Massachusetts , US

Massachusetts: State of the United States of America

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Massachusetts Quick Facts

Population : 6,893,574
Country : United States of America
Head of government : Governor of Massachusetts
Twitter username : massgov
Area : 27336 km2
Water as percent of area : 26.1%
Land as percent of area : 73.9%
Continent : North America
Legislative body : Massachusetts General Court
Named for : Great Blue Hill
Official language : English
Altitude : 492 feet / 150 meters
Capital : Boston
Establishment : February 02, 1788 (233 years ago)
Time Zone : America/New_York, Eastern Time Zone
Local time : 02:12:28 (8th December 2021)
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Location of Massachusetts
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Seal of Massachusetts
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Geography

Massachusetts is located at 42°21'56"N 71°6'30"W (42.3656500, -71.1083200). It has 5 neighbors: Connecticut, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island and Vermont.

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The largest city of Massachusetts is Boston with a population of 691,531. Other cities include, Worcester population 184,570, Springfield population 152,646, Cambridge population 119,192 and Lowell population 110,904. See all Massachusetts cities & populated places.

Largest Cities in Massachusetts (more)

Cities, Towns, Villages, Neighborhoods & Other Populated Places in Massachusetts.

City Name Title County Population
Boston City in and state capital of Massachusetts, United States Suffolk 691,531
South Boston Town in Halifax County, Virginia, United States Suffolk 571,281
Worcester County seat city in Worcester County, Massachusetts, United States Worcester 184,570
Springfield City in and county seat of Sangamon County, Illinois, United States and Illinois federated state capital city Hampden 152,646
Cambridge City in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States Middlesex 119,192
Lowell City in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States Middlesex 110,904
City of Lowell City in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States Middlesex 109,945
City of Cambridge City in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States Middlesex 107,289
Brockton City in Massachusetts Plymouth 95,770
New Bedford City in Bristol County, Massachusetts Bristol 95,517
Lynn City in Essex County, Massachusetts, United States Essex 94,539
Quincy City in Massachusetts Norfolk 94,421
Fall River City in Massachusetts Bristol 89,792
Newton City in Massachusetts, United States Middlesex 87,803
Somerville City in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States Middlesex 80,935
Lawrence City in Massachusetts, United States Essex 80,007

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Massachusetts has 5 neighbours.

  • Connecticut state in the northeastern United States
  • New Hampshire state of the United States of America
  • New York state of the United States of America
  • Rhode Island state on east coast of United States of America
  • Vermont state of the United States of America

  • Norfolk County
  • Plymouth County
  • Hampshire County
  • Barnstable County
  • Dukes County
  • Berkshire County
  • Worcester County
  • Hampden County
  • Nantucket County
  • Suffolk County
  • Essex County
  • Middlesex County
  • Bristol County
  • Franklin County

Demographics

Year Population % Change Method
1910 3,366,416 - census
1920 3,852,356 12.61% census
1930 4,249,614 9.35% census
1940 4,316,721 1.55% census
1950 4,690,514 7.97% census
1960 5,148,578 8.9% census
1970 5,689,170 9.5% census
1980 5,737,037 0.83% census
1990 6,016,425 4.64% census
2000 6,349,097 5.24% census
2010 6,547,629 3.03% census
2011 6,613,583 1% estimation process
2012 6,663,005 0.74% estimation process
2013 6,713,315 0.75% estimation process
2014 6,762,596 0.73% estimation process
2015 6,794,228 0.47% estimation process
2016 6,823,608 0.43% estimation process
2017 6,859,789 0.53% estimation process
2018 6,882,635 0.33% estimation process
2019 6,892,503 0.14% estimation process
2020 6,893,574 0.02% estimation process

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Local Places in Massachusetts

People born in Massachusetts (200)

People born in Massachusetts, including author, columnist and reporter Robert Cormier, harpsichordist and musicologist Ralph Kirkpatrick, computer scientist; creator of Morris Worm; associate professor at MIT Robert Tappan Morris, you can see a list of people who born in Massachusetts.

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Massachusetts Counties

Towns, Neighborhoods & Other Populated
County Name Population
Middlesex County 1,609,379
Worcester County 829,212
Suffolk County 801,582
Essex County 791,263
Norfolk County 709,409
Bristol County 566,765
Plymouth County 523,738
Hampden County 463,986
Barnstable County 213,164
Hampshire County 161,401
Berkshire County 124,571
Franklin County 70,267
Dukes County 17,461
Nantucket County 11,376

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