The largest ethnic group in Boston is Irish, which accounts for 15.8% of the population, followed by Italians with 8.3% of the population. Those of Antillean descent account for 6% of Boston's population, and some areas have seen a large amount of immigration from Vietnam recently, while other areas are seeing an increase in the number of Dominicans. South Asians account for a substantial amount of Boston's immigration, and the city has the tenth largest Indian population in the United States. The highest high school graduation rate is among whites, with a rate of 96.25 per cent.
The highest rate of bachelor's degrees is among whites, with a rate of 70.99 per cent. The poverty rate among those who worked full-time during the last 12 months was 1.90%. Among those who worked part-time, it was 23.80 per cent, and for those who did not work, the poverty rate was 39.67 per cent. Diversity is fundamental to what makes cities great.
Ideally, people from different backgrounds and perspectives live together, creating new businesses, solving big problems and enjoying each other's cultures and traditions. Among the major American cities, Boston has long had a reputation as a white city. However, this has changed rapidly in recent years. Boston is now the sixth most diverse city in the U.S.
According to new census data released this month. For more information about Boston or any other major city in the U.S. Please refer to the interactive tool below. Although predominantly white for most of the 20th century, Boston still had some diversity in this earlier era.
Boston had black, Asian, and Latino neighborhoods of modest size, and there was ethnic diversity within the white population (for example, but the size of non-white racial groups was smaller than they are today. The map below shows the diversity in Boston. Areas in green are more diverse, while areas in red are much less diverse. Diversity, in this case, means a mixture of people of different races and ethnicities who live close to each other.
For example, the all-black and all-white areas of the city would be considered to be devoid of diversity. Comparing racial diversity in cities can be difficult to understand because it involves looking at several categories at once. African Americans refer to the black population in Boston, they are black racial groups from Africa, including sub-Saharan Africans, Kenyans, Nigerians, Caribbean like Haitians and Jamaicans.