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Boston City, Massachusetts Statistics and Demographics (US Census 2000)
Number Percent
Boston Population: 589141 100.00%
     
Sex and Age    
Male 283588 48.14%
Female 305553 51.86%
     
Under 5 years 32046 5.44%
5 to 9 years 33721 5.72%
10 to 14 years 32553 5.53%
15 to 19 years 43631 7.41%
20 to 24 years 70084 11.9%
25 to 34 years 124762 21.18%
35 to 44 years 86420 14.67%
45 to 54 years 63554 10.79%
55 to 59 years 22746 3.86%
60 to 64 years 18288 3.1%
65 to 74 years 31154 5.29%
75 to 84 years 21675 3.68%
85 years and over 8507 1.44%
     
Median age (years) 31.1
     
18 years and over 472582 80.22%
Male 224078 38.03%
Female 248504 42.18%
21 years and over 432815 73.47%
62 years and over 71847 12.2%
65 years and over 61336 10.41%
Male 23435 3.98%
Female 37901 6.43%
     
Race    
One race 563263 95.61%
White 320944 54.48%
Black or African American 149202 25.33%
American Indian and Alaska Native 2365 0.4%
Asian 44284 7.52%
Asian indian 4442 0.75%
Chinese 19638 3.33%
Filipino 1405 0.24%
Japanese 2384 0.4%
Korean 2564 0.44%
Vietnamese 10818 1.84%
Other Asian 3033 0.51%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 366 0.06%
Native Hawaiian 84 0.01%
Guamanian or Chamorro 44 0.01%
Samoan 77 0.01%
Other Pacific Islander 161 0.03%
Some other race 46102 7.83%
Two or more races 25878 4.39%
     
Hispanic or Latino and race    
Total Population 589141 100.00%
Hispanic or Latino(of any race) 85089 14.44%
Mexican 4126 0.7%
Puerto Rican 27442 4.66%
Cuban 2221 0.38%
Other Hispanic or Latino 51300 8.71%
Not Hispanic or Latino 504052 85.56%
White alone 291561 49.49%
     
Relationship    
Total Population 589141 100.00%
In households 554064 94.05%
Householder 239528 40.66%
Spouse 65747 11.16%
Child 142362 24.16%
Own child under 18 years 100177 17%
Other relatives 41110 6.98%
Under 18 years 13170 2.24%
Nonrelatives 65317 11.09%
Unmarried partner 14719 2.5%
In group quarters 35077 5.95%
Institutionalized population 8481 1.44%
Non-Institutionalized population 26596 4.51%
     
Households by Type    
Total Households 239528 100.0 %
Family households (families) 115096 48.05%
With own children under 18 years 54310 22.67%
Married-couple family 65747 27.45%
With own children under 18 years 28219 11.78%
Female householder, no husband present 39366 16.43%
With own children under 18 years 22793 9.52%
Non Family households 124432 51.95%
Householder living alone 88944 37.13%
Householder 65 years and over 21796 9.1%
     
Households with individuals under 18 years 61428 25.65%
Households with individuals 65 years and over 45350 18.93%
     
Average Household size 2.31
Average family size 3.17
     
Housing Occupancy    
Total housing units 251935 100.00%
Occupied housing units 239528 95.08%
Vacant housing units 12407 4.92%
For seasonal, recreational, or occasional use 1568 0.62%
Homeowner vacancy rate (percent) 1
Rental vacancy rate (percent) 3
     
Housing Tenure    
Occupied housing units 239528 100.00%
Owner-occupied housing units. 77226 32.24%
Renter-occupied housing units. 162302 67.76%
     
Average household size of owner-occupied units 2.51
Average household size of renter-occupied units 2.22
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Based on 2000 US Census data. For more information on population visit U.S. Census Bureau, providing access to a full range of U.S. Census information and data products.

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