Race and Ethnicity in East Boston, Boston, Massachusetts (Neighborhood)

Race and Ethnicity#1

Percentage of the total population.
Scope: population of Boston and East Boston
East Boston
Boston
0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% Count White 1 Hispanic 2 Black Asian Mixed 1 Other 1 33.772159% 46.553779% 33.772159% 33.8% 13,776 13.8k 54.924415% 15.666850% 54.924415% 54.9% 22,404 22.4k 4.797308% 25.114037% 4.797308% 4.8% 1,956 1,957 3.535529% 8.985953% 3.535529% 3.5% 1,442 2.619873% 2.186013% 2.619873% 2.6% 1,068 1,069 0.350716% 1.493368% 0.350716% 0.4% 143

Relative Race and Ethnicity#2

Race and Hispanic origin in East Boston as a percentage of the total population, expressed as percentage point difference from Boston.
Scope: population of Boston and East Boston
-20% 0% +20% % ref. White 1 Hispanic 2 Black Asian Mixed 1 Other 1 -12.781620% -12.781620% -12.8% 33.772% 33.8% 46.554% 46.6% 39.257565% 39.257565% +39.3% 54.924% 54.9% 15.667% 15.7% -20.316729% -20.316729% -20.3% 4.797% 4.80% 25.114% 25.1% -5.450425% -5.450425% -5.5% 3.536% 3.54% 8.986% 8.99% 0.433860% 0.433860% +0.4% 2.620% 2.62% 2.186% 2.19% -1.142651% -1.142651% -1.1% 0.351% 0.35% 1.493% 1.49%

Relative Ethno-Racial Composition by Age#3

Ethno-racial composition by age cohort as a percentage within each age cohort.
Scope: population of East Boston
White1
Hispanic2
Mixed3
Black3
Asian3
Other3
85+ 75-84 65-74 55-64 45-54 35-44 30-34 25-29 20-24 18-19 15-17 10-14 5-9 0-4 87.587684% 87.6% 3.369578% 3.546812% 1.710044% 3.785881% 0.000000% 659 77.419460% 77.4% 5.227231% 6.497619% 1.202965% 8.353743% 1.298982% 1,182 1,183 64.319768% 64.3% 14.637420% 14.6% 9.392187% 4.591169% 5.936512% 1.122945% 2,060 49.582892% 49.6% 17.995058% 18.0% 19.016800% 19.0% 3.622938% 4.642313% 5.140000% 3,331 34.725777% 34.7% 26.534573% 26.5% 21.916045% 21.9% 4.673258% 3.328675% 8.821673% 5,387 5,388 30.700186% 30.7% 34.115803% 34.1% 23.654634% 23.7% 3.395317% 2.091473% 6.042586% 7,310 29.994049% 30.0% 30.142033% 30.1% 24.363711% 24.4% 6.072617% 4.534328% 4.893261% 4,468 4,469 37.775505% 37.8% 28.415403% 28.4% 22.718418% 22.7% 4.069679% 2.285440% 4.735554% 4,402 20.492885% 20.5% 38.105256% 38.1% 23.478938% 23.5% 6.417001% 2.968235% 8.537685% 3,170 14.871186% 14.9% 40.065552% 40.1% 19.445527% 19.4% 4.824856% 6.922355% 13.870524% 13.9% 676 23.144745% 23.1% 27.957239% 28.0% 23.456707% 23.5% 12.043091% 3.549371% 9.848848% 9.8% 1,091 17.985499% 18.0% 36.248228% 36.2% 23.758771% 23.8% 8.706122% 3.029218% 10.272162% 1,657 8.647632% 47.930465% 47.9% 28.291484% 28.3% 4.890967% 4.892406% 5.347044% 2,517 19.205945% 19.2% 43.129274% 43.1% 25.830339% 25.8% 3.846825% 3.717293% 4.270324% 2,878 0% 20% 40% 60% 80% 100% Count

