Boston, Massachusetts

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Population in 2013: 645,966 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: +9.6%
 
Males: 308,954  (47.8%)
Females: 337,012  (52.2%)
Median resident age:  30.9 years
Massachusetts median age:  39.0 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 2012: $51,642 (it was $39,629 in 2000)
Boston:

$51,642
MA:

$65,339
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $32,413 (it was $23,353 in 2000)

Boston city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $370,400 (it was $210,100 in 2000)
Boston:

$370,400
MA:

$323,800
Mean prices in 2012: All housing units: $465,601; Detached houses: $389,147; Townhouses or other attached units: $552,688; In 2-unit structures: $432,427; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $451,402; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $608,212; Mobile homes: $65,556

Median gross rent in 2012: $1,234.

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  • White alone - 293,220 (46.0%)
  • Black alone - 148,490 (23.3%)
  • Hispanic - 118,574 (18.6%)
  • Asian alone - 57,747 (9.1%)
  • Two or more races - 12,916 (2.0%)
  • Other race alone - 5,699 (0.9%)
  • American Indian alone - 870 (0.1%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 135 (0.02%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Boston: 142.5 (very high, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: Irish (12.6%), Italian (6.7%), West Indian (6.5%), United States (5.1%), English (4.4%), German (4.2%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 20 feet

Land area: 48.4 square miles.

Population density: 13,339 people per square mile   (very high).

Boston,MA real estate house value index trend

Boston, Massachusetts map

For population 25 years and over in Boston:

  • High school or higher: 84.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 43.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 19.6%
  • Unemployed: 8.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 28.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Boston city:

  • Never married: 55.0%
  • Now married: 29.9%
  • Separated: 3.1%
  • Widowed: 3.9%
  • Divorced: 8.2%

167,272 residents are foreign born (7.8% Latin America, 5.7% Asia, 3.5% Europe).

This city:  26.2%
Massachusetts:  15.0%



According to our research of Massachusetts and other state lists there were 259 registered sex offenders living in Boston, Massachusetts as of May 05, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Boston to the number of sex offenders is 2,457 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is near the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $2,878 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $3,009 (0.8%)

Boston satellite photo by USGS

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 ).

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

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

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: +269,330 (+42.2%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 225,065 (68.9%)

Area codes: 617, 857

Boston household income distribution Boston home values distribution

Property values in Boston, MA


Crime rates in Boston by Year
Type 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 39656039617375656250736357
per 100,000 6.811.010.16.610.512.913.311.010.38.011.310.19.0
Rapes 325361369262269268275263237269256271249
per 100,000 56.961.061.944.446.447.248.944.439.243.139.743.639.5
Robberies 2,4512,5232,5332,7592,4282,6492,6982,2422,3982,2771,9261,9041,910
per 100,000 429.3426.2424.7467.8418.6466.7479.7378.8396.7364.8299.0306.4302.9
Assaults 4,5074,4123,9944,1134,1594,4894,4854,2673,9793,5963,5643,0143,050
per 100,000 789.5745.3669.6697.4717.0790.9797.5721.0658.3576.1553.4485.1483.6
Burglaries 4,0514,2223,8304,3444,5454,5314,1213,8103,4932,9553,5873,4823,325
per 100,000 709.6713.2642.1736.5783.5798.3732.8643.7577.9473.4556.9560.4527.2
Thefts 17,22817,60817,82417,06917,52615,95716,89717,35116,53115,50715,00414,06413,400
per 100,000 3017.82974.62988.42894.13021.32811.43004.52931.62734.82484.22329.62263.42124.8
Auto thefts 7,2698,1947,0966,4635,5454,7174,0763,4182,4052,2872,0371,8991,624
per 100,000 1273.31384.31189.71095.8955.9831.1724.8577.5397.9366.4316.3305.6257.5
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 301.1) 594.9603.8568.4561.6557.5574.1576.2504.2466.0420.6396.8383.4365.5

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City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Boston detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 2,700 (2,130 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.38
Massachusetts average:

2.49

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Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

5.9%
Massachusetts:

5.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +16,662 (+2.9%).
Most common industries in 2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (11%)
  • Health care (10%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Construction (7%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (6%)
  • Health care (20%)
  • Educational services (17%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Social assistance (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
Most common occupations in 2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Other management occupations except farmers, ranchers, and other agricultural managers (5%)
  • Building cleaning and pest control workers (4%)
  • Other business operations specialists (4%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (3%)
  • Accountants and auditors (3%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3%)
  • Postsecondary teachers (2%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers, ranchers, and other agricultural managers (6%)
  • Building cleaning and pest control workers (4%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (3%)
  • Other business operations specialists (3%)
  • Registered nurses (3%)
  • Elementary and middle school teachers (3%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (3%)

Work and jobs in Boston: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Boston, Massachusetts

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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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 the city 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 the city 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 the city 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)
Boston topographic 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.

