Charlestown 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. 15,195 100.00% 16,439 100.00% 1,244 8.19%
White 11,946 78.62% 12,458 75.78% 512 4.29%
Black or African American 539 3.55% 764 4.65% 225 41.74%
Hispanic or Latino 1,764 11.61% 1,591 9.68% -173 -9.81%
American Indian and Alaska Native 26 0.17% 18 0.11% -8 -30.77%
Asian 753 4.96% 1,334 8.11% 581 77.16%
Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander 8 0.05% 10 0.06% 2 25%
Other race/ethnicity 20 0.13% 62 0.38% 42 210.00%
Two or more races/ethnicities 139 0.91% 202 1.23% 63 45.32%
18 years and older
Total pop. 12,371 81.41% 13,754 83.67% 1,383 11.18%
White 10,470 84.63% 11,056 80.38% 586 5.60%
Black or African American 298 2.41% 490 3.56% 192 64.43%
Hispanic or Latino 927 7.49% 973 7.07% 46 4.96%
American Indian and Alaska Native 21 0.17% 10 0.07% -11 -52.38%
Asian 530 4.28% 1,064 7.74% 534 100.75%
Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander 7 0.06% 9 0.07% 2 28.57%
Other race/ethnicity 16 0.13% 33 0.24% 17 106.25%
Two or more races/ethnicities 102 0.82% 119 0.87% 17 16.67%
Housing
Total housing units 7,755 100.00% 8,648 100.00% 893 11.52%
Occupied 7,350 94.78% 8,033 92.89% 683 9.29%
Vacant 405 5.22% 615 7.11% 210 51.85%