Massachusetts at a Glance
With 6,745,408 people, Massachusetts is the 14th most populous states in the U.S. and the 3rd most densely populated. Just over 2.1% of Americans live in the state. The median income of Massachusetts residents is well above the national average at $102,773, and the average age in the state is 39.1 years old.
Located in New England, Massachusetts is bordered by Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, Vermont, and New Hampshire. The capital of Massachusetts is Boston, the longest continuously serving capital in the U.S.
Massachusetts Jobs & Economy
Economically, Massachusetts has the third highest per capita income in the nation. Thirteen Fortune 500 companies are located in the state. Leading industries include education, biotechnology, finance, health care and tourism. Some popular jobs in the state include industrial-organizational psychologists, radio operators, and biochemists and biophysicists. The minimum wage in Massachusetts is currently $9 per hour.
Massachusetts Unemployment Rate
Massachusetts has an unemployment rate of 5.5%, near the national average of 5.6%.