Massachusetts Population, Area, and Density
The population of Massachusetts is 6,745,408 people based on the U.S. Census Bureau's 2014 estimate. Massachusetts is ranked number 14 out of 56 U.S. States and Territories in terms of highest population. This is 17.0% above the national average of 5,763,868 people.
The total area in Massachusetts is 10,554.5 square miles. There state is 73.9% land and 26.1% water. The population density in Massachusetts is 864.8 people per square mile (5th out of 56).
Population Density CalculationPopulation Density = Total Population ÷ Total Land Area
Population Density = 6,745,408 people ÷ 7,800.0 sq mi
Population Density = 864.8 people per sq mile
|Population||6,745,408 (14th out of 56)||6,547,629 (14th out of 56)||6,349,097 (13th out of 56)|
|Difference||17.0% above avg||17.2% above avg||24.5% above avg|
|Total Area||10,554.5 mi2||27,336 km2||6,754,862 acres||(44th out of 56)|
|Land Area||7,800.0 mi2||20,202 km2||4,992,015 acres||(73.9%)|
|Water Area||2,754.5 mi2||7,134 km2||1,762,847 acres||(26.1%)|
|National Average||4,821.4 mi2||12,487 km2||3,085,666 acres|
|Density (people per sq mi)||864.8 (5th out of 56)||839.4 (5th out of 56)||814.0 (5th out of 56)|
|Average (people per sq mi)||434.9||415.6||398.2|
|Difference||98.9% above avg||102.0% above avg||104.4% above avg|