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 6,830,193 people in Massachusetts as per 2019 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) 2018-19, National Center for Education Statistics, http://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/

RANKS
CITY OR TOWN
COLLEGES
STUDENTS
1Boston30149,285
2Worcester1132,267
3Springfield715,959
4Cambridge551,287
5Quincy44,409
6Malden3297
7Brookline3925
8Fall River37,321
9Waltham311,300
10Medford312,088
11Amherst333,639
12Canton2178
13Woburn2292
14Norwood2595
15Franklin21,379
16North Adams21,482
17Chicopee21,531
18Pittsfield21,906
19Weston22,817
20Newton22,825

Largest Massachusetts Cities and Towns

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CITY OR TOWNPOPULATION
Abington16,330
Adams5,572
Ayer2,604
Bellingham4,652
Boxford2,744
Braintree Town37,207
Brewster1,757
Bridgewater9,255
Brockton95,426
Cambridge115,665
Danvers27,631
Dedham25,377
Duxbury1,668
East Brookfield1,124
Edgartown422
Essex1,376
Fall River89,339
Falmouth3,508
Framingham71,649
Franklin Town33,022

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Source: American Community Survey, 2018, U.S. Census Bureau, https://www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Demographics

People

Total Population6,830,193
Male Share of the Population48.5%
Female Share of the Population51.5%
Senior Citizens15.8%
Employed Population 16+3,500,223
Age of the Population39.4

Families

% of people married46.5%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher41.8%
Median Earnings25+$50,395
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$25,816
Median Earnings With High School Degree$35,540

Wealth

Median Family Income$98,625
% Above Poverty Level89.2%
% Below Poverty Level10.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time30 minutes
% Working from Home5%
% Walking and Biking to Work5.7%
% Using Public Transportation10.2%

Housing

People Living Alone28.6%
Median Gross Rent$1,225
Median House Value$366,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)24.3%
Irish20.2%
Italian12.6%
English9.3%
French Except Basque6.1%
German5.8%
Polish4.5%
Portuguese4.1%
Canadian3.8%
Scottish2.2%
African2.2%
West Indian2%
Swedish1.6%
Russian1.5%
Haitian1.2%
Brazilian1.2%
Greek1.2%
Arab1.1%
Cape Verdean1%
Lithuanian0.6%
Dutch0.6%
Jamaican0.5%
Lebanese0.5%
Norwegian0.5%
US/American0.4%
Ukrainian0.4%
Welsh0.4%
Finnish0.3%
Albanian0.3%
Hungarian0.3%
Austrian0.2%
Danishn0.2%
Czech0.2%
Swiss0.2%
Nigerian0.2%
Iraqi0.1%
Ugandan0.1%
Barbadian0.1%
Trinidad Tobago0.1%
British0.1%
Somali0.1%
Egyptian0.1%
Turkish0.1%
Moroccan0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Bulgarian0.1%
Latvian0.1%
Israeli0.1%
Iranian0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Romanian0.1%
Ghanaian0.1%
Ethiopian0.1%
Slovak0.1%
Syrian0.1%
Kenyan0.1%
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Source: American Community Survey, 2018, U.S. Census Bureau, https://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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