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Area: 0.424 square miles

Population: 11,366

Population density:
Back Bay:

26,819 people per square mile
Boston:

12,906 people per square mile

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Races in Back Bay in Boston neighborhood in MA

Household income distribution in 2009 in Back Bay in Boston neighborhood in MA

Median household income in 2011:
Back Bay:

$84,375
Boston:

$49,081

Rent paid by renters in 2009 in Back Bay in Boston neighborhood in MA

Median rent in 2011:
Back Bay:

$1,658
Boston:

$1,118

Zip codes: 02115, 02116, 02215.

Males:

5,348
Females:

6,019

Median age:
Males:
This neighborhood:

31.7 years
Whole city:

30.4 years

Females:
This neighborhood:

31.8 years
Whole city:

31.5 years


Average household size:
Back Bay:

1.5 people
Boston:

2.3 people

Percentage of family households:
Back Bay:

20.3%
Boston:

38.0%

Percentage of married-couple families (among all households):
Here:

24.7%
Boston:

26.2%

Percentage of married-couple families with children (among all households):
Back Bay:

56.8%
Boston:

19.0%

Percentage of single-mother households (among all households):
Back Bay:

32.8%
Boston:

18.9%

Percentage of never married males 15 years old and over:
Back Bay:

27.4%
Boston:

26.7%

Percentage of never married females 15 years old and over:
Back Bay:

33.4%
city:

29.7%

Percentage of people that speak English not well or not at all:
Back Bay:

1.8%
Boston:

9.8%

Percentage of people born in this state:
Here:

40.1%
Boston:

46.4%

Percentage of people born in another U.S. state:
Back Bay:

43.2%
Boston:

23.6%

Percentage of native residents but born outside the U.S.:
Here:

1.6%
city:

3.5%

Percentage of foreign born residents:
Here:

14.2%
Boston:

26.5%

Educational Attainment (%)

Rooms in owner-occupied houses/condos in Back Bay:

  • 1 room: 144
  • 2 rooms: 181
  • 3 rooms: 502
  • 4 rooms: 671
  • 5 rooms: 396
  • 6 rooms: 444
  • 7 rooms: 277
  • 8 rooms: 349
  • 9+ rooms: 345

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Back Bay:

  • 1 room: 903
  • 2 rooms: 610
  • 3 rooms: 1,352
  • 4 rooms: 770
  • 5 rooms: 282
  • 6 rooms: 392
  • 7 rooms: 164
  • 8 rooms: 262
  • 9+ rooms: 675

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Back Bay:

  • no bedroom: 195
  • 1 bedroom: 563
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,149
  • 3 bedrooms: 352
  • 4 bedrooms: 383
  • 5+ bedrooms: 87

Bedrooms in renter-occupied houses and condos in Back Bay:

  • no bedroom: 990
  • 1 bedroom: 2,014
  • 2 bedrooms: 756
  • 3 bedrooms: 293
  • 4 bedrooms: 52
  • 5+ bedrooms: 750

Average number of cars or other vehicles available in houses/condos:
This neighborhood:

1.0
Boston:

1.4

Average number of cars or other vehicles available in apartments:
Here:

0.5
city:

0.7

Percentage of units with a mortgage:
Back Bay:

66.7%
Boston:

75.2%

Housing prices:

Average estimated value of townhouses or other attached units in 2010 (4.4% of all units):
This neighborhood:

$1,145,340
city:

$456,636

Average estimated '10 value of housing units in 3-to-4-unit structures (14.9% of all units):
Back Bay:

$1,456,858
city:

$373,836

Average estimated '10 value of housing units in 5-or-more-unit structures (21.4% of all units):
Back Bay:

$814,848
Boston:

$574,272

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 370
  • 2000 to 2004: 918
  • 1990 to 1999: 164
  • 1980 to 1989: 589
  • 1970 to 1979: 359
  • 1960 to 1969: 363
  • 1950 to 1959: 370
  • 1940 to 1949: 327
  • 1939 or earlier: 5,873

City-data.com crime index for city in 2010 (higher means more crime):
City:

412.3
U.S. average:

266.4

Time Leaving Home for Work in Back Bay in Boston neighborhood in MA

Commute time to work in Back Bay in Boston neighborhood in MA

Occupations of males:

Percentage of males in management occupations (except farmers):
Here:

40.9%
city:

10.4%

Percentage of males in business and financial operations occupations:
Here:

21.7%
city:

7.4%

Percentage of males in computer and mathematical occupations:
Here:

2.1%
city:

5.1%

Percentage of males in architecture and engineering occupations:
Here:

1.3%
city:

2.3%

Percentage of males in life, physical, and social science occupations:
Here:

1.2%
city:

2.6%

Percentage of males in legal occupations:
Here:

6.0%
city:

2.2%

Percentage of males in education, training, and library occupations:
Here:

1.4%
city:

5.1%

Percentage of males in healthcare practitioners and technical occupations:
Here:

7.7%
city:

3.5%

Percentage of males in service occupations:
Here:

5.8%
city:

