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's Elderly - 2013

All Neighborhoods Neighborhoods

Dec 13 2013 Publication Date

This publication provides data on Boston's elderly population, using the Decennial Census, 2007-2011 and 2009-2012 American Community Survey data. It includes information on race, labor force participation, disabilities, poverty status, neighborhoods and more. 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, Households & Families, Income & Poverty, Race
New Bostonians 2013–2014

Roxbury, South Boston Neighborhoods

Dec 13 2013 Publication Date

This Power Point presentation provides demographic and economic data on Boston's foreign-born population, using the 2010 Decennial Census and 2007-2011 American Community Survey data. It includes details on race, countries of origin, languages spoken at home, education attainment, income and more. 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: 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
ACS 2007-2011 Estimate - Roxbury

Roxbury 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 Roxbury.


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

West Roxbury 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 West Roxbury.


Topics: Age, Education, Foreign-born, Gender, Households & Families, Income & Poverty, Language, Race
2010 Census Neighborhoods Map by Street

All Neighborhoods Neighborhoods

Mar 28 2013 Publication Date

This is a map of the Census Tract assignment showing street networks for ACS profiles using the 2010 census tracts.


Topics: Maps
2010 Census Neighborhoods Map by Census Tracts

All Neighborhoods Neighborhoods

Mar 28 2013 Publication Date

This is a map of the Census Tract assignment by neighborhood for American Community Survey profiles using the 2010 census tracts. Please note that the boundary between the West End and Downtown was subsequently revised in 2014. See the revised report using the new boundaries


Topics: Maps
Boston In Context: Neighborhoods - 2012

All Neighborhoods 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, Labor Market, Language, Race
2010 Census Tract Assignment by Neighborhoods and Planning Districts

All Neighborhoods Neighborhoods

Mar 18 2013 Publication Date

Excel document Census Tract assignment by neighborhood for ACS profiles using the 2010 census tracts.


Topics: Households & Families, Planning Districts