Densely populated, Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH Metro Area, anchored by the city of Boston, encompasses 7 counties.
The surrounding Greater Boston's cities are filled with ethnically distinct immigrants. As are other large metro areas, people group diversity dominates Greater Boston.
Boston’s Chinatown is the third largest Chinatown in the United States, coming in behind New York (Manhattan) and San Francisco. Another ethnic enclave is Koreatown in Allston Village, which includes parts of Cambridge Street and Brighton, Harvard, and Commonwealth Avenues.
These ethnic enclaves reinforce these people group's identity. Other people groups maintain their distinct identity by forming associations and celebrating special occasions (Such as the South Asian Showdown).
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Total Population: 4,774,321
(An increase of 4.87 % in the past 5 years.)
- Foreign Born - 812,077
- Language Spoken at Home - 1,034,027
[Source: American Community Survey (ACS) 5-Year Foreign Born and Language Spoken at Home]