Boston, Massachusetts

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Population in 2017: 685,094 (100% urban, 0% rural).
Population change since 2000: +16.3%
 
Males: 330,819  (48.3%)
Females: 354,275  (51.7%)
Median resident age:

32.3 years
Massachusetts median age:

39.5 years

Zip codes: 02108, 02109, 02110, 02111, 02113, 02114, 02115, 02116, 02118, 02119, 02120, 02121, 02122, 02124, 02125, 02126, 02127, 02128, 02129, 02130, 02131, 02132, 02134, 02135, 02136, 02151, 02152, 02163, 02199, 02203, 02210, 02215, 02467.

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Estimated median household income in 2017: $66,758 (it was $39,629 in 2000)
Boston:

$66,758
MA:

$77,385

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $42,236 (it was $23,353 in 2000)

Boston city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $540,600 (it was $210,100 in 2000)
Boston:

$540,600
MA:

$385,400

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $700,914; detached houses: $524,281; townhouses or other attached units: over $1,000,000; in 2-unit structures: $577,010; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $643,310; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $912,177; mobile homes: $185,000

Median gross rent in 2017: $1,541.

March 2019 cost of living index in Boston: 147.7 (very high, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 18.7%
(10.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 20.8% for Black residents, 27.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 27.1% for American Indian residents, 13.4% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 28.8% for other race residents, 27.3% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Boston, MA (2017)
    • 300,12643.9%White alone
    • 158,08023.1%Black alone
    • 139,49320.4%Hispanic
    • 66,0669.7%Asian alone
    • 12,9291.9%Two or more races
    • 4,6730.7%Other race alone
    • 1,6480.2%American Indian alone

Races in Boston detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Massachusetts and other state lists, there were 342 registered sex offenders living in Boston, Massachusetts as of July 03, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Boston is 1,967 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is lower than the state average.


Crime rates in Boston by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
73
(12.9)
75
(13.3)
65
(11.0)
62
(10.3)
50
(8.0)
73
(11.3)
63
(10.1)
57
(9.0)
39
(6.1)
53
(8.1)
38
(5.7)
49
(7.3)
57
(8.3)
56
(8.1)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
268
(47.2)
275
(48.9)
263
(44.4)
237
(39.2)
269
(43.1)
256
(39.7)
271
(43.6)
249
(39.5)
279
(43.3)
280
(42.8)
240
(36.1)
278
(41.3)
290
(42.5)
278
(40.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
2,649
(466.7)
2,698
(479.7)
2,242
(378.8)
2,398
(396.7)
2,277
(364.8)
1,926
(299.0)
1,904
(306.4)
1,910
(302.9)
1,868
(290.2)
1,680
(256.7)
1,551
(233.1)
1,530
(227.0)
1,404
(205.6)
1,172
(168.7)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
4,489
(790.9)
4,485
(797.5)
4,267
(721.0)
3,979
(658.3)
3,596
(576.1)
3,564
(553.4)
3,014
(485.1)
3,050
(483.6)
2,851
(442.8)
2,736
(418.1)
2,873
(431.9)
2,910
(431.8)
2,819
(412.8)
2,818
(405.7)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
4,531
(798.3)
4,121
(732.8)
3,810
(643.7)
3,493
(577.9)
2,955
(473.4)
3,587
(556.9)
3,482
(560.4)
3,325
(527.2)
3,096
(480.9)
2,680
(409.5)
2,357
(354.3)
1,837
(272.6)
2,109
(308.8)
1,853
(266.7)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
15,957
(2,811)
16,897
(3,004)
17,351
(2,932)
16,531
(2,735)
15,507
(2,484)
15,004
(2,330)
14,064
(2,263)
13,400
(2,125)
13,147
(2,042)
13,077
(1,998)
11,772
(1,770)
11,429
(1,696)
10,952
(1,604)
11,000
(1,583)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
4,717
(831.1)
4,076
(724.8)
3,418
(577.5)
2,405
(397.9)
2,287
(366.4)
2,037
(316.3)
1,899
(305.6)
1,624
(257.5)
1,610
(250.1)
1,512
(231.0)
1,279
(192.3)
1,223
(181.5)
1,205
(176.5)
1,154
(166.1)
Arson
(per 100,000)
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City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)596.5598.7523.9484.2437.0412.3398.3379.7357.8338.1307.6303.5294.8275.2

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City-data.com crime index in Boston, MA

Crime rate in Boston detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 2,715 (2,122 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.05
Massachusetts average:

2.42
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Ancestries: Irish (7.9%), Haitian (5.3%), Cape Verdean (4.0%), Italian (3.7%), Jamaican (1.9%), American (1.7%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 20 feet

Land area: 48.4 square miles.

Population density: 14,147 people per square mile   (very high).

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199,930 residents are foreign born (14.0% Latin America, 5.3% Asia, 3.5% Africa, 3.2% Europe).

This city:

29.3%
Massachusetts:

16.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $3,343 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $3,370 (0.6%)

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Bronx, NY (176.5 miles , pop. 1,332,650).

Nearest cities:

Brookline, MA (1.5 miles ),
Cambridge, MA (1.9 miles ),
Milton, MA (2.2 miles ),
Somerville, MA (2.2 miles ),
Watertown, MA (2.4 miles ),
Chelsea, MA (2.4 miles ),
Quincy, MA (2.4 miles ),
Newton, MA (2.5 miles )

Latitude: 42.32 N, Longitude: 71.09 W

Boston nicknames or aliases (official or unofficial): Athens of America, Beantown or Bean Town and variations 'The Bean', 'DA BEAN', BeanCity, B-town, etc, The Hub , the Hub of the Universe, City of Notions, The Cradle of Liberty, Puritan City

Daytime population change due to commuting: +300,598 (+44.0%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 257,084 (69.3%)

Area codes: 617, 857

Distribution of median household income in Boston, MA in 2017
Distribution of house value in Boston, MA in 2017

Property values in Boston, MA

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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 85 buildings, average cost: $105,700
  • 1998: 88 buildings, average cost: $92,600
  • 1999: 127 buildings, average cost: $105,800
  • 2000: 96 buildings, average cost: $111,900
  • 2001: 78 buildings, average cost: $134,300
  • 2002: 71 buildings, average cost: $144,700
  • 2003: 100 buildings, average cost: $151,900
  • 2004: 102 buildings, average cost: $160,600
  • 2005: 97 buildings, average cost: $173,400
  • 2006: 94 buildings, average cost: $190,600
  • 2007: 48 buildings, average cost: $199,900
  • 2008: 23 buildings, average cost: $216,200
  • 2009: 38 buildings, average cost: $224,400
  • 2010: 23 buildings, average cost: $214,700
  • 2011: 33 buildings, average cost: $218,700
  • 2012: 40 buildings, average cost: $230,500
  • 2013: 34 buildings, average cost: $233,000
  • 2014: 48 buildings, average cost: $239,900
  • 2015: 48 buildings, average cost: $254,600
  • 2016: 56 buildings, average cost: $260,900
  • 2017: 52 buildings, average cost: $264,200
Number of permits per 10,000 Boston, MA residents
Average permit cost in Boston, MA
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

2.5%
Massachusetts:

3.1%
Unemployment by year
Historical population in Boston, MA
Historical housing units in Boston, MA

