E.g., 08/30/2015
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State Income Data - MA

Massachusetts

Income & Poverty
2013
2000
1990
Poverty

Note: Poverty status is not determined for unrelated individuals under the age of 15 (such as foster children) or for persons lacking conventional housing.

Note: The term "foreign born" refers to people residing in the United States at the time of the population survey who were not U.S. citizens at birth. The foreign-born population includes naturalized U.S. citizens, lawful permanent immigrants (or green-card holders), refugees and asylees, certain legal nonimmigrants (including those on student, work, or some other temporary visas), and persons residing in the country without authorization.

Foreign Born
Population (for whom poverty status is determined) (%)

Note: Data for Alaska, Maine, Mississippi, South Dakota, Vermont, and West Virginia are from the U.S. Census Bureau's pooled 2011-2013 American Community Survey (ACS), and Montana, North Dakota, and Wyoming data are from pooled 2009-2013 ACS. Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2013 ACS.

1,019,380
Below 100% of the poverty level 15.1%
100-199% of the poverty level 18.3%
At or above 200% of the poverty level 66.6%
People in Poverty: Change over Time  
% change: 2000-2013 41.7%
% change: 1990-2000 42.6%
% Families in Poverty by Family Type

Note: Data for Alaska, Maine, Mississippi, South Dakota, Vermont, and West Virginia are from the U.S. Census Bureau's pooled 2011-2013 American Community Survey (ACS), and Montana, North Dakota, and Wyoming data are from pooled 2009-2013 ACS. Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2013 ACS.

 
All families (among those for whom poverty status is determined) 12.1%
With related children under age 18
16.6%
With related children under age 5
14.3%
Married-couple families 7.5%
With related children under age 18
9.2%
With related children under age 5
9.9%
Families with female householder, no husband present 26.2%
With related children under age 18
35.7%
With related children under age 5
30.3%
Poverty by U.S. Citizenship Status (among the foreign born)  
Naturalized citizens 537,835
Below 100% of the poverty level
11.1%
100-199% of the poverty level
16.4%
At or above 200% of the poverty level
72.5%
Noncitizens 481,545
Below 100% of the poverty level
19.6%
100-199% of the poverty level
20.3%
At or above 200% of the poverty level
60.1%
Foreign Born Living in Poverty by Region of Birth

Note: The letter N Indicates that a number could not be provided by the Census Bureau because the number of sample cases was too small for this state.

 
Born in Africa 87,961
Below 100% of the poverty level
19.4%
Born in Asia 294,166
Below 100% of the poverty level
14.4%
Born in Europe 233,496
Below 100% of the poverty level
9.0%
Born in Latin America (South America, Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean) 369,342
Below 100% of the poverty level
19.3%
Born in Northern America (Canada, Bermuda, Greenland, and St. Pierre and Miquelon) 31,963
Below 100% of the poverty level
8.6%
Born in Oceania 2,452
Below 100% of the poverty level
5.1%

Note: The term "U.S. born" refers to people residing in the United States who were U.S. citizens in one of three categories: people born in one of the 50 states or the District of Columbia; people born in U.S. Insular Areas such as Puerto Rico or Guam; or people who were born abroad to at least one U.S. citizen parent.

U.S. Born
Population (for whom poverty status is determined) (%) 5,437,150
Below 100% of the poverty level 11.3%
100-199% of the poverty level 12.4%
At or above 200% of the poverty level 76.3%
People in Poverty: Change over Time  
% change: 2000-2011 32.4%
% change: 1990-2000 9.3%
% Families in Poverty by Family Type  
All families (among those for whom poverty status is determined) 7.7%
With related children under age 18
13.2%
With related children under age 5
13.1%
Married-couple families 2.4%
With related children under age 18
3.1%
With related children under age 5
2.4%
Families with female householder, no husband present 25.5%
With related children under age 18
36.0%
With related children under age 5
40.8%
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Foreign Born
Population (for whom poverty status is determined) (%) 754,192
Below 100% of the poverty level 14.4%
100-199% of the poverty level 17.6%
At or above 200% of the poverty level 68.0%
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
U.S. Born
Population (for whom poverty status is determined) (%) 5,397,068
Below 100% of the poverty level 8.6%
100-199% of the poverty level 11.7%
At or above 200% of the poverty level 79.7%
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Foreign Born
Population (for whom poverty status is determined) (%) 551,812
Below 100% of the poverty level 13.8%
100-199% of the poverty level 18.3%
At or above 200% of the poverty level 68.0%
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
U.S. Born
Population (for whom poverty status is determined) (%) 5,244,571
Below 100% of the poverty level 8.1%
100-199% of the poverty level 11.5%
At or above 200% of the poverty level 80.4%
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
Population (age 5 and older)
 
