Suffolk County is located in east-central Massachusetts. The County Seat is Boston and the largest city is Boston. Suffolk County government ended in 1999 and does not have an official website The 2014 population estimate is 767,254 and the 2010 census population was 722,087. The land area is 58.15 square miles and there are 12415.7 persons per square mile.
63% of the population is White, 24.5% is Black or African American, 21.3% is Hispanic or Latino, 8.7% is Asian, 0.8% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.2% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 2.9% is two or more races. 83.9% have a high school degree or higher, and 40.4% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $358,700, there are 288,240 households, an average of 2.39 persons per household. The per capita income is $32,835, the median household income is $53,540, and 20.8% of the persons in Suffolk County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 55,613. Retail sales (in $1000) were $7,565,785, and sales per capita were $10,381. The percentage of black-owned firms is 11%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 29.5%.
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