South Shore Demographics

Population - Employment - Households - Income / Financial - Housing - Education - Marital Status - Means of Transport to Work

What is the population of South Shore?

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There are 47,084 residents in South Shore, with a median age of 38.1. Of this, 44.63% are males and 55.37% are females. US-born citizens make up 95.28% of the resident pool in South Shore, while non-US-born citizens account for 2.74%. Additionally, 1.98% of the population is represented by non-citizens.
A total of 38,017 people in South Shore currently live in the same house as they did last year.
Y-o-Y Change
Total Population 47,084 1.0%
Male Population 21,014 4.8%
Female Population 26,070 -2.0%
Male population 44.63%
Female population 55.37%
Y-o-Y Change
Median Age 38.1 2.1%
Citizen US Born 44,863 1.0%
Citizen not US Born 1,289 7.1%
Not Citizen 932 -7.0%
Citizen US Born 95.28%
Citizen not US Born 2.74%
Not Citizen 1.98%
Y-o-Y Change
Moved from Abroad 303 -1.6%
Moved from Same County 7,146 7.1%
Moved from Same State 141 -50.4%
Moved from Different State 450 -34.0%
Same House as Last Year 38,017 -0.2%
Moved from Abroad 0.66%
Moved from Same County 15.52%
Moved from Same State 0.31%
Moved from Different State 0.98%
Same House as Last Year 82.54%

What are the employment statistics in South Shore?

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White-collar workers make up 84.4% of the working population in South Shore, while blue-collar employees account for 15.6%. There are also 1,536 entrepreneurs in South Shore (7.39% of the workforce); 13,191 workers employed in private companies (63.46%); and 3,145 people working in governmental institutions (15.13%).
Y-o-Y Change
White Collar 17,545 9.3%
Blue Collar 3,242 -4.1%
White Collar 84.4%
Blue Collar 15.6%
Y-o-Y Change
Self Employees 1,536 8.1%
Private Companies 13,191 5.1%
Governmental Workers 3,145 5.2%
Not for Profit Companies 2,915 18.4%
Self Employees 7.39%
Private Companies 63.46%
Governmental Workers 15.13%
Not for Profit Companies 14.02%

How many households are there in South Shore?

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There are a total of 22,334 households in South Shore, each made up of around 2 members. Family establishments represent 40% of these South Shore households, while non-family units account for the remaining 60%. Additionally, 22.33% of households have children and 77.67% of households are without children.
Y-o-Y Change
Total Households 22,334 4.1%
Average People Per Household 2 -3.3%
Family Households 8,933 4.2%
Non-family Households 13,401 4.0%
Family Households 40%
Non-family Households 60%
Y-o-Y Change
Households with Children 4,987 2.7%
Households without Children 17,347 4.5%
Households with Children 22.33%
Households without Children 77.67%

What are the median and average incomes in South Shore?

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The average annual household income in South Shore is $55,901, while the median household income sits at $36,130 per year. Residents aged 25 to 44 earn $36,340, while those between 45 and 64 years old have a median wage of $38,276. In contrast, people younger than 25 and those older than 65 earn less, at $12,030 and $38,294, respectively.
Y-o-Y Change
Average Household Income $55,901 8.5%
Median Household Income $36,130 13.2%
People below Poverty Level 12,918 -10.1%
People above Poverty Level 32,298 4.9%

How many homeowners and renters are there in South Shore?

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There are 27,304 housing units in South Shore, and the median year in which these properties were built is 1942. Of the 22,334 occupied housing units in South Shore, 24.12% are owner-occupied, while 75.88% have renters living in them.
Meanwhile, properties bought with mortgages account for 62.61% of the units, and the median value of a home with a mortgage is $194,600. In general, housing costs reach $949 per month in South Shore.
Y-o-Y Change
Housing Units 27,304 1.4%
Median Year Built 1942 -0.1%
Built in 1939 or Earlier 12,595 2.8%
Built between 1940 and 1949 4,287 0.3%
Built between 1950 and 1959 3,984 -1.2%
Built between 1960 and 1969 2,606 -3.3%
Built between 1970 and 1979 1,499 -12.8%
Built between 1980 and 1989 1,282 55.6%
Built between 1990 and 1999 722 -0.7%
Built between 2000 and 2009 267 -17.1%
Built in 2010 or Later 62 -28.7%
Y-o-Y Change
Occupied Housing Units 22,334 4.1%
Owner Occupied 5,387 15.6%
Renter Occupied 16,947 0.9%
Owner Occupied 24.12%
Renter Occupied 75.88%
Y-o-Y Change
With Mortgage 3,373 13.8%
Without Mortgage 2,014 18.8%
Median Value with Mortgage $194,600 11.3%
Median Value without Mortgage $113,900 2.6%
Median Housing Costs per Month $949 0.4%
With Mortgage 62.61%
Without Mortgage 37.39%

What is the level of education in South Shore?

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Approximately 32.87% of the population in South Shore holds a high school degree (that's 12,177 residents), while 32.01% have attained a college certificate (13,193 locals) and 13.79% have a bachelor's degree (5,108 people).
Y-o-Y Change
No High School 1,121 58.3%
Some High School 12,177 -4.1%
Some College 13,193 4.6%
Associate Degree 2,973 -6.8%
Bachelor's Degree 5,108 5.6%
Graduate Degree 3,810 7.6%
No High School 3.03%
Some High School 32.87%
Some College 32.01%
Associate Degree 8.03%
Bachelor's Degree 13.79%
Graduate Degree 10.28%

What is the marital status of South Shore residents?

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A total of 22,521 people in South Shore have never been married (which represents 58.51% of the total population), while 8,694 of them are wedded (22.59%). Separated and divorced residents are in smaller numbers, at 2,079 (5.4%) and 5,133 (13.34%), respectively.
Y-o-Y Change
Never Married 22,521 1.6%
Married 8,694 5.4%
Separated 2,079 8.0%
Widowed 2,142 -9.7%
Divorced 5,133 2.8%
Never Married 58.51%
Married 22.59%
Separated 5.4%
Widowed 5.57%
Divorced 13.34%

What are the most common means of transportation in South Shore?

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The top three means of transportation people in South Shore use to get to work are: car, bus or trolley bus and walking. A total of 10,625 residents commute by car, 6,608 prefer going to work by bus or trolley bus and 521 by walking.
Y-o-Y Change
Car 10,625 14.6%
Bus or TrolleyBus 6,608 -4.2%
Subway or Elevated 501 N/A
Bicycle 18 20.0%
TaxiCab 57 29.6%
Walk 521 2.2%

Methodology & Disclaimers


Demographic data shown in this section was gathered from the latest U.S. Census Bureau release, the 2020 American Community Survey. The information is updated yearly, as soon as new data is made available by the US Census Bureau.
No representation, guarantee or warranty is made as to the accuracy or completeness of information modified or aggregated for specific neighborhoods and/or zip codes.

Zip codes included in this demographic data: 60649

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