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Boston 2010 Census: Facts & Figures
Mar 23, 2011
Mayor Menino Announces Boston Population Continues to Grow
“I am proud to see Boston’s population continue to grow,” Mayor Menino said. “Our City continues to be a vibrant and attractive place live, work and raise a family. As we continue to innovate and bring new jobs to our City and work to provide opportunities for families, I am confident Boston will continue to grow and thrive.”
The City of Boston's population is
617,594 residents, a 4.8% increase
over the 2000 census or 28,453 people.
Comparatively, Boston’s population grew by
14,858 between 1990 and 2000, or 2.6%.
This marks the
first time since the 1970s
that Boston’s population exceeded 600,000.
Boston continues to be a
majority minority city with 53% of the population
non-white or Hispanic and 47% white non-Hispanic. In 2000 Boston’s majority status was 51% to 49%.
Of the largest Northeastern cities for which data were released,
Boston grew the most since 2000.
More Facts about Boston’s Performance during the Decade:
Since 2000 Boston issued permits for 19,070 units of housing 5,468 of which are affordable.
Since 2000 Boston added 29 dormitories and nearly 11,000 dormitory beds, an increase of 39%.
During the decade Boston completed 11 non-residential higher-education projects with a total of 655,400 square feet of building space.
Boston added 9.8 million square feet of office space to its stock.
Boston has built 4,970 hotel rooms (35%) with the addition of world class hotels such as The Mandarin, Westin Waterfront, Renaissance Hotel, The Liberty Hotel and the Intercontinental.
University student enrollment in the city grew by 16,559 students or 12.3% compared to 2000.
During the decade, Boston received $16.6 billion in National Institute of Health (NIH) grants.
More Numbers to Come.....
February & March:
The US Census Bureau is releasing Redistricting Data. These data are geared towards helping states redraw Congressional Districts including: Total population, Total population over the age of 18, Racial distribution, Hispanic origin. & Housing units and vacancy rate.
June through August
The census will release more local data including: More detailed racial categories, age, gender & household characteristics.
All other population characteristics will be available as a sample average by the American Community Survey including: Educational attainment, Income, Nativity, Ancestry & Labor force participation.
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Boston 2010 Census Numbers
Boston Total Population
Boston Census Annual Growth
Massachusetts 2010 Census Numbers
Northeast Cities 2010 Census Numbers
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