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Area: 0.424 square miles

Population: 6,461

Population density:
Back Bay:

15,245 people per square mile
Boston:

13,894 people per square mile
  • Races in 2017
    • 4,76272.1%White
    • 1,09816.6%Asian
    • 2503.8%Black
    • 2503.8%Hispanic or Latino
    • 1091.6%Two or more races
    • 841.3%American Indian
    • 540.8%Some other race
Age and Sex of Residents in Back Bay in Boston, MA
Median household income in 2016:
Back Bay:

$117,041
Boston:

$63,621

  • Distribution of median household income

  • Distribution of median household income
  • 434Less than $10,000
  • 255$10,000 to $19,999
  • 368$20,000 to $29,999
  • 177$30,000 to $39,999
  • 244$40,000 to $49,999
  • 180$50,000 to $59,999
  • 336$60,000 to $74,999
  • 282$75,000 to $99,999
  • 315$100,000 to $124,999
  • 238$125,000 to $149,999
  • 556$150,000 to $199,999
  • 1,105$200,000 or more
  • Distribution of owner-occupied house/condo value

  • Distribution of owner-occupied house/condo value
  • 58Less than $50,000
  • 21$150,000 to $199,999
  • 63$200,000 to $249,999
  • 53$250,000 to $299,999
  • 156$300,000 to $399,999
  • 95$400,000 to $499,999
  • 147$500,000 to $749,999
  • 111$750,000 to $999,999
  • 753$1,000,000 or more
  • Distribution of rent paid by renters

  • Distribution of rent paid by renters
  • 301Less than $100
  • 116$100 to $199
  • 134$200 to $299
  • 248$300 to $399
  • 264$400 to $499
  • 44$500 to $599
  • 161$600 to $699
  • 222$700 to $799
  • 441$800 to $899
  • 98$900 to $999
  • 233$1,000 to $1,249
  • 139$1,250 to $1,499
  • 283$1,500 to $1,999
  • 2,647$2,000 or more
Median rent in 2016:
Back Bay:

$2,043
Boston:

$1,369

Zip codes: 02115, 02116, 02215.

Males:

3,131
Females:

3,329
Median age:
Males:
This neighborhood:

40.4 years
Whole city:

31.5 years
Females:
This neighborhood:

39.3 years
Whole city:

32.6 years

Average household size:
Back Bay:

1.6 people
Boston:

2.3 people

Percentage of family households:
Back Bay:

19.7%
Boston:

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

35.0%
Boston:

26.9%

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

32.6%
Boston:

21.0%

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

73.7%
Boston:

16.0%

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

18.1%
Boston:

27.7%

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

18.6%
city:

28.8%

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

7.8%
Boston:

9.8%

Percentage of people born in this state:
Here:

35.1%
Boston:

41.9%

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

43.5%
Boston:

25.1%

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

2.2%
city:

4.1%

Percentage of foreign born residents:
Here:

19.2%
Boston:

28.9%

Educational Attainment in 2017
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Back Bay
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Back Bay
  • 411 room
  • 712 rooms
  • 1523 rooms
  • 2224 rooms
  • 3025 rooms
  • 1316 rooms
  • 957 rooms
  • 1378 rooms
  • 1239+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Back Bay
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Back Bay
  • 3931 room
  • 5032 rooms
  • 1,2363 rooms
  • 5714 rooms
  • 1665 rooms
  • 906 rooms
  • 07 rooms
  • 718 rooms
  • 489+ rooms
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Back Bay
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Back Bay
  • 41no bedroom
  • 2411 bedroom
  • 4632 bedrooms
  • 4433 bedrooms
  • 544 bedrooms
  • 05+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Back Bay
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Back Bay
  • 458no bedroom
  • 1,7211 bedroom
  • 5872 bedrooms
  • 1933 bedrooms
  • 1394 bedrooms
  • 315+ bedrooms
Average number of cars or other vehicles available in houses/condos:
This neighborhood:

1.2
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:
Back Bay:

40.5%
Boston:

71.9%


Housing prices:

  • Average estimated value of detached houses in 2016 (5.8% of all units):
    Back Bay:

    $331,746
    Boston:

    $515,220

  • Average estimated value of townhouses or other attached units in 2016 (3.8% of all units):
    This neighborhood:

    $2,657,282
    city:

    $1,047,882

  • Average estimated value of housing units in 2-unit structures in 2016 (6.9% of all units):
    This neighborhood:

    $787,713
    Boston:

    $623,369

  • Average estimated '16 value of housing units in 3-to-4-unit structures (3.1% of all units):
    Back Bay:

    $678,680
    city:

