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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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
Trends in Boston Business Establishments and Payroll Employment

N/A Neighborhoods

May 10 2018 Publication Date

This presentation looks at trends over the past 15 years in Boston business establishments and payroll employment. The analysis looks at trends in business services, education, health care and social assistance, consumer services, and production and transportation industries.


Topics: Industry Profiles, Labor Market
High Tech Industries in Boston 2015

N/A Neighborhoods

Dec 17 2015 Publication Date

High Tech in Boston is booming! Boston is home to a strong high tech sector that has grown nine percent per year since 2010. Boston is particularly strong in computer systems design and scientific research and development.


Topics: Industry Profiles
Boston's Economy - 2015

N/A Neighborhoods

Oct 19 2015 Publication Date

Boston's economy has grown steadily since the end of the Great Recession in mid-2009, outperforming both Massachusetts and the nation with annual job growth of 2.0 percent between 2010 and 2014. This report describes Boston's economy in terms of jobs, unemployment, wages, key industries, and real estate.


Topics: Industry Profiles, Labor Market, Real Estate & Development
Boston's Growing Economy

N/A Neighborhoods

Oct 16 2015 Publication Date

This presentation provides statistics showing historical trends that shaped the economy of Boston. Presentation sections include A Growing Economy, Strong Core Industries, A Vibrant Labor Market (Jobs in Boston), A Productive Resident Labor Force, and A Booming Real Estate Market.


Topics: Industry Profiles, Labor Market, Real Estate & Development
Boston in Context: Neighborhoods - 2015

All Neighborhoods Neighborhoods

Aug 04 2015 Publication Date

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.


Topics: Age, Education, Foreign-born, Households & Families, Income & Poverty, Industry Profiles, Labor Market, Language, Race
Boston City Council Districts: Part 2

N/A Neighborhoods

Jun 24 2015 Publication Date

This report presents additional demographic statistics for the Boston City Council Districts from the 2009-2013 American Community Survey.


Topics: City Council Districts, Education, Income & Poverty, Industry Profiles
2014 Financial Education Report

N/A Neighborhoods

Jan 07 2015 Publication Date

A Review of Financial Education Practices in the United States & Observations on Applications to Immigrant Markets for Financial Services


Topics: Industry Profiles
Boston's Neighborhood Business Patterns

N/A Neighborhoods

Aug 07 2014 Publication Date

Boston's Neighborhood Business Patterns examines private sector employment by neighborhood. It provides information on Boston's leading industries and employers, employment size, and the location of businesses and jobs in Boston.


Topics: Industry Profiles, Labor Market
Unemployment in Boston - 2014 (revised)

All Neighborhoods Neighborhoods

Mar 03 2014 Publication Date

This report is a profile on Boston's unemployed population. It includes 2008-2012 and 2012 American Community Survey data by neighborhood, race, age, sex, nativity, and more. This report was revised to use the boundaries for the West End and Downtown that went into effect in 2014. See the original report using the previous boundaries


Topics: Age, Education, Foreign-born, Gender, Households & Families, Income & Poverty, Industry Profiles, Language, Race