Boston, Massachusetts

Current Temperature ° Population 637,516

Homefacts City Report

Boston is located in Suffolk County, MA. The population is 637,516, making Boston the largest city in Suffolk County and the largest city in the state of Massachusetts.

There are 26 public schools in Boston with an average Homefacts rating of B-. The total crime rate for Boston is moderate, and there are 179 registered sex offenders residing in the city. Unemployment in Boston is low and the median home sales price is $599,950.

Cities near Boston include East Boston, Dorchester and Roxbury.

Schools

School Rating is Above average
  • No High School Diploma: 14.2%
  • High School Graduate or Higher: 39.3%
  • Bachelor's Degree or Higher: 46.7%

Crime Rate

0.21% Higher than national avg.
  • Auto theft: 181
  • Violent Crimes: 707
  • Robbery: 227
  • Burglary: 273
  • Property Crime: 2
  • Larceny Theft: 1

Registered Offenders

82.52% Lower than national avg.
  • 179 offenders in Boston
  • 2.81 offenders/10,000 residents

Real Estate

Median List Price $844,500
  • Median Sales Price: $599,950
  • Foreclosures: 33
  • Homes For Sale: 45
  • Homes For Rent: 50

Environmental Hazards

1,861 Found nearby
  • Brownfields: 98
  • Registered Polluters: 19
  • Superfunds: 0
  • Tanks & Spills: 1,744

Unemployment

Low 2.7%
  • Massachusetts unemployment average: 3.1%
  • National unemployment average: 4.1%

Crime view details

179 Registered Offenders search the registered offender database

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Crime Index view report

*100 is national avg. Greater than 100 means higher crime, lower means less crime.
  • Total Crime Index
  • Violent Crime Index
  • Property Crime Index

0 Former Drug Labs view all

  • Good news! No Drug lab found in Boston, MA

Real Estate view all

Real Estate Overview

Average Listing Price
$844,500 compared to December 2016
Median Sales Price
$599,950 compared to December 2016

Median Home Value

Housing Inventory

Property Type
  • Vacant
    8.6%
  • Rented
    60.3%
  • Owned
    31.1%

45 Homes For Sale View All

$1,195,000
1724 Washington St
Boston, MA 02118
2 Beds | 2 Baths
$1,539,000
32 Braddock Park
Boston, MA 02116
2 Beds | 2 Baths
$959,000
90 Broadway
Boston, MA 02116
2 Beds | 2 Baths
$1,675,000
49 East Concord St
Boston, MA 02118
3 Beds | 3 Baths

33 Foreclosures View All

median foreclosure price
$630,000  
$470,547
I St # 3
Boston, MA 02127
-- Beds | -- Baths
$NR
Wormwood
Boston, MA 02210
1 Beds | 1 Baths
$NR
Saratoga
Boston, MA 02128
3 Beds | 2 Baths
$NR
Beacon
Boston, MA 02115
1 Beds | 1 Baths

Foreclosure Status Distribution

Number Of Properties Per Bedroom (Distressed)

2,841 Building Permits View All

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  • In 2014, the city of Boston, MA issued 2,841 building permits. All permits issued were for Single Family Homes. Of those 2,841 permits, 48 were issued for single family homes and 2,793 were issued for multi-family homes.
  • In 2013, the city of Boston, MA issued 2,561 building permits. All permits issued were for Single Family Homes. Of those 2,561 permits, 34 were issued for single family homes and 2,527 were issued for multi-family homes.
All Housing Single Family Housing Multi-Family Housing

Building Permits By Year

50 Rental Properties View All

$2,300
21 Beacon St
Boston, MA 02108
1 Beds | 1 Baths
$2,100
239 Shawmut Ave
Boston, MA 02118
1 Beds | 1 Baths
$2,300
8 Whittier Pl
Boston, MA 02114
1 Beds | 1 Baths
$1,850
9 Hawthorne Place
Boston, MA 02114
-- Beds | 1 Baths

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Environmental Hazards

1861 Environmental Hazards

  • Brownfields
    in Boston, MA
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  • Registered Polluters
    in Boston, MA
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  • Superfunds
    in Boston, MA
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  • Tanks & Spills
    in Boston, MA
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Health Hazards

  • Air Quality HEALTHY (454/466)
    Boston, MA has 97.42% good air quality.
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  • Radon ZONE 3 COUNTY
    Boston, MA is a green zone.
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  • UV Index MODERATE 4.15 Average
    Boston, MA is a moderate risk area for ultra-violet rays.
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Weather

Average Monthly Temperature

  • January 30.12°
  • February 32.97°
  • March 40.45°
  • April 50.85°
  • May 59.96°
  • June 68°
  • July 75.38°
  • August 73.16°
  • September 66.15°
  • October 55.72°
  • November 45.58°
  • December 32.67°

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Natural Disasters

Probability of Natural Disasters for Boston, MA

Earthquakes
Boston, MA has a low risk of earthquakes.
Hurricanes
Boston, MA has a high risk of hurricanes.
Hail
Boston, MA has a moderate risk of hail storms.
Tornadoes
Boston, MA has a very low risk of tornadoes.

Demographics view details

Median Household Income

Median Household Income in Boston, MA: $58,263

Unemployment

Unemployment in Boston is 2.7%. It is lower than the state and national averages, 3.1% and 4.1% respectively

Workforce Breakdown

Blue Collar - 31.29%
White Collar - 68.71%

Politics

State Representatives

  • Gov. Charlie Baker
  • Sen. Edward J. Markey
  • Sen. Elizabeth Warren

City Representatives

  • Michael E. Capuano
  • Stephen F. Lynch

Neighborhood Info

1 Airport view all

Nearest Major Airports

39 FCC Towers view all

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