Dorchester & South Boston PUMA, MA

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Population

122,305

0.777% growth

Median Age

32.9


Median Household Income

$71,723

7.47% growth

Number of Employees

67,943

3.69% growth

Median Property Value

$438,600

9.95% growth

About

In 2017, Dorchester & South Boston PUMA, MA had a population of 122k people with a median age of 32.9 and a median household income of $71,723. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Dorchester & South Boston PUMA, MA grew from 121,362 to 122,305, a 0.777% increase and its median household income grew from $66,735 to $71,723, a 7.47% increase.

The population of Dorchester & South Boston PUMA, MA is 46.9% White Alone, 24.8% Black or African American Alone, and 12.6% Hispanic or Latino. 33.6% of the people in Dorchester & South Boston PUMA, MA speak a non-English language, and 88.1% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Dorchester & South Boston PUMA, MA are University of Massachusetts-Boston (3,984 degrees awarded in 2016) and Jupiter Beauty Academy (280 degrees).

The median property value in Dorchester & South Boston PUMA, MA is $438,600, and the homeownership rate is 39.7%. Most people in Dorchester & South Boston PUMA, MA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 30.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Dorchester & South Boston PUMA, MA is N/A per household.

Economy

The economy of Dorchester & South Boston PUMA, MA employs 67.9k people. The largest industries in Dorchester & South Boston PUMA, MA are Hospitals (4,937 people), Restaurants & Food Services (4,148 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (3,691 people), and the highest paying industries are Drugs, sundries, & chemical & allied products merchant wholesalers ($142,387), Telecommunications, except wired telecommunications carriers ($142,109), and Internet publishing, broadcasting & web search portals ($134,826).

Median household income in Dorchester & South Boston PUMA, MA is $71,723. Males in Dorchester & South Boston PUMA, MA have an average income that is 1.19 times higher than the average income of females, which is $62,680. The income inequality in Dorchester & South Boston PUMA, MA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.438, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$71,723

2017 value

± $2,927

7.47%

1 Year Growth

± 5.1%

Households in Dorchester & South Boston PUMA, MA have a median annual income of $71,723, which is more than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $66,735 in 2016, which represents a 7.47% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

$74,301

Average Male Salary

± $9,880

$62,680

Average Female Salary

± $7,851

In 2017, full-time male employees in Dorchester & South Boston PUMA, MA made 1.19 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. White

    $74,344 ± $8,339

  2. Two or More Races

    $46,359 ± $23,779

  3. American Indian

    $45,966 ± $38,571

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Dorchester & South Boston PUMA, MA workers was White. These workers were paid 1.6 times more than Two or More Races workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

0.438

2017 Wage GINI

0.436

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Dorchester & South Boston PUMA, MA was 0.438 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 2017 the GINI for Dorchester & South Boston PUMA, MA was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Dorchester & South Boston PUMA, MA in comparison to the national average.

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Income by Location

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In 2017, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Dorchester & South Boston PUMA, MA was Norfolk (Northeast) & Middlesex (Southeast) Counties (West of Boston City) PUMA, MA with a value of $163,261, followed by Newton City & Brookline Town PUMA, MA and Middlesex (West Central) & Worcester (East) Counties PUMA, MA, with respective values of $132,841 and $124,673.

The following map shows all of the PUMAs in Dorchester & South Boston PUMA, MA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

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Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

N/A% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Dorchester & South Boston PUMA, MA (N/A out of N/A people) live below the poverty line, a number that is approximately the same as the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are N/A N/A, followed by N/A N/A and then N/A N/A.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

67.9k

2017 Value

3.69%

1 Year growth

± 3.69%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Dorchester & South Boston PUMA, MA grew at a rate of 3.69%, from 65.5k employees to 67.9k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Dorchester & South Boston PUMA, MA, are Miscellaneous managers (1,864 people), Accountants & auditors (1,849 people), and Elementary & middle school teachers (1,779 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Dorchester & South Boston PUMA, MA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Dorchester & South Boston PUMA, MA, by number of employees, are Miscellaneous managers (1,864 people), Accountants & auditors (1,849 people), and Elementary & middle school teachers (1,779 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other pumas, Dorchester & South Boston PUMA, MA has an unusually high number of residents working as Actuaries (7.33 times higher than expected), Miscellaneous personal appearance workers (6.68 times), and Parking lot attendants (5.08 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Dorchester & South Boston PUMA, MA, by average salary, are Physicians & surgeons ($276,960), Chief executives & legislators ($186,515), and Firstline supervisors of production & operating workers ($171,810).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

