Lowell is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 115,554 people and 26 constituent neighborhoods, Lowell is the fifth largest community in Massachusetts. Much of the housing stock in Lowell was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic cities in the country.
Lowell is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Lowell is a city of professionals, service providers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Lowell who work in office and administrative support (10.91%), sales jobs (8.41%), and management occupations (7.56%).
Also of interest is that Lowell has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
One thing noticeable about Lowell, although not a huge city, is that it has a large population of people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile career starters. That’s because Lowell is full of single people in their 20s and 30s and who have undergraduate or graduate degrees and are starting careers in professional occupations. This makes Lowell a pretty good place for young, educated career starters looking to find many people like themselves, with good opportunities for friendships, socializing, romance, and fun.
The percentage of people in Lowell who are college-educated is somewhat higher than the average US community of 21.84%: 27.32% of adults in Lowell have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Lowell in 2018 was $29,172, which is low income relative to Massachusetts, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $116,688 for a family of four. However, Lowell contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Lowell is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Lowell home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Lowell residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Lowell also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 17.91% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Lowell include Irish, Italian, French, Portuguese, and English.
In addition, Lowell has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (26.67%).
The most common language spoken in Lowell is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Portuguese.