Roxbury, Mission Hill, Longwood Medical Area 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. 67,699 100.00% 76,917 100.00% 9,218 13.62%
White 11,233 16.59% 15,817 20.56% 4,584 40.81%
Black or African American 34,263 50.61% 32,659 42.46% -1,604 -4.68%
Hispanic or Latino 14,296 21.12% 19,634 25.53% 5,338 37.34%
American Indian and Alaska Native 270 0.40% 277 0.36% 7 2.59%
Asian 2,991 4.42% 4,314 5.61% 1,323 44.23%
Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander 34 0.05% 34 0.04% 0 0.00%
Other race/ethnicity 1,829 2.70% 1,899 2.47% 70 3.83%
Two or more races/ethnicities 2,783 4.11% 2,283 2.97% -500 -17.97%
18 years and older
Total pop. 49,520 73.15% 60,028 78.04% 10,508 21.22%
White 10,836 21.88% 15,344 25.56% 4,508 41.60%
Black or African American 23,805 48.07% 24,305 40.49% 500 2.10%
Hispanic or Latino 8,919 18.01% 13,099 21.82% 4,180 46.87%
American Indian and Alaska Native 191 0.39% 228 0.38% 37 19.37%
Asian 2,506 5.06% 3,914 6.52% 1,408 56.19%
Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander 29 0.06% 25 0.04% -4 -13.79%
Other race/ethnicity 1,255 2.53% 1,415 2.36% 160 12.75%
Two or more races/ethnicities 1,979 4.00% 1,698 2.83% -281 -14.20%
Housing
Total housing units 27,391 100.00% 30,284 100.00% 2,893 10.56%
Occupied 25,255 92.20% 28,170 93.02% 2,915 11.54%
Vacant 2,136 7.80% 2,114 6.98% -22 -1.03%