Research Publications

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Historical Trends in Boston Neighborhoods since 1950

All Neighborhoods Neighborhoods

Dec 13 2017 Publication Date

This report analyzes trends in Boston neighborhoods since 1950 in the areas of population, housing, age distribution, race and ethnicity, nativity, educational attainment and labor force participation using data from the 1950-2010 Decennial Censuses and the 2006-2010 and 2011-2015 5-year American Community Surveys.


Topics: Age, Education, Foreign-born, Race
The Importance of Immigrants to Boston's Continued Prosperity

N/A Neighborhoods

Apr 24 2017 Publication Date

Presentation by Alvaro Lima, BPDA Director of Research, to The Boston Foundation's April 19, 2017 forum "Our Shared Future: Charting a Path for Immigrant Advancement in a New Political Landscape"


Topics: Foreign-born
imagine all the people: Vietnamese

N/A Neighborhoods

Apr 13 2016 Publication Date

“imagine all the people” is a series of publications produced by the Boston Redevelopment Authority for the Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Advancement. The series provides a comprehensive profile of Boston’s diverse immigrant communities. This report profiles Bostonians who were born in Vietnam.


Topics: Foreign-born
imagine all the people: Trinidadians and Tobagonians

N/A Neighborhoods

Apr 13 2016 Publication Date

“imagine all the people” is a series of publications produced by the Boston Redevelopment Authority for the Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Advancement. The series provides a comprehensive profile of Boston’s diverse immigrant communities. This report profiles Bostonians who were born in Trinidad and Tobago.


Topics: Foreign-born
imagine all the people: Jamaicans

N/A Neighborhoods

Apr 13 2016 Publication Date

“imagine all the people” is a series of publications produced by the Boston Redevelopment Authority for the Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Advancement. The series provides a comprehensive profile of Boston’s diverse immigrant communities. This report profiles Bostonians who were born in Jamaica.


Topics: Foreign-born
imagine all the people: Irish

N/A Neighborhoods

Apr 13 2016 Publication Date

“imagine all the people” is a series of publications produced by the Boston Redevelopment Authority for the Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Advancement. The series provides a comprehensive profile of Boston’s diverse immigrant communities. This report profiles Bostonians who were born in Ireland.


Topics: Foreign-born
imagine all the people: Indians

N/A Neighborhoods

Apr 13 2016 Publication Date

“imagine all the people” is a series of publications produced by the Boston Redevelopment Authority for the Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Advancement. The series provides a comprehensive profile of Boston’s diverse immigrant communities. This report profiles Bostonians who were born in India.


Topics: Foreign-born
imagine all the people: Haitians

N/A Neighborhoods

Apr 13 2016 Publication Date

“imagine all the people” is a series of publications produced by the Boston Redevelopment Authority for the Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Advancement. The series provides a comprehensive profile of Boston’s diverse immigrant communities. This report profiles Bostonians who were born in Haiti.


Topics: Foreign-born
imagine all the people: Guatemalans

N/A Neighborhoods

Apr 13 2016 Publication Date

“imagine all the people” is a series of publications produced by the Boston Redevelopment Authority for the Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Advancement. The series provides a comprehensive profile of Boston’s diverse immigrant communities. This report profiles Bostonians who were born in Guatemala.


Topics: Foreign-born
imagine all the people: Salvadorans

N/A Neighborhoods

Apr 13 2016 Publication Date

"imagine all the people” is a series of publications produced by the Boston Redevelopment Authority for the Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Advancement. The series provides a comprehensive profile of Boston’s diverse immigrant communities. This report is a profile of Bostonians who were born in El Salvador.


Topics: Foreign-born
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