Roslindale 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. 30,351 100.00% 28,680 100.00% -1,671 -5.51%
White 16,619 54.76% 13,390 46.69% -3,229 -19.43%
Black or African American 5,398 17.79% 6,213 21.66% 815 15.10%
Hispanic or Latino 6,308 20.78% 7,415 25.85% 1,107 17.55%
American Indian and Alaska Native 56 0.18% 71 0.25% 15 26.79%
Asian 781 2.57% 774 2.70% -7 -0.90%
Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander 8 0.03% 13 0.05% 5 62.50%
Other race/ethnicity 138 0.45% 187 0.65% 49 35.51%
Two or more races/ethnicities 1,043 3.44% 617 2.15% -426 -40.84%
18 years and older
Total pop. 22,861 75.32% 22,270 77.65% -591 -2.59%
White 13,934 60.95% 11,457 51.45% -2,477 -17.78%
Black or African American 3,477 15.21% 4,589 20.61% 1,112 31.98%
Hispanic or Latino 4,073 17.82% 5,103 22.91% 1,030 25.29%
American Indian and Alaska Native 37 0.16% 41 0.18% 4 10.81%
Asian 553 2.42% 618 2.78% 65 11.75%
Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander 8 0.03% 10 0.04% 2 25.00%
Other race/ethnicity 82 0.36% 131 0.59% 49 59.76%
Two or more races/ethnicities 697 3.05% 321 1.44% -376 -53.95%
Housing
Total housing units 11,625 100.00% 11,927 100.00% 302 2.60%
Occupied 11,260 96.86% 11,145 93.44% -115 -1.02%
Vacant 365 3.14% 782 6.56% 417 114.25%