 
Poverty by Language Spoken at Home Number
Household population (among those for whom poverty status is determined, age 5 and older) 6,098,204
Below 100% of the poverty level 706,929
Speaks only English
4,732,289
Below 100% of the poverty level 448,045
Speaks Spanish
518,425
Below 100% of the poverty level 147,594
Speaks other Indo-European languages
531,071
Below 100% of the poverty level 60,276
Speaks Asian or Pacific Island languages
234,981
Below 100% of the poverty level 36,978
Speaks other languages
81,438
Below 100% of the poverty level 14,036
%
Household population (among those for whom poverty status is determined, age 5 and older) 100%
Below 100% of the poverty level 11.6%
Speaks only English 100%
Below 100% of the poverty level 9.5%
Speaks only Spanish 100%
Below 100% of the poverty level 28.5%
Speaks other Indo-European languages 100%
Below 100% of the poverty level 11.3%
Speaks Asian or Pacific Island languages 100%
Below 100% of the poverty level 15.7%
Speaks other languages 100%
Below 100% of the poverty level 17.2%
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Earnings

Note: Data for Alaska, Maine, Mississippi, South Dakota, Vermont, and West Virginia are from the U.S. Census Bureau's pooled 2011-2013 American Community Survey (ACS), and Montana, North Dakota, and Wyoming data are from pooled 2009-2013 ACS. Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2013 ACS.

Foreign Born
Full-Time, Year-Round Workers (age 16 and older). Earnings in the Current Year Inflation-Adjusted Dollars (%) 433,633
Earned $1-$9,999, or incurred a loss 1.6%
Earned $10,000-$14,999 3.1%
Earned $15,000-$24,999 12.3%
Earned $25,000-$34,999 17.3%
Earned $35,000-$49,999 19.6%
Earned $50,000-$74,999 19.1%
Earned $75,000 or more 26.9%
Full-Time, Year-Round Workers (age 16 and older) Earnings in the Current Year Inflation-Adjusted Dollars (%) by U.S. Citizenship  
Naturalized citizens (%) 244,551
Earned $1-$9,999, or incurred a loss
1.2%
Earned $10,000-$14,999
2.2%
Earned $15,000-$24,999
9.4%
Earned $25,000-$34,999
17.2%
Earned $35,000-$49,999
19.9%
Earned $50,000-$74,999
20.6%
Earned $75,000 or more
29.5%
Noncitizens (%) 189,082
Earned $1-$9,999, or incurred a loss
2.2%
Earned $10,000-$14,999
4.2%
Earned $15,000-$24,999
16.1%
Earned $25,000-$34,999
17.3%
Earned $35,000-$49,999
19.2%
Earned $50,000-$74,999
17.3%
Earned $75,000 or more
23.6%
Median Earnings of Full-Time, Year-Round Workers (age 16 and older) in the Current Year Inflation-Adjusted Dollars by Gender Foreign Born
Male $50,095
Female $41,450
Median Earnings of Foreign-Born Full-Time, Year-Round Workers (age 16 and older) in the Current Year Inflation-Adjusted Dollars by U.S. Citizenship Status and Gender  
Naturalized citizens  
Male
$55,097
Female
$43,181
Noncitizens  
Male
$42,343
Female
$38,707
U.S. Born
Earnings of Full-Time, Year-Round Workers (age 16 and older) in the Current Year Inflation-Adjusted Dollars (%) 1,829,382
Earned $1-$9,999, or incurred a loss 1.2%
Earned $10,000-$14,999 1.6%
Earned $15,000-$24,999 7.0%
Earned $25,000-$34,999 11.7%
Earned $35,000-$49,999 19.0%
Earned $50,000-$74,999 26.8%
Earned $75,000 or more 32.8%
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Native Born Native Born
Male $62,077
Female $50,713
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Median Household Income

Note: Data for Alaska, Maine, Mississippi, South Dakota, Vermont, and West Virginia are from the U.S. Census Bureau's pooled 2011-2013 American Community Survey (ACS), and Montana, North Dakota, and Wyoming data are from pooled 2009-2013 ACS. Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2013 ACS.

