Charlestown demographics profile

StatisticCharlestownBostonMassachusetts
Population17,208658,2796,742,143
Population density (sq mi)11,97213,617630
Median age34.031.739.4
Male/Female ratio0.8:10.9:10.9:1
Married (15yrs & older)n/a34%53%
Speak Englishn/a63%77%
Speak Spanishn/a17%9%

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  • The population density in Charlestown is 12% lower than Boston.
  • The median age in Charlestown is 7% higher than Boston.
  • In Charlestown 74.98% of the population is Caucasian.
  • In Charlestown 11.21% of the population is African American.
  • In Charlestown 7.56% of the population is Asian.

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Charlestown population breakdown by race

RaceCharlestownBostonMassachusetts
Caucasian74.98%53.00%79.26%
African American11.21%25.41%7.26%
Asian7.56%9.34%6.11%
American Indian0.00%0.39%0.21%
Native Hawaiian0.00%0.02%0.03%
Mixed race2.23%4.92%3.01%
Other race4.01%6.91%4.13%
In Charlestown, 19.0% of people are of Hispanic or Latino origin.
Please note: Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in any/all of the applicable race categories above.

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Charlestown age breakdown

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Source: The Charlestown, Boston, MA demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).