Massachusetts Census & Demographic Data - July 1, 2017


Massachusetts Census Data

The tables below provide updated data and demographic estimates for Massachusetts as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017)


Total Population 6,884,028
Daytime Population: Workers 3,634,580
Daytime Population: Residents 3,298,164
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 6,932,744
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.01
Population in Households 6,631,986
Population in Familes 5,170,814
Population in Group Qrtrs 252,042
Population Density2 883
Diversity Index3 53


Median Household Income $71,460
Average Household Income $101,151
Per Capita Income $39,586


Total Housing Units 2,918,043 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,599,323 (54.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,053,257 (36.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 265,463 ( 9.1%)
Median Home Value $375,403
Average Home Value $448,091


Total Households 2,652,580
Average Household Size 2.5
Family Households 1,660,313
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.69% 0.67%
Households 0.56% 0.63%
Families 0.48% 0.58%
Median Household Income   2.22%
Per Capita Income   2.38%