Massachusetts is a state which is situated in the New England constituency of the Northeastern United States. This state has become quite outstanding during the course of American History. The second permanent English settlement in the nation was Plymouth and many of the towns in Massachusetts were founded by colonists who arrived from England in the 1620s and 1630s.
The capitol of the state, Boston is known as the "Cradle of Liberty" because of the agitation which eventually led to the American Revolution and the Independence of the nation from Great Britain. Massachusetts also became the first state to diminish slavery in the nineteenth century and 2004 Massachusetts became the first state in America to uphold same-sex marriage.
A majority of the state has been logged and today there are only handfuls of old growth forest in segregated pockets. Due to urbanization much of the state's vast wilderness has been lost. Mountain Lion, Gray Wolf and Wolverine were once abundant in this state and today have disappeared.
Due to the urbanization many of the state's wildlife are now getting accustomed to the changes in their surroundings. Raccoon, Coyote, Turkey the White-Tailed Deer can be found in the suburbs of major cities and are growing larger in numbers. Moose and Black Bear have also made a riposte in central and western Massachusetts.
The state also has a large coastline and decreasing commercial fishery. The American Lobster, Atlantic Cod and Haddock are being cultivated in this location. Harbor Seals and Gray Seals can also be seen appearing from time to time. Many who prefer whale watching can do so in the summer. Some of the main attractions are the Humpback Whale, Minke Whale, Fin Whale and Atlantic White-sided Dolphin.
Massachusetts is the third most heavily populated state in the United States. The state has witnessed an increase and decrease in the population in recent years. While many of Bay Staters are leaving, Asians, Hispanics, African Immigrants are arriving to take their place.
English, Irish, Italian, German and French/French Canadian are the five largest ancestries of the state. The state is home to the largest percentage of Irish settlers. Other ethnicities include Polish Americans, Greek American and Lithuanian Americans. The largest immigrant group in Boston is Haitians.
Massachusetts economy greatly depends on sectors such as biotechnology, health care, higher education, finance and tourism. Agricultural products that are vital include: animals and animal products, tobacco, tree nuts, fruits and berries.
Quick Facts13.3% of population is persons 65 years old and over.
Ten largest cities by population: Boston, Worcester, Springfield, Lowell, Cambridge, Brockton, New Bedford, Fall River, Quincy, Lynn.
Local moving companies and professional movers in Massachusetts cities
|Allston Amherst Andover Arlington Attleboro Belmont Beverly Billerica Boston Braintree Bridgewater Brighton Brockton Brookline Burlington Cambridge Canton Chelmsford Chelsea Chicopee Danvers||Dedham Dracut Everett Fall River Fitchburg Framingham Franklin Gardner Gloucester Haverhill Holyoke Hyde Park Jamaica Plain Lawrence Leominster Lowell Ludlow Lynn Malden Mansfield Marblehead||Marlborough Marshfield Mattapan Medford Melrose Methuen Milford Milton Natick New Bedford North Andover North Attleboro Norwood Peabody Pittsfield Plymouth Quincy Randolph Reading Revere Roslindale||Salem Saugus Shrewsbury Somerville Springfield Stoneham Stoughton Taunton Tewksbury Wakefield Waltham Watertown West Roxbury West Springfield Westfield Westford Wilmington Winchester Woburn Worcester|
Massachusetts local movers by county
|Barnstable Berkshire Bristol Dukes||Essex Franklin Hampden Hampshire||Middlesex Nantucket Norfolk Plymouth||Suffolk Worcester|