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Research Publications

Explore the 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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ACS 2007-2011 Estimate - Brighton

Brighton Neighborhoods

May 01 2013 Publication Date

The American Community Survey (ACS) is an annual survey conducted by the U.S. Census using a sample of the total population to create estimates. The Research Division created a series of profiles of Boston neighborhoods by demographic, economic, and housing characteristics. This profile is of Brighton.


Topics: Age, Education, Foreign-born, Gender, Households & Families, Income & Poverty, Language, Race
ACS 2007-2011 Estimate - Beacon Hill

Beacon Hill Neighborhoods

May 01 2013 Publication Date

The American Community Survey (ACS) is an annual survey conducted by the U.S. Census using a sample of the total population to create estimates. The Research Division created a series of profiles of Boston neighborhoods by demographic, economic, and housing characteristics. This profile is of Beacon Hill.


Topics: Age, Education, Foreign-born, Gender, Households & Families, Income & Poverty, Language, Race
ACS 2007-2011 Estimate - Back Bay

Back Bay Neighborhoods

May 01 2013 Publication Date

The American Community Survey (ACS) is an annual survey conducted by the U.S. Census using a sample of the total population to create estimates. The Research Division created a series of profiles of Boston neighborhoods by demographic, economic, and housing characteristics. This profile is of Back Bay.


Topics: Age, Education, Foreign-born, Gender, Households & Families, Income & Poverty, Language, Race
ACS 2007-2011 Estimate - Allston

Allston Neighborhoods

May 01 2013 Publication Date

The American Community Survey (ACS) is an annual survey conducted by the U.S. Census using a sample of the total population to create estimates. The Research Division created a series of profiles of Boston neighborhoods by demographic, economic, and housing characteristics. This profile is of Allston.


Topics: Age, Education, Foreign-born, Gender, Households & Families, Income & Poverty, Language, Race
ACS 2007-2011 Estimate - West Roxbury

West Roxbury Neighborhoods

May 01 2013 Publication Date

The ACS is an annual survey conducted by the US Census Bureau using a sample of the total population to create estimates. The Research Division created a series of profiles containing containing demographic, economic, and housing characteristics of Boston's planning districts and neighborhoods. This report is a profile of West Roxbury.


Topics: Age, Education, Foreign-born, Gender, Households & Families, Income & Poverty, Language, Race
ACS 2007-2011 Estimate - West End

West End Neighborhoods

May 01 2013 Publication Date

The ACS is an annual survey conducted by the US Census Bureau using a sample of the total population to create estimates. The Research Division created a series of profiles containing containing demographic, economic, and housing characteristics of Boston's planning districts and neighborhoods. This report is a profile of the West End and 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, Language, Race
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
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
Boston by the Numbers: Children - 2012

N/A Neighborhoods

Nov 01 2012 Publication Date

Boston by the Numbers is a series created by the Research Division that highlights the characteristics of Boston's population and economy. The data in this report is a combination of Decennial Census and 2006-2010 American Community Survey 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: Age, Education, Language, Race
Boston by the Numbers: Families - 2012

N/A Neighborhoods

Nov 01 2012 Publication Date

Boston by the Numbers is a series created by the Research Division that highlights the characteristics of Boston's population and economy.


Topics: Age, Foreign-born, Households & Families, Income & Poverty