Boston, MA Population

By | June 18, 2019

Population: 589,141. Estimated population in July 2020: 559,034 (-5.1% change)
Males: 283,588 (48.1%), Females: 305,553 (51.9%)

The city of Boston is located in Suffolk County, Massachusetts. Check Countryaah.com for a full list of counties in Massachusetts.

Median resident age: 31.1 years
Median household income: $39,629
Median house value: $190,600

Races in Boston:

  • White Non-Hispanic (49.5%)
  • Black (25.3%)
  • Hispanic (14.4%)
  • Other race (7.8%)
  • Two or more races (4.4%)
  • Chinese (3.3%)
  • Vietnamese (1.8%)
  • American Indian (0.9%)
  • Asian Indian (0.8%)
  • Other Asian (0.5%)

(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: Irish (15.8%), Italian (8.3%), West Indian (6.4%), English (4.5%), German (4.1%), Subsaharan African (3.6%).

Elevation: 20 feet

Land area: 48.4 square miles

Map of Boston, MA

Population

For population 25 years and over in Boston

  • High school or higher: 78.9%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 35.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 15.3%
  • Unemployed: 7.2%
  • Mean travel time to work: 28.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Boston city

  • Never married: 50.5%
  • Now married: 33.6%
  • Separated: 3.0%
  • Widowed: 5.7%
  • Divorced: 7.1%

25.8% Foreign born (12.3% Latin America, 6.2% Asia, 4.5% Europe).

Population change in the 1990s: +16,662 (+2.9%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers in Boston:

  • ARBOR,THE (49 ROBINWOOD AVE)
  • BETH ISRAEL DEACONESS MEDICAL CENTER (330 BROOKLINE AVE)
  • BOSTON MED CTR CORP/UNIVE HOSP CAMPUS (1 BOSTON MEDICAL CENTER PLACE)
  • BRIGHAM AND WOMANS HOSPITAL (75 FRANCIS ST)
  • CARNEY HOSPITAL (2100 DORCHESTER AVE)
  • CHILDRENS HOSPITAL,THE (300 LONGWOOD AVENUE)
  • DANA-FARBER CANCER INSTITUTE (44 BINNEY ST)
  • DR SOLOMON CARTER FULLER M H CENTER (85 EAST NEWTON STREET)
  • ERICH LINDEMANN MENTAL HEALTH CENTER (25 STANIFORD STREET)
  • FAULKNER HOSPITAL (1153 CENTRE ST)
  • HEBREW REHABILITATION CENTER FOR AGED (1200 CENTRE STREET)
  • JEWISH MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (59 TOWNSEND ST)
  • KINDRED HOSPITAL – BOSTON (1515 COMMONWEALTH AVE)
  • MASSACHUSETTS EYE AND EAR INFIRMARY (243 CHARLES ST)
  • MASSACHUSETTS GENERAL HOSPITAL (FRUIT ST)
  • NEW ENGLAND BAPTIST HOSPITAL (125 PARKER HILL AVENUE)
  • NEW ENGLAND MEDICAL CTR HOSPITALS INC (750 WASHINGTON STREET)
  • SPAULDING REHAB HOSP (125 NASHUA ST)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Boston:

  • GENERAL EDWARD LAWRENCE LOGAN INTL (about 7 miles; BOSTON, MA; Abbreviation: BOS)
  • LAURENCE G HANSCOM FLD (about 17 miles; BEDFORD, MA; Abbreviation: BED)
  • THEODORE FRANCIS GREEN STATE (about 48 miles; PROVIDENCE, RI; Abbreviation: PVD)

Other public-use airports nearest to Boston:

  • NORWOOD MEMORIAL (about 11 miles; NORWOOD, MA; Abbreviation: OWD)
  • BEVERLY MUNI (about 23 miles; BEVERLY, MA; Abbreviation: BVY)
  • MANSFIELD MUNI (about 24 miles; MANSFIELD, MA; Abbreviation: 1B9)

Amtrak stations:

  • BACK BAY (145 DARTMOUTH ST.). Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, ATM, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, public transit connection.
  • BOSTON (SO. STA) (ATLANTIC AVE. & SUMMER ST.). Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, full-service food facilities and snack bar, ATM, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, intercity bus service, public transit connection.
  • BOSTON, NORTH STATION (126 CAUSEWAY ST.). Services: ticket office, enclosed waiting area.

