Facts About Boston

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POPULATION from the US Bureau of the Census July 2015:

Massachusetts: 6,794,422
Suffolk County: 778,121
Boston: 667,137 – 2015
639,594 –  2014

Gender (Boston) 2014:

Female: 333,675 –  52%
Male: 305,919 –  48%

Race/Ethnicity (Boston) 2014:

Asian: 58,545, 9.2%
Pacific Islander: 68, .001%
Black/African-American: 160,342, 25%
Native American: 2,515, .4%
Other Single Race: 47,341, 7.4%
White: 340,859, 53%
Two or More Races: 29,924, 4.7%

HOUSING

Owner-occupied: 77,226
Renter-occupied: 162,302
Vacant: 12,407

CITY FINANCES – FY16 Budget

 

$2,857,097,973

Tax Rate (per $1,000 of value) – FY16

Commercial: $26.81
Residential: $11.00

Taxable Property (figures in 000’s)

Business: $44,327,658 – 34.6%
Residential: $83,719,422 – 65.4%
TOTAL: $128,047,081 – 100%

Tax Levy

Business: $1,188,300 – 60.6%
Residential: $773,177 – 39.4%
TOTAL: $$1,961,477 – 100%

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Tax Exempt Property

Square Miles – %
Public: 18.3 – 78.5%
Private: 5.0 – 21.5%
TOTAL: 23.3 sq. mi. – 100.0%

STREETS, SIDEWALKS & BRIDGES

Paved Streets: 784 mi.
Paved Sidewalks: 1,500 mi.
Traffic Signals: 792
Parking Meters: 7,263
Drawbridges: 4

CITY EMPLOYEES

Summary*

FTEs – %
City Departments: 8,308 – 50.7%
School Department: 8,087 – 49.3%
TOTAL: 16,395 – 100%

Gender**

NON-FTE – %
Male: 6,694 – 67.3%
Female: 3,257 – 32.7%

Avg. Salary

Male: $55,963
Female: $44,211
*As of January 2006
**Does not include BPS

BOSTON NEIGHBORHOODS

Population %

Allston/Brighton: 69,648 – 12%
Back Bay/Beacon Hill: 26,721 – 5%
Central Boston: 25,173 – 4%
Charlestown: 15,195 – 3%
Dorchester, North: 28,775 – 5%
Dorchester, South: 63,340 – 11%
East Boston: 38,413 – 7%
Fenway/Kenmore: 35,602 – 6%
Harbor Islands: 640 – 0%
Hyde Park: 31,719 – 5%
Jamaica Plain: 38,196 – 6%
Mattapan: 37,486 – 6%
Roslindale: 34,618 – 6%
Roxbury: 56,658 – 10%
South Boston: 29,965 – 5%
South End: 28,239 – 5%
West Roxbury: 28,753 – 5%
TOTAL: 589,141

EDUCATION*

Teachers: 4,459
BPS Enrollment: 58,043
Total Schools: 145
*As of 2005-06

POLICE*

Uniformed Force
Stations: 11
*As of 2000

FIRE*

Uniformed Force
Stations: 34
*As of 2000

PARKS AND RECREATION

Major Parks: 4
Community Parks: 215
Playgrounds: 192
Recreation Centers: 42
Golf Courses: 2
Swimming Pools: 26
Tennis Courts: 60

HOSPITALS

Total: 21
Patient Beds: 5,770