By the Numbers: Men Versus Women in Massachusetts
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 6,984,723 people called Massachusetts home in 2021. That's an increase of 6.4 percent from 2010 when the population was 6,566,440 people.
There were 3,572,631 women in Massachusetts in 2021 but only 3,412,092 men. That's a difference of 160,539.
Women outnumbered men in 2010 by a margin of 3,390,251 to 3,176,189. There were 214,062 more women than men in Massachusetts in 2010.
The guys are closing the gap.
According to the census figures, the most populous age group for women in 2021 was 55-59 (251,469) compared to men (241,461) in the 55-59 age group. That's a difference of 10,008.
There were more men in the 30-34 age group than any other in 2021 (248,957) compared to women (248,350) in the 30-34 age group, a difference of only 607.
Oddly, in 2010 both sexes were most populous in the 45-49 age group, with 263,148 women and 251,606 men, a difference of 11,542.
Worth noting is that between 2010 and 2021, the share of the population that is zero to four years old decreased from 5.6 percent to five percent.
The share of the population that is 65 and older increased from 13.8 percent in 2010 to 17.4 percent in 2021.
The 65+ group was the fastest-growing between 2010 and 2021, with its population increasing by 34 percent. The 35 to 49 age group declined the most, dropping 6.4 percent between 2010 and 2021.
Between 2010 and 2021, the share of the population that is Hispanic/Latino grew the most, increasing by 3.2 percent to 12.8 percent of the total population. The white (non-Hispanic) population had the most significant decrease, dropping by 6.7 percent to 70.1 percent of the total population.
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