Dorchester Demographics

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

What is the population of Dorchester?

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There are 89,060 residents in Dorchester, with a median age of 34.1. Of this, 47.4% are males and 52.6% are females. US-born citizens make up 62.56% of the resident pool in Dorchester, while non-US-born citizens account for 23.27%. Additionally, 14.17% of the population is represented by non-citizens.
A total of 74,463 people in Dorchester currently live in the same house as they did last year.
Y-o-Y Change
Total Population 89,060 0.6%
Male Population 42,211 0.5%
Female Population 46,849 0.6%
Male population 47.4%
Female population 52.6%
Y-o-Y Change
Median Age 34.1 1.2%
Citizen US Born 55,712 0.5%
Citizen not US Born 20,724 0.2%
Not Citizen 12,624 1.3%
Citizen US Born 62.56%
Citizen not US Born 23.27%
Not Citizen 14.17%
Y-o-Y Change
Moved from Abroad 980 -6.3%
Moved from Same County 8,540 10.2%
Moved from Same State 2,414 -4.8%
Moved from Different State 1,419 3.4%
Same House as Last Year 74,463 -0.1%
Moved from Abroad 1.12%
Moved from Same County 9.72%
Moved from Same State 2.75%
Moved from Different State 1.62%
Same House as Last Year 84.79%

What are the employment statistics in Dorchester?

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White-collar workers make up 83.78% of the working population in Dorchester, while blue-collar employees account for 16.22%. There are also 3,131 entrepreneurs in Dorchester (6.73% of the workforce); 29,229 workers employed in private companies (62.84%); and 6,295 people working in governmental institutions (13.53%).
Y-o-Y Change
White Collar 38,970 1.3%
Blue Collar 7,545 1.4%
White Collar 83.78%
Blue Collar 16.22%
Y-o-Y Change
Self Employees 3,131 24.9%
Private Companies 29,229 1.4%
Governmental Workers 6,295 0.7%
Not for Profit Companies 7,860 -5.5%
Self Employees 6.73%
Private Companies 62.84%
Governmental Workers 13.53%
Not for Profit Companies 16.9%

How many households are there in Dorchester?

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There are a total of 32,118 households in Dorchester, each made up of around 3 members. Family establishments represent 59.04% of these Dorchester households, while non-family units account for the remaining 40.96%. Additionally, 30.18% of households have children and 69.82% of households are without children.
Y-o-Y Change
Total Households 32,118 2.2%
Average People Per Household 3 -1.5%
Family Households 18,962 3.2%
Non-family Households 13,156 0.7%
Family Households 59.04%
Non-family Households 40.96%
Y-o-Y Change
Households with Children 9,693 3.1%
Households without Children 22,425 1.8%
Households with Children 30.18%
Households without Children 69.82%

What are the median and average incomes in Dorchester?

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The average annual household income in Dorchester is $86,711, while the median household income sits at $62,850 per year. Residents aged 25 to 44 earn $83,986, while those between 45 and 64 years old have a median wage of $63,263. In contrast, people younger than 25 and those older than 65 earn less, at $24,577 and $26,559, respectively.
Y-o-Y Change
Average Household Income $86,711 5.0%
Median Household Income $62,850 8.2%
People below Poverty Level 17,759 -4.3%
People above Poverty Level 69,302 1.9%

How many homeowners and renters are there in Dorchester?

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Of the 32,118 occupied housing units in Dorchester, 38.55% are owner-occupied, while 61.45% have renters living in them.
Meanwhile, properties bought with mortgages account for 75.84% of the units, and the median value of a home with a mortgage is $540,100. In general, housing costs reach $1,606 per month in Dorchester.
Y-o-Y Change
Housing Units 35,115 1.4%
Built in 1939 or Earlier 20,467 -1.0%
Built between 1940 and 1949 1,836 -1.4%
Built between 1950 and 1959 2,170 1.7%
Built between 1960 and 1969 1,992 5.2%
Built between 1970 and 1979 1,771 -4.9%
Built between 1980 and 1989 1,786 5.6%
Built between 1990 and 1999 1,336 3.7%
Built between 2000 and 2009 2,382 12.8%
Built in 2010 or Later 1,377 21.1%
Y-o-Y Change
Occupied Housing Units 32,118 2.2%
Owner Occupied 12,380 5.4%
Renter Occupied 19,738 0.2%
Owner Occupied 38.55%
Renter Occupied 61.45%
Y-o-Y Change
With Mortgage 9,390 4.4%
Without Mortgage 2,991 8.6%
Median Value with Mortgage $540,100 9.3%
Median Value without Mortgage $521,500 12.3%
Median Housing Costs per Month $1,606 0.7%
With Mortgage 75.84%
Without Mortgage 24.16%

What is the level of education in Dorchester?

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Approximately 35.05% of the population in Dorchester holds a high school degree (that's 24,631 residents), while 20.19% have attained a college certificate (14,192 locals) and 19.5% have a bachelor's degree (13,705 people).
Y-o-Y Change
No High School 5,616 -6.3%
Some High School 24,631 -2.3%
Some College 14,192 4.2%
Associate Degree 3,702 1.1%
Bachelor's Degree 13,705 0.1%
Graduate Degree 8,429 9.2%
No High School 7.99%
Some High School 35.05%
Some College 20.19%
Associate Degree 5.27%
Bachelor's Degree 19.5%
Graduate Degree 11.99%

What is the marital status of Dorchester residents?

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A total of 38,996 people in Dorchester have never been married (which represents 50.93% of the total population), while 25,508 of them are wedded (33.32%). Separated and divorced residents are in smaller numbers, at 2,468 (3.22%) and 6,359 (8.31%), respectively.
Y-o-Y Change
Never Married 38,996 -0.4%
Married 25,508 2.5%
Separated 2,468 -3.0%
Widowed 3,234 -1.5%
Divorced 6,359 7.2%
Never Married 50.93%
Married 33.32%
Separated 3.22%
Widowed 4.22%
Divorced 8.31%

What are the most common means of transportation in Dorchester?

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The top three means of transportation people in Dorchester use to get to work are: car, bus or trolley bus and walking. A total of 23,371 residents commute by car, 7,522 prefer going to work by bus or trolley bus and 2,431 by walking.
Y-o-Y Change
Car 23,371 -1.7%
Bus or TrolleyBus 7,522 -11.6%
Railroad 83 27.7%
Ferryboat 7 75.0%
Bicycle 609 -5.6%
Motorcycle 7 -70.8%
TaxiCab 238 36.0%
Walk 2,431 -3.0%

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: 02118 02121 02122 02124 02125

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