    $580,435

  • Average estimated '16 value of housing units in 5-or-more-unit structures (75.4% of all units):
    Back Bay:

    $2,072,761
    Boston:

    $745,300

Year house built in Back Bay
  • Year house built in Back Bay
  • 3782014 or later
  • 3292010 to 2013
  • 1,6202000 to 2009
  • 2511990 to 1999
  • 6941980 to 1989
  • 4081970 to 1979
  • 6751960 to 1969
  • 1641950 to 1959
  • 711940 to 1949
  • 7041939 or earlier
Owners and renters by unit type

City-data.com crime index for city in 2018 (higher means more crime):
City:

275.2
U.S. average:

218.3

  • Travel time to work (commute)

  • Travel time to work (commute)
  • 227Less than 5 minutes
  • 4405 to 9 minutes
  • 87610 to 14 minutes
  • 99415 to 19 minutes
  • 1,20520 to 24 minutes
  • 58625 to 29 minutes
  • 1,37830 to 34 minutes
  • 19335 to 39 minutes
  • 28340 to 44 minutes
  • 21545 to 59 minutes
  • 39460 to 89 minutes
  • 9390 or more minutes
  • Means of transportation to work

  • Means of transportation to work
  • 38.8%1,434Drove a car alone
  • 2.9%107Carpooled
  • 3.1%115Bus or trolley bus
  • 8.6%318Streetcar or trolley car
  • 18.8%694Subway or elevated
  • 3.0%111Railroad
  • 1.7%63Taxi
  • 1.4%53Bicycle
  • 36.5%1,349Walked
  • 2.1%79Other means
  • 1.5%54Worked at home
  • Time leaving home to go to work

  • Time leaving home to go to work
  • 4812:00 a.m. to 4:59 a.m.
  • 3195:00 a.m. to 5:29 a.m.
  • 1455:30 a.m. to 5:59 a.m.
  • 2296:00 a.m. to 6:29 a.m.
  • 4436:30 a.m. to 6:59 a.m.
  • 8207:00 a.m. to 7:29 a.m.
  • 9217:30 a.m. to 7:59 a.m.
  • 1,6078:00 a.m. to 8:29 a.m.
  • 1,2438:30 a.m. to 8:59 a.m.
  • 7189:00 a.m. to 9:59 a.m.
  • 17110:00 a.m. to 10:59 a.m.
  • 15111:00 a.m. to 11:59 a.m.
  • 7012:00 p.m. to 3:59 p.m.
  • 1704:00 p.m. to 11:59 p.m.

Occupations of males:

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

    25.6%
    city:

    10.8%

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

    14.0%
    city:

    8.6%

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

    10.4%
    city:

    5.9%

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

    2.4%
    city:

    2.5%

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

    1.1%
    city:

    1.4%

  • Percentage of males in legal occupations:
    Here:

    9.8%
    city:

    1.9%

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

    2.5%
    city:

    4.9%

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

    4.1%
    city:

    2.7%

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

    12.7%
    city:

    4.0%

  • Percentage of males in service occupations:
    Here:

    7.0%
    city:

    19.6%

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

    10.4%
    city:

    17.4%

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

    2.6%
    city:

    5.7%

  • Percentage of males in material moving occupations:
    Here:

    1.9%
    city:

    2.0%


Occupations of females:

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

    17.9%
    city:

    10.9%

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

    12.2%
    city:

    7.7%

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

    2.3%
    city:

    2.0%

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

    2.9%
    city:

    0.7%

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

    5.4%
    city:

    2.6%

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

    3.2%
    city:

    3.3%

  • Percentage of females in legal occupations:
    Here:

    11.2%
    city:

    2.2%

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

    12.3%
    city:

    9.2%

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

    1.4%
    city:

    3.1%

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

    19.5%
    city:

    8.7%

  • Percentage of females in service occupations:
    Here:

    1.8%
    city:

    22.1%

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

    12.7%
    city:

    24.3%


Education in this neighborhood (subdivision or community):

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

    9.8%
    Boston:

    12.1%

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

    5.7%
    Boston:

    11.0%

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

    7.0%
    Boston:

    5.2%

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

    55.4%
    Boston:

    13.8%

Percentage of population below poverty level:
Back Bay:

11.5%
Boston:

21.0%

Median year owner moved in (as recorded in 2017):
Back Bay:

2005
Boston:

2005

Median year renter moved in (as recorded in 2017):
Back Bay:

2012
Boston:

2013

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

211.8%
Boston:

75.0%

Most commonly used house heating fuel
  • 56.2%Electricity
  • 29.5%Utility gas
  • 8.7%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 3.0%Other fuel
  • 1.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.0%No fuel used

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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