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
Postal CodeThe Massachusetts postal code is MA. This abbreviation has been used since the USPS first established official codes in October 1963.
Gender RatioGender Ratio: 94 Men to 100 Women
Male Population: 6,541,648 men
Female Population: 6,949,168 women
State FlagThe 2 main colors in the Massachusetts flag are #FFFFFF and #1F2C5C
Population and AreaPopulation: 6,745,408 people
Land Area: 7,800 square miles
Population Density: 6,745,408 people per square mile
Areas Codes in Massachusetts (11)
Massachusetts Counties (14)
|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|