Latest Data (2015)
Population 667,137
Nationwide Rank 23

Quick Facts

Boston, Massachusetts is the 23rd largest city in the United States as of 2015.

Boston, Massachusetts is a city.

Boston, Massachusetts is currently 16.8% smaller than it was in 1950, the year of its peak recorded population.

Boston, Massachusetts's growth is about average. 54% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.

Boston, Massachusetts Border Map

Similarly Sized Cities

Rank Name Growth
2000-2015
17 Charlotte, North Carolina 45.1%
18 Seattle, Washington 21.3%
19 Denver, Colorado 22.7%
20 El Paso, Texas 20.5%
21 Detroit, Michigan -28.3%
22 Washington, District of Columbia 17.5%
23 Boston, Massachusetts 12.9%
24 Memphis, Tennessee -4.9%
25 Nashville-Davidson, Tennessee 19.9%
26 Portland, Oregon 19.3%
27 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 24.3%
28 Las Vegas, Nevada 28.7%
29 Baltimore, Maryland -4.1%

Demographics

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
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