Latest Data (2016)
Population 673,184
Nationwide Rank 22

Quick Facts

Boston, Massachusetts is the 22nd largest city in the United States as of 2016.

Boston, Massachusetts is a city.

Boston, Massachusetts is currently 16.0% smaller than it was in 1950, the year of its peak recorded population.

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

Boston, Massachusetts Border Map

Similarly Sized Cities In US

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2016
12 Jacksonville, Florida 880,619 19.5%
13 San Francisco, California 870,887 12.0%
14 Columbus, Ohio 860,090 20.1%
15 Indianapolis, Indiana 855,164 9.3%
16 Fort Worth, Texas 854,113 56.4%
17 Charlotte, North Carolina 842,051 47.7%
18 Seattle, Washington 704,352 24.8%
19 Denver, Colorado 693,060 24.6%
20 El Paso, Texas 683,080 20.9%
21 Washington, District of Columbia 681,170 19.1%
22 Boston, Massachusetts 673,184 14.0%
23 Detroit, Michigan 672,795 -28.8%
24 Nashville-Davidson, Tennessee 660,388 20.9%
25 Memphis, Tennessee 652,717 -5.4%
26 Portland, Oregon 639,863 20.7%
27 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 638,367 25.7%
28 Las Vegas, Nevada 632,912 30.6%
29 Louisville/Jefferson County, Kentucky 616,261 11.2%
30 Baltimore, Maryland 614,664 -5.2%
31 Milwaukee, Wisconsin 595,047 -0.3%
32 Albuquerque, New Mexico 559,277 24.1%

Demographics

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
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