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Boston in Context 2020

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Population & Demographics

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Document Date:
02/07/2020

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Boston in Context tabulates various social, demographic, and economic characteristics from the 2014-2018 American Community Survey by Boston Neighborhood. Citywide totals as well as totals for Massachusetts and the United States are provided for comparison.

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Demographic Profile of Adult Limited English Speakers in Massachusetts

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Document Date:
02/06/2019
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Limited English-Speaking (LES) adults are those who self-report as speaking English less than "very well." This report details where LES adults live in Massachusetts, their population demographics, and workforce statistics.

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Demographic Trends in Boston 2010-2017

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

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Document Date:
01/11/2019
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Boston has experienced rapid population growth in recent years. This report uses the most recent American Community Survey to examine how the composition of Boston's population has changed from 2010 to 2017. Variables covering age, race, educational attainment, income, housing, and transportation are included.

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Boston at a Glance - 2015

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

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Document Date:
11/04/2015
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Boston at a Glance is a series that presents some selected demographic, economic and housing characteristics of Boston. The data used in this report is a combination of 2013 ACS 1-Year Estimate and 2009-2013 ACS 5-Years Estimates. Updated January 28, 2019 to ensure consistency across publications.

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Trends in Poverty and Inequality

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

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Document Date:
10/20/2015
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The BRA Research Division prepared this presentation for the Boston Citywide Plan to provide a factual basis to understand 1) historical trends that have shaped poverty and inequality in Boston, 2) the extent of poverty and inequality in Boston today, and 3) specific populations that are disproportionately affected by poverty and inequality.

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Boston in Context: Neighborhoods - 2015

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Age, Education, Foreign-born, Households & Families, Income & Poverty, Industry Profiles, Labor Market, Language, Race

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Document Date:
08/04/2015

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This publication compares Boston and its neighborhoods to the U.S. and Massachusetts on several demographic, economic and housing characteristics. This report uses a combination of 2010 Census data and 2009-2013 American Community Survey data.

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Boston's Shifting Demographics

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

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Document Date:
07/20/2015
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This presentation provides statistics showing historical trends that shaped the present population of Boston. Presentation sections include population growth, diversity, educational attainment, age distribution, and changing families.

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High-skilled Immigrants in the Massachusetts Civilian Labor Force

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Age, Education, Foreign-born, Gender, Income & Poverty, Labor Market, Language, Race

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Document Date:
04/23/2014
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Immigrants are an increasingly important source of labor for the Massachusetts economy. This presentation explores immigrant workers in Massachusetts with a Bachelor's degree or higher, defined as "high-skilled."

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High-skilled Immigrants in the Massachusetts Civilian Labor Force: U.S./Foreign Degree

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Age, Economy & Jobs, Education, Foreign-born, Gender, Language, Race

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Document Date:
04/23/2014
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This presentation examines high-skilled immigrant workers in Massachusetts (defined as having a Bachelor's degree or higher) and where they obtained their degree: in the U.S. or in their home country.

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Poverty in Boston - 2014

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

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Document Date:
03/03/2014

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This report is a demographic profile on those living in poverty in Boston. It includes 2008-2012 and 2012 American Community Survey data by age, race, neighborhood, sex, educational attainment, nativity and more. This report has been revised to use the boundaries for the West End and Downtown that went into effect in 2014. See the revised report using the new boundaries

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