Moving to Massachusetts

Written by Alyssa Howard, Moveboxer.com

Massachusetts is quintessential New England, rich in historic tradition and a leader in higher education, health care, financial services and science and technology. Thus, the Massachusetts culture is one that combines typical American sensibilities with the scenic coastal destinations of Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard, Nantucket and of course, the city of Boston.

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Massachusetts Compared to USA Averages
USA Massachusetts
Population: 311,591,917 6,398,743
Home Ownership Rate: 66.6% 64.0%
High School Graduates: 85.0% 88.7%
Bachelor's Degree or Higher: 27.9% 28.3%
Persons Per Household: 2.59 2.48
Persons Per Square Mile: 87.4 839.4
Average Commute (min.): 25.2 26
Average Home Price: $188,400 $352,300
Median Household Income: $51,914 $51,552
Persons Below Poverty Level: 13.8% 10.5%
Features of Car Insurance Requirements*: 20/40/5


* Car Insurance Requirements: The first number is bodily injury liability limit per person, the second is bodily injury liability per accident, and the third is total coverage for property damage.


Source: http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/30000.html

Key Facts About Massachusetts
State Capital: Boston


Top 5 Cities:
Boston
Worcester
Springfield
Lowell
Cambridge
Major Newspapers: Boston Globe
Boston Herald
Christian Science Monitor (Boston)
Andover Townsman
Athol Daily News
Major Sports Teams: MLB: Boston Red Sox
NFL: New England Patriots
NBA: Boston Celtics
NHL: Boston Bruins

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