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Social Characteristics of Massachusetts

Massachusetts Selected Social Characteristics 2010-2014 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates

  • American Community Survey types of households (All)
    2,538,485
  • American Community Survey types of households (All with Family households)
    1,615,062
  • Percentage of types of households (All with Family households)
    63.6%
  • American Community Survey types of households (All with Family households having own children under 18 years)
    716,290
  • Percentage of types of households (All with Family households having own children under 18 years)
    28.2%
  • American Community Survey types of households (All with Family households, Married-couple family)
    1,190,732
  • Percentage of types of households (All with Family households, Married-couple family)
    46.9%
  • American Community Survey types of households (All with Family households, Married-couple family / own children under 18 years)
    496,844
  • Percentage of types of households (All with Family households, Married-couple family / own children under 18 years)
    19.6%
  • American Community Survey types of households (All with Family households, Male householder, no wife present, family)
    103,708
  • Percentage of types of households (All with Family households, Male householder, no wife present, family)
    4.1%
  • American Community Survey types of households (All with Family households, Male householder, no wife present, family / own children under 18 years)
    43,499
  • Percentage of types of households (All with Family households, Male householder, no wife present, family / own children under 18 years)
    1.7%
  • American Community Survey types of households (All with Family households, Female householder, no husband present)
    320,622
  • Percentage of types of households (All with Family households, Female householder, no husband present)
    12.6%
  • American Community Survey types of households (All with Family households, Female householder, no husband present, family - With own children under 18 years)
    175,947
  • Percentage of types of households (All with Family households, Female householder, no husband present, family - With own children under 18 years)
    6.9%
  • American Community Survey types of households (All with non-family households)
    923,423
  • Percentage of types of households (All with non-family households)
    36.4%
  • American Community Survey types of households (All with non-family households when Householder living alone)
    731,151
  • Percentage of types of households (All with non-family households when Householder living alone)
    28.8%
  • American Community Survey types of households (All with non-family households when Householder living alone, 65 years and over)
    282,624
  • Percentage of types of households (All with non-family households when Householder living alone, 65 years and over)
    11.1%
  • American Community Survey types of households (All households with one or more people under 18 years)
    779,995
  • Percentage of types of households (All households with one or more people under 18 years)
    30.7%
  • American Community Survey types of households (households with one or more people 65 years and over)
    680,139
  • Percentage of types of households (households with one or more people 65 years and over)
    26.8%
  • American Community Survey types of households (Average sized households)
    2.53
  • American Community Survey types of households (Average family size households)
    3.14
  • American Community Survey number of persons in households by relationship (All)
    6,409,981
  • American Community Survey number of persons in households by relationship (Householder)
    2,538,485
  • Percentage of persons in households by relationship (Householder)
    39.6%
  • American Community Survey number of persons in households by relationship (Spouse)
    1,190,156
  • Percentage of persons in households by relationship (Spouse)
    18.6%
  • American Community Survey number of persons in households by relationship (Child)
    1,900,424
  • Percentage of persons in households by relationship (Child)
    29.6%
  • American Community Survey number of persons in households by relationship (Other relatives)
    367,698
  • Percentage of persons in households by relationship (Other relatives)
    5.7%
  • American Community Survey number of persons in households by relationship (Not relatives)
    413,218
  • Percentage of persons in households by relationship (Not relatives)
    6.4%
  • American Community Survey persons in households by relationship (Not relatives) Unmarried partner
    160,979
  • Percentage of persons in households by relationship (Not relatives) Unmarried partner
    2.5%
  • American Community Survey number of males 15 years and older (by Marital status)
    2,637,974
  • American Community Survey number of unmarried males 15 years and older
    1,020,931
  • Percentage number of unmarried males 15 years and older
    38.7%
