Census Bureau: 79.62% of people in Massachusetts were old enough to vote in 2017


Of the 6,789,319 citizens living in Massachusetts in 2017, 5,405,787 were old enough to vote as of Aug. 5, according to U.S. Census Bureau data obtained by the Massachusetts Business Daily.

The bureau reported that 2,818,966 of those people were female and 2,586,821 were male.

An agency of the U.S. Federal Statistical System, the Census Bureau is responsible for compiling statistical facts about the American people, places and economy. Data for this story was compiled from the bureau’s American Community Survey. Information from the survey helps to determine how federal and state funds are distributed.

Statistical data for 2018 will be released later this year.

Percentage of citizens old enough to vote in Massachusetts
Estimated Total
Percent of Total Population
Males 18 and over
2,586,821
38.1
Females 18 and over
2,818,966
41.52

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