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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Unemployment in Boston - 2014

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 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


Topics: Age, Education, Foreign-born, Gender, Households & Families, Income & Poverty, Industry Profiles, Language, Race
Boston's Labor Force - 2013 (revised)

N/A Neighborhoods

Dec 13 2013 Publication Date

This Power Point presentation provides an overview of Boston's labor force, using the 2007-2011 and 2012 American Community Survey data. It includes demographic details of Boston's workers, as well as historic employment and unemployment trends. 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: Income & Poverty, Industry Profiles, Labor Market
Boston's Labor Force - 2013

N/A Neighborhoods

Dec 13 2013 Publication Date

This Power Point presentation provides an overview of Boston's labor force, using the 2007-2011 and 2012 American Community Survey data. It includes demographic details of Boston's workers, as well as historic employment and unemployment trends. 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


Topics: Income & Poverty, Industry Profiles, Labor Market
Boston's Economy

N/A Neighborhoods

Dec 13 2013 Publication Date

This Power Point presentation provides an overview of Boston's economy. It includes data on employment, key industries, wages, unemployment and employment forecasts.


Topics: Income & Poverty, Industry Profiles, Labor Market, Real Estate & Development
Low-to-Middle Skill Jobs in Boston

N/A Neighborhoods

Dec 13 2013 Publication Date

This presentation details the low-to-middle skill job openings, and the skills needed for those jobs, from 2012 to 2016.


Topics: Income & Poverty, Industry Profiles, Labor Market
The Largest Employers in the City of Boston

N/A Neighborhoods

Nov 27 2013 Publication Date

This report provides an overview of the largest private sector employers - defined as having 500 employees or more - in the city of Boston. 121 private sector companies made the list. The report also details the largest employers within each of Boston's major industries.


Topics: Industry Profiles, Labor Market
Grocery Stores in Boston - 2013 (revised)

N/A Neighborhoods

Oct 02 2013 Publication Date

This publication discusses current and future grocery stores in Boston. It includes details on square footage, replacements, and expansions of grocery stores, as well as a map with all current supermarkets in Boston. The data in this report is a combination of 2011 City of Boston Assessing Department and 2012 InfoUSA data. 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: Industry Profiles
Grocery Stores in Boston - 2013

N/A Neighborhoods

Oct 02 2013 Publication Date

This publication discusses current and future grocery stores in Boston. It includes details on square footage, replacements, and expansions of grocery stores, as well as a map with all current supermarkets in Boston. The data in this report is a combination of 2011 City of Boston Assessing Department and 2012 InfoUSA data. 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


Topics: Industry Profiles
The Leader in National Institutes of Health Awards for 18 years

N/A Neighborhoods

Apr 23 2013 Publication Date

In 2012, Boston once again received the most NIH funding of all U.S. cities, with a total of over $1.78 billion. In conjunction with the BRA’s LifeTech initiative, this report highlights the NIH funding awarded to Boston's hospitals, universities, research institutions, health organizations and private companies.


Topics: Industry Profiles, Labor Market
Boston In Context: Neighborhoods - 2012

All Neighborhoods Neighborhoods

Mar 28 2013 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 2006-2010 American Community Survey data.


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