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Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH Metro Area


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2022 population: 4,900,550   ( 348,148 from 2010)
Land area: 3486.1 square miles
Population density: 1405.7 persons per square mile

2022 Census data
White:3,351,688 68.39% 1.7%
Black:391,2957.98% 29.8%
Indian:7,4150.15% 16.8%
Asian:452,5369.23% 54.0%
2+ races:96,9281.98% 14.5%
Hispanic:600,68812.26% 46.3%
Total non-White:1,548,86231.61% 35.4%

2020-2022 ComponentsNumberRate
Births:111,035 11.2
Deaths:96,5549.8
Net Migration: -104,501-10.6
Net Immigration: 49,2325.0
Change in White population:-56,897 -1.2
Change in Non-White pop.:405,045 8.9



Historical Presidential Election Results for Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH Metro Area



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YearTurnout WinnerRunner-Up OtherTotal Votes Diff
(US)
PUSV
2020 66% Joe Biden (D) 1,743,643 67.0% Donald Trump* (R) 803,904 30.9% 56,046 [+] 2.2% 2,603,593 -16 1.64%
2016 63% Hillary Clinton (D) 1,460,641 61.3% Donald Trump (R) 761,141 31.9% 162,912 [+] 6.8% 2,384,694 -14 1.74%
2012 62% Barack Obama* (D) 1,356,729 60.1% Mitt Romney (R) 861,929 38.2% 38,413 [+] 1.7% 2,257,071 -9 1.75%
2008 62% Barack Obama (D) 1,334,793 61.4% John McCain (R) 796,772 36.6% 43,553 [+] 2.0% 2,175,118 -9 1.65%
2004 59% John Kerry (D) 1,250,471 61.1% George W. Bush* (R) 769,112 37.6% 25,786 [+] 1.3% 2,045,369 -13 1.67%
2000 56% Albert Gore, Jr. (D) 1,128,185 59.5% George W. Bush (R) 630,117 33.2% 138,399 [+] 7.3% 1,896,701 -15 1.80%
1996 53% Bill Clinton* (D) 1,078,492 61.0% Robert Dole (R) 517,092 29.2% 173,800 [+] 9.8% 1,769,384 -11 1.84%
1992 59% Bill Clinton (D) 912,720 47.2% George Bush* (R) 583,443 30.2% 438,425 [+] 22.7% 1,934,588 -7 1.85%
1988 58% Michael Dukakis (D) 954,254 51.9% George Bush (R) 856,763 46.6% 29,160 [+] 1.6% 1,840,177 -7 2.01%
1984 58% Ronald Reagan* (R) 916,900 51.6% Walter Mondale (D) 855,440 48.1% 5,984 0.3% 1,778,324 -7 1.92%
1980 60% Ronald Reagan (R) 744,658 42.8% Jimmy Carter* (D) 709,139 40.7% 286,604 [+] 16.5% 1,740,401 -8 2.01%
