Boston is Multicultural
More than one third of the city’s residents speak a language other than English at home.
The main foreign language spoken is Spanish. Other languages commonly spoken are Asian languages, Portuguese, French and French Creole.
Boston’s population has grown in recent decades, from a low of 563,000 in 1980 to around 600,000. The city’s population has been growing at a rate higher than that of several other large cities, including New York and San Francisco. Boston is a young and diverse city. The city also has one of the most highly-educated populations among major American cities.