Ethno-Racial Composition by Age Cohort#4

Ethno-racial composition by age cohort as a percentage of the total population.
Scope: population of East Boston
White1
Hispanic2
Mixed3
Black3
Asian3
Other3
85+ 75-84 65-74 55-64 45-54 35-44 30-34 25-29 20-24 18-19 15-17 10-14 5-9 0-4 1.415138% 0.054442% 0.057305% 0.027629% 0.061168% 0.000000% 659 2.244450% 2.2% 0.151541% 0.188371% 0.034875% 0.242181% 0.037658% 1,182 1,183 3.248442% 3.2% 0.739257% 0.474348% 0.231875% 0.299821% 0.056714% 2,060 4.048962% 4.0% 1.469485% 1.552921% 0.295851% 0.379093% 0.419735% 3,331 4.586659% 4.6% 3.504746% 3.5% 2.894721% 2.9% 0.617254% 0.439659% 1.165186% 5,387 5,388 5.501746% 5.5% 6.113855% 6.1% 4.239120% 4.2% 0.608471% 0.374811% 1.082885% 7,310 3.285769% 3.3% 3.301980% 3.3% 2.668980% 2.7% 0.665239% 0.496724% 0.536044% 4,468 4,469 4.076596% 4.1% 3.066488% 3.1% 2.451690% 2.5% 0.439185% 0.246636% 0.511044% 4,402 1.592712% 2.961550% 3.0% 1.824789% 1.8% 0.498731% 0.230692% 0.663551% 3,170 0.246476% 0.664050% 0.322292% 0.079968% 0.114732% 0.229891% 676 0.619097% 0.747826% 0.627442% 0.322140% 0.094942% 0.263446% 1,091 0.730604% 1.472470% 0.965125% 0.353659% 0.123052% 0.417274% 1,657 0.533592% 2.957493% 3.0% 1.745693% 1.7% 0.301791% 0.301880% 0.329933% 2,517 1.355240% 3.043355% 3.0% 1.822681% 1.8% 0.271446% 0.262305% 0.301329% 2,878 0% 5% 10% 15% Count

Ethno-Racial Composition per Year#5

Ethno-racial composition per year of the age cohort as a percentage of the total population.
Scope: population of East Boston
White1
Hispanic2
Mixed3
Black3
Asian3
Other3
85+ 75-84 65-74 55-64 45-54 35-44 30-34 25-29 20-24 18-19 15-17 10-14 5-9 0-4 0.088446% 0.003403% 0.003582% 0.001727% 0.003823% 0.000000% 659 0.224445% 0.015154% 0.018837% 0.003487% 0.024218% 0.003766% 1,182 1,183 0.324844% 0.32% 0.073926% 0.047435% 0.023187% 0.029982% 0.005671% 2,060 0.404896% 0.40% 0.146948% 0.155292% 0.029585% 0.037909% 0.041973% 3,331 0.458666% 0.46% 0.350475% 0.35% 0.289472% 0.29% 0.061725% 0.043966% 0.116519% 5,387 5,388 0.550175% 0.55% 0.611385% 0.61% 0.423912% 0.42% 0.060847% 0.037481% 0.108289% 7,310 0.657154% 0.66% 0.660396% 0.66% 0.533796% 0.53% 0.133048% 0.099345% 0.107209% 4,468 4,469 0.815319% 0.82% 0.613298% 0.61% 0.490338% 0.49% 0.087837% 0.049327% 0.102209% 4,402 0.318542% 0.32% 0.592310% 0.59% 0.364958% 0.36% 0.099746% 0.046138% 0.132710% 3,170 0.123238% 0.332025% 0.33% 0.161146% 0.039984% 0.057366% 0.114946% 676 0.206366% 0.249275% 0.209147% 0.107380% 0.031647% 0.087815% 1,091 0.146121% 0.294494% 0.29% 0.193025% 0.070732% 0.024610% 0.083455% 1,657 0.106718% 0.591499% 0.59% 0.349139% 0.35% 0.060358% 0.060376% 0.065987% 2,517 0.271048% 0.27% 0.608671% 0.61% 0.364536% 0.36% 0.054289% 0.052461% 0.060266% 2,878 0.0% 0.5% 1.0% 1.5% 2.0% Count

