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.
Boston is located entirely in Suffolk County.
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.
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.
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.
The total voting age population of Boston, Massachusetts, meaning US citizens 18 or older, is 483,436. The voting age population is 46.9% male and 53.1% female.
According to the latest census statistics, 11.5% of the residents of Boston are 65 or older.
The racial demographics of Boston are 52.8% White, 25.2% Black, 9.7% Asian, 6.7% Other, 5.3% Two or more races, 0.3% American Indian and 0.1% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander. Additionally, 19.8% of the population identifies as Hispanic.
In Boston, 18.9% of residents have an income below the poverty line, and the child poverty rate is 27.7%. On a per-household basis, 14.1% of families are below the poverty line in Boston.
Among those aged 16 and older, 69.8% of Boston residents are in the labor force.
Among the adult population 25 years old and over, 87.2% of Boston residents have at least a high school degree or equivalent, 49.7% have a bachelor's degree and 22.7% have a graduate or professional degree.
Among Boston residents aged 5 and older, 37.7% of them speak a non-English language at home. Broken down by language: 16.8% of residents speak Spanish at home, 11.4% speak an Indo-European language, and 7.3% speak an Asian language.
The unemployment rate in Boston is 6.6%, which is calculated among residents aged 16 or older who are in the labor force.
In Boston, 10.6% of the residents in the non-military labor force are employed by the local, state and federal government.
The median household income in Boston is $71,115.
In Boston, 35.0% of housing units are occupied by their owners.
Renters occupy 65.0% of housing units in Boston.
Of all the housing units in Boston, 49.6% of them were build before 1940.
In Boston, 11.4% of the total housing units were built after the year 2000, which is approximately 33,700 units.
The median gross monthly rent payment for renters in Boston is $1,620.
In Boston, 85.4% of households have an active broadband internet connection.
|Year||Population||Rank in US|
|13||Fort Worth, Texas||909,585||66.5%|
|15||Charlotte, North Carolina||885,708||55.4%|
|16||San Francisco, California||881,549||13.4%|
|20||Washington, District of Columbia||705,749||23.4%|
|22||El Paso, Texas||681,728||20.7%|
|25||Oklahoma City, Oklahoma||655,057||29.0%|
|27||Las Vegas, Nevada||651,319||34.4%|
|29||Louisville/Jefferson County, Kentucky||617,638||11.4%|
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