Back Bay neighborhood in Boston, Massachusetts (MA), 02115, 02116, 02215 detailed profile



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Area: 0.424 square miles

Population: 11,737

Population density:
Back Bay:

27,694 people per square mile
Boston:

13,313 people per square mile
House/condo value distribution in Back Bay in Boston, MA neighborhood, block, subdivision, or community
Age and Sex of Residents in Back Bay in Boston, MA
Races in Back Bay in Boston neighborhood in MA
Household income distribution in 2013 in Back Bay in Boston neighborhood in MA
Median household income in 2013:
Back Bay:

$84,854
Boston:

$53,583

Rent paid by renters in 2013 in Back Bay in Boston neighborhood in MA

Median rent in 2013:
Back Bay:

$1,667
Boston:

$1,154

Zip codes: 02115, 02116, 02215.

Males:

5,560
Females:

6,178
Median age:
Males:
This neighborhood:

34.0 years
Whole city:

31.2 years
Females:
This neighborhood:

33.5 years
Whole city:

32.2 years

Average household size:
Back Bay:

1.5 people
Boston:

2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
Back Bay:

20.5%
Boston:

38.4%
Percentage of married-couple families (among all households):
Here:

24.2%
Boston:

25.7%

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

54.5%
Boston:

18.2%

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

32.4%
Boston:

18.3%

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

28.6%
Boston:

28.0%

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

32.5%
city:

29.0%

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

1.6%
Boston:

9.6%

Percentage of people born in this state:
Here:

38.9%
Boston:

45.7%

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

41.4%
Boston:

23.3%

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

1.7%
city:

3.2%

Percentage of foreign born residents:
Here:

16.9%
Boston:

27.7%

Educational Attainment (%)

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

  • 1 room: 245
  • 2 rooms: 179
  • 3 rooms: 539
  • 4 rooms: 603
  • 5 rooms: 461
  • 6 rooms: 427
  • 7 rooms: 255
  • 8 rooms: 311
  • 9+ rooms: 331

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Back Bay:

  • 1 room: 808
  • 2 rooms: 727
  • 3 rooms: 1,308
  • 4 rooms: 792
  • 5 rooms: 273
  • 6 rooms: 381
  • 7 rooms: 194
  • 8 rooms: 151
  • 9+ rooms: 417

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

  • no bedroom: 218
  • 1 bedroom: 612
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,084
  • 3 bedrooms: 391
  • 4 bedrooms: 359
  • 5+ bedrooms: 80

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

  • no bedroom: 955
  • 1 bedroom: 1,945
  • 2 bedrooms: 804
  • 3 bedrooms: 292
  • 4 bedrooms: 137
  • 5+ bedrooms: 323
Average number of cars or other vehicles available in houses/condos:
This neighborhood:

1.0
Boston:

1.3

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

0.5
city:

0.7

Percentage of units with a mortgage:
Back Bay:

66.2%
Boston:

75.1%


Housing prices:

  • Average estimated value of detached houses in 2010 (2.1% of all units):
    Back Bay:

    $323,396
    Boston:

    $402,463

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

    $16,082,811
    city:

    $804,212

  • Average estimated value of housing units in 2-unit structures in 2010 (4.2% of all units):
    This neighborhood:

    $688,273
    Boston:

    $381,568

  • Average estimated '10 value of housing units in 3-to-4-unit structures (14.7% of all units):
    Back Bay:

    $525,916
    city:

    $422,160

  • Average estimated '10 value of housing units in 5-or-more-unit structures (18.5% of all units):
    Back Bay:

    $2,081,847
    Boston:

    $608,953

Owners and renters by unit type (%)

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 236
  • 2000 to 2004: 1,195
  • 1990 to 1999: 137
  • 1980 to 1989: 575
  • 1970 to 1979: 343
  • 1960 to 1969: 379
  • 1950 to 1959: 371
  • 1940 to 1949: 301
  • 1939 or earlier: 5,907

City-data.com crime index for city in 2013 (higher means more crime):
City:

357.8
U.S. average:

244.1

Mode of transportation to work in Back Bay in Boston, MA
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:

    42.4%
    city:

    10.4%

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

    16.0%
    city:

    8.0%

  • Percentage of males in computer and mathematical occupations:
    Here:

    3.4%
    city:

    5.0%

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

    1.0%
    city:

    2.8%

  • Percentage of males in community and social services occupations:
    Here:

    1.5%
    city:

    1.6%

  • Percentage of males in legal occupations:
    Here:

    8.9%
    city:

    2.2%

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

    1.8%
    city:

    4.9%

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

    6.4%
    city:

    3.8%

  • Percentage of males in service occupations:
    Here:

    8.3%
    city:

    20.7%

  • Percentage of males in sales and office occupations:
    Here:

    6.6%
    city:

    17.9%

  • Percentage of males in transportation occupations:
    Here:

    1.0%
    city:

    4.1%

  • Percentage of males in material moving occupations:
    Here:

    3.1%
    city:

    2.2%


Occupations of females:

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

    17.5%
    city:

    10.1%

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

    7.2%
    city:

    7.6%

  • Percentage of females in computer and mathematical occupations:
    Here:

    4.5%
    city:

    2.0%

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

    1.9%
    city:

    2.7%

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

    1.3%
    city:

    3.2%

  • Percentage of females in legal occupations:
    Here:

    18.3%
    city:

    2.2%

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

    21.2%
    city:

    9.2%

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

    4.0%
    city:

    3.3%

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

    5.7%
    city:

    8.0%

  • Percentage of females in sales and office occupations:
    Here:

    17.5%
    city:

    25.9%

  • Percentage of females in production occupations:
    Here:

    5.8%
    city:

    1.6%


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

0.4%
Boston:

0.1%


Education in this neighborhood (subdivision or community):

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

    27.0%
    Boston:

    12.5%

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

    32.3%
    Boston:

    12.9%

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

    9.1%
    Boston:

    4.5%

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

    81.4%
    Boston:

    12.2%

Percentage of population below poverty level:
Back Bay:

12.4%
Boston:

21.6%

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

2001
Boston:

2002

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

2009
Boston:

2011

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

95.2%
Boston:

66.0%

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (36%)
  • Utility gas (30%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (21%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (6%)
  • Other fuel (3%)
  • No fuel used (3%)
  • Wood (2%)

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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