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Lower Roxbury neighborhood in Boston, Massachusetts (MA), 02119, 02120 detailed profile

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Area: 0.393 square miles

Population: 9,554

Population density:
Lower Roxbury:

24,318 people per square mile
Boston:

13,894 people per square mile
House/condo value distribution in Lower Roxbury in Boston, MA neighborhood, block, subdivision, or community
Age and Sex of Residents in Lower Roxbury in Boston, MA
Races in Lower Roxbury in Boston neighborhood in MA
Household income distribution in 2013 in Lower Roxbury in Boston neighborhood in MA
Median household income in 2016:
Lower Roxbury:

$33,051
Boston:

$63,621

Rent paid by renters in 2013 in Lower Roxbury in Boston neighborhood in MA

Median rent in 2016:
Lower Roxbury:

$698
Boston:

$1,369

Zip codes: 02119, 02120.

Males:

4,722
Females:

4,832
Median age:
Males:
This neighborhood:

27.8 years
Whole city:

31.5 years
Females:
This neighborhood:

34.7 years
Whole city:

32.6 years

Average household size:
Lower Roxbury:

2.5 people
Boston:

2.3 people

Percentage of family households:
Lower Roxbury:

53.8%
Boston:

37.1%
Percentage of married-couple families (among all households):
Here:

15.9%
Boston:

26.9%

Percentage of married-couple families with children (among all households):
Lower Roxbury:

11.0%
Boston:

21.0%

Percentage of single-mother households (among all households):
Lower Roxbury:

25.7%
Boston:

16.0%

Percentage of never married males 15 years old and over:
Lower Roxbury:

29.6%
Boston:

27.7%

Percentage of never married females 15 years old and over:
Lower Roxbury:

30.1%
city:

28.8%

Percentage of people that speak English not well or not at all:
Lower Roxbury:

10.4%
Boston:

9.8%

Percentage of people born in this state:
Here:

51.9%
Boston:

41.9%

Percentage of people born in another U.S. state:
Lower Roxbury:

13.4%
Boston:

25.1%

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

7.2%
city:

4.1%

Percentage of foreign born residents:
Here:

27.5%
Boston:

28.9%

Educational Attainment (%)

Rooms in owner-occupied houses/condos in Lower Roxbury:

  • 1 room: 55
  • 2 rooms: 58
  • 3 rooms: 77
  • 4 rooms: 127
  • 5 rooms: 110
  • 6 rooms: 86
  • 7 rooms: 99
  • 8 rooms: 145
  • 9+ rooms: 228
Note: State values scaled to Lower Roxbury population

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Lower Roxbury:

  • 1 room: 237
  • 2 rooms: 106
  • 3 rooms: 812
  • 4 rooms: 852
  • 5 rooms: 782
  • 6 rooms: 234
  • 7 rooms: 206
  • 8 rooms: 210
  • 9+ rooms: 111
Note: State values scaled to Lower Roxbury population

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Lower Roxbury:

  • no bedroom: 55
  • 1 bedroom: 68
  • 2 bedrooms: 179
  • 3 bedrooms: 157
  • 4 bedrooms: 104
  • 5+ bedrooms: 87
Note: State values scaled to Lower Roxbury population

Bedrooms in renter-occupied houses and condos in Lower Roxbury:

  • no bedroom: 277
  • 1 bedroom: 841
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,137
  • 3 bedrooms: 770
  • 4 bedrooms: 158
  • 5+ bedrooms: 221
Note: State values scaled to Lower Roxbury population
Average number of cars or other vehicles available in houses/condos:
This neighborhood:

1.4
Boston:

1.4

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

0.6
city:

0.7

Percentage of units with a mortgage:
Lower Roxbury:

76.2%
Boston:

71.9%


Housing prices:

  • Average estimated value of detached houses in 2016 (4.1% of all units):
    Lower Roxbury:

    $388,278
    Boston:

    $515,220

  • Average estimated value of townhouses or other attached units in 2016 (9.4% of all units):
    This neighborhood:

    $269,706
    city:

    $1,047,882

  • Average estimated value of housing units in 2-unit structures in 2016 (8.0% of all units):
    This neighborhood:

    $339,364
    Boston:

    $623,369

  • Average estimated '16 value of housing units in 3-to-4-unit structures (34.2% of all units):
    Lower Roxbury:

    $358,654
    city:

    $580,435

  • Average estimated '16 value of housing units in 5-or-more-unit structures (24.5% of all units):
    Lower Roxbury:

    $207,721
    Boston:

    $745,300

Owners and renters by unit type (%)

Year house built

  • 2014 or later: 523
  • 2010 to 2013: 205
  • 2000 to 2009: 386
  • 1990 to 1999: 383
  • 1980 to 1989: 721
  • 1970 to 1979: 419
  • 1960 to 1969: 224
  • 1950 to 1959: 370
  • 1940 to 1949: 533
  • 1939 or earlier: 1,548
Note: State values scaled to Lower Roxbury Boston MA population

