Boston, Massachusetts - Facts & Figures
Boston is the largest city in Massachusetts and the only capital city in the contiguous U.S. with an ocean coastline. Being one of the United States' oldest cities, Boston is rich in history with many firsts, including the first U.S. public school and the first subway system. The city hosts over 12 million annual visitors from across the country and around the globe. Boston is considered highly innovative for many reasons, but Boston's numerous colleges and universities make the city an international center of higher education and medicine. Finance, professional and business services, as well as government activities contribute to Boston's strong economic base. Boston's cost of living is one of the highest among United States cities.
- Population: 618,148
- Industries: Professional, scientific, technical services, education, healthcare
- Area Codes: 617, 781, 857
- Zip Codes: 02101, 02102, 02103, 02104, 02105, 02106, 02107, 02108, 02109, 02110
- Surrounding Cities: Cambridge, Chelsea, Somerville, Everett