  • American Community Survey number of married males 15 years and older (not including separated)
    1,297,516
  • Percentage number of married males 15 years and older (not including separated)
    49.2%
  • American Community Survey number of separated males 15 years and older
    42,306
  • Percentage number of separated males 15 years and older
    1.6%
  • American Community Survey number of widowed males 15 years and older
    68,385
  • Percentage number of widowed males 15 years and older
    2.6%
  • American Community Survey number of divorced males 15 years and older
    208,836
  • Percentage number of divorced males 15 years and older
    7.9%
  • American Community Survey number of females 15 years and older (by Marital status)
    2,871,070
  • American Community Survey number of females never married 15 years and older
    960,617
  • Percentage number of females never married 15 years and older
    33.5%
  • American Community Survey number of females presently married 15 years and older (not including separated)
    1,277,489
  • Percentage number of females presently married 15 years and older (not including separated)
    44.5%
  • American Community Survey number of separated females 15 years and older
    63,114
  • Percentage of separated females 15 years and older
    2.2%
  • American Community Survey number of widowed females 15 years and older
    254,409
  • Percentage of widowed females 15 years and older
    8.9%
  • American Community Survey number of divorced females 15 years and older
    315,441
  • Percentage of divorced females 15 years and older
    11.0%
  • American Community Survey number of 15 to 50 years old females which had birth in the past year
    77,031
  • American Community Survey number of 15 to 50 years old unmarried (widowed, divorced, and never married) females which had birth in the past year
    23,113
  • Percentage of 15 to 50 years old unmarried (widowed, divorced, and never married) females which had birth in the past year
    30.0%
  • American Community Survey number of 15 to 50 years old unmarried (widowed, divorced, and never married) females which had birth in the past year (Per 1,000)
    24
  • American Community Survey number of 15 to 50 years old females which had birth in the past year (Per 1,000)
    46
  • American Community Survey number of 15 to 50 years old females which had birth in the past year (Per 1,000 - 15 to 19 years old)
    10
  • American Community Survey number of 15 to 50 years old females which had birth in the past year (Per 1,000 - 20 to 34 years old)
    75
  • American Community Survey number of 15 to 50 years old females which had birth in the past year (Per 1,000 - 35 to 50 years old)
    31
  • American Community Survey number of grandparents with live-in grandchildren under 18 years of age
    120,571
  • American Community Survey number of grandparents with live-in grandchildren under 18 years of age (Responsible for grandchildren)
    34,877
  • Percentage of grandparents with live-in grandchildren under 18 years of age (Responsible for grandchildren)
    28.9%
  • American Community Survey number of grandparents with live-in grandchildren under 18 years of age (Less than one year, responsible for grandchildren)
    7,135
  • Percentage of grandparents with live-in grandchildren under 18 years of age (Less than one year, responsible for grandchildren)
    5.9%
  • American Community Survey number of grandparents with live-in grandchildren under 18 years of age (1 or 2 years old, responsible for grandchildren)
    7,727
  • Percentage of grandparents with live-in grandchildren under 18 years of age (1 or 2 years old, responsible for grandchildren)
    6.4%
  • American Community Survey number of grandparents with live-in grandchildren under 18 years of age (3 or 4 years old, responsible for grandchildren)
    6,168
  • Percentage of grandparents with live-in grandchildren under 18 years of age (3 or 4 years old, responsible for grandchildren)
    5.1%
  • American Community Survey number of grandparents with live-in grandchildren under 18 years of age (5 or more years old, responsible for grandchildren)
    13,847
  • Percentage of grandparents with live-in grandchildren under 18 years of age (5 or more years old, responsible for grandchildren)
    11.5%
  • American Community Survey number of grandparents with live-in grandchildren under 18 years of age (under 18 years old, responsible for grandchildren)
    34,877
  • American Community Survey number of female grandparents with live-in grandchildren under 18 years of age (under 18 years old, responsible for grandchildren)
    22,532
  • Percentage of female grandparents with live-in grandchildren under 18 years of age (under 18 years old, responsible for grandchildren)
    64.6%
  • American Community Survey number of married grandparents with live-in grandchildren under 18 years of age (under 18 years old, responsible for grandchildren)
    23,685
  • Percentage of married grandparents with live-in grandchildren under 18 years of age (under 18 years old, responsible for grandchildren)
    67.9%
