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Profiles of Massachusetts


This volume provides detailed demographic and statistical data on the 618 Populated Places in the states of Massachusetts. Profiles Of Massachusetts provides data on all populated communities and counties in the states for which the US Census provides individual statistics. This edition also includes profiles of 104 unincorporated places based on US Census data by zip code.

• Demographics on each County & Individual City or Town
• Detailed Data on School Districts
• Hispanic & Asian Population Statistics
• Informative Statistics & Rankings on Ancestry Groups
• Weather Statistics
• Comparative Ranking Charts

About Massachusetts
In full color, this section gives the researcher a real sense of the nation’s sixth state and its history, and includes a photo gallery, demographic maps, and comprehensive sections on Massachusetts’ government, land, and natural resources. With charts and maps, these 40 pages help to anchor the researcher to both physical and political aspects of the state.

Demographic Profiles
The careful layout gives the user an easy-to-read snapshot of every single place and county in Massachusetts, from the biggest metropolis to the smallest unincorporated hamlet. Each profile contains complete data sets on various topics such as History, Geography, Climate, Population, Vital Statistics, Economy, Income, Taxes, Education, Housing, Health & Environment, Public Safety and more. The richness of each profile is astounding in its depth, all packed in an easy-to-navigate, compact format.

New categories to this edition include data on public and private health insurance, language spoken at home, people with disabilities and veterans. In addition to place profiles, this section includes a Place Name Index.

School District Data
Users will have immediate access to a snapshot profile of each district serving 1,500 or more students. This section begins with an Educational State Profile, summarizing number of schools, students, diplomas
granted and educational dollars spent. Following the state profile are School District Rankings on 16 topics
ranging from Teacher/Student Ratios to High School Drop-Out Rates. Following these rankings are
statewide National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) results and data from the Massachusetts
Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS)—an overview of student performance by subject, including
easy-to-read charts and graphs.

Hispanic, Asian & Ancestry Group Statistics
Here, users will find need-to-know data on the Hispanic and Asian population of each state, along with data on all ancestry groups reported. Details include population concentrations, income, educational attainment and much more.

Detailed Weather Data
This section provides extensive climatological data on all of Massachusetts’ weather stations, including statistics on maximum and minimum temperatures, precipitation, extreme temperatures, humidity, and more.

Comparative Ranking Charts
Selected statistics are pulled for 100 of Massachusetts’ largest towns and cities. Each of 22 different data points has its own two-page spread with cities listed in alphabetical order, so researchers can easily compare and rank cities. Among the statistics selected for this section are: Employment, Income, Unemployment Rate, Population Characteristics, Taxes, Cost of Living, Education, Health Care, Public Safety, Air Quality, and more.

Community Rankings
This new section includes tables that rank the top and bottom 150 communities with population over 2,500, in dozens of categories.



Free Online Access with Print Purchase
Buyers of the fourth edition of Profiles of Massachusetts get FREE ONLINE ACCESS! The online site offers users immediate access to sortable comparative ranking charts that allow for quick and easy comparisons of all populated places in the state. Plus, online access provides additional data points only available online!

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Pub. Date: October 2015
Softcover: 598 pages
ISBN: 978-1-61925-573-9
Price: $149
Includes Three Years of Online Access on GOLD
e-ISBN: 978-1-61925-574-6
eBook User Price: $186