Mattapan 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. 38,523 100.00% 36,480 100.00% -2,043 -5.30%
White 906 2.35% 918 2.52% 12 1.32%
Black or African American 30,226 78.46% 27,332 74.92% -2,894 -9.57%
Hispanic or Latino 5,158 13.39% 6,576 18.03% 1,418 27.49%
American Indian and Alaska Native 129 0.33% 130 0.36% 1 0.78%
Asian 254 0.66% 247 0.68% -7 -2.76%
Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander 13 0.03% 8 0.02% -5 -38.46%
Other race/ethnicity 230 0.60% 385 1.06% 155 67.39%
Two or more races/ethnicities 1,607 4.17% 884 2.42% -723 -44.99%
18 years and older
Total pop. 25,723 66.77% 26,503 72.65% 780 3.03%
White 706 2.74% 813 3.07% 107 15.16%
Black or African American 20,513 79.75% 20,415 77.03% -98 -0.48%
Hispanic or Latino 2,984 11.60% 4,118 15.54% 1,134 38.00%
American Indian and Alaska Native 73 0.28% 87 0.33% 14 19.18%
Asian 177 0.69% 186 0.70% 9 5.08%
Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander 12 0.05% 7 0.03% -5 -41.67%
Other race/ethnicity 149 0.58% 265 1.00% 116 77.85%
Two or more races/ethnicities 1,109 4.31% 612 2.31% -497 -44.82%
Housing
Total housing units 13,559 100.00% 14,191 100.00% 632 4.66%
Occupied 12,843 94.72% 12,923 91.06% 80 0.62%
Vacant 716 5.28% 1,268 8.94% 552 77.09%