  • American Community Survey number of persons enrolled in school 3 years of age and over
    1,760,905
  • American Community Survey number of people enrolled in nursery school, preschool 3 years of age and over
    113,336
  • Percentage of people enrolled in nursery school, preschool 3 years of age and over
    6.4%
  • American Community Survey number of people enrolled in kindergarten 3 years of age and over
    80,889
  • Percentage of people enrolled in kindergarten 3 years of age and over
    4.6%
  • American Community Survey number of people enrolled in Elementary school (grades 1-8) 3 years of age and over
    624,355
  • Percentage of people enrolled in Elementary school (grades 1-8) 3 years of age and over
    35.5%
  • American Community Survey number of people enrolled in High school (grades 9-12) 3 years of age and over
    343,154
  • Percentage of people enrolled in High school (grades 9-12) 3 years of age and over
    19.5%
  • American Community Survey number of people enrolled in College or graduate school 3 years of age and over
    599,171
  • Percentage of people enrolled in College or graduate school 3 years of age and over
    34.0%
  • American Community Survey number of people 25 years of age and older with education
    4,561,346
  • American Community Survey number of people 25 years of age and older with less than 9th grade education
    222,831
  • Percentage of people 25 years of age and older with less than 9th grade education
    4.9%
  • American Community Survey number of people 25 years of age and older with 9th to 12th grade (without diploma)
    255,123
  • Percentage of people 25 years of age and older with 9th to 12th grade (without diploma)
    5.6%
  • American Community Survey number of people 25 years of age and older high school graduates and equivalency
    1,165,918
  • Percentage number of people 25 years of age and older high school graduates and equivalency
    25.6%
  • American Community Survey number of people 25 years of age and older with some college and no degree
    741,865
  • Percentage of people 25 years of age and older with some college and no degree
    16.3%
  • American Community Survey number of people 25 years of age and older with associate's degree
    352,173
  • Percentage of people 25 years of age and older with associate's degree
    7.7%
  • American Community Survey number of people 25 years of age and older with bachelor's degree
    1,030,633
  • Percentage of people 25 years of age and older with bachelor's degree
    22.6%
  • American Community Survey number of people 25 years of age and older with Graduate or professional degree
    792,803
  • Percentage of people 25 years of age and older with Graduate or professional degree
    17.4%
  • Percentage of people with high school graduate or higher
    89.5%
  • Percentage of people with a bachelor's degree or higher
    40.0%
  • American Community Survey number of Veterans (Civilian, 18 years and older)
    5,250,153
  • American Community Survey number of Veterans (Civilian, 18 years and older) Civilian veterans
    368,593
  • Percentage of Veterans (Civilian, 18 years and older) Civilian veterans
    7.0%
  • American Community Survey number of all civilian non-institutionalized persons (By status)
    6,578,631
  • American Community Survey number of all civilian non-institutionalized persons (With a disability)
    744,676
  • Percentage of all civilian non-institutionalized persons (With a disability)
    11.3%
  • American Community Survey number of all civilian non-institutionalized persons (Under 18 years of age)
    1,399,175
  • American Community Survey number of all civilian non-institutionalized persons (Under 18 years of age - with a disability)
    61,927
  • Percentage of all civilian non-institutionalized persons (Under 18 years of age - with a disability)
    4.4%
  • American Community Survey number of all civilian non-institutionalized persons (18 to 64 years)
    4,259,781
  • American Community Survey number of all civilian non-institutionalized persons (18 to 64 years - with a disability)
    375,363
  • Percentage of all civilian non-institutionalized persons (18 to 64 years - with a disability)
    8.8%
  • American Community Survey number of all civilian non-institutionalized persons (65 years and over)
    919,675
  • American Community Survey number of all civilian non-institutionalized persons (65 years and over - with a disability)
    307,386
  • Percentage of all civilian non-institutionalized persons (65 years and over - with a disability)
    33.4%
  • American Community Survey number of persons 1 year and over (Residence 1 year ago)
    6,586,967
  • American Community Survey number of persons 1 year and over (Residence 1 year ago) Same house
    5,714,981
  • Percentage of persons 1 year and over (Residence 1 year ago) Same house
    86.8%
  • American Community Survey number of persons 1 year and over (Residence 1 year ago) Different house in the U.S.
    810,402
  • Percentage of persons 1 year and over (Residence 1 year ago) Different house in the U.S.
    12.3%
  • American Community Survey number of persons 1 year and over (Residence 1 year ago) Different house in the U.S. Same county
    493,016
  • Percentage of persons 1 year and over (Residence 1 year ago) Different house in the U.S. Same county
    7.5%
  • American Community Survey number of persons 1 year and over (Residence 1 year ago) Different house in the U.S. Different county
    317,386
  • Percentage of persons 1 year and over (Residence 1 year ago) Different house in the U.S. Different county
    4.8%
  • American Community Survey number of persons 1 year and over (Residence 1 year ago) Different house in the U.S. Different county - Same state
    175,925
  • Percentage of persons 1 year and over (Residence 1 year ago) Different house in the U.S. Different county - Same state
    2.7%
  • American Community Survey number of persons 1 year and over (Residence 1 year ago) Different house in the U.S. Different county - Different state
    141,461
  • Percentage of persons 1 year and over (Residence 1 year ago) Different house in the U.S. Different county - Different state
    2.1%
  • American Community Survey number of persons 1 year and over (Residence 1 year ago) Abroad
    61,584
  • Percentage of persons 1 year and over (Residence 1 year ago) Abroad
    0.9%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons (by place of birth)
    6,657,291
  • American Community Survey number of Native persons
    5,639,925
  • Percentage of Native persons
    84.7%
  • American Community Survey number of Native persons (Born in United States)
    5,466,333
  • Percentage of Native persons (Born in United States)
    82.1%
  • American Community Survey number of Native persons - (Born in United States - State of residence)
    4,159,012
  • Percentage of Native persons (Born in United States - State of residence)
    62.5%
  • American Community Survey number of Native persons (Born in United States - State of residence - Born in United States - Different state)
    1,307,321
  • Percentage of Native persons (State of residence - Born in United States - Different state)
    19.6%
  • American Community Survey number of Native persons (Born in Puerto Rico, U.S. Island areas, or born abroad to American parent(s))
    173,592
  • Percentage of Native persons (Born in Puerto Rico, U.S. Island areas, or born abroad to American parent(s))
    2.6%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons foreign born
    1,017,366
  • Percentage of all persons foreign born
    15.3%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons foreign born (by U.S. Citizenship status)
    1,017,366
  • American Community Survey number of all persons foreign born (Naturalized U.S. citizen)
    520,931
  • Percentage of all persons foreign born (Naturalized U.S. citizen)
    51.2%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons foreign born (Non U.S. citizen)
    496,435
  • Percentage of all persons foreign born (Non U.S. citizen)
    48.8%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons born abroad the U.S. (by year of entry)
    1,190,958
  • American Community Survey number of all native persons (by year of entry)
    173,592
  • Percent; YEAR OF ENTRY - Native
    173592%
  • American Community Survey number of all native persons (entry - 2010 or later)
    13,343
  • Percentage of all native persons (entry - 2010 or later)
    7.7%
  • American Community Survey number of all native persons (entry - before 2010)
    160,249
  • Percentage of all native persons (entry - before 2010)
    92.3%
  • American Community Survey number of all foreign born persons (by year of entry)
    1,017,366
  • American Community Survey number of all foreign born persons (entry - 2010 or later)
    98,808
  • Percentage of all foreign born persons (entry - 2010 or later)
    9.7%
  • American Community Survey number of all foreign born persons (entry - before 2010)
    918,558
  • Percentage of all foreign born persons (entry - before 2010)
    90.3%
  • American Community Survey number of all foreign born persons (excluding population born at sea) by world region
    1,017,355
  • American Community Survey number of all foreign born persons (excluding population born at sea) Europe
    233,177
  • Percentage of all foreign born persons (excluding population born at sea) Europe
    22.9%
  • American Community Survey number of all foreign born persons (excluding population born at sea) Asia
    302,062
  • Percentage of all foreign born persons (excluding population born at sea) Asia
    29.7%
  • American Community Survey number of all foreign born persons (excluding population born at sea) Africa
    88,505
  • Percentage of all foreign born persons (excluding population born at sea) Africa
    8.7%
  • American Community Survey number of all foreign born persons (excluding population born at sea) Oceania
    3,414
  • Percentage of all foreign born persons (excluding population born at sea) Oceania
    0.3%
  • American Community Survey number of all foreign born persons (excluding population born at sea) Latin America
    359,735
  • Percentage of all foreign born persons (excluding population born at sea) Latin America
    35.4%
  • American Community Survey number of all foreign born persons (excluding population born at sea) Northern America
    30,462
  • Percentage of all foreign born persons (excluding population born at sea) Northern America
    3.0%
  • American Community Survey number of persons 5 years and older (by language spoken at home)
    6,291,888
  • American Community Survey number of persons 5 years and older speaking English only
    4,892,060
  • Percentage of persons 5 years and older speaking English only
    77.8%
  • American Community Survey number of persons 5 years and older speaking a language other than English
    1,399,828
  • Percentage of persons 5 years and older speaking a language other than English
    22.2%
  • American Community Survey number of persons 5 years and older speaking a language other than English which speak English less than very well
    560,925
  • Percentage of persons 5 years and older speaking a language other than English which speak English less than very well
    8.9%
  • American Community Survey number of persons 5 years and older speaking Spanish at home
    519,521
  • Percentage of persons 5 years and older speaking Spanish at home
    8.3%