Population change in the 1990s: +16,662 (+2.9%).
Most common industries in Boston, MA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2017
  • Health care (15.5%)
  • Educational services (13.0%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (12.7%)
  • Accommodation & food services (9.0%)
  • Finance & insurance (6.5%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (4.9%)
  • Public administration (3.7%)
Most common industries for males in 2017
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (14.5%)
  • Educational services (10.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (10.2%)
  • Health care (8.7%)
  • Finance & insurance (6.9%)
  • Construction (5.8%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (5.6%)
Most common industries for females in 2017
  • Health care (22.0%)
  • Educational services (15.5%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (11.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.8%)
  • Finance & insurance (6.1%)
  • Social assistance (4.9%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (4.1%)
Most common occupations in Boston, MA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2017
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (8.1%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.5%)
  • Computer specialists (4.1%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (3.6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (2.8%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers, except child care workers (2.6%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (2.5%)
Most common occupations for males in 2017
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (7.9%)
  • Computer specialists (5.7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.7%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4.2%)
  • Postsecondary teachers (2.3%)
  • Top executives (2.1%)
  • Engineers (2.1%)
Most common occupations for females in 2017
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (8.4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.2%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.7%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers, except child care workers (3.5%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (3.4%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (2.9%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (2.9%)

Average climate in Boston, Massachusetts

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 76.2. This is about average.

City:

76.2
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.236. This is about average. Closest monitor was 0.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.236
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 12.3. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 0.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

12.3
U.S.:

5.6
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.527. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 0.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.527
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 26.1. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 0.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

26.1
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 9.21. This is about average. Closest monitor was 0.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.21
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Boston-area historical tornado activity is near Massachusetts state average. It is 45% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/9/1953, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 22.1 miles away from the Boston city center killed 90 people and injured 1228 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.

On 6/9/1953, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 19.6 miles away from the city center injured 17 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Boston-area historical earthquake activity is near Massachusetts state average. It is 90% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 199.2 miles away from Boston center
On 1/19/1982 at 00:14:42, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 MD, 4.5 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 85.5 miles away from Boston center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MB, 4.2 MS, 5.2 MW, 5.0 MW, Depth: 6.8 mi) earthquake occurred 199.7 miles away from Boston center
On 8/22/1992 at 12:20:32, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 3.8 MS, 4.7 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 226.0 miles away from Boston center
On 10/2/1994 at 11:27:22, a magnitude 3.7 (3.5 LG, 3.7 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 60.8 miles away from Boston center
On 7/22/2003 at 11:41:15, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 6.8 mi) earthquake occurred 62.6 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Suffolk County (31) is a lot greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 18
Emergencies Declared: 13

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 11, Storms: 8, Hurricanes: 7, Snowstorms: 5, Winter Storms: 4, Blizzards: 3, Snows: 3, Explosion: 1, Fire: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Snowfall: 1, Water Main Break: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Boston topographic map

Main business address for: INVESTORS FINANCIAL SERVICES CORP (INVESTMENT ADVICE), STATE STREET CORP (STATE COMMERCIAL BANKS), TERADYNE INC (INSTRUMENTS FOR MEAS & TESTING OF ELECTRICITY & ELEC SIGNALS), HANCOCK JOHN FINANCIAL SERVICES INC (LIFE INSURANCE), BOSTON CAPITAL TAX CREDIT FUND LTD PARTNERSHIP (OPERATORS OF APARTMENT BUILDINGS), CRA INTERNATIONAL, INC. (SERVICES-LEGAL SERVICES), BOSTON CAPITAL TAX CREDIT FUND III L P (OPERATORS OF APARTMENT BUILDINGS), IRON MOUNTAIN INC/PA (PUBLIC WAREHOUSING & STORAGE) and 52 other public companies.

Hospitals in Boston:

  • ARBOUR HOSPITAL, THE (provides emergency services, 49 ROBINWOOD AVENUE)
  • BETH ISRAEL DEACONESS MEDICAL CENTER (Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, 330 BROOKLINE AVENUE)
  • BOSTON MED CTR CORP/BOSTON CITY CAMPUS (provides emergency services, 1 BOSTON MEDICAL CENTER PLACE)
  • BRIGHAM AND WOMEN'S FAULKNER HOSPITAL (Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, 1153 CENTRE STREET)
  • CARNEY HOSPITAL (Proprietary, provides emergency services, 2100 DORCHESTER AVENUE)
  • ERICH LINDEMANN MENTAL HEALTH CENTER (25 STANIFORD STREET)
  • LONG ISLAND HOSP (BOSTON HARBOR)
  • MASSACHUSETTS EYE AND EAR INFIRMARY (Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, 243 CHARLES STREET)
  • MASSACHUSETTS MENTAL HEALTH CENTER (provides emergency services, 74 FENWOOD RD)
  • NEW ENGLAND DEACONESS CAMPUS (ONE DEACONESS ROAD)
  • TUFTS MEDICAL CENTER (Voluntary non-profit - Private, 800 WASHINGTON STREET)

Airports and heliports located in Boston:

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Amtrak stations:

  • BACK BAY (145 DARTMOUTH ST.) . Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, ATM, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, public transit connection.
  • BOSTON (SO. STA) (ATLANTIC AVE. & SUMMER ST.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, full-service food facilities and snack bar, ATM, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, intercity bus service, public transit connection.
  • BOSTON, NORTH STATION (126 CAUSEWAY ST.) . Services: ticket office, enclosed waiting area.

Biggest Colleges/Universities in Boston:

  • Boston University (Full-time enrollment: 29,780; Location: One Silber Way; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.bu.edu; Offers Doctor's degree)
  • Northeastern University (Full-time enrollment: 27,758; Location: 360 Huntington Ave; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.northeastern.edu; Offers Doctor's degree)
  • University of Massachusetts-Boston (Full-time enrollment: 12,625; Location: 100 Morrissey Boulevard; Public; Website: www.umb.edu; Offers Doctor's degree)
  • Bunker Hill Community College (Full-time enrollment: 8,814; Location: 250 New Rutherford Ave; Public; Website: www.bhcc.mass.edu)
  • Suffolk University (Full-time enrollment: 6,982; Location: 8 Ashburton Place; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.suffolk.edu; Offers Doctor's degree)
  • MCPHS University (Full-time enrollment: 5,491; Location: 179 Longwood Ave; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.mcphs.edu; Offers Doctor's degree)
  • Berklee College of Music (Full-time enrollment: 4,726; Location: 1140 Boylston St; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.berklee.edu; Offers Master's degree)
  • Emerson College (Full-time enrollment: 4,657; Location: 120 Boylston Street; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.emerson.edu; Offers Master's degree)
  • Wentworth Institute of Technology (Full-time enrollment: 4,418; Location: 550 Huntington Ave; Private, not-for-profit; Website: WWW.WIT.EDU; Offers Master's degree)
  • Simmons College (Full-time enrollment: 4,048; Location: 300 The Fenway; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.simmons.edu; Offers Doctor's degree)
  • Emmanuel College (Full-time enrollment: 2,287; Location: 400 The Fenway; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.emmanuel.edu; Offers Master's degree)
  • Massachusetts College of Art and Design (Full-time enrollment: 1,920; Location: 621 Huntington Ave; Public; Website: www.massart.edu; Offers Master's degree)
  • Fisher College (Full-time enrollment: 1,601; Location: 118 Beacon Street; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.fisher.edu)
  • Wheelock College (Full-time enrollment: 1,462; Location: 200 Riverway; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.wheelock.edu; Offers Master's degree)
  • MGH Institute of Health Professions (Full-time enrollment: 1,260; Location: 36 1st Avenue; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.mghihp.edu; Offers Doctor's degree)
  • Bay State College (Full-time enrollment: 1,009; Location: 122 Commonwealth Avenue; Private, for-profit; Website: www.baystate.edu)
  • New England College of Business and Finance (Full-time enrollment: 789; Location: 10 High St Ste 204; Private, for-profit; Website: www.necb.edu/; Offers Master's degree)
  • The New England Conservatory of Music (Full-time enrollment: 730; Location: 290 Huntington Ave; Private, not-for-profit; Website: necmusic.edu; Offers Doctor's degree)
  • School of the Museum of Fine Arts-Boston (Full-time enrollment: 683; Location: 230 The Fenway; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.smfa.edu; Offers Master's degree)
  • Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology (Full-time enrollment: 559; Location: 41 Berkeley St; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.bfit.edu/)

