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The 2014 Boston, Massachusetts, population is 619,662. There are 12,836 people per square mile (population density).

Family in Boston, Massachusetts

The median age is 30.9. The US median is 37.2. 31.77% of people in Boston, Massachusetts, are married. 7.55% are divorced.

The average household size is 2.31 people. 23.25% of people are married, with children. 26.72% have children, but are single.

Race in Boston, Massachusetts

53.83% of people are white, 25.40% are black, 9.06% are asian, 0.34% are native american, and 7.08% claim 'Other'.

17.40% of the people in Boston, Massachusetts, claim hispanic ethnicity (meaning 82.60% are non-hispanic).

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  PEOPLEBoston, MassachusettsUnited States
  Population  619,662309,138,711
  Population - 2010  617,594308,745,538
  Population - 2000  588,292285,036,114
  Population - 1990  572,777251,960,433
  Pop. 1990 to Now  8.19%22.69%
  Pop. 2000 to Now  5.33%8.46%
  Pop. Density  12,83688
  Land Area  48.2773,531,905.42
  Water Area  41.363264,836.79
  Median Age  30.937.2
  Female Population  52.17%50.83%
  Male Population  47.83%49.18%
  Age 0 to 4  5.33%6.51%
  Age 5 to 9  4.38%6.57%
  Age 10 to 14  4.21%6.68%
  Age 15 to 17  2.97%4.17%
  Age 18 to 20  8.38%4.45%
  Age 21 to 24  10.45%5.52%
  Age 25 to 34  21.06%13.32%
  Age 35 to 44  12.56%13.34%
  Age 45 to 54  11.29%14.44%
  Age 55 to 59  5.00%6.37%
  Age 60 to 64  4.18%5.48%
  Age 65 to 74  5.31%7.12%
  Age 75 to 84  3.34%4.25%
  Age 85 and over  1.56%1.78%
  White  53.83%74.17%
  Black  25.40%12.56%
  Asian  9.06%4.81%
  Native American  0.34%0.82%
  Hawaiian, Pacific Islander  0.05%0.17%
  Other  7.08%4.79%
  Two or More Races  4.24%2.68%
  Hispanic  17.40%16.35%
  Non-Hispanic  82.60%83.65%
  Households  248,704115,226,802
  Family Households  116,37376,595,548
  Non Family Households  132,33138,631,254
  Household Size  2.312.61
  Married Population  31.77%51.40%
  Single Population  68.23%48.60%
  Now Married  28.87%49.23%
  Married but Separated  2.90%2.17%
  Never Married  56.40%31.83%
  Widowed  4.29%6.02%
  Divorced  7.55%10.75%
  Married, w/children  23.25%32.53%
  Married, no children  33.21%41.14%
  Single, w/children  26.72%16.88%
  Single, no children  16.82%9.45%
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