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Boston at a Glance 2024

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Population & Demographics

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Document Date:
01/12/2024
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Boston at a Glance is a demographic fact sheet for the city of Boston. The 2024 update uses current U.S. Census data from the American Community Survey including ACS 2018-2022 5-year estimates.

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Boston in Context 2024

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Economy & Jobs, Population & Demographics

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Document Date:
01/10/2024
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Includes helpful neighborhood-level data tables on various topics including: age, race/ethnicity, education, nativity, labor, transportation, housing, and more. Uses 2018 - 2022 American Community Survey Data.

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The Irish Population in Boston

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Foreign-born

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Document Date:
01/08/2024
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This presentation describes the Irish, Boston's largest ancestry population, covering the population's immigration history and demographics, including education, employment, and housing.

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Puerto Ricans in Boston

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Document Date:
01/03/2024
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This profile of Boston's Puerto Ricans describes the population's overall demographic trends, education, housing, employment, and economic security.

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Boston by the Numbers 2023

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Age, Education, Foreign-born, Gender, Households & Families, Language, Race

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Document Date:
12/13/2023
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Boston by the Numbers explores the characteristics of Boston's population and economy. This report breaks down the population by age group, gender, and nativity. It also looks at Boston's colleges and universities, housing, and land use, using the most recent American Community Survey data.

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Nighttime Economy

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Labor Market

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Document Date:
12/08/2023
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This presentation explores the industries and the people that run Boston at night, comparing Boston's nighttime economy with peer cities and the nation. A summarizing infographic is available here.

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Business Establishments in Boston: Detailed Industry Trends

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Industry Profiles, Labor Market, Real Estate & Development

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Document Date:
11/27/2023
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This presentation explores detailed industry trends in Boston's business establishments, tracking numbers of employer and non-employer businesses in particular sectors over time by size and neighborhood while also analyzing broader shifts in business dynamics coming out of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Business Establishments in Boston: Citywide Trends

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Industry Profiles, Labor Market, Real Estate & Development

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Document Date:
11/27/2023
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This presentation explores citywide trends in business establishments in Boston, providing some pre-pandemic background on business dynamics by firm age and size and giving an overview of the effects of COVID-19 on businesses by neighborhood, size, and industry.

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Boston Neighborhoods Map: The Top 10 Countries of Birth for Foreign Born Population

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Foreign-born

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Document Date:
11/20/2023
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The map, initially created for the Dreams of Freedom exhibit housed in Boston's Skywalk at the Prudential Tower, showcases the top 10 countries of birth among the foreign-born population in each of Boston's neighborhoods using infographics. Created by the BPDA GIS Lab with data provided by the Research Division.

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Native Americans in Massachusetts

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Population & Demographics

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Document Date:
11/14/2023
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This presentation, a collaboration between BPDA Research and Supporting Indigenous Communities Fellow Amira Madison, investigates the characteristics and rapid growth of the Native American population in Massachusetts between 2010 and 2020, using data collected by the U.S. Census Bureau. A summarizing infographic is available here.

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