Boston

Boston is the capital and centerpiece of Massachusetts. It’s the state’s thriving, metropolitan heart.

Overview for Boston, MA

672,435 people live in Boston, where the median age is 35 and the average individual income is $53,592. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

672,435

Total Population

35 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$53,592

Average individual Income

About Boston, MA Real Estate

The capital of Massachusetts is a thriving, metropolitan city with a rich historical legacy and cultural heritage
 
Boston is the capital and centerpiece of Massachusetts. It’s the state’s thriving, metropolitan heart along with being one of the country’s biggest college towns and boasts an incredible heritage of fascinating American history. Boston comprises more than 20 different neighborhoods, making it a fascinating place to live that caters to many unique lifestyles. An incredible city rich with diversity, activities, art galleries, museums, and acclaimed restaurants, it’s no surprise that people love living here and can’t get enough of the town’s New England sensibilities and old-world charm. 
 

What to Love

  • Fantastic restaurants, many of which are acclaimed and award-winning
  • Incredible schools and educational opportunities with universities like Boston, MIT, and Harvard nearby
  • Bustling and metropolitan city with lots happening that still retains small-town charms
 

People & Lifestyle

Even though it is one of the largest and most populous cities in Massachusetts, living in Boston is equitable to living in a small town. You get all the big city amenities supplemented by the charms and intimacy of a small town. Boston is a genuinely vibrant, ever-evolving place to live with a fascinating historical legacy, access to amazing schools, a diverse culinary scene, and some of the country’s most revered cultural institutions. 
 

Dining, Shopping & Entertainment

Boston is home to numerous acclaimed restaurants, shopping centers, and entertainment venues. Venezia is an upscale, family-run Italian restaurant with a winery next door. Across years and generations, Venezia has served up world-class and authentic cuisine from its refined dining room space. Similarly, Basile is another fine Italian kitchen and boutique restaurant that has been providing modern ambiance and authentic Italian fare to Boston since 2007. This upmarket choice is known for its quiet, intimate atmosphere, ideal for a romantic evening out. 
 
If you’d like something a little different, Menton is an acclaimed and award-winning dining establishment led by Chef Barbara Lynch, the only female in the United States to hold the distinguished title of Grand Chef Relais & Châteaux. Menton serves French-Italian hybrid cuisine alongside tasting menus in a luxurious setting and has consistently received recognition as one of the best restaurants in the area. 
 
Enjoy a classic and sophisticated steakhouse setting at Mastro’s Ocean Club. The Boston outpost of this fine dining chain is renowned for its world-classic service, live entertainment, and highly acclaimed food.
 

Things to Do

Boston is home to the Boston Public Garden, America’s first public botanical garden. This large park at the heart of the city is home to more than 80 species of plants cultivated for future plantings throughout the garden and in 50 other locations around the city. The romantic setting makes the garden an idyllic wedding venue.
 
At 80 miles long, the Charles River running through the eastern portion of Massachusetts makes for a great backdrop to dozens of recreational opportunities, such as canoeing, kayaking, riverboating, and boat tours. 
 
Fenway Park is one of Boston’s most famous landmarks. Since 1912, Fenway Park has been the home for the Boston Red Sox, Boston’s American League baseball team and its only Major League Baseball franchise. 
 
Creatives and artsy types love visiting the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, comprising more than 100 galleries of art. Considered one of the best art museums in the world, the Boston Museum of Fine Arts has an incredibly diverse array of art, making it one of the most comprehensive collections in the country.
 

Schools

Boston is home to some of the most prestigious universities in the country. Harvard University is a private Ivy League research university in neighboring Cambridge. Nearby Harvard is the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. MIT has played a critical role in the development of modern technology and science and is ranked among the best academic institutions in the world. 
 
There’s also Boston College, a private research college and the first institution of higher education to operate in Boston. Then there is Boston University, a leading research establishment with two primary campuses in the heart of Boston and programs around the world.

 

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Demographics and Employment Data for Boston, MA

Boston has 271,914 households, with an average household size of 2. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Boston do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 672,435 people call Boston home. The population density is 27,488.527 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

672,435

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

35

Median Age

47.99 / 52.01%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

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10-17 Years

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18-24 Years

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25-64 Years

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65-74 Years

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75+ Years

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  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
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271,914

