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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 - Boston

N/A Neighborhoods

May 01 2013 Publication Date

The American Community Survey (ACS) is an annual survey conducted by the US Census Bureau using a sample of the total population to create estimates.


Topics: Age, Education, Foreign-born, Gender, Households & Families, Income & Poverty, Labor Market, Language, Race
ACS 2007-2011 Estimate - Downtown (revised)

Downtown 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 Downtown and 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, Language, Race
ACS 2007-2011 Estimate - West End (revised)

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 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, Language, Race
ACS 2007-2011 Estimate - South End

South End 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 report is a profile of South End.


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

South Boston 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 report is a profile of South Boston.


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

South Boston Waterfront 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 report is a profile of South Boston Waterfront.


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

Roxbury 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 report is a profile of Roxbury.


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

Roslindale 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 report is a profile of Roslindale.


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

North End 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 report is a profile of North End.


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

Mission 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 report is a profile of Mission Hill.


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