Thanks to my pal Jonathon Ginsberg for this demographic representation of class in Boston, courtesy of The Atlantic Cities. It is titled “Class Divided Cities: Boston Edition.” Here is what Boston looks like:
We are heavily creative class, a significant presence of service class, and no – that is right – no working class presence in Boston. The author argues that Boston is heavily polarized between creative and service classes; very little overlap between neighborhoods.
There are additional maps for the Boston metro area and an interactive map. Top creative class area in the state is around MIT; Southie is the largest service class area; and Chelsea is the largest working class area.
I admit that I don’t know what to make of this, but it looks interesting so offer your thoughts on it. I haven’t run into these class categories to this point. I’ll have to give this one some thought and post in the future.