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Massachusetts State Demographics Data

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  • Table 1. Massachusetts Area and Population - See below
  • Table 2. Massachusetts Population by Age, Sex, and Race
  • Table 3. Massachusetts Group Quarters Population and Households
  • Table 4. Massachusetts Vital Statistics and Health
  • Table 5. Massachusetts Education, Income, and Poverty
  • Table 6. Massachusetts Crime, Housing, Building Permits
  • Table 7. Massachusetts Personal Income and Earnings
    TABLE 1. Massachusetts Area and Population
    Land area, Year 2000 (sq. miles) 7,840
    Population Year 2001 (July 1) > Number 6,379,304
    Population Year 2001 (July 1) > Rank 13
    Population (April 1) > Year 2000 > Number 6,349,097
    Population (April 1) > Year 2000 > Rank 13
    Population (April 1) > Year 2000 > Per square mile 809.80
    Population (April 1) > Year 1990 > Number 6,016,425
    Population (April 1) > Year 1990 > Rank 13
    Population (April 1) > Year 1980 5,737,093
    Population (April 1) > Net change > Year 2000-2001 30,207
    Population (April 1) > Net change > Year 1990-2000 332,672
    Population (April 1) > Net change > Year 1980-1990 279,332
    Population (April 1) > Percent change > Year 2000-2001 0.50%
    Population (April 1) > Percent change > Year 1990-2000 5.50%
    Population (April 1) > Percent change > Year 1980-1990 4.90%
    Population (April 1) > Hispanic or Latino, Year 2000 > Number 428,729
    Population (April 1) > Hispanic or Latino, Year 2000 > Percent 6.80%


    TABLE 2. Massachusetts Population by Age, Sex, and Race
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    Total population, Year 2000 (April 1) 6,349,097
    Population by age, Year 2000 (April 1) > Under 5 years > Number 397,268
    Population by age, Year 2000 (April 1) > Under 5 years > Percent 6.30%
    Population by age, Year 2000 (April 1) > 5 to 17 years > Number 1,102,796
    Population by age, Year 2000 (April 1) > 5 to 17 years > Percent 17.40%
    Population by age, Year 2000 (April 1) > 18 to 24 years > Number 579,328
    Population by age, Year 2000 (April 1) > 18 to 24 years > Percent 9.10%
    Population by age, Year 2000 (April 1) > 25 to 44 years > Number 1,989,783
    Population by age, Year 2000 (April 1) > 25 to 44 years > Percent 31.30%
    Population by age, Year 2000 (April 1) > 45 to 64 years > Number 1,419,760
    Population by age, Year 2000 (April 1) > 45 to 64 years > Percent 22.40%
    Population by age, Year 2000 (April 1) > 65 to 74 years > Number 427,830
    Population by age, Year 2000 (April 1) > 65 to 74 years > Percent 6.70%
    Population by age, Year 2000 (April 1) > 75 to 84 years > Number 315,640
    Population by age, Year 2000 (April 1) > 75 to 84 years > Percent 5.00%
    Population by age, Year 2000 (April 1) > 85 years and over > Number 116,692
    Population by age, Year 2000 (April 1) > 85 years and over > Percent 1.80%
    Population by age, Year 2000 (April 1) > Median age (years) 36.50
    Population by sex, Year 2000 (April 1) > Males 3,058,816
    Population by sex, Year 2000 (April 1) > Females 3,290,281
    Population by sex, Year 2000 (April 1) > Males per 100 females 93.00
    Population by race, Year 2000 (April 1) > One race > White > Number 5,367,286
    Population by race, Year 2000 (April 1) > One race > White > Percent 84.50%
    Population by race, Year 2000 (April 1) > One race > Black or African American > Number 343,454
    Population by race, Year 2000 (April 1) > One race > Black or African American > Percent 5.40%
    Population by race, Year 2000 (April 1) > One race > American Indian and Alaska Native > Number 15,015
    Population by race, Year 2000 (April 1) > One race > American Indian and Alaska Native > Percent 0.20%
    Population by race, Year 2000 (April 1) > One race > Asian > Number 238,124
    Population by race, Year 2000 (April 1) > One race > Asian > Percent 3.80%
    Population by race, Year 2000 (April 1) > One race > Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander > Number 2,489
    Population by race, Year 2000 (April 1) > One race > Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander > Percent (Z)%
    Population by race, Year 2000 (April 1) > One race > Some other race > Number 236,724
    Population by race, Year 2000 (April 1) > One race > Some other race > Percent 3.70%
    Population by race, Year 2000 (April 1) > Two or more races > Number 146,005
    Population by race, Year 2000 (April 1) > Two or more races > Percent 2.30%


