Population density (sq mi)14,25213,617894
Median age33.931.739.4
Male/Female ratio0.9:10.9:10.9:1
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 Roxbury is 5% higher than Boston
  • The median age in Roxbury is 7% higher than Boston
  • In Roxbury 14.76% of the population is White
  • In Roxbury 61.65% of the population is Black
  • In Roxbury 2.02% of the population is Asian

Compare Boston, MA Demographics


      Roxbury population breakdown by race

      American Indian0.27%0.39%0.21%
      Native Hawaiian0.00%0.02%0.03%
      Mixed race4.84%4.92%3.01%
      Other race16.46%6.91%4.13%
      In Roxbury, 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

      Roxbury age breakdown

      Marital status

      Age of children in married couples

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