Race among Hispanics#6

Percentage of the Hispanic population.
Scope: population of Boston and East Boston
East Boston
Boston
0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% Count White Black Indian Asian Hawaiian Other Mixed 53.063469% 39.808943% 53.063469% 53.1% 12,246 12.2k 2.569642% 12.541683% 2.569642% 2.6% 593 1.723835% 1.049047% 1.723835% 1.7% 397 398 0.349642% 0.268011% 0.349642% 0.3% 80 81 0.000000% 0.000000% 0.0% 0.146831% 0 8.971172% 33.581000% 8.971172% 9.0% 2,070 33.322240% 12.604485% 33.322240% 33.3% 7,690

Map of Race and Ethnicity by Tract in East Boston

White Race and Ethnicity by Tract#7

Whites (non-Hispanic) as a percentage of the population (%):
17%32%46%60%74%88%

Hispanic Race and Ethnicity by Tract#8

Hispanics (excluding black and Asian Hispanics) as a percentage of the population (%):
7%21%35%49%62%77%

Black Race and Ethnicity by Tract#9

Blacks as a percentage of the population (%):
1.1%4.6%8.1%11.7%15.2%18.8%

Asian Race and Ethnicity by Tract#10

Asians as a percentage of the population (%):
0.0%2.2%4.4%6.6%8.7%11.0%

Mixed Race and Ethnicity by Tract#11

Multiracial people (non-Hispanic) as a percentage of the population (%):
0.0%1.2%2.4%3.6%4.8%6.1%

Other Race and Ethnicity by Tract#12

Others (non-Hispanic) as a percentage of the population (%):
0.00%0.33%0.65%0.98%1.30%1.63%
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Map of Race and Ethnicity by Block Group in East Boston

White Race and Ethnicity by Block Group#13

Whites (non-Hispanic) as a percentage of the population (%):
5%24%43%62%81%100%

Hispanic Race and Ethnicity by Block Group#14

Hispanics (excluding black and Asian Hispanics) as a percentage of the population (%):
0%17%34%51%68%85%

Black Race and Ethnicity by Block Group#15

Blacks as a percentage of the population (%):
0.0%4.4%8.8%13.1%17.5%22.0%

Asian Race and Ethnicity by Block Group#16

Asians as a percentage of the population (%):
0.0%3.3%6.6%9.9%13.2%16.6%

Mixed Race and Ethnicity by Block Group#17

Multiracial people (non-Hispanic) as a percentage of the population (%):
0.0%2.9%5.9%8.8%11.8%14.8%

Other Race and Ethnicity by Block Group#18

Others (non-Hispanic) as a percentage of the population (%):
0.0%0.9%1.8%2.8%3.7%4.6%
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Race and Ethnicity by Neighborhood in Boston

There are 18 neighborhoods in Boston. This section compares East Boston to all of the neighborhoods in Boston and to those entities that contain or substantially overlap with East Boston.

