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Boston MA Statistics & Neighborhoods

City of Boston - the where the money went report
a 2015 simplified one-sheet version

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The Roxbury ACS Survey recorded 26,980 African Americans living in Roxbury MA.

This report is about the 36,000 people living in Hyde Park where 45% of that neighborhood are black.

Jamaica Plain's 36,000 residents of whom 15% are black, is a neighborhood with more health food stores ( Whole Foods, Harvest, City Feed x 2 ) than any neighborhood come to mind.

Mattapan has 23,000 people and 76% are Black. Homes and apartments are among the lowest priced real estate. Milton is next door to Mattapan and prices rise sharply once you cross the Milton line.

- North Dorchester has 60,000 people
- South Dorchester has 28,000 people

The Dorchesters have a large contingent of people from the Caribbean Islands and 44% of the population is Black.

Black-owned businesses had a decent year in Massachusetts in 2014. Approximately $500 Million was awarded to vendors, construction firms and professional service companies who are owned by men and women who are African American, Black, Latino, Asian and from a minority group.

- view minority business performance stats from previous years

- view 2014 minority business state contacts report.

Boston's Urban League compiles an annual State of Black Boston report. (SOBB)
Read the 2011 SOBB Report on Black Boston

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African-Americans numbered slightly over 400,000 person-visits to Massachusetts in this analysis by travel researchers and there's little reason to believe less black people travel here today.

View the guide to Roxbury Ma fine artists and studios.

official guide to Disability Social Security describes among other things, how much money you can make a year while receiving disability benefits.

Trinity Church Copley Square BostonThe Back Bay file.

Back Bay/Beacon Hill by the numbers.

This residential and upscale retail community is inhabited by 27,476 people according to the Boston Department of Neighborhood Development Policy Development and Research Division.

Every other Boston neighborhood is a distinct place to raise a family and there are considerations you'll want to know.

Click on the profile links for detailed reports. Notice the number of single-family, two-family, three-family and condominium units per neighborhood, in addition to the average home selling price, apartment rental price and the incomes per household in the neighborhoods.

These reports will also tell you about renter-occupied, owner-occupied, and affordable housing units in the neighborhoods.

View facts about other Boston neighborhoods:

Allston Village, Bowdoin Geneva, Brighton Main Streets, Central Boston, Chinatown, Dorchester, Dudley Square, East Boston, Egleston Square, Fenway Area, Fields Corner, Four Corners, Greater Grove Hall, Hyde/Jackson Square, Hyde Park, Jamaica Plain, South Main, Mattapan Square, Mission Hill, Roslindale, Roxbury, St. Mark's Area in Dorchester, Upham's Corner in Dorchester, and Washington Gateway.

Demographics about Boston youth

View the Boston Young People Demographics report

Thirty-five percent of Bostonians are age 20-34.

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The Japanese Consulate economic outlook for New England (2014).

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