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Boston, Massachusetts
Boston - Local
County: Suffolk County
Local Area Code: 617  Time Zone: Eastern  DST: Y
Location: (by ZIP) 42.362372 N, 71.066194 W
Population: (2000 census) = 589,141 (city)   

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Population Data


Subject

Number

Percent

 

 

 

Total population

589,141

100.0

 

 

 

GENDER AND AGE

 

 

Male

283,588

48.1

Female

305,553

51.9

 

 

 

Under 5 years

32,046

5.4

5 to 9 years

33,721

5.7

10 to 14 years

32,553

5.5

15 to 19 years

43,631

7.4

20 to 24 years

70,084

11.9

25 to 34 years

124,762

21.2

35 to 44 years

86,420

14.7

45 to 54 years

63,554

10.8

55 to 59 years

22,746

3.9

60 to 64 years

18,288

3.1

65 to 74 years

31,154

5.3

75 to 84 years

21,675

3.7

85 years and over

8,507

1.4

 

 

 

Median age (years)

31.1

-

 

 

 

18 years and over

472,582

80.2

Male

224,078

38.0

Female

248,504

42.2

21 years and over

432,815

73.5

62 years and over

71,847

12.2

65 years and over

61,336

10.4

Male

23,435

4.0

Female

37,901

6.4

 

 

 

RACE

 

 

One race

563,263

95.6

White

320,944

54.5

Black or African American

149,202

25.3

American Indian and Alaska Native

2,365

0.4

Asian

44,284

7.5

Asian Indian

4,442

0.8

Chinese

19,638

3.3

Filipino

1,405

0.2

Japanese

2,384

0.4

Korean

2,564

0.4

Vietnamese

10,818

1.8

Other Asian 1

3,033

0.5

Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

366

0.1

Native Hawaiian

84

0.0

Guamanian or Chamorro

44

0.0

Samoan

77

0.0

Other Pacific Islander 2

161

0.0

Some other race

46,102

7.8

Two or more races

25,878

4.4

 

 

 

Race alone or in combination with one or more other races 3

 

 

White

334,684

56.8

Black or African American

163,006

27.7

American Indian and Alaska Native

5,384

0.9

Asian

47,634

8.1

Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

1,565

0.3

Some other race

64,262

10.9

 

 

 

HISPANIC OR LATINO AND RACE

 

 

Total population

589,141

100.0

Hispanic or Latino (of any race)

85,089

14.4

Mexican

4,126

0.7

Puerto Rican

27,442

4.7

Cuban

2,221

0.4

Other Hispanic or Latino

51,300

8.7

Not Hispanic or Latino

504,052

85.6

White alone

291,561

49.5

 

 

 

RELATIONSHIP

 

 

Total population

589,141

100.0

In households

554,064

94.0

Householder

239,528

40.7

Spouse

65,747

11.2

Child

142,362

24.2

Own child under 18 years

100,177

17.0

Other relatives

41,110

7.0

Under 18 years

13,170

2.2

Nonrelatives

65,317

11.1

Unmarried partner

14,719

2.5

In group quarters

35,077

6.0

Institutionalized population

8,481

1.4

Noninstitutionalized population

26,596

4.5

 

 

 

HOUSEHOLDS BY TYPE

 

 

Total households

239,528

100.0

Family households (families)

115,096

48.1

With own children under 18 years

54,310

22.7

Married-couple family

65,747

27.4

With own children under 18 years

28,219

11.8

Female householder, no husband present

39,366

16.4

With own children under 18 years

22,793

9.5

Nonfamily households

124,432

51.9

Householder living alone

88,944

37.1

Householder 65 years and over

21,796

9.1

 

 

 

Households with individuals under 18 years

61,428

25.6

Households with individuals 65 years and over

45,350

18.9

 

 

 

Average household size

2.31

-

Average family size

3.17

-

 

 

 

HOUSING OCCUPANCY

 

 

Total housing units

251,935

100.0

Occupied housing units

239,528

95.1

Vacant housing units

12,407

4.9

For seasonal, recreational, or occasional use

1,568

0.6

 

 

 

Homeowner vacancy rate (percent)

1

-

Rental vacancy rate (percent)

3

-

 

 

 

HOUSING TENURE

 

 

Occupied housing units

239,528

100.0

Owner-occupied housing units

77,226

32.2

Renter-occupied housing units

162,302

67.8

 

 

 

Average household size of owner-occupied unit

2.51

-

Average household size of renter-occupied unit

2.22

-

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2000 Census Data

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    Name = Massachusetts
    Abbr = MA
    Cap. = Boston
    Pop. = 6,349,097
    Statehood = Feb. 6, 1788
    Web = www.mass.gov
    Land Area = 7,840 sq.mi.
    Highest Point = Mt Greylock (3,491ft.)
    Lowest Point = Atlantic Ocean
    (Sea Level)

    Area Code(s) = 339 351 413 
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