Boston, MA is the capitol and largest city in Massachusetts. It is also one of the oldest cities in the United States. It is also the largest city in New England. The 2010 census reported the population at 617,594. It is considered to be the “anchor” of Greater Boston. Although Boston is heavily populated, it is very compact in size.
The racial makeup is 53.9% White, 22.4% Black, 0.2% Native American, 8.9% Asian, and 17.5% Hispanic. The famous “Boston Accent” originated in the 17th century speech of East Anglia and Lincolnshire. The crime rate demonstrated a great reduction in the late 1990’s, but later spiked in the first decade of the 21st century. Boston has the 6th largest economy in country and is 12th largest in the world.
Tourism plays a big role in this city’s economy. Local Businesses in the city are smart to add some sort of tourist attraction to their company. Boston, MA is also a major seaport and has one of the oldest working industrial fishing ports in the Western Hemisphere.
During the American Revolution Boston, MA serves at the setting to major events like The Boston Tea Party, The Boston Massacre, The Siege of Boston and the Battle of Bunker Hill. This great city was founded in 1630 by Puritan Colonists.
Local weather stations report Boston, MA to be rather humid. It is warm, humid and rainy in summer. It is cold, snowy and windy in winter, and a variety of weather conditions come around during fall and spring.