Biggest public high schools in Boston:

  • BOSTON LATIN (Students: 2,427, Location: 78 AVE LOUIS PASTEUR, Grades: 7-12)
  • QUINCY UPPER SCHOOL (Students: 488, Location: 152 ARLINGTON STREET, Grades: 6-12)
  • WILLIAM MCKINLEY (Students: 449, Location: 90 WARREN AVENUE, Grades: KG-12)
  • BOSTON ARTS ACADEMY (Students: 408, Location: 174 IPSWICH STREET, Grades: 9-12)
  • FENWAY HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 295, Location: 174 IPSWICH STREET, Grades: 9-12)
  • EDWARD M. KENNEDY ACADEMY FOR HEALTH CAREERS (HORA (Location: 360 HUNTINGTON AVENUE, Grades: 9-12, Charter school)
  • MATCH CHARTER PUBLIC SCHOOL (Location: 1001 COMMONWEALTH AVENUE, Grades: PK-12, Charter school)
  • CARTER DEVELOPMENTAL CENTER (Location: 396 NORTHAMPTON STREET, Grades: 7-12)
  • SNOWDEN INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL AT COPLEY (Location: 150 NEWBURY STREET, Grades: 9-12)
  • THE ENGLISH HIGH (Location: 144 MCBRIDE STREET, Grades: 9-12)

Private high schools in Boston:

  • WINSOR SCHOOL (Students: 434, Location: 103 PILGRIM RD, Grades: 5-12, Girls only)
  • BRITISH SCHOOL OF BOSTON (Students: 336, Location: 416 POND ST, Grades: PK-12)
  • CATHEDRAL HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 266, Location: 74 UNION PARK ST, Grades: 7-12)
  • THE NEWMAN SCHOOL (Students: 250, Location: 247 MARLBOROUGH ST, Grades: 9-12)
  • BOSTON TRINITY ACADEMY (Students: 234, Location: 17 HALE ST, Grades: 6-12)
  • MOUNT SAINT JOSEPH ACADEMY (Students: 191, Location: 617 CAMBRIDGE ST, Grades: 9-12, Girls only)
  • BOSTON UNIVERSITY ACADEMY (Students: 160, Location: 1 UNIVERSITY RD, Grades: 9-12)
  • COMMONWEALTH SCHOOL (Students: 150, Location: 151 COMMONWEALTH AVE, Grades: 9-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Boston:

  • JOSIAH QUINCY (Students: 808, Location: 885 WASHINGTON STREET, Grades: PK-5)
  • BLACKSTONE (Students: 596, Location: 380 SHAWMUT AVENUE, Grades: PK-5)
  • JOSEPH J HURLEY (Students: 284, Location: 70 WORCESTER STREET, Grades: PK-8)
  • HELEN Y. DAVIS LEADERSHIP ACADEMY CHARTER PUBLIC S (Students: 193, Location: 23 LEONARD STREET, Grades: 6-8, Charter school)
  • ELIOT ELEMENTARY (Students: 180, Location: 16 CHARTER STREET, Grades: PK-8)
  • BROOKE CHARTER SCHOOL MATTAPAN (Location: 150 AMERICAN LEGION HIGHWAY, Grades: KG-8, Charter school)
  • KIPP ACADEMY BOSTON CHARTER SCHOOL (Location: 384 WARREN STREET, Grades: KG-7, Charter school)
  • DUDLEY STREET NEIGHBORHOOD CHARTER SCHOOL (Location: 6 SHIRLEY STREET, Grades: PK-3, Charter school)
  • UP ACADEMY CHARTER SCHOOL OF DORCHESTER (Location: 35 WESTVILLE STREET, Grades: PK-6, Charter school)

Private elementary/middle schools in Boston:

  • PARK STREET SCHOOL (Students: 294, Location: 67 BRIMMER ST, Grades: PK-6)
  • KINGSLEY MONTESSORI SCHOOL (Students: 249, Location: 30 FAIRFIELD ST, Grades: PK-6)
  • THE ADVENT SCHOOL (Students: 213, Location: 15 BRIMMER ST, Grades: PK-6)
  • ST JOHN SCHOOL (Students: 206, Location: 9 MOON ST, Grades: PK-8)
  • CATHEDRAL GRAMMAR SCHOOL (Students: 142, Location: 595 HARRISON AVE, Grades: PK-6)
  • LEARNING PROJECT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 117, Location: 107 MARLBOROUGH ST, Grades: KG-6)
  • KIDS ARE PEOPLE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 80, Location: 530 COMMONWEALTH AVE, Grades: PK-6)
  • BOSTON CHILDREN'S SCHOOL (Students: 53, Location: 8 WHITTIER PL, Grades: PK-T1)
See full list of schools located in Boston

Library in Boston:

