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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Exploring Boston Neighborhood Park Usage and Users

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Jun 07 2024 Publication Date

This presentation, a collaboration between BPDA Research and the Boston Parks and Recreation Department, investigates the park usage patterns and user demographics of 3 of Boston's neighborhood parks: Ringer park in Allston, McLaughlin park in Mission Hill, and Ronan park in Dorchester. Further, it considers factors potentially influencing park usage.


Topics: Age, Education, Foreign-born, Gender, Households & Families, Language, Race
Boston Economic Vital Signs (May 2024)

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May 21 2024 Publication Date

BPDA Research's monthly economic snapshot highlighting key data on Boston's economy, including macroeconomic indicators, local demand, and mobility. May 2024.


Topics: Income & Poverty, Industry Profiles, Labor Market, Real Estate & Development
Unpacking Boston's FY2023 NIH Funding

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May 16 2024 Publication Date

This report provides an in-depth analysis of the NIH funding sent to Boston researchers in fiscal year 2023, demonstrating the City's significant role as a leader in medical research. It explores how Boston's renowned hospitals, top universities, and thriving life sciences industry lead the nation in NIH funding, driving groundbreaking advancements in science and medicine, and solidifying the City's reputation as a global hub of innovation in the biomedical field.


Topics: Industry Profiles
Celebrating Asian / Pacific American Heritage Month: A Profile of AAPI Residents and Workers in Boston

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May 13 2024 Publication Date

This presentation provides a current snapshot of the demographic, educational, and labor force characteristics of the AAPI residents and workers in Boston. In addition, the presentation analyzes selected household characteristics of the two populations.


Topics: Age, Education, Foreign-born, Gender, Households & Families, Language, Race
Age Strong in Boston

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Apr 23 2024 Publication Date

The following presentation explores the demographics, employment, housing, and disability of Boston's Age Strong population.


Topics: Age
Boston's Population: 2025-2050 and Implications

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Apr 03 2024 Publication Date

BPDA Research Division has updated its 2050 population projections for Boston. This projection uses the BPDA Research Division’s adjusted 2020 population for Boston and uses new demographic trend data to project Boston’s population by age group out to 2050.


Topics: Age, Education, Foreign-born, Gender, Households & Families, Language, Race
Boston Economic Vital Signs (April 2024)

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Apr 01 2024 Publication Date

BPDA Research's monthly economic snapshot highlighting key data on Boston's economy, including macroeconomic indicators, local demand, and mobility. April 2024.


Topics: Income & Poverty, Industry Profiles, Labor Market, Real Estate & Development
Global, National and Regional Demographic Trends affecting Boston's Future

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Mar 19 2024 Publication Date

The following presentation explores global, national, and local demographic trends and their impact on Boston's population. A summarizing infographic is available here.


Topics: Age, Education, Foreign-born, Gender, Households & Families, Language, Race
Boston's population 2020-2025: Pandemic Disruption and Recovery

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Mar 08 2024 Publication Date

This presentation examines Boston's recent population trends from the 2020 Census to the pandemic disruptions and recovery.


Topics: Population & Demographics
Evolution of Boston's Home Financing: Analyzing Changes in Mortgage Applicants

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Feb 22 2024 Publication Date

This presentation explores Boston's home purchase mortgage environment to understand the trends and changes in mortgage applicant composition by income and race/ethnicity from 2007 to 2022, using HMDA data from the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.


Topics: Age, Education, Foreign-born, Gender, Households & Families, Income & Poverty, Language, Race, Real Estate & Development