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0.48% growth
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2.15% decline
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0.85% growth
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0.82% growth


The economy of Lowell, MA employs 52,649 people. The economy of Lowell, MA is specialized in Manufacturing; Admin., Support, Waste Management Services; and Healthcare & Social Assistance, which employ respectively 1.63; 1.31; and 1.24 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Lowell, MA are Healthcare & Social Assistance (9,088), Manufacturing (8,319), and Retail trade (5,551), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($55,913), Real Estate, Rental & Leasing ($44,891), and Utilities ($40,648).

Median household income in Lowell, MA is $46,972. Males in Lowell, MA have an average income that is 1.27 times higher than the average income of females, which is $42,368. The income inequality of Lowell, MA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.417 which is lower than the national average.


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Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Lowell, MA. In Middlesex County, MA the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 25-34 and 25-34, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 128 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $9,120. Suffolk County, MA has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Massachusetts.


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The closest comparable data for the census place of Lowell, MA is from the county of Middlesex County, MA.

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Lowell, MA is home to a population of 109,871 people, from which 87.9% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Lowell, MA is composed of 54,291 White residents (49.4%), 23,114 Asian residents (21%), 21,356 Hispanic residents (19.4%), 7,322 Black residents (6.66%), and 2,311 Two+ residents (2.1%). The most common foreign languages in Lowell, MA are Spanish (14,376 speakers), Mon-Khmer, Cambodian (12,058 speakers), and Portuguese (5,047 speakers), but compared to other places, Lowell, MA has a relative high number of Mon-Khmer, Cambodian (12,058 speakers), Laotian (1,223 speakers), and Portuguese (5,047 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Lowell, MA awarded 4,328 degrees. The student population of Lowell, MA is skewed away from females, with 2,346 male students and 1,982 female students. Most students in Lowell, MA are White (2,768 and 64%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (354 and 8.18%), Asian (311 and 7.19%), and Black or African American (247 and 5.71%). The largest universities in Lowell, MA by number of graduates are University of Massachusetts-Lowell (4,085 and 94.4%), Lincoln Technical Institute-Lowell (194 and 4.48%), and Lowell Academy Hairstyling Institute (49 and 1.13%). The most popular majors in Lowell, MA are General Business Administration & Management (436 and 10.1%), Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement Administration (260 and 6.01%), and General Psychology (234 and 5.41%). The median tuition costs in Lowell, MA are N/A for private four year colleges, and $13,932 and $30,500 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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Housing & Living

The median property value in Lowell, MA is $234,100, which is 1.14 times larger than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $232,200 to $234,100, a 0.82% increase. The homeownership rate of Lowell, MA is 42%, which is lower than the national average of 63.6%. People in Lowell, MA have an average commute time of 24.8 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Lowell, MA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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