Total Households

2

Average Household Size

$53,592

Average individual Income

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Schools in Boston, MA

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The following schools are within or nearby Boston. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
Clarence R Edwards Middle
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
No rating available
PUBLIC
PreK - 8th
1/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
1/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 8th
4/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
2/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
2/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
4/5
Dante Alighieri Montessori School
PUBLIC
PreK - 6th
1/5
Boston Children's School
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
Excel Academy Charter School
PUBLIC
5th - 12th
2/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
No rating available
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
1/5
Boston Adult Academy
PUBLIC
11th - 12th
No rating available
Boston University Academy
PRIVATE
9th - 12th
No rating available
Park Street School
PRIVATE
PreK - 6th
No rating available
PRIVATE
7th - 12th
No rating available
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
1/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 8th
3/5
PUBLIC
6th - 12th
1/5
East Boston Central Catholic School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Learning Project Elementary School
PRIVATE
K - 6th
No rating available
PRIVATE
9th - 12th
No rating available
St John School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Kingsley Montessori School
PRIVATE
PreK - 6th
No rating available
Snowden International School at Copley
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
No rating available
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
1/5
East Boston Early Childhood Center
PUBLIC
PreK - 1st
No rating available
PUBLIC
PreK - 8th
1/5
The Advent School
PRIVATE
PreK - 6th
No rating available
Kingsley Montessori School
PRIVATE
PreK - 6th
No rating available
Boston Green Academy Horace Mann Charter School
PUBLIC
6th - 12th
1/5
Horace Mann School for the Deaf
PUBLIC
1st - 12th
No rating available
St Joseph Preparatory High School
PRIVATE
9th - 12th
No rating available
Yeshiva Ohr Yisrael High School For Boys
PRIVATE
9th - 12th
No rating available
Gardner Pilot Academy
PUBLIC
PreK - 8th
1/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
1/5
Italian Home For Children
PRIVATE
K - 8th
No rating available
St Herman Of Alaska Christian School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
German International School Boston
PRIVATE
PreK - 12th
No rating available
MATCH Charter Public School
PUBLIC
PreK - 12th
1/5
Baldwin Early Learning Center
PUBLIC
PreK - 1st
No rating available
PUBLIC
PreK - 8th
1/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
3/5
PUBLIC
K - 8th
2/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 8th
No rating available
St Columbkille Partnership School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
3/5
British International School Of Boston
PRIVATE
PreK - 12th
No rating available
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
1/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 8th
1/5
Boston Collegiate Charter School
PUBLIC
5th - 12th
4/5
Roxbury Preparatory Charter School
PUBLIC
5th - 12th
2/5
Helen Y. Davis Leadership Academy Charter Public School
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
1/5
Bridge Boston Charter School
PUBLIC
PreK - 8th
1/5
Dudley Street Neighborhood Charter School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
1/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
No rating available
PUBLIC
7th - 12th
5/5
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
No rating available
PUBLIC
PreK - 8th
2/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
PUBLIC
PreK - 1st
No rating available
PUBLIC
3rd - 8th
No rating available
PUBLIC
PreK - 2nd
No rating available
PRIVATE
7th - 12th
No rating available
Our Lady Of Perpetual Help/Mission Grammar School
PRIVATE
PreK - 6th
No rating available
St John Paul II Catholic Academy Columbia Camp
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
UP Academy Charter School of Boston
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
1/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
No rating available
James P Timilty Middle
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
No rating available
PUBLIC
K - 8th
No rating available
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
1/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
No rating available
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
No rating available
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
1/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
1/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
3/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 8th
1/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
No rating available
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
1/5
William Monroe Trotter
PUBLIC
PreK - 8th
1/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
1/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Haynes Early Education Center
PUBLIC
PreK - 1st
No rating available
Community Academy of Science and Health
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
PUBLIC
PreK - 8th
1/5
PRIVATE
3rd - 10th
No rating available
South Boston Catholic Academy
PRIVATE
PreK - 6th
No rating available
PRIVATE
6th - 12th
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
City on a Hill Charter Public School Circuit Street
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
Boston Day and Evening Academy Charter School
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
Edward M. Kennedy Academy for Health Careers (Horace Mann
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
1/5
O'Bryant School Math/Science
PUBLIC
7th - 12th
5/5
PUBLIC
7th - 12th
No rating available
PUBLIC
6th - 12th
No rating available
Maurice J Tobin
PUBLIC
PreK - 8th
No rating available
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
No rating available
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
No rating available
PUBLIC
K - 12th
No rating available
Lilla G. Frederick Middle School
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
No rating available
Boston Collaborative High School
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
PRIVATE
1st - 12th
No rating available
Cristo Rey Boston High School
PRIVATE
9th - 12th
No rating available
Nativity Preparatory School
PRIVATE
4th - 8th
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
Cathedral High School
PRIVATE
7th - 12th
No rating available
PUBLIC
7th - 12th
5/5
UP Academy Charter School of Dorchester
PUBLIC
PreK - 8th
No rating available
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
2/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 8th
1/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
1/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
Greater Egleston Community High School
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
1/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 8th
No rating available
PUBLIC
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Margarita Muniz Academy
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
PRIVATE
5th - 12th
No rating available
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
1/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 8th
1/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
1/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 8th
3/5
Dr. William Henderson Upper
PUBLIC
2nd - 12th
1/5
Boston International High School
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
St John Paul II Catholic Acad.-Neponset Campus
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - 6th
No rating available
St John Paul II Catholic Academy
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
No rating available
Franklin D Roosevelt
PUBLIC
PreK - 8th
1/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
2/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
1/5
Washington Irving Middle
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
No rating available
William Ellery Channing
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
No rating available
PUBLIC
3rd - 8th
2/5
Another Course To College
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
PUBLIC
PreK - 3rd
No rating available
PUBLIC
12th - 12th
No rating available
Boston Teachers Union School
PUBLIC
PreK - 8th
4/5
PUBLIC
6th - 12th
No rating available
Pauline Agassiz Shaw Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 3rd
No rating available
Holy Name Parish School
PRIVATE
PreK - 6th
No rating available
PRIVATE
7th - 12th
No rating available
Neighborhood House Charter School
PUBLIC
PreK - 11th
2/5
PUBLIC
K - 12th
5/5
KIPP Academy Boston Charter School
PUBLIC
K - 8th
1/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 2nd
No rating available
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
1/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 8th
1/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 8th
3/5