Jamaica Plain demographics profile

StatisticJamaica PlainBostonMassachusetts
Population density (sq mi)11,80313,617630
Median age33.031.739.4
Male/Female ratio0.9:10.9:10.9:1
Married (15yrs & older)n/a34%53%
Speak Englishn/a63%77%
Speak Spanishn/a17%9%

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  • The population density in 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 African American.
  • In Jamaica Plain 10.15% of the population is Asian.

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Jamaica Plain population breakdown by race

RaceJamaica PlainBostonMassachusetts
African American13.79%25.41%7.26%
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.

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Jamaica Plain age breakdown

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