West Roxbury 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. 28,755 100.00% 30,446 100.00% 1,691 5.88%
White 24,031 83.57% 22,303 73.25% -1,728 -7.19%
Black or African American 1,718 5.97% 2,959 9.72% 1,241 72.24%
Hispanic or Latino 1,309 4.55% 2,573 8.45% 1,264 96.56%
American Indian and Alaska Native 58 0.20% 29 0.10% -29 -50.00%
Asian 1,085 3.77% 1,969 6.47% 884 81.47%
Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander 5 0.02% 7 0.02% 2 40.00%
Other race/ethnicity 75 0.26% 118 0.39% 43 57.33%
Two or more races/ethnicities 474 1.65% 488 1.60% 14 2.95%
18 years and older
Total pop. 23,076 80.25% 24,120 79.22% 1,044 4.52%
White 19,984 86.60% 18,557 76.94% -1,427 -7.14%
Black or African American 1,042 4.52% 1,984 8.23% 942 90.40%
Hispanic or Latino 860 3.73% 1,757 7.28% 897 104.30%
American Indian and Alaska Native 41 0.18% 26 0.11% -15 -36.59%
Asian 800 3.47% 1,482 6.14% 682 85.25%
Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander 4 0.02% 6 0.02% 2 50.00%
Other race/ethnicity 48 0.21% 79 0.33% 31 64.58%
Two or more races/ethnicities 297 1.29% 229 0.95% -68 -22.90%
Housing
Total housing units 12,398 100.00% 13,547 100.00% 1,149 9.27%
Occupied 12,084 97.47% 12,961 95.67% 877 7.26%
Vacant 314 2.53% 586 4.33% 272 86.62%