Boston, MA

669,469 Population
48.4 square miles 13,564.4 people per square mile

Census data: ACS 2014 1-year unless noted

 

 People

Percent of State Population
9.9%
was 9.6%
Ranked 1st Highest in MA
Population Density
13,564.4
US 88.8 people/sq mile
Dependency Ratio
32.8%
was 32.4%
US Population Dependency Ratio is 49.7
Percent Foreign Born
28.4%
was 27.7%
Ranked 6th Highest in MA
Percent Under 18
16.7%
was 16.6%
Ranked 11th Highest in MA
Percent 65 and Over
10.6%
was 10.6%
Ranked 11th Highest in MA

 Economics

Unemployment Rate
3.2
was 4.6
Ranked 8th Lowest in MA
Percent Living in Poverty
20.5%
was 21.6%
Ranked 7th Lowest in MA
Median Household Income
$58,263
was $53,583
Ranked 6th Highest in MA
Gini Income Distribution
 
54.5
53.2
US Gini Index is 42.0

 Safety

Homicides per 100,000
5.7
was 6.1
 
Violent Crimes per 100,000
706.8
was 782.4
 
Property Crimes per 100,000
2,316.1
was 2,773.1
 

 Housing

Total Housing Units
286,120
was 273,113
Ranked 1st Highest in MA
Median Rent
$1,423
was $1,263
Ranked 4th Highest in MA
Total Building Permits
2,561
was 1,776
 
Occupied Housing Units
261,492
was 251,757
 
Homeownership Rate
34.1%
was 33.6%
Ranked 11th Highest in MA
Single Family Building Permits
34
was 40
 
Residential Units Per Sq Mile
5,915.7
was 5,646.8
Ranked 3rd Highest in MA
Rental Vacancy Rate
12.5%
was 11.3%
Ranked 7th Highest in MA
Multifamily Building Permits
2,527
was 1,736
 
Persons Per Dwelling Unit
2.4
was 2.4
Ranked 12th Highest in MA
Building Permits per 1000 Housing Units
9.4
was 6.6
 
Building Permits per 1000 Residents
4.0
was 2.8
 

 Health

Percent with Insurance Under 18
99.1%
was 98.9%
 
Percent with Insurance 18 to 64
95.1%
 
Percent with Insurance Over 65
99.6%
was 98.5%
 

 Education

Percent with High School Diploma or Higher
85.9%
was 85.6%
Ranked 6th Highest in MA
Percent with Bachelors Degree or Higher
46.6%
was 45.2%
Ranked 4th Highest in MA

 Finance

Capital Spending
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No Data Available
Own Source Revenue
82.5%
was 82.3%
Ranked 94th Highest in MA
Debt Service Ratio
6.7%
was 6.7%
Ranked 83rd Highest in MA
Revenue
 
$2,711,676,024
$2,549,382,481
Ranked 1st Highest in MA
Expenditure
 
$2,477,210,351
$2,207,480,981
Ranked 1st Highest in MA
Revenue per Capita
$4,133
was $3,954
Ranked 79th Highest in MA
Expenditure per Capita
$3,776
was $3,424
Ranked 80th Highest in MA

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