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
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: Children - 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, Language, Race
Boston by the Numbers: Foreign Born - 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 the 2008-2010 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: Education, Foreign-born, Language
Boston by the Numbers: Foreign Born - 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 the 2008-2010 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: Education, Foreign-born, Language
Boston by the Numbers: Women - 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, Gender
Boston by the Numbers: Elderly - 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, Race
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