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.

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

Biggest public high schools in Boston:

Private high schools in Boston:

  • WINSOR SCHOOL (Students: 433; Location: 103 PILGRIM RD; Grades: 5 - 12; Girls only)
  • MOUNT SAINT JOSEPH ACADEMY (Students: 264; Location: 617 CAMBRIDGE ST; Grades: 9 - 12; Girls only)
  • THE NEWMAN SCHOOL (Students: 210; Location: 247 MARLBOROUGH ST; Grades: 9 - 12)
  • BOSTON TRINITY ACADEMY (Students: 193; Location: 17 HALE ST; Grades: 6 - 12)
  • COMMONWEALTH SCHOOL (Students: 150; Location: 151 COMMONWEALTH AVE; Grades: 9 - 12)
  • BOSTON UNIVERSITY ACADEMY (Students: 150; Location: 1 UNIVERSITY RD; Grades: 9 - 12)

Biggest public elementary/middle schools in Boston:

Biggest private elementary/middle schools in Boston:

  • BRITISH SCHOOL OF BOSTON (Students: 300; Location: 416 POND ST; Grades: PK - 11)
  • CATHEDRAL GRAMMAR SCHOOL (Students: 204; Location: 595 HARRISON AVE; Grades: KG - 8)
  • KINGSLEY MONTESSORI SCHOOL (Students: 202; Location: 30 FAIRFIELD ST; Grades: PK - 6)
  • ST JOHN SCHOOL (Students: 183; Location: 9 MOON ST; Grades: PK - 8)
  • ADVENT SCHOOL (Students: 153; Location: 15 BRIMMER ST; Grades: PK - 6)
  • PARK STREET SCHOOL (Students: 132; Location: 67 BRIMMER ST; Grades: PK - 6)
  • PARK STREET SCHOOL (Students: 117; Location: 67 BRIMMER ST; Grades: KG - 6)
  • BEACON HILL NURSERY SCHOOL (Students: 114; Location: 74 JOY ST; Grades: PK - KG)
  • LEARNING PROJECT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 114; Location: 107 MARLBOROUGH ST; Grades: KG - 6)
  • KIDS ARE PEOPLE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 96; Location: 530 COMMONWEALTH AVE; Grades: UG - UG)
See full list of schools located in Boston, map of school districts: 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)

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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

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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 85.8. This is about average.

City:

85.8
U.S.:

74.2

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2012 was 0.277. This is about average. Closest monitor was 0.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.277
U.S.:

0.303

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 15.8. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 0.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

15.8
U.S.:

6.6

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 1.16. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 0.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.16
U.S.:

1.93

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 21.3. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 0.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

21.3
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 13.6. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 0.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

13.6
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 9.30. This is about average. Closest monitor was 0.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.30
U.S.:

9.14

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)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 21.6%
(14.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 24.6% for Black residents, 33.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 35.5% for other race residents, 19.7% for two or more races residents)
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 mentally retarded
  • 3 people in other workers' dormitories

Boston, Massachusetts environmental map by EPA

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Boston compared to Massachusetts 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.

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

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Boston, Massachusetts:

  • Hilton Boston Back Bay, 40 Dalton St, Boston, MA 02115 , Phone: (617) 236-1100, Fax: (617) 867-6081
  • The Inn At Longwood Medical, 342 Longwood Ave, Boston, MA 02115 , Phone: (617) 731-4700, Fax: (617) 731-4870
  • Boston Long Wharf Marriott, 296 State St, Boston, MA 02109 , Phone: (617) 227-0800, Fax: (617) 723-3136
  • Boston Marriott Copley Place, 110 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02116 , Phone: (617) 236-5800, Fax: (617) 236-5885
  • The Fairmont Copley Plaza, 138 St James Ave, Boston, MA 02116 , Phone: (617) 267-5300, Fax: (617) 267-7668
  • Copley Square Hotel, 47 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02116 , Phone: (617) 536-9000, Fax: (617) 267-3547
  • Four Seasons Hotel, 200 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02116 , Phone: (617) 338-4400, Fax: (617) 351-2250
  • Doubletree Guest Suites Boston, 400 Soldiers Field Rd, Boston, MA 02134 , Phone: (617) 783-0090, Fax: (617) 783-0897
  • 62 other hotels and motels
All 70 fire-safe hotels and motels in Boston, Massachusetts