City-data.com crime index for city in 2016 (higher means more crime):
City:

303.5
U.S. average:

236.5

Mode of transportation to work in Lower Roxbury in Boston, MA
Time Leaving Home for Work in Lower Roxbury in Boston neighborhood in MA
Commute time to work in Lower Roxbury in Boston neighborhood in MA

Occupations of males:

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

    2.1%
    city:

    10.8%

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

    1.9%
    city:

    8.6%

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

    1.4%
    city:

    5.9%

  • Percentage of males in architecture and engineering occupations:
    Here:

    2.2%
    city:

    2.5%

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

    1.2%
    city:

    2.7%

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

    1.3%
    city:

    1.4%

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

    2.8%
    city:

    4.9%

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

    3.2%
    city:

    2.7%

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

    2.0%
    city:

    4.0%

  • Percentage of males in service occupations:
    Here:

    34.1%
    city:

    19.6%

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

    19.9%
    city:

    17.4%

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

    4.5%
    city:

    5.7%

  • Percentage of males in production occupations:
    Here:

    4.1%
    city:

    3.5%

  • Percentage of males in transportation occupations:
    Here:

    11.4%
    city:

    4.2%

  • Percentage of males in material moving occupations:
    Here:

    3.8%
    city:

    2.0%


Occupations of females:

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

    1.4%
    city:

    10.9%

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

    2.1%
    city:

    7.7%

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

    2.2%
    city:

    2.6%

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

    4.4%
    city:

    3.3%

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

    4.2%
    city:

    9.2%

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

    4.9%
    city:

    8.7%

  • Percentage of females in service occupations:
    Here:

    36.4%
    city:

    22.1%

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

    38.2%
    city:

    24.3%

  • Percentage of females in production occupations:
    Here:

    1.5%
    city:

    1.6%

  • Percentage of females in transportation occupations:
    Here:

    1.7%
    city:

    0.6%

  • Percentage of females in material moving occupations:
    Here:

    2.9%
    city:

    0.6%


Education in this neighborhood (subdivision or community):

  • Percentage of people 3 years and older in K-12 schools:
    Lower Roxbury:

    20.0%
    Boston:

    12.1%

  • Percentage of people 3 years and older in undergraduate colleges:
    Lower Roxbury:

    6.4%
    Boston:

    11.0%

  • Percentage of people 3 years and older in grad. or professional schools:
    Lower Roxbury:

    4.0%
    Boston:

    5.2%

  • Percentage of students K-12 enrolled in private schools:
    Lower Roxbury:

    29.2%
    Boston:

    13.8%

Percentage of population below poverty level:
Lower Roxbury:

32.9%
Boston:

21.0%

Median year owner moved in (as recorded in 2016):
Lower Roxbury:

2002
Boston:

2005

Median year renter moved in (as recorded in 2016):
Lower Roxbury:

2009
Boston:

2013

Percentage of married-couple families with both working:
Lower Roxbury:

142.2%
Boston:

75.0%

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (52%)
  • Electricity (28%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (8%)
  • Other fuel (4%)
  • No fuel used (4%)
  • Solar energy (3%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)

Highways in this neighborhood:

Tremont St (State Hwy 28)

Length: 0.81 miles
Direction: SW-NE

Roads and streets:

