StatisticEast BostonBostonMassachusetts
Population density (sq mi)7,83013,617894
Median age34.931.739.4
Male/Female ratio1.2:10.9:10.9:1
Married (15yrs & older)n/a34%53%
Families w/ Kids under 1851%43%43%
Speak Englishn/a63%77%
Speak Spanishn/a17%9%

Key findings

  • 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 White
  • In East Boston 2.62% of the population is Black
  • In East Boston 3.24% of the population is Asian

Compare Boston, MA Demographics


      East Boston population breakdown by race

      RaceEast BostonBostonMassachusetts
      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.

      Household income distribution

      Place of birth by citizenship

      East Boston age breakdown

      Marital status

      Age of children in married couples

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