South Boston and South Boston Waterfront 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. 31,514 100.00% 35,200 100.00% 3,686 11.70%
White 25,668 81.45% 26,869 76.33% 1,201 4.68%
Black or African American 1,562 4.96% 2,279 6.47% 717 45.90%
Hispanic or Latino 2,554 8.10% 3,803 10.80% 1,249 48.90%
American Indian and Alaska Native 88 0.28% 40 0.11% -48 -54.55%
Asian 1,180 3.74% 1,657 4.71% 477 40.42%
Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander 7 0.02% 12 0.03% 5 71.43%
Other race/ethnicity 45 0.14% 139 0.39% 94 208.89%
Two or more races/ethnicities 410 1.30% 401 1.14% -9 -2.20%
18 years and older
Total pop. 26,071 82.73% 30,675 87.14% 4,604 17.66%
White 21,964 84.25% 24,599 80.19% 2,635 12.00%
Black or African American 1,245 4.78% 1,702 5.55% 457 36.71%
Hispanic or Latino 1,598 6.13% 2,621 8.54% 1,023 64.02%
American Indian and Alaska Native 67 0.26% 36 0.12% -31 -46.27%
Asian 865 3.32% 1,346 4.39% 481 55.61%
Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander 6 0.02% 11 0.04% 5 83.33%
Other race/ethnicity 25 0.10% 93 0.30% 68 272.00%
Two or more races/ethnicities 301 1.15% 267 0.87% -34 -11.30%
Housing
Total housing units 15,031 100.00% 17,623 100.00% 2,592 17.24%
Occupied 14,038 93.39% 16,219 92.03% 2,181 15.54%
Vacant 993 6.61% 1,404 7.97% 411 41.39%