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Massachusetts State Census Facts

Massachusetts Population Facts

Massachusetts Total population: 6,469,770

Massachusetts Population, percent change, April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2009: 3.90%

Males in Massachusetts: 3,136,727

Females in Massachusetts: 3,333,043

Median age in Massachusetts (years): 38.5

Under 5 years in Massachusetts: 382,036

18 years and over in Massachusetts: 5,032,597

65 years and over in Massachusetts: 862,493

One race in Massachusetts: 6,347,488

White in Massachusetts: 5,348,251

Black or African American in Massachusetts: 394,158

American Indian and Alaska Native: 13,209

Asian in Massachusetts: 311,003

Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander: 2,152

Some other race in Massachusetts: 278,715

Mixed Race Ethnicity in Massachusetts: 122,282

Hispanic or Latino in Massachusetts (of any race): 538,520

Living in same house in 1995 and 2000, pct 5 yrs old & over: 58.50%

Foreign born persons in Massachusetts, percent, 2000: 12.20%

Language other than English spoken at home, pct age 5+, 2000: 18.70%

High school graduates in Massachusetts, percent of persons age 25+, 2000: 84.80%

Bachelor's degree or higher in Massachusetts, pct of persons age 25+, 2000: 33.20%

Persons in Massachusetts with a disability, age 5+, 2000: 1,084,746

Mean travel time to work in Massachusetts (minutes), workers age 16+, 2000: 27

Massachusetts Housing units, 2008: 2,735,443

Massachusetts Homeownership rate, 2000: 61.70%

Massachusetts Housing units in multi-unit structures, percent, 2000: 42.70%

Median value of owner-occupied housing units in Massachusetts, 2000: $185,700

Households in Massachusetts, 2000: 2,443,580

Massachusetts Persons per household, 2000: 2.51

Median household income in Massachusetts, 2008: $65,304

Massachusetts Per capita money income, 1999: $25,952

Persons in Massachusetts below poverty level, percent, 2008: 10.10%

Massachusetts Business Facts

Private nonfarm establishments in Massachusetts, 2007: 176,701

Private nonfarm employment in Massachusetts, 2007: 3,073,941

Private nonfarm employment in Massachusetts, percent change 2000-2007: -0.40%

Nonemployer establishments in Massachusetts, 2007: 465,019

Total number of firms in Massachusetts, 2002: 563,539

Black-owned firms in Massachusetts, percent, 2002: 2.30%

American Indian and Alaska Native owned firms, percent, 2002: 0.40%

Asian-owned firms in Massachusetts, percent, 2002: 3.20%

Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander owned firms, percent, 2002: S

Hispanic-owned firms in Massachusetts, percent, 2002: 2.80%

Women-owned firms in Massachusetts, percent, 2002: 28.70%

Manufacturers shipments in Massachusetts, 2002 ($1000): 77,996,586

Wholesale trade sales in Massachusetts, 2002 ($1000): 127,129,789

Retail sales in Massachusetts, 2002 ($1000): 73,903,837

Retail sales per capita in Massachusetts, 2002: $11,525

Accommodation and foodservices sales, 2002 ($1000): 11,789,582

Building permits in Massachusetts, 2008: 9,883

Federal spending in Massachusetts, 2008: 72,114,944

Massachusetts Geography Facts

Massachusetts Land area, 2000 (square miles): 7,840.02

Massachusetts Persons per square mile, 2000: 809.8

Massachusetts Social, Economic, and Housing Characteristics

Massachusetts Social Characteristics: Estimate

Average household size in Massachusetts: 2.53

Average family size in Massachusetts: 3.16

Massachusetts Population 25 years and over: 4,373,025

Civilian veterans in Massachusetts (civilian population 18 years and over): 438,047

Foreign born in Massachusetts: 919,771

Male, Now married, except separated (population 15 years and over): 1,277,010

Female, Now married, except separated (population 15 years and over): 1,252,729

Speak a language other than English at home (population 5 years and over): 1,246,037

Massachusetts Household population: 6,227,250

Massachusetts Economic Characteristics: Estimate

In labor force (population 16 years and over): 3,528,670

Mean travel time to work in Massachusetts in minutes (workers 16 years and over): 27.1

Median household income in Massachusetts (in 2008 inflation-adjusted dollars): 64,684

Median family income in Massachusetts (in 2008 inflation-adjusted dollars): 81,056

Per capita income in Massachusetts (in 2008 inflation-adjusted dollars): 33,806

Massachusetts Housing Characteristics: Estimate

Total housing units in Massachusetts: 2,724,787

Occupied housing units in Massachusetts: 2,457,167

Owner-occupied housing units in Massachusetts: 1,594,928

Renter-occupied housing units in Massachusetts: 862,239

Vacant housing units in Massachusetts: 267,620

Owner-occupied homes in Massachusetts: 1,594,928

Median value (dollars): 363,900

With a mortgage in Massachusetts (dollars): 2,094

Not mortgaged in Massachusetts (dollars): 665

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In the state of Massachusetts, cocaine and heroin continue to be the primary drugs of abuse. Colombian and Dominican drug traffickers dominate the distribution throughout the state. OxyContin remains extremely popular in Massachusetts and has been seen as a “gateway drug” to heroin use.