  • BOSTON PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $39,235,856; Location: 700 BOYLSTON STREET; 8,895,168 books; 12,834 e-books; 75,125 audio materials; 125,338 video materials; 46 local licensed databases; 47 state licensed databases; 4 other licensed databases; 4,673 print serial subscriptions; 140 electronic serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Boston: John F Kennedy-University of Massachusetts Station (A), Morton Street Station (B), North Station (C), Readville Station (D), Roslindale Village Station (E), Ruggles Station (F), Bellevue Station (G), Uphams Corner Station (H), West Roxbury Station (I), Yawkey Station (J), Mystic Wharf (K), Hoosac Pier (L), Dry Dock Number One (M), Dry Dock Number Two (N), East Boston Pier Number One (O), Commonwealth Pier (P), Pier Number Four (Q), Pier Number Two (R), Center Plaza (S), Sargents Wharf (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Legion Shopping Center (1), Copley Place Shopping Center (2), Washington Park Shopping Mall (3), Charles River Plaza Shopping Center (4), Fenway Plaza Shopping Center (5), Longwood Galleria Shopping Center (6), The Castle at Park Plaza Shopping Center (7), Bunker Hill Mall Shopping Center (8), Neponset Circle Shopping Center (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Main business address in Boston include: INVESTORS FINANCIAL SERVICES CORP (A), STATE STREET CORP (B), TERADYNE INC (C), HANCOCK JOHN FINANCIAL SERVICES INC (D), BOSTON CAPITAL TAX CREDIT FUND LTD PARTNERSHIP (E), CRA INTERNATIONAL, INC. (F), BOSTON CAPITAL TAX CREDIT FUND III L P (G), IRON MOUNTAIN INC/PA (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Boston include: Church of the Covenant (A), First Baptist Church (B), First Unitarian Church (C), Old South Church (D), Trinity Church (E), Society of the Holy Transfiguration Monastery Incorporated (F), The Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral of New England (G), Dharmadhatu Buddhist Center (H), Saint Pauls Assembly of God Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Mount Benedict Cemetery (1), Saint Josephs Cemetery (2), Adath Jeshurun Cemetery (3), Saint Marys Cemetery (4), Mount Lebanon Cemetery (5), Gethsemane Cemetery (6), Saint Josephs Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Storrow Lagoon (A), Chandler Pond (B), Cow Island Pond (C), Back Bay Fens (D), Turtle Pond (E), Welch Pond (F), Sprague Pond (G), Willow Pond (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Muddy River (A), Stony Brook (B), Mother Brook (C), Charles River (D), Mystic River (E), Sawmill Brook (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Boston include: Harriet Tubman Park (1), Haymarket Square (2), Irish Famine Memorial (3), Rogers Park (4), Gallagher Park (5), Kenmore Square (6), Lederman Field (7), Leif Erickson Statue (8), Liberty Square (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Beaches: Orient Heights Beach (A), Savin Hill Beach (B), Carson Beach (C), Malibu Beach (D), Tenean Beach (E), L Street Beach (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Boston Fire Museum (344 Congress Street) (1), Cat Fund (Museums; 955 Boylston Street) (2), Archives of American Art Smithsonian Institution (Museums; 87 Mount Vernon Street) (3), Boston History Center & Museum (55 Court Street) (4), Gardner Museum (2 Palace Road) (5), Boston Sparks Association (Museums; 344 Congress Street) (6), The Bostonian Society (Museums; 206 Washington St) (7), Gibson House Museum (137 Beacon Street) (8), Boston Museum of Fine Arts - Restaurant (465 Huntington Avenue) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Hotels: Federalist Restaurant (15 Beacon Street) (1), Eco-Logical Solutions (222 Newbury Street) (2), Omni Parker Hotel (60 School Street) (3), Parker's Restaurant (60 School Street) (4), Boston Hotel Buckminster (645 Beacon Street) (5), Bello Mondo (110 Huntington Avenue) (6), Inn the of Ponte Vedra Beach Florida (73 Tremont Street) (7), Club Management of Boston (1 Avery Street) (8), Bostonian Hotel-Seasons Restaurant (North Blackstone) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Courts: United States Government - Courts Us- Bankruptcy Court- Clerk's Office (10 Causeway Street) (1), Court Appointed Special Advocates (24 New Chardon Street) (2), Citizenship Training Group Of Boston - Juvenile Court- Girls Unit (105 Chauncy) (3), Mass Commonwealth - Environmental Protection Dept- Headquarters One Winter (1 Winter Street) (4), Interactive Worldwide Boston Court Sq (1 Boston Suite 2100) (5), Mass Commonwealth - Courts- Trial Courts- Suffolk County Probate & Family C (1 Ashburton Place) (6), Mass Commonwealth - Land Court- Tty Only (24 New Chardon) (7), Langham Court Management Ofc (26 Worcester Street) (8), Mass Commonwealth - Courts- Trial Courts- Middlesex County District Courts- Cambridge District C (48 Boylston Street) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Birthplace of: Lucianne Goldberg - Literary agent, John McCarthy (computer scientist) - Computer scientist, Jane Alexander - Actress, Brian O'Leary - Astronaut, Jimmy Earl - Musician, Donna Loren - Actor, Stephen Lynch (politician) - Representative, Abbott Lawrence Lowell - University president, Caroline Zhang - Figure skater, Sheldon Adelson - Businessman.

Suffolk County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Boston and their reported violations in the past:

HAIG POINT UTILITY CO (0750036) (Address: ATTN: DAUFUSKIE ISLAND UTIL CO , Serves SC, Population served: 598, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Failure Submit IDSE/Subpart V Plan Rpt - In APR-02-2008, Contaminant: DBP STAGE 2. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (FEB-24-2011)
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
DAUFUSKIE ISLAND CLUB & RESORT (0750043) (Address: ATTN: DAUFUSKIE ISLAND UTIL CO , Serves SC, Population served: 217, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Failure Submit IDSE/Subpart V Plan Rpt - In APR-02-2008, Contaminant: DBP STAGE 2. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (FEB-24-2011)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In JAN-01-2005, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-01-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-01-2005), St Compliance achieved (JUN-14-2005), St Public Notif received (JUL-01-2005)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In JAN-01-2004, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-11-2004), St Public Notif received (JUL-19-2004), St BCA signed (DEC-13-2004), St Compliance achieved (2 times from JUN-14-2005 to JUN-14-2005)
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - In JUL-01-2003, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-13-2003), St Public Notif received (JUL-19-2004), St BCA signed (DEC-13-2004), St Compliance achieved (JUN-14-2005)
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
WESTBOROUGH STATE HOSPITAL (Address: 1 ASHBURTON PLACE, 15TH FLOOR , Population served: 150, Purch surface water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (NOV-08-2013), St Compliance achieved (NOV-08-2013)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (NOV-16-2012), St Compliance achieved (NOV-16-2012)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (AUG-29-2005), St Compliance achieved (AUG-29-2005)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (AUG-29-2005), St Compliance achieved (AUG-29-2005)
LANCASTER WOODS CONDOMINIUMS (Population served: 120, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (FEB-08-2012), St Compliance achieved (FEB-08-2012)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (AUG-17-2010), St Compliance achieved (AUG-17-2010)
  • MCL, Acute (TCR) - In JUN-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (AUG-17-2010), St Compliance achieved (AUG-17-2010)
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2010 and JUN-2010, Contaminant: Arsenic. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (JUL-23-2010), St Compliance achieved (JUL-23-2010)
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2010 and MAR-2010, Contaminant: Arsenic. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (JUN-04-2010), St Compliance achieved (JUL-23-2010)
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2009 and DEC-2009, Contaminant: Arsenic. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (FEB-01-2010), St Compliance achieved (JUL-23-2010)
  • 7 other older health violations
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In JUL-01-2008, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (DEC-05-2008), St Compliance achieved (DEC-15-2009)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2007, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (NOV-21-2007), St Compliance achieved (DEC-16-2009)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2006, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (DEC-12-2006), St Compliance achieved (SEP-22-2009)
  • 4 minor monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation
CENTURY MILL ESTATES (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2013, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (MAR-03-2014)

Drinking water stations with addresses in Boston that have no violations reported:

  • MWRA (Address: CHARLESTOWN NAVY YARD , Population served: 2,360,000, Primary Water Source Type: Surface water)
  • BOSTON WATER AND SEWER COMMISSION (MWRA) (Population served: 617,594, Primary Water Source Type: Purch surface water)
Average household size:
This city:

2.3 people
Massachusetts:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

46.0%
Whole state:

63.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

8.1%
Whole state:

