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Dorchester Population by Race and Ethnicity

Dorchester Population by Race Graph

Dorchester data is not available. Suffolk county data used instead.

2010 Population by Race and Ethnicity Suffolk county, MA Massachusetts United States
Population by Race
White 410,611 54.11% 5,336,416 80.62% 221,809,059 71.91%
Black or African American 159,804 21.06% 400,727 6.05% 37,036,996 12.01%
American Indian and Alaska Native 2,641 0.35% 7,535 0.11% 3,026,418 0.98%
Asian 59,901 7.89% 332,556 5.02% 13,906,406 4.51%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 1,120 0.15% 6,028 0.09% 662,031 0.21%
Other 124,766 16.44% 535,769 8.09% 32,014,224 10.38%
Population by Ethnicity
Population Hispanic 143,748 18.94% 597,924 9.03% 49,511,501 16.05%
Population Non Hispanic 615,095 81.06% 6,021,107 90.97% 258,943,633 83.95%

The data for Suffolk county, MA may also contain data for the following areas: Readville, Hyde Park, Roslindale, Roxbury, Allston, Revere, East Boston, Jamaica Plain, Roxbury Crossing, Dorchester, South Boston, Winthrop, Cambridge, Grove Hall, West Roxbury, Uphams Corner, Charlestown, Brighton, Dorchester Center, Boston, Mission Hill, Chelsea, Mattapan

Race versus Ethnicity: According to the Census, race and ethnicity are considered two separate and distinct identities. Hispanic or Latino origin is asked as a separate question and categorized under ethnicity. In addition to their race and/or races, all respondents are categorized by one of two ethnicities, which are "Hispanic" and "Non Hispanic."

Hispanic Ethnicity: According to the Census, people of Hispanic origin, were those who indicated that their origin was Mexican, Puerto Rican, Cuban, Central or South American or some other Hispanic origin. It should be noted that people of Hispanic origin may be of any race.

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