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United StatesU.S. StatisticsCensus DataMassachusetts

Social Statistics

Boston, Massachusetts,

Number

Percent

SCHOOL ENROLLMENT
Population 3 years and over enrolled in school185,384100.0
Nursery school, preschool6,8333.7
Kindergarten7,9344.3
Elementary school (grades 1-8)55,37229.9
High school (grades 9-12)29,39815.9
College or graduate school85,84746.3
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT
Population 25 years and over377,574100.0
Less than 9th grade34,3219.1
9th to 12th grade, no diploma45,30812.0
High school graduate (includes equivalency)90,56824.0
Some college, no degree54,80914.5
Associate degree18,3164.9
Bachelor's degree76,44220.2
Graduate or professional degree57,81015.3
Percent high school graduate or higher78.9(X)
Percent bachelor's degree or higher35.6(X)
MARITAL STATUS
Population 15 years and over490,749100.0
Never married247,90350.5
Now married, except separated164,95933.6
Separated14,8233.0
Widowed28,2175.7
Female
22,9904.7
Divorced34,8477.1
Female
20,8994.3
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS
Grandparent living in household with one or more own grandchildren under 18 years12,126100.0
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren4,14234.2
VETERAN STATUS
Civilian population 18 years and over472,979100.0
Civilian veterans30,4756.4
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION
Population 5 to 20 years122,506100.0
With a disability13,12910.7
Population 21 to 64 years368,831100.0
With a disability80,85621.9
Percent employed
54.2(X)
No disability287,97578.1
Percent employed
74.6(X)
Population 65 years and over57,462100.0
With a disability26,26845.7
RESIDENCE IN 1995
Population 5 years and over557,376100.0
Same house in 1995266,24247.8
Different house in the U.S. in 1995249,80544.8
Same county
124,77822.4
Different county
125,02722.4
Same state
52,0909.3
Different state
72,93713.1
Elsewhere in 199541,3297.4
NATIVITY AND PLACE OF BIRTH
Total population589,141100.0
Native437,30574.2
Born in United States
418,14671.0
State of residence
279,41147.4
Different state
138,73523.5
Born outside United States
19,1593.3
Foreign born151,83625.8
Entered 1990 to March 2000
73,67012.5
Naturalized citizen
56,6819.6
Not a citizen
95,15516.2
REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN
Total (excluding born at sea)151,831100.0
Europe26,53517.5
Asia36,43524.0
Africa13,6129.0
Oceania3640.2
Latin America72,20747.6
Northern America2,6781.8
LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME
Population 5 years and over557,376100.0
English only371,18566.6
Language other than English186,19133.4
Speak English less than 'very well
91,06216.3
Spanish
75,71113.6
Speak English less than "very well"
36,3106.5
Other Indo-European languages
67,70612.1
Speak English less than "very well"
29,6825.3
Asian and Pacific Island languages
34,7656.2
Speak English less than "very well"
22,1574.0
ANCESTRY (single or multiple)
Total population589,141100.0

Total ancestries reported

584,13599.2
Arab5,9551.0
Czech11,2210.2
Danish9310.2
Dutch2,4950.4
English26,3844.5
French (except Basque)110,9601.9
French Canadian17,1861.2
German24,4264.1
Greek5,3250.9
Hungarian1,2360.2
Irish193,36015.8
Italian49,0178.3
Lithuanian2,7780.5
Norwegian2,2130.4
Polish13,7042.3
Portuguese4,5130.8
Russian10,2671.7
Scotch-Irish5,1380.9
Scottish7,3401.2
Slovak3480.1
Subsaharan African21,1763.6
Swedish4,2110.7
Swiss8240.1
Ukrainian2,3370.4
United States or American19,3873.3
Welsh1,5440.3
West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups)37,6146.4
Other ancestries222,24537.7
(X) Not applicable.
1 The data represent a combination of two ancestries shown separately in Summary File 3. Czech includes Czechoslovakian. French includes Alsatian. French Canadian includes Acadian/Cajun. Irish includes Celtic.



Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Census 2000 Summary File 3, Matrices P18, P19, P21, P22, P24, P36, P37, P39, P42, PCT8, PCT16, PCT17, and PCT19

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