Research Publications

Explore the BPDA Research Division publications below by keyword, neighborhood, or topic. If you have questions about these documents, or are looking for specific information, please review the Frequently Requested Information page. This page features publications covering the most requested economic and demographic data for Boston.

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2020 Census Redistricting Data - Further Insights

N/A Neighborhoods

Aug 20 2021 Publication Date

Presentation compares Boston's 2010-2020 population growth to peer cities nationally and to other large cities and towns in Massachusetts. Detailed analysis of trends in racial/ethnic identification of Boston residents in the Census.


Topics: Population & Demographics
2020 Census Redistricting Data Tables for Boston

All Neighborhoods Neighborhoods

Aug 13 2021 Publication Date

Tables of 2020 Census redistricting data for Boston and Boston neighborhoods.


Topics: Population & Demographics
2020 Census Redistricting Data Analysis for Boston

All Neighborhoods Neighborhoods

Aug 13 2021 Publication Date

Graphs and maps by the Office of Digital Cartography and GIS present the 2020 Census redistricting data for Boston and Boston neighborhoods in historical context.


Topics: Population & Demographics
Boston Life Sciences Employment

N/A Neighborhoods

Aug 11 2021 Publication Date

The COVID-19 pandemic and the race to develop a vaccine spotlight the nation’s growing Life Science industry. Boston's highly educated workforce and world-renowned higher education, research, and medical institutions make it one of the leading Life Science hubs in the world. This report profiles the Life Science workforce in Boston.


Topics: Economy & Jobs
Boston's Economy 2021

All Neighborhoods Neighborhoods

Apr 01 2021 Publication Date

This report explores the effect of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Boston's economy.


Topics: Economy & Jobs
Boston's Changing Domestic Migration: 1980 to 2016

All Neighborhoods Neighborhoods

Mar 04 2021 Publication Date

This report explores characteristics of Boston's domestic migration, looking at net migration and in and out flows, to understand trends behind Boston's recent population growth.


Topics: Population & Demographics
Boston at a Glance 2021

All Neighborhoods Neighborhoods

Mar 01 2021 Publication Date

Boston at a Glance is a demographic fact sheet for the city of Boston. The 2021 update uses current U.S. Census data from the American Community Survey including ACS 2019 1-year estimate and ACS 2015-2019 5-year estimates.


Topics: Population & Demographics
Boston in Context 2021

All Neighborhoods Neighborhoods

Jan 19 2021 Publication Date

Boston in Context tabulates various social, demographic, and economic characteristics from the 2015-2019 American Community Survey by Boston Neighborhood. Citywide totals as well as totals for Massachusetts and the United States are provided for comparison.


Topics: Population & Demographics
Transportation in Boston

All Neighborhoods Neighborhoods

Dec 10 2020 Publication Date

The Transportation in Boston report identifies sources for transportation data by mode, and documents major trends in active transportation, public transportation, automobile travel, and freight. It covers ridership and utilization, costs and investments, and future developments. This report serves as a pre-COVID-19 baseline for analysis going forward.


Topics: Industry Profiles
Boston by the Numbers 2020

All Neighborhoods Neighborhoods

Aug 18 2020 Publication Date

Boston by the Numbers is a report that highlights 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.


Topics: Population & Demographics
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