Multiracial in Greater Boston: The Leading Edge of Demographic Change

Report by Trevor Mattos, Luc Schuster, Peter Ciurczak
February 16, 2021

Boston Indicators   (Boston)

The United States is a nation of immigrants. And so is the region of Greater Boston. We’ve gone through waves of being more and less open to immigration, but the effect across recent generations has been a steadily diversifying population. Not only is racial diversity increasing in the aggregate, but a growing number of families are forming across racial and ethnic lines. Today, for instance, one in five babies born in Massachusetts is of mixed race or Latino ethnicity. The report provides detail on these shifting demographic patterns and engages with what they mean for our communities more broadly.