What you need to know about Boston, MA

Boston is located in Suffolk County, Massachusetts. The population is 47% White, 22% Black, 8% Asian and 0% Native American or Native Hawaiian. 7% identify as another race or ethnicity, or two or more races. 16% of residents are of Hispanic or Latino origin. The median income is $54,485 and the median home value is $379,500. For more on schools, real estate, business and health care in Boston, see each of the tabs above. Walkability can be a key driver of the overall livability of a community. Boston has a Walk Score ® of 80.

Population

639,594
Up by 2.23%
Fenway Park in Boston Massachussetts
The 10 Best Baseball Fanbases in America
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Downtown Boston as seen from a high angle on a wet day.
Best New Things to Do in Boston, MA
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Nearby Cities

A fancy drink and small white spoons with food rest on a shiny table that looks out on the Boston Harbor
Best Places to Dine With a View in Boston
It's hard to say which is better at these Boston Restaurants, the view or the meal.
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Median Home Price

$379,500
Higher than the state average

Housing

Homes Owned 34.16%
34.16% Complete
Homes Rented 65.84%
65.84% Complete

Real Estate

In Boston, Massachusetts


Ready to move to Boston? There are a variety of housing options in the area. Click below to learn about the recent trends, average home values and even a few current real estate listings in Boston.

Schools

In Boston, Massachusetts


The quality of a school district is often a top factor for parents considering where to live. Strong school systems attract new residents and help their cities prosper. See how Boston rates.

Median Household Income

$54,485
Higher than the national average

Business

In Boston, Massachusetts


Being a great place to live and being a great place to work often go hand-in-hand. Here’s what the business and employment climate is like in Boston.

Residents

Most residents are
25-34 Years old

Health

In Boston, Massachusetts


Access to quality hospitals, doctors and health-care providers is just part of what makes a healthy community. Here’s how to get and stay healthy in Boston.

Education

Bachelor’s Degree 45%
45% Complete
Graduated High School 85%
85% Complete

Boston, MA's Rankings

More About Boston, MA

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It's hard to say which is better at these Boston Restaurants, the view or the meal.
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