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Population
  2010 2019
Population 6,547,629 6,892,503
Rank 14 15
Median Age 39.1 39.6
   
Total 8 year-olds 77,210 74,839
Boys 39,049 38,229
Girls 38,161 36,610
Total 9 year-olds 78,934 73,935
Boys 40,337 37,868
Girls 38,597 36,067
Total 10 year-olds 79,887 73,749
Boys 41,000 37,854
Girls 38,887 35,895
Total 11 year-olds 80,285 76,197
Boys 40,844 38,969
Girls 39,441 37,228
Total 12 year-olds 80,545 77,005
Boys 41,011 39,184
Girls 39,534 37,821
Total 13 year-olds 81,580 77,354
Boys 41,726 39,262
Girls 39,854 38,092
Total 14 year-olds 83,316 78,280
Boys 42,838 39,839
Girls 40,478 38,441
 
How People Get to Work: 2010 2019
Drive Alone 72.8% 69.6%
Car Pool 7.8% 7.3%
Public Transportation 9.1% 10.4%
Work at Home 4.2% 5.4%
 
Computer and Internet Use: 2019
Homes with a Computer 93.5%

Geography
  2010
Capital Boston
Largest City Boston
Second Largest City Worcester
Persons Per Square Mile 839.4

Business
  2010 2018
Dentist Offices 3,160 3,216
Amusement Parks 5 5
Fast-Food Restaurants 4,591 5,387
Toy Stores 230 212
Video/Disc Rental Stores 156 15
Zoos & Botanical Gardens 18 20
Candy & Nut Stores 95 78
Pet & Pet Supply Stores 194 232
Ice Cream & Frozen Dessert Makers 22 15

Note: As is the case with all surveys, statistics from sample surveys are subject to sampling and nonsampling error.

A value of NA indicates that there is no data for that time period, due to there being less than three establishments. A value of X indicates that data are not applicable for the current region.

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History

  • Date of Statehood: February 6, 1788
  • Population 1800: 422,845
  • Population 1850: 994,514
  • Population 1900: 2,805,346
  • Population 1950: 4,690,514
  • Population 2000: 6,349,097
  • Population 2010: 6,547,629

I never knew that! *

  • Nickname : Bay State
  • Flower : Mayflower
  • Tree : American Elm
  • Bird : Chickadee
  • Dessert => Boston Cream Pie
  • Cookie => Chocolate Chip Cookie
  • Fruit : Cranberry

Who told you this stuff?

The U.S. Census Bureau takes a census of the population every 10 years, and censuses of economic activity and governments every five years. And every year, the Census Bureau conducts more than 100 other surveys. Data on this page come from the 2010 Census, the American Community Survey, Population Estimates, County Business Patterns, and Puerto Rico Community Survey.

How are these data collected?

The U.S. Census Bureau sends questionnaires in the mail or contacts businesses and households to participate in its surveys.

* State and Island Area symbol information was obtained from various non-Census Bureau resources including state web sites, educational web sites, and commercial entities.

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