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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Boston In Context - Planning Districts

N/A 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, Language, Planning Districts, Race
Economy Report 2013

N/A Neighborhoods

Jan 01 2013 Publication Date

This report discusses current demographic and economic trends in the city of Boston. In terms of demographics, this report shows that over the last decade Boston’s population has grown, became more racially and ethnically diverse, increased its share of young adults, and became more educated. As for the economy, Boston appears to have successfully weathered the storm of the most recent recession. The city has experienced strong job growth over the last year, decreased unemployment, and recent building permit data indicates a very active local real estate and construction market. Lastly, industry employment projections for the region suggest that Boston’s economy is poised to continue growing in the coming years.


Topics: Income & Poverty, Industry Profiles, Labor Market, Real Estate & Development
Wholesale Trade Industry

N/A Neighborhoods

Jul 01 2012 Publication Date

Check out our new series on the largest industries in the City of Boston, that contains facts including employment, major employers, education, and more.


Topics: Industry Profiles, Labor Market
Transportation and Warehousing Industry

N/A Neighborhoods

Jul 01 2012 Publication Date

Check out our new series on the largest industries in the City of Boston, that contains facts including employment, major employers, education, and more.


Topics: Industry Profiles, Labor Market
Retail Trade

N/A Neighborhoods

Jul 01 2012 Publication Date

Check out our new series on the largest industries in the City of Boston, that contains facts including employment, major employers, education, and more.


Topics: Industry Profiles, Labor Market
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing Industry

N/A Neighborhoods

Jul 01 2012 Publication Date

Check out our new series on the largest industries in the City of Boston, that contains facts including employment, major employers, education, and more.


Topics: Industry Profiles, Labor Market
Finance and Insurance Industry

N/A Neighborhoods

Jul 01 2012 Publication Date

Check out our new series on the largest industries in the City of Boston, that contains facts including employment, major employers, education, and more.


Topics: Industry Profiles, Labor Market
Educational Services Industry

N/A Neighborhoods

Jul 01 2012 Publication Date

Check out our new series on the largest industries in the City of Boston, that contains facts including employment, major employers, education, and more.


Topics: Industry Profiles, Labor Market
Construction Industry

N/A Neighborhoods

Jul 01 2012 Publication Date

Check out our new series on the largest industries in the City of Boston, that contains facts including employment, major employers, education, and more.


Topics: Industry Profiles, Labor Market
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation Industry

N/A Neighborhoods

Jul 01 2012 Publication Date

Check out our new series on the largest industries in the City of Boston, that contains facts including employment, major employers, education, and more.


Topics: Industry Profiles, Labor Market