    TABLE 3. Massachusetts Group Quarters Population and Households
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    Group quarters population, Year 2000 > Number 221,216
    Group quarters population, Year 2000 > Institutionalized population 88,453
    Households, Year 2000 (April 1) > Number > Year 2000 2,443,580
    Households, Year 2000 (April 1) > Number > Year 1990 2,247,110
    Households, Year 2000 (April 1) > Percent change, Year 1990-2000 8.70%
    Households, Year 2000 (April 1) > Persons in households > Number 6,127,881
    Households, Year 2000 (April 1) > Persons in households > Persons per household 2.51
    Households, Year 2000 (April 1) > One person > Number 684,345
    Households, Year 2000 (April 1) > One person > Percent 28.00%
    Households, Year 2000 (April 1) > One or more persons under 18 years > Number 804,940
    Households, Year 2000 (April 1) > One or more persons under 18 years > Percent 32.90%
    Households, Year 2000 (April 1) > One or more persons 65 years or older > Number 604,481
    Households, Year 2000 (April 1) > One or more persons 65 years or older > Percent 24.70%
    Households, Year 2000 (April 1) > By type > Family households (families) > Number 1,576,696
    Households, Year 2000 (April 1) > By type > Family households (families) > With own children under 18 years > Number 748,865
    Households, Year 2000 (April 1) > By type > Family households (families) > With own children under 18 years > Percent 47.50%
    Households, Year 2000 (April 1) > By type > Family households (families) > Married-couple > Number 1,197,917
    Households, Year 2000 (April 1) > By type > Family households (families) > Married-couple > With own children > Number 548,360
    Households, Year 2000 (April 1) > By type > Family households (families) > Married-couple > With own children > Percent 45.80%
    Households, Year 2000 (April 1) > By type > Family households (families) > Female householder > Number 289,944
    Households, Year 2000 (April 1) > By type > Family households (families) > Female householder > With own children > Number 163,550
    Households, Year 2000 (April 1) > By type > Family households (families) > Female householder > With own children > Percent 56.40%
    Households, Year 2000 (April 1) > By type > Nonfamily households > Number > Year 2000 866,884
    Households, Year 2000 (April 1) > By type > Nonfamily households > Number > Year 1990 732,364
    Households, Year 2000 (April 1) > By type > Nonfamily households > Percent change, Year 1990-2000 18.40%


    TABLE 4. Massachusetts Vital Statistics and Health
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    Population, Year 1997 (July 1) for birth and death rates 6,115,476
    Births, Year 1997 > Number 80,364
    Births, Year 1997 > Rate 13.10
    Deaths, Year 1997 > Total > Number 54,685
    Deaths, Year 1997 > Total > Rate 8.90
    Deaths, Year 1997 > Infant > Number 421
    Deaths, Year 1997 > Infant > Rate 5.20
    Physicians, Year 1999 > Number **
    Physicians, Year 1999 > Rate **
    Community hospitals, Year 1998 > Number **
    Community hospitals, Year 1998 > Beds > Number **
    Community hospitals, Year 1998 > Beds > Rate **
    Nursing and personal care facilities, Year 1997 > Establishments 1,311
    Nursing and personal care facilities, Year 1997 > Employees 78,804
    Medicare program enrollment, Year 1999 > Total 954,180
    Medicare program enrollment, Year 1999 > Aged 825,864


    TABLE 5. Massachusetts Education, Income, and Poverty
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    Public school enrollment > Fall > Year 1998-1999 937,647
    Public school enrollment > Fall > Year 1994-1995 893,727
    Public school enrollment > Year 1990 830,138
    Educational attainment, Year 1990 > Persons 25 years and over 3,962,223
    Educational attainment, Year 1990 > High school graduate or higher > Number 3,169,566
    Educational attainment, Year 1990 > High school graduate or higher > Percent 80.00%
    Educational attainment, Year 1990 > Bachelor's degree or higher > Number 1,078,999
    Educational attainment, Year 1990 > Bachelor's degree or higher > Percent 27.20%
    Median household income > Year 1997 (dollars) 43,015
    Median household income > 1989 (dollars) 36,952
    Median household income > Percent change, 1989-1997 16.40%
    Persons below poverty level, Year 1997 > Number > Persons of all ages > Total 649,293
    Persons below poverty level, Year 1997 > Number > Persons of all ages > Net change, 1989-1997 129,954
    Persons below poverty level, Year 1997 > Number > Persons under 18 years 250,244
    Persons below poverty level, Year 1997 > Percent > Persons of all ages 10.70%
    Persons below poverty level, Year 1997 > Percent > Persons under 18 years 17.00%


