Is Boston’s population growing or shrinking? How does it compare to the rest of Massachusetts?
What is happening in Boston these days in terms of population growth?
- The current metro area population of Boston in 2023 is 4,344,000, a 0.39% increase from 2022.
- The metro area population of Boston in 2022 was 4,327,000, a 0.28% increase from 2021.
- The metro area population of Boston in 2021 was 4,315,000, a 0.14% increase from 2020.
- The metro area population of Boston in 2020 was 4,309,000, a 0.05% increase from 2019
By 2030, the population of Boston is projected to grow by approximately 15 – 17%, to a city with 710,000 to 724,000 residents. More than a third of this population growth is anticipated in the Seaport, the South End, Downtown, East Boston, and Dorchester.
<pBoston Metro Area Population 1950-2023. www.macrotrends.net. Retrieved 2023-05-03.>BOSTON —
Cities across several southern states grew at the fastest rate last year, while new government estimates show Massachusetts’s biggest cities saw only a modest increase in population.
Four of the top five fastest-growing cities in the nation were in Texas, according to the new estimates from the Census Bureau. None of the fastest-growing cities were in the northeast.
The estimated population of Massachusetts grew at a rate of 0.4 percent between 2015 and 2016. Meanwhile, the estimates show that Utah was the fastest-growing state, at a rate of 1.99 percent.
Eleven states grew at a rate of over 1 percent during the year, while eight others shrank, according to the estimates.
5 fastest growing in Massachusetts (Percent):
- Boxborough +10.75%
- Duxbury +2.89%
- Belmont +2.53%
- Watertown +2.32%
- Swampscott + 2.21%
5 fastest growing in Massachusetts (Population):
- Boston +7,200
- Somerville +1,138
- Watertown +813
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Updated: Boston Real Estate 2023