This research report presents and reviews data on poverty, education, household characteristics, and other demographic factors pertaining to the experiences of young Black and Latino males. A range of census data and census-based population estimates and projections are analyzed.
- Approximately one third (33%) of black males and 35% of Latino males in Boston are 19 years of age or younger. The comparable figure for whites is 16%.
- Almost one third (32%) of all black students in grades 11 and 12 worked at a job. The citywide figure was 20%.
- Over 45% of black and Latino grandparents in Boston are financially responsible for grandchildren under the age of 18.
- Two thirds of white households are non-family households; the comparable figure for blacks is 37%, and for Latinos, 33%.
- Of black, white, and Latino males and females ages 5 to 17, black males registered the highest percentage of disability status (19%), and black females the lowest (9%).