Statistic North Dorchester Boston Massachusetts
Population 26,430 689,326 6,949,503
Population density (sq mi) 11,490 14,260 894
Median age 33.4 32.4 39.4
Male/Female ratio 1.0:1 0.9:1 0.9:1
Married (15yrs & older) n/a 35% 53%
Families w/ Kids under 18 41% 39% 43%
Speak English n/a 63% 77%
Speak Spanish n/a 16% 9%
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Demographics Quick Facts

  • The population density in North Dorchester is 19% lower than Boston
  • The median age in North Dorchester is 3% higher than Boston
  • In North Dorchester 43.17% of the population is White
  • In North Dorchester 24.42% of the population is Black
  • In North Dorchester 14.00% of the population is Asian

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      North Dorchester population breakdown by race

      Race North Dorchester Boston Massachusetts
      White 43.17% 52.11% 79.26%
      Black 24.42% 24.20% 7.26%
      Asian 14.00% 9.82% 6.11%
      American Indian 0.37% 0.31% 0.21%
      Native Hawaiian 0.00% 0.05% 0.03%
      Mixed race 7.46% 7.25% 3.01%
      Other race 10.59% 6.26% 4.13%
      In North Dorchester, 19.5% 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 North Dorchester, Boston, MA demographics data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).