1976 64% Jimmy Carter (D) 951,261 54.6% Gerald Ford* (R) 728,824 41.8% 62,107 [+] 3.6% 1,742,192 -6 2.14%
1972 62% George McGovern (D) 922,799 54.6% Richard Nixon* (R) 758,568 44.9% 9,672 [+] 0.6% 1,691,039 -16 2.18%
1968 66% Hubert Humphrey (D) 1,008,225 63.0% Richard Nixon (R) 528,748 33.0% 64,207 [+] 4.0% 1,601,180 -10 2.19%
1964 69% Lyndon Johnson* (D) 1,220,574 75.9% Barry Goldwater (R) 381,026 23.7% 5,589 0.3% 1,607,189 -15 2.28%
1960 76% John Kennedy (D) 1,000,875 59.3% Richard Nixon (R) 682,767 40.5% 3,611 0.2% 1,687,253 -9 2.45%
1956 70% Dwight Eisenhower* (R) 944,118 59.3% Adlai Stevenson (D) 644,474 40.4% 4,679 0.3% 1,593,271 2 2.57%
1952 73% Dwight Eisenhower (R) 882,586 54.5% Adlai Stevenson (D) 732,130 45.2% 5,382 0.3% 1,620,098 -1 2.62%
1948 68% Harry Truman* (D) 776,499 54.2% Thomas Dewey (R) 620,910 43.4% 34,724 [+] 2.4% 1,432,133 -2 2.94%
1944 66% Franklin Roosevelt* (D) 690,519 51.1% Thomas Dewey (R) 658,612 48.7% 2,594 0.2% 1,351,725 3 2.82%
1940 71% Franklin Roosevelt* (D) 716,877 51.5% Wendell Willkie (R) 668,728 48.0% 7,402 0.5% 1,393,007 3 2.79%
1936 69% Franklin Roosevelt* (D) 630,770 49.8% Alf Landon (R) 541,600 42.7% 95,005 [+] 7.5% 1,267,375 6 2.78%
1932 60% Franklin Roosevelt (D) 561,427 51.4% Herbert Hoover* (R) 505,423 46.2% 26,384 [+] 2.4% 1,093,234 7 2.75%
1928 62% Al Smith (D) 554,617 50.7% Herbert Hoover (R) 533,541 48.8% 5,829 [+] 0.5% 1,093,987 -9 2.97%
1924 47% Calvin Coolidge (R) 476,479 60.6% John Davis (D) 205,303 26.1% 104,280 [+] 13.3% 786,062 7 2.70%
1920 43% Warren Harding (R) 467,701 67.5% James Cox (D) 197,091 28.5% 27,633 [+] 4.0% 692,425 7 2.58%
1916 25% Charles Evans Hughes (R) 181,905 49.3% Woodrow Wilson* (D) 176,768 47.9% 10,036 [+] 2.7% 368,709 3 1.99%
1912 24% Woodrow Wilson (D) 127,448 37.5% Theodore Roosevelt (Prog) 102,746 30.3% 109,383 [+] 32.2% 339,577 6 2.26%
1908 24% William Taft (R) 184,457 57.3% William J. Bryan (D) 114,554 35.6% 22,953 [+] 7.1% 321,964 6 2.16%
1904 25% Theodore Roosevelt (R) 177,225 55.8% Alton Parker (D) 125,156 39.4% 15,002 [+] 4.7% 317,383 -1 2.35%
1900 25% William McKinley* (R) 161,820 55.1% William J. Bryan (D) 117,889 40.1% 14,111 [+] 4.8% 293,820 3 2.10%
* incumbent         PSV: percent of state vote



