Massachusetts has lower poverty rates compared to US average. But, like the US, female poverty rates exceed those of males.
Female poverty rates are higher than male poverty rates in Massachusetts' ten largest cities. But, these rates vary widely from 8.2% for males and 9.9% for females in Quincy to 25.6% for males and 29.1% for females in Springfield.
Albelda, Randy; Cadet, Ferry; and Mei, Dinghong, "Poverty in Massachusetts by Gender" (2011). Center for Social Policy Publications. 53.