Top 10 Boston Neighborhoods with the Most School Children


In some Boston neighborhoods, nearly half of all students are grade-school age


Where in the city of Boston are grade school- and high school-age children most common?

It’s a question that many Boston homebuyers has undoubtedly faced, and to help answer it, we combed through Census data in the Boston Redevelopment Authority’s new “Boston in Context” report and assembled the following charts.

Click on the tabs below to adjust the numbers between grade school and high school students; the percentages for each neighborhood denote the share of all students in that neighborhood.


Neighborhood Share of Neighborhood Students
East Boston 47.7%
West Roxbury 45.9%
Mattapan 44%
Hyde Park 43.6%
Dorchester 42.8%
Charlestown 40.6%
South Boston 38.3%
Roslindale 37.7%
Roxbury 36.9%
Jamaica Plain 28.5%
Neighborhood Share of Neighborhood Students
Mattapan 26.2%
Hyde Park 23.4%
Dorchester 21.9%
Roslindale 21.6%
South Boston 19.5%
East Boston 18.9%
Roxbury 18%
Harbor Islands 16.7%
West Roxbury 14.3%
Jamaica Plain 13.5%

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