2020 President, Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Joe Biden (D) 1,743,643 67.0%
Donald Trump* (R) 803,904 30.9%
Jo Jorgensen (Lbt) 32,727 1.3%
Other 23,319 0.9%
TOTAL 2,603,593
Turnout: 66% Diff (US): -16


2016 President, Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Hillary Clinton (D) 1,460,641 61.3%
Donald Trump (R) 761,141 31.9%
Gary Johnson (Lbt) 95,393 4.0%
Jill Stein (Grn) 28,859 1.2%
Evan McMullin (I) 2,238 0.1%
Other 36,422 1.5%
TOTAL 2,384,694
Turnout: 63% Diff (US): -14


2012 President, Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Barack Obama* (D) 1,356,729 60.1%
Mitt Romney (R) 861,929 38.2%
Gary Johnson (Lbt) 21,349 0.9%
Other 17,064 0.8%
TOTAL 2,257,071
Turnout: 62% Diff (US): -9


2008 President, Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Barack Obama (D) 1,334,793 61.4%
John McCain (R) 796,772 36.6%
Ralph Nader (I) 17,162 0.8%
Bob Barr (Lbt) 9,141 0.4%
Other 17,250 0.8%
TOTAL 2,175,118
Turnout: 62% Diff (US): -9


2004 President, Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
George W. Bush* (R) 769,112 37.6%
John Kerry (D) 1,250,471 61.1%
Ralph Nader (I) 4,594 0.2%
Other 21,192 1.0%
TOTAL 2,045,369
Turnout: 59% Diff (US): -13


2000 President, Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
George W. Bush (R) 630,117 33.2%
Albert Gore, Jr. (D) 1,128,185 59.5%
Ralph Nader (Grn) 114,547 6.0%
Pat Buchanan (Ref) 7,853 0.4%
Other 15,999 0.8%
TOTAL 1,896,701
Turnout: 56% Diff (US): -15


1996 President, Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Bill Clinton* (D) 1,078,492 61.0%
Robert Dole (R) 517,092 29.2%
Ross Perot (Ref) 145,438 8.2%
Harry Browne (Lbt) 15,784 0.9%
Other 12,578 0.7%
TOTAL 1,769,384
Turnout: 53% Diff (US): -11


1992 President, Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Bill Clinton (D) 912,720 47.2%
George Bush* (R) 583,443 30.2%
Ross Perot (I) 424,996 22.0%
Other 13,429 0.7%
TOTAL 1,934,588
Turnout: 59% Diff (US): -7


1988 President, Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
George Bush (R) 856,763 46.6%
Michael Dukakis (D) 954,254 51.9%
Ron Paul (Lbt) 20,277 1.1%
Other 8,883 0.5%
TOTAL 1,840,177
Turnout: 58% Diff (US): -7


1984 President, Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Ronald Reagan* (R) 916,900 51.6%
Walter Mondale (D) 855,440 48.1%
Other 5,984 0.3%
TOTAL 1,778,324
Turnout: 58% Diff (US): -7


1980 President, Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Ronald Reagan (R) 744,658 42.8%
Jimmy Carter* (D) 709,139 40.7%
John Anderson (I) 266,098 15.3%
Edward Clark (Lbt) 14,823 0.9%
Other 5,683 0.3%
TOTAL 1,740,401
Turnout: 60% Diff (US): -8


1976 President, Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Jimmy Carter (D) 951,261 54.6%
Gerald Ford* (R) 728,824 41.8%
Eugene McCarthy (I) 46,526 2.7%
Other 15,581 0.9%
TOTAL 1,742,192
Turnout: 64% Diff (US): -6


1972 President, Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Richard Nixon* (R) 758,568 44.9%
George McGovern (D) 922,799 54.6%
John Schmitz (Amer) 803 0.0%
Other 8,869 0.5%
TOTAL 1,691,039
Turnout: 62% Diff (US): -16


1968 President, Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Richard Nixon (R) 528,748 33.0%
Hubert Humphrey (D) 1,008,225 63.0%
George Wallace (AIP) 58,323 3.6%
Other 5,884 0.4%
TOTAL 1,601,180
Turnout: 66% Diff (US): -10


1964 President, Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Lyndon Johnson* (D) 1,220,574 75.9%
Barry Goldwater (R) 381,026 23.7%
Other 5,589 0.3%
TOTAL 1,607,189
Turnout: 69% Diff (US): -15


1960 President, Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
John Kennedy (D) 1,000,875 59.3%
Richard Nixon (R) 682,767 40.5%
Other 3,611 0.2%
TOTAL 1,687,253
Turnout: 76% Diff (US): -9


1956 President, Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Dwight Eisenhower* (R) 944,118 59.3%
Adlai Stevenson (D) 644,474 40.4%
Other 4,679 0.3%
TOTAL 1,593,271
Turnout: 70% Diff (US): 2


1952 President, Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Dwight Eisenhower (R) 882,586 54.5%
Adlai Stevenson (D) 732,130 45.2%
Other 5,382 0.3%
TOTAL 1,620,098
Turnout: 73% Diff (US): -1


