Back Bay, Beacon Hill, Charlestown, East Boston, Central & South End PUMA, MA

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Population
160,086
0.962% 1-year growth
US Senator
Elizabeth Warren
Democratic Party
US Senator
Ed Markey
Democratic Party
Median Age
33.8

Poverty Rate
17.1%

Median Household Income
$82,695
4.1% 1-year growth
Median Property Value
$709,200
10.4% 1-year growth
Number of Employees
93,154
1.84% 1-year growth

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In 2018, Back Bay, Beacon Hill, Charlestown, East Boston, Central & South End PUMA, MA had a population of 160k people with a median age of 33.8 and a median household income of $82,695. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of Back Bay, Beacon Hill, Charlestown, East Boston, Central & South End PUMA, MA grew from 158,560 to 160,086, a 0.962% increase and its median household income grew from $79,441 to $82,695, a 4.1% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Back Bay, Beacon Hill, Charlestown, East Boston, Central & South End PUMA, MA are White (Non-Hispanic) (56.4%), White (Hispanic) (12.7%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (11.4%), Two+ (Hispanic) (7.28%), and Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (5.39%). 39.9% of the people in Back Bay, Beacon Hill, Charlestown, East Boston, Central & South End PUMA, MA speak a non-English language, and 81.2% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Boston City--Back Bay, Beacon Hill, Charlestown, East Boston, Central & South End PUMA, MA are Suffolk University (2,191 degrees awarded in 2017), Bunker Hill Community College (1,569 degrees), and Emerson College (1,241 degrees).

The median property value in Back Bay, Beacon Hill, Charlestown, East Boston, Central & South End PUMA, MA is $709,200, and the homeownership rate is 33.3%. Most people in Back Bay, Beacon Hill, Charlestown, East Boston, Central & South End PUMA, MA commute by Public Transit, and the average commute time is 26.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Back Bay, Beacon Hill, Charlestown, East Boston, Central & South End PUMA, MA is 1 car per household.

About the photo: Faneuil Hall, part of the Boston National Historical Park and a well-known stop along the Freedom Trail.

COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

Showing data at the state level for Massachusetts. Hospitalization data for some states may be delayed or not reported.

This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Massachusetts, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Impact on Employment

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This chart shows weekly unemployment insurance claims in Massachusetts (not-seasonally adjusted) compared with the four states with the most similar impact.

The most recent data point uses Advance State Claims data, which can be revised in subsequent weeks.

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Massachusetts across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Civics

In the 2016 presidential election, the popular vote in Massachusetts went to Hillary Rodham Clinton with 59.1% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (32.3%), followed by Gary Johnson (4.08%). The most partisan county was Suffolk County, MA with 79.6% of the vote going to Hillary Rodham Clinton running for the Democratic Party.

Elizabeth Warren and Ed Markey are the senators currently representing the state of Massachusetts. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Back Bay, Beacon Hill, Charlestown, East Boston, Central & South End PUMA, MA is currently represented by 9 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

Presidential Popular Vote by County

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Hillary Rodham Clinton
Popular Vote for Massachusetts
59.1% for the Democratic Party
Most Partisan Counties in Massachusetts
  1. 79.6% for Hillary Rodham Clinton (Democratic Party)
  2. 73% for Hillary Rodham Clinton (Democratic Party)
  3. 67.5% for Hillary Rodham Clinton (Democratic Party)

In the 2016 presidential election, the most partisan county in Massachusetts was Suffolk County, MA with 79.6% of the vote going to Hillary Rodham Clinton running for the Democratic Party.

The following map shows the counties in Massachusetts colored by their party leaning.

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US Senators from Massachusetts

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Elizabeth Warren
Senator from Massachusetts1
Assumed office on January 3, 2013
Ed Markey
Senator from Massachusetts2
Assumed office on July 16, 2013
Elected to the seat to succeed John Kerry, who resigned to become Secretary of State.

