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0.64% growth
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9.4% growth


The economy of Boston, MA employs 368,750 people. The economy of Boston, MA is specialized in Professional, Scientific, Tech Services; Finance & Insurance; and Educational Services, which employ respectively 1.61; 1.41; and 1.32 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Boston, MA are Healthcare & Social Assistance (64,423), Professional, Scientific, Tech Services (48,502), and Educational Services (43,684), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($70,457), Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($64,513), and Finance & Insurance ($64,309).

Median household income in Boston, MA is $63,621. Males in Boston, MA have an average income that is 1.33 times higher than the average income of females, which is $61,849. The income inequality of Boston, MA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.483 which is lower than the national average.


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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Boston, MA. In Suffolk County, MA the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 25-34 and 25-34, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 151 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $9,271. Suffolk County, MA has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Massachusetts.


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The closest comparable data for the census place of Boston, MA is from the county of Suffolk County, MA.

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Boston, MA is home to a population of 672,840 people, from which 84.3% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Boston, MA is composed of 305,641 White residents (45.4%), 151,986 Black residents (22.6%), 128,463 Hispanic residents (19.1%), 65,295 Asian residents (9.7%), and 16,084 Two+ residents (2.39%). The most common foreign languages in Boston, MA are Spanish (101,095 speakers), Chinese (25,273 speakers), and French Creole (24,807 speakers), but compared to other places, Boston, MA has a relative high number of French Creole (24,807 speakers), Portuguese (10,137 speakers), and Greek (2,531 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Boston, MA awarded 39,955 degrees. The student population of Boston, MA is skewed towards females, with 15,946 male students and 24,009 female students. Most students in Boston, MA are White (19,159 and 48%), followed by Unknown (4,543 and 11.4%), Asian (3,490 and 8.73%), and Hispanic or Latino (2,791 and 6.99%). The largest universities in Boston, MA by number of graduates are Boston University (10,379 and 26%), Northeastern University (6,178 and 15.5%), and University of Massachusetts-Boston (3,990 and 10%). The most popular majors in Boston, MA are General Business Administration & Management (1,523 and 3.81%), Registered Nursing (951 and 2.38%), and General Psychology (917 and 2.3%). The median tuition costs in Boston, MA are $41,088 for private four year colleges, and $13,110 and $31,698 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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Housing & Living

The median property value in Boston, MA is $495,400, which is 2.42 times larger than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $453,000 to $495,400, a 9.4% increase. The homeownership rate of Boston, MA is 35%, which is lower than the national average of 63.1%. People in Boston, MA have an average commute time of 29 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Boston, MA is lower than the national average, with an average of 1 car per household.


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