7.0%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.6% of all households
  • Gay men: 1.0% of all households

People in group quarters in Boston in 2010:

  • 33,377 people in college/university student housing
  • 3,280 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 2,952 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 2,239 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 1,144 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 815 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 642 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 336 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals and psychiatric units in other hospitals
  • 280 people in military ships
  • 253 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 218 people in state prisons
  • 186 people in hospitals with patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 165 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 111 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 77 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 77 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 54 people in military barracks and dormitories (nondisciplinary)
  • 8 people in in-patient hospice facilities

People in group quarters in Boston in 2000:

  • 20,275 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 3,930 people in nursing homes
  • 2,980 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 2,171 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 929 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 890 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 705 people in hospices or homes for chronically ill
  • 702 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 571 people in religious group quarters
  • 418 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 372 people in other group homes
  • 326 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 255 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 224 people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill
  • 209 people in orthopedic wards and institutions for the physically handicapped
  • 145 people in halfway houses
  • 136 people in training schools for juvenile delinquents
  • 115 people in state prisons
  • 97 people in military ships
  • 94 people in wards in general hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 85 people in unknown juvenile institutions
  • 79 people in military barracks, etc.
  • 75 people in residential treatment centers for emotionally disturbed children
  • 60 people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children
  • 52 people in other types of correctional institutions
  • 32 people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children
  • 30 people in homes for the physically handicapped
  • 17 people in hospitals or wards for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 16 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms
  • 13 people in schools, hospitals, or wards for the intellectually disabled
  • 3 people in other workers' dormitories

Arenas or stadiums:

  • TD Banknorth Garden. Boston Celtics (NBA), Boston Bruins (NHL).
  • Agganis Arena. Boston University.
  • Matthews Arena. Northeastern University.

Banks with most branches in Boston (2011 data):

  • Bank of America, National Association: 37 branches. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation
  • Sovereign Bank, National Association: 23 branches. Info updated 2012/01/31: Bank assets: $78,146.9 mil, Deposits: $48,042.9 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 718 total offices, Holding Company: Banco Santander, S.A.
  • RBS Citizens, National Association: 17 branches. Info updated 2007/09/19: Bank assets: $106,940.6 mil, Deposits: $75,690.2 mil, headquarters in Providence, RI, positive income, 1135 total offices, Holding Company: Uk Financial Investments Limited
  • Citibank, National Association: 9 branches. Info updated 2012/01/10: Bank assets: $1,288,658.0 mil, Deposits: $882,541.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, International Specialization, 1048 total offices, Holding Company: Citigroup Inc.
  • East Boston Savings Bank: Bennington Street Branch, Orient Heights Branch, Mt. Washington Bank Branch, at 10 Meridian Street, Roxbury-Highland Branch. Info updated 2011/06/07: Bank assets: $1,946.5 mil, Deposits: $1,609.3 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 24 total offices, Holding Company: Meridian Financial Services, Inc
  • Century Bank and Trust Company: Federal Street Branch, Hotel Commonwealth Branch, State Street Boston Branch, Allston/Brighton Branch, North End Branch. Info updated 2010/05/27: Bank assets: $2,740.5 mil, Deposits: $2,148.1 mil, headquarters in Somerville, MA, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 25 total offices, Holding Company: Century Bancorp, Inc.
  • Boston Private Bank & Trust Company: Prudential Center Branch, Back Bay Branch, Seaport Boulevard Branch, at Ten Post Office Square. Info updated 2011/06/08: Bank assets: $5,848.9 mil, Deposits: $4,643.9 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 24 total offices, Holding Company: Boston Private Financial Holdings, Inc.
  • TD Bank, National Association: Broad Street Branch, Boylston Street Branch, Boston Winter Street Branch, Boston Branch. Info updated 2010/10/04: Bank assets: $188,912.6 mil, Deposits: $153,149.8 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, 1314 total offices, Holding Company: Toronto-Dominion Bank, The
  • People's United Bank: Post Office Square Branch, Boston Branch, Prudential Mall Branch, Milk Street Branch. Info updated 2012/02/16: Bank assets: $27,319.3 mil, Deposits: $20,835.4 mil, headquarters in Bridgeport, CT, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 374 total offices
  • 28 other banks with 38 local branches

For population 15 years and over in Boston:

Marital status in Boston, MA
  • Never married: 53.6%
  • Now married: 32.1%
  • Separated: 3.1%
  • Widowed: 3.7%
  • Divorced: 7.4%

For population 25 years and over in Boston:

  • High school or higher: 88.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 48.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 22.3%
  • Unemployed: 5.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 29.9 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

14.1
Massachusetts average:

12.7

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Boston
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Neighborhoods in Boston:

(Boston, Massachusetts Neighborhood Map)

Religion statistics for Boston, MA (based on Suffolk County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic332,74456
Evangelical Protestant48,562180
Other29,09471
Mainline Protestant20,380103
Orthodox7,69317
Black Protestant4,17623
None279,374-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 180
Suffolk County:

2.47 / 10,000 pop.
Massachusetts:

1.98 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 239
Suffolk County:

3.29 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.22 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 54
Suffolk County:

0.74 / 10,000 pop.
Massachusetts:

1.77 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 766
Suffolk County:

10.53 / 10,000 pop.
Massachusetts:

8.76 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.0%
State:

8.1%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

21.4%
State:

22.5%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

17.1%
State:

16.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

48.7%
State:

49.9%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

46.7%
State:

47.1%

Average BMI:
Boston:

28.4
Massachusetts:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
Boston:

19.4%
State:

21.0%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Boston:

11.9%
Massachusetts:

10.6%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.8
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

30.9%
Massachusetts:

33.4%

General health condition:
Boston:

56.5%
Massachusetts:

56.4%

Average condition of hearing:
Boston:

81.7%
Massachusetts:

78.9%

More about Health and Nutrition of Boston, MA Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2016)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Elementary and Secondary - Instruction 6,680$46,218,901$83,0281,055$4,029,703
Elementary and Secondary - Other Total 2,798$11,127,716$47,72452$99,911
Police Protection - Officers 2,179$24,380,775$134,2680$0
Firefighters 1,480$13,573,817$110,0580$0
Health 1,176$6,516,665$66,497197$269,731
Police - Other 540$3,114,974$69,222182$204,443
Streets and Highways 498$2,698,337$65,0200$0
Other and Unallocable 498$2,967,222$71,499452$154,718
Welfare 463$2,178,902$56,47362$53,622
Local Libraries 407$2,142,948$63,18350$28,684
Financial Administration 354$2,600,920$88,1674$16,944
Other Government Administration 315$1,869,528$71,22024$31,177
Sewerage 272$1,545,588$68,1880$0
Housing and Community Development (Local) 230$1,641,790$85,6591$7,276
Water Supply 219$1,264,573$69,2920$0
Solid Waste Management 208$882,001$50,8850$0
Parks and Recreation 164$787,568$57,6270$0
Fire - Other 160$1,057,586$79,3190$0
Judicial and Legal 45$284,735$75,9290$0
Totals for Government 18,686$126,854,546$81,4652,079$4,896,209

