The A/B Kid Exodus

John Keith has done some nice work summarizing Boston's population changes by ages: Boston population changes over past two decades | Universal Hub

Here's the spreadsheet with data for all neighborhoods and the A/B data

Allston - Brighton population in 1990, 2000, and 2010

Here's how the # of kids 14 & under has steadily dropped in the last 20 years
1990: 5,939 (8.5% of total)
2000: 5,536 (7.9% of total)
2010: 4,583 (6.1% of total)

More than 1/2 of Allston and Brighton residents are in their 20s


  1. Fascinating chart. Thanks for sharing! it's crucial for folks to understand the changing demographics of our neighborhood, especially those of us involved in community work!

  2. Anonymous12:19 PM

    this is a really powerful chart. it shows you how much diversity this neighborhood loses as it skews to one age group.