StatisticWest RoxburyBostonMassachusetts
Population density (sq mi)5,02913,617894
Median age44.531.739.4
Male/Female ratio0.8:10.9:10.9:1
Married (15yrs & older)n/a34%53%
Families w/ Kids under 1843%43%43%
Speak Englishn/a63%77%
Speak Spanishn/a17%9%

Key findings

  • The population density in West Roxbury is 63% lower than Boston
  • The median age in West Roxbury is 40% higher than Boston
  • In West Roxbury 77.70% of the population is White
  • In West Roxbury 10.91% of the population is Black
  • In West Roxbury 6.88% of the population is Asian

Compare Boston, MA Demographics


      West Roxbury population breakdown by race

      RaceWest RoxburyBostonMassachusetts
      American Indian0.00%0.39%0.21%
      Native Hawaiian0.00%0.02%0.03%
      Mixed race1.89%4.92%3.01%
      Other race2.62%6.91%4.13%
      In West 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

      West Roxbury age breakdown

      Marital status

      Age of children in married couples

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