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Neighborhood Census View of the North End / Waterfront

The My Neighborhood Census Viewer was recently released by the Boston Redevelopment Authority, allowing the public to research data to the 2010 census block area. Using the viewer to create a rough area of the North End / Waterfront reveals the following:

  • There are 11,753 residents in the North End / Waterfront. See the map image for the area used in this analysis.
  • By age, exactly half are in the 20-34 age category. Another 20% are in the 34-54 category, 10% 55-64 and 14% over 65 years old.
  • The North End / Waterfront is 53% female.
  • By race, the community is 90% White.
  • There are just over 7,000 households, of which 33% are considered ‘family,’ 64% in non-family and 3% in a category called ‘group’ households.
  • 5.2% of households have children under 18 years of age and 78% are husband/wife households.
  • 90% of housing units are occupied with 10% vacant or seasonally occupied.
  • 70% of housing units are renters with 30% owner-occupied.

The MyNeighborhood Census Viewer is available at: