Boston’s split majority

Boston had majority non-white population overall in 2010, but a majority white population among those 18 and over, according to data from the 2010 Census that was released yesterday.

The city’s total population was 617,594 and non-whites made up 53% of that.

Of the 513,884 who were 18 or older whites made up 51.8% of the population.

Non-whites made up 77% of the under 18 crowd.

There was a slight non-white majority in the 2000 Census. The American Community Survey, another product of the United States Census Bureau showed whites as the majority during the last few years of the decade that followed. It now appears that the ACS somewhat overestimated not only Boston’s total population but in particular its white component.