Elizabeth Warren and Ed Markey are the senators currently representing Massachusetts.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Massachusetts over time, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Massachusetts

Massachusetts is currently represented by 9 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Back Bay, Beacon Hill, Charlestown, East Boston, Central & South End PUMA, MA have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Diversity

Back Bay, Beacon Hill, Charlestown, East Boston, Central & South End PUMA, MA is home to a population of 160k people, from which 81.2% are citizens. As of 2018, 30.2% of Back Bay, Beacon Hill, Charlestown, East Boston, Central & South End PUMA, MA residents were born outside of the country (48.4k people).

In 2018, there were 4.44 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (90.4k people) in Back Bay, Beacon Hill, Charlestown, East Boston, Central & South End PUMA, MA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 20.4k White (Hispanic) and 18.3k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The most common foreign languages spoken in Back Bay, Beacon Hill, Charlestown, East Boston, Central & South End PUMA, MA are Spanish (33,324 speakers), Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese) (11,160 speakers), and Portuguese (1,926 speakers).

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Back Bay, Beacon Hill, Charlestown, East Boston, Central & South End PUMA, MA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    90.4k ± 1.65k
  2. White (Hispanic)
    20.4k ± 1.45k
  3. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    18.3k ± 894
23.9%
Hispanic Population
38.2k people

In 2018, there were 4.44 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (90.4k people) in Back Bay, Beacon Hill, Charlestown, East Boston, Central & South End PUMA, MA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 20.4k White (Hispanic) and 18.3k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

23.9% of the people in Back Bay, Beacon Hill, Charlestown, East Boston, Central & South End PUMA, MA are hispanic (38.2k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Back Bay, Beacon Hill, Charlestown, East Boston, Central & South End PUMA, MA as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages
  1. Spanish
    33,324 speakers (21.9%)
  2. Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese)
    11,160 speakers (7.34%)
  3. Portuguese
    1,926 speakers (1.27%)

39.9% of Back Bay, Beacon Hill, Charlestown, East Boston, Central & South End PUMA, MA citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is higher than the national average of 21.9%. In 2018, the most common non-English language spoken in Back Bay, Beacon Hill, Charlestown, East Boston, Central & South End PUMA, MA was Spanish. 21.9% of the overall population of Back Bay, Beacon Hill, Charlestown, East Boston, Central & South End PUMA, MA are native Spanish speakers. 7.34% speak Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese) and 1.27% speak Spanish, the next two most common languages.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

30.2%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
48.4k people
29.9%
2016 Foreign-Born Population
46.8k people

As of 2018, 30.2% of Back Bay, Beacon Hill, Charlestown, East Boston, Central & South End PUMA, MA residents (48.4k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Back Bay, Beacon Hill, Charlestown, East Boston, Central & South End PUMA, MA was 29.9%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

The following chart shows the percentage of foreign-born residents in Back Bay, Beacon Hill, Charlestown, East Boston, Central & South End PUMA, MA compared to that of it's neighboring and parent geographies.

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Age by Nativity

32
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.3
40
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 0.9

In 2018, the median age of all people in Back Bay, Beacon Hill, Charlestown, East Boston, Central & South End PUMA, MA was 33.8. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 32, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 40. But people in Back Bay, Beacon Hill, Charlestown, East Boston, Central & South End PUMA, MA are getting getting older. In 2017, the average age of all Back Bay, Beacon Hill, Charlestown, East Boston, Central & South End PUMA, MA residents was 34.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin
  1. El Salvador
    9,282 ± 2,295 people
  2. China
    7,762 ± 2,109 people
  3. Colombia
    6,053 ± 1,873 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Back Bay, Beacon Hill, Charlestown, East Boston, Central & South End PUMA, MA was El Salvador, the natal country of 9,282 Back Bay, Beacon Hill, Charlestown, East Boston, Central & South End PUMA, MA residents, followed by China with 7,762 and Colombia with 6,053.

