A project about migration in Dortmund/Germany and Boston/USA

Sonntag, 17. Juni 2012

A few numbers about Boston

Boston is, measured by American standards, a relatively old city, even one of the oldest in the United States. The city was founded in 1630. In 2010, the year of our comparison, 617,000 people lived in Boston. With that poulation Boston is the 20th largest city in the USA.

The medium age is 30 years in Boston. 10% of the population is older than 65. The unemployment rate is 5,9% (March 2012).
And what about multiculturalism?

This is where we have a little problem in our project: In the United States, the Census does not look at the diverse nationalities of the American people, but rather looks at race. So we have the following picture concerning race: 47% of Boston's people are "white alone", 53% so-called "non-white" or "hispanic". This group is divided up as followed: 22% "African-American", 9% "Asian", 18% "Hispanic/Latino" and 4% "other".

The document Boston's People and Economy are interesting as well as the Job Report.

To go to the German version click the link below: 

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