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United StatesU.S. StatisticsCensus DataMassachusetts

Housing Statistics

Boston, Massachusetts

Number

Percent

Total housing units251,935100.0
UNITS IN STRUCTURE
1-unit, detached29,53011.7
1-unit, attached12,3644.9
2 units36,82214.6
3 or 4 units65,58726.0
5 to 9 units29,24411.6
10 to 19 units23,8939.5
20 or more units54,17921.5
Mobile home2920.1
Boat, RV, van, etc.240.0
YEAR STRUCTURE BUILT
1999 to March 20001,1560.5
1995 to 19983,1281.2
1990 to 19944,2551.7
1980 to 198914,6145.8
1970 to 197920,9068.3
1960 to 196924,8189.9
1940 to 195948,35119.2
1939 or earlier134,70753.5
ROOMS
1 room17,8157.1
2 rooms29,13811.6
3 rooms45,43018.0
4 rooms45,54718.1
5 rooms48,55419.3
6 rooms31,42812.5
7 rooms14,1065.6
8 rooms7,5883.0
9 or more rooms12,3294.9
Median (rooms)4.2(X)
Occupied Housing Units239,528100.0
YEAR HOUSEHOLDER MOVED INTO UNIT
1999 to March 200057,51424.0
1995 to 199880,52533.6
1990 to 199434,37414.4
1980 to 198929,59812.4
1970 to 197917,0437.1
1969 or earlier20,4748.5
VEHICLES AVAILABLE
None83,60834.9
1106,26944.4
240,11516.7
3 or more9,5364.0
HOUSE HEATING FUEL
Utility gas115,28048.1
Bottled, tank, or LP gas6,4262.7
Electricity50,27021.0
Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.62,98326.3
Coal or coke700.0
Wood170.0
Solar energy340.0
Other fuel2,4531.0
No fuel used1,9950.8
SELECTED CHARACTERISTICS
Lacking complete plumbing facilities2,6161.1
Lacking complete kitchen facilities2,6221.1
No telephone service3,7111.5
OCCUPANTS PER ROOM
Occupied housing units239,528100.0
1.00 or less221,88492.6
1.01 to 1.509,3623.9
1.51 or more8,2823.5
Specified owner-occupied units30,467100.0
VALUE
Less than $50,0002971.0
$50,000 to $99,9991,4624.8
$100,000 to $149,9996,37220.9
$150,000 to $199,9998,71828.6
$200,000 to $299,9998,47327.8
$300,000 to $499,9993,62211.9
$500,000 to $999,9999303.1
$1,000,000 or more5931.9
Median (dollars)190,600(X)
MORTGAGE STATUS AND SELECTED MONTHLY OWNER COSTS
With a mortgage21,37470.2
Less than $300
150.0
$300 to $499
2840.9
$500 to $699
1,0183.3
$700 to $999
3,04910.0
$1,000 to $1,499
8,51127.9
$1,500 to $1,999
5,05716.6
$2,000 or more
3,44011.3
Median (dollars)
1,370(X)
Not mortgaged9,09329.8
Median (dollars)
398(X)
SELECTED MONTHLY OWNER COSTS AS A PERCENTAGE
OF HOUSEHOLD INCOME IN 1999
Less than 15 percent10,07933.1
15 to 19 percent5,28517.3
20 to 24 percent4,14113.6
25 to 29 percent2,7609.1
30 to 34 percent1,8105.9
35 percent or more6,07920.0
Not computed3131.0
Specified renter-occupied units162,118100.0
GROSS RENT
Less than $20015,0029.3
$200 to $29910,3666.4
$300 to $49914,2928.8
$500 to $74931,17919.2
$750 to $99938,83924.0
$1,000 to $1,49934,75921.4
$1,500 or more14,6679.0
No cash rent3,0141.9
Median (dollars)803(X)
GROSS RENT AS A PERCENTAGE OF HOUSEHOLD INCOME IN 1999
Less than 15 percent27,84417.2
15 to 19 percent20,20512.5
20 to 24 percent18,97911.7
25 to 29 percent19,27711.9
30 to 34 percent13,1738.1
35 percent or more52,01432.1
Not computed10,6266.6
(X) Not applicable.
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Census 2000 Summary File 3, Matrices H1, H7, H20, H23, H24, H30, H34, H38, H40, H43, H44, H48, H51, H62, H63, H69, H74, H76, H90, H91, and H94

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