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Citizenship

81.2%
2018 Citizenship
80.7%
2017 Citizenship

As of 2018, 81.2% of Back Bay, Beacon Hill, Charlestown, East Boston, Central & South End PUMA, MA residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.2%. In 2017, the percentage of US citizens in Back Bay, Beacon Hill, Charlestown, East Boston, Central & South End PUMA, MA was 80.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    1,336 ± 197
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    919 ± 238
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    341 ± 123

Back Bay, Beacon Hill, Charlestown, East Boston, Central & South End PUMA, MA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.45 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

Median household income in Back Bay, Beacon Hill, Charlestown, East Boston, Central & South End PUMA, MA is $82,695. In 2018, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income in Back Bay, Beacon Hill, Charlestown, East Boston, Central & South End PUMA, MA was Norfolk (Northeast) & Middlesex (Southeast) Counties (West of Boston City) PUMA, MA with a value of $181,737, followed by Newton City & Brookline Town PUMA, MA and Middlesex (West Central) & Worcester (East) Counties PUMA, MA, with respective values of $125,976 and $125,183.

Males in Back Bay, Beacon Hill, Charlestown, East Boston, Central & South End PUMA, MA have an average income that is 1.31 times higher than the average income of females, which is $84,263. The income inequality in Back Bay, Beacon Hill, Charlestown, East Boston, Central & South End PUMA, MA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.528, which is higher than than the national average.

The economy of Back Bay, Beacon Hill, Charlestown, East Boston, Central & South End PUMA, MA employs 93.2k people. The largest industries in Back Bay, Beacon Hill, Charlestown, East Boston, Central & South End PUMA, MA are Restaurants & Food Services (9,178 people), Hospitals (7,409 people), and Securities, commodities, funds, trusts & other financial investments (5,379 people), and the highest paying industries are Pharmaceutical & medicine manufacturing ($236,292), Electronic component & product manufacturing, n.e.c. ($208,327), and Internet publishing, broadcasting & web search portals ($182,660).

Wages

Median Household Income

$82,695
2018 value
± $2,605
4.1%
1 Year Growth
± 4.89%

Households in Back Bay, Beacon Hill, Charlestown, East Boston, Central & South End PUMA, MA have a median annual income of $82,695, which is more than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $79,441 in 2017, which represents a 4.1% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

$110,512
Average Male Salary in Back Bay, Beacon Hill, Charlestown, East Boston, Central & South End PUMA, MA
± $15,347
$84,263
Average Female Salary in Back Bay, Beacon Hill, Charlestown, East Boston, Central & South End PUMA, MA
± $11,455

In 2017, full-time male employees in Back Bay, Beacon Hill, Charlestown, East Boston, Central & South End PUMA, MA made 1.31 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Back Bay, Beacon Hill, Charlestown, East Boston, Central & South End PUMA, MA by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity in Back Bay, Beacon Hill, Charlestown, East Boston, Central & South End PUMA, MA
  1. White
    $95,372 ± $10,616
  2. Asian
    $75,859 ± $28,522
  3. Black
    $46,597 ± $20,243

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Back Bay, Beacon Hill, Charlestown, East Boston, Central & South End PUMA, MA workers was White. These workers were paid 1.26 times more than Asian workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in Back Bay, Beacon Hill, Charlestown, East Boston, Central & South End PUMA, MA.

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Wage Distribution

0.528
2017 Wage GINI in Back Bay, Beacon Hill, Charlestown, East Boston, Central & South End PUMA, MA
0.527
2016 Wage GINI in Back Bay, Beacon Hill, Charlestown, East Boston, Central & South End PUMA, MA

In 2017, the income inequality in Back Bay, Beacon Hill, Charlestown, East Boston, Central & South End PUMA, MA was 0.528 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.301% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Back Bay, Beacon Hill, Charlestown, East Boston, Central & South End PUMA, MA was higher than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in Back Bay, Beacon Hill, Charlestown, East Boston, Central & South End PUMA, MA in comparison to the national average.

