Massachusetts, United States

Massachusetts is a state in the northeastern region of the United States. Surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean on the east side, states of Connecticut and Rhode Island to the south, New Hampshire and Vermont to the north, and New York to the west. The capital of Massachusetts is Boston with over 80% of its population living in this city. Originally a heavy player in agriculture, trade and fishing this state has been modernized into a global leader in engineering, education, financial services and biotechnology.

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Official language English[1]
Spoken languages
  • English 77.4%
  • Spanish 8.6%
  • Portuguese 2.8%
  • Chinese 2.1%[2]
Demonym Bay Stater (official)[3] Massachusite (traditional)[4][5]


(and largest city)
Largest metro Greater Boston
Area Ranked 44th
 • Total 10,565[6] sq mi
(27,336 km2)
 • Width 183 miles (295 km)
 • Length 113 miles (182 km)
 • % water 25.7
 • Latitude 41° 14′ N to 42° 53′ N
 • Longitude 69° 56′ W to 73° 30′ W
Population Ranked 15th
 • Total 6,794,422 (2015 est) [7]
 • Density 840/sq mi  (324/km2)
Ranked 3rd [8]
 • Median household income $69,160 (2014) (7th)
 • Highest point Mount Greylock[9][10]
3,489 ft (1063.4 m)
 • Mean 500 ft  (150 m)
 • Lowest point Atlantic Ocean
sea level
Before statehood Province of Massachusetts Bay
Admission to Union February 6, 1788 (6th)
Governor Charlie Baker (R)
Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito (R)
Legislature General Court
 • Upper house Senate
 • Lower house House of Representatives
U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren (D)
Ed Markey (D)
U.S. House delegation 9 Democrats (list)
Time zone Eastern: UTC -5/-4
ISO 3166 US-MA
Abbreviations MA, Mass.