Foreign Born
Median Household Income $57,292
Median Household Income by U.S. Citizenship Status  
Naturalized citizens $60,599
Noncitizens $52,821
U.S. Born
Median Household Income $69,194
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
Home Ownership Rate

Note: 1) Refers to the percentage owner households represent among all occupied households. 2) Data for Alaska, Maine, Mississippi, South Dakota, Vermont, and West Virginia are from the U.S. Census Bureau's pooled 2011-2013 American Community Survey (ACS), and Montana, North Dakota, and Wyoming data are from pooled 2009-2013 ACS. Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2013 ACS. 3) The letter N Indicates that a number could not be provided by the Census Bureau because the number of sample cases was too small for this state.

Foreign Born
Home Ownership Rate 46.8%
Home Ownership Rate by Householder's U.S. Citizenship Status  
Naturalized citizens 59.2%
Noncitizens 27.6%
U.S. Born
Home Ownership Rate 64.6%
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
Health Insurance Coverage

Note: Since some people may hold both private and public health insurance coverage at the same time, estimates of those with public health insurance and those with public coverage may overlap. Their sum therefore may be greater than the total number of people with health insurance.

Foreign Born
Civilian noninstitutionalized population (%) 1,038,632
With health insurance 92.1%
With private health insurance
62.9%
With public coverage
37.5%
No health insurance coverage 7.9%
Health Insurance Coverage by U.S. Citizenship Status  
Naturalized Citizens (%) 543,846
With health insurance 95.8%
With private health insurance
69.6%
With public coverage
38.3%
No health insurance coverage 4.2%
Noncitizens (%) 494,786
With health insurance 88.1%
With private health insurance
55.6%
With public coverage
36.7%
No health insurance coverage 11.9%
U.S. Born
Civilian noninstitutionalized population (%) 5,575,022
With health insurance 97.0%
With private health insurance
76.6%
With public coverage
33.3%
No health insurance coverage 3.0%
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   

Sources: Migration Policy Institute tabulations of the U.S. Bureau of the Census’ American Community Survey (ACS) and Decennial Census. Unless stated otherwise, 2013 data are from the one-year ACS file. For information about ACS definitions, methodology, sampling error, and nonsampling error, click here. Estimates from the 1990 and 2000 Decennial Census data as well as ACS microdata are from Steven Ruggles, Matthew Sobek, Trent Alexander, Catherine A. Fitch, Ronald Goeken, Patricia Kelly Hall, Miriam King, and Chad Ronnander, "Integrated Public Use Microdata Series: Version 4.0" (Machine-readable database, Minnesota Population Center [producer and distributor], 2011).

Definitions

  • The term "foreign born" refers to people residing in the United States at the time of the population survey who were not U.S. citizens at birth. The foreign-born population includes naturalized U.S. citizens, lawful permanent immigrants (or green-card holders), refugees and asylees, certain legal nonimmigrants (including those on student, work, or some other temporary visas), and persons residing in the country without authorization.
  • The term "U.S. born" refers to people residing in the United States who were U.S. citizens in one of three categories: people born in one of the 50 states or the District of Columbia; people born in U.S. Insular Areas such as Puerto Rico or Guam; or people who were born abroad to at least one U.S. citizen parent.
  • Poverty status is not determined for unrelated individuals under the age of 15 (such as foster children) or for persons lacking conventional housing. 
  • The term “home ownership rate” refers to the percentage owner households represent among all occupied households.

Data-related notes

  • The letter N Indicates that a number could not be provided by the Census Bureau because the number of sample cases was too small for this state.
  • For “Poverty,” “Earnings,” “Median Household Income,” and “Home Ownership Rate”: Data for Alaska, Maine, Mississippi, South Dakota, Vermont, and West Virginia are from the U.S. Census Bureau's pooled 2011-2013 American Community Survey (ACS), and Montana, North Dakota, and Wyoming data are from pooled 2009-2013 ACS. Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2013 ACS.
  • “Health Insurance Coverage”: Since some people may hold both private and public health insurance coverage at the same time, estimates of those with public health insurance and those with public coverage may overlap. Their sum therefore may be greater than the total number of people with health insurance.