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Income by Location

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In 2018, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Back Bay, Beacon Hill, Charlestown, East Boston, Central & South End PUMA, MA was Norfolk (Northeast) & Middlesex (Southeast) Counties (West of Boston City) PUMA, MA with a value of $181,737, followed by Newton City & Brookline Town PUMA, MA and Middlesex (West Central) & Worcester (East) Counties PUMA, MA, with respective values of $125,976 and $125,183.

The following map shows all of the PUMAs in Back Bay, Beacon Hill, Charlestown, East Boston, Central & South End PUMA, MA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

17.1% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Back Bay, Beacon Hill, Charlestown, East Boston, Central & South End PUMA, MA (26.3k out of 154k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Males 18 - 24.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty
  1. White
    12,853 ± 843
  2. Hispanic
    9,580 ± 751
  3. Asian
    5,136 ± 533

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Back Bay, Beacon Hill, Charlestown, East Boston, Central & South End PUMA, MA is White, followed by Hispanic and Asian.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

93.2k
2017 Value
1.84%
1 Year growth
± 1.84%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Back Bay, Beacon Hill, Charlestown, East Boston, Central & South End PUMA, MA grew at a rate of 1.84%, from 91.5k employees to 93.2k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Back Bay, Beacon Hill, Charlestown, East Boston, Central & South End PUMA, MA, are Miscellaneous managers (4,007 people), Cooks (3,382 people), and Physicians & surgeons (3,176 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Back Bay, Beacon Hill, Charlestown, East Boston, Central & South End PUMA, MA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Back Bay, Beacon Hill, Charlestown, East Boston, Central & South End PUMA, MA, by number of employees, are Miscellaneous managers (4,007 people), Cooks (3,382 people), and Physicians & surgeons (3,176 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other PUMAs, Back Bay, Beacon Hill, Charlestown, East Boston, Central & South End PUMA, MA has an unusually high number of residents working as Actuaries (14.7 times higher than expected), Medical scientists, & life scientists, all other (8.67 times), and Economists (8.49 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Back Bay, Beacon Hill, Charlestown, East Boston, Central & South End PUMA, MA, by average salary, are Chief executives & legislators ($251,083), Economists ($228,698), and Dentists ($225,571).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

93.2k
2017 Value
1.84%
1 Year growth
± 1.84%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Back Bay, Beacon Hill, Charlestown, East Boston, Central & South End PUMA, MA grew at a rate of 1.84%, from 91.5k employees to 93.2k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Back Bay, Beacon Hill, Charlestown, East Boston, Central & South End PUMA, MA, are Restaurants & Food Services (9,178 people), Hospitals (7,409 people), and Securities, commodities, funds, trusts & other financial investments (5,379 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Back Bay, Beacon Hill, Charlestown, East Boston, Central & South End PUMA, MA, though some of these residents may live in Back Bay, Beacon Hill, Charlestown, East Boston, Central & South End PUMA, MA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Back Bay, Beacon Hill, Charlestown, East Boston, Central & South End PUMA, MA, by number of employees, are Restaurants & Food Services (9,178 people), Hospitals (7,409 people), and Securities, commodities, funds, trusts & other financial investments (5,379 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other PUMAs, Back Bay, Beacon Hill, Charlestown, East Boston, Central & South End PUMA, MA has an unusually high number of Securities, commodities, funds, trusts & other financial investments (7.84 times higher than expected), Scientific research & development services (4.76 times), and Software publishing (4.25 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Back Bay, Beacon Hill, Charlestown, East Boston, Central & South End PUMA, MA, by average salary, are Pharmaceutical & medicine manufacturing ($236,292), Electronic component & product manufacturing, n.e.c. ($208,327), and Internet publishing, broadcasting & web search portals ($182,660).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Massachusetts to other states, or from other states to Massachusetts.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $31.5B
  2. $27.2B
  3. $24.1B

In 2015, the top outbound Massachusetts product (by dollars) was Gasoline with $31.5B, followed by Mixed freight ($27.2B) and Electronics ($24.1B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Massachusetts products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$240B
2015 Value in Massachusetts
$364B
Projected 2045 Value in Massachusetts
51.4% growth

