Boston vs. New York

BostonNew York
Population, 2014 estimate655,8848,491,079
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 to July 1, 20146.2%3.9%
Population, 2010 (April 1) estimates base617,6808,174,959
Population, 2010617,5948,175,133
Resident population under 5 years, percent, 20105.2%6.3%
Resident population under 18 years, percent, 201016.8%21.6%
Resident population 65 years and over, percent, 201010.1%12.1%
Resident population: White alone, percent, 201053.9%44.0%
Resident population: total females, percent, 201052.1%52.5%
Resident population: Black alone, percent, 201024.4%25.5%
Resident population: American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent, 20100.4%0.7%
Resident population: Asian alone, percent, 20108.9%12.7%
Resident population: Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent, 20100.0%0.1%
Resident population: Two or more races, percent, 20103.9%4.0%
Resident population: Hispanic or Latino Origin, percent, 201017.5%28.6%
Resident population: Not Hispanic, White alone, percent, 201047.0%33.3%
Living in same house 1 year & over, percent, 2009-201377.7%88.8%
Foreign born persons, percent, 2009-201326.5%37.0%
Language other than English spoken at home, pct age 5+, 2009-201335.8%48.8%
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25+, 2009-201385.0%79.8%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25+, 2009-201343.9%34.5%
Veterans, 2009-201319,258202,711
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16+, 2009-201328.839.2
Housing unit, 2010272,4813,371,062
Homeownership rate, 2009-201334.1%32.2%
Housing units in multi-unit structures, percent, 2009-201381.9%83.7%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2009-2013$371,000$492,800
Households, 2009-2013249,4143,070,298
Persons per household, 2009-20132.342.64
Per capita money income in past 12 months (2013 dollars), 2009-2013$33,964$32,010
Median household income, 2009-2013$53,601$52,259
Persons below poverty level, percent, 2009-201321.4%20.3%
Total number of firms, 200749,667944,129
Black-owned firms, percent, 200711.6%16.4%
American Indian- and Alaska Native-owned firms, percent, 20070.6%0.9%
Asian-owned firms, percent, 20077.9%16.3%
Native Hawaiian- and Other Pacific Islander-owned firms, percent, 20070.1%0.1%
Hispanic-owned firms, percent, 20077.2%15.1%
Women-owned firms, percent, 200729.7%32.3%
Manufacturers shipments, 2007 ($1,000)3,193,33920,411,572
Merchant wholesaler sales, 2007 ($1,000)6,225,668147,227,987
Retail sales, 2007 ($1,000)6,808,83278,206,482
Retail sales per capita, 2007$10,934$9,411
Accommodation and food services sales, 2007 ($1,000)3,661,70022,095,094
Land area in square miles, 201048.28302.64
Population per square mile, 201012,792.727,012.5

Source: United States Census Bureau

About this page: Side-by-side comparison between Boston and New York using the main population, demographic, and social indicators from the United States Census Bureau.