Boston Suffolk County, Massachusetts

Boston: City in and state capital of Massachusetts, United States

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About

Boston is a city located in the county of Suffolk in the U.S. state of Massachusetts. Its population at the 2010 census was 617,594. After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 691,531 inhabitants.

The city was created 391 years ago in 1630.

Boston Financial District skyline image
Boston Financial District skyline
Boston Financial District skyline image

Geography

Boston is located at 42°21'30"N 71°3'35"W (42.3584300, -71.0597700). It has 13 neighbors: Revere, Brookline, Cambridge, Chelsea, Dedham, Everett, Milton, Needham, Newton, Quincy, Somerville, Watertown and Winthrop.

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Boston Quick Facts

Population : 691,531 (2020)
Country : Province of Massachusetts Bay, United States of America
State : Massachusetts (United States)
County : Suffolk County
Different from : Boston
Head of government : Mayor of Boston
Twitter username : CityOfBoston
Postal code : 02150
Phone Area Codes : 617
Area : 232140634 km2
Official name : Boston
Has part : Emerald Necklace
Continent : North America
Legislative body : Boston City Council
Named for : Boston
Altitude : 141 feet / 43 meters
Capital city : Boston is capital of Suffolk County, Massachusetts
Establishment : September 09, 1630 (391 years ago)
Time Zone : UTC−05:00, UTC−04:00, Eastern Time Zone
Local time : 01:30:44 (18th October 2021)
Population growth : 10.69% (2010-2020)

  • Thomas Menino , 53 2014 1993-01-01T00:00:00Z
  • Marty Walsh , 2014-01-06T00:00:00Z

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Boston has 13 neighbours.

  • Revere city in Massachusetts
  • Brookline town in Massachusetts, United States
  • Cambridge city in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States
  • Chelsea city in Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States
  • Dedham town in Massachusetts
  • Everett city in Massachusetts
  • Milton town in Massachusetts
  • Needham town in Massachusetts
  • Newton city in Massachusetts, United States
  • Quincy city in Massachusetts
  • Somerville city in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States
  • Watertown city in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States
  • Winthrop city in Massachusetts

Demographics

The population of Boston increased by 10.69% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
1722 10,567 - project management estimation
1765 15,520 31.91% project management estimation
1790 18,320 15.28% project management estimation
1800 24,937 26.53% project management estimation
1810 33,787 26.19% project management estimation
1820 43,298 21.97% project management estimation
1830 61,392 29.47% project management estimation
1840 93,383 34.26% project management estimation
1850 136,881 31.78% project management estimation
1860 177,840 23.03% project management estimation
1870 250,526 29.01% project management estimation
1880 362,839 30.95% project management estimation
1890 448,477 19.1% project management estimation
1900 560,892 20.04% project management estimation
1910 670,585 16.36% project management estimation
1920 748,060 10.36% project management estimation
1930 781,188 4.24% project management estimation
1940 770,816 -1.35% project management estimation
1950 801,444 3.82% project management estimation
1960 697,197 -14.95% project management estimation
1970 641,071 -8.76% project management estimation
1980 562,994 -13.87% project management estimation
1990 574,283 1.97% project management estimation
2000 589,141 2.52% project management estimation
2010 617,594 4.61% census
2011 630,505 2.05% estimation process
2012 642,955 1.94% estimation process
2013 653,002 1.54% estimation process
2014 662,855 1.49% estimation process
2015 670,491 1.14% estimation process
2016 679,848 1.38% estimation process
2017 687,788 1.15% estimation process
2018 691,147 0.49% estimation process
2019 692,600 0.21% estimation process
2020 691,531 -0.15% estimation process

Boston zip code is 02108. County name: Suffolk, County fips: 25025

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Local Places in Boston

1 Boston's Old City Hall
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2 Boston City Hall
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3 City Hall Plaza
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People born in Boston (200)

People born in Boston, including poet, writer Paul-Henri Campbell, singer Iyeoka Okoawo, German composer, pianist and conductor Wilhelm Berger, you can see a list of people who born in Boston.

  • Charles Francis Adams, Sr. (American historical editor, politician and diplomat (1807-1886)) he was born in 18/08/1807
  • Samuel Morse (American painter and scientist (1791-1872)) he was born in 27/04/1791
  • Richard M. Karp (American theoretical computer scientist (b.1935)) he was born in 03/01/1935
  • John McCarthy (American computer scientist and cognitive scientist) he was born in 04/09/1927
  • David Waltz (computer scientist) he was born in 28/05/1943
  • L Peter Deutsch (Free software programmer and creator of Ghostscript) he was born in 07/08/1946
  • Jon Michael Kleinberg (American computer scientist) he was born in 01/01/1971
  • Norman Abramson (Computer scientist, engineer) he was born in 01/04/1932
  • Karl Sims (Computer graphics artist) he was born in 01/01/2000
  • Clark Gregg (American actor, screenwriter and director) he was born in 02/04/1962
  • Alex McQuilkin (American video artist) she was born in 01/01/1980
  • Clayton Nemrow (American actor) he was born in 15/12/1965
  • Uma Thurman (American actress and model) she was born in 29/04/1970
  • Sargent Claude Johnson (African American artist) he was born in 07/10/1888
  • Edward Norton (American actor and filmmaker) he was born in 18/08/1969
  • Sandy Saddler (American boxer) he was born in 23/06/1926
  • E. J. Dionne (American journalist) he was born in 23/04/1952
  • Sylvia Plath (American poet, novelist and short story writer) she was born in 27/10/1932

Schools in Boston

College & universities near Boston, MA

Code Name City ZIP
168005 Suffolk University Boston (MA) 02108-3901
164845 Empire Beauty School-Boston Boston (MA) 02111
429128 Urban College of Boston Boston (MA) 02116
167297 North Bennet Street School Boston (MA) 02109
167215 New England Law-Boston Boston (MA) 02116

Stations (20)

Amtrak & bus stations near Boston, MA

Code Name Address Type
BOS South Station 2 South Station RAIL
BON North Station 100 Legends Way RAIL
BBY Back Bay station 145 Dartmouth St. RAIL
RTE Route 128 station 50 University Ave RAIL
WOB Anderson Regional Transportation Center 100 Atlantic Ave. RAIL

Post offices near Boston

Post Office Name City ZIP
John Fitzgerald Kennedy Post Office Boston (MA) 02114
Milk Str Post Office Boston (MA) 02109
State Hou Post Office Boston (MA) 02133
Charles Str Post Office Boston (MA) 02114
Hanover Str Post Office Boston (MA) 02113

Other places with the same name (6)

  • Boston , New York town in New York, USA with a population of 8,069 people.
  • Boston , Michigan township in Ionia County, Michigan with a population of 5,825 people.
  • Boston , Georgia city in Thomas County, Georgia, United States with a population of 1,313 people.
  • Boston , Ohio human settlement in United States of America with a population of 1,277 people.
  • Boston , Indiana Boston is a city in Wayne County, Indiana with a population of 128 people.

Other cities in Suffolk County

Cities, Towns, Neighborhoods & Other Populated Places in Suffolk County , MA.

City Name Population Title
South Boston 571,281 Town in Halifax County, Virginia, United States
City of Revere 53,073 City in Massachusetts
Revere 52,375 City in Massachusetts
Chelsea 39,230 City in Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States
Jamaica Plain 37,468 Neighborhood in Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Winthrop 18,446 City in Massachusetts

Distance to Other Cities

Boston distances to largest Massachusetts cities