Boston Population Statistics

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   American Community Survey, U.S. Bureau of the Census, U.S. Department of Education, 50 state departments of education, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Federal Bureau of Investigation, 18,000+ local law enforcement agencies, Federal Housing Finance Agency, U.S. Geological Service, National Agricultural Statistics Service.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   2019 (latest available). Updated annually. Please note: Unemployment data updated February 2021.

Methodology:   Unlike standardly available Census demographics, NeighborhoodScout uses dozens of custom models to transform 8.5 million raw demographic data elements from government sources into proprietary indices and insights…. Read more about Scout's Demographic Data

Boston Population & Age Distribution

 

Total Population
692,600

Age

Under 5 Years:
5.0%
5 - 17:
10.9%
18 - 24:
14.8%
25 - 34:
24.4%
35 - 54:
23.3%
55 - 64:
10.0%
Over 65 Years:
11.5%

Educational Attainment of Adults

 
Attending College
10.8%
10.8%
High School Graduates
87.2%
87.2%
College Graduated
49.7%
49.7%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Income

 

Per capita Income

Boston
$44,690
$44,690
USA
$34,103
$34,103

Median household income

Boston
$71,115
$71,115
USA
$62,843
$62,843

Individuals Below Poverty Level:
18.9%

Employment Industries in Boston

 
Healthcare
18.2%
18.2%
Professional, scientific, and technical services
13.3%
13.3%
Education
13.1%
13.1%
Accommodation
8.4%
8.4%
Retail
8.3%
8.3%
Finance
6.9%
6.9%
Other
4.4%
4.4%
Manufacturing
4.2%
4.2%
Administration
4.2%
4.2%
Public Service
3.9%
3.9%
Construction
3.4%
3.4%
Transportation
3.4%
3.4%
Information Technology
2.3%
2.3%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Race & Ethnic Diversity

 
White
44.5%
44.5%
Black Or African American
22.7%
22.7%
American Indian And Alaska Native
0.2%
0.2%
Asian
9.6%
9.6%
Native Hawaiian And Other Pacific Islanders
0.1%
0.1%
Other Race / Two or More Races
3.2%
3.2%
Hispanic Or Latino (Of Any Race)
19.8%
19.8%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Ancestries & Languages Spoken

 

Ancestry (Top 20)

Irish
13.4%
13.4%
Italian
7.7%
7.7%
German
4.6%
4.6%
English
4.3%
4.3%
Haitian
3.5%
3.5%
Polish
2.2%
2.2%
Cape Verdean
2.2%
2.2%
French
1.9%
1.9%
Jamaican
1.6%
1.6%
Russian
1.3%
1.3%
Scottish
1.2%
1.2%
French Canadian
1.2%
1.2%
European
1.2%
1.2%
Greek
0.9%
0.9%
Portuguese
0.8%
0.8%
African
0.7%
0.7%
Swedish
0.7%
0.7%
Brazilian
0.6%
0.6%
Trinidadian and Tobagonian
0.6%
0.6%
British
0.5%
0.5%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Languages Spoken (Top 20)

English
62.3%
62.3%
Spanish
16.8%
16.8%
French
5.2%
5.2%
Chinese
4.3%
4.3%
French Creole
4.0%
4.0%
Portuguese
2.5%
2.5%
Vietnamese
1.7%
1.7%
African languages
1.5%
1.5%
Langs. of India
0.9%
0.9%
Arabic
0.6%
0.6%
Slavic languages
0.6%
0.6%
Other Indo-European
0.5%
0.5%
Russian
0.5%
0.5%
Korean
0.4%
0.4%
German/Yiddish
0.4%
0.4%
Italian
0.3%
0.3%
Other Asian languages
0.3%
0.3%
Greek
0.3%
0.3%
Polish
0.2%
0.2%
Persian
0.2%
0.2%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Foreign Born Boston Residents:
28.3%