Massachusetts Demographics

The total population of Massachusetts is estimated to be 6.98 million with 3.42 million males (48.96%) and 3.56 million females (51.04%). There are 145,527 more females than males in Massachusetts.
The median household income in Massachusetts was $96,229 in 2021, which marked an an increase of 609(0.64%) from $95,620 in 2020. This income is 128.98% of the U.S. median household income of $74,606 (all incomes in 2022 inflation-adjusted dollars).
Per the latest American Community Survey by the Census Bureau, Massachusetts sees its highest median household income among householders in the age group of 45 to 64 years old, at $115,864. Overall, the median household income for the state of Massachusetts stands at $94,488.
In Massachusetts, the median income for all workers aged 15 years and older, regardless of work hours, was $55,329 for males and $38,119 for females. However, when specifically considering full-time, year-round workers within the same age group, the median income was $81,751 for males and $69,248 for females.
In Massachusetts, the demographic landscape is diverse, spanning 6 distinct racial categories among households. Among these, Asian households have the highest median household income at $117,855, while Some Other Race households represent the opposite end with the lowest median household income of $61,039.
In 2022, the population of Massachusetts was 6,981,974, a 0.11% decrease year-by-year from 2021. Previously, in 2021, Massachusetts's population was 6,989,690, a decline of 0.09% compared to a population of 6,995,729 in 2020.
The median age in Massachusetts is 39.6, as per 2021 ACS 5-Year Estimates. Of the total population, 16.24% were under the age of 15, 20.76% aged 15 to 29, 46.46% aged 30 to 64, 14.26% aged 65 to 84, and 2.27% were 85 years of age and older.
Racial distribution of Massachusetts population: 74.54% are White, 7.31% are Black or African American, 0.21% are American Indian and Alaska Native, 6.88% are Asian, 0.03% are Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander, 4.56% are some other race and 6.46% are multiracial.