Lowell, Massachusetts Population 2018

Lowell, Massachusetts's estimated population is 111,346 according to the most recent United States census estimates. Lowell, Massachusetts is the 5th largest city in Massachusetts based on official 2017 estimates from the US Census Bureau.

The population density is 8195.73 people/mi² (3164.37 people/km²), with a household density of 1172.52 people/km² (3036.83 people/mi²).

The overall median age is 32.9 years, 31.5 years for males, and 34.3 years for females. For every 100 females there are 100.9 males.

Based on data from the American Community Survey, in 2017 there were 41,258 households in the city, with an average size of people per household. The homeowner vacancy rate was 1.1%, with a median rent of $1041/month. The median house has 4.8 rooms, and has a value of $234,100.

The median income for households in Lowell, Massachusetts is $46,972, while the mean household income is $61,605. The per capita income is $, and % of families and % of individuals are below the federal poverty line. % of those under 18 are in poverty, and % of those 65 years or older.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2017111,346-126-0.11%
2016111,4721310.12%
2015111,3417410.67%
2014110,6006290.57%
2013109,9711,1551.06%
2012108,8161,0901.01%
2011107,7269870.92%
2010106,7391,5720.15%
2000105,1671,7280.17%
1990103,43911,0211.13%
198092,418-1,821-0.19%
197094,2392,1320.23%
196092,107-5,142-0.54%
195097,249-4,140-0.42%
1940101,3891,1550.11%
1930100,234-12,525-1.17%
1920112,7596,4650.59%
1910106,29411,3251.13%
190094,96917,2732.03%
189077,69618,2212.71%
188059,47518,5473.81%
187040,9284,1011.06%
186036,8273,4440.99%
185033,38312,5874.85%
184020,79614,32212.38%
18306,4740.00%

Population by Race

Race Population
White64,569
Asian23,292
Some Other Race10,282
Black or African American7,955
Two or More Races3,255
American Indian and Alaska Native471
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander47

Race Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey)

Lowell Ma Population Pyramid 2018

0%2%4%6%8%10% Male Population0%2%4%6%8%10% Female Population80757065605550454035302520151050

Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S0101

Lowell Ma Median Age

32.9


Total

31.5


Male

34.3


Female

Lowell Ma Adults

There are 84,820 adults, (11,097 of which are seniors) in Lowell Ma.

Lowell Ma Age Dependency

49

Age Dependency Ratio

15.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

33.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Lowell Ma Sex Ratio

Female

54,679

49.77%

Male

55,192

50.23%

Lowell Ma Households and Families

Lowell Ma Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Lowell Ma Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married64.1%35.9%
All42%58%
Male35.6%64.4%
Non Family31.4%68.6%
Female26.3%73.7%

42.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Lowell Ma Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All38,7352.7142
Non Family14,6451.3831.4
Married13,5053.5364.1
Female7,9593.4726.3
Male2,6263.6535.6

3.35

Average Family Size

2.71

Average Household Size

7.9%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.5%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Lowell Ma Households

Lowell Ma Education

Lowell Ma Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade7,56310.78%
9th to 12th Grade6,6579.49%
High School Graduate23,61133.67%
Some College11,84316.89%
Associates Degree4,8196.87%
Bachelors Degree9,18513.10%
Graduate Degree6,4579.21%

Lowell Ma Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White38,82033,3329,985
Asian14,0969,7493,216
Hispanic11,3167,600981
Other Race5,6453,821492
Black4,5543,9391,026
Multiple Races1,152923280
Native American24520431
Islander199

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 86.50%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among black people with a rate of 25.72%.

Lowell Ma Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$34,340$38,372$31,341
Less Than High School$23,844$26,525$22,165
High School Grad$30,685$33,372$26,577
Some College$35,736$40,232$31,790
Bachelors Degree$48,435$51,547$45,649
Graduate Degree$57,280$64,735$51,525

$34,340

Average Earnings

$38,372

Average Male

$31,341

Average Female

Lowell Ma Language

Lowell Ma Language by Age

Lowell Ma Language

56.49% of Lowell Ma residents speak only English, while 43.51% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Asian, which is spoken by 15.18% of the population.

Lowell Ma Poverty

Lowell Ma Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic20,9068,21039.27%
White50,9787,39114.50%
Asian22,7194,41519.43%
Other10,1154,34642.97%
Black7,4931,95326.06%
Multiple3,07786828.21%
Native46316134.77%

21.52%

Overall Poverty Rate

21.39%

Male Poverty Rate

21.65%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Lowell Ma

The race most likely to be in poverty in Lowell Ma is Other, with 42.97% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Lowell Ma is White, with 14.50% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.51%. Among those working part-time, it was 23.78%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 36.56%.

Lowell Ma Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School29.25%
High School19.49%
Some College13.59%
Bachelors or Greater6.88%

Lowell Ma Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Female Unemployed41.93%
Male Unemployed35.40%
Female Employed9.72%
Male Employed8.92%

Lowell Ma Income

Lowell Ma Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$46,972$61,605
Families$55,999$70,773
Married Families$81,230$91,465
Non Families$27,364$41,205

Lowell Ma Marital Status

Lowell Ma Marital Status

Marriage Rates

35.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

35.9%

Male Marriage Rate

35.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Lowell Ma Married by Age and Sex

Lowell Ma Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35To44.

Lowell Ma Marital Status by Race

Lowell Ma Veterans

Lowell Ma Veterans by War

3,721

Number of Veterans

3,468

Male Veterans

253

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam1,079
Second Gulf War550
First Gulf War428
Korea348
World War II305

Lowell Ma Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
35 to 54948
65 to 74889
75+852
55 to 64694
18 to 34338

Lowell Ma Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White3,1605.98%
Black2324.09%
Hispanic1961.42%
Other1261.80%
Asian1080.62%
2 or More936.31%
Indian20.56%

Lowell Ma Veterans by Education

15.42%

Veteran Poverty Rate

31.23%

Veteran Disability Rate

Lowell Ma Employment Status

Lowell Ma Employment by Age

66.6%

Labor Force Participation

60.1%

Employment Rate

9.6%

Unemployment Rate

Lowell Ma Employment by Race

Lowell Ma Employment by Education

Lowell Ma Place of Birth

Origin of Non Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

57.76%

Born in Massachusetts

74.32%

Native Born

25.68%

Foreign Born

12.14%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

74.32% of Lowell Ma residents were born in the United States, with 57.76% having been born in Massachusetts. 12.14% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.