South Boston

New towers are currently being erected along the water coupled with restaurants.

Welcome to South Boston

South Boston is a densely populated area of Boston located between Fort Point Channel and Dorchester Bay. Commonly known as “Southie,” it historically was known as an Irish community abundant with triple-deckers lining both east and west sides. Broadway Street is the main thoroughfare that will take you from the border of the South End all the way to Castle Island Park and Carson Beach along Boston’s beautiful harbor.
 
In modern-day Southie, there is much building and gentrification going on. New developments, rehabilitation of existing inventory, and the emergence of “The Seaport District” along the wharves have caused South Boston to be among one of the hottest spots these days. New towers currently being erected along the water coupled with restaurants, parks, and shopping are making for a prime location to live with ease of accessibility to downtown Boston.
 

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Overview for South Boston, MA

27,168 people live in South Boston, where the median age is 38 and the average individual income is $104,221. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

27,168

Total Population

38 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$104,221

Average individual Income

Around South Boston, MA

There's plenty to do around South Boston, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

99
Walker's Paradise
Walking Score
92
Biker's Paradise
Bike Score
91
Rider's Paradise
Transit Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Cobble, Alba Produce, and Clothware.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 2.67 miles 14 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 1.76 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 3.94 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.37 miles 12 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.96 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.31 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for South Boston, MA

South Boston has 14,321 households, with an average household size of 2. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in South Boston do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 27,168 people call South Boston home. The population density is 42,037.506 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

27,168

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

38

Median Age

48.77 / 51.23%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

0-9:

0-9 Years

10-17:

10-17 Years

18-24:

18-24 Years

25-64:

25-64 Years

65-74:

65-74 Years

75+:

75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree
14,321

Total Households

2

Average Household Size

$104,221

Average individual Income

Households with Children

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Without Children:

Marital Status

Married
Single
Divorced
Separated

Blue vs White Collar Workers

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Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Schools in South Boston, MA

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The following schools are within or nearby South Boston. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
No rating available
PUBLIC
PreK - 8th
2/5
PUBLIC
K - 12th
No rating available
Cathedral High School
PRIVATE
7th - 12th
No rating available
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