21.0%

Percentage of males in sales and office occupations:
Here:

9.3%
city:

18.6%

Percentage of males in construction, extraction, and maintenance occupations:
Here:

1.6%
city:

5.2%

Occupations of females:

Percentage of females in management occupations (except farmers):
Here:

10.1%
city:

9.8%

Percentage of females in business and financial operations occupations:
Here:

6.3%
city:

8.2%

Percentage of females in computer and mathematical occupations:
Here:

1.4%
city:

1.7%

Percentage of females in life, physical, and social science occupations:
Here:

11.8%
city:

2.4%

Percentage of females in community and social services occupations:
Here:

6.4%
city:

3.2%

Percentage of females in legal occupations:
Here:

14.6%
city:

2.5%

Percentage of females in education, training, and library occupations:
Here:

17.2%
city:

8.9%

Percentage of females in arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations:
Here:

9.2%
city:

3.3%

Percentage of females in healthcare practitioners and technical occupations:
Here:

10.5%
city:

8.1%

Percentage of females in service occupations:
Here:

4.0%
city:

21.5%

Percentage of females in sales and office occupations:
Here:

19.9%
city:

26.0%

Percentage of females in production occupations:
Here:

14.2%
city:

2.1%

Percentage of people 16-64 in Armed Forces:
Back Bay:

0.2%
Boston:

0.1%

Education in this neighborhood (subdivision or community):

Percentage of people 3 years and older in K-12 schools:
Back Bay:

23.2%
Boston:

12.4%

Percentage of people 3 years and older in undgraduate colleges:
Back Bay:

34.4%
Boston:

13.8%

Percentage of people 3 years and older in grad. or professional schools:
Back Bay:

9.7%
Boston:

4.6%

Percentage of students K-12 enrolled in private schools:
Back Bay:

95.8%
Boston:

16.0%

Percentage of population below poverty level:
Back Bay:

13.2%
Boston:

23.2%

Median year owner moved in (as recorded in 2010):
Back Bay:

2000
Boston:

2001

Median year renter moved in (as recorded in 2010):
Back Bay:

2005
Boston:

2005

Percentage of married-couple families with both working:
Back Bay:

99.0%
Boston:

72.0%

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (32%)
  • Utility gas (27%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (24%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (6%)
  • No fuel used (4%)
  • Other fuel (4%)
  • Wood (3%)


Limited-access highways (interstate or state) in this neighborhood:

Massachusetts Tpke (I- 90)
Length: 0.11 miles
Direction: E-W

Highways in this neighborhood:

US Hwy 20 (State Hwy 2, Commonwealth Ave)
Length: 2.96 miles
Direction: E-W
Address range: 2 to 428
State Hwy 9 (St James Ave)
Length: 0.47 miles
Directions: E-W, SW-NE
Address range: 1 to 158
Clarendon St (State Hwy 28)
Length: 0.38 miles
Direction: SE-NW
Address range: 200 to 299
Massachusetts Ave (State Hwy 2 Alt)
Length: 0.27 miles
Direction: SE-NW
Address range: 1 to 100
State Hwy 9 (Stuart St)
Length: 0.04 miles
Direction: E-W
Address range: 300 to 309
Harvard Brg (Massachusetts Avenue Brg, Massachusetts Ave, State Hwy 2 Alt)
Length: 0.02 miles
Direction: SE-NW

Roads and streets:

Storrow Memorial Dr
Length: 2.41 miles
Direction: E-W
Newbury St
Length: 1.45 miles
Direction: E-W
Address range: 2 to 449
Marlborough St
Length: 1.39 miles
Direction: E-W
Address range: 1 to 499
Beacon St
Length: 1.28 miles
Direction: E-W
Address range: 134 to 550
Boylston St
Length: 1.18 miles
Direction: E-W
Address range: 324 to 989
Back St
Length: 1.18 miles
Direction: E-W
Charlesgate
Length: 0.38 miles
Directions: E-W, N-S, SE-NW, SW-NE
Berkeley St
Length: 0.38 miles
Directions: N-S, SE-NW
Address range: 193 to 399
Dartmouth St
Length: 0.38 miles
Directions: N-S, SE-NW
Address range: 201 to 399
Arlington St
Length: 0.37 miles
Directions: N-S, SE-NW
Address range: 19 to 92
Providence St
Length: 0.32 miles
Direction: E-W
Address range: 101 to 299
Exeter St
Length: 0.31 miles
Directions: N-S, SE-NW
Address range: 1 to 50
Fairfield St
Length: 0.31 miles
Directions: N-S, SE-NW
Address range: 1 to 99
Gloucester St
Length: 0.31 miles
Direction: SE-NW
Address range: 1 to 99
Hereford St
Length: 0.31 miles
Direction: SE-NW
Address range: 1 to 99
Charlesgate E
Length: 0.25 miles
Directions: N-S, SW-NE
Address range: 1 to 49

Other features:

Muddy Riv
Length: 0.22 miles
Directions: N-S, SE-NW, SW-NE

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