The One Minute Geographer: Massachusetts (4): Demography, Social Well-Being and Immigration

Jim Fonseca
5 min readApr 4, 2022
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What’s up with the 7 million people in Massachusetts? Population grew 7.4% from 2010 to 2020, a rate exactly the same as the US as a whole. Massachusetts, of course, is a very urbanized state, ranking second, after New Jersey, with 92% of its population living in densely urbanized regions.

Jim Fonseca

Geography professor (retired) writes The One Minute Geographer featuring This Fragile Earth. Top writer in Transportation and, in past months, Travel.