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Massachusetts: State Summary

SNAPS data is derived from the 2000 U.S. Census and several 2003 CDC databases. For more information, see the Credits page.

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Population:

  • Total Population: 6,349,097
  • Males: 3,058,375
  • Females: 3,290,722

Top 23 Languages spoken at home: (> 5000)

  1. English only (4,838,675)
  2. Spanish (370,015)
  3. Portuguese (159,745)
  4. French (84,040)
  5. Italian (59,810)
  6. Chinese (56,830)
  7. French Creole (43,460)
  8. Russian (32,560)
  9. Vietnamese (30,345)
  10. Greek (28,805)
  11. Polish (27,630)
  12. Mon-Khmer, Cambodian (21,525)
  13. German (20,010)
  14. Arabic (18,745)
  15. Korean (12,090)
  16. Japanese (9,985)
  17. Hindi (9,170)
  18. Cantonese (8,890)
  19. Armenian (8,065)
  20. Hebrew (6,505)
  21. Kru, Ibo, Yoruba (5,870)
  22. Tagalog (5,695)
  23. Albanian (5,055)

Top 5 Religions by Adherents:

  1. Catholic Church (3,092,296)
  2. Jewish Estimate (275,000)
  3. United Church of Christ (121,826)
  4. Episcopal Church (98,963)
  5. United Methodist Church, The (64,028)

Disabilities:

  • Total Reported: 1,891,563
  • Sensory: 161,035
  • Physical: 414,955
  • Mental: 272,973
  • Self-care: 140,163
  • Go outside home: 388,076
  • Employment: 485,779

Grandparents as caregivers

Grandparents as caregivers: 27,915

Heating fuel:

  • Total Reported: 2,443,580
  • Utility gas: 1,072,587
  • Bottled or LP gas: 64,204
  • Electricity: 303,613
  • Fuel oil, kerosene: 963,353
  • Coal or Coke: 2,592
  • Wood: 19,513
  • Solar Energy: 400
  • Other fuel: 10,714
  • No fuel used: 6,604

Vehicles available:

  • Total Reported: 4,653,965
  • No vehicle: 564,826
  • 1 or more vehicle: 4,089,139

Education Attainment:

  • No School: 56,199
  • No High School: 191,357
  • Some High School: 403,537
  • High School: 1,165,489
  • Some College: 730,135
  • Associate's Degree: 308,263
  • College Degree: 834,554
  • Master's Degree: 400,203
  • Professional Degree: 109,722
  • Doctoral Degree: 73,816

Household Phones:

  • Households Reporting: 2,443,580
  • Owners with phone: 1,504,549
  • Owners without phone: 3,699
  • Renters with phone: 916,050
  • Renters without phone: 19,282
  • Page last updated on Mar 12, 2007
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