Boston, MA, US

place
Boston is in the state of Massachusetts, United States of America. Boston is home to 0.21 percent of the United States population. There are 94 neighborhoods, a vast network of streets in Boston.

You'll find demographics, education, amenities, places and points of interest information about Boston, as well as a list of nearby locations, further down this page.

Demographics of Boston

Total Population of Boston

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  • US
Total Population chart statistics
Total669,158669,158321,004,407321,004,407
According to 2017 US Census, the population of Boston is 669,158 people. This is 0.21% of the total 321,004,407 United States of America citizens.
Total population statistics is shown in the table below:
Total PopulationBostonUS
Total669,158
0.2% of US
321,004,407
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Gender of Boston

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Gender chart statistics
Male47.7%47.7%52.3%52.3%
Female48.8%48.8%51.2%51.2%
Boston has a total of 275,669 (47.7%) male and 302,352 (52.3%) female citizens as per 2017 US Census data. In comparison, the proportions of United States of America citizens are: 48.8% male and 51.2% female.
The data table for gender is as follows:
GenderBostonUS
Male275,669
47.7% of Boston,
0.2% of US
126,850,422
48.8%
Female302,352
52.3% of Boston,
0.2% of US
133,142,237
51.2%
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Income of Boston

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Income per Household chart statistics
< $10k11%11%6.7%6.7%
$10k - $25k15.5%15.5%14.6%14.6%
$25k - $40k10.1%10.1%14%14%
$40k - $60k12%12%16.2%16.2%
$60k - $100k18.3%18.3%22.3%22.3%
$100k - $125k9%9%8.6%8.6%
$125k - $150k6.1%6.1%5.4%5.4%
$150k - $200k7.8%7.8%5.8%5.8%
> $200k10.1%10.1%6.3%6.3%
As per 2017 US Census data Boston dominant household income ranges are: $60 000 to $99 999 (18.3%), $10 000 to $24 999 (15.5%) and $40 000 to $59 999 (12%).
Detailed statistics for income is shown in the table below:
IncomeBostonUS
Total263,229
100% of Boston,
0.2% of US
118,825,921
100%
< $10k29,042
11% of Boston,
0.4% of US
7,942,251
6.7%
$10k - $25k40,848
15.5% of Boston,
0.2% of US
17,406,019
14.6%
$25k - $40k26,481
10.1% of Boston,
0.2% of US
16,663,066
14%
$40k - $60k31,596
12% of Boston,
0.2% of US
19,261,515
16.2%
$60k - $100k48,275
18.3% of Boston,
0.2% of US
26,454,560
22.3%
$100k - $125k23,767
9% of Boston,
0.2% of US
10,273,788
8.6%
$125k - $150k16,044
6.1% of Boston,
0.2% of US
6,428,069
5.4%
$150k - $200k20,522
7.8% of Boston,
0.3% of US
6,931,136
5.8%
> $200k26,654
10.1% of Boston,
0.4% of US
7,465,517
6.3%
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Median Age of Boston

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Median Age chart statistics
Total323237.837.8
Male31.431.436.536.5
Female32.532.539.139.1
Boston average male age is 31.4 and average female age 32.5 as per 2017 US census data. In comparison United States of America average male age 31.4 and average female age is 32.5.
Median age statistics is shown in the table below:
Median AgeBostonUS
Total3238
Male31.436.5
Female32.539.1
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Age Groups of Boston

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Age Groups chart statistics
<18 years16.3%16.3%22.9%22.9%
18 - 24 years15.4%15.4%9.7%9.7%
25 - 34 years23.8%23.8%13.7%13.7%
35 - 49 years18%18%19.2%19.2%
50 - 64 years15.5%15.5%19.6%19.6%
65 - 84 years9.5%9.5%13%13%
>85 years1.5%1.5%1.9%1.9%
As per 2017 US Census data Boston dominant age group ranges are: 25 - 34 (23.8%), 35 - 49 (18%) and < 18 (16.3%).
Age groups statistics is shown in the table below:
Age GroupsBostonUS
Total669,158
100% of Boston,
0.2% of US
321,004,407
100%
<18 years108,964
16.3% of Boston,
0.1% of US
73,601,279
22.9%
18 - 24 years103,081
15.4% of Boston,
0.3% of US
31,131,484
9.7%
25 - 34 years159,089
23.8% of Boston,
0.4% of US
44,044,173
13.7%
35 - 49 years120,725
18% of Boston,
0.2% of US
61,618,015
19.2%
50 - 64 years103,705
15.5% of Boston,
0.2% of US
62,877,067
19.6%
65 - 84 years63,366
9.5% of Boston,
0.2% of US
41,590,866
13%
>85 years10,228
1.5% of Boston,
0.2% of US
6,141,523
1.9%
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Marital Status of Boston

