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 by the Numbers: Elderly - 2012 (revised)

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 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, Race
Boston by the Numbers: Women - 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, Gender
New Bostonians 2012

N/A Neighborhoods

Oct 01 2012 Publication Date

New Bostonians 2012 is our latest overview of the foreign-born population in Boston. This report provides a demographic and economic snapshot of Boston's foreign-born population. This recent update contains new data and calculations using the most recent American Community Survey, a yearly survey by the U.S. Census Bureau to allow communities to see how they are changing in the years between decennial censuses.


Topics: Age, Education, Foreign-born, Households & Families, Income & Poverty, Language, Race
Demographic and Socio-economic Trends in Boston

N/A Neighborhoods

Nov 29 2011 Publication Date

Mark Melnik, Deputy Director for Research, spoke to a group convened by the Mayor's Office of Jobs and Community Services and the Boston Private Industry Council, as part of a new series called the Boston Workforce Issues Forum. He spoke about the 2010 Census and what's been learned in terms of demographic and socio-economic trends in Boston.


Topics: Age, Education, Foreign-born, Gender, Households & Families, Language, Race
Census 2010 SF-1 - Downtown (revised)

Downtown Neighborhoods

Nov 01 2011 Publication Date

The following reports feature selected data collected on all people and households in the 2010 Census and are from the 2010 Census Summary Files (SF-1).Population information included these reports are sex, age, race, Hispanic or Latino origin, household and family characteristics, and group quarters population. Housing items include whether a housing unit is owner-occupied or renter-occupied, as well as occupancy and vacancy status. This report is a profile of 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
Census 2010 SF-1 - Jamaica Plain

Jamaica Plain Neighborhoods

Nov 01 2011 Publication Date

The following reports feature selected data collected on all people and households in the 2010 Census and are from the 2010 Census Summary Files (SF-1).Population information included these reports are sex, age, race, Hispanic or Latino origin, household and family characteristics, and group quarters population. Housing items include whether a housing unit is owner-occupied or renter-occupied, as well as occupancy and vacancy status. This report is a profile of Jamaica Plain.


Topics: Age, Education, Foreign-born, Gender, Households & Families, Income & Poverty, Language, Race
Census 2010 SF-1 - Hyde Park

Hyde Park Neighborhoods

Nov 01 2011 Publication Date

The following reports feature selected data collected on all people and households in the 2010 Census and are from the 2010 Census Summary Files (SF-1).Population information included these reports are sex, age, race, Hispanic or Latino origin, household and family characteristics, and group quarters population. Housing items include whether a housing unit is owner-occupied or renter-occupied, as well as occupancy and vacancy status. This report is a profile of Hyde Park.


Topics: Age, Education, Foreign-born, Gender, Households & Families, Income & Poverty, Language, Race
Census 2010 SF-1 - Harbor Islands

Harbor Islands Neighborhoods

Nov 01 2011 Publication Date

The following reports feature selected data collected on all people and households in the 2010 Census and are from the 2010 Census Summary Files (SF-1).Population information included these reports are sex, age, race, Hispanic or Latino origin, household and family characteristics, and group quarters population. Housing items include whether a housing unit is owner-occupied or renter-occupied, as well as occupancy and vacancy status. This report is a profile of Harbor Islands.


Topics: Age, Education, Foreign-born, Gender, Households & Families, Income & Poverty, Language, Race
Census 2010 SF-1 - Fenway

Fenway Neighborhoods

Nov 01 2011 Publication Date

The following reports feature selected data collected on all people and households in the 2010 Census and are from the 2010 Census Summary Files (SF-1).Population information included these reports are sex, age, race, Hispanic or Latino origin, household and family characteristics, and group quarters population. Housing items include whether a housing unit is owner-occupied or renter-occupied, as well as occupancy and vacancy status. This report is a profile of Fenway.


Topics: Age, Education, Foreign-born, Gender, Households & Families, Income & Poverty, Language, Race
Census 2010 SF-1 - East Boston

East Boston Neighborhoods

Nov 01 2011 Publication Date

The following reports feature selected data collected on all people and households in the 2010 Census and are from the 2010 Census Summary Files (SF-1).Population information included these reports are sex, age, race, Hispanic or Latino origin, household and family characteristics, and group quarters population. Housing items include whether a housing unit is owner-occupied or renter-occupied, as well as occupancy and vacancy status. This report is a profile of East Boston.


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