Living in Boston, MA

Demographics | Crime | Cost Of Living
Updated: 2020-12-30

Boston, Massachusetts Info Snack

Population
684,379
Unemployment
6.6%
Poverty
18.9%
Median Home
$532,700
Median Income
$71,115
Median Rent
$1,620

Boston SnackAbility

7
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
7/10
Housing
9.5
Affordability
3
Diversity
10
Safety
N/A
Amenities
10
Education
8
Commute
5

Boston, MA Crime Report

18,331
Total Crimes
2,638.8
Total Crimes / 100k People
6.55%
Above National Average
Statistic Count
Raw
Boston
/ 100k People
Massachusetts
/ 100k People
National
/ 100k People
Total Crimes Per 100K 18,331 2,638.8 1,507.4 2,476.7
Violent Crime 4,324 622.5 327.6 366.7
Murder 56 8.1 2.2 5.0
Robbery 1,172 168.7 52.4 81.6
Aggravated Assault 2,818 405.7 241.0 250.2
Property Crime 14,007 2,016.3 1,179.8 2,109.9
Burglary 1,853 266.7 179.0 340.5
Larceny 11,000 1,583.5 911.8 1,549.5
Car Theft 1,154 166.1 89.0 219.9

Boston, MA Cost Of Living

145
Boston's Overall Cost Of Living
1.4x
Higher Than The National Average
Living Expense Boston Massachusetts National Average
Overall 145 131 100
Services 130 122 100
Groceries 108 109 100
Health 118 121 100
Housing 204 165 100
Transportation 111 107 100
Utilities 115 114 100

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Population over time in Boston

Year Population % Change
2019 684,379 0.7%
2018 679,413 1.5%
2017 669,158 1.7%
2016 658,279 1.2%
2015 650,281 1.7%
2014 639,594 1.7%
2013 629,182 1.5%
2012 619,662 1.6%
2011 609,942 1.2%
2010 602,609 -

Race / Ethnicity in Boston

White
44.5% (304,524)
African American
22.7% (155,096)
American Indian
0.2% (1,376)
Asian
9.6% (65,613)
Hawaiian
0.1% (365)
Other
0.8% (5,278)
Two Or More
2.4% (16,370)
Hispanic
19.8% (135,757)
Race Boston MA USA
White 44.5% 71.6% 60.7%
African American 22.7% 6.9% 12.3%
American Indian 0.2% 0.1% 0.7%
Asian 9.6% 6.6% 5.5%
Hawaiian 0.1% 0.0% 0.2%
Other 0.8% 0.8% 0.2%
Two Or More 2.4% 2.1% 2.4%
Hispanic 19.8% 11.8% 18.0%

Gender in Boston

Female
52.0% (355,875)
Male
48.0% (328,503)
Gender Boston MA USA
Female 52.0% 51.5% 50.8%
Male 48.0% 48.5% 49.2%

Highest level of educational attainment in Boston for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
7.0% (47,906)
9-12th Grade
6.0% (41,062)
High School / GED
20.0% (136,875)
Some College
13.0% (88,969)
Associate's Degree
5.0% (34,218)
Bachelor's Degree
27.0% (184,782)
Master's Degree
14.0% (95,813)
Professional Degree
5.0% (34,218)
Doctorate Degree
3.0% (20,531)
Education Boston MA USA
< 9th Grade 7.0% 4.0% 6.0%
9-12th Grade 6.0% 5.0% 7.0%
High School / GED 20.0% 24.0% 27.0%
Some College 13.0% 15.0% 20.0%
Associate's Degree 5.0% 8.0% 8.0%
Bachelor's Degree 27.0% 24.0% 20.0%
Master's Degree 14.0% 14.0% 9.0%
Professional Degree 5.0% 3.0% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 3.0% 3.0% 1.0%

Household Income For Boston, Massachusetts

Less than $10,000
9.9% (6,761,468)
$10,000 to $14,999
6.2% (4,235,947)
$15,000 to $24,999
8.1% (5,555,078)
$25,000 to $34,999
6.3% (4,295,365)
$35,000 to $49,999
8.4% (5,730,539)
$50,000 to $74,999
13.0% (8,913,721)
$75,000 to $99,999
10.3% (7,021,231)
$100,000 to $149,999
15.7% (10,726,987)
$150,000 to $199,999
9.4% (6,418,163)
$200,000 or more
12.8% (8,779,396)
Income Boston MA USA
Less than $10,000 9.9% 5.2% 6.0%
$10,000 to $14,999 6.2% 4.2% 4.3%
$15,000 to $24,999 8.1% 7.2% 8.9%
$25,000 to $34,999 6.3% 6.7% 8.9%
$35,000 to $49,999 8.4% 9.3% 12.3%
$50,000 to $74,999 13.0% 14.2% 17.2%
$75,000 to $99,999 10.3% 12.1% 12.7%
$100,000 to $149,999 15.7% 17.8% 15.1%
$150,000 to $199,999 9.4% 10.2% 6.8%
$200,000 or more 12.8% 13.2% 7.7%

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