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Marital Status chart statistics
Married32.6%32.6%50.2%50.2%
Never Married55.9%55.9%33.1%33.1%
Divorced7.5%7.5%10.9%10.9%
Widowed4.1%4.1%5.8%5.8%
As per 2017 US Census data Boston dominant marital statuses are: Never married (55.9%) and Now married (32.6%).
Following is the data table for marital status statistics:
Marital StatusBostonUS
Total578,021
100% of Boston,
0.2% of US
259,992,659
100%
Married188,154
32.6% of Boston,
0.1% of US
130,528,964
50.2%
Never Married323,243
55.9% of Boston,
0.4% of US
86,087,136
33.1%
Divorced43,143
7.5% of Boston,
0.2% of US
28,212,237
10.9%
Widowed23,481
4.1% of Boston,
0.2% of US
15,164,322
5.8%
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Education of Boston

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Education Level chart statistics
No Schooling2.2%2.2%1.4%1.4%
Unifinished High-school11.8%11.8%11.2%11.2%
High-school Diploma18.1%18.1%23.3%23.3%
GED or alt. creds2.9%2.9%4%4%
Unfinished College13.1%13.1%20.8%20.8%
Associate's degree4.6%4.6%8.3%8.3%
Bachelor's degree26.1%26.1%19.1%19.1%
Master's degree13.7%13.7%8.4%8.4%
Professional School degree4.4%4.4%2%2%
Doctorate degree3.1%3.1%1.4%1.4%
According to 2017 US Census statistics, the most common household education levels in Boston are: Bachelor's degree (26.1%), High-school Diploma (18.1%) and Master's degree (13.7%).
The education data table is as follows:
EducationBostonUS
No Schooling9,860
2.2% of Boston,
0.3% of US
3,121,238
1.4%
Unifinished High-school53,865
11.8% of Boston,
0.2% of US
24,315,876
11.2%
High-school Diploma82,636
18.1% of Boston,
0.2% of US
50,496,716
23.3%
GED or alt. creds13,051
2.9% of Boston,
0.2% of US
8,596,896
4%
Unfinished College60,018
13.1% of Boston,
0.1% of US
44,935,834
20.8%
Associate's degree21,056
4.6% of Boston,
0.1% of US
17,917,481
8.3%
Bachelor's degree119,426
26.1% of Boston,
0.3% of US
41,377,068
19.1%
Master's degree62,731
13.7% of Boston,
0.3% of US
18,154,808
8.4%
Professional School degree20,234
4.4% of Boston,
0.5% of US
4,393,328
2%
Doctorate degree14,236
3.1% of Boston,
0.5% of US
2,962,399
1.4%
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Languages Spoken of Boston

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Languages Spoken chart statistics
English only62.4%62.4%78.7%78.7%
Spanish16.8%16.8%13.2%13.2%
Other Indo-European11.4%11.4%3.6%3.6%
Asian and Pacific7.2%7.2%3.5%3.5%
Other Languages2.3%2.3%1%1%
As per 2017 US Census data Boston dominant spoken languages are: only English (62.4%), Spanish (16.8%) and Other Indo-European (11.4%).
The data table for languages spoken is as follows:
Languages SpokenBostonUS
Total634,280
100% of Boston,
0.2% of US
301,150,892
100%
English only395,791
62.4% of Boston,
0.2% of US
236,929,699
78.7%
Spanish106,488
16.8% of Boston,
0.3% of US
39,769,281
13.2%
Other Indo-European72,057
11.4% of Boston,
0.7% of US
10,907,675
3.6%
Asian and Pacific Islands45,441
7.2% of Boston,
0.4% of US
10,409,087
3.5%
Other Languages14,503
2.3% of Boston,
0.5% of US
3,135,150
1%
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Ethnic Diversity of Boston

