StatisticJamaica PlainBostonMassachusetts
Population density (sq mi)11,80313,617894
Median age33.031.739.4
Male/Female ratio0.9:10.9:10.9:1
Married (15yrs & older)n/a34%53%
Families w/ Kids under 1846%43%43%
Speak Englishn/a63%77%
Speak Spanishn/a17%9%

Key findings

  • The population density in Jamaica Plain is 13% lower than Boston
  • The median age in Jamaica Plain is 4% higher than Boston
  • In Jamaica Plain 61.51% of the population is White
  • In Jamaica Plain 13.79% of the population is Black
  • In Jamaica Plain 10.15% of the population is Asian

Compare Boston, MA Demographics


      Jamaica Plain population breakdown by race

      RaceJamaica PlainBostonMassachusetts
      American Indian0.26%0.39%0.21%
      Native Hawaiian0.00%0.02%0.03%
      Mixed race3.91%4.92%3.01%
      Other race10.38%6.91%4.13%
      In Jamaica Plain, 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

      Jamaica Plain age breakdown

      Marital status

      Age of children in married couples

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