In 2015, total outbound Massachusetts trade was $240B. This is expected to increase 51.4% to $364B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Massachusetts trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Massachusetts to other states, or from other states to Massachusetts.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $13.2B
  2. $13.2B
  3. $12.7B

In 2015, the top outbound Massachusetts domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was New Hampshire with $13.2B, followed by New York with $13.2B and Connecticut and $12.7B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Massachusetts shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Education

In 2017, universities in Boston City--Back Bay, Beacon Hill, Charlestown, East Boston, Central & South End PUMA, MA awarded 8,425 degrees. The student population of Boston City--Back Bay, Beacon Hill, Charlestown, East Boston, Central & South End PUMA, MA is skewed towards women, with 13,290 male students and 21,117 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Boston City--Back Bay, Beacon Hill, Charlestown, East Boston, Central & South End PUMA, MA are White (3,805 and 50.3%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (1,223 and 16.2%), Black or African American (1,050 and 13.9%), and Unknown (707 and 9.35%).

The largest universities in Boston City--Back Bay, Beacon Hill, Charlestown, East Boston, Central & South End PUMA, MA by number of degrees awarded are Suffolk University (2,191 and 26%), Bunker Hill Community College (1,569 and 18.6%), and Emerson College (1,241 and 14.7%).

The most popular majors in Boston City--Back Bay, Beacon Hill, Charlestown, East Boston, Central & South End PUMA, MA are General Business Administration & Management (896 and 10.6%), Law (532 and 6.31%), and General Marketing & Marketing Management (287 and 3.41%).

The median tuition costs in Boston City--Back Bay, Beacon Hill, Charlestown, East Boston, Central & South End PUMA, MA are $33,316 for private four year colleges, and $16,950 and $16,950 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 279 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 236 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 399 degree-majorss awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Boston City--Back Bay, Beacon Hill, Charlestown, East Boston, Central & South End PUMA, MA was Cinematography & Film Production with 279 degree-majorss awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Boston City--Back Bay, Beacon Hill, Charlestown, East Boston, Central & South End PUMA, MA according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 2,191 degrees awarded
  2. 1,569 degrees awarded
  3. 1,241 degrees awarded
$16,950
Median In-State Public
$33,316
Median Private

In 2017, the Boston City--Back Bay, Beacon Hill, Charlestown, East Boston, Central & South End PUMA, MA institution with the largest number of graduating students was Suffolk University with 2,191 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

3,016
Degrees Awarded to Men
5,409
Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 3,016 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Boston City--Back Bay, Beacon Hill, Charlestown, East Boston, Central & South End PUMA, MA, which is 0.558 times less than the 5,409 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the top 5 institutions in Boston City--Back Bay, Beacon Hill, Charlestown, East Boston, Central & South End PUMA, MA by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    3,805 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    1,223 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    1,050 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Boston City--Back Bay, Beacon Hill, Charlestown, East Boston, Central & South End PUMA, MA were to White students. These 3,805 degrees mean that there were 3.11 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 1,223 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Back Bay, Beacon Hill, Charlestown, East Boston, Central & South End PUMA, MA was $709,200 in 2018, which is 3.09 times larger than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $642,600 to $709,200, a 10.4% increase. The homeownership rate in Back Bay, Beacon Hill, Charlestown, East Boston, Central & South End PUMA, MA is 33.3%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Back Bay, Beacon Hill, Charlestown, East Boston, Central & South End PUMA, MA have an average commute time of 26.1 minutes, and they commute by Public Transit. Car ownership in Back Bay, Beacon Hill, Charlestown, East Boston, Central & South End PUMA, MA is lower than the national average, with an average of 1 car per household.

Housing

Property Value

$709,200
2018 Median
± $19,870
$642,600
2017 Median
± $17,139

In 2018, the median property value in Back Bay, Beacon Hill, Charlestown, East Boston, Central & South End PUMA, MA grew to to $709,200 from the previous year's value of $642,600.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Back Bay, Beacon Hill, Charlestown, East Boston, Central & South End PUMA, MA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Back Bay, Beacon Hill, Charlestown, East Boston, Central & South End PUMA, MA the largest share of households have a property value in the N/A range.