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Ethnic Diversity chart statistics
White52.8%52.8%73%73%
African American25.3%25.3%12.7%12.7%
American Indian0.4%0.4%0.8%0.8%
Asian9.5%9.5%5.4%5.4%
Hawaiian & Pacific0%0%0.2%0.2%
Two+ ethnicities4.9%4.9%3.1%3.1%
Other7.2%7.2%4.8%4.8%
As per 2017 US census data Boston dominant ethnic diversity groups are: White (52.8%), African American (25.3%) and Asian (9.5%).
The ethnic diversity data table is as follows:
Ethnic DiversityBostonUS
Total669,158
100% of Boston,
0.2% of US
321,004,407
100%
White353,062
52.8% of Boston,
0.2% of US
234,370,202
73%
African American169,042
25.3% of Boston,
0.4% of US
40,610,815
12.7%
American Indian & Alaska Native2,479
0.4% of Boston,
0.1% of US
2,632,102
0.8%
Asian63,408
9.5% of Boston,
0.4% of US
17,186,320
5.4%
Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander176
0% of Boston,
0% of US
570,116
0.2%
Two or more ethnicities33,091
4.9% of Boston,
0.3% of US
10,081,044
3.1%
Other47,900
7.2% of Boston,
0.3% of US
15,553,808
4.8%
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Household Types of Boston

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Household Types chart statistics
Family Households48.2%48.2%65.9%65.9%
Non-family Households51.8%51.8%34.1%34.1%
Boston family households are 48.2% and non-family households 51.8% as per 2017 US census data. In comparison United States of America family households contains 65.9% and non-family households 34.1%.
The household types data table is as follows:
Household TypesBostonUS
Total263,229
100% of Boston,
0.2% of US
118,825,921
100%
Family households,
Married-couple family
72,399
27.5% of Boston,
0.1% of US
57,459,352
48.4%
Family households,
Other family
54,486
20.7% of Boston,
0.3% of US
20,839,351
17.5%
Family households,
Other family,
Male householder no wife present
11,498
4.4% of Boston,
0.2% of US
5,747,150
4.8%
Family households,
Other family,
Female householder no husband present
42,988
16.3% of Boston,
0.3% of US
15,092,201
12.7%
Nonfamily households,
Householder living alone
96,446
36.6% of Boston,
0.3% of US
32,863,560
27.7%
Nonfamily households,
Householder not living alone
39,898
15.2% of Boston,
0.5% of US
7,663,658
6.4%
Family Households126,885
48.2% of Boston,
0.2% of US
78,298,703
65.9%
Non-family Households136,344
51.8% of Boston,
0.3% of US
40,527,218
34.1%
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Employment Industries of Boston