Boston government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Construction - General - Other: $64,830,000 ($94.63)
    Parks and Recreation: $60,508,000 ($88.32)
    Sewerage: $32,880,000 ($47.99)
    Water Utilities: $30,351,000 ($44.30)
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $29,505,000 ($43.07)
    Regular Highways: $21,331,000 ($31.14)
    Health - Other: $17,288,000 ($25.23)
    General Public Buildings: $13,685,000 ($19.98)
    Libraries: $12,966,000 ($18.93)
    Housing and Community Development: $12,434,000 ($18.15)
    Police Protection: $4,322,000 ($6.31)
    Hospitals: $1,125,000 ($1.64)
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $1,264,621,000 ($1845.91)
    Police Protection: $368,887,000 ($538.45)
    General - Other: $281,600,000 ($411.04)
    Hospitals: $261,422,000 ($381.59)
    Local Fire Protection: $214,520,000 ($313.12)
    Housing and Community Development: $80,864,000 ($118.03)
    Regular Highways: $63,761,000 ($93.07)
    Solid Waste Management: $60,278,000 ($87.99)
    Financial Administration: $53,216,000 ($77.68)
    Libraries: $37,233,000 ($54.35)
    Sewerage: $36,772,000 ($53.67)
    Water Utilities: $33,943,000 ($49.55)
    Parks and Recreation: $21,664,000 ($31.62)
    General Public Buildings: $21,541,000 ($31.44)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $18,612,000 ($27.17)
    Central Staff Services: $14,117,000 ($20.61)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $5,788,000 ($8.45)
    Public Welfare - Other: $3,909,000 ($5.71)
    Parking Facilities: $2,539,000 ($3.71)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $2,277,000 ($3.32)
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,897,000 ($2.77)
    Health - Other: $265,000 ($0.39)
  • Employee Retirement - Corporate Stocks: $1,239,975,000 ($1809.93)
    Corporate Bonds: $916,048,000 ($1337.11)
    Other Investments - Other: $662,425,000 ($966.91)
    Benefit Payments: $549,000,000 ($801.35)
    Total Cash and Deposits: $268,352,000 ($391.70)
    Withdrawals: $35,000 ($0.05)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $67,970,000 ($99.21)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $7,249,000 ($10.58)
    Other - Health - Other: $489,000 ($0.71)
    Other - Central Staff Services: $318,000 ($0.46)
    Other - Transit Utilities: $12,000 ($0.02)
  • Intergovernmental to State - Sewerage: $128,923,000 ($188.18)
    Transit Utilities: $82,998,000 ($121.15)
    Water Utilities: $77,917,000 ($113.73)
    Public Welfare - Categorical Assistance Programs: $64,257,000 ($93.79)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $48,646,000 ($71.01)
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $17,792,000 ($25.97)
    Hospitals: $3,632,000 ($5.30)
    Sewerage: $1,590,000 ($2.32)
    Police Protection: $1,536,000 ($2.24)
    Water Utilities: $1,468,000 ($2.14)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,319,000 ($1.93)
    Local Fire Protection: $1,247,000 ($1.82)
    Regular Highways: $1,212,000 ($1.77)
    General Public Building: $478,000 ($0.70)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $113,000 ($0.16)
    Libraries: $112,000 ($0.16)
    Central Staff Services: $109,000 ($0.16)
    Housing and Community Development: $98,000 ($0.14)
    Solid Waste Management: $80,000 ($0.12)
    Financial Administration: $63,000 ($0.09)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $5,000 ($0.01)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $1,365,954,000 ($1993.82)

Boston government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $187,450,000 ($273.61)
    Other: $20,159,000 ($29.43)
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $16,339,000 ($23.85)
    Housing and Community Development: $12,753,000 ($18.61)
    Hospital Public: $4,416,000 ($6.45)
    Parking Facilities: $1,285,000 ($1.88)
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Tuition and Transportation: $12,000 ($0.02)
  • Employee Retirement - Local Employee Contribution: $147,090,000 ($214.70)
    From Other Governments: $120,000,000 ($175.16)
    Earnings on Investments (calculated): $-16,110,000 ($-23.52)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $66,148,000 ($96.55)
    Sewerage: $11,914,000 ($17.39)
    Water Utilities: $10,998,000 ($16.05)
    Education: $2,903,000 ($4.24)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Education: $1,273,000 ($1.86)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $64,258,000 ($93.79)
    Fines and Forfeits: $61,085,000 ($89.16)
    Rents: $21,541,000 ($31.44)
    Donations From Private Sources: $7,844,000 ($11.45)
    Interest Earnings: $4,002,000 ($5.84)
    Sale of Property: $766,000 ($1.12)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $149,356,000 ($218.01)
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $343,033,000 ($500.71)
    General Local Government Support: $264,614,000 ($386.24)
    Public Welfare: $116,001,000 ($169.32)
    Other: $100,587,000 ($146.82)
    Housing and Community Development: $48,113,000 ($70.23)
    Highways: $14,630,000 ($21.35)
    Sewerage: $3,971,000 ($5.80)
    Water Utilities: $3,666,000 ($5.35)
  • Tax - Property: $2,127,263,000 ($3105.07)
    Other Selective Sales: $126,554,000 ($184.73)
    Other License: $60,669,000 ($88.56)
    Public Utility License: $7,132,000 ($10.41)
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $4,337,000 ($6.33)
    Amusements License: $1,843,000 ($2.69)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $460,000 ($0.67)

Boston government finances - Debt in 2016 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,823,338,000 ($2661.44)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,807,726,000 ($2638.65)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $241,975,000 ($353.20)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $226,364,000 ($330.41)
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - End of Fiscal Year: $25,000,000 ($36.49)

Boston government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $105,264,000 ($153.65)
  • Employee Retirement - Total Other Securities: $1,480,268,000 ($2160.68)
    Total Federal Securities: $582,479,000 ($850.22)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,563,092,000 ($2281.57)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $229,384,000 ($334.82)

9.66% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($103,452 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.66%
Massachusetts average:

5.79%

0.13% of residents moved from foreign countries ($1,322 average AGI)
Suffolk County:

0.13%
Massachusetts average:

0.05%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Middlesex County, MA  2.56% ($121,025 average AGI)
from Norfolk County, MA  1.47% ($142,190)
from Essex County, MA  0.55% ($81,995)


10.90% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($88,896 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.90%
Massachusetts average:

6.31%

0.13% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,122 average AGI)
Suffolk County:

0.13%
Massachusetts average:

