Boston: Population Profile

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Boston: Population Profile

Metropolitan Area Residents (PMSA)

1980: 2,806,000

1990: 3,227,707

2000: 3,406,829

Percent change, 19902000: 6.2%

U.S. rank in 1980: 7th (CMSA)

U.S. rank in 1990: 7th (CMSA)

U.S. rank in 2000: 7th (CMSA)

City Residents

1980: 562,994

1990: 574,283

2000: 589,141

2003 estimate: 581,616

Percent change, 19902000: 2.6%

U.S. rank in 1980: 20th

U.S. rank in 1990: 20th (State rank: 1st)

U.S. rank in 2000: 23rd (State rank: 1st)

Density: 12,165.8 people per square mile (2000)

Racial and ethnic characteristics (2000)

White: 320,944

Black or African American: 149,202

American Indian and Alaska Native: 2,365

Asian: 44,284

Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander: 366

Hispanic or Latino (may be of any race): 85,089

Other: 46,102

Percent of residents born in state: 47.4% (2000)

Age characteristics (2000)

Population under 5 years old: 32,046

Population 5 to 9 years old: 33,721

Population 10 to 14 years old: 32,553

Population 15 to 19 years old: 43,631

Population 20 to 24 years old: 70,084

Population 25 to 34 years old: 124,762

Population 35 to 44 years old: 86,420

Population 45 to 54 years old: 63,554

Population 55 to 59 years old: 22,746

Population 60 to 64 years old: 18,288

Population 65 to 74 years old: 31,154

Population 75 to 84 years old: 21,675

Population 85 years and older: 8,507

Median age: 31.1 years

Births (2002)

Total number: 8,005

Deaths (2002)

Total number: 4,416 (of which, 56 were infants under the age of 1 year)

Money income (1999)

Per capita income: $23,253

Median household income: $39,629

Total households: 239,603

Number of households with income of . . .

less than $10,000: 37,230

$10,000 to $14,999: 15,764

$15,000 to $24,999: 27,276

$25,000 to $34,999: 27,496

$35,000 to $49,999: 35,928

$50,000 to $74,999: 41,496

$75,000 to $99,999: 23,784

$100,000 to $149,999: 18,496

$150,000 to $199,999: 5,491

$200,000 or more: 6,642

Percent of families below poverty level: 15.3% (25.4% of which were female householder families with related children under 5 years)

2002 FBI Crime Index Total: 35,049

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