Non-White Population by Neighborhood#19

Percentage of the total population.
Scope: population of East Boston, selected other neighborhoods in Boston, and entities that contain East Boston
White1
Hispanic2
Black
Asian
Other1
0% 20% 40% 60% 80% Count # Mattapan Neighborhood Mattapan Roxbury Neighborhood Roxbury South Dorchester Neighborhood S Dorchester Hyde Park Neighborhood Hyde Park East Boston Neighborhood East Boston North Dorchester Neighborhood N Dorchester Boston South End Neighborhood South End Suffolk County Suffolk Roslindale Neighborhood Roslindale Mit Neighborhood Mit East Cambridge Neighborhood E Cambridge Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Jamaica Plain United States of America United States Fenway-Kenmore Neighborhood Fenway-Kenmore Allston-Brighton Neighborhood Allston-Brighton Northeast Central Neighborhood Central West Roxbury Neighborhood West Roxbury Charlestown Neighborhood Charlestown Boston, Cambridge, and Newton Metro Area Boston Area Massachusetts New England South Boston Neighborhood South Boston Back Bay-Beacon Hill Neighborhood Back Bay-Beacon Hl 80.798327% 10.712240% 3.116822% 0.679656% 95.307046% 95.3% 32,777 32.8k 1 61.309824% 22.871918% 5.148576% 2.268516% 91.598834% 91.6% 54,471 54.5k 2 45.841531% 11.551387% 10.525042% 5.944903% 73.862864% 73.9% 45,154 45.2k 3 48.580441% 18.452359% 3.362828% 2.505862% 72.901490% 72.9% 23,381 23.4k 4 54.924415% 4.797308% 3.535529% 2.970589% 66.227841% 66.2% 27,015 27.0k 5 22.256262% 15.556167% 14.912209% 11.933463% 64.658101% 64.7% 17,910 17.9k 6 25.114037% 15.666850% 8.985953% 3.679381% 53.446221% 53.4% 336,274 336k 17.316904% 17.201176% 15.460982% 2.868915% 52.847977% 52.8% 17,709 17.7k 7 22.151526% 18.292350% 8.332733% 3.546821% 52.323430% 52.3% 384,944 385k 23.285117% 21.122632% 4.254692% 3.526847% 52.189288% 52.2% 16,943 16.9k 8 29.532120% 7.602732% 6.999743% 2.923126% 47.057722% 47.1% 2,211 9 23.975106% 9.369815% 8.148193% 3.735132% 45.228246% 45.2% 4,176 10 17.429212% 16.019581% 8.367931% 2.632655% 44.449380% 44.4% 18,832 18.8k 11 16.223785% 12.572202% 4.889301% 3.063581% 36.748869% 36.7% 114,486,176 114M 16.711851% 8.001931% 6.322526% 2.472634% 33.508942% 33.5% 13,203 13.2k 12 14.342839% 10.523845% 5.348677% 2.439586% 32.654948% 32.7% 24,404 24.4k 13 12.137894% 11.780200% 5.748057% 2.179445% 31.845596% 31.8% 17,694,862 17.7M 19.163107% 4.188027% 3.820568% 2.932826% 30.104528% 30.1% 9,659 9,660 14 9.780126% 8.528183% 6.557497% 2.193295% 27.059100% 27.1% 8,239 15 10.576148% 8.104446% 5.770975% 1.916317% 26.367885% 26.4% 4,334 4,335 16 8.665094% 7.587444% 6.727960% 2.572760% 25.553257% 25.6% 1,176,543 1.18M 9.276179% 6.886949% 5.574183% 2.555284% 24.292595% 24.3% 1,604,540 1.60M 8.763329% 6.338221% 4.092138% 2.417383% 21.611071% 21.6% 3,136,568 3.14M 8.279377% 5.716111% 4.759638% 1.947082% 20.702208% 20.7% 6,974 17 8.130851% 4.407665% 2.934346% 2.060750% 17.533612% 17.5% 4,607 18

