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Research Division Shares Highlights of US Census with ONEin3 Initiative

Mar 15, 2012

The latest ONEin3 podcast features the Research Division's Deputy Director sharing the 2010 U.S. Census and American Community Survey results with Boston's ONEin3 community.  The podcast highlights Boston's growing population, its demographics, and the characteristics of ONEin3ers (1 in 3 of Boston's residents are between the ages of 20 and 34). Deputy Director, Mark Melnik, highlights Boston's population as growing, diverse, young, and educated.  Check out the podcast, and scan to minute 36:40 for the start of the interview. Boston's Growing (Minutes 51:18-53:02)
  • The 2010 Census marks the first time since 1970 that Boston’s population has been over 600,000.
  • Since 2000 Boston’s population growth rate has been higher than the rates for New York and San Francisco.
Boston's Diverse (Minutes 53:02-55:34)
  • The 2010 Census was the second consecutive census to identify Boston as a "majority-minority" city
  • In 1980, close to 70% of Boston was white.  Today, less than half the city is white.
  • Boston ranks 6th among the 25 largest cities in the US in proportion of the population that is foreign-born.
Boston's Youthful (Minutes 55:34 - 56:15, followed by 59:30 - the end)
  • Boston has the highest concentration of 20 to 34 year-olds among 15 of the largest cities in the US.
  • 60% of ONEin3ers are not native to Boston.
Boston's Educated (Minutes 56:15- 59:30)
  • 44% of Boston’s adult population has at least a bachelor’s degree, ranking Boston 4th among the 25 largest cities in the nation.
  • 47% of ONEin3ers has at least a bachelor’s degree.

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