The and Greater Boston continue to be a major center for venture capital investment, and high technology remains an important sector. The average household size was 2. Boston: A Topographical History 3 ed. This is not to be confused with South Boston which lies directly east from the South End. A graph of cumulative winter snowfall at from 1938—2015. The serves nearly 300 parishes and is based in the 1875 in the South End, while the serves just under 200 congregations, with the 1819 as its episcopal seat.
Downtown Boston's streets grew organically, so they do not form a , unlike those in later-developed , , the , and. It is one of five cities along with Chicago, Los Angeles, New York and Philadelphia to have won championships in all four major sports. Boston is home to the headquarters of several major athletic and footwear companies including , , and. Archived from on April 27, 2012. The system's students are 40% Hispanic or Latino, 35% Black or African American, 13% White, and 9% Asian.
Archived from on September 16, 2013. There are several major annual events, such as which occurs on New Year's Eve, the , the annual at Christopher Columbus Waterfront Park, the annual Boston parade and festival held in June, and Italian summer feasts in the North End honoring Catholic saints. For every 100 females, there were 92. Boston shares many cultural roots with greater New England, including a dialect of the non- Eastern known as the and a with a large emphasis on seafood, salt, and dairy products. Archived from on February 25, 2013. March 28 — July 30, 2012. Population of Counties by Minor Civil Divisions: 1930 to 1950.
The city is home to a number of technology companies and is a hub for , with the rating Boston as the top cluster in the country. The neighboring municipalities of , , and joined the Hubway program in the summer of 2012. Archived from on August 6, 2012. To the east lie and the which includes part of the city's territory, specifically , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , and. Boston's penchant for mob action along with the colonists' growing distrust in Britain fostered a revolutionary spirit in the city. Among them is South Boston Online, founded in 1999 which appears in print and online, and covers events in South Boston and the Seaport District. This score is available on a public online dashboard and allows city managers in police, fire, schools, emergency management services, and to take action and make adjustments in areas of concern.
Boston has one of the. The city of Boston has a higher than average percentage of households without a car. Between 1631 and 1890, the city tripled its area through by filling in marshes, mud flats, and gaps between wharves along the waterfront. Department of the Interior, Census Office. Archived from on March 24, 2007.
The northern three-fourths of the city is in the , represented by. Prevailing wind patterns that blow offshore minimize the influence of the Atlantic Ocean. People of and ancestry are another sizable group, at 6. Archived from on April 13, 2014. Archived from on May 6, 2013. In 2016, there are 1,461 bikes and 158 docking stations across the city.
The city has several federal facilities, including the , the , the , the , the , and the. Black History Month February has arrived, and with it comes , an opportunity to celebrate the rich history, culture, accomplishments, and perseverance of African Americans, and the integral role they have played in the ongoing story of America. Damaging storms are more common to areas north, west, and northwest of the city. Boston has a relatively sunny climate for a coastal city at its latitude, averaging over 2,600 hours of sunshine per annum. The city is the of over half a million residents.