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Independent Living in Massachusetts

The state of Massachusetts has 286 independent living communities, with 1,003 total senior housing providers operating in the state. According to information collected by Medicare, the average cost of independent living communities in Massachusetts is $34,630 yearly, with costs typically ranging from $694 to $4,187 monthly. The nationwide median cost for the entire country is around $1,925 per month.

The Boston-Cambridge-Newton metro area has the highest independent living costs in the state of Massachusetts, with prices ranging between $1,093 per month and $4,142 per month and a median annual cost of around $38,478. The lowest independent living costs in the state are in and around the Worcester area. Here, they range between $1,650 and $3,402 per month, with an average annual cost of about $31,400.

The SeniorScore™ for Massachusetts is 74. As reported by the most current census information, the state contains a total population of around 6,547,612, which makes it the 14th biggest state in the nation. Among this populace, approximately 29% are 55 years of age or older. On average, residents have a life expectancy of approximately 80.5 years.

Families in Massachusetts make an average of around $89,285 of household earnings annually. The median income per household is $70,742. On an individual basis, residents make about $35,062. The overall cost of living in the state is very high. It currently has an unemployment rate of approximately 8.14%.

Massachusetts generally has a cold climate, with average temperatures around 48.9 degrees. The low temperature is approximately 38.7 and the high temperature averages 58.1 degrees.

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