Dorchester 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. 96,347 100.00% 91,982 100.00% -4,365 -4.53%
White 29,527 30.65% 25,786 28.03% -3,741 -12.67%
Black or African American 36,949 38.35% 34,321 37.31% -2,628 -7.11%
Hispanic or Latino 10,658 11.06% 12,676 13.78% 2,018 18.93%
American Indian and Alaska Native 361 0.37% 216 0.23% -145 -40.17%
Asian 9,895 10.27% 10,630 11.56% 735 7.43%
Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander 48 0.05% 26 0.03% -22 -45.83%
Other race/ethnicity 3,976 4.13% 4,680 5.09% 704 17.71%
Two or more races/ethnicities 4,933 5.12% 3,647 3.96% -1,286 -26.07%
18 years and older
Total pop. 69,437 72.07% 70,436 76.58% 999 1.44%
White 24,811 35.73% 22,433 31.85% -2,378 -9.58%
Black or African American 24,512 35.30% 25,121 35.67% 609 2.48%
Hispanic or Latino 6,705 9.66% 8,601 12.21% 1,896 28.28%
American Indian and Alaska Native 207 0.30% 157 0.22% -50 -24.15%
Asian 7,238 10.42% 8,189 11.63% 951 13.14%
Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander 37 0.05% 21 0.03% -16 -43.24%
Other race/ethnicity 2,528 3.64% 3,432 4.87% 904 35.76%
Two or more races/ethnicities 3,399 4.90% 2,482 3.52% -917 -26.98%
Housing
Total housing units 34,946 100.00% 36,777 100.00% 1,831 5.24%
Occupied 33,238 95.11% 33,668 91.55% 430 1.29%
Vacant 1,708 4.89% 3,109 8.45% 1,401 82.03%