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Boston travel time to work - commute Boston mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (56%)
  • Electricity (26%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (16%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)
  • No fuel used (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Neighborhoods in Boston:

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Religion statistics for Boston city (based on Suffolk County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 60.02%
Here: 60.0%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchJewishMuslim EstimateEpiscopal ChurchAmerican Baptist Churches in the USA
Adherents74.9%6.0%3.3%2.3%2.2%
Congregations21.3%6.4%2.3%7.3%10.2%
NameInternational Churches of ChristSouthern Baptist ConventionChurch of God (Anderson, Indiana)Seventh-Day Adventist ChurchOther
Adherents1.5%1.0%1.0%0.9%7.1%
Congregations0.3%4.7%0.6%2.6%44.3%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables 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.
Massachusetts:

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

0.74 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

10.53 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.0%
Massachusetts:

8.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Suffolk County:

21.4%
Massachusetts:

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

17.1%
State:

16.5%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2013)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 338$2,205,734$78,3107$24,871
Other Government Administration 278$1,537,917$66,38523$38,708
Judicial and Legal 48$294,130$73,5330$0
Police Protection - Officers 2,153$16,565,734$92,3310$0
Police - Other 645$2,990,165$55,631193$210,227
Firefighters 1,461$14,561,099$119,5980$0
Fire - Other 154$1,054,562$82,1740$0
Streets and Highways 561$2,696,143$57,6720$0
Welfare 418$1,775,709$50,97779$77,719
Health 1,289$6,063,536$56,44992$162,529
Solid Waste Management 182$897,687$59,1880$0
Sewerage 249$1,312,720$63,2640$0
Parks and Recreation 197$862,123$52,5150$0
Housing and Community Development(Local) 228$1,526,716$80,3532$11,742
Water Supply 204$1,074,041$63,1790$0
Elementary and Secondary - Instruction 6,589$41,859,759$76,236949$3,078,695
Elementary and Secondary - Other Total 2,752$9,649,568$42,07760$146,376
Local Libraries 401$1,913,444$57,26063$29,716
Other and Unallocable 482$2,954,244$73,5503$3,906
Totals for Government 18,629$111,795,031$72,0141,471$3,784,489

Boston government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Construction - Sewerage: $36,181,000 ($56.01)
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $34,910,000 ($54.04)
    Water Utilities: $33,398,000 ($51.70)
    General Public Buildings: $24,149,000 ($37.38)
    Parks and Recreation: $18,595,000 ($28.79)
    General - Other: $18,334,000 ($28.38)
    Regular Highways: $8,934,000 ($13.83)
    Police Protection: $5,165,000 ($8.00)
    Health - Other: $5,165,000 ($8.00)
    Housing and Community Development: $4,245,000 ($6.57)
    Libraries: $2,066,000 ($3.20)
    Hospitals: $1,046,000 ($1.62)
    Local Fire Protection: $572,000 ($0.89)
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $911,561,000 ($1411.16)
    Police Protection: $273,034,000 ($422.68)
    General - Other: $215,176,000 ($333.11)
    Hospitals: $173,910,000 ($269.22)
    Local Fire Protection: $159,612,000 ($247.09)
    Water Utilities: $79,165,000 ($122.55)
    Housing and Community Development: $74,806,000 ($115.80)
    Correctional Institutions: $74,389,000 ($115.16)
    Solid Waste Management: $57,009,000 ($88.25)
    Regular Highways: $42,149,000 ($65.25)
    Libraries: $33,473,000 ($51.82)
    Corrections - Other: $31,881,000 ($49.35)
    Financial Administration: $27,911,000 ($43.21)
    General Public Buildings: $24,158,000 ($37.40)
    Sewerage: $24,066,000 ($37.26)
    Parks and Recreation: $14,916,000 ($23.09)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $14,609,000 ($22.62)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $14,376,000 ($22.26)
    Central Staff Services: $11,827,000 ($18.31)
    Public Welfare - Other: $4,417,000 ($6.84)
    Parking Facilities: $3,557,000 ($5.51)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities, NEC: $1,895,000 ($2.93)
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,170,000 ($1.81)
    Health - Other: $185,000 ($0.29)
  • Employee Retirement - Corporate Stocks: $1,656,389,000 ($2564.20)
    Corporate Bonds: $517,702,000 ($801.44)
    Benefit Payments: $345,705,000 ($535.18)
    Other Investments - Other: $260,269,000 ($402.91)
    Total Cash and Deposits: $58,933,000 ($91.23)
    Withdrawals: $11,245,000 ($17.41)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $57,296,000 ($88.70)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Elementary and Secondary Education: $820,000 ($1.27)
    Health - Other: $342,000 ($0.53)
    Central Staff Services: $158,000 ($0.24)
    Transit Utilities: $11,000 ($0.02)
  • Intergovernmental to State - Public Welfare - Categorical Assistance Programs: $145,488,000 ($225.23)
    Sewerage: $90,906,000 ($140.73)
    Transit Utilities: $65,185,000 ($100.91)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Sewerage: $63,635,000 ($98.51)
    Water Utilities: $58,740,000 ($90.93)
    General - Other: $26,841,000 ($41.55)
    Housing and Community Development: $3,433,000 ($5.31)
    Hospitals: $3,160,000 ($4.89)
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $3,073,000 ($4.76)
    Parks and Recreation: $841,000 ($1.30)
    Police Protection: $658,000 ($1.02)
    Solid Waste Management: $524,000 ($0.81)
    Regular Highways: $251,000 ($0.39)
    Local Fire Protection: $244,000 ($0.38)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $168,000 ($0.26)
    Central Staff Services: $109,000 ($0.17)
    Libraries: $94,000 ($0.15)
    Financial Administration: $91,000 ($0.14)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $18,000 ($0.03)
    Public Welfare - Other: $6,000 ($0.01)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $1,168,808,000 ($1809.40)

