Roxbury

Roxbury

Notable residents of Roxbury have included musician Bobby Brown and New Edition.

Welcome to Roxbury

Roxbury was one of the first towns founded in the Massachusetts Bay Colony and was known for its large outcroppings of Roxbury puddingstone, which was quarried for many years and was used in the foundations of numerous area houses. Primarily an agricultural community throughout the 19th century, the 20th century brought a massive migration of people from the South to the northern cities and a residential and industrial expansion. 
 
In the 1960’s and 1970 however, social issues and arson led to the deterioration of the neighborhood. Today, Roxbury has reemerged with hundreds of new business and housing initiatives revitalizing the neighborhood’s Dudley Square, Crosstown, and Grove Hall areas. Two of the most dramatic transformations have been Blue Hill Avenue, which has gone from a street lined with vacant lots to a dynamic business district, and Fort Hill, noted for the Fort Hill Tower, the site of Revolutionary War fortifications, being transformed into a popular residential neighborhood.
 
Notable residents of Roxbury have included musician Bobby Brown and New Edition, civil rights activist Melnea Cass, abolitionist Frederick Douglass, and minister Malcolm X.


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Overview for Roxbury, MA

57,238 people live in Roxbury, where the median age is 34.7 and the average individual income is $23,642.99. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

57,238

Total Population

34.7 years

Median Age

High

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

$23,642.99

Average individual Income

Around Roxbury, MA

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

76
Very Walkable
Walking Score
67
Bikeable
Bike Score
75
Excellent Transit
Transit Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including David Dorothy Ramler Park, Jo Moynihan, DPT CHC​ - ALIGN, and City Golf Boston.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Active 1.81 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.29 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.22 miles 10 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.12 miles 22 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 0.9 miles 14 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.9 miles 12 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Roxbury, MA

Roxbury has 21,409 households, with an average household size of 2. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Roxbury do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 57,238 people call Roxbury home. The population density is 16,079.03 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

57,238

Total Population

High

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

34.7

Median Age

45.8 / 54.2%

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
21,409

Total Households

2

Average Household Size

$23,642.99

Average individual Income

Marital Status

Married
Single
Divorced
Separated

Commute Time

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

Schools in Roxbury, MA

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Primary Schools ()
Middle Schools ()
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Mixed Schools ()
The following schools are within or nearby Roxbury. 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
Bridge Boston Charter School
PUBLIC
PreK - 8th
1/5
Dudley Street Neighborhood Charter School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
1/5
PUBLIC
3rd - 8th
No rating available
PUBLIC
PreK - 2nd
No rating available
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
No rating available
James P Timilty Middle
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
No rating available
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
No rating available
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
3/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
No rating available
William Monroe Trotter
PUBLIC
PreK - 8th
1/5
Haynes Early Education Center
PUBLIC
PreK - 1st
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
City on a Hill Charter Public School Circuit Street
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
Boston Day and Evening Academy Charter School
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
O'Bryant School Math/Science
PUBLIC
7th - 12th
5/5
PUBLIC
7th - 12th
No rating available
PUBLIC
6th - 12th
No rating available
PUBLIC
7th - 12th
5/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
PUBLIC
PreK - 8th
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
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