South Boston demographics profile

StatisticSouth BostonBostonMassachusetts
Population38,206658,2796,742,143
Population density (sq mi)10,93913,617630
Median age30.531.739.4
Male/Female ratio1.0:10.9:10.9:1
Married (15yrs & older)n/a34%53%
Speak Englishn/a63%77%
Speak Spanishn/a17%9%

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  • The population density in South Boston is 20% lower than Boston.
  • The median age in South Boston is 4% lower than Boston.
  • In South Boston 81.64% of the population is White.
  • In South Boston 6.28% of the population is African American.
  • In South Boston 5.26% of the population is Asian.

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South Boston population breakdown by race

RaceSouth BostonBostonMassachusetts
White81.64%53.00%79.26%
African American6.28%25.41%7.26%
Asian5.26%9.34%6.11%
American Indian0.12%0.39%0.21%
Native Hawaiian0.00%0.02%0.03%
Mixed race2.00%4.92%3.01%
Other race4.71%6.91%4.13%
In South 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.

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South Boston age breakdown

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