Boston employment information

Income per capita$34,770$36,441$28,555
Median household income$54,485$67,846$53,482
Median income owner occupied$98,052$91,408$68,142
Median income renter occupied$37,729$37,165$33,219
Median earnings male$36,378$44,611$36,116
Median earnings female$31,288$31,498$25,692
Unemployment rate6.8%5.7%5.8%
Poverty level21.9%11.6%15.6%

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  • The income per capita in Boston is 22% higher than the national average.
  • The median household income in Boston is 2% higher than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in Boston is 17% higher than the national average.
  • The poverty level in Boston is 41% higher than the national average.

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Hours worked per week

Boston median earnings by income bracket

Boston employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry5.9%0.5%
Manufacturing sector6.0%0.1%
Financial & insurance services8.2%6.5%
Wholesale & retail services10.8%9.0%
Public administration4.8%4.0%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities4.4%1.6%
Education, health & social services20.0%42.3%

Nearby cities with high median household income

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Dover, MA2,249$171,538221%
Wellesley, MA28,858$159,615198%
Winchester, MA21,863$141,829165%
Lexington, MA32,306$137,456157%
Needham, MA29,540$129,154141%
Boston, MA639,594$54,4852%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Seattle, WA637,850$67,36526%
Denver, CO633,777$51,8003%
Washington, DC633,736$69,23529%
Nashville, TN624,261$46,75813%
Memphis, TN656,715$37,09931%
Boston, MA639,594$54,4852%
Source: The Boston, MA employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau.