South Dorchester

This Area At A Glance

Who lives in South Dorchester?

78,706 people live in South Dorchester. The median household income is $52,061.

South Dorchester is a neighborhood in Boston with a total population of 78,706. It occupies approximately 5.23 square miles.

Overall, expenses in South Dorchester are 13% higher than the National Average. Most people in the neighborhood rent their home, with 59% of households being occupied by renters.

As for the demographics in the neighborhood, the median age is 34, 36% of residents are married, and 37% of residents have at least one child. About 14% of adults here have a bachelor's degree or higher.

The overall risk of crime in South Dorchester is 36% higher than the National Average. As for weather, the average summer temperature is 71.6°F, while the average winter temperature is 26.0°F.

This area is zoned for Boston School District, which has approximately 53,530 students enrolled across 160 schools and is rated average overall based on student test scores. To see detailed information on the schools near any individual property, look that property up by street address.

Regarding weather, the average summer temperature is 71.6°F, while the average winter temperature is 26.0°F.

Financial

New Businesses

EATING - DRINKING
There are
2
NEW
EATING - DRINKING
ESTABLISHMENTs

School

School District

This area is zoned for
BOSTON SCHOOL DISTRICT
This school district has
160
schools
There are
53,530
students enrolled in this district

Crime

Crime Risks

Risk of burglary
in this area is
5%
higher than the national average
Risk of assault
in this area is
56%
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
33%
higher than the national average
Risk of murder
in this area is
27%
higher than the national average
Risk of car theft
in this area is
48%
higher than the national average

Demographics

Census at a Glance

The median age is
34
Years Old
The most common education level in this area is
High School Diploma
Households with children are
37%
of all households in this area
The percent of people in this area who are married is
36%

Weather & Natural Disasters