Boston vs. New York

BostonNew York
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019)694,5838,398,748
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2019, (V2019)12.4%2.7%
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2019)617,7868,174,988
Population, Census, April 1, 2010617,5948,175,133
Persons under 5 years, percent5.1%6.5%
Persons under 18 years, percent16.2%20.9%
Persons 65 years and over, percent11.2%14.1%
Female persons, percent51.9%52.3%
White alone, percent52.6%42.7%
Black or African American alone, percent25.3%24.3%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent0.3%0.4%
Asian alone, percent9.6%13.9%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent0.0%0.1%
Two or More Races, percent5.1%3.5%
Hispanic or Latino, percent19.7%29.1%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent44.5%32.1%
Veterans, 2014-201816,547156,514
Foreign born persons, percent, 2014-201828.5%37.0%
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2014-201835.2%32.7%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2014-2018$487,300$570,500
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2014-2018$2,369$2,665
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2014-2018$804$871
Median gross rent, 2014-2018$1,539$1,396
Households, 2014-2018266,7243,154,103
Persons per household, 2014-20182.372.62
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2014-201879.9%90.0%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2014-201838.0%48.7%
Households with a computer, percent, 2014-201889.7%87.5%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2014-201883.6%79.4%
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-201886.4%81.6%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-201848.5%37.4%
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2014-20188.6%6.8%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent4.2%9.6%
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-201868.8%63.5%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-201866.4%58.5%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)4,409,24127,452,861
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)16,734,49676,165,547
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)3,334,50414,816,322
Total merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000)7,074,780173,797,846
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)7,885,59792,265,000
Total retail sales per capita, 2012$12,389$11,067
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2014-201830.841.2
Median household income (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018$65,883$60,762
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018$42,010$37,693
Persons in poverty, percent20.2%18.9%
All firms, 201259,2681,050,911
Men-owned firms, 201233,543571,852
Women-owned firms, 201219,390413,899
Minority-owned firms, 201217,686539,447
Nonminority-owned firms, 201237,403483,136
Veteran-owned firms, 20124,56957,216
Nonveteran-owned firms, 201250,282966,167
Population per square mile, 201012,792.727,012.5
Land area in square miles, 201048.28302.64

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.