    TABLE 6. Massachusetts Crime, Housing, Building Permits
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    Serious crimes known to police (as reported to the FBI) > Number > Year 1999 > Total 195,639
    Serious crimes known to police (as reported to the FBI) > Number > Year 1999 > Violent 33,256
    Serious crimes known to police (as reported to the FBI) > Number > Year 1999 > Property 162,383
    Serious crimes known to police (as reported to the FBI) > Number > Year 1990 238,901
    Serious crimes known to police (as reported to the FBI) > Year 1999 Crime rate > FBI population 6,046,090
    Serious crimes known to police (as reported to the FBI) > Year 1999 Crime rate > Rate 3,236
    Serious crimes known to police (as reported to the FBI) > Year 1990 Crime rate > FBI population 4,736,126
    Serious crimes known to police (as reported to the FBI) > Year 1990 Crime rate > Rate 5,044
    Housing, Year 2000 > Total units 2,621,989
    Housing, Year 2000 > Percent change, Year 1990-2000 6.00%
    Housing, Year 2000 > Occupied units > Number 2,443,580
    Housing, Year 2000 > Occupied units > Owner occupied > Number 1,508,052
    Housing, Year 2000 > Occupied units > Owner occupied > Percent 61.70
    New private housing units authorized by building permits, Year 2000 > Number 18,000
    New private housing units authorized by building permits, Year 2000 > In structures with > One unit > Number 14,199
    New private housing units authorized by building permits, Year 2000 > In structures with > One unit > Percent 78.90%
    New private housing units authorized by building permits, Year 2000 > In structures with > Five units or more > Number 2,771
    New private housing units authorized by building permits, Year 2000 > In structures with > Five units or more > Percent 15.40%
    New private housing units authorized by building permits, Year 2000 > Valuation ($1,000) 2,741,246


    TABLE 7. Massachusetts Personal Income and Earnings
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    Personal income, Year 1998 > Amount ($1,000) > Year 1998 205,813,608
    Personal income, Year 1998 > Amount ($1,000) > Year 1990 139,772,372
    Personal income, Year 1998 > Percent change, Year 1990-1998 47.20%
    Personal income, Year 1998 > BEA population, 1998 (July 1) for per capita income 6,144,407
    Personal income, Year 1998 > Per capita > Amount (dollars) 33,496
    Personal income, Year 1998 > Per capita > Percent of national average 123.10%
    Personal income, Year 1998 > Transfer payments ($1,000) 26,554,868
    Personal income, Year 1998 > Earnings > Total ($1,000) 154,005,833
    Personal income, Year 1998 > Earnings > By selected industry > Goods related > Total > Amount ($1,000) 32,224,005
    Personal income, Year 1998 > Earnings > By selected industry > Goods related > Total > Percent 21%
    Personal income, Year 1998 > Earnings > By selected industry > Goods related > manufacturing > Amount ($1,000) 24,677,689
    Personal income, Year 1998 > Earnings > By selected industry > Goods related > manufacturing > Percent 16.00%
    Personal income, Year 1998 > Earnings > By selected industry > Service-related > Total > Amount ($1,000) 121,616,326
    Personal income, Year 1998 > Earnings > by-selected industry > Service-related > Total > Percent 79.00%
    Personal income, Year 1998 > Earnings > By selected industry > Service-related > Retail trade > Amount ($1,000) 12,828,354
    Personal income, Year 1998 > Earnings > By selected industry > Service-related > Retail trade > Percent 8.30%
    Personal income, Year 1998 > Earnings > By selected industry > Service-related > Fire > Amount ($1,000) 16,308,430
    Personal income, Year 1998 > Earnings > By selected industry > Service-related > Fire > Percent 10.60%
    Personal income, Year 1998 > Earnings > By selected industry > Service-related > Services > Amount ($1,000) 54,783,189
    Personal income, Year 1998 > Earnings > By selected industry > Service-related > Services > Percent 35.60%
    Personal income, Year 1998 > Earnings > By selected industry > Service-related > Government > Amount ($1,000) 19,017,812
    Personal income, Year 1998 > Earnings > By selected industry > Service-related > Government > Percent 12.30%
    Manufacturing earnings > Year 1998 ($1,000) 24,677,689
    Manufacturing earnings > Year 1997 ($1,000) 23,543,236
    Manufacturing earnings > Year 1996 ($1,000) 22,254,146









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