Lowell, Massachusetts Population 2020

112,626

Lowell is a city located in Massachusetts. With a 2020 population of 112,626, it is the 5th largest city in Massachusetts (after Boston, Worcester, Springfield, and Cambridge) and the 269th largest city in the United States. Lowell is currently growing at a rate of 0.43% annually and its population has increased by 5.73% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 106,519 in 2010. Lowell reached it's highest population of 112,759 in 1920. Spanning over 15 miles, Lowell has a population density of 8,277 people per square mile.

The average household income in Lowell is $67,776 with a poverty rate of 20.72%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,111 per month, and the median house value is $251,300. The median age in Lowell is 33.2 years, 31.5 years for males, and 34.7 years for females. For every 100 females there are 100.4 males.

Lowell Demographics

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

  • White: 60.88%
  • Asian: 23.16%
  • Black or African American: 7.38%
  • Other race: 5.56%
  • Two or more races: 2.31%
  • Native American: 0.65%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.07%
The current population of Lowell, Massachusetts is 112,626, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 111,670.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 106,519.

Lowell, Massachusetts Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White67,73260.88%
Asian25,76023.16%
Black or African American8,2067.38%
Some Other Race6,1845.56%
Two or More Races2,5702.31%
American Indian and Alaska Native7190.65%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander780.07%

Lowell Population Pyramid 2020

Lowell Median Age

33.2


Total

31.5


Male

34.7


Female

Lowell Adults

There are 87,001 adults, (11,819 of whom are seniors) in Lowell.

Lowell Age Dependency

48

Age Dependency Ratio

15.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

32.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Lowell Sex Ratio

Female

55,507

49.89%

Male

55,742

50.11%

Lowell Households and Families

Lowell Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Lowell Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married62.8%37.2%
All42.4%57.6%
Male38.2%61.8%
Non Family31.4%68.6%
Female28.4%71.6%

42.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All38,8292.7442.4
Non Family14,6401.4231.4
Married13,6453.5662.8
Female7,6433.5128.4
Male2,9013.5238.2

3.39

Average Family Size

2.74

Average Household Size

6.8%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.5%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Lowell Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade8,01211.21%
9th to 12th Grade6,2228.71%
High School Graduate24,34234.07%
Some College11,80516.52%
Associates Degree4,6326.48%
Bachelors Degree9,64513.50%
Graduate Degree6,7859.50%

Lowell Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White38,13533,73710,228
Asian16,06110,9153,751
Hispanic11,4087,3321,252
Black4,8864,3161,051
Other Race3,7102,236200
Multiple Races901800261
Native American36831931
Islander4230

The highest rate of high school graduation is among multiple races people with a rate of 88.79%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among multiple races people with a rate of 28.97%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$37,384$42,355$31,728
Less Than High School$26,560$32,213$21,950
High School Grad$32,161$37,699$26,042
Some College$39,649$46,181$33,267
Bachelors Degree$49,316$54,033$44,357
Graduate Degree$59,258$67,393$54,041

$37,384

Average Earnings

$42,355

Average Male

$31,728

Average Female

Lowell Language

Lowell Language by Age

Lowell Language

56.45% of Lowell residents speak only English, while 43.55% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 15.89% of the population.

Lowell Poverty

Lowell Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic20,4128,13039.83%
White51,1967,25014.16%
Asian25,0514,35517.38%
Other6,0273,03750.39%
Black7,7611,77322.84%
Multiple2,34559325.29%
Native71924033.38%

20.72%

Overall Poverty Rate

20.46%

Male Poverty Rate

20.98%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Lowell

The race most likely to be in poverty in Lowell is Other, with 50.39% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Lowell is White, with 14.16% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.09%. Among those working part-time, it was 23.59%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 37.74%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School31.08%
High School18.58%
Some College11.56%
Bachelors or Greater7.84%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed37.26%
Male Unemployed33.93%
Female Employed9.55%
Male Employed8.11%

Lowell Income

Lowell Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$51,987$67,776
Families$62,310$77,374
Married Families$86,648$99,421
Non Families$31,008$46,601

Lowell Marital Status

Lowell Marital Status

Marriage Rates

35.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

36.5%

Male Marriage Rate

34.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Lowell Married by Age and Sex

Lowell 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.

Lowell Marital Status by Race

Lowell Veterans

3,500

Number of Veterans

3,320

Male Veterans

180

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam1,061
Second Gulf War604
First Gulf War466
Korea284
World War II186
Age Group Veterans
65 to 74961
55 to 64811
35 to 54741
75+662
18 to 34325
Name Veterans % of Total
White2,9945.50%
Black2554.08%
Hispanic1781.26%
Asian1100.56%
Other851.82%
2 or More463.39%
Indian101.89%

$Lowell Veterans by Education

14.45%

Veteran Poverty Rate

29.22%

Veteran Disability Rate

Lowell Employment Status

65.4%

Labor Force Participation

60.7%

Employment Rate

7.1%

Unemployment Rate

Lowell 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

54.95%

Born in Massachusetts

71.74%

Native Born

28.26%

Foreign Born

13.95%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

71.74% of Lowell residents were born in the United States, with 54.95% having been born in Massachusetts. 13.95% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2020112,6264780.43%
2019112,1484780.43%
2018111,670-58-0.05%
2017111,7284780.43%
2016111,2501010.09%
2015111,1496080.55%
2014110,5417730.70%
2013109,7689630.89%
2012108,8051,0380.96%
2011107,7679800.92%
2010106,7871,6200.15%
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%