Beacon Hill and West End Census Breakdown

All figures are courtesy of the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) Research Division, via the US Census Bureau.

The BRA, a city department, said that the because the city has no officially designated neighborhood boundaries, constraints used to sort this data were based ZIP codes and zoning boundaries.

Therefore, while the neighborhood boundaries used are likely agreeable to most, they may not exactly match what some residents and others commonly perceive about where neighborhoods begin and end.

  2000 count 2000 percent 2010 count 2010 percent Change count Change percent
Total pop. 12,661 100.00% 13,103 100.00% 442 3.49%
White 10,798 85.29% 10,715 81.78% -83 -0.77%
Black or African American 338 2.67% 332 2.53% -6 -1.78%
Hispanic or Latino 399 3.15% 623 4.75% 224 56.14%
American Indian and Alaska Native 17 0.13% 8 0.06% -9 -52.94%
Asian 908 7.17% 1,162 8.87% 254 27.97%
Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander 0 0.00% 1 0.01% 1 -
Other race/ethnicity 25 0.20% 43 0.33% 18 72.00%
Two or more races/ethnicities 176 1.39% 219 1.67% 43 24.43%
18 years and older
Total pop. 11,780 93.04% 12,122 92.51% 342 2.90%
White 10,149 86.15% 9,997 82.47% -152 -1.50%
Black or African American 278 2.36% 290 2.39% 12 4.32%
Hispanic or Latino 340 2.89% 547 4.51% 207 60.88%
American Indian and Alaska Native 16 0.14% 7 0.06% -9 -56.25%
Asian 831 7.05% 1,086 8.96% 255 30.69%
Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander 0 0.00% 1 0.01% 1 -
Other race/ethnicity 23 0.20% 31 0.26% 8 34.78%
Two or more races/ethnicities 143 1.21% 163 1.34% 20 13.99%
Housing
Total housing units 8,676 100.00% 8,909 100.00% 233 2.69%
Occupied 8,066 92.97% 8,035 90.19% -31 -0.38%
Vacant 610 7.03% 874 9.81% 264 43.28%