Latest Data (2018)
Population 694,583
Nationwide Rank 21

Quick Facts

Boston, Massachusetts is the 21st largest city in the United States as of 2018.

Boston, Massachusetts is a city.

Boston, Massachusetts is currently 13.3% smaller than it was in 1950, the year of its peak recorded population.

Boston, Massachusetts's growth is about average. 51% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.

Boston, Massachusetts Border Map

Similarly Sized Cities In US

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2018
11 Austin, Texas 964,254 43.4%
12 Jacksonville, Florida 903,889 22.7%
13 Fort Worth, Texas 895,008 63.9%
14 Columbus, Ohio 892,533 24.6%
15 San Francisco, California 883,305 13.6%
16 Charlotte, North Carolina 872,498 53.1%
17 Indianapolis, Indiana 867,125 10.8%
18 Seattle, Washington 744,955 32.0%
19 Denver, Colorado 716,492 28.8%
20 Washington, District of Columbia 702,455 22.8%
21 Boston, Massachusetts 694,583 17.6%
22 El Paso, Texas 682,669 20.8%
23 Detroit, Michigan 672,662 -28.8%
24 Nashville-Davidson, Tennessee 669,053 22.5%
25 Portland, Oregon 653,115 23.2%
26 Memphis, Tennessee 650,618 -5.7%
27 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 649,021 27.8%
28 Las Vegas, Nevada 644,644 33.0%
29 Louisville/Jefferson County, Kentucky 620,118 11.9%
30 Baltimore, Maryland 602,495 -7.1%
31 Milwaukee, Wisconsin 592,025 -0.8%

Demographics

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
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