1948 President, Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Harry Truman* (D) 776,499 54.2%
Thomas Dewey (R) 620,910 43.4%
Henry Wallace (Prog) 29,616 2.1%
Other 5,108 0.4%
TOTAL 1,432,133
Turnout: 68% Diff (US): -2


1944 President, Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Franklin Roosevelt* (D) 690,519 51.1%
Thomas Dewey (R) 658,612 48.7%
Other 2,594 0.2%
TOTAL 1,351,725
Turnout: 66% Diff (US): 3


1940 President, Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Franklin Roosevelt* (D) 716,877 51.5%
Wendell Willkie (R) 668,728 48.0%
Other 7,402 0.5%
TOTAL 1,393,007
Turnout: 71% Diff (US): 3


1936 President, Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Franklin Roosevelt* (D) 630,770 49.8%
Alf Landon (R) 541,600 42.7%
William Lemke (Union) 88,212 7.0%
Norman Thomas (Soc) 3,013 0.2%
Other 3,780 0.3%
TOTAL 1,267,375
Turnout: 69% Diff (US): 6


1932 President, Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Franklin Roosevelt (D) 561,427 51.4%
Herbert Hoover* (R) 505,423 46.2%
Norman Thomas (Soc) 20,386 1.9%
Other 5,998 0.5%
TOTAL 1,093,234
Turnout: 60% Diff (US): 7


1928 President, Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Herbert Hoover (R) 533,541 48.8%
Al Smith (D) 554,617 50.7%
Norman Thomas (Soc) 3,706 0.3%
Other 2,123 0.2%
TOTAL 1,093,987
Turnout: 62% Diff (US): -9


1924 President, Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Calvin Coolidge (R) 476,479 60.6%
John Davis (D) 205,303 26.1%
Robert LaFollette (Prog) 101,501 12.9%
Other 2,779 0.4%
TOTAL 786,062
Turnout: 47% Diff (US): 7


1920 President, Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Warren Harding (R) 467,701 67.5%
James Cox (D) 197,091 28.5%
Eugene Debs (Soc) 25,207 3.6%
Other 2,426 0.4%
TOTAL 692,425
Turnout: 43% Diff (US): 7


1916 President, Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Woodrow Wilson* (D) 176,768 47.9%
Charles Evans Hughes (R) 181,905 49.3%
Allan Benson (Soc) 7,570 2.1%
James Hanly (Proh) 1,782 0.5%
Other 684 0.2%
TOTAL 368,709
Turnout: 25% Diff (US): 3


1912 President, Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Woodrow Wilson (D) 127,448 37.5%
Theodore Roosevelt (Prog) 102,746 30.3%
William Taft* (R) 98,564 29.0%
Eugene Debs (Soc) 8,573 2.5%
Eugene Chafin (Proh) 1,553 0.5%
Other 693 0.2%
TOTAL 339,577
Turnout: 24% Diff (US): 6


1908 President, Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
William Taft (R) 184,457 57.3%
William J. Bryan (D) 114,554 35.6%
Eugene Debs (Soc) 7,536 2.3%
Eugene Chafin (Proh) 2,798 0.9%
Thomas Hisgen (I) 11,948 3.7%
Other 671 0.2%
TOTAL 321,964
Turnout: 24% Diff (US): 6


1904 President, Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
Theodore Roosevelt (R) 177,225 55.8%
Alton Parker (D) 125,156 39.4%
Eugene Debs (Soc) 9,799 3.1%
Silas Swallow (Proh) 2,908 0.9%
Thomas Watson (Pop) 807 0.3%
Other 1,488 0.5%
TOTAL 317,383
Turnout: 25% Diff (US): -1


1900 President, Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH Metro Area
CandidateVotesPct
William McKinley* (R) 161,820 55.1%
William J. Bryan (D) 117,889 40.1%
John Woolley (Proh) 4,110 1.4%
Eugene Debs (Soc) 7,802 2.7%
Other 2,199 0.7%
TOTAL 293,820
Turnout: 25% Diff (US): 3
* incumbent