Boston

Boston’s population 2010: 617,594

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011

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 [...]

Boston’s split majority

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011

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 [...]

Massachusetts militia reenactors

Saturday, March 12th, 2011

Colonial-era militia reenactors on a Saturday afternoon at the Wayside Inn in Sudbury in Massachusetts. I think they were part of a wedding ceremony celebration.

Boston University beats Vermont 3-1 at Agganis Arena

Monday, February 28th, 2011

Here are some photos from Boston University Terriers men’s ice hockey’s 3-1 victory over Vermont at Agganis Arena on February 26. It was an entertaining game in which the home team produced several solid opportunities to score in the first period, but weren’t able to put the puck in the net until about half-way through [...]

Pictures of Disney On Ice: Toy Story 3

Sunday, February 20th, 2011

Last Friday we went to the Disney On Ice Disney Pixar Toy Story 3 at TD Garden in Boston. Not exactly my cup of tea but the kids in attendance loved it, every second of it judging from their enthusiastic screaming from start to finish. A five-year old girld described the event to her mother [...]

Massachusetts population 2010: 6,547,629.

Wednesday, December 22nd, 2010

Massachusetts population in 2010: 6,547,629 according to the United States Census Bureau’s 2010 Census (population count) That’s 3.1% more than in 2000.

Poverty rate for school-aged children in Massachusetts 2007-2009

Saturday, December 11th, 2010

The table below shows the computed poverty rate for the school-aged population in school districts in Massachusetts 2007 through 2009. The districts are listed in alphabetical order. The list does not include Lee/Berkshire Hills in Farmington River Regional which did not report school-aged population below the poverty line in 2007 and 2008. District 2007 2008 [...]

A Christmas buffet fiasco at IKEA Stoughton

Saturday, December 11th, 2010

Last night IKEA in Stoughton, Massachusetts, served a julbord – i.e., a traditional Swedish Christmas buffet. I believe it was the first one the store has ever served. Maybe it’s also the last. It was a debacle. It wasn’t for a lack of trying. The cafeteria-style restaurant was nicely decorated for the occasion and the [...]

Student poverty in Massachusetts in 2009

Friday, December 10th, 2010

The following table shows the poverty rate for student-aged population in Massachusetts in 2009. Student poverty rate by school district for all states. # District Population Students Poverty Rate 1 Norfolk School District 10,738 1,304 19 1.46% 2 Westford School District 21,331 4,660 84 1.8% 3 Richmond School District 1,554 164 3 1.83% 4 Westwood [...]

2009 poverty rates in Massachusetts by county

Thursday, December 9th, 2010

The table below shows the poverty rate by county in Massachusetts in 2009 for the entire population (the second column) as well as for the population under 18 (the third column). The last column shows the median household income. Poverty rates are set as a percentage of the the population below a certain income household [...]