Boston, MA
Demographic Data



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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:   2018 (latest available). Updated annually. Please note: Unemployment data updated November 2020.

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

PEOPLE OF Massachusetts DETAILS
Under 5 Years 5.12
5 To 17 11.04
18 To 24 15.10
25 To 34 24.22
35 To 54 23.35
55 To 64 9.97
65 Years And Over 11.20

Educational Attainment of Adults

 
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT OF ADULTS
ATTENDING COLLEGE 11.0
HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES 86.4
COLLEGE GRADUATES 48.5

Income

 

Per capita Income

Per capita Income
Boston 42010 35931.5732751708 #BED630
USA 31177 26666 #C1F000

Median household income

Median household income
Boston 65883 30473.115902310412 #BED630
USA 57652 26666 #C1F000

Individuals Below Poverty Level:
20.2%

Employment Industries in Boston

 
INDUSTRIES PEOPLE WORK IN
Healthcare 18.3
Education 13.0
Professional, scientific, and technical services 12.8
Accommodation 8.4
Retail 8.1
Finance 7.1
Manufacturing 4.5
Other 4.5
Administration 4.1
Public Service 4.0
Construction 3.6
Transportation 3.2
Information Technology 2.4

Race & Ethnic Diversity

 
% of Residents
White 44.5
Black Or African American 22.7
American Indian And Alaska Native 0.2
Asian 9.6
Native Hawaiian And Other Pacific Islanders 0.0
Other Race / Two or More Races 3.3
Hispanic Or Latino (Of Any Race) 19.7

Ancestries & Languages Spoken

 

Ancestry (Top 20)

Ancestry Details
Irish 13.7
Italian 7.8
German 4.6
English 4.3
Haitian 3.5
Polish 2.3
Cape Verdean 2.3
French 1.8
Jamaican 1.6
Russian 1.4
Scottish 1.2
French Canadian 1.2
European 1.0
Greek 0.9
Portuguese 0.9
African 0.8
Swedish 0.7
Brazilian 0.6
Trinidadian and Tobagonian 0.6
Eastern European 0.5

Languages Spoken (Top 20)

Languages Details
English 62.0
Spanish 16.9
French 5.0
Chinese 4.3
French Creole 4.0
Portuguese 2.5
Vietnamese 1.7
African languages 1.5
Langs. of India 0.9
Arabic 0.7
Slavic languages 0.6
Other Indo-European 0.5
Russian 0.5
Korean 0.4
German/Yiddish 0.4
Italian 0.3
Other Asian languages 0.3
Greek 0.3
Polish 0.2
Persian 0.2

Foreign Born Boston Residents:
28.5%