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Massachusetts State Information

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Area (sq mi):: 10554.57 (land 7840.02; water 2714.55) Population per square mile: 816.20
Population 2005: 6,398,743 State rank: 0 Population change: 2000-20005 0.80%; 1990-2000 5.50% Population 2000: 6,349,097 (White 81.90%; Black or African American 5.40%; Hispanic or Latino 6.80%; Asian 3.80%; Other 6.20%). Foreign born: 12.20%. Median age: 36.50
Income 2000: per capita $25,952; median household $50,502; Population below poverty level: 9.30% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $37,756-$39,504
Unemployment (2004): 5.20% Unemployment change (from 2000): 2.50% Median travel time to work: 27.00 minutes Working outside county of residence: 33.40%

List of Massachusetts counties:

  • Barnstable County
  • Berkshire County
  • Bristol County
  • Dukes County
  • Essex County
  • Franklin County
  • Hampden County
  • Hampshire County
  • Middlesex County
  • Nantucket County
  • Norfolk County
  • Plymouth County
  • Suffolk County
  • Worcester County
  • Counties USA: A Directory of United States Counties, 3rd Edition. © 2006 by Omnigraphics, Inc.

    Massachusetts Parks

    Parks Directory of the United States, 5th Edition. © 2007 by Omnigraphics, Inc.
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    a goddess of Asia Minor, mother of gods. The Ma cult was akin to the cult of Cybele and was of an orgiastic character. From the first century B.C., Ma was venerated in Rome, where she was often identified with the goddess Bellona.



    (Song Ma), a river in North Vietnam and Laos. Rising on the slopes of the Sam-Chou Range, it flows for 400 km to the Gulf of Tonkin, where it forms a delta. High water occurs in July and August, and the river is navigable in its lower reaches. The delta is densely populated. The largest town along the river is Thanh-hoa.

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    The country code for Morocco.
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