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Capital and Largest City of Massachusetts

Incorporated: 1630 as a town, 1822 as a city

Area: 43.68 Sq. Miles

Population (City): 581,616 (2003 est.)

Overall Density: 13,315 Person Per Square Mile

Population (Metro): 5,815,222 (2003 est.) Rank: 7


  • 54.48% White

  • 25.33% Black or African American

  • 7.52% Asian

  • 0.06% Hawaiian/PI

  • 0.4% Am. Indian/Eskimo

  • 7.83% Other

  • 4.39% Multi-racial

  • 14.44% Hispanic/Latino

Source = Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Average Wage: average wage of $51,668 (1999)

Income Per Capita: $15,581

Median Family Income: $34,377

Median Household Income: $29,180

Note: Income data from 1990. Based on place of residence.

Source = Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority | The T

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MiniLINK-MBTA.gif MBTA Buses

MiniLINK-MBTA.gif MBTA Commuter Boats

MiniLINK-MBTATripPlanning.gif Trip Planner

MiniLINK-Amtrak.jpg Amtrak

MiniLINK-Bonanza.jpg Peter Pan/Bonanza Bus Lines

MiniLINK-Greyhound.jpg Greyhound Bus Lines

MiniLINK-SmartTraveler.jpg Current Traffic Conditions


MiniLINK-BostonCom.jpg Beyond the Big Dig

MiniLINK-BostonCom.jpg Finishing the Big Dig

MiniLINK-Channel5.jpg Big Dig

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up_citytalk_88x15.gif The Big Dig


Newspapers & Magazines

Boston Globe | boston.com

Boston Herald

Boston Business Journal

Boston Phoenix

Mass High Tech

innewsweekly | Gay & Lesbian News & Entertainment Weekly

Bay Windows | Gay & Lesbian Weekly Newspaper

Allston-Brighton TAB

Beacon Hill Times

Boston Courant

Brookline TAB

Cambridge Chronicle

Charlestown Patriot

The Daily News Tribune | Waltham/Newton

Dorchester Reporter

The Fenway News

The Improper Bostonian

Jamaica Plain Gazette

Mattapan Reporter

Mission Hill Gazette

The Newton TAB

Roslindale and West Roxbury Transcript

South Boston Online

South Boston Tribune

South End News

Watertown TAB & Press


TVLogo-PBS.gif WGBH TV-2 | PBS

TVLogo-CBS.gif WBZ TV-4 | CBS

TVLogo-ABC.jpg WCVB TV-5 | ABC

TVLogo-NBC.jpg WHDH TV-7 | NBS

TVLogo-PBS.gif WGBX TV-44 | PBS

TVLogo-FOX.jpg WFXT TV-25 | Fox

TVLogo-UPN.jpg WSBK TV-38 | UPN

TVLogo-WB.jpg WLVI TV-56 | WB

MiniLINK-NECN.gif NECN | New England Cable News

MiniLINK-NESN.gif NESN | New England Sports Network


Babson College Babson Park

Bentley College Waltham

Berklee College of Music

Boston Architectural Center

Boston College

The Boston Conservatory

The Boston Theological Institute Newton Centre

Boston University

Brandeis University Waltham

Bunker Hill Community College

Cambridge College Cambridge

Curry College Milton

Eastern Nazarene College Quincy

Emerson College

Emmanuel College

Endicott College Beverly

Fisher College

Harvard Business School

Harvard University Cambridge

Hellenic College Brookline

Lesley University Cambridge

Longy School of Music Cambridge

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Cambridge

Massachusetts College of Art (MassArt)

Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Allied Health Sciences

Mount Ida College Newton

New England College of Optometry

New England Conservatory of Music

New England School of Law

Northeastern University

Pine Manor College Chestnut Hill

Radcliffe College Cambridge

Regis College Weston

Salem State College Salem

School of the Museum of Fine Arts

Simmons College

Suffolk University

Suffolk University Law School

Tufts University Medford

University of Massachusetts Boston (UMass Boston)

Wellesley College Wellesley

Wentworth Institute of Technology

Wheaton College Norton

Wheelock College



Arnold Arboretum

Armenian Library & Museum of America Watertown

Boston Architectural Center

Boston Children's Museum

The Bostonian Society | The Boston Historical Society and Museum

Boston Tea Party Ship & Museum

Charles River Museum of Industry Waltham

Commonwealth Museum

Davis Museum and Cultural Center at Wellesley College Wellesley

DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park Lincoln

Griffin Museum of Photography Winchester

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

Harvard University Art Museums Cambridge

Harvard University Museums Cambridge

Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA)

John F. Kennedy Library and Museum

Larz Anderson Auto The Museum Museum of Transportation Brookline

List Visual Arts Center at MIT Cambridge

Longyear Museum Chestnut Hill

Museum of Afro American History Brookline

Museum of Bad Art Dedham

Museum of Fine Arts (MFA)

Museum of Science

National Heritage Museum Lexington

New England Aquarium

Peabody Essex Museum Salem

Rose Art Museum Waltham

Salem Wax Museum Salem

Salem Witch Museum Salem

Tufts University Gallery Medford

USS Constitution Museum

Zoo New England Stone Zoo Stoneham and Franklin Park Zoo

MiniLINK-CityPass.gif One low price admission for the following museums: Museum of Science, New England Aquarium, Skywalk Observatory (Prudential Center), Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Harvard Museum of Natural History, and John F. Kennedy Library & Museum.


Parks and Historic Sites

Freedom Trail

Black History Trail

Boston Harbor Islands, National Recreation Area

Adams National Historic Park Quincy

Boston African American National Historic Site

Boston National Historic Park

Frederick Law Olmstead National Historic Site Brookline

John F. Kennedy Birthplace National Historic Site Brookline

Longfellow National Historic Site Cambridge

Minuteman National Historic Park Concord/Lexington

Paul Revere House

Massachusetts Cultural Council




Baseball | Boston Red Sox

Football | New England Patriots Foxboro

Hockey | Boston Bruins

Basketball | Boston Celtics

Major League Soccer | New England Revolution Foxboro

Stadiums, Parks, Fields

Gillette Stadium Foxboro | New England Patriots | New England Revolution

Fenway Park | Boston Red Sox

Fleet Center | Boston Bruins | Boston Celtics


Sports images from: The Boston Globe

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WOW thanks for posting all this great info Cotuit. It's so nice and neatly laid out too! :thumbsup:

13,000+ per square mile. Thats what I call density. Outside of NYC (obviously) and San Fran, Boston has to be league's ahead of every other city in that catergory.

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