Massachusetts Facts, Stats and Information

Massachusetts Facts

  • U.S. State Name: Massachusetts
  • U.S. State Abbreviation: MA
  • U.S. Region: Northeastern United States
  • Admission to the Union: February 6th, 1788
  • Total Area: 10,554 sq. mi.
  • Total Population: 7,029,917 (2020 USCB)
  • Capital City: Boston, MA
  • Largest City: Boston, MA

33 Massachusetts Facts

  1. Massachusetts is one of the 50 states of the United States of America.
  2. Massachusetts was the 6th state to join the United States on February 6, 1788.
  3. Massachusetts is in the northeastern region of the United States.
  4. Massachusetts is the 44th largest U.S. state, covering a total of 10,554.39 square miles or 0.28% of the total area of the United States.
  5. Massachusetts's 10,554.39 square miles is 73.90% land and 26.10% surface water.
  6. Massachusetts is ranked 44th with the most land area in the United States, with 7,800.06 square miles of land area.
  7. Massachusetts is ranked 16th with the most water area in the United States, with 2,754.33 square miles of water area.
  8. Massachusetts is the 15th most populated U.S. state with a population of 7,029,917 or 2.13% of the total population of the United States.
  9. The state capital of Massachusetts is the city of Boston.
  10. Massachusetts is divided into 14 counties statewide.
  11. Middlesex County is the most populated county in Massachusetts
  12. The most populated city in Massachusetts is Boston with an estimated 699,927 residents.
  13. The five most populated city in Massachusetts are Boston, Worcester, Springfield, Cambridge and Lowell.
  14. A native or resident Massachusetts is called a Bay Stater.
  15. Massachusetts's average elevation statewide is 500 feet.
  16. Massachusetts's highest elevation point is Mount Greylock at 3,489 feet.
  17. Massachusetts's lowest elevation point is the Atlantic Ocean at 0 feet.
  18. Massachusetts is all in the Eastern Time Zone (ET).
  19. The two letter abbreviation for Massachusetts is MA.
  20. The ISO 3166 code for Massachusetts is US-MA.
  21. Massachusetts is called the Bay State and the Old Colony State.
  22. The estimated median household income in Massachusetts is $85,843.
  23. Massachusetts is the 3rd most expensive U.S. state to buy a home with an estimated median home price of $422,856.
  24. Massachusetts is ranked 4th on the cost of living index out of all 50 U.S. states.
  25. Massachusetts has the 17th oldest population in the United States with a median age of 39.7.
  26. Massachusetts's average temperature is 48.14°F making it the 36th warmest state in the United States.
  27. Massachusetts on average has 48.42 inches of precipitation per year, making it the 12th wettest U.S. state.
  28. The hottest temperature ever recorded in Massachusetts was 107 °F on Saturday, August 2, 1975, in New Bedford, MA.
  29. The coldest temperature ever recorded in Massachusetts was -40 °F on Sunday, January 22, 1984, in Chester, MA.
  30. Massachusetts's official state motto is "Ense petit placidam sub libertate quietem" (Latin: By the sword we seek peace, but peace only under liberty).
  31. Massachusetts's official state bird is the Black-capped chickadee (Poecile atricapilla).
  32. Massachusetts's official state tree is the American Elm (Ulmus americana).
  33. Massachusetts's official state flower is the Mayflower (Epigaea repens).

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