South Boston demographics profile

StatisticSouth BostonBostonMassachusetts
Population36,275639,5946,657,291
Population density (sq mi)10,37513,224839
Median age30.531.339.3
Male/Female ratio0.9:10.9:10.9:1
Married (15yrs & older)n/a34%53%
Speak Englishn/a63%78%
Speak Spanishn/a16%8%

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  • The population density in South Boston is 22% lower than Boston.
  • The median age in South Boston is 3% lower than Boston.
  • In South Boston 80.83% of the population is Caucasian.
  • In South Boston 5.49% of the population is African American.
  • In South Boston 5.63% of the population is Asian.

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South Boston population breakdown by race

RaceSouth BostonBostonMassachusetts
Caucasian80.83%53.29%80.01%
African American5.49%25.07%7.00%
Asian5.63%9.15%5.78%
American Indian0.42%0.39%0.20%
Native Hawaiian0.00%0.01%0.02%
Mixed race2.12%4.68%2.86%
Other race5.52%7.40%4.12%
In South Boston, 18.4% 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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Source: The South Boston, Boston, MA demographics data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau.