Back Bay 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. 17,952 100.00% 18,088 100.00% 136 0.76%
White 14,854 82.74% 14,151 78.23% -703 -4.73%
Black or African American 633 3.53% 703 3.89% 70 11.06%
Hispanic or Latino 808 4.50% 1,050 5.80% 242 29.95%
American Indian and Alaska Native 26 0.14% 13 0.07% -13 -50.00%
Asian 1,225 6.82% 1,793 9.91% 568 46.37%
Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander 13 0.07% 2 0.01% -11 -84.62%
Other race/ethnicity 66 0.37% 57 0.32% -9 -13.64%
Two or more races/ethnicities 327 1.82% 319 1.76% -8 -2.45%
18 years and older
Total pop. 17,207 95.85% 17,070 94.37% -137 -0.80%
White 14,267 82.91% 13,349 78.20% -918 -6.43%
Black or African American 581 3.38% 672 3.94% 91 15.66%
Hispanic or Latino 775 4.50% 986 5.78% 211 27.23%
American Indian and Alaska Native 24 0.14% 13 0.08% -11 -45.83%
Asian 1,187 6.90% 1,729 10.13% 542 45.66%
Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander 11 0.06% 2 0.01% -9 -81.82%
Other race/ethnicity 64 0.37% 50 0.29% -14 -21.88%
Two or more races/ethnicities 298 1.73% 269 1.58% -29 -9.73%
Housing
Total housing units 11,708 100.00% 12,266 100.00% 558 4.77%
Occupied 10,839 92.58% 10,649 86.82% -190 -1.75%
Vacant 869 7.42% 1,617 13.18% 748 86.08%