Massachusetts Census Data


Massachusetts Census Data

The tables below provide updated data and demographic estimates for Massachusetts as of July 1, 2016. Our Massachusetts Census Data Comparison Tool allows you to compare and rank MA cities, towns, ZIP Codes and Counties.

Massachusetts Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 6,780,933
Population in Households 6,533,163
Population in Familes 5,101,689
Population in Group Qrtrs 247,770
Population Density1 869
Diversity Index2 52


Total Households 2,625,978
Average Household Size 2.49
Family Households 1,646,226
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,901,804 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,592,768 (54.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,033,210 (35.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 275,826 ( 9.5%)
Median Home Value $362,377
Average Home Value $423,015


Median Household Income $69,456
Average Household Income $97,697
Per Capita Income $38,442
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.56% 0.66%
Households 0.49% 0.64%
Families 0.42% 0.6%
Median Household Income   2.47%
Per Capita Income   1.57%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.