Boston, MA
Quality of Life, Demographics, And Statistics

Demographics | Crime | Cost Of Living
Updated: 2022-04-08
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Boston, Massachusetts Info Snack

Population
689,326
Unemployment
6.9%
Poverty
18.0%
Median Home
$581,200
Median Income
$76,298
Median Rent
$1,685

Boston SnackAbility

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

Boston, MA Crime Report

17,369
Total Crimes
2,490.8
Total Crimes / 100k People
6.17%
Above National Average
Statistic Count
Raw
Boston
/ 100k People
Massachusetts
/ 100k People
National
/ 100k People
Total Crimes Per 100K 17,369 2,490.8 1,362.0 2,346.0
Violent Crime 4,354 624.4 308.8 387.8
Murder 58 8.3 2.3 6.5
Robbery 919 131.8 43.7 73.9
Aggravated Assault 3,193 457.9 235.9 279.7
Property Crime 13,015 1,866.4 1,053.2 1,958.2
Burglary 1,698 243.5 149.7 314.2
Larceny 10,037 1,439.4 804.3 1,398.0
Car Theft 1,280 183.6 99.2 246.0

Boston, MA Cost Of Living

148
Boston's Overall Cost Of Living
1.5x
Higher Than The National Average
Living Expense Boston Massachusetts National Average
Overall 148 132 100
Services 129 119 100
Groceries 114 112 100
Health 120 123 100
Housing 204 164 100
Transportation 110 109 100
Utilities 124 116 100

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Population over time in Boston

Year Population % Change
2020 689,326 1.5%
2019 679,413 1.5%
2018 669,158 1.7%
2017 658,279 1.2%
2016 650,281 1.7%
2015 639,594 1.7%
2014 629,182 1.5%
2013 619,662 1.6%
2012 609,942 1.2%
2011 602,609 -

Race / Ethnicity in Boston

White
44.7% (308,346)
African American
22.0% (151,564)
American Indian
0.2% (1,388)
Asian
9.7% (67,041)
Hawaiian
0.0% (331)
Other
0.7% (4,918)
Two Or More
3.1% (21,035)
Hispanic
19.5% (134,703)
Race Boston MA USA
White 44.7% 70.8% 60.1%
African American 22.0% 6.8% 12.2%
American Indian 0.2% 0.1% 0.6%
Asian 9.7% 6.7% 5.6%
Hawaiian 0.0% 0.0% 0.2%
Other 0.7% 0.8% 0.3%
Two Or More 3.1% 2.7% 2.8%
Hispanic 19.5% 12.0% 18.2%

Gender in Boston

Female
52.0% (358,766)
Male
48.0% (330,560)
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% (48,252)
9-12th Grade
5.0% (34,466)
High School / GED
19.0% (130,971)
Some College
13.0% (89,612)
Associate's Degree
5.0% (34,466)
Bachelor's Degree
28.0% (193,011)
Master's Degree
15.0% (103,398)
Professional Degree
5.0% (34,466)
Doctorate Degree
3.0% (20,679)
Education Boston MA USA
< 9th Grade 7.0% 3.0% 5.0%
9-12th Grade 5.0% 5.0% 7.0%
High School / GED 19.0% 24.0% 27.0%
Some College 13.0% 15.0% 20.0%
Associate's Degree 5.0% 8.0% 9.0%
Bachelor's Degree 28.0% 25.0% 20.0%
Master's Degree 15.0% 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
9.3% (6,390,675)
$10,000 to $14,999
6.0% (4,164,145)
$15,000 to $24,999
7.7% (5,313,493)
$25,000 to $34,999
5.7% (3,895,418)
$35,000 to $49,999
8.4% (5,794,428)
$50,000 to $74,999
12.2% (8,434,773)
$75,000 to $99,999
10.6% (7,332,863)
$100,000 to $149,999
15.9% (10,990,337)
$150,000 to $199,999
10.0% (6,880,189)
$200,000 or more
14.1% (9,736,274)
Income Boston MA USA
Less than $10,000 9.3% 5.0% 5.8%
$10,000 to $14,999 6.0% 4.1% 4.1%
$15,000 to $24,999 7.7% 6.8% 8.5%
$25,000 to $34,999 5.7% 6.4% 8.6%
$35,000 to $49,999 8.4% 9.0% 12.0%
$50,000 to $74,999 12.2% 13.9% 17.2%
$75,000 to $99,999 10.6% 12.0% 12.8%
$100,000 to $149,999 15.9% 18.0% 15.6%
$150,000 to $199,999 10.0% 10.6% 7.1%
$200,000 or more 14.1% 14.3% 8.3%

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