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Population Demographics for Boston, Massachusetts in 2017, 2018

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Population Demographics by Race

RacePopulation% of Total
Total Population617,594100
Black or African American150,43724
Hispanic or Latino107,91717
Some Other Race51,8938
Two or More Races24,3323
American Indian2,399Below 1%
Three or more races2,085Below 1%
Native Hawaiian Pacific Islander265Below 1%

Population Demographics by Race and gender.

Total Population295,951321,643617,594
Black or African American68,76381,674150,437
Hispanic or Latino52,41155,506107,917
Some Other Race25,11526,77851,893
Two or More Races11,18613,14624,332
American Indian1,1661,2332,399
Three or more races9231,1622,085
Native Hawaiian Pacific Islander128137265

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Demographic population totals

Total population in Boston

Total Population:617,594
Male Population:295,951
Female Population:321,643

Demographic median age by sex

Median age in Boston

Both sexes31

Demographic sex by age for the population in households

Population in households in Boston

Total Population:571,380
Male Population:273,447
Under 5 years:16,294
5 to 9 years:13,553
10 to 14 years:13,452
15 to 17 years:8,939
18 and 19 years:7,458
20 years:5,825
21 years:6,533
22 to 24 years:22,145
25 to 29 years:34,993
30 to 34 years:25,651
35 to 39 years:19,352
40 to 44 years:17,403
45 to 49 years:17,002
50 to 54 years:15,645
55 to 59 years:13,650
60 and 61 years:4,990
62 to 64 years:6,465
65 and 66 years:3,602
67 to 69 years:4,657
70 to 74 years:5,952
75 to 79 years:4,329
80 to 84 years:3,141
85 years and over:2,416
Female Population:297,933
Under 5 years:15,839
5 to 9 years:13,118
10 to 14 years:12,926
15 to 17 years:8,772
18 and 19 years:7,020
20 years:5,585
21 years:6,470
22 to 24 years:24,880
25 to 29 years:37,865
30 to 34 years:26,818
35 to 39 years:20,521
40 to 44 years:18,319
45 to 49 years:17,872
50 to 54 years:17,472
55 to 59 years:15,765
60 and 61 years:6,003
62 to 64 years:7,840
65 and 66 years:4,407
67 to 69 years:5,601
70 to 74 years:7,873
75 to 79 years:6,387
80 to 84 years:5,367
85 years and over:5,213

Demographic average population of home by age

Average household size in Boston

Under 18 years:0
18 years and over:2

Demographic household type

Number of occupied homes in Boston

Family led homes:116,244
Husband-wife family:64,502
Other family:51,742
Population of male led with no wife present:10,441
Population female led with no husband present:41,301
Population of Nonfamily homes:136,455
Population living alone:93,701
Population not living alone:42,754

Demographic population of homes with people under 18 years old by type

Total occupied homes in Boston with people under 18 years old:

Population of homes with one or more people under 18 years:58,610
Population of family homes:58,166
Husband-wife family:27,176
Under 6 years only:9,690
Under 6 years and 6 to 17 years:5,323
6 to 17 years only:12,163
Other family:30,990
Male householder, no wife present:4,498
Under 6 years only:1,273
Under 6 years and 6 to 17 years:795
6 to 17 years only:2,430
Female led with no husband present:26,492
Under 6 years only:5,760
Under 6 years and 6 to 17 years:6,120
6 to 17 years only:14,612
Nonfamily households:444
Male led households:256
Under 6 years only:72
Under 6 years and 6 to 17 years:14
6 to 17 years only:170
Female led householder:188
Under 6 years only:52
Under 6 years and 6 to 17 years:9
6 to 17 years only:127
Households with no people under 18 years:194,089
Family households:58,078
Husband-wife family:37,326
Other family:20,752
Male led with no wife present:5,943
Female led with no husband present:14,809
Nonfamily households:136,011
Male led householder:64,528
Female led householder:71,483

Demographic type of home by age of owner-renter

Total number led homes in Boston, by type

Total Home Population:252,699
Population of Family homes:116,244
Population of 15 to 24 year olds:4,253
Population of 25 to 34 year olds:24,467
Population of 35 to 44 year olds:26,819
Population of 45 to 54 year olds:24,625
Population of 55 to 59 year olds:9,929
Population of 60 to 64 year olds:8,258
Population of 65 to 74 year olds:10,374
Population of 75 to 84 year olds:5,687
Population of 85 year olds and over:1,832
Population of  Nonfamily Homes:136,455
Population of 15 to 24 year olds:21,303
Population of 25 to 34 year olds:38,991
Population of 35 to 44 year olds:17,386
Population of 45 to 54 year olds:17,674
Population of 55 to 59 year olds:8,606
Population of 60 to 64 year olds:8,372
Population of 65 to 74 year olds:11,762
Population of 75 to 84 year olds:8,238
Population of 85 year olds and over:4,123

Demographic population of homes with people 60 year olds and over

 households in Boston containing people over 60

Total Population:252,699
Population of homes with one or more people 60 years and over:66,268
1-person household:30,200
2-or-more-person household:36,068
Family households:33,092
Nonfamily households:2,976
Population of homes with no people 60 years and over:186,431
1-person household:63,501
2-or-more-person household:122,930
Family homes:83,152
Nonfamily homes:39,778

Demographic population of multigenerational homes

 homes in Boston with multiple generations.

Total Population:252,699
Home has three or more generations:8,836
Home does not have three or more generations:243,863

Demographic presence of unmarried partner of home owner-renter

Unmarried population in Boston under 18 years old in homes

Total Population:102,804
Unmarried partner of home lead present:8,320
In family homes:8,201
Population of male led and male partner homes:260
Population of male led and female partner households:2,561
Population of female led and female partner households:606
Population of female led and male partner households:4,774
In nonfamily homes:119
Population of male led and male partner homes:4
Population of male led and female partner homes:77
Population of female led and female partner homes:11
Population of female led and male partner homes:27
No unmarried partner of home lead present:94,484
In family homes:94,040
Population of husband-wife family homes:48,211
Population of male lead with no wife present, family homes:4,449
Population of female lead with no husband present, family homes:41,380
In nonfamily homes:444

Demographic population in families by age

Population in families living in Boston

Total Population:358,157
Population Under 18 years:101,456
Population 18 years and over:256,701

Demographic tenure of people in homes

How long in Boston have lived in one place.

Population of Owner occupied homes:85,791
Family home:49,798
Nonfamily homess:35,993
Male led home:16,394
Living alone:11,568
Not living alone:4,826
Female led home:19,599
Living alone:16,271
Not living alone:3,328
Population of Renter occupied homes:166,908
Family run homes:66,446
Husband-wife family:28,300
Other family:38,146
Male led with no wife present:6,948
Female led with no husband present:31,198
Nonfamily Homes:100,462
Male led homes:48,390
Male living alone:30,320
Male not living alone:18,070
Female led homes:52,072
Females living alone:35,542
Females not living alone:16,530

Content provided by the US Census bureau for the years 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015.

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