Eustis St

Length: 0.74 miles
Directions: E-W, SE-NW
Address range: 17 to 399

Dudley St

Length: 0.64 miles
Directions: E-W, SE-NW
Address range: 111 to 362

New Dudley St

Length: 0.45 miles
Direction: E-W
Address range: 1 to 118

Magazine St

Length: 0.45 miles
Directions: E-W, SW-NE
Address range: 18 to 150

Washington St

Length: 0.43 miles
Directions: E-W, N-S, SW-NE
Address range: 2039 to 2366

Dewitt Dr

Length: 0.39 miles
Directions: E-W, N-S, SE-NW, SW-NE
Address range: 1 to 163

Ziegler St

Length: 0.38 miles
Direction: E-W
Address range: 20 to 199

Gerard St

Length: 0.37 miles
Directions: N-S, SW-NE
Address range: 1 to 148

Kemble St

Length: 0.36 miles
Directions: E-W, SE-NW
Address range: 1 to 199

Ruggles St

Length: 0.36 miles
Direction: SE-NW
Address range: 1 to 152

Shawmut Ave

Length: 0.35 miles
Directions: N-S, SW-NE
Address range: 689 to 899

Harrison Ave

Length: 0.34 miles
Directions: N-S, SW-NE
Address range: 973 to 1199

Hampden St

Length: 0.33 miles
Direction: N-S
Address range: 59 to 214

Norfolk Ave

Length: 0.29 miles
Direction: SE-NW
Address range: 1 to 128

Allerton St

Length: 0.27 miles
Direction: SE-NW
Address range: 1 to 99

Farnham St

Length: 0.27 miles
Directions: E-W, SE-NW
Address range: 1 to 199

Howard St

Length: 0.24 miles
Directions: E-W, SE-NW
Address range: 1 to 99

Whittier St

Length: 0.24 miles
Directions: E-W, SE-NW
Address range: 1 to 85

N447

Length: 0.22 miles
Directions: E-W, SE-NW

Yeoman St

Length: 0.22 miles
Directions: E-W, SE-NW
Address range: 1 to 99

Adams St

Length: 0.22 miles
Directions: E-W, SW-NE
Address range: 1 to 71

George St

Length: 0.21 miles
Direction: SE-NW
Address range: 1 to 81

Island St

Length: 0.20 miles
Direction: E-W
Address range: 34 to 99

Mall St

Length: 0.18 miles
Directions: E-W, SE-NW
Address range: 1 to 99

Albany St

Length: 0.16 miles
Direction: SW-NE
Address range: 884 to 999

Linden Park St

Length: 0.15 miles
Direction: SE-NW

Massachusetts Ave

Length: 0.15 miles
Direction: SE-NW
Address range: 840 to 899

Warren St

Length: 0.14 miles
Direction: N-S
Address range: 1 to 61

Reading St

Length: 0.14 miles
Directions: E-W, N-S, SW-NE
Address range: 42 to 99

Melnea Cass Blvd

Length: 0.13 miles
Direction: SE-NW

Madison Park Ct

Length: 0.13 miles
Directions: N-S, SE-NW, SW-NE
Address range: 1 to 199

Dade St

Length: 0.13 miles
Directions: SE-NW, SW-NE
Address range: 1 to 98

Degautier Way

Length: 0.13 miles
Directions: N-S, SE-NW, SW-NE
Address range: 1 to 99

Williams St

Length: 0.13 miles
Direction: SE-NW
Address range: 1 to 99

Ambrose St

Length: 0.12 miles
Directions: E-W, N-S, SE-NW
Address range: 1 to 32

Dearborn St

Length: 0.12 miles
Directions: N-S, SW-NE
Address range: 1 to 258

Dunmore St

Length: 0.11 miles
Direction: SE-NW
Address range: 1 to 99

Shabazz Way

Length: 0.11 miles
Directions: E-W, SE-NW
Address range: 1 to 13

Crosby Sq

Length: 0.11 miles
Direction: SE-NW
Address range: 1 to 6

Kerr Pl

Length: 0.10 miles
Directions: N-S, SE-NW
Address range: 1 to 99

Bethune Way

Length: 0.09 miles
Direction: SW-NE
Address range: 1 to 99

Prescott St

Length: 0.09 miles
Directions: E-W, SW-NE
Address range: 1 to 99

Palmer St

Length: 0.09 miles
Directions: E-W, SE-NW

Chadwick St

Length: 0.09 miles
Direction: SW-NE
Address range: 21 to 59

Estabrook Rd

Length: 0.08 miles
Direction: SE-NW
Address range: 1 to 99

Cabot St

Length: 0.08 miles
Directions: E-W, SW-NE
Address range: 151 to 200

Webber St

Length: 0.08 miles
Directions: N-S, SE-NW
Address range: 1 to 99

Vernon St

Length: 0.08 miles
Direction: SE-NW
Address range: 1 to 33

Alther St

Length: 0.07 miles
Direction: E-W
Address range: 1 to 99

Marvin St

Length: 0.07 miles
Directions: E-W, SE-NW

Kerr Way

Length: 0.07 miles
Direction: SW-NE
Address range: 1 to 115

Taber St

Length: 0.07 miles
Direction: E-W

Renfrew St

Length: 0.07 miles
Directions: N-S, SE-NW, SW-NE
Address range: 1 to 99

Wheatley Way

Length: 0.06 miles
Direction: SW-NE
Address range: 1 to 99

Raynor Cir

Length: 0.06 miles
Direction: SW-NE
Address range: 6 to 16

Renfrew Ct

Length: 0.06 miles
Direction: E-W

Woodrow Wilson Ct

Length: 0.05 miles
Direction: SW-NE
Address range: 1 to 99

Sojourner Truth Ct

Length: 0.05 miles
Direction: SW-NE
Address range: 40 to 99

Hunneman St

Length: 0.05 miles
Direction: SE-NW
Address range: 80 to 199

Winslow St

Length: 0.05 miles
Direction: N-S

Ruggles Ct

Length: 0.05 miles
Direction: SW-NE

Orchard Park St

Length: 0.05 miles
Directions: N-S, SW-NE
Address range: 1 to 99

Gary St

Length: 0.03 miles
Direction: SE-NW
Address range: 59 to 99

Roxbury St

Length: 0.03 miles
Direction: E-W
Address range: 102 to 125

Hubbard Ter

Length: 0.03 miles
Direction: SW-NE
Address range: 1 to 99

E Campbell Pl

Length: 0.03 miles
Direction: SW-NE

Station St

Length: 0.02 miles
Direction: SE-NW
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