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$82,695
Median Household Income
± $2,605
73.8k
Number of Households
± 1,806

In 2018, the median household income of the 73.8k households in Back Bay, Beacon Hill, Charlestown, East Boston, Central & South End PUMA, MA grew to $82,695 from the previous year's value of $79,441.

The following chart displays the households in Back Bay, Beacon Hill, Charlestown, East Boston, Central & South End PUMA, MA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $200k+ range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+
Average Range

This chart shows the households in Back Bay, Beacon Hill, Charlestown, East Boston, Central & South End PUMA, MA distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Back Bay, Beacon Hill, Charlestown, East Boston, Central & South End PUMA, MA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

33.3%
2018 Homeownership
34%
2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 33.3% of the housing units in Back Bay, Beacon Hill, Charlestown, East Boston, Central & South End PUMA, MA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 34%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Back Bay, Beacon Hill, Charlestown, East Boston, Central & South End PUMA, MA compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

26.1 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Back Bay, Beacon Hill, Charlestown, East Boston, Central & South End PUMA, MA have a longer commute time (26.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.3 minutes). Additionally, 1.55% of the workforce in Back Bay, Beacon Hill, Charlestown, East Boston, Central & South End PUMA, MA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

The chart below shows how the median household income in Back Bay, Beacon Hill, Charlestown, East Boston, Central & South End PUMA, MA compares to that of it's neighboring and parent geographies.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel
  1. Public Transit
    33.2%
  2. Walked
    27.9%
  3. Drove Alone
    26.3%

In 2018, the most common method of travel for workers in Back Bay, Beacon Hill, Charlestown, East Boston, Central & South End PUMA, MA was Public Transit (33.2%), followed by those who Walked (27.9%) and those who Drove Alone (26.3%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

1 car
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Back Bay, Beacon Hill, Charlestown, East Boston, Central & South End PUMA, MA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Back Bay, Beacon Hill, Charlestown, East Boston, Central & South End PUMA, MA have 1 car, followed by 0 cars.

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Health

96.1% of the population of Back Bay, Beacon Hill, Charlestown, East Boston, Central & South End PUMA, MA has health coverage, with 53.2% on employee plans, 24.4% on Medicaid, 6.64% on Medicare, 11.4% on non-group plans, and 0.481% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in Massachusetts was $10,559 in 2014. This is a 2.78% increase from the previous year ($10,273).

Primary care physicians in Massachusetts see 954 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.421% increase from the previous year (950 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1010 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 185 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Bristol County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (11.4%). Additionally, Bristol County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (29.1%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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954 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Massachusetts

Primary care physicians in Massachusetts see an average of 954 patients per year. This represents a 0.421% increase from the previous year (950 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Massachusetts in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.
State with the Highest Prevalence
  1. 8.26% of the population affected
  2. 8.13% of the population affected
  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.
Most prevalent states
  1. 19.2% of adults
  2. 17.9% of adults
  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$10,559
Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care in Massachusetts
$5,302
Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care
$8,922
Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care
$11,899
Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Massachusetts (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 2.78%, from $10,273 to $10,559.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

3.88%
Uninsured
53.2%
Employer Coverage
24.4%
Medicaid
6.64%
Medicare
11.4%
Non-Group
0.481%
Military or VA

Between N/A and 2018, the percent of uninsured citizens in Back Bay, Beacon Hill, Charlestown, East Boston, Central & South End PUMA, MA N/A by N/A from N/A% to 3.88%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Back Bay, Beacon Hill, Charlestown, East Boston, Central & South End PUMA, MA changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.
Most at risk counties
  1. 11.4% prevalence
  2. 11.1% prevalence
  3. 10.8% prevalence

Bristol County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Massachusetts, at 11.4%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Massachusetts by county over multiple years.

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