0.08%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Middlesex County, MA  2.98% ($85,882 average AGI)
to Norfolk County, MA  1.83% ($93,487)
to Essex County, MA  0.78% ($91,101)
Businesses in Boston, MA
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven20JoS. A. Bank2
ALDO3Jones New York5
AT&T3Juicy Couture1
Abercrombie & Fitch1LensCrafters1
Ace Hardware1Levi Strauss & Co.1
American Eagle Outfitters2Macy's1
Ann Taylor4Marriott9
Apple Store1Marshalls2
Applebee's1MasterBrand Cabinets7
BMW1McDonald's17
Bally Total Fitness1Men's Wearhouse2
Banana Republic3Motherhood Maternity2
Barnes & Noble1New Balance10
Bath & Body Works2Nike35
Bebe1Old Navy1
Bed Bath & Beyond1Panda Express3
Ben & Jerry's5Panera Bread3
Best Western3Papa John's Pizza1
Blockbuster1Payless1
Brooks Brothers2Popeyes1
Brookstone3Qdoba Mexican Grill7
Burger King6Quiznos3
CVS16RadioShack6
Cache1Ramada1
Chico's1Rite Aid3
Chipotle2Ryder Rental & Truck Leasing1
Clarks1Saks Fifth Avenue1
Cold Stone Creamery2Sephora1
Comfort Inn1Shaw's3
Crate & Barrel1Sheraton1
Curves1Skechers USA1
DHL2Sprint Nextel4
Dairy Queen1Staples2
Decora Cabinetry2Starbucks43
Domino's Pizza3Stop & Shop1
Dunkin Donuts58Subway19
Eddie Bauer1T-Mobile12
Express1T.G.I. Driday's1
Famous Footwear1T.J.Maxx1
FedEx87Talbots1
Firestone Complete Auto Care1The Cheesecake Factory1
Foot Locker2Toyota2
Forever 211Toys"R"Us1
GNC4Trader Joe's1
GameStop2True Value3
Gap2U-Haul1
H&M2UPS104
H&R Block5Urban Outfitters2
Haworth2Vans16
Hilton11Verizon Wireless3
Holiday Inn3Victoria's Secret2
Home Depot1Walgreens4
Honda2Wendy's5
Howard Johnson2Westin2
Hyatt4Wet Seal1
J. Jill1Whole Foods Market2
J.Crew2YMCA8
Jamba Juice2

Strongest AM radio stations in Boston:

  • WWZN (1510 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ROSE CITY RADIO CORPORATION)
  • WEEI (850 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WUNR (1600 AM; 20 kW; BROOKLINE, MA; Owner: CHAMPION BROADCASTING SYSTEMS, INC.)
  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WBZ (1030 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WMKI (1260 AM; 5 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WRCA (1330 AM; 25 kW; WALTHAM, MA; Owner: WRCA LICENSE, LLC)
  • WEZE (590 AM; 5 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: NEW ENGLAND CONTINENTAL MEDIA, INC.)
  • WKOX (1200 AM; 50 kW; FRAMINGHAM, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WBIX (1060 AM; 40 kW; NATICK, MA; Owner: LANGER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WILD (1090 AM; daytime; 5 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: RADIO ONE OF BOSTON LICENSES, LLC)
  • WXKS (1430 AM; 5 kW; EVERETT, MA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WNTN (1550 AM; 10 kW; NEWTON, MA; Owner: COLT COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Boston:

  • WXKS-FM (107.9 FM; MEDFORD, MA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WMJX (106.7 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WBCN (104.1 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: HEMISPHERE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WZLX (100.7 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF BOSTON)
  • WERS (88.9 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: EMERSON COLLEGE)
  • W267AI (101.3 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: MCC BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WHRB (95.3 FM; CAMBRIDGE, MA; Owner: HARVARD RADIO BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WBOS (92.9 FM; BROOKLINE, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WBMX (98.5 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WJMN (94.5 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WCRB (102.5 FM; WALTHAM, MA; Owner: CHARLES RIVER BROADCASTING WCRB LICE)
  • WTKK (96.9 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WROR-FM (105.7 FM; FRAMINGHAM, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WMBR (88.1 FM; CAMBRIDGE, MA; Owner: TECHNOLOGY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WBUR-FM (90.9 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: TRUSTEES OF BOSTON UNIVERSITY)
  • WRBB (104.9 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: NORTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY)
  • WGBH (89.7 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WODS (103.3 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WFNX (101.7 FM; LYNN, MA; Owner: MCC BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WZBC (90.3 FM; NEWTON, MA; Owner: TRUSTEES OF BOSTON COLLEGE)

TV broadcast stations around Boston:

  • WBPX (Channel 68; BOSTON, MA; Owner: PAXSON BOSTON-68 LICENSE, INC.)
  • WTMU-LP (Channel 32; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ZGS BOSTON, INC.)
  • WCEA-LP (Channel 58; BOSTON, MA; Owner: CHANNEL 19 TV CORPORATION)
  • WCVB-TV (Channel 5; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WCVB HEARST-ARGYLE TV, INC.)
  • WHDH-TV (Channel 7; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WHDH-TV)
  • WGBH-TV (Channel 2; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WSBK-TV (Channel 38; BOSTON, MA; Owner: VIACOM INC.)
  • WLVI-TV (Channel 56; CAMBRIDGE, MA; Owner: WLVI, INC.)
  • WMFP (Channel 62; LAWRENCE, MA; Owner: WSAH LICENSE, INC.)
  • WFXT (Channel 25; BOSTON, MA; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS INC.)
  • WBZ-TV (Channel 4; BOSTON, MA; Owner: VIACOM INC.)
  • WGBX-TV (Channel 44; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • W40BO (Channel 40; BOSTON, MA; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LPTV, INC.)
  • WUTF (Channel 66; MARLBOROUGH, MA; Owner: TELEFUTURA BOSTON LLC)
  • WWDP (Channel 46; NORWELL, MA; Owner: NORWELL TELEVISION, LLC)
  • WUNI (Channel 27; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • WFXZ-CA (Channel 24; BOSTON, MA; Owner: BOSTON BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WLNE-TV (Channel 6; NEW BEDFORD, MA; Owner: FREEDOM BROADCASTING OF SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND, INC.)
  • WPRI-TV (Channel 12; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: TVL BROADCASTING OF RHODE ISLAND, LLC)
  • WNAC-TV (Channel 64; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: WNAC, LLC)
  • WJAR (Channel 10; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: OUTLET BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WSBE-TV (Channel 36; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: RHODE ISLAND PUBLIC TELECOM. AUTHORITY)

Medal of Honor Recipients

Medal of Honor Recipients born in Boston: Alexander Bradley, Anthony J. Carson, Charles W. Turner, Daniel McKlNley, David A. Matthews, David John Scannell, Edward H. Gibson, Francis Kelly, Frank Elmer Smith, Frederick C. Anderson, Frederick C. Murphy, Frederick S. Neilon, Freeman Gill, George F. Phillips, George H. Nee, George Willis, Harry Garland, James Brady, James Horton, James Lowthers, James Seanor, John Andrew Iii Barnes, John H. Brown, John H. James, John Haddoo, John J. Iii McGinty, John McFarland, John Smith, Joseph Francis Scott, Joseph H. De Castro, Joseph Timothy O'Callahan, Levi B. Gaylord, Lewis J. Ingalls, Michael Connolly, Michael Dawson, Michael J. Perkins, Nathaniel M. Allen, Oliver O'Brien, Richard P. Hanley, Thomas G. Kelley, Thomas H. L. Payne, Thomas Harcourt, Thomas Smith, West Funk, William B. Lewis, William B. Turner, William Bond, William Moore, William Osborne, William Parker, William Sadler, William Sweeney, William Troy.

