Boston Population Demographics

According to US population projections for 2022, the estimated population of Boston is 654,281. 20.36% is under 18, while 12.70% is over 65.

A closer look at the age demography reveals that 4.75% of the population was five years old or younger, 20.36% were 18 years or younger and 23.24% were aged 65 years and over. The gender split in the state was nearly even, with 51.83% female and 48.17% male.

Boston Housing

According to the US Census, Boston has 307,025 housing units. The average owner-occupied housing unit rate in Boston was 88.57%. At the same time, the city's median value of owner-occupied homes was $659,700

Boston Racial Demographics

In 2020, the US Census estimated that White Alone and Black Or African American Alone constitute 67.63% of Boston's population. Residents of the city who were Asian Alone, made up 11.25% of the total population.

Other racial groups include Some Other Race Alone, constituting 10.10% of the city's population and White Black Or African American at 0.97%

White Alone47.08%
Black Or African American Alone20.55%
Asian Alone11.25%
Some Other Race Alone10.10%
White Black Or African American0.97%
American Indian And Alaska Native Alone0.42%

How Educated is Boston

According to Census estimates, in 2021, 26.8% of Boston residents had a bachelor's degree, while 25.7% had a graduate or professional degree.

Overall, 52.50% of residents have a bachelor's degree or higher.

Education Attainment (Population 25 Years and Older) in Boston CityPercentage
High School Graduate Or Higher77.4%
Some College Or Associates Degree42.5%
Bachelors Degree Or Higher33.6%
Bachelors Degree26.8%
Graduate Or Professional Degree25.7%
High School Graduate Includes Equivalency18.8%

Average Income in Boston

The median household income in Boston is $79,283. This figure is significantly (approximately 0.00%) less than the state average of $79,283.

Estimates by family type revealed that families earned an average of $92,973 per year, while married-couple families earned an average of $127,649.

A closer examination of the income groups of Boston households revealed that the largest income group consisted of households with an annual income between $200,000. Other groups with yearly high household incomes include those between $100,000 and $149,999 (16.0%) and those with incomes exceeding $200,000 (17.2%). 9.5% of households in the City of Angels had an annual income of less than $10,000.

Median Income by Type of Family

Type of FamilyIncome
Married-couple families$127,649
Nonfamily households$66,320