Brighton Census Breakdown

All figures are courtesy of the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) Research Division, via the US Census Bureau.

The BRA, a city department, said that the because the city has no officially designated neighborhood boundaries, constraints used to sort this data were based ZIP codes and zoning boundaries.

Therefore, while the neighborhood boundaries used are likely agreeable to most, they may not exactly match what some residents and others commonly perceive about where neighborhoods begin and end.

  2000 count 2000 percent 2010 count 2010 percent Change count Change percent
Total pop. 44,025 100.00% 45,801 100.00% 1,776 4.03%
White 32,119 72.96% 32,089 70.06% -30 -0.09%
Black or African American 1,850 4.20% 2,093 4.57% 243 13.14%
Hispanic or Latino 3,275 7.44% 4,049 8.84% 774 23.63%
American Indian and Alaska Native 66 0.15% 39 0.09% -27 -40.91%
Asian 5,253 11.93% 5,998 13.10% 745 14.18%
Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander 30 0.07% 10 0.02% -20 -66.67%
Other race/ethnicity 382 0.87% 579 1.26% 197 51.57%
Two or more races/ethnicities 1,050 2.39% 944 2.06% -106 -10.10%
18 years and older
Total pop. 39,585 89.91% 41,953 91.60% 2,368 5.98%
White 29,990 75.76% 30,404 72.47% 414 1.38%
Black or African American 1,388 3.51% 1,716 4.09% 328 23.63%
Hispanic or Latino 2,466 6.23% 3,158 7.53% 692 28.06%
American Indian and Alaska Native 52 0.13% 33 0.08% -19 -36.54%
Asian 4,501 11.37% 5,388 12.84% 887 19.71%
Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander 27 0.07% 9 0.02% -18 -66.67%
Other race/ethnicity 315 0.80% 471 1.12% 156 49.52%
Two or more races/ethnicities 846 2.14% 774 1.84% -72 -8.51%
Housing
Total housing units 20,615 100.00% 20,817 100.00% 202 0.98%
Occupied 20,278 98.37% 19,896 95.58% -382 -1.88%
Vacant 337 1.63% 921 4.42% 584 173.29%