Boston government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $121,567,000 ($188.19)
    All Other: $32,886,000 ($50.91)
    Housing and Community Development: $14,678,000 ($22.72)
    Hospital Public: $12,328,000 ($19.08)
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $6,992,000 ($10.82)
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $3,389,000 ($5.25)
    Parking Facilities: $1,817,000 ($2.81)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,000 ($0.00)
  • Employee Retirement - Earnings on Investments (calculated): $286,905,000 ($444.15)
    From Parent Local Government: $212,308,000 ($328.67)
    Local Employee Contribution: $110,957,000 ($171.77)
    From Other Governments: $12,646,000 ($19.58)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $73,925,000 ($114.44)
    Sewerage: $25,984,000 ($40.23)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $3,467,000 ($5.37)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $79,345,000 ($122.83)
    Fines and Forfeits: $67,988,000 ($105.25)
    Interest Earnings: $47,637,000 ($73.75)
    Rents: $13,828,000 ($21.41)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $112,217,000 ($173.72)
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $535,642,000 ($829.21)
    All Other: $227,552,000 ($352.27)
    General Local Government Support: $225,842,000 ($349.62)
    Public Welfare: $191,760,000 ($296.86)
    Housing and Community Development: $65,050,000 ($100.70)
    Highways: $9,649,000 ($14.94)
    Sewerage: $8,661,000 ($13.41)
  • Tax - Property: $1,254,749,000 ($1942.44)
    Other Selective Sales: $39,502,000 ($61.15)
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $26,579,000 ($41.15)
    Public Utility License: $4,153,000 ($6.43)
    Other License: $4,152,000 ($6.43)
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $2,359,000 ($3.65)
    Amusements License: $1,512,000 ($2.34)

Boston government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,479,398,000 ($2290.21)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,458,514,000 ($2257.88)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $103,267,000 ($159.86)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $82,383,000 ($127.53)
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - Beginning: $96,000,000 ($148.61)

Boston government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $28,403,000 ($43.97)
  • Employee Retirement - Total Other Securities: $925,587,000 ($1432.87)
    Total Federal Securities: $21,139,000 ($32.72)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,195,365,000 ($1850.51)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $224,787,000 ($347.99)

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)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Boston fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 489
Total length: 5,681 meters (18,638ft)
Total costs: $-2,147,483,648
Total average daily traffic: 17,705,727
Total average daily truck traffic: 1,373,753

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • Before 1900: 31
  • 1900-1909: 29
  • 1910-1919: 19
  • 1920-1929: 11
  • 1930-1939: 10
  • 1940-1949: 2
  • 1950-1959: 67
  • 1960-1969: 103
  • 1970-1979: 36
  • 1980-1989: 20
  • 1990-1999: 45
  • 2000-2009: 116
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Boston, MA
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 145 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Boston)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 42 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Boston, MA)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 288 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 27 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 750 (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: 100 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 292 (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: 366 (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

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 4018
  • Hazardous Condition: 2811
  • Service Call: 11
  • Good Intent Call: 17

Incident types - Boston

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Boston, MA
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
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

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