The U.S. Census counts every resident in the United States, and is required by the Constitution to take place every 10 years. The 2010 Census will help communities receive billions of dollars in federal funds each year. The data collected by the census also help determine the number of seats our state has in the U.S. House of Representatives.
The U.S. Census Bureau announces the 2010 U.S. Census resident population count, which showed the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2010. Apportionment totals were also calculated, and released to divide the 435 seats in the U.S. House of Representatives, among the states.
Mayor Menino Announces Boston Population Continues to Grow
According to 2010 Census numbers released today, the City of Boston population is 617,594 residents, a 4.8% increase over the 2000 census or 28,453 people. This marks the first time since the 1970s that Boston’s population exceeded 600,000. “I am proud to see Boston’s population continue to grow,” Mayor Menino said. "I am confident Boston will continue to grow and thrive."