Boston

This City At a Glance

In Massachusetts

Boston is a city in the state of Massachusetts.

Boston is a city in Massachusetts.

Overall, expenses in Boston are 4% higher than the National Average. Most people in the city rent their home, with 67% of households being occupied by renters.

The overall risk of crime in Boston is 37% higher than the National Average. As for weather, the average summer temperature is 73.4°F, while the average winter temperature is 29.0°F.

Financial

Cost of living

National Average

Overall costs

4% higher than the national average

Housing costs

5% higher than the national average

Food & Beverage costs

4% higher than the national average

Transportation costs

1% higher than the national average

Apparel costs

5% higher than the national average

Entertainment costs

4% higher than the national average

Utility costs

4% higher than the national average

Healthcare costs

3% higher than the national average

Insurance costs

6% higher than the national average

Tobacco costs

1% higher than the national average

Income

The median household income in this area is
$51,776
Per year
The median full-time individual income in this area is
$53,140
Per year

Rent vs. Own

The percent of households occupied by renters is
67%
The percent of households occupied by owners is
32%

Tax Information

The sales tax rate in this area is
6.0%
The average annual property tax in this area is
$5,313

Crime

Crime Risks

Risk of burglary
in this area is
3%
higher than the national average
Risk of assault
in this area is
51%
higher than the national average
Risk of robbery
in this area is
99%
higher than the national average
Risk of rape
in this area is
46%
higher than the national average
Risk of murder
in this area is
30%
higher than the national average
Risk of car theft
in this area is
53%
higher than the national average

Demographics

Census at a Glance

The median age is
35
Years Old
The most common education level in this area is
Bachelor's Degree

Weather & Natural Disasters

Weather

The average temperature in this area during the winter is
29°F
The average temperature in this area during the summer is
73°F
The average rainfall in this area is
44
inches annually
The average snow in this area is
44
inches annually

Natural Disasters

Risk of storms
in this area is
mild
Risk of earthquakes
in this area is
mild
Risk of hurricanes
in this area is
high
Risk of tornadoes
in this area is
mild
Risk of hailstorms
in this area is
mild
Risk of windstorms
in this area is
high

Neighborhoods in Boston

Aggasiz-Harvard University Allston Allston/Brighton Arlington Arlington Heights Auburndale Avon Hill Back Bay Beacon Hill Belmont Belmont Hill Brighton Brookline Cambridge Highlands Cambridgeport Central Hill Central Square Charlestown Chelsea Chestnut Hill Chinatown City Point Cleveland Circle Cobble Hill Columbia Point Columbus Park/Andrew Square Davis Square Dorchester Downtown Eagle Hill East Arlington East Boston East Cambridge East Somerville Egleston Square Egmont Tenants Everett Fenway Financial District Fort Point Harvard Square Highland Park/Fort Hill Hyde Park Inman Square Jamaica Hills Jamaica Plain Kendall Square Kenmore Larchwood Longwood Lower Mills/Cedar Grove Lower Roxbury Magoun Square Malden Mattapan Medford Mid Cambridge Milton Mission Hill Mystic River Neponset Newton Centre Newton Corner Newton Highlands Newton Lower Falls Newton Upper Falls Newtonville Nonantum North Cambridge North End Oak Hill Porter Square Powder House Prospect Hill Prudential Quincy Readville Riverside Roslindale Roxbury South Boston South Brookline South End Spring Hill Strawberry Hill Ten Hills Theatre District Thompsonville Uphams Corner Waban Waltham Watertown Wellesley Wellington Harrington West Broadway West Cambridge West Newton West Somerville Winter Hill Winthrop Arlington Center Oak Square Emerson Garden Coolidge Corner Brookline Village Corey Hill Aspinwall Hill Washington Square Central Village Buttonwood Village High Street Hill Fisher Hill Union Square Savin Hill Ashmont Hill Melville Park Government Center Leather District Downtown Crossing Forest Hills South Medford Hillside/Tufts