Dorchester

Overview for Dorchester, MA

97,826 people live in Dorchester, where the median age is 36 and the average individual income is $39,235. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

97,826

Total Population

36 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$39,235

Average individual Income

Demographics and Employment Data for Dorchester, MA

Dorchester has 36,587 households, with an average household size of 3. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Dorchester do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 97,826 people call Dorchester home. The population density is 21,185.682 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

97,826

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

36

Median Age

48.11 / 51.89%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

0-9:

0-9 Years

10-17:

10-17 Years

18-24:

18-24 Years

25-64:

25-64 Years

65-74:

65-74 Years

75+:

75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree
36,587

Total Households

3

Average Household Size

$39,235

Average individual Income

Households with Children

With Children:

Without Children:

Marital Status

Married
Single
Divorced
Separated

Blue vs White Collar Workers

Blue Collar:

White Collar:

Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Schools in Dorchester, MA

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Primary Schools ()
Middle Schools ()
High Schools ()
Mixed Schools ()
The following schools are within or nearby Dorchester. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
PUBLIC
PreK - 8th
3/5
Dr. William Henderson Upper
PUBLIC
2nd - 12th
1/5
Boston International High School
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
St John Paul II Catholic Acad.-Neponset Campus
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
St John Paul II Catholic Academy
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
No rating available
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
1/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 3rd
No rating available
PUBLIC
6th - 12th
No rating available
Neighborhood House Charter School
PUBLIC
PreK - 11th
2/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - 6th
No rating available
Conservatory Lab Charter School
PUBLIC
PreK - 8th
1/5
Codman Academy Charter Public School
PUBLIC
PreK - 12th
No rating available
Dr. William Henderson Lower
PUBLIC
PreK - 1st
No rating available
PRIVATE
5th - 8th
No rating available
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
1/5
Boston Collegiate Charter School
PUBLIC
5th - 12th
4/5
Helen Y. Davis Leadership Academy Charter Public School
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
1/5
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
No rating available
PRIVATE
7th - 12th
No rating available
St John Paul II Catholic Academy Columbia Camp
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
1/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
1/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
1/5
Community Academy of Science and Health
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
No rating available
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
No rating available
PRIVATE
1st - 12th
No rating available
Cristo Rey Boston High School
PRIVATE
9th - 12th
No rating available
UP Academy Charter School of Dorchester
PUBLIC
PreK - 8th
No rating available
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
1/5

Around Dorchester, MA

There's plenty to do around Dorchester, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

92
Walker's Paradise
Walking Score
69
Bikeable
Bike Score
66
Good Transit
Transit Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Sorriso Vino, Ash & Rose, and Quincy Yoga & Massage.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 3.91 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 3.06 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.26 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.54 miles 9 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.77 miles 15 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.38 miles 24 reviews 5/5 stars
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