The Commonwealth of Massachusetts is the most populous state in the New England region of the northeastern United States.  The capital of Massachusetts is Boston, which is also the most populous city in all of New England.  The Greater Boston metropolitan area is home to 5.5 million residents — more than 80% of the state’s population.  Massachusetts is 44th in size, ranks 15th in population, and 3rd in the country for density of population.  Massachusetts has been ranked as one of the top states in the United States for citizens to live in, and well as one of the most expensive.

Quick Stats

Population:  6.9 million people

Median Household Income:  $77,400

Population Density:  804 people/square mile

Median Home Sales Price:  $433,900

Median Price to Rent:  $2,550/month

On average, home values have gone up about 3.3% over the past year.

Boston, Massachusetts skyline