Due to Massachusetts’s severe drug problem, many drug rehabilitation programs have been created to help people on their road to recovery. For those who are addicted to drugs or alcohol, don’t attempt to recover from your addiction alone. It’s all too easy to get discouraged and rationalize “just one more” hit or pill. Whether you choose to go to rehab, rely on self-help programs, get therapy, or take a self-directed treatment approach, support is essential. Recovering from drug addiction is much easier when you have people you can lean on for encouragement, comfort, and guidance.

2006-2007 National Surveys on Drug Use and Health:

Below is a table with data pertaining to the Selected Drug Use, Perceptions of Great Risk, Average Annual Marijuana Initiates, Past Year Substance Dependence or Abuse, Needing But Not Receiving Treatment, Serious Psychological Distress, and Having at Least One Major Depressive, by Age Group: Estimated Numbers (in Thousands), Annual Averages Based on 2006-2007 NSDUHs

Past Month Illicit Drug Use 531 59 190 283 472
Past Year Marijuana Use 732 83 276 373 649
Past Month Marijuana Use 427 44 167 216 383
Past Month Use of Illicit Drugs Other Than Marijuana 222 23 71 127 199
Past Year Cocaine Use 162 8 60 95 154
Past Year Nonmedical Pain Reliever Use 307 32 110 165 275
Perception of Great Risk of Smoking Marijuana Once a Month 1,515 138 108 1,268 1,377
Average Annual Number of Marijuana Initiates 59 30 26 3 29
Past Month Alcohol Use 3,280 95 516 2,669 3,185
Past Month Binge Alcohol Use 1,448 59 378 1,011 1,389
Perception of Great Risk of Drinking Five or More
    Drinks Once or Twice a Week
1,931 175 192 1,564 1,756
Past Month Alcohol Use (Persons Aged 12 to 20) 264 -- -- -- --
Past Month Binge Alcohol Use (Persons Aged 12 to 20) 195 -- -- -- --
Past Month Tobacco Product Use 1,427 68 306 1,054 1,360
Past Month Cigarette Use 1,159 49 255 855 1,110
Perception of Great Risk of Smoking One or More
    Packs of Cigarettes Per Day
4,095 364 526 3,206 3,732
Illicit Drug Dependence 110 14 50 47 96
Illicit Drug Dependence or Abuse 155 25 70 59 129
Alcohol Dependence 186 9 55 122 177
Alcohol Dependence or Abuse 486 31 148 307 456
Alcohol or Illicit Drug Dependence or Abuse 580 46 181 352 534
Needing But Not Receiving Treatment for Illicit Drug Use 140 24 67 49 116
Needing But Not Receiving Treatment for Alcohol Use 477 30 146 300 447

