Uber Maps Reveal Where Boston’s Young, Affluent Live

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Do you use Uber? Do your neighbors? You may run in younger — and richer — circles than you thought.

The popular — though often controversyprone — car service app published maps this week that reveal where riders most frequently use the service in 100 different cities.

As one may expect, the maps genreally reflect areas that younger, more affluent urban residents call home.

In Boston, neighborhoods like the Back Bay, the South End, and an increasingly gentrified South Boston, are heavily represented.

Campuses, as well as high-traffic areas like Logan Airport and downtown Boston, also figure prominently in the map. To a lesser extent, younger-but-less-affluent neighborhoods like Allston/Brighton and Jamaica Plain also make an appearance.


Then there are the blocks where the map stays dark: residents near Roxbury, Mattapan, Dorchester, Hyde Park and Roslindale were all less likely to use the service.

You can view the rest of the company’s 100 maps here.

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