Massachusetts Massachusetts State Facts

There are fewer men than woman in Massachusetts. The overall gender ratio is 94 men to 100 women.

The Massachusetts flag was adopted on March 21, 1971. The flag has been ranked the 25th best U.S. flag by a leading Vexillology Organization.

The Massachusetts quarter was the 6th quarter released overall. The quarter was released on January 3, 2000.

Recent estimates put Massachusetts's population at around 6,745,000 people (14th out of 56).The population density is 864.8 people per square mile (5th out of 56).

Someone from Massachusetts is known as a Massachusettsan. View our List of Adjectival and Demonyms for all the States.

Massachusetts was the 6th state when it joined the United States on February 6, 1788. Prior to 1788, Massachusetts was known as "Province of Massachusetts Bay."

Essential Massachusetts Facts

  • MA
    Postal Code
    The Massachusetts postal code is MA. This abbreviation has been used since the USPS first established official codes in October 1963.
  • Gender Ratio
    Gender Ratio: 94 Men to 100 Women
    Male Population: 3,270,824 men
    Female Population: 3,474,584 women
  • State Flag
    The 2 main colors in the Massachusetts flag are #FFFFFF and #1F2C5C
  • State Quarter
    The Massachusetts Quarter was released in January 01, 2000.
    Total Mintage: 1.16 billion.
    Engraver: Thomas D. Rodgers
  • Population and Area
    Population: 6,745,408 people
    Land Area: 7,800 square miles
    Population Density: 6,745,408 people per square mile

Areas Codes in Massachusetts (11)

  • 339
  • 351
  • 401
  • 413
  • 508
  • 617
  • 774
  • 781
  • 857
  • 860
  • 978

Massachusetts Counties (14)

County Top Cities
Barnstable County Barnstable, Brewster, Buzzards Bay, Cataumet, Centerville, and Chatham
Berkshire County Adams, Ashley Falls, Becket, Berkshire, Cheshire, and Dalton
Bristol County Acushnet, Assonet, Attleboro, Attleboro Falls, Berkley, and Chartley
Dukes County Chilmark, Cuttyhunk, Edgartown, Menemsha, Oak Bluffs, and Vineyard Haven
Essex County Amesbury, Andover, Beverly, Boxford, Byfield, and Danvers
Franklin County Ashfield, Bernardston, Buckland, Charlemont, Colrain, and Conway
Hampden County Agawam, Blandford, Bondsville, Brimfield, Chester, and Chicopee
Hampshire County Amherst, Belchertown, Chesterfield, Cummington, Easthampton, and Florence
Middlesex County Acton, Arlington, Arlington Heights, Ashby, Ashland, and Auburndale
Nantucket County Nantucket and Siasconset
Norfolk County Avon, Babson Park, Bellingham, Braintree, Brookline, and Brookline Village
Plymouth County Abington, Accord, Brant Rock, Bridgewater, Brockton, and Bryantville
Suffolk County Allston, Boston, Brighton, Charlestown, Chelsea, and Dorchester
Worcester County Ashburnham, Athol, Auburn, Baldwinville, Barre, and Berlin
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