Massachusetts Drug Use and Drug-Related Crime

  • During 2007 Massachusetts law enforcement agencies reported 20,626 arrests for drug abuse violations to the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI).
  • The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) reported 540 drug arrests in Massachusetts during 2007.
  • According to 2005-2006 data from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), approximately 537,000 (10%) of Massachusetts citizens (ages 12 or older) reported past month use of an illicit drug.
  • Additional 2005-2006 NSDUH results indicate that 157,000 (2.92%) Massachusetts citizens reported illicit drug dependence or abuse within the past year. Approximately 118,000 (2.19%) reported past year illicit drug dependence.
  • During 2007, authorities reported that there were no children affected by methamphetamine laboratories in Massachusetts.
  • Massachusetts Enacts Full Parity for Addiction Treatment: Massachusetts recently enacted legislation requiring state health insurance agencies to provide unlimited coverage for medically necessary treatment of substance use disorders and other mental health conditions.
  • During 2007, there were 64,180 drug/alcohol treatment admissions in Massachusetts. There were 62,211 such treatment admissions in the state during 2006. During 2005, there were 57,760 treatment admissions in Massachusetts. Heroin admissions represented more than 40% of treatment admissions during each of these 3 years.
  • In the state of Massachusetts it is estimated that there will be around 29,733 DUI's, and 354 deaths due to intoxicated driving this year. Statistics also show that there will be 1,802 deaths related to alcohol abuse, 9,237 tobacco related deaths, and 360 deaths due to illicit drug use.
  • It is believed that there are around 310,646 marijuana users, 50,905 cocaine addicts, and 2,883 heroin addicts living in Massachusetts. It is also estimated that there are 136,037 people abusing prescription drugs, 12,977 people that use inhalants, and 23,103 people who use hallucinogens.
  • In Massachusetts, there will be around 39,215 people arrested this year for drug related charges.
  • Cocaine:
    • Cocaine is readily available from gram to kilogram quantities throughout the state. New York had been the primary source area; however investigative efforts confirm increased transportation of the drug directly from the Mexican-United States border, as well as Florida and Georgia. Cocaine is transported in multi-kilogram quantities via commercial transit, tractor trailers, and vehicles equipped with hidden compartments. It is also imported via mail services, commercial transit and livery services. Importers are of Colombian and Dominican origin, along with the emergence of Mexican drug trafficking organizations importing cocaine into the region. The drugs retail distribution continues among all ethnic groups. Cocaine prices and purity levels remain stable. Crack cocaine is converted locally and/or obtained from New York, Florida and Puerto Rico. African -American violators and street gang members continue to dominate the drugs’ distribution. Abuse remains widespread and crack continues to be reported as the drug of choice within Boston city limits.
  • Heroin:
    • Heroin is readily available from gram to kilogram quantities throughout the state. Historically, New York had been the primary source area, with the drug entering by interstate highway via publicly and privately operated vehicles equipped with hidden compartments. However, there continues to be increased transport of the drug directly from source countries and/or the southwestern United States. The primary suppliers are of Colombian and Dominican origin, with retail distribution among all ethnic groups. Heroin distribution and use continues throughout the state. While prices have remained low at both the wholesale and retail level, heroin purity levels have begun to fluctuate with both extremely high and low purity levels encountered at the street level. Abuse continues to be widespread.
  • Methamphetamine:
    • Methamphetamine is available in limited quantities and is transported via express mail packages from California and the southwestern United States. Recent seizures reflect the availability of crystal methamphetamine. Methamphetamine is rarely abused throughout the state, but prevalent among young adults between the ages of 18 to 25, members of the homosexual community and occasionally abused by individuals in their late 30s to early 40s.
  • Club Drugs:
    •  In the state of Massachusetts, MDMA is widely available and in significant quantities. MDMA is found at rave parties, legitimate nightclubs, on college campuses across the state as well as among members of the homosexual community. Today, MDMA is primarily transported into New England via the New York-Vermont border with increased involvement by Asian drug trafficking organizations. There is limited abuse of club drugs such as Ketamine and GHB.
  • Marijuana:
    • Marijuana remains readily available in all areas of the state with the majority of commercial-grade product originating in Mexico or the Southwest region of the United States; however, marijuana of both Colombian and Jamaican origin has been encountered. Hydroponic marijuana, which is cultivated predominately in Canada, also continues to be available. Personal use quantities of hashish continue to arrive in Boston on flights from the Netherlands and other source countries. The majority of the marijuana is imported from the southwest border via aircraft, land vehicles, and delivery services.
  • Pharmaceuticals and Other Drugs:
    • Oxycodone products continue to be diverted in the state. Percocet®, Roxicet® and OxyContin® are readily available in Massachusetts. OxyContin® continues to be the preferred pharmaceutical drug of abuse and is widely available. The drug has been obtained from such areas as Arizona, Florida and Nevada for distribution in the Massachusetts area. Traffickers continue to divert OxyContin® via express mail shipments into the greater Boston area. Along with well organized doctor shopping rings, forged and/or altered prescriptions and diversion from individuals’ prescriptions are the most commonly found diversion methods in the state.
    • Current investigations indicate that diversion of oxycodone products such as OxyContin® continues to be a problem in Massachusetts. Primary methods of diversion are via illegal sale and distribution by health care professionals and workers, “doctor shopping” (going to a number of doctors to obtain prescriptions for a controlled pharmaceutical), forged prescriptions, employee theft, pharmacy theft, and the Internet. Methadone and Vicodin® were also identified as being among the most commonly abused and diverted pharmaceuticals in Massachusetts.

Massachusetts was one of the original 13 states and is one of the 6 New England states lying in the northeastern corner of the country. Massachusetts (officially called a commonwealth) is bounded to the north by Vermont and New Hampshire, to the east and southeast by the Atlantic Ocean, to the south by Rhode Island and Connecticut, and to the west by New York. It is the sixth smallest of the U.S. states in area. The capital is Boston. English explorer and colonist John Smith named the state for the Massachusetts tribe, whose name meant “near the great hill”—believed to refer to Blue Hill, which rises south of Boston in an otherwise flat area. Massachusetts’s residents represent an amalgamation of the prototypical Yankee spirit of an earlier America and the energies of the later immigrants who flocked to its cities in the 19th and 20th centuries.

Massachusetts’s Demographics

  • Population (2006 American Community Survey): 6,437,1931
  • Race/Ethnicity (2006 American Community Survey): 82.8% white; 6.1% black/African American; 0.2% American Indian/Alaska Native; 4.8% Asian; 0.1% Native Hawaiian/other Pacific Islander; 4.3% other; 1.7% two or more races; 7.9% Hispanic/Latino origin (of any race)