Back Bay

Welcome to Back Bay

Known as “the jewel” of Boston’s residential neighborhoods, Back Bay offers contemporary city living in a historic setting. Tree-lined streets flank some of the City’s best-preserved examples of late 19th grand Victorian brownstones. Back Bay is conveniently situated near many of Boston’s acclaimed offerings, including Fenway Park, Boston Common and the Public Gardens, Prudential Center and Copley Place, and the Boston Public Library. You can spend your afternoons browsing couture on Newbury Street or taking a scenic bike ride along the Charles River’s Esplanade.
 
 

Activities and Points of Interest:

Fenway Park
 

VIRTUAL TOUR:

Boston Common and Public Garden
Bpl Virtual Tour
 

Shopping:

Copley Place
Newbury Street
 

Neighborhood Associations:

Overview for Back Bay, MA

31,764 people live in Back Bay, where the median age is 34.2 and the average individual income is $76,770. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

31,764

Total Population

34.2 years

Median Age

High

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

$76,770

Average individual Income

Around Back Bay, MA

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

94
Walker's Paradise
Walking Score
88
Very Bikeable
Bike Score
73
Excellent Transit
Transit Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Ouimillie, Rolando Amorim-Personal Trainer, and Tiffany Sankary, Feldenkrais Practitioner.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Shopping 2.83 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.47 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.85 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 0.5 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.22 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.97 miles 24 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Back Bay, MA

Back Bay has 14,278 households, with an average household size of 2.18. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Back Bay do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 31,764 people call Back Bay home. The population density is 24,732.98 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

31,764

Total Population

High

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

34.2

Median Age

44.74 / 55.26%

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
14,278

Total Households

2.18

Average Household Size

$76,770

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 Back Bay, MA

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Primary Schools ()
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Mixed Schools ()
The following schools are within or nearby Back Bay. 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
Florida Ruffin Ridley School
PUBLIC
PreK - 8th
5/5
PRIVATE
8th - 12th
No rating available
PUBLIC
K - 8th
5/5
New England Hebrew Academy
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Ivy Street School
PRIVATE
8th - 12th
No rating available
PUBLIC
K - 8th
4/5
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