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Employment Industries chart statistics
Agriculture0.1%0.1%1.3%1.3%
Construction3.4%3.4%6.4%6.4%
Manufacturing4.4%4.4%10.3%10.3%
Wholesale1.5%1.5%2.7%2.7%
Retail8.1%8.1%11.4%11.4%
Utilities0.5%0.5%0.8%0.8%
Information2.4%2.4%2.1%2.1%
Finance & Insurance7%7%4.6%4.6%
Real Estate2%2%1.9%1.9%
Sci & Tech Services12.6%12.6%6.9%6.9%
Company Management0.1%0.1%0.1%0.1%
Administrative Services4.3%4.3%4.3%4.3%
Educational Services13%13%9.3%9.3%
Health Care18.2%18.2%13.8%13.8%
Arts & Entertainment2%2%2.2%2.2%
Accommodation & Food Services8.6%8.6%7.5%7.5%
Public Administration4.1%4.1%4.7%4.7%
Other Services4.6%4.6%4.9%4.9%
As per 2017 US census data Boston dominant household income ranges are: Health care and social assistance (18.2%), Educational services (13%), Professional scientific and technical services (12.6%) and Accommodation and food services (8.6%).
Employment industries statistics is shown in the table below:
Employment IndustriesBostonUS
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting302
0.1% of Boston,
0% of US
1,958,431
1.3%
Construction12,355
3.4% of Boston,
0.1% of US
9,564,541
6.4%
Manufacturing16,035
4.4% of Boston,
0.1% of US
15,477,389
10.3%
Wholesale5,455
1.5% of Boston,
0.1% of US
4,042,867
2.7%
Retail29,511
8.1% of Boston,
0.2% of US
17,167,000
11.4%
Utilities1,788
0.5% of Boston,
0.1% of US
1,257,353
0.8%
Information8,662
2.4% of Boston,
0.3% of US
3,173,300
2.1%
Finance & Insurance25,442
7% of Boston,
0.4% of US
7,001,182
4.6%
Real Estate7,394
2% of Boston,
0.3% of US
2,907,138
1.9%
Scientific & Technical Services45,895
12.6% of Boston,
0.4% of US
10,416,745
6.9%
Company Management192
0.1% of Boston,
0.1% of US
144,719
0.1%
Administrative & Waste Management Services15,734
4.3% of Boston,
0.2% of US
6,439,693
4.3%
Educational Services47,513
13% of Boston,
0.3% of US
13,931,235
9.3%
Health Care & Social Assistance66,386
18.2% of Boston,
0.3% of US
20,850,113
13.8%
Arts, Entertainment & Recreation7,448
2% of Boston,
0.2% of US
3,283,165
2.2%
Accommodation & Food Services31,517
8.6% of Boston,
0.3% of US
11,303,481
7.5%
Public Administration14,816
4.1% of Boston,
0.2% of US
7,025,870
4.7%
Other Services16,945
4.6% of Boston,
0.2% of US
7,371,226
4.9%
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Means of Transportation of Boston

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Means of Transportation chart statistics
Car, Truck or Van46.3%46.3%89.9%89.9%
Public Transportation34.8%34.8%5.4%5.4%
Walk15.1%15.1%2.9%2.9%
Motorcycle or Bicycle3.8%3.8%1.9%1.9%
As per 2017 US census data Boston dominant types of transportation to work are: Car truck or van (46.3%).
Detailed statistics for means of transportation is shown in the table below:
Means of TransportationBostonUS
Car, Truck or Van160,002
46.3% of Boston,
0.1% of US
127,053,717
89.9%
Public Transportation120,141
34.8% of Boston,
1.6% of US
7,607,907
5.4%
Walk52,237
15.1% of Boston,
1.3% of US
4,049,337
2.9%
Taxicab, Motorcycle, Bicycle or Other13,037
3.8% of Boston,
0.5% of US
2,693,671
1.9%
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Time of Commute of Boston

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Time of Commute to Work chart statistics
< 10 mins7.2%7.2%12.7%12.7%
10-15 mins8.2%8.2%13.6%13.6%
15-20 mins11.7%11.7%15.3%15.3%
20-25 mins14.2%14.2%14.6%14.6%
25-30 mins6.2%6.2%6.4%6.4%
30-35 mins19.8%19.8%13.7%13.7%
35-45 mins9.6%9.6%6.8%6.8%
45-50 mins11.3%11.3%8.1%8.1%
> 60 mins11.8%11.8%8.9%8.9%
As per 2017 US census data Boston dominant travel time to work ranges are: 30-35 minutes, 20-25 minutes and > 60 minutes.
The time of commute data table is as follows:
Time of CommuteBostonUS
< 10 mins24,917
7.2% of Boston,
0.1% of US
17,921,724
12.7%
10-15 mins28,347
8.2% of Boston,
0.1% of US
19,241,335
13.6%
15-20 mins40,267
11.7% of Boston,
0.2% of US
21,633,308
15.3%
20-25 mins49,165
14.2% of Boston,
0.2% of US
20,585,782
14.6%
25-30 mins21,371
6.2% of Boston,
0.2% of US
8,998,679
6.4%
30-35 mins68,402
19.8% of Boston,
0.4% of US
19,345,968
13.7%
35-45 mins33,202
9.6% of Boston,
0.3% of US
9,634,261
6.8%
45-50 mins38,911
11.3% of Boston,
0.3% of US
11,464,394
8.1%
> 60 mins40,835
11.8% of Boston,
0.3% of US
12,579,181
8.9%
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Education of Boston

Schools in Boston

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Colleges in Boston

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Universities in Boston

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Restaurants in Boston

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Car Parking in Boston

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Locations in Boston