The City of Boston is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Suffolk County at latitude 42.332 and longitude -71.0202. Suffolk County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 46 feet.
The formal official name is the City of Boston, but most people and references simply refer to it as Boston, Massachusetts.
The P1 Census Class Code for Boston indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.
The formal boundaries for the City of Boston (see map below) encompass a land area of 48.37 sq. miles and a water area of 41.28 sq. miles.
Alternate Unofficial Names for Boston: Baston, Mushauwomuk, Old Boston, Shawmut, Shawmutt, Shawnnut, Totant, Tramount, Tremont, Trimountain, Trimountaine, Wahstoronòn:ke, Wastok.
|Population in Households||586,588|
|Population in Familes||364,953|
|Population in Group Qrtrs||47,770|
|Average Household Size||2.25|
|Average Family Size||3|
|Total Housing Units||282,004 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||89,024 (31.6%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||171,908 (61.0%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||21,072 ( 7.5%)|
|Median Home Value||$430,029|
|Average Home Value||$509,660|
|Median Household Income||$52,929|
|Average Household Income||$78,560|
|Per Capita Income||$32,761|
|(Compound Annual Growth Rates)|
|Median Household Income||2.85%|
|Per Capita Income||3.36%|
The table below compares Boston to the other 244 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Massachusetts by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.
|Total Population||# 1||100th|
|Population Density1||# 4||99th|
|Diversity Index2||# 6||98th|
|Median Household Income||# 179||27th|
|Per Capita Income||# 143||42nd|
Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Massachusetts Census Data Comparison Tool.