Relative Race and Ethnicity by Neighborhood#20

Percentage point difference from East Boston.
Scope: population of East Boston, selected other neighborhoods in Boston, and entities that contain East Boston
White1
Hispanic2
Black
Asian
Mixed1
Other1
-50% 0% +50% % # Mattapan Neighborhood Mattapan Roxbury Neighborhood Roxbury Back Bay-Beacon Hill Neighborhood Back Bay-Beacon Hl Central Neighborhood Central South Dorchester Neighborhood S Dorchester Charlestown Neighborhood Charlestown South Boston Neighborhood South Boston Fenway-Kenmore Neighborhood Fenway-Kenmore Mit Neighborhood Mit West Roxbury Neighborhood West Roxbury Boston, Cambridge, and Newton Metro Area Boston Area New England Massachusetts East Cambridge Neighborhood E Cambridge Allston-Brighton Neighborhood Allston-Brighton Hyde Park Neighborhood Hyde Park Northeast North Dorchester Neighborhood N Dorchester Boston United States of America United States South End Neighborhood South End Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Jamaica Plain Suffolk County Suffolk Roslindale Neighborhood Roslindale East Boston Neighborhood East Boston -29.079205% -44.212175% -2.855873% -0.248684% -76.395937% -76.4% 76.001019% 0.394917% 76.395937% +76.4% 152.792% 153% 1 -25.370993% -32.052496% -1.267013% -0.314880% -59.005382% -59.0% 56.512516% 2.492867% 59.005382% +59.0% 118.011% 118% 2 -50.516750% -1.862963% -1.507378% -53.887091% -53.9% 48.694229% 4.595323% 0.597539% 53.887091% +53.9% 107.774% 108% 3 -50.736387% -0.976741% -0.362177% -52.075304% -52.1% 36.123312% 15.627579% 0.324414% 52.075304% +52.1% 104.151% 104% 4 -7.635023% -44.399372% -52.034395% -52.0% 41.044223% 8.015859% 0.015256% 2.959058% 52.034395% +52.0% 104.069% 104% 5 -49.153440% -1.180588% -50.334028% -50.3% 39.859955% 5.778839% 4.568917% 0.126316% 50.334028% +50.3% 100.668% 101% 6 -46.645037% -1.236370% -47.881407% -47.9% 45.525633% 0.918803% 1.224109% 0.212862% 47.881407% +47.9% 95.763% 95.8% 7 -46.922483% -0.860118% -47.782602% -47.8% 32.718899% 1.525217% 13.176322% 0.362163% 47.782602% +47.8% 95.565% 95.6% 8 -47.321683% -0.014412% -0.033051% -47.369145% -47.4% 19.170119% 2.202435% 25.996592% 47.369145% +47.4% 94.738% 94.7% 9 -46.396232% -0.867243% -47.263475% -47.3% 39.168740% 4.982818% 3.021968% 0.089949% 47.263475% +47.3% 94.527% 94.5% 10 -46.259321% -0.810012% -47.069333% -47.1% 40.674583% 2.790136% 3.192432% 0.412183% 47.069333% +47.1% 94.139% 94.1% -46.161086% -0.849409% -47.010495% -47.0% 44.616769% 1.540913% 0.556609% 0.296203% 47.010495% +47.0% 94.021% 94.0% -45.648236% -0.819783% -46.468018% -46.5% 41.935245% 2.089641% 2.038654% 0.404478% 46.468018% +46.5% 92.936% 92.9% -45.554600% -0.127063% -45.681663% -45.7% 20.999595% 3.350884% 20.439577% 0.891607% 45.681663% +45.7% 91.363% 91.4% 11 -44.400570% -0.582438% -44.983007% -45.0% 33.572893% 0.551369% 10.807310% 0.051435% 44.983007% +45.0% 89.966% 90.0% 12 -6.673650% -36.472056% -1.029667% -0.129680% -44.305052% -44.3% 43.783133% 0.521919% 44.305052% +44.3% 88.610% 88.6% 13 -42.786521% -1.021188% -43.807709% -43.8% 34.382244% 6.982892% 2.212528% 0.230044% 43.807709% +43.8% 87.615% 87.6% -40.012206% -40.012206% -40.0% 1.569739% 17.458954% 12.020638% 0.268290% 8.694584% 40.012206% +40.0% 80.024% 80.0% 14 -39.257565% -0.433860% -39.691425% -39.7% 12.781620% 20.316729% 5.450425% 1.142651% 39.691425% +39.7% 79.383% 79.4% -38.700629% -0.569577% -39.270206% -39.3% 29.478971% 7.774894% 1.353772% 0.662569% 39.270206% +39.3% 78.540% 78.5% -37.723239% -0.915488% -38.638728% -38.6% 13.379864% 12.519596% 11.925454% 0.813814% 38.638728% +38.6% 77.277% 77.3% 15 -37.495203% -0.375373% -37.870576% -37.9% 21.778461% 11.222272% 4.832403% 0.037439% 37.870576% +37.9% 75.741% 75.7% 16 -36.632065% -0.456086% -37.088151% -37.1% 13.904410% 17.354218% 4.797204% 1.032318% 37.088151% +37.1% 74.176% 74.2% -33.801783% -33.801783% -33.8% 14.038553% 18.487809% 0.719163% 0.043983% 0.512275% 33.801783% +33.8% 67.604% 67.6% 17 0.000000% 0.000000% 0.000000% 0.000000% 0.000000% 0.000000% 0.000000% 0.0% 0.000% 0% 18

