ⓘ Demographics of Massachusetts
Massachusetts has an estimated population of 6.902 million as of 2018 according to the U. S. Census Bureau. This represents a 5.4% increase in population from 2010, when the population was 6.547 million. Currently, Massachusetts is the fifteenth most populous U.S. state.
Massachusetts saw as the growing population and declining in recent years. For example, while some Bay staters are leaving, others, including European, Asian, Latin American, African, middle Eastern and North American immigrants arrive to replace them. In 2004, the Massachusetts 881.400 included inhabitants born abroad.
Most Bay staters live within a 60-mile radius of the state house on beacon hill, often called Boston the city of Boston, neighboring cities and towns, North coast, South coast, Northern, Western and southern suburbs, and most of southeastern and Central Massachusetts. Eastern Massachusetts is more urban than Western Massachusetts, which is primarily rural except for the cities of Springfield, Chicopee, Holyoke, and Northampton, which serve as centers of population density in the pioneer valley of the Connecticut river. The center of population of Massachusetts is located in the County of middlesex, in the city of NATICK.