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United StatesU.S. StatisticsCensus DataMassachusetts

Demographic Statistics

Boston, Massachusetts

Number

Percent

Total population589,141100.0
SEX AND AGE
Male283,58848.1
Female305,55351.9
Under 5 years32,0465.4
5 to 9 years33,7215.7
10 to 14 years32,5535.5
15 to 19 years43,6317.4
20 to 24 years70,08411.9
25 to 34 years124,76221.2
35 to 44 years86,42014.7
45 to 54 years63,55410.8
55 to 59 years22,7463.9
60 to 64 years18,2883.1
65 to 74 years31,1545.3
75 to 84 years21,6753.7
85 years and over8,5071.4
Median age (years)31.1(X)
18 years and over472,58280.2
Male
224,07838.0
Female
248,50442.2
21 years and over432,81573.5
62 years and over71,84712.2
65 years and over61,33610.4
Male
23,4354.0
Female
37,9016.4
RACE
One race563,26395.6
White
320,94454.5
Black or African American
149,20225.3
American Indian and Alaska Native
2,3650.4
Asian
44,2847.5
Asian Indian
4,4420.8
Chinese
19,6383.3
Filipino
1,4050.2
Japanese
2,3840.4
Korean
2,5640.4
Vietnamese
10,8181.8

Other Asian 1

3,0330.5
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander
3660.1
Native Hawaiian
840.0
Guamanian or Chamorro
440.0
Samoan
770.0

Other Pacific Islander 2

1610.0
Some other race
46,1027.8
Two or more races25,8784.4

Race alone or in combination with one or more other races 3

White334,68456.8
Black or African American163,00627.7
American Indian and Alaska Native5,3840.9
Asian47,6348.1
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander1,5650.3
Some other race64,26210.9
HISPANIC OR LATINO AND RACE
Total population589,141100.0
Hispanic or Latino (of any race)85,08914.4
Mexican
4,1260.7
Puerto Rican
27,4424.7
Cuban
2,2210.4
Other Hispanic or Latino
51,3008.7
Not Hispanic or Latino504,05285.6
White alone
291,56149.5
RELATIONSHIP
Total population589,141100.0
In households554,06494.0
Householder
239,52840.7
Spouse
65,74711.2
Child
142,36224.2
Own child under 18 years
100,17717.0
Other relatives
41,1107.0
Under 18 years
13,1702.2
Nonrelatives
65,31711.1
Unmarried partner
14,7192.5
In group quarters35,0776.0
Institutionalized population
8,4811.4
Noninstitutionalized population
26,5964.5
HOUSEHOLDS BY TYPE
Total households239,528100.0
Family households (families)115,09648.1
With own children under 18 years
54,31022.7
Married-couple family
65,74727.4
With own children under 18 years
28,21911.8
Female householder, no husband present
39,36616.4
With own children under 18 years
22,7939.5
Nonfamily households124,43251.9
Householder living alone
88,94437.1
Householder 65 years and over
21,7969.1
Households with individuals under 18 years61,42825.6
Households with individuals 65 years and over45,35018.9
Average household size2.31(X)
Average family size3.17(X)
HOUSING OCCUPANCY
Total housing units251,935100.0
Occupied housing units239,52895.1
Vacant housing units12,4074.9
For seasonal, recreational, or occasional use
1,5680.6
Homeowner vacancy rate (percent)1.0(X)
Rental vacancy rate (percent)3.0(X)
HOUSING TENURE
Occupied housing units239,528100.0
Owner-occupied housing units77,22632.2
Renter-occupied housing units162,30267.8
Average household size of owner-occupied unit2.51(X)
Average household size of renter-occupied unit2.22(X)
(X) Not applicable
1 Other Asian alone, or two or more Asian categories.
2 Other Pacific Islander alone, or two or more Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander categories.
3 In combination with one or more other races listed. The six numbers may add to more than the total population and the six percentages may add to more than 100 percent because individuals may report more than one race.
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Census 2000 Summary File 1, Matrices P1, P3, P4, P8, P9, P12, P13, P,17, P18, P19, P20, P23, P27, P28, P33, PCT5, PCT8, PCT11, PCT15, H1, H3, H4, H5, H11, and H12.

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