67.9k

2017 Value

3.69%

1 Year growth

± 3.69%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Dorchester & South Boston PUMA, MA grew at a rate of 3.69%, from 65.5k employees to 67.9k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Dorchester & South Boston PUMA, MA, are Hospitals (4,937 people), Restaurants & Food Services (4,148 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (3,691 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Dorchester & South Boston PUMA, MA, though some of these residents may live in Dorchester & South Boston 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 Dorchester & South Boston PUMA, MA, by number of employees, are Hospitals (4,937 people), Restaurants & Food Services (4,148 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (3,691 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other pumas, Dorchester & South Boston PUMA, MA has an unusually high number of Labor unions (8.13 times higher than expected), Software publishing (4.41 times), and Nail salons & other personal care services (4.33 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Dorchester & South Boston PUMA, MA, by average salary, are Drugs, sundries, & chemical & allied products merchant wholesalers ($142,387), Telecommunications, except wired telecommunications carriers ($142,109), and Internet publishing, broadcasting & web search portals ($134,826).

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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

$364B

Projected 2045 Value

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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Health

95.7% of the population of Dorchester & South Boston PUMA, MA has health coverage, with 52.4% on employee plans, 28.6% on Medicaid, 5.97% on Medicare, 8.2% on non-group plans, and 0.516% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the puma of Dorchester & South Boston PUMA, MA was $10,559 in 2014. This is a 2.78% increase from the previous year ($10,273).

Primary care physicians in Dorchester & South Boston PUMA, MA 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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Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

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).

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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%).

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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%).

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Health Care Spending

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$10,559

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$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

4.27%

Uninsured

52.4%

Employer Coverage

28.6%

Medicaid

5.97%

Medicare

8.2%

Non-Group

0.516%

Military or VA

Between N/A and 2016, the percent of uninsured citizens in Dorchester & South Boston PUMA, MA stayed by NaNk% from N/A% to 4.27%.

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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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Diversity

Dorchester & South Boston PUMA, MA is home to a population of 122k people, from which 88.1% are citizens. As of 2017, N/A% of Dorchester & South Boston PUMA, MA residents were born outside of the country (N/A people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Dorchester & South Boston PUMA, MA is composed of 57.3k White Alone residents (46.9%), 30.3k Black or African American Alone residents (24.8%), 15.4k Hispanic or Latino residents (12.6%), 13.6k Asian Alone residents (11.1%), 2.93k Two or More Races residents (2.4%), 2.36k Some Other Race Alone residents (1.93%), 408 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.334%), and 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Dorchester & South Boston PUMA, MA are Spanish (12,257 speakers), Vietnamese (8,594 speakers), and Haitian (5,389 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

N/A

Median Native-Born Age

± N/A

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Median Foreign-Born Age

± N/A

In 2017, the median age of all people in Dorchester & South Boston PUMA, MA was 32.9. Native-born citizens, with a median age of N/A, were generally N/A than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of N/A. But people in Dorchester & South Boston PUMA, MA are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Dorchester & South Boston PUMA, MA residents was 33.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

N/A%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

N/A people

27%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

32.7k people

As of 2017, N/A% of Dorchester & South Boston PUMA, MA residents (N/A people) were born outside of the United States, which is approximately the same as the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Dorchester & South Boston PUMA, MA was 27%, meaning that the rate has been maintaining.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. Vietnam

    6,902 ± 1,981 people

  2. Cabo Verde

    4,146 ± 1,554 people

  3. Dominican Republic

    3,102 ± 1,350 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Dorchester & South Boston PUMA, MA was Vietnam, the natal country of 6,902 Dorchester & South Boston PUMA, MA residents, followed by Cabo Verde with 4,146 and Dominican Republic with 3,102.

