The map below shows median household income in Boston by area. Areas in the top 1% of earnings are in purple, high-earning areas are in green, and low-earning areas are in red.

Boston, MA map of rich and poor neighborhoods by household income

Household Income Key

Top 1%


The median household income in Boston is $100,399. This means Boston income is much higher than the median income in the United States, with city household incomes in the 94th percentile. Education is usually most correlated with income, and in the Boston metro area 47% of adults have bachelor’s degrees or higher versus 31% nationwide. 5% of cities might have higher incomes, and 93% of locations would have lower household income. Compared to nearby cities family and household incomes are higher. Median income ranges from a low of $10,353 to a high of $261,251 in some neighborhoods.

Higher income areas are typically found in the west parts of the city, and lower income areas are in the east areas.

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