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: Neighborhoods - 2013 (revised)

All Neighborhoods Neighborhoods

Nov 13 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 2007-2011 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, Foreign-born, Households & Families, Income & Poverty, Language, Race
Boston in Context: Neighborhoods - 2013

All Neighborhoods Neighborhoods

Nov 13 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 2007-2011 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, Foreign-born, Households & Families, Income & Poverty, Language, Race
Boston in Context: Planning Districts

N/A Neighborhoods

Nov 13 2013 Publication Date

This publication compares Boston and its planning districts to the U.S. and Massachusetts on several demographic, economic and housing characteristics. This report uses a combination of 2010 Census data and 2007-2011 American Community Survey data.


Topics: Age, Education, Foreign-born, Households & Families, Income & Poverty, Language, Planning Districts, Race
Measuring Diversity in a Changing City

N/A Neighborhoods

Nov 13 2013 Publication Date

Often people limit discussions of diversity to issues of racial heterogeneity. This publication expands the concept of "diversity" to include income, age, language, educational attainment, and place of birth. We compared Boston in 2000 and 2010 to understand how diversity has shifted over the last 10 years in the city and its neighborhoods. Generally, we find that Boston is more diverse today than in 2000. However, there are pockets of the city that became more homogenous between 2000 and 2010.


Topics: Age, Education, Foreign-born, Households & Families, Language, Race
American Community Survey 2007-2011 Estimate, Fenway-Kenmore Planning District

N/A Neighborhoods

May 08 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. This profile contains demographic, economic, and housing characteristics of Boston's planning districts and neighborhoods.


Topics: Age, Education, Foreign-born, Gender, Households & Families, Income & Poverty, Language, Race
American Community Survey 2007-2011 Estimate, East Boston Planning District

N/A Neighborhoods

May 08 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. This profile contains demographic, economic, and housing characteristics of Boston's planning districts and neighborhoods.


Topics: Age, Education, Foreign-born, Gender, Households & Families, Income & Poverty, Language, Race
American Community Survey 2007-2011 Estimate, Charlestown Planning District

N/A Neighborhoods

May 08 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. This profile contains demographic, economic, and housing characteristics of Boston's planning districts and neighborhoods.


Topics: Age, Education, Foreign-born, Gender, Households & Families, Income & Poverty, Language, Race
American Community Survey 2007-2011 Estimate, Central Planning District

N/A Neighborhoods

May 08 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. This profile contains demographic, economic, and housing characteristics of Boston's planning districts and neighborhoods.


Topics: Age, Education, Foreign-born, Gender, Households & Families, Income & Poverty, Language, Race
American Community Survey 2007-2011 Estimate, Back Bay-Beacon Hill Planning District

N/A Neighborhoods

May 08 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. This profile contains demographic, economic, and housing characteristics of Boston's planning districts and neighborhoods.


Topics: Age, Education, Foreign-born, Gender, Households & Families, Income & Poverty, Language, Race
American Community Survey 2007-2011 Estimate, Allston-Brighton Planning District

N/A Neighborhoods

May 08 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. This profile contains demographic, economic, and housing characteristics of Boston's planning districts and neighborhoods.


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