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Boston city, Massachusetts

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Boston city, Massachusetts
Population estimates, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 694,583
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 694,583
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2018) 617,786
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2018, (V2018) 12.4%
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 617,594
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
5.2%
Persons under 18 years, percent
16.3%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
11.0%
Female persons, percent
51.9%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
52.8%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
25.3%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.4%
Asian alone, percent(a)
9.5%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.0%
Two or More Races, percent
4.9%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
19.4%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
44.9%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2013-2017 16,221
Foreign born persons, percent, 2013-2017 28.3%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2018, (V2018) X
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2013-2017 35.3%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2013-2017 $455,100
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2013-2017 $2,293
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2013-2017 $776
Median gross rent, 2013-2017 $1,445
Building permits, 2018 X
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2013-2017 263,229
Persons per household, 2013-2017 2.36
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2013-2017 79.5%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2013-2017 37.6%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2013-2017 88.2%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2013-2017 81.4%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2013-2017 86.1%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2013-2017 47.4%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2013-2017 8.7%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
4.2%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2013-2017 68.8%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2013-2017 66.2%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 4,409,241
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 16,734,496
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 3,334,504
Total merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 7,074,780
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 7,885,597
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $12,389
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2013-2017 30.4
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2017 dollars), 2013-2017 $62,021
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2017 dollars), 2013-2017 $39,686
Persons in poverty, percent
20.5%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2016 X
Total employment, 2016 X
Total annual payroll, 2016 ($1,000) X
Total employment, percent change, 2015-2016 X
Total nonemployer establishments, 2017 X
All firms, 2012 59,268
Men-owned firms, 2012 33,543
Women-owned firms, 2012 19,390
Minority-owned firms, 2012 17,686
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 37,403
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 4,569
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 50,282
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 12,792.7
Land area in square miles, 2010 48.28
FIPS Code 2507000
Value Notes

Estimates are not comparable to other geographic levels due to methodology differences that may exist between different data sources.

Some estimates presented here come from sample data, and thus have sampling errors that may render some apparent differences between geographies statistically indistinguishable. Click the Quick Info icon to the left of each row in TABLE view to learn about sampling error.

The vintage year (e.g., V2018) refers to the final year of the series (2010 thru 2018). Different vintage years of estimates are not comparable.

Fact Notes Value Flags

QuickFacts data are derived from: Population Estimates, American Community Survey, Census of Population and Housing, Current Population Survey, Small Area Health Insurance Estimates, Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates, State and County Housing Unit Estimates, County Business Patterns, Nonemployer Statistics, Economic Census, Survey of Business Owners, Building Permits.

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