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2.05% growth
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2.39% growth
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6.11% growth
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9.6% growth


The economy of Boston, MA employs 366,392 people. The economy of Boston, MA is specialized in Professional, Scientific, Tech Services; Educational Services; and Finance & Insurance, which employ respectively 1.49; 1.45; and 1.38 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Boston, MA are Healthcare & Social Assistance (68,187), Educational Services (48,134), and Professional, Scientific, Tech Services (43,579), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($70,457), Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($64,513), and Finance & Insurance ($64,309).

Median household income in Boston, MA is $58,263. Males in Boston, MA have an average income that is 1.35 times higher than the average income of females, which is $59,936. The income inequality of Boston, MA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.492 which is higher than the national average.


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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Boston, MA. In Suffolk County, MA the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 25-34 and 25-34, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 151 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $9,271. Suffolk County, MA has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Massachusetts.


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Boston, MA is home to a population of 669,469 people, from which 85.9% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Boston, MA is composed of 299,005 White residents (44.7%), 153,039 Black residents (22.9%), 130,656 Hispanic residents (19.5%), 63,260 Asian residents (9.4%), and 15,365 Two+ residents (2.3%). The most common foreign languages in Boston, MA are Spanish (101,095 speakers), Chinese (25,273 speakers), and French Creole (24,807 speakers), but compared to other places, Boston, MA has a relative high number of French Creole (24,807 speakers), Portuguese (10,137 speakers), and Greek (2,531 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Boston, MA awarded 39,955 degrees. The student population of Boston, MA is skewed towards females, with 15,946 male students and 24,009 female students. Most students in Boston, MA are White (19,159 and 48%), followed by Unknown (4,543 and 11.4%), Asian (3,490 and 8.73%), and Hispanic or Latino (2,791 and 6.99%). The largest universities in Boston, MA by number of graduates are Boston University (10,379 and 26%), Northeastern University (6,178 and 15.5%), and University of Massachusetts-Boston (3,990 and 10%). The most popular majors in Boston, MA are General Business Administration & Management (1,523 and 3.81%), Registered Nursing (951 and 2.38%), and General Psychology (917 and 2.3%). The median tuition costs in Boston, MA are $41,800 for private four year colleges, and $1,714 and $9,758 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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The median property value in Boston, MA is $453,000, which is 2.33 times larger than the national average of $194,500. Between 2014 and 2015 the median property value increased from $413,500 to $453,000, a 9.6% increase. The homeownership rate of Boston, MA is 34.1%, which is lower than the national average of 63%. People in Boston, MA have an average commute time of 30.5 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Boston, MA is lower than the national average, with an average of 1 car per household.


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