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DEMOGRAPHICS / AT A GLANCE

Population
6,794,422

Total Area
10,555 square miles

Land Area
7,838 square miles

Water Area
2,717 square miles

Coastline
192 miles

Shoreline
1,519 miles

Highest Point
Mount Greylock at 3,491 feet

Lowest Point
Sea level at the Atlantic Coast

Border States 
New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Connecticut, Vermont, New York

Capital City
Boston

Largest Cities
Boston, Worcester, Springfield, Lowell, Cambridge, Brockton, New Bedford, Fall River, Lynn, Quincy

Agriculture
Seafood, nursery stock, dairy, cranberries, vegetables

Industry
Machinery, electric equipment, scientific instruments, printing/publishing, tourism

Topography
Jagged, indented coast around Cape Cod; flatland yields to stony upland near central region; gentle hills in the west

Statehood
February 6, 1788

State Bird
Chicadee

State Flower
Mayflower

State Motto
By the sword we seek peace, but peace only under liberty

State Nickname
Bay State

State Song
All Hail to Massachusetts

State Tree
American Elm

Age Distribution Comparison

Massachusetts and United States

Age      Mass    US
0 18      24%     27%
19-64    64%     61%
65+      13%     12%
75+      6%       6%