Building Departments in Massachusetts

There are 172 Building Departments in Massachusetts, serving a population of 6,789,319 people in an area of 7,800 square miles. There is 1 Building Department per 39,472 people, and 1 Building Department per 45 square miles.

The state of Massachusetts is ranked 9th in Building Departments per capita, and 4th in Building Departments per square mile.

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Massachusetts Building Structure & Housing Statistics

Find Massachusetts Residential Housing Units, Occupied Residential Buildings, Occupied Residential Buildings Construction Year, Occupied Residential Buildings Room Characteristics, Occupied Residential Buildings Bedroom Characteristics, and Occupied Residential Building Facility Characteristics. Data Source: U.S. Census Bureau; American Community Survey, 2017 ACS 5-Year Estimates.

Massachusetts Residential Housing Units
 MassachusettsUnited States
Total Housing Units2,864,989135,393,564
Occupied Housing Units2,585,715 (90.3%)118,825,921 (87.8%)
Massachusetts Occupied Residential Buildings
 MassachusettsUnited States
Single-Family Detached Homes1,348,910 (52.2%)74,725,744 (62.9%)
Single-Family Attached Homes140,940 (5.5%)7,108,474 (6.0%)
2 Apartments258,750 (10.0%)4,163,223 (3.5%)
3 or 4 Apartments273,949 (10.6%)5,096,643 (4.3%)
5 to 9 Apartments151,713 (5.9%)5,539,054 (4.7%)
10 or More Apartments390,767 (15.1%)15,360,749 (12.9%)
Mobile Home or Other Type of Housing20,686 (0.8%)6,832,034 (5.7%)
Massachusetts Occupied Residential Buildings Construction Year
 MassachusettsUnited States
2014 or Later13,880 (0.5%)1,027,503 (0.9%)
2010 to 201338,459 (1.5%)2,888,604 (2.4%)
2000 to 2009186,837 (7.2%)17,290,715 (14.6%)
1980 to 1999480,743 (18.6%)32,923,618 (27.7%)
1960 to 1979568,031 (22.0%)31,190,223 (26.2%)
1940 to 1959446,705 (17.3%)18,692,139 (15.7%)
1939 or Earlier851,060 (32.9%)14,813,119 (12.5%)
Massachusetts Occupied Residential Buildings Room Characteristics
 MassachusettsUnited States
1 Room58,383 (2.3%)2,205,033 (1.9%)
2 or 3 Rooms330,916 (12.8%)12,973,069 (10.9%)
4 or 5 Rooms862,444 (33.4%)41,694,651 (35.1%)
6 or 7 Rooms774,106 (29.9%)36,818,298 (31.0%)
8 or More Rooms559,866 (21.7%)25,134,870 (21.2%)
Massachusetts Occupied Residential Buildings Bedroom Characteristics
 MassachusettsUnited States
No Bedroom64,782 (2.5%)2,479,583 (2.1%)
1 Bedroom345,271 (13.4%)12,375,686 (10.4%)
2 or 3 Bedrooms1,629,054 (63.0%)77,772,411 (65.5%)
4 or More Bedrooms546,608 (21.1%)26,198,241 (22.0%)
Massachusetts Occupied Residential Building Facility Characteristics
 MassachusettsUnited States
With Complete Plumbing Facilities2,576,522 (99.6%)118,355,147 (99.6%)
With Complete Kitchen Facilities2,566,253 (99.2%)117,845,683 (99.2%)