South Boston

South Boston

Located south of the Fort Point Channel and abutting Dorchester Bay.

Welcome to South Boston

South Boston is a densely populated neighborhood, located south of the Fort Point Channel and abutting Dorchester Bay. Known by many as the setting for movies such as Good Will Hunting, this once predominantly Irish Catholic community has become increasingly diverse in recent years with the emergence of young professionals and families who are attracted to the neighborhood’s strong sense of community and easy access to downtown and public transportation. People from all over the city enjoy taking a stroll around Castle Island, a Revolutionary War-era fort and 22-acre park that is connected to the mainland. Southie Pride is on full display in March when city residents flock to the neighborhood to enjoy the annual South Boston St. Patrick’s Day Parade.
 
The Seaport District of South Boston has emerged as its own separate neighborhood, and the area surrounding the Broadway Red Line MBTA has welcomed a number of new residential developments


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Overview for South Boston, MA

33,555 people live in South Boston, where the median age is 35.4 and the average individual income is $79,228.08. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

33,555

Total Population

35.4 years

Median Age

High

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

$79,228.08

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
95
Rider's Paradise
Transit Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Main Street Pasta And Wine, El Rinconcito, and Hall's Pond Sanctuary.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 2.24 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 2.51 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.12 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 1.64 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.11 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.02 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for South Boston, MA

South Boston has 16,473 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. 33,555 people call South Boston home. The population density is 28,486.62 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

33,555

Total Population

High

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

35.4

Median Age

49.36 / 50.64%

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
16,473

Total Households

2

Average Household Size

$79,228.08

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 South Boston, MA

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Primary Schools ()
Middle Schools ()
High Schools ()
Mixed Schools ()
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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