East Boston demographics profile

StatisticEast BostonBostonMassachusetts
Population density (sq mi)7,83013,617630
Median age34.931.739.4
Male/Female ratio1.2:10.9:10.9:1
Married (15yrs & older)n/a34%53%
Speak Englishn/a63%77%
Speak Spanishn/a17%9%

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  • The population density in East Boston is 42% lower than Boston.
  • The median age in East Boston is 10% higher than Boston.
  • In East Boston 63.08% of the population is Caucasian.
  • In East Boston 2.62% of the population is African American.
  • In East Boston 3.24% of the population is Asian.

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East Boston population breakdown by race

RaceEast BostonBostonMassachusetts
African American2.62%25.41%7.26%
American Indian1.03%0.39%0.21%
Native Hawaiian0.04%0.02%0.03%
Mixed race26.86%4.92%3.01%
Other race3.13%6.91%4.13%
In East Boston, 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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Source: The East Boston, Boston, MA demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).