  • American Community Survey number of persons 5 years and older, language spoken at home. Spanish, speaks English less than very well
    219,004
  • Percentage of persons 5 years and older, language spoken at home. Spanish, speaks English less than very well
    3.5%
  • American Community Survey number of persons 5 years and older speaking Other Indo-European languages at home
    552,803
  • Percentage of persons 5 years and older speaking Other Indo-European languages at home
    8.8%
  • American Community Survey number of persons 5 years and older speaking Other Indo-European languages at home, speaks English less than very well
    195,345
  • Percentage of persons 5 years and older speaking Other Indo-European languages at home, speaks English less than very well
    3.1%
  • American Community Survey number of persons 5 years and older speaking Asian and Pacific Islander languages at home
    246,717
  • Percentage of persons 5 years and older speaking Asian and Pacific Islander languages at home
    3.9%
  • American Community Survey number of persons 5 years and older speaking Asian and Pacific Islander languages at home, speaks English less than very well
    119,859
  • Percentage of persons 5 years and older speaking Asian and Pacific Islander languages at home, speaks English less than very well
    1.9%
  • American Community Survey number of persons 5 years and older speaking Other languages at home
    80,787
  • Percentage of persons 5 years and older speaking Other languages at home
    1.3%
  • American Community Survey number of persons 5 years and older speaking other languages at home, speaks English less than very well
    26,717
  • Percentage of persons 5 years and older speaking other languages at home, speaks English less than very well
    0.4%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons (by ancestry)
    6,657,291
  • American Community Survey number of all persons of American ancestry
    293,636
  • Percentage of all persons of American ancestry
    4.4%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons of Arab ancestry
    73,058
  • Percentage of all persons of Arab ancestry
    1.1%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons of Czech ancestry
    12,284
  • Percentage of all persons of Czech ancestry
    0.2%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons of Danish ancestry
    14,530
  • Percentage of all persons of Danish ancestry
    0.2%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons of Dutch ancestry
    43,213
  • Percentage of all persons of Dutch ancestry
    0.6%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons of English ancestry
    687,378
  • Percentage of all persons of English ancestry
    10.3%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons of French (except Basque) ancestry
    489,454
  • Percentage of all persons of French (except Basque) ancestry
    7.4%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons of French Canadian ancestry
    256,168
  • Percentage of all persons of French Canadian ancestry
    3.8%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons of German ancestry
    414,744
  • Percentage of all persons of German ancestry
    6.2%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons of Greek ancestry
    82,707
  • Percentage of all persons of Greek ancestry
    1.2%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons of Hungarian ancestry
    19,674
  • Percentage of all persons of Hungarian ancestry
    0.3%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons of Irish ancestry
    1,475,606
  • Percentage of all persons of Irish ancestry
    22.2%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons of Italian ancestry
    903,422
  • Percentage of all persons of Italian ancestry
    13.6%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons of Lithuanian ancestry
    49,170
  • Percentage of all persons of Lithuanian ancestry
    0.7%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons of Norwegian ancestry
    35,274
  • Percentage of all persons of Norwegian ancestry
    0.5%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons of Polish ancestry
    319,681
  • Percentage of all persons of Polish ancestry
    4.8%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons of Portuguese ancestry
    307,901
  • Percentage of all persons of Portuguese ancestry
    4.6%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons of Russian ancestry
    117,304
  • Percentage of all persons of Russian ancestry
    1.8%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons of Scotch-Irish ancestry
    44,292
  • Percentage of all persons of Scotch-Irish ancestry
    0.7%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons of Scottish ancestry
    155,621
  • Percentage of all persons of Scottish ancestry
    2.3%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons of Slovak ancestry
    6,009
  • Percentage of all persons of Slovak ancestry
    0.1%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons of Sub-Saharan African ancestry
    123,790
  • Percentage of all persons of Sub-Saharan African ancestry
    1.9%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons of Swedish ancestry
    116,503
  • Percentage of all persons of Swedish ancestry
    1.8%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons of Swiss ancestry
    11,024
  • Percentage of all persons of Swiss ancestry
    0.2%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons of Ukrainian ancestry
    23,751
  • Percentage of all persons of Ukrainian ancestry
    0.4%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons of Welsh ancestry
    22,671
  • Percentage of all persons of Welsh ancestry
    0.3%
  • American Community Survey number of all persons of West Indian (excluding Hispanic origin groups) ancestry
    123,708
  • Percentage of all persons of West Indian (excluding Hispanic origin groups) ancestry
    1.9%


Explanation of Symbols
(N) is displayed in columns when the area surveyed can not be shown due to the number of cases sampled being too few.
(-) is displayed in columns when the median is at the lowest interval of an open ended distribution.

Note: The numbers and percentages provided are estimates only and contain a margin of error. All estimates are collected from the census bureau, the margin of error can be viewed by referring to American Community Survey's tables and charts.