Boston’s population 2010: 617,594

The population of Boston in 2010 was 617,594 according to the United States Census Bureau’s decennial population count.

That was an increase of almost 5% from 2000, when the city’s population was 589,141, but quite a bit less than what recent population estimates had suggested would be the case.

Here’s the breakdown of the 2010 population by race:

White: 47%
Black: 22%
Latino: 17%
Asian: 9%

The number of children in Boston declined to about 104,000 in 2010 from about 117,000 in 2000.