Lowell, Massachusetts Population 2021

110,267
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Lowell is a city located in Middlesex County Massachusetts. With a 2020 population of 110,267, it is the 5th largest city in Massachusetts (after Boston, , , and ) and the 278th largest city in the United States . Lowell is currently declining at a rate of -0.33% annually but its population has increased by 3.52% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 106,519 in 2010. Lowell reached it's highest population of in . Spanning over 15 miles, Lowell has a population density of 8,104 people per square mile.

The average household income in Lowell is $72,670 with a poverty rate of 18.95%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,158 per month, and the median house value is $269,800. The median age in Lowell is 33.5 years, 32 years for males, and 34.9 years for females.

Lowell Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Lowellwas:

  • White: 60.96%
  • Asian: 23.04%
  • Black or African American: 8.03%
  • Other race: 4.53%
  • Two or more races: 2.53%
  • Native American: 0.77%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.15%
The current population of Lowell, Massachusetts is 110,267 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 110,997.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 106,519.

Lowell, Massachusetts Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White67,84960.96%
Asian25,64723.04%
Black or African American8,9348.03%
Some Other Race5,0424.53%
Two or More Races2,8152.53%
American Indian and Alaska Native8540.77%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander1650.15%
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Lowell Population by Race

Lowell Population Pyramid $2021

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Lowell Median Age

33.5


Total

32


Male

34.9


Female

Lowell Adults

There are 87,703 adults, (12,216 of whom are seniors) in Lowell.

Lowell Age Dependency

47.5

Age Dependency Ratio

16.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

31.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Lowell Sex Ratio

Female

55,689

50.03%

Male

55,617

49.97%

Lowell Population by Age

Lowell Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Lowell Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Female28.9%71.1%
Non Family31.7%68.3%
Male34.2%65.8%
All42.3%57.7%
Married63%37%

42.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Lowell Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All39,4212.742.3
Non Family15,1611.4531.7
Married13,7793.5563
Female7,5233.4528.9
Male2,9583.3334.2

3.35

Average Family Size

2.7

Average Household Size

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Lowell Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade7,44410.33%
9th to 12th Grade5,5917.76%
High School Graduate24,90434.54%
Some College12,39317.19%
Associates Degree4,4156.12%
Bachelors Degree10,19214.14%
Graduate Degree7,1569.93%
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Lowell Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Lowell Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White38,31934,27410,757
Asian16,17311,3823,814
Hispanic11,1297,4551,339
Black5,4064,8891,246
Other Race3,4112,200293
2+ Races1,166990299
Native American40535832
Islander968516

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 90.44%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 28.07%.

Lowell Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$40,418$46,925$32,915
Less Than 9th Grade$30,099$34,520$24,410
High School Graduate$35,521$41,866$26,926
Some College$40,338$47,320$34,075
Bachelors Degree$50,710$54,959$46,407
Graduate Degree$62,639$68,713$56,721

$40,418

Average Earnings

$46,925

Average Male

$32,915

Average Female

Lowell Earnings by Educational Attainment

Lowell Language by Age

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Lowell Language

57.93% of Lowell residents speak only English, while 42.07% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 15.78% of the population.

Lowell Language

Lowell Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic19,5917,28637.19%
White51,1977,14713.96%
Asian24,9003,53714.20%
Other4,8911,93339.52%
Black8,4661,58918.77%
Multiple2,63064224.41%
Native85418221.31%

18.95%

Overall Poverty Rate

18.84%

Male Poverty Rate

19.06%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Lowell

The race most likely to be in poverty in Lowell is Other, with 39.52% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Lowell is White, with 13.96% 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 21.65%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 35.88%.

Lowell Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade27.68%
High School17.75%
Some College10.70%
Bachelors or Greater7.41%

Lowell Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed34.40%
Female Unemployed32.12%
Female Employed8.90%
Male Employed7.17%

Lowell Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Lowell Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$56,878$72,670
Families$67,963$83,434
Married Families$92,947$106,902
Non Families$33,117$50,115
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Income by Household Type

Lowell Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

35.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

36.1%

Male Marriage Rate

34.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Lowell Married by Age and Sex

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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 55-64.

Lowell Marital Status by Race

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Lowell Marital Status

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3,299

Number of Veterans

3,184

Male Veterans

115

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam1,019
Second Gulf War578
First Gulf War471
Korea257
World War II139

Lowell Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74853
55 to 64821
35 to 54720
75+612
18 to 34293

Lowell Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White2,7675.04%
Black2754.02%
Hispanic1631.19%
Asian1230.63%
Other Race731.80%
2+ Races493.09%
Native American121.92%

Lowell Veterans by Race

Lowell Veterans by Education

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12.04%

Veteran Poverty Rate

29.02%

Veteran Disability Rate

Lowell Veterans by Education

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66.2%

Labor Force Participation

62.4%

Employment Rate

5.8%

Unemployment Rate

Lowell Employment by Age

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Lowell Employment by Race

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Lowell Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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55.58%

Born in Lowell

71.58%

Native Born

28.42%

Foreign Born

13.89%

Non Citizen

14.53%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

71.58% of Lowell residents were born in the United States, with 55.58% having been born in Massachusetts. 13.89% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Lowell Place of Birth

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2021110,267-365-0.33%
2020110,632-365-0.33%
2019110,997-365-0.33%
2018111,362-376-0.34%
2017111,7385120.46%
2016111,226840.08%
2015111,1426050.55%
2014110,5377800.71%
2013109,7579540.88%
2012108,8031,0290.95%
2011107,7749920.93%
2010106,7821,6150.15%
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%

Lowell Population by Year