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-- Demographic Economic Characteristics & Patterns
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Boston MA General Demographic-Economic-Geographic Characteristics -- scroll section
|Population, 2013 estimate ||645,966||6,692,824|
|Population, 2010 (April 1) estimates base ||617,720||6,547,629|
|Population, percent change, April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2013 ||4.6%||2.2%|
|Population, 2010 ||617,594||6,547,629|
|Persons under 5 years, percent, 2010 ||5.2%||5.6%|
|Persons under 18 years, percent, 2010 ||16.8%||21.7%|
|Persons 65 years and over, percent, 2010 ||10.1%||13.8%|
|Female persons, percent, 2010 ||52.1%||51.6% |
|White alone, percent, 2010 (a) ||53.9%||80.4%|
|Black or African American alone, percent, 2010 (a) ||24.4%||6.6%|
|American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent, 2010 (a) ||0.4%||0.3%|
|Asian alone, percent, 2010 (a) ||8.9%||5.3%|
|Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent, 2010 (a) ||Z||0.0%|
|Two or More Races, percent, 2010 ||3.9%||2.6%|
|Hispanic or Latino, percent, 2010 (b) ||17.5%||9.6%|
|White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent, 2010 ||47.0%||76.1% |
|Living in same house 1 year & over, percent, 2009-2013 ||77.7%||86.7%|
|Foreign born persons, percent, 2009-2013 ||26.5%||15.0%|
|Language other than English spoken at home, pct age 5+, 2009-2013 ||35.8%||21.9%|
|High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25+, 2009-2013 ||85.0%||89.4%|
|Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25+, 2009-2013 ||43.9%||39.4%|
|Veterans, 2009-2013 ||19,258||383,087|
|Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16+, 2009-2013 ||28.8||28.0|
|Housing units, 2010 ||272,481||2,808,254|
|Homeownership rate, 2009-2013 ||34.1%||62.7%|
|Housing units in multi-unit structures, percent, 2009-2013 ||81.9%||41.7%|
|Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2009-2013 ||$371,000||$330,100|
|Households, 2009-2013 ||249,414||2,530,147|
|Persons per household, 2009-2013 ||2.34||2.51|
|Per capita money income in past 12 months (2013 dollars), 2009-2013 ||$33,964||$35,763|
|Median household income, 2009-2013 ||$53,601||$66,866|
|Persons below poverty level, percent, 2009-2013 ||21.4%||11.4%|
|Total number of firms, 2007 ||49,667||596,790|
|Black-owned firms, percent, 2007 ||11.6%||3.4%|
|American Indian- and Alaska Native-owned firms, percent, 2007 ||0.6%||0.4%|
|Asian-owned firms, percent, 2007 ||7.9%||4.5%|
|Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander-owned firms, percent, 2007 ||0.1%||0.0%|
|Hispanic-owned firms, percent, 2007 ||7.2%||3.3%|
|Women-owned firms, percent, 2007 ||29.7%||29.8% |
|Manufacturers shipments, 2007 ($1000) ||3,193,339||86,428,959|
|Merchant wholesaler sales, 2007 ($1000) ||6,225,668||95,275,672|
|Retail sales, 2007 ($1000) ||6,808,832||88,082,966|
|Retail sales per capita, 2007 ||$10,934||$13,553|
|Accommodation and food services sales, 2007 ($1000) ||3,661,700||14,917,210|
|Land area in square miles, 2010 ||48.28||7,800.06|
|Persons per square mile, 2010 ||12,792.7||839.4|
|FIPS Code ||07000||25|
|Counties ||Suffolk County|
|(a) Includes persons reporting only one race.|
|(b) Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in applicable race categories.|
|FN: Footnote on this item for this area in place of data|
|NA: Not available|
|D: Suppressed to avoid disclosure of confidential information|
|X: Not applicable|
|S: Suppressed; does not meet publication standards|
|Z: Value greater than zero but less than half unit of measure shown|
|F: Fewer than 100 firms|
|Source: ProximityOne; Census Bureau; BLS|
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