What is the current population of Boston?

Based on the latest 2020 data from the US census, the current population of Boston is 692,600. Boston, Massachusetts is the 21st largest city in the US.

What was the peak population of Boston?

The peak population of Boston was in 1950, when its population was 801,444. In 1950, Boston was the 10th largest city in the US; now its fallen to the 21st largest city in the US. Boston is currently 13.6% smaller than it was in 1950.

How quickly is Boston growing?

Boston has grown 17.3% since the 2000. Boston, Massachusetts's growth is about average. 52% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.

Is Boston the biggest city in Massachusetts?

Yes, Boston is the biggest city in the state of Massachusetts based on population. Boston is also the only city in Massachusetts that is among the top 100 biggest cities in the US.

What county is Boston, Massachusetts in?

Boston is located entirely in Suffolk County.

What is the population density of Boston, Massachusetts?

Boston has a population density of 12,792.7 people per square mile. Boston has the 3rd highest population density among large cities in the United States.

What is the size of Boston, Massachusetts in square miles?

Boston has an area of 48.3 square miles. Boston is the 2nd largest city, by area, in Massachusetts.

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
2019 692,600 21
2018 694,583 21
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

Similarly Sized Cities In US

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2019
11 Austin, Texas 978,908 45.6%
12 Jacksonville, Florida 911,507 23.7%
13 Fort Worth, Texas 909,585 66.5%
14 Columbus, Ohio 898,553 25.5%
15 Charlotte, North Carolina 885,708 55.4%
16 San Francisco, California 881,549 13.4%
17 Indianapolis, Indiana 876,384 12.0%
18 Seattle, Washington 753,675 33.6%
19 Denver, Colorado 727,211 30.7%
20 Washington, District of Columbia 705,749 23.4%
21 Boston, Massachusetts 692,600 17.3%
22 El Paso, Texas 681,728 20.7%
23 Nashville-Davidson, Tennessee 670,820 22.8%
24 Detroit, Michigan 670,031 -29.1%
25 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 655,057 29.0%
26 Portland, Oregon 654,741 23.5%
27 Las Vegas, Nevada 651,319 34.4%
28 Memphis, Tennessee 651,073 -5.6%
29 Louisville/Jefferson County, Kentucky 617,638 11.4%
30 Baltimore, Maryland 593,490 -8.5%
31 Milwaukee, Wisconsin 590,157 -1.1%

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