Massachusetts experienced losses in the area of Industrial population because of the tremendous tax load placed on the Industries. They did, however, have a 1.9% population gain overall. That added to the census count for the New England states, and was something to be proud of.
Massachusetts may be one of the smaller states, and it looked even smaller according to the facts in 1920. Population was down because of casualties of World War II, the epidemic of influenza which killed many people, and the limitation on immigration which ended the influx of immigrants for a while.
The population has increased due to changes in the immigration laws, which have allowed immigrants to move in. The population of Italians was greater than that of other nationalities. The occupations reported were incomplete because of a different type of form which created the inability to compare the results to earlier censuses.
Divorce was on the rise, with one county in Massachusetts reporting 600 divorces being granted. Massachusetts, when compared to the other states, ranked 13th in the country for population rate, with 2,805,346 people counted.
Federal records for Massachusetts in 1890 were destroyed in a fire, with only the 1890 Massachusetts Veterans and Widows schedules being left intact. This created a slight discrepancy for keeping track of population records and other things included in the census, and for comparing with other years.
Boston was in the top five urban areas when it came to the population count in 1880. There were rumors of the census records being compromised by cheating, and not taking a proper count of all residents of the state. That makes the statistics provided not completely reliable.
Looking at 1870, some may consider Massachusetts a manufacturing state with the products being made valued at approximately $554,000,000.This is also the first time that African Americans were counted in the census.
Income is always a concern, and the information collected in 1860 proved that homesteading did indeed increase immigration to the state. It also showed that on average there was an income of $201.00 for each citizen counted. The approximate income for immigrants was said to be $101.00 per person.
The wheat crop in the 1850 Massachusetts Census Records report that the increase in wheat in the last ten years was 141,880 bushels. At that time it was common for the poor to live in poor houses, and that population reached 3712 people.
Wine is considered to be one of the great products of Massachusetts, and it was recorded that in 1840 there were only 1095 gallons produced. There was also an abundance of Indian corn grown, which when counted with two other New England states, was more than half of the seven million bushels grown in all of New England.
You can access 2008 population estimates and other information from the Massachusetts census from the Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development. Population estimate reports are available, and users can also search and access 2000 Federal Census information. After selecting the record desired, the Massachusetts census information results will display as a PDF file.
Massachusetts census information is available from the State Data Center. Visitors to the site can find out more about the program, see affiliates, access data, and more. Use the links on the left of the page to navigate the site and find the records that you seek. Most information is kept on spreadsheest or as a PDF file for easy access.
The University of Massachusetts maintains a free data page that categorizes Massachusetts census information into separate reports. Data is organized into Excel, PDF, and CSV files that you can download. At the top of the page, links help to direct you to the type of data that is available, including population, housing, general profiles, and more.