Fitchburg, Massachusetts Population 2024

41,322

Fitchburg is a city located in Worcester County Massachusetts. Fitchburg has a 2024 population of 41,322. Fitchburg is currently declining at a rate of -0.22% annually and its population has decreased by -0.81% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 41,659 in 2020.

The average household income in Fitchburg is $82,372 with a poverty rate of 13.91%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Fitchburg is 37.6 years, 38.8 years for males, and 36.4 years for females.

Fitchburg Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Fitchburg was:

  • White: 68.95%
  • Two or more races: 15.23%
  • Black or African American: 7.16%
  • Other race: 6.67%
  • Asian: 1.74%
  • Native American: 0.25%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
Land Area (mi²)
27.8 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,485.10/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-0.81% (-337)
The current population of Fitchburg, Massachusetts is 41,322 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 41,659.

Fitchburg, Massachusetts Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White28,69868.95%
Two or more races6,33815.23%
Black or African American2,9807.16%
Other race2,7786.67%
Asian7241.74%
Native American1030.25%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
showing: 7 rows

White

Two or more races

Black or African American

Other race

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Fitchburg Population by Race

Fitchburg Population Pyramid 2024

Fitchburg Median Age

37.6

Total

38.8

Male

36.4

Female

Fitchburg Adults

There are 33,133 adults, (5,939 of whom are seniors) in Fitchburg.

Fitchburg Age Dependency

53.1

Age Dependency Ratio

21.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

31.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Fitchburg Sex Ratio

Female21,53951.75%
Male20,08248.25%

Fitchburg Population by Age

Fitchburg Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All16,6452.455.744.3
Non Family6,9891.3143.456.6
Married5,9093.2376.623.4
Female2,6943.1741.658.4
Male1,0533.0755.844.2
showing: 5 rows

3.07

Average Family Size

2.4

Average Household Size

55.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Fitchburg Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Fitchburg Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Fitchburg Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 93.05%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among black people with a rate of 37.86%.

Fitchburg Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$47,602

Average Earnings

$50,913

Average Male

$44,343

Average Female

Fitchburg Earnings by Educational Attainment

Fitchburg Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Fitchburg Language

71.31% of Fitchburg residents speak only English, while 28.69% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 22.28% of the population.

Fitchburg Language

Fitchburg Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Hispanic12,5302,90523.18%
White23,0602,1589.36%
Multiple6,2021,51224.38%
Other2,75175327.37%
Black2,73829310.7%
Asian680527.65%
Native1032625.24%
showing: 7 rows

13.91%

Overall Poverty Rate

13.86%

Male Poverty Rate

13.96%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Fitchburg

The race most likely to be in poverty in Fitchburg is Other, with 27.37% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Fitchburg is Asian, with 7.65% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.73%. Among those working part-time, it was 15.23%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 27.86%.

Fitchburg Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade26.47%
High School15.88%
Some College8.67%
Bachelors or Greater5.03%
showing: 4 rows

Fitchburg Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed50.66%
Male Unemployed15.37%
Male Employed5.38%
Female Employed4.48%
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Fitchburg Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Fitchburg Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Fitchburg Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

37.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

39.0%

Male Marriage Rate

36.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Fitchburg Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Fitchburg Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Fitchburg Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Fitchburg Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

1,838

Number of Veterans

1,715

Male Veterans

123

Female Veterans

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Fitchburg Veterans by War

count

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Fitchburg Veterans by Age

count

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Fitchburg Veterans by Race

Fitchburg Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

4.4%

Veteran Poverty Rate

30.59%

Veteran Disability Rate

Fitchburg Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

66.3%

Labor Force Participation

61.1%

Employment Rate

7.7%

Unemployment Rate

Fitchburg Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Fitchburg Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Fitchburg Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

64.86%

Born in Fitchburg

89.78%

Native Born

10.22%

Foreign Born

5.34%

Non Citizen

4.88%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

89.78% of Fitchburg residents were born in the United States, with 64.86% having been born in Massachusetts. 5.34% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Fitchburg Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202940,872-90-0.22%
202840,962-90-0.22%
202741,052-90-0.22%
202641,142-90-0.22%
202541,232-90-0.22%
202441,322-90-0.22%
202341,412-90-0.22%
202241,502-90-0.22%
202141,592-67-0.16%
202041,6591,1862.93%
201940,473-248-0.61%
201840,721-29-0.07%
201740,750740.18%
201640,676-20-0.05%
201540,696190.05%
201440,677990.24%
201340,578580.14%
201240,520890.22%
201140,431-11-0.03%
201040,4421,3403.43%
200039,102-2,092-5.08%
199041,1941,6144.08%
198039,580-3,763-8.68%
197043,3433220.75%
196043,0213300.77%
195042,6918672.07%
194041,8241,1322.78%
193040,692-337-0.82%
192041,0293,2038.47%
191037,8266,29519.96%
190031,5319,49443.08%
189022,0379,60877.3%
188012,4291,16910.38%
187011,2603,45544.27%
18607,8052,68552.44%
18505,120
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Fitchburg Population by Year