Fitchburg, Massachusetts Population 2020

41,122

Fitchburg is a city located in Massachusetts. With a 2020 population of 41,122, it is the 33rd largest city in Massachusetts and the 953rd largest city in the United States. Fitchburg is currently growing at a rate of 0.29% annually and its population has increased by 1.99% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 40,318 in 2010. Fitchburg reached it's highest population of 43,343 in 1970. Spanning over 28 miles, Fitchburg has a population density of 1,478 people per square mile.

The average household income in Fitchburg is $69,203 with a poverty rate of 16.37%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $995 per month, and the median house value is $190,900. The median age in Fitchburg is 35.7 years, 35.2 years for males, and 37 years for females. For every 100 females there are 98.1 males.

Fitchburg Demographics

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

  • White: 80.59%
  • Other race: 6.42%
  • Black or African American: 4.92%
  • Two or more races: 4.07%
  • Asian: 3.59%
  • Native American: 0.40%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Fitchburg, Massachusetts is 41,122, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 40,882.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 40,318.

Fitchburg, Massachusetts Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White32,83180.59%
Some Other Race2,6176.42%
Black or African American2,0034.92%
Two or More Races1,6594.07%
Asian1,4633.59%
American Indian and Alaska Native1640.40%

Fitchburg Population Pyramid 2020

Fitchburg Median Age

35.7


Total

35.2


Male

37


Female

Fitchburg Adults

There are 31,631 adults, (5,555 of whom are seniors) in Fitchburg.

Fitchburg Age Dependency

56.2

Age Dependency Ratio

21.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

34.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Fitchburg Sex Ratio

Female

20,567

50.49%

Male

20,170

49.51%

Fitchburg Households and Families

Fitchburg Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Fitchburg Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married73.3%26.7%
All52.9%47.1%
Male48.7%51.3%
Non Family41.5%58.5%
Female29.6%70.4%

52.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All14,8172.6252.9
Married6,0393.3173.3
Non Family5,5141.3441.5
Female2,4013.529.6
Male8633.4948.7

3.22

Average Family Size

2.62

Average Household Size

9.3%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Fitchburg Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,6606.30%
9th to 12th Grade2,85210.82%
High School Graduate9,08934.48%
Some College4,85218.41%
Associates Degree2,3668.98%
Bachelors Degree3,72714.14%
Graduate Degree1,8166.89%

Fitchburg Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White18,56816,5884,565
Hispanic5,6113,469271
Other Race1,44181836
Black1,030807283
Asian891653284
Multiple Races660506121
Native American1228163

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 89.34%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among native american people with a rate of 51.64%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$38,572$42,066$34,908
Less Than High School$30,349$32,759$21,320
High School Grad$34,164$40,363$25,811
Some College$38,377$45,188$32,480
Bachelors Degree$48,822$57,727$45,801
Graduate Degree$74,119$85,469$68,382

$38,572

Average Earnings

$42,066

Average Male

$34,908

Average Female

Fitchburg Language

Fitchburg Language by Age

Fitchburg Language

72.25% of Fitchburg residents speak only English, while 27.75% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 20.54% of the population.

Fitchburg Poverty

Fitchburg Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic10,3783,16630.51%
White24,7432,4669.97%
Other2,58757922.38%
Multiple1,55539725.53%
Black1,85438720.87%
Asian1,40632322.97%
Native1597547.17%

16.37%

Overall Poverty Rate

15.35%

Male Poverty Rate

17.37%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Fitchburg

The race most likely to be in poverty in Fitchburg is Native, with 47.17% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Fitchburg is White, with 9.97% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.15%. Among those working part-time, it was 18.02%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 29.03%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School26.86%
High School14.50%
Some College10.76%
Bachelors or Greater3.76%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed42.52%
Male Unemployed30.54%
Female Employed8.62%
Male Employed5.61%

Fitchburg Income

Fitchburg Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$55,277$69,203
Families$66,538$79,197
Married Families$85,765-
Non Families$38,837$46,474

Fitchburg Marital Status

Fitchburg Marital Status

Marriage Rates

38.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

40.2%

Male Marriage Rate

37.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Fitchburg Married by Age and Sex

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 35-44.

Fitchburg Marital Status by Race

Fitchburg Veterans

2,500

Number of Veterans

2,333

Male Veterans

167

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam611
First Gulf War513
Second Gulf War284
Korea230
World War II152
Age Group Veterans
35 to 54785
75+655
55 to 64562
65 to 74371
18 to 34127
Name Veterans % of Total
White2,3308.98%
Hispanic1502.17%
Black784.92%
2 or More778.94%
Asian110.91%
Other40.21%

$Fitchburg Veterans by Education

4.18%

Veteran Poverty Rate

27.44%

Veteran Disability Rate

Fitchburg Employment Status

65.5%

Labor Force Participation

59.4%

Employment Rate

9.1%

Unemployment Rate

Fitchburg 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

63.22%

Born in Massachusetts

88.90%

Native Born

11.10%

Foreign Born

5.19%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

88.90% of Fitchburg residents were born in the United States, with 63.22% having been born in Massachusetts. 5.19% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202041,1221200.29%
201941,0021200.29%
201840,882820.20%
201740,8001200.29%
201640,680-6-0.01%
201540,686180.04%
201440,668960.24%
201340,572590.15%
201240,513910.23%
201140,422-21-0.05%
201040,4431,3410.34%
200039,102-2,092-0.52%
199041,1941,6140.40%
198039,580-3,763-0.90%
197043,3433220.07%
196043,0213300.08%
195042,6918670.21%
194041,8241,1320.27%
193040,692-337-0.08%
192041,0293,2030.82%
191037,8266,2951.84%
190031,5319,4943.65%
189022,0379,6085.89%
188012,4291,1690.99%
187011,2603,4553.73%
18607,8052,6854.31%
18505,1200.00%