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/Universities in Boston:

  • BOSTON UNIVERSITY (Full-time enrollment: 25,110; Location: 125 BAY STATE RD; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.bu.edu; Offers Doctor’s degree)
  • NORTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY (Full-time enrollment: 19,294; Location: 360 HUNTINGTON AVE; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.neu.edu; Offers Doctor’s degree)
  • UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS-BOSTON (Full-time enrollment: 9,248; Location: 100 MORRISSEY BLVD; Public; Website: www.umb.edu; Offers Doctor’s degree)
  • SUFFOLK UNIVERSITY (Full-time enrollment: 5,291; Location: 8 ASHBURTON PL BEACON HILL; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.suffolk.edu; Offers Doctor’s degree)
  • EMERSON COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 3,697; Location: 120 Boylston Street; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.emerson.edu; Offers Doctor’s degree)
  • BUNKER HILL COMMUNITY COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 3,638; Location: 250 NEW RUTHERFORD AVE; Public; Website: www.bhcc.state.ma.us)
  • BERKLEE COLLEGE OF MUSIC (Full-time enrollment: 3,122; Location: 1140 BOYLSTON ST; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.berklee.edu)
  • WENTWORTH INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY (Full-time enrollment: 2,732; Location: 550 HUNTINGTON AVE; Private, not-for-profit; Website: WWW.WIT.EDU)
  • SIMMONS COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 2,386; Location: 300 THE FENWAY; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.simmons.edu; Offers Doctor’s degree)
  • MASSACHUSETTS COLLEGE OF ART (Full-time enrollment: 1,742; Location: 621 HUNTINGTON AVE; Public; Website: www.massart.edu; Offers Master’s degree)
  • MASSACHUSETTS COLLEGE OF PHARMACY & HEALTH SCIENCE (Full-time enrollment: 1,661; Location: 179 LONGWOOD AVE; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.mcp.edu; Offers Doctor’s degree)
  • EMMANUEL COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 1,217; Location: 400 THE FENWAY; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.emmanuel.edu; Offers Master’s degree)
  • FISHER COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 1,127; Location: 118 BEACON ST; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.fisher.edu)
  • KATHARINE GIBBS SCHOOL (Full-time enrollment: 1,069; Location: 126 NEWBURY; Private, for-profit; Website: katharinegibbs.com)
  • SCHOOL OF THE MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS (Full-time enrollment: 950; Location: 230 THE FENWAY; Private, not-for-profit; Website: Smfa.edu; Offers Master’s degree)
  • WHEELOCK COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 879; Location: 200 THE RIVERWAY; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.wheelock.edu; Offers Master’s degree)
  • NEW ENGLAND SCHOOL OF LAW (Full-time enrollment: 815; Location: 154 STUART ST; Private, not-for-profit)
  • NEW ENGLAND CONSERVATORY OF MUSIC (Full-time enrollment: 759; Location: 290 HUNTINGTON AVE; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.newenglandconservatory.edu; Offers Doctor’s degree)
  • BAY STATE COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 564; Location: 122 COMMONWEALTH AVE; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.baystate.edu)
  • BOSTON ARCHITECTURAL CENTER (Full-time enrollment: 485; Location: 320 NEWBURY ST; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.the-bac.edu; Offers Master’s degree)

Schools

Public high schools in Boston:

