Boston, Massachusetts Census Data & Community Profile

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Boston GENERAL POPULATION

Total Population in Boston, MA
At the time of the most recent United States Census Survey, the number of people in Boston, MA was 589,141.

Boston Male Population
At the time of the last full census survey, the number of men in Boston was 283,588, which represents 48.1 percent of the total for the community (The national average is 49.10%).

Male Population, Married in Boston, MA
There are an estimated 83,712 married men in the town. 35.9 percent of men over 15 years old in Boston are married, compared to the national average of 56.70%.

Female Population
The estimated female population in Boston is 305,553 which is 51.9 of the total population (Compared to the national average of 50.90%).

Female Population, Married in Boston, Massachusetts
There are an estimated 81,247 married women in the community. 31.5 percent of females over the age of 15 are married, compared to the national average of 52.10%.


AGE

Median Age in Boston, MA
The median age of people living in Boston, MA was 31.1 at the time of the last full census survey. (The United States average at the time was 35.3)

At that time, the number of people under the age of 5 living in Boston was 32,046. There were 472,582 people above the age of 18, which represents 80.2 percent of the entire population (compared to the national average of 74.30% ). 10.4 percent of the population (61,336) in the community was 65 years and over, compared to 12.40% nationally.


RACE

One Race Percent in Boston, MA
At the time of the last census survey, the number of people of one race in Boston, MA was 563,263.

White Population in Boston, MA
The estimated White population in the Boston community is 320,944, which is 54.5 percent of the total population (The U.S. average is 75.10%).

Black Population in Boston, Massachusetts
The estimated Black/African American population is 149,202, which is 25.3 percent of the total population in town (The U.S. average is 12.30%).

American Indian and Alaska Native Population in Boston, MA
In 2000, the number of American Indians or Alaska Natives in Boston, MA was 2,365.

Asian Population in Boston, Massachusetts
At the last survey, the total Asian population in the community was 44,284.

Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander Population in Boston, MA
The number of Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islanders living in Boston was an estimated 366.

Other/Multiple Races
The number of residents identified as “some other race” was 46,102, while those of “two or more races” was 25,878 at the time of the last census.

Hispanic Population
The Hispanic population in the Boston community was 85,089, or 14.4 percent of the total population (compared to the national average of 12.50% percent).


HOUSEHOLD CHARACTERISTICS

Household Population in Boston, MA
The household population number in Boston was 554,064.

Group Quarters Population in Boston, MA
Group Quarters population in the community was 35,077.

Average Household Size in Boston, MA
The average household size in Boston is 2.31 (The average household size in the United States is 2.59).

Average Family Size
The average family size in the community is 3.17 (The average family size in the United States is 3.14).


HOUSING

Total Housing Units in Boston, MA
At the time of the last census survey, there were 251,935 total housing units in Boston.

The number of occupied housing units was 239,528, or 95.1 of the total units in town. Of these, 77,226 were owner-occupied (32.2), and 162,302 were renter-occupied (67.8, compared to the national average of 33.80%). There were also 12,407 vacant homes in Boston at the time of the last complete survey.

Median Home Values in Boston, Massachusetts
The total number of single family, owner occupied homes in the community was 30,467, with a median value in dollars of 190,600.

Monthly Owner Costs in Boston, MA
For homes with a mortgage, average monthly owner costs were $1,370 (national average was $1,088). For homes without a mortgage in Boston, average costs per month were $398 (national average was $295).


EDUCATION

High School Graduate or higher
At the time of the last survey, 297,945 people in the community had a high school degree, or 78.9 of the population (compared to the national average of 80.40%).

Bachelor's Degree or Higher in Boston, Massachusetts
134,252 people in Boston also had a Bachelor’s degree or higher, which represented 35.6 of the total population (National average was 24.40%).


MISCELLANEOUS

Civilian Veterans in Boston, MA
The number of Civilian Veterans in Boston was 30,475, or 6.4 percent of the total population (National average is 12.70%).

Disability Status in Boston, MA
In 2000, there were 120,253 people in Boston, MA listed as disabled.

Foreign Born in Boston, MA
At the time of the last complete survey, there were 186,191 people in Boston who spoke a language other than English at home. This represented 33.4 of the total population, compared to the national average of 17.90%.


LABOR STATISTICS

Percentage In Labor Force in Boston, Massachusetts
There were 308,395 in the labor force in Boston at the time of the last complete survey. This represented 63.6 of the total population, compared to the national average of 63.90%. Mean Travel Time to Work in minutes
From the most recent complete survey, the average commute time to work for local residents in Boston was 28.8 minutes, compared to the national average of 25.5 minutes.

Median Household Income in Boston, MA
The median household income in the community at the time of the last survey was $39,629. The median household income in the U.S. was $41,994.

Median Family Income in Boston, MA
In the last complete census survey, the median family income in the community was $44,151. Median family income in the U.S. was 50,046.

Per Capita Income in Boston, Massachusetts
Per capita income in Boston in the last full census was 23,353. Per capita income in the U.S. was 21,587.

Families below poverty level
According to the most recent survey,families living below the poverty line in Boston numbered 17,892, or 15.3 percent of the population. The percentage of families in America living below the poverty line was 9.20%.

Individuals below the poverty level in Boston, MA
Individuals living below the poverty line in the community was 109,128, or 19.5 percent . The percentage of individuals living beneath the poverty level in the country was 12.40%.


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