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Citizenship

88.1%

2017 Citizenship

88.3%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 88.1% of Dorchester & South Boston PUMA, MA residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Dorchester & South Boston PUMA, MA was 88.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    57.3k ± 1.42k

  2. Black or African American Alone

    30.3k ± 1.52k

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    15.4k ± 1.55k

In 2017, there were 1.89 times more White Alone residents (57.3k people) in Dorchester & South Boston PUMA, MA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 30.3k Black or African American Alone and 15.4k Hispanic or Latino residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Dorchester & South Boston PUMA, MA as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish

    12,257 speakers (10.6%)

  2. Vietnamese

    8,594 speakers (7.43%)

  3. Haitian

    5,389 speakers (4.66%)

33.6% of Dorchester & South Boston PUMA, MA citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is higher than the national average of 21.8%. In 2017, the most common non-English language spoken in Dorchester & South Boston PUMA, MA was Spanish. 10.6% of the overall population of Dorchester & South Boston PUMA, MA are native Spanish speakers. 7.43% speak Vietnamese and 4.66% speak Spanish, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

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Dorchester & South Boston PUMA, MA has a large population of military personnel who served in false, N/A times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Dorchester & South Boston PUMA, MA awarded 4,264 degrees. The student population of Dorchester & South Boston PUMA, MA is skewed towards women, with 7,292 male students and 9,704 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Dorchester & South Boston PUMA, MA are White (2,021 and 52.5%), followed by Asian (618 and 16.1%), Black or African American (450 and 11.7%), and Hispanic or Latino (400 and 10.4%).

The largest universities in Dorchester & South Boston PUMA, MA by number of degrees awarded are University of Massachusetts-Boston (3,984 and 93.4%) and Jupiter Beauty Academy (280 and 6.57%).

The most popular majors in Dorchester & South Boston PUMA, MA are General Business Administration & Management (580 and 13.6%), General Psychology (306 and 7.18%), and Nursing School (243 and 5.7%).

The median tuition costs in Dorchester & South Boston PUMA, MA are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $13,110 and $31,698 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 495 degrees awarded

  2. 306 degrees awarded

  3. 205 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Dorchester & South Boston PUMA, MA was General Business Administration & Management with 495 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Dorchester & South Boston PUMA, MA according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 3,984 degrees awarded

  2. 280 degrees awarded

$13,110

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Dorchester & South Boston PUMA, MA institution with the largest number of graduating students was University of Massachusetts-Boston with 3,984 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

1,501

Degrees Awarded to Men

2,763

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 1,501 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Dorchester & South Boston PUMA, MA, which is 0.543 times less than the 2,763 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    2,021 degrees awarded

  2. Asian

    618 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    450 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Dorchester & South Boston PUMA, MA were to White students. These 2,021 degrees mean that there were 3.27 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Asian, with 618 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Dorchester & South Boston PUMA, MA was $438,600 in 2017, which is 2.02 times larger than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $398,900 to $438,600, a 9.95% increase. The homeownership rate in Dorchester & South Boston PUMA, MA is 39.7%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Dorchester & South Boston PUMA, MA have an average commute time of 30.2 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Dorchester & South Boston PUMA, MA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of N/A per household.

Income

Household Income

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$71,723

Median Household Income

± $2,927

N/A

Number of Households

± N/A

In 2017, the median household income of the N/A households in Dorchester & South Boston PUMA, MA grew to $71,723 from the previous year's value of $66,735.

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Housing

Property Value

$438,600

2017 Median

± $10,569

$398,900

2016 Median

± $9,794

In 2017, the median property value in Dorchester & South Boston PUMA, MA grew to to $438,600 from the previous year's value of $398,900.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Dorchester & South Boston 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 Dorchester & South Boston PUMA, MA the largest share of households have a property value in the N/A range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

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Rent vs Own

39.7%

2017 Homeownership

39.3%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 39.7% of the housing units in Dorchester & South Boston PUMA, MA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 39.3%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Dorchester & South Boston PUMA, MA compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

N/A

Average Number

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Commute Time

30.2 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Dorchester & South Boston PUMA, MA have a longer commute time (30.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.25% of the workforce in Dorchester & South Boston PUMA, MA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    44.5%

  2. Public Transit

    36.2%

  3. Walked

    7.43%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Dorchester & South Boston PUMA, MA was Drove Alone (44.5%), followed by those who Public Transit (36.2%) and those who Walked (7.43%).

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