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 Economy 2021

All Neighborhoods Neighborhoods

Apr 01 2021 Publication Date

This report explores the effect of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Boston's economy.


Topics: Economy & Jobs
Boston's Changing Domestic Migration: 1980 to 2016

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Mar 04 2021 Publication Date

This report explores characteristics of Boston's domestic migration, looking at net migration and in and out flows, to understand trends behind Boston's recent population growth.


Topics: Population & Demographics
Boston at a Glance 2021

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Mar 01 2021 Publication Date

Boston at a Glance is a demographic fact sheet for the city of Boston. The 2021 update uses current U.S. Census data from the American Community Survey including ACS 2019 1-year estimate and ACS 2015-2019 5-year estimates.


Topics: Population & Demographics
Boston in Context 2021

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Jan 19 2021 Publication Date

Boston in Context tabulates various social, demographic, and economic characteristics from the 2015-2019 American Community Survey by Boston Neighborhood. Citywide totals as well as totals for Massachusetts and the United States are provided for comparison.


Topics: Population & Demographics
Transportation in Boston

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Dec 10 2020 Publication Date

The Transportation in Boston report identifies sources for transportation data by mode, and documents major trends in active transportation, public transportation, automobile travel, and freight. It covers ridership and utilization, costs and investments, and future developments. This report serves as a pre-COVID-19 baseline for analysis going forward.


Topics: Industry Profiles
Boston by the Numbers 2020

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Aug 18 2020 Publication Date

Boston by the Numbers is a report that highlights the characteristics of Boston's population and economy. This report breaks down the population by age group, gender, and nativity. It also looks at Boston's colleges and universities, housing, and land use, using the most recent American Community Survey data.


Topics: Population & Demographics
Boston at a Glance 2020

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Feb 07 2020 Publication Date

This document is a two-page reference to frequently requested information about Boston's population and development. The primary data source is the 2014-2018 5-year American Community Survey.


Topics: Population & Demographics
Boston in Context 2020

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Feb 07 2020 Publication Date

Boston in Context tabulates various social, demographic, and economic characteristics from the 2014-2018 American Community Survey by Boston Neighborhood. Citywide totals as well as totals for Massachusetts and the United States are provided for comparison.


Topics: Population & Demographics
Neighborhood Profiles 2019

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Aug 21 2019 Publication Date

A brief overview of demographic, economic, and development data for each Boston neighborhood. This is an update to the Neighborhood Profiles released in 2017. Click the thumbnail image for a compilation of all profiles, or click on the following links for individual neighborhood profiles: Allston, Back Bay, Beacon Hill, Brighton, Charlestown, Dorchester, Downtown, East Boston, Fenway, