Analysis Of Boston

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Boston is made up of a variety of people of different ethnic groups, economic classes and ages. In 2012 the population of Boston was made up of about 636,479 residents with 22% being age 19 and under, 14% from 20 to 24, 33% from 25 to 44, 20% from 45 to 64, and 10% who were 65 years of age or older. Also, for every 100 females, there were 92.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.9 males. Over the last several decades, the racial and ethnic composition of Boston has changed greatly. MA has the 7th largest immigrant population with a total of 772,983 immigrants. In 1980, close to 70% of Boston was white. Today, only half the city is white. As shown in figure 1, as the years increased so did the minority population of Boston. The last two Census reports show Boston as a “majority-minority” city. Generally, Boston has had a greater proportion of foreign-born residents than both the state of Massachusetts and the nation as a whole. Since the 1970s, the percentage of foreign-born residents in Boston has grown dramatically. In 1970, foreign born citizens made up only 15% of Boston’s population while in 2009, foreign born citizens made up about 25% of the population. Most of Boston’s immigrants today come from Haiti (10.2%), China (8.9%), and the Dominican Republic (8.3), but there are also many immigrants from Vietnam, El Salvador, Jamaica, Columbia and Ireland. All the neighborhoods in Boston have experienced an increase in diversity, but the neighborhoods that have experienced the most significant change are East Boston, Roslindale, Allston, Hyde Park, and Dorchester. The city of Boston is home to one of the most highly educated populations out of all the American cities. According to the 2010 American Commu... ... middle of paper ... ...inority” city with fast-growing Asian and Latino populations. In 2009, Latinos had the highest poverty rates in the region, with roughly 1 out of every 4 Latinos living below the poverty line. On the other hand, white residents managed the best, with a poverty rate of only about 7%. The great majority of Bostonians of color live in Boston’s high-poverty neighborhoods of Roxbury, Dorchester, Mattapan and East Boston. In contrast, Beacon Hill, South Boston and parts of Central Boston are more than 80% white. Also, households headed by a single parent are significantly more likely than married couple households to live at or near the poverty line. While almost 30% of female headed households stay around the poverty line, less than 4% of married couple households do. Boston is one of the nation’s most highly educated cities, but in some Census Tracts within the city,
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