Massachusetts population by gender
The table below shows Massachusetts's population by gender
|Gender||Population||% of Total Population|
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Massachusetts population by gender, in percentage
The female percentage in the USA is 50.50% while the male percentage is 49.50%, compared to 51.18% females and 48.82% males in Massachusetts.
The above comparison shows there are more females than males in the Massachusetts state as compared to the nation.
Massachusetts gender ratio
Sources: U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey (ACS) 2021
In Massachusetts, there are less men than women. The Massachusetts gender ratio is 95.4:100 i.e. 95.4 men to 100 women (0.954).
This ratio is lower than the national average of 98:100 i.e 98 men to 100 women (0.980).
Massachusetts gender ratio by age
In Massachusetts, the sex ratio for children under 18 years is 104.9 boys per 100 girls (104.9:100).Having said that, for seniors aged 80 and older, there are 60.2 males per 100 females (60.2:100).
On the national level, the sex ratio (male per 100 females) for under 18 age group is 104.8:100, and 64.5:100 for the senior population 80 years and older.
The table below lists the male and female population in each age group along with the gender ratio for Massachusetts.
|Age Group||Population (Male)||Population (Female)||Gender Ratio|
|Under 5 years||183,397||174,546||1.05|
|5 to 9 years||189,716||182,121||1.04|
|10 to 14 years||208,481||197,419||1.06|
|15 to 19 years||234,217||232,432||1.01|
|20 to 24 years||241,683||244,972||0.99|
|25 to 29 years||250,358||247,846||1.01|
|30 to 34 years||245,596||246,823||1.00|
|35 to 39 years||224,342||228,666||0.98|
|40 to 44 years||208,058||212,330||0.98|
|45 to 49 years||215,042||223,825||0.96|
|50 to 54 years||235,548||245,015||0.96|
|55 to 59 years||245,573||254,311||0.97|
|60 to 64 years||223,344||240,160||0.93|
|65 to 69 years||180,642||200,681||0.90|
|70 to 74 years||138,031||163,566||0.84|
|75 to 79 years||82,445||106,706||0.77|
|80 to 84 years||52,395||72,738||0.72|
|85 years and over||54,306||104,521||0.52|
Interesting observation from the above table:
- The sex ratio at birth is 1.051 i.e. 105.1 boys per 100 girls.
- For the 60-64 years, the sex ratio is 0.930 i.e. 7.0 less men per 100 women.
- While for senior most population of 85+ age group, the sex ratio is 0.520 i.e. 52 senior men per 100 senior women.
Massachusetts population by gender & age
For male population, the largest age group is 25-29 years with a population of 250,358. Whereas, for the female population, the largest age group is 55-59 years with a population of 254,311.
As you can note from the above numbers, the largest age group for men and women are different.
Under the age of 5, there are 183,397 boys and 174,546 girls in Massachusetts. Thus there are 8,851 more boys than girls under the age of 5.
Between the age group of 60-64 years, there are 223,344 males and 240,160 females in Massachusetts. Thus there are 16,816 less males than females between the age of 60 and 64 years.
For the senior most age group of 85+ years, there are 54,306 males and 104,521 females.
Things to know
What percent of Massachusetts is female?
According to the ACS survey, of the total Massachusetts population of 6.99 million, 51.18% percent are females.
What percentage of Massachusetts is male?
According to the ACS survey, of the total Massachusetts population of 6.99 million, 48.82% percent are males.
What is the male to female ratio in Massachusetts?
In Massachusetts, the male to female ratio is 95.4:100 i.e. 95.4 men to 100 women (0.954).
- U.S. Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) 2017-2021 5-Year Estimates