The following information is readable only to screen readers: Data for demographics is available on the CTPS Data Catalogue. You can download the spreadsheet after following this link: Demographics Spreadsheet
The Boston region has a diverse population with residents of all ages and abilities, who represent various races and ethnicities, and who speak a number of languages. The Boston Region MPO has gathered demographic data that helps staff learn about the different transportation needs of residents and how to account for residents as part of the MPO’s transportation decision-making process.
Click on a tab below to select a demographic and then hover over the map to view data by United States Census Bureau tract. See the About page for more information about census data sources.
The map and chart below show the percent of the population by race in each census tract, including populations who identify with two or more races. The people that identify as a particular race may be of Hispanic or non-Hispanic ethnicity.
The map and chart below show the percent of the population that is of Hispanic ethnicity, regardless of race, in each census tract. Note that the Boston Region MPO considers the term “minority” to include all persons who are Hispanic (of any race) or non-White, as required by federal law.
Click on the tabs below to show the percent of the five non-English languages most commonly spoken in the Boston region, by census tract. Limited English Proficiency (LEP) refers to those residents five years or older who report speaking English “less than very well.”
Click on the tabs below to show the percent of people in each census tract who have a disability. Persons with disabilities include those residents who report having one or more physical or cognitive disabilities. Note that disability data are subject to significant uncertainty and should be used with caution. The number of people with disabilities may be underreported.