Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH Metropolitan Statistical Area MA Demographic Data and Boundary Map


Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH Metropolitan Statistical Area Boundary Map

Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH Metropolitan Statistical Area Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 4,739,348
Population in Households 4,574,468
Population in Familes 3,557,674
Population in Group Qrtrs 164,880
Population Density1 1,359
Diversity Index2 53


Total Households 1,825,779
Average Household Size 2.51
Family Households 1,137,380
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,956,570 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,091,516 (55.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 734,263 (37.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 130,791 ( 6.7%)
Median Home Value $398,237
Average Home Value $462,336


Median Household Income $76,809
Average Household Income $106,383
Per Capita Income $41,566
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.65% 0.79%
Households 0.58% 0.78%
Families 0.51% 0.73%
Median Household Income   2.14%
Per Capita Income   1.59%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.