverty Level11.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time29 minutes
% Working from Home4.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work5.6%
% Using Public Transportation10.2%

Housing

People Living Alone28.5%
Median Gross Rent$1,173
Median House Value$352,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)24%
Irish20.7%
Italian12.8%
English9.5%
French Except Basque6.4%
German5.9%
Polish4.5%
Portuguese4.3%
Canadian3.9%
Scottish2.2%
African2.1%
West Indian2%
Swedish1.6%
Russian1.5%
Haitian1.2%
Greek1.2%
Arab1.1%
Brazilian1.1%
Cape Verdean1%
Lithuanian0.7%
Dutch0.6%
Lebanese0.5%
Norwegian0.5%
US/American0.5%
Jamaican0.5%
Welsh0.4%
Ukrainian0.4%
Albanian0.3%
Hungarian0.3%
Finnish0.3%
Danishn0.2%
Swiss0.2%
Austrian0.2%
Czech0.2%
Somali0.1%
Ugandan0.1%
Barbadian0.1%
Trinidad Tobago0.1%
Nigerian0.1%
Egyptian0.1%
Turkish0.1%
Syrian0.1%
Croatian0.1%
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, 2017, 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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