Massachusetts Trivia:

Capital : Boston
State Tree : American Elm
State Flower : Mayflower
State Insect : 7-spotted Ladybug
State Bird : Black-capped Chickadee

Massachusetts People:

Massachusetts has a total population of 6,645,303 (2012 est) and ranks 14th in population of U.S. states. By age, 1,402,159 (21.1%) Bay Staters are under 18 years of age, 4,286,220 (64.5%) are age 19 to 64, and 956,924 (14.4%) are 65 years of age or older. By gender, females make up 51.5%, and males 48.5% of the total population.

Massachusetts Population By Age and Gender

AgePopulation Percentage
18 and under21.1  
65 and older14.4  
19 to 6464.5  

33,227 (0.5%) Bay Staters are American Indian or Alaska Native, 385,428 (5.8%) are Asian, 524,979 (7.9%) are Black, 6,645 (0.1%) are Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, 5,562,119 (83.7%) are White, 132,906 (2.0%) are of mixed race.

Massachusetts Population By Race

WhiteMassachusetts White population 5,562,1195,562,119  
BlackMassachusetts Black population 524,979524,979
AsianMassachusetts Asian population 385,428385,428
MixedMassachusetts Mixed population 132,906132,906
American IndianMassachusetts American Indian population 33,22733,227
Hawaiian & Pacific IslanderMassachusetts Hawaiian & Pacific Islander population 6,6456,645

524,979 (7.9%) have declared Hispanic or Latino origin.

14.8% of Bay Staters were born in a foreign country.

21.7% of Bay Staters over the age of 5 speak a language other than English at home.

89.1% of Bay Staters over the age of 25 are high school graduates or higher, and 39.0% have bachelor's degrees or higher.

Massachusetts Land:

Massachusetts has a land area of 7,800 square miles and is ranked 45th among U.S. states in total area. Massachusetts has a population density of 839 people per square mile.