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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 - Mattapan

Mattapan 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 Mattapan.


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

Longwood Medical Area 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 Longwood Medical.


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

Jamaica Plain 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 Jamaica Plain.


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

Hyde Park 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 Hyde Park.


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

Harbor Islands 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 Harbor Islands.


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

Fenway 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 Fenway.


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

East 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 East Boston.


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

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 Downtown 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
ACS 2007-2011 Estimate - Dorchester

Dorchester 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 Dorchester.


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

Charlestown 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 Charlestown.


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