White1 Population by Neighborhood#21

Percentage of the total population.
Scope: population of East Boston, selected other neighborhoods in Boston, and entities that contain East Boston
0% 20% 40% 60% 80% Count # Back Bay-Beacon Hill Neighborhood Back Bay-Beacon Hl South Boston Neighborhood South Boston New England Massachusetts Boston, Cambridge, and Newton Metro Area Boston Area Charlestown Neighborhood Charlestown West Roxbury Neighborhood West Roxbury Central Neighborhood Central Northeast Allston-Brighton Neighborhood Allston-Brighton Fenway-Kenmore Neighborhood Fenway-Kenmore United States of America United States Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Jamaica Plain East Cambridge Neighborhood E Cambridge Mit Neighborhood Mit Roslindale Neighborhood Roslindale Suffolk County Suffolk South End Neighborhood South End Boston North Dorchester Neighborhood N Dorchester East Boston Neighborhood East Boston Hyde Park Neighborhood Hyde Park South Dorchester Neighborhood S Dorchester Roxbury Neighborhood Roxbury Mattapan Neighborhood Mattapan 82.466388% 82.466388% 82.5% 21,670 21.7k 1 79.297792% 79.297792% 79.3% 26,713 26.7k 2 78.388929% 78.388929% 78.4% 11,377,141 11.4M 75.707405% 75.707405% 75.7% 5,000,518 5.00M 74.446743% 74.446743% 74.4% 3,427,735 3.43M 73.632115% 73.632115% 73.6% 12,104 12.1k 3 72.940900% 72.940900% 72.9% 22,209 22.2k 4 69.895472% 69.895472% 69.9% 22,427 22.4k 5 68.154404% 68.154404% 68.2% 37,869,687 37.9M 67.345052% 67.345052% 67.3% 50,329 50.3k 6 66.491058% 66.491058% 66.5% 26,199 26.2k 7 63.251131% 63.251131% 63.3% 197,050,418 197M 55.550620% 55.550620% 55.6% 23,536 23.5k 8 54.771754% 54.771754% 54.8% 5,057 5,058 9 52.942278% 52.942278% 52.9% 2,487 2,488 10 47.810712% 47.810712% 47.8% 15,522 15.5k 11 47.676570% 47.676570% 47.7% 350,757 351k 47.152023% 47.152023% 47.2% 15,801 15.8k 12 46.553779% 46.553779% 46.6% 292,908 293k 35.341899% 35.341899% 35.3% 9,790 13 33.772159% 33.772159% 33.8% 13,776 13.8k 14 27.098510% 27.098510% 27.1% 8,691 15 26.137136% 26.137136% 26.1% 15,978 16.0k 16 8.401166% 8.401166% 8.4% 4,996 17 4.692954% 4.692954% 4.7% 1,613 1,614 18

Definitions

Throughout these reports we will refer to several racial and ethnic groups, the definitions of which derive from those used by the US Census Bureau. In the interests of brevity and clarity we have combined several of the Census categories yielding the following mutually exclusive and collectively exhaustive categories:

  • White: non-Hispanic whites
  • Hispanic: Hispanics, excluding black and Asian Hispanics
  • Black: blacks, including Hispanic blacks
  • Asian: Asians, including Hispanic Asians
  • Mixed: non-Hispanic mixed race people
  • Other: American Indians and other groups not otherwise categorized

In all cases, racial and ethnic classification is based on self-identification. While the term 'Hispanic' is an ethnic, not a racial, designation (and so there exist Hispanic and non-Hispanic people of all races), we conform with the common practice of comparing Hispanics with other racial groups. This is reflected in our categorization (listed above), and in our preference for the term 'ethno-racial group' in place of just 'race'. Finally, while these categories are used wherever possible, the data does not always allow this grouping, so it is important to read the footnotes of each chart to understand the definitions used therein.

Unlike the other geographical entities detailed on this site, neighborhoods are not recognized by the U.S. Census Bureau. To overcome this we have computed reasonable estimates of the same statistics that are presented for other the entity types. Each statistic is computed as the weighted sum or average of the census tracts or block groups that overlap the neighborhood. A weighted sum is used for counts of people or households, and a weighted average is used for statistics that are themselves some form of average, such as median household income. Census block groups are preferred when the statistic in question is available on the block group level. The weight for a given tract (or block group) is computed as the population of the census tabulation blocks that occupy the intersection between the tract and the neighborhood as a fraction of the total population of the neighborhood.

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