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The 2016 Boston, Massachusetts, population is 667,137. There are 13,794 people per square mile (population density).

Family in Boston, Massachusetts

The median age is 31.3. The US median is 37.4. 31.50% of people in Boston, Massachusetts, are married. 7.82% are divorced.

The average household size is 2.36 people. 22.36% of people are married, with children. 27.08% have children, but are single.

Race in Boston, Massachusetts

46.03% of people are white, 22.69% are black, 9.08% are asian, 0.19% are native american, and 1.31% claim 'Other'.

18.37% of the people in Boston, Massachusetts, claim hispanic ethnicity (meaning 81.63% are non-hispanic).

  PEOPLEBoston, MassachusettsUnited States
  Population  667,137321,418,820
  Population - 2010  602,609308,745,538
  Population - 2000  589,141285,036,114
  Population - 1990  574,283251,960,433
  Pop. 1990 to Now  16.17%27.57%
  Pop. 2000 to Now  13.24%12.76%
  Pop. Density  13,79491
  Land Area  483,531,905
  Water Area  41264,837
  Median Age  31.337.4
  Female Population  52.17%50.81%
  Male Population  47.83%49.19%
  White  46.03%62.77%
  Black  22.69%12.24%
  Asian  9.08%4.95%
  Native American  0.19%0.66%
  Hawaiian, Pacific Islander  0.01%0.16%
  Other  1.31%0.20%
  Two or More Races  2.31%2.13%
  Hispanic  18.37%16.90%
  Non-Hispanic  81.63%83.10%
  Households  251,212116,211,000
  Family Households  119,71876,958,100
  Non Family Households  131,49439,253,000
  Household Size  2.362.63
  Married Population  31.50%50.58%
  Single Population  68.50%49.42%
  Now Married  28.64%48.41%
  Married but Separated  2.86%2.17%
  Never Married  56.53%32.55%
  Widowed  4.15%5.95%
  Divorced  7.82%10.92%
  Married, w/children  22.36%31.68%
  Married, no children  33.09%41.44%
  Single, w/children  27.08%16.94%
  Single, no children  17.47%9.95%

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Not for me - 3/13/2018
I wouldn't go near Boston unless you make or will make at least 150K a year. Better check the cost of living. Rent here is two or three times what it is in most US... (Read More)

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Historical, culture, - 2/7/2018
Very convenient to get around by foot.. car traffic is more difficult. Top on historic, preservation, like walking back in history. North End, Haymarket Square, Boston... (Read More)

Ya know what? - 1/11/2018
The worst thing about Boston is that it is so expensive. And you know why? Supply and demand: people want to live here. I don't understand all the bad reviews. ... (Read More)

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