Latest Data (2017)
Population 685,094
Nationwide Rank 21

Quick Facts

Boston, Massachusetts is the 21st largest city in the United States as of 2017.

Boston, Massachusetts is a city.

Boston, Massachusetts is currently 14.5% smaller than it was in 1950, the year of its peak recorded population.

Boston, Massachusetts's growth is about average. 50% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.

Boston, Massachusetts Border Map

Similarly Sized Cities In US

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2017
11 Austin, Texas 950,715 41.4%
12 Jacksonville, Florida 892,062 21.1%
13 San Francisco, California 884,363 13.7%
14 Columbus, Ohio 879,170 22.7%
15 Fort Worth, Texas 874,168 60.1%
16 Indianapolis, Indiana 863,002 10.3%
17 Charlotte, North Carolina 859,035 50.7%
18 Seattle, Washington 724,745 28.4%
19 Denver, Colorado 704,621 26.7%
20 Washington, District of Columbia 693,972 21.3%
21 Boston, Massachusetts 685,094 16.0%
22 El Paso, Texas 683,577 21.0%
23 Detroit, Michigan 673,104 -28.7%
24 Nashville-Davidson, Tennessee 667,560 22.2%
25 Memphis, Tennessee 652,236 -5.4%
26 Portland, Oregon 647,805 22.2%
27 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 643,648 26.8%
28 Las Vegas, Nevada 641,676 32.4%
29 Louisville/Jefferson County, Kentucky 621,349 12.1%
30 Baltimore, Maryland 611,648 -5.7%
31 Milwaukee, Wisconsin 595,351 -0.2%

Demographics

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
2017 685,094 21
2016 673,184 22
2015 667,137 23
2014 655,884 24
2013 645,966 24
2012 636,479 21
2011 628,335 21
2010 617,594 22
2009 645,169 20
2008 636,748 21
2007 622,748 21
2006 612,192 21
2005 609,690 21
2004 607,367 20
2003 607,871 19
2002 607,931 19
2001 602,380 19
2000 590,433 20
1990 574,289 20
1980 562,994 20
1970 641,071 16
1960 697,197 13
1950 801,444 10
1940 770,816 9
1930 781,188 9
1920 748,060 7
1910 670,585 5
1900 560,892 5
1890 448,477 6
1880 362,839 5
1870 250,526 7
1860 177,840 5
1850 136,881 3
1840 93,383 5