List of Massachusetts Counties by Population
County
Population
Worcester
750,693
Suffolk 689,807
Plymouth 472,822
Norfolk 650,308
Nantucket 9,520
Middlesex 1,465,396
Hampshire 152,251
Hampden 456,228
Franklin 71,535
Essex 723,419
Dukes 14,987
Bristol 534,678
Berkshire 134,953
Barnstable 222,230
People QuickFacts Massachusetts USA
Population, 2006 estimate 6,437,193 299,398,484
Population, percent change, April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2006 1.4% 6.4%
Population, 2000 6,349,097 281,421,906
Persons under 5 years old, percent, 2006 6.0% 6.8%
Persons under 18 years old, percent, 2006 22.5% 24.6%
Persons 65 years old and over, percent, 2006 13.3% 12.4%
Female persons, percent, 2006 51.6% 50.7%
White persons, percent, 2006 (a) 86.5% 80.1%
Black persons, percent, 2006 (a) 6.9% 12.8%
American Indian and Alaska Native persons, percent, 2006 (a) 0.3% 1.0%
Asian persons, percent, 2006 (a) 4.9% 4.4%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander, percent, 2006 (a) 0.1% 0.2%
Persons reporting two or more races, percent, 2006 1.3% 1.6%
Persons of Hispanic or Latino origin, percent, 2006 (b) 7.9% 14.8%
White persons not Hispanic, percent, 2006 80.0% 66.4%
Living in same house in 1995 and 2000, pct 5 yrs old & over 58.5% 54.1%
Foreign born persons, percent, 2000 12.2% 11.1%
Language other than English spoken at home, pct age 5+, 2000 18.7% 17.9%
High school graduates, percent of persons age 25+, 2000 84.8% 80.4%
Bachelor's degree or higher, pct of persons age 25+, 2000 33.2% 24.4%
Persons with a disability, age 5+, 2000 1,084,746 49,746,248
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16+, 2000 27.0 25.5
Housing units, 2006 2,708,986 126,316,181
Homeownership rate, 2000 61.7% 66.2%
Housing units in multi-unit structures, percent, 2000 42.7% 26.4%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2000 $185,700 $119,600
Households, 2000 2,443,580 105,480,101
Persons per household, 2000 2.51 2.59
Median household income, 2004 $53,657 $44,334
Per capita money income, 1999 $25,952 $21,587
Persons below poverty, percent, 2004 9.9% 12.7%
Business QuickFacts Massachusetts USA
Private nonfarm establishments, 2005 175,2911 7,499,702
Private nonfarm employment, 2005 2,996,3471 116,317,003
Private nonfarm employment, percent change 2000-2005 -2.9%1 2.0%
Nonemployer establishments, 2005 471,257 20,392,068
Total number of firms, 2002 563,539 22,974,655
Black-owned firms, percent, 2002 2.3% 5.2%
American Indian and Alaska Native owned firms, percent, 2002 0.4% 0.9%
Asian-owned firms, percent, 2002 3.2% 4.8%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander owned firms, percent, 2002 S 0.1%
Hispanic-owned firms, percent, 2002 2.8% 6.8%
Women-owned firms, percent, 2002 28.7% 28.2%
Manufacturers shipments, 2002 ($1000) 77,996,586 3,916,136,712
Wholesale trade sales, 2002 ($1000) 127,129,789 4,634,755,112
Retail sales, 2002 ($1000) 73,903,837 3,056,421,997
Retail sales per capita, 2002 $11,525 $10,615
Accommodation and foodservices sales, 2002 ($1000) 11,789,582 449,498,718
Building permits, 2006 19,580 1,838,903
Federal spending, 2004 ($1000) 53,120,4451 2,143,781,7272
Geography QuickFacts Massachusetts USA
Land area, 2000 (square miles) 7,840.02 3,537,438.44
Persons per square mile, 2000 809.8 79.6
FIPS Code 25

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