Massachusetts

Capital: Boston
Massachusetts Flag

Facts & Statistics

STATE STATISTICS 
Population 2018
6,902,149
Population 2017 6,863,246
Population 2016 6,826,022
Below Poverty 2017 10.5
Below Poverty 2016 10.4
Below Poverty 2015 11.5
Employment - Population Ratio 2018
65.3
Employment - Population Ratio 2017 63.7
Employment - Population Ratio 2016 62.6
Unemployed 2018 3.3
Unemployed 2017 3.8
Unemployed 2016 3.9
Foreclosure Rate 2018 1 of 2,396
STATE FACTS
In 1780, Massachusetts was the first state to write and adopt a constitution, which served as a model for the U.S. Constitution.
Boston built the first subway system in the United States in 1897.
Boston Common became the first public park in America in 1634 .