  • BOSTON LATIN (Students: 2,423; Location: 78 AVE LOUIS PASTEUR; Grades: 07 – 12)
  • THE ENGLISH HIGH (Students: 1,324; Location: 144 MCBRIDE STREET; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • O’BRYANT SCH MATH/SCIENCE (Students: 1,291; Location: 55 MALCOLM X BLVD; Grades: 07 – 12)
  • SNOWDEN INT’L HIGH (Students: 443; Location: 150 NEWBURY STREET; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • BOSTON COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP ACADEMY (Students: 420; Location: 152 ARLINGTON STREET; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • BOSTON ARTS ACADEMY (Students: 400; Location: 174 IPSWICH STREET; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • FENWAY HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 250; Location: 174 IPSWICH STREET; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • CITY ON A HILL CHARTER SCHOOL (Students: 248; Location: 320 HUNTINGTON AVENUE; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • HEALTH CAREERS ACADEMY HMCS SCHOOL (Students: 182; Location: 360 HUNTINGTON AVENUE; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • MEDIA AND TECHNOLOGY CHARTER SCHOOL (Students: 170; Location: 1001 COMMONWEALTH AVENUE; Grades: 09 – 12)

Private high schools in Boston:

  • BOSTON COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,211; Location: 150 MORRISSEY BLVD; Grades: 9 – 12; Boys only)
  • THE WINSOR SCHOOL (Students: 421; Location: 99 PILGRIM ROAD; Grades: 5 – 12; Girls only)
  • CATHEDRAL HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 255; Location: 74 UNION PARK STREET; Grades: 9 – 12)
  • NEWMAN PREPARATORY SCHOOL (Students: 204; Location: 245 MARLBOROUGH ST.; Grades: 9 – 12)
  • COMMONWEALTH SCHOOL (Students: 134; Location: 151 COMMONWEALTH AVE; Grades: 9 – 12)

Biggest public primary/middle schools in Boston:

  • BOSTON RENAISSANCE CHARTER SCHOOL (Students: 1,400; Location: 250 STUART STREET; Grades: KG – 08)
  • JOSIAH QUINCY (Students: 801; Location: 885 WASHINGTON STREET; Grades: PK – 05)
  • BLACKSTONE (Students: 671; Location: 380 SHAWMUT AVENUE; Grades: PK – 05)
  • WILLIAM MCKINLEY (Students: 445; Location: 90 WARREN AVENUE; Grades: PK – 12)
  • QUINCY UPPER SCHOOL (Students: 398; Location: 900 WASHINGTON STREET; Grades: 06 – 12)
  • JOSEPH J HURLEY (Students: 285; Location: 70 WORCESTER STREET; Grades: PK – 05)
  • HARBOR SCHOOL (Students: 262; Location: 294 BOWDOIN STREET; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • FARRAGUT (Students: 244; Location: 10 FENWOOD ROAD; Grades: PK – 05)
  • ELIOT ELEMENTARY (Students: 175; Location: 16 CHARTER STREET; Grades: PK – 05)
  • MISSION HILL SCHOOL (Students: 164; Location: 67 ALLEGHENY STREET; Grades: PK – 08)

Biggest private primary/middle schools in Boston:

  • ST JOHN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 233; Location: 9 MOON STREET; Grades: PK – 8)
  • CATHEDRAL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 205; Location: 595 HARRISON AVENUE; Grades: KG – 8)
  • KINGSLEY MONTESSORI SCHOOL (Students: 129; Location: 30 FAIRFIELD STREET; Grades: PK – 5)
  • LEARNING PROJECT ELEMANTERY SC (Students: 96; Location: 107 MARLBOROUGH STREET; Grades: 1 – 6)
  • KIDS ARE PEOPLE (Students: 86; Location: 656 BEACON STREET; Grades: KG – 6)
  • KENNEDY DAY SCHOOL PROGRAM (Students: 83; Location: 30 WARREN STREET FRANCISCAN CH; Grades: UG – UG)
  • BEACON HILL NURSERY SCHOOL (Students: 80; Location: 74 JOY STREET; Grades: PK – KG)
  • BOSTON CHILDREN’S SCHOOL (Students: 66; Location: 8 WHITTIER PLACE; Grades: PK – 2)
  • MANVILLE SCHOOL (Students: 65; Location: #3 BLACKFAN CIRCLE; Grades: UG – UG)
  • EMMANUEL HOUSE KINDERGARTEN (Students: 38; Location: 11 NEWCOMB ST; Grades: PK – KG)

Libraries

Library in Boston:

  • BOSTON PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $41,770,507; Location: 700 BOYLSTON STREET; 7,736,451 books; 52,795 audio materials; 27,082 video materials; 29,190 serial subscriptions)