Cities & States

Population: 650,281
Population: 183,382
Population: 153,947
Population: 109,349
Population: 107,916
New Bedford
Population: 94,909
Population: 94,532
Population: 93,177
Population: 91,626
Fall River
Population: 88,727

Middlesex County
Population: 1,522,533
Worcester County
Population: 802,688
Essex County
Population: 750,808
Suffolk County
Population: 735,701
Norfolk County
Population: 677,296
Bristol County
Population: 549,870
Plymouth County
Population: 497,386
Hampden County
Population: 465,144
Barnstable County
Population: 215,449
Hampshire County
Population: 159,267


Massachusetts Employment Profile

Owning New England’s largest population and Boston, its largest city, Massachusetts is the most economically significant state in the region. The Bay State has a diverse set of industries fueling growth, including professional services; trade and transportation; education and health Services; and leisure and hospitality. However, the majority of unemployed individuals in the state have a high school degree or less, meaning there is a real education and skill gap between many who need jobs and the firms looking to employ them. Retooling these skills is a key to fostering future growth. (Source: Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development)

Based on 2013 statistics, the healthcare and social assistance sector employs the greatest percentage of workers in the state, followed by government; professional and technical services; retail trade; and accommodation and food services, respectively. (Source: Merritt Research Services, LLC)

Total Population (2000, 2010, 2015*)

Based on 2000, 2010 and 2015* U.S. Census data
5.32% increase since 2000 census.
(* 2009-2015’ ACS 5-Year Estimates)

Directory of, Cities, Towns and Villages in Massachusetts

Directory of Counties in Massachusetts

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