Jamaica Plain

Jamaica Plain

The blend of cultures is reflected in local businesses, primarily located on Centre Street.

Welcome to Jamaica Plain

Jamaica Plain is one of Boston’s most diverse and dynamic neighborhoods. The blend of cultures is reflected in local businesses, primarily located on Centre Street, Jamaica Plain’s main thoroughfare.
 
Residents are proud and involved in their community, and are focused on the preservation of green spaces and not-for-profit activities, many of which are anchored by “Spontaneous Celebrations,” a community center that sponsors the Springtime “Wake Up The Earth Festival” and the Halloween “Lantern Parade.”
 
Residents and visitors of Jamaica Plain also enjoy walking, biking, and running along Jamaica Pond, which is part of Boston’s Emerald Necklace, as well as the Arnold Arboretum and Franklin Park.
 
“JP,” as most refer to it, is serviced downtown by the MBTA Orange Line, and has a varied housing stock ranging from condominiums and multi-family homes to the large Victorian single-family homes that grace Sumner Hill.


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Overview for Jamaica Plain, MA

37,426 people live in Jamaica Plain, where the median age is 36 and the average individual income is $61,588. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

37,426

Total Population

36 years

Median Age

High

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

$61,588

Average individual Income

Around Jamaica Plain, MA

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

93
Walker's Paradise
Walking Score
98
Biker's Paradise
Bike Score
66
Good Transit
Transit Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Tot Cafe by Little Cocoa Bean, Naomi Rotstein Personal Training, and Human Performance Specialist.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 0.42 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.47 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.53 miles 11 reviews 5/5 stars
Nightlife 4.86 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Beauty 0.87 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Beauty 3.12 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Jamaica Plain, MA

Jamaica Plain has 15,841 households, with an average household size of 2. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Jamaica Plain do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 37,426 people call Jamaica Plain home. The population density is 22,172.65 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

37,426

Total Population

High

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

36

Median Age

46.12 / 53.88%

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
15,841

Total Households

2

Average Household Size

$61,588

Average individual Income

Households with Children

With Children:

Without Children:

Marital Status

Married
Single
Divorced
Separated

Blue vs White Collar Workers

Blue Collar:

White Collar:

Commute Time

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

Schools in Jamaica Plain, MA

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Primary Schools ()
Middle Schools ()
High Schools ()
Mixed Schools ()
The following schools are within or nearby Jamaica Plain. 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
9th - 12th
No rating available
PUBLIC
PreK - 1st
No rating available
PUBLIC
K - 8th
No rating available
PUBLIC
PreK - 8th
1/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 8th
No rating available
PUBLIC
PreK - 8th
1/5
PRIVATE
6th - 12th
No rating available
Nativity Preparatory School
PRIVATE
4th - 8th
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
2/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
1/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
Greater Egleston Community High School
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
Margarita Muniz Academy
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
Italian Home For Children
PRIVATE
K - 8th
No rating available
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
3/5
British International School Of Boston
PRIVATE
PreK - 12th
No rating available
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