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South End Demographics: Who Lives in Boston's South End?

The following is an excerpt from our Fall 2014 Open Letter to South End Stakeholders, a report on the state of the South End real estate market and a glimpse into life in our neighborhood. You can download the full report here.


Who are the people that make up today's South End? It is a very different place than it was a decade ago. Between 2000 to 2010, the South End population increased 12.2%. That's 2.5 times the growth rate of all of Boston (+4.8%), but nowhere near the influx seen in the Waterfront (+271%) or Leather District (+192%).

More and more professionals working in well-paying industries have moved to our neighborhood over the last decade, which has resulted in a higher median income for South Enders.

The typical South Ender is in the prime of life, and forever young.

"Surround yourself with people who take their work seriously, but not themselves - those who work hard and play hard."

-- Colin Powell

Median age of South End Residents:

36.3 YEARS


Sources: Boston Redevelopment Authority Research Division, 2007-2011 American Community Survey, 2010 U.S. Census.

Find this story and more in our Fall 2014  Open Letter to South End Stakeholders. Read all about the latest real estate trends, forecasts, and an in-depth look at the South End community.

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