Fatal accident count
See more detailed statistics of Boston fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 509Number of bridges
  • 15,016ft / 4,577mTotal length
  • $4,443,220,000Total costs
  • 17,416,622Total average daily traffic
  • 1,197,649Total average daily truck traffic
  • 24,966,451Total future (year 2031) average daily traffic
New bridges in Boston, MA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 26Before 1900
  • 291900-1909
  • 171910-1919
  • 131920-1929
  • 81930-1939
  • 21940-1949
  • 661950-1959
  • 1031960-1969
  • 361970-1979
  • 271980-1989
  • 521990-1999
  • 1252000-2009
  • 52010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Boston, MA
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 186 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Boston)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 27 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Boston, MA)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 45 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 365 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 939 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 64 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 103 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 386 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Boston)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 4 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Boston)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 249 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 154 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED812$299,0804,376$286,01310,454$303,969349$138,688117$2,133,4271,431$311,1841$338,000
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED76$286,961321$296,433767$314,27059$169,4417$904,571128$304,5001$202,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED254$282,961910$249,4103,302$308,990295$98,85115$2,422,600609$286,5734$35,750
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN150$285,767673$293,3481,934$307,15064$266,6566$1,070,000294$300,9251$258,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS41$255,098155$264,987634$280,54640$226,1001$40,00076$287,8821$39,000

Detailed mortgage data for all 157 tracts in Boston, MA

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 134 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED431$300,545258$309,7677$330,714
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED135$292,04493$300,1087$194,286
APPLICATIONS DENIED140$302,579125$307,0802$379,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN29$314,34520$336,9000$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS16$309,5638$314,2502$286,500
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Boston, MA
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Boston, MA - Value

2003 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2003 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 5097. The highest number of fires - 6,058 took place in 2016, and the least - 3,714 in 2003. The data has a rising trend.
    Fire incident types in Boston, MA When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (69.0%), and Outside Fires (22.3%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Boston, MA
    • 56,28869.0%Structure Fires
    • 18,21822.3%Outside Fires
    • 5,7247.0%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 1,3281.6%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Boston, MA

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Boston, Massachusetts:

  • Hilton Boston Back Bay, 40 Dalton St, Boston, Massachusetts 02115 , Phone: (617) 236-1100, Fax: (617) 867-6081
  • The Inn At Longwood Medical, 342 Longwood Ave, Boston, Massachusetts 02115 , Phone: (617) 731-4700, Fax: (617) 731-4870
  • Boston Marriott Copley Place, 110 Huntington Ave, Boston, Massachusetts 02116 , Phone: (617) 236-5800, Fax: (617) 236-5885
  • Doubletree Guest Suites Boston, 400 Soldiers Field Rd, Boston, Massachusetts 02134 , Phone: (617) 783-0090, Fax: (617) 783-0897
  • Langham Hotel, 250 Franklin St, Boston, Massachusetts 02110 , Phone: (617) 451-1900, Fax: (617) 423-2844
  • Verb Hotel, 1271 Boylston St, Boston, Massachusetts 02215 , Phone: (617) 267-8300, Fax: (617) 262-6365
  • Taj Boston, 15 Arlington St, Boston, Massachusetts 02117 , Phone: (617) 536-5700, Fax: (617) 536-1335
  • The Westin Coply Place Boston, 10 Huntington Ave, Boston, Massachusetts 02116 , Phone: (800) 937-8461, Fax: (617) 424-7483
  • 47 other hotels and motels
All 55 fire-safe hotels and motels in Boston, Massachusetts
Most common first names in Boston, MA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary5,16180.4 years
John4,21972.9 years
Joseph2,43573.0 years
William2,37472.5 years
James2,27070.6 years
Margaret1,95380.2 years
Helen1,43379.3 years
Robert1,37065.7 years
Anna1,33380.9 years
Charles1,32473.0 years
Most common last names in Boston, MA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith72774.0 years
Sullivan61077.0 years
Williams58070.7 years
Johnson56672.5 years
Jones47171.3 years
Murphy46276.5 years
Brown44373.1 years
Davis34271.4 years
Obrien33776.0 years
Mccarthy32576.2 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Boston, MA
  • 70.9%Utility gas
  • 15.2%Electricity
  • 11.8%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.4%No fuel used
  • 0.2%Other fuel
  • 0.1%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Boston, MA
  • 53.8%Utility gas
  • 35.8%Electricity
  • 6.0%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 2.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.3%No fuel used
  • 0.6%Other fuel


Boston compared to Massachusetts state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage above state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • Number of college students above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

Boston on our top lists:

  • #5 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the lowest number of arson incidents per 100,000 residents (population 50,000+)"
  • #8 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most people taking subway or elevated to work (population 5,000+)"
  • #13 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of likely gay men couples (counted as self-reported male-male unmarried-partner households) (population 50,000+)"
  • #14 on the list of "Top 100 cities with old houses but young residents (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #14 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the smallest differences between morning and afternoon humidity (population 50,000+)"
  • #14 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the smallest humidity differences during a year (population 50,000+)"
  • #17 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the least cars per house, population 50,000+"
  • #18 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the biggest property tax revenues per resident (population 10,000+)"
  • #19 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the lowest percentage of family households, population 100,000+"
  • #20 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households) (population 50,000+)"
  • #20 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the smallest percentage of one, detached housing units in structures (20,000+ housing units)"
  • #21 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest average wind speeds (population 50,000+)"
  • #22 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of police officers per 1000 residents (population 50,000+)"
  • #26 on the list of "Top 101 cities where the highest percentage of females (15+ years) which never married (with at least 10,000 females in this group)"
  • #27 on the list of "Top 100 cities with oldest houses (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #27 on the list of "Top 100 cities with highest percentage of renters (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #28 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the smallest precipitation differences during a year (population 50,000+)"
  • #29 on the list of "Top 100 biggest cities"
  • #29 on the list of "Top 101 biggest cities in 2013"
  • #29 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: health care and social assistance (population 50,000+)"
  • #7 (02110) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of taxpayers reporting net capital gain/loss in 2012 (pop 1,000+)"
  • #7 (02110) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the most finance and insurance companies in 2005"
  • #7 (02121) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the lowest 2012 average net capital gain/loss (pop 5,000+)"
  • #8 (02132) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Irish first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #12 (02116) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the most beauty salons in 2005"
  • #16 (02109) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the most big companies in 2005 (at least 1000 employees)"
  • #19 (02108) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the highest 2012 average taxable interest for individuals (pop 1,000+)"
  • #22 (02126) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of West Indian first ancestries"
  • #23 (02108) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the highest 2012 average reported profit/loss from business (pop 1,000+)"
  • #23 (02116) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the highest 2012 average net capital gain/loss (pop 5,000+)"
  • #34 (02108) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the highest 2012 average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) for individuals (pop 1,000+)"
  • #39 (02110) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the most medium-big companies in 2005 (at least 100 employees)"
  • #40 (02109) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the most offices of lawyers in 2005"
  • #46 (02116) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the most Internet business establishments in 2005"
  • #51 (02114) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the most museums in 2005"
  • #56 (02116) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the most full service restaurants in 2005"
  • #60 (02151) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Arab first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #62 (02110) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of taxpayers reporting taxable interest in 2012 (pop 1,000+)"
  • #68 (02215) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the smallest percentage of taxpayers using paid preparers for 2012 taxes (pop 5,000+)"
  • #78 (02467) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest charity contributions deductions as a percentage of AGI in 2012 (pop 5,000+)"
  • #5 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents that keep firearms around their homes"
  • #9 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest decrease in the number of deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #19 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for Obama (Democrat) in the 2012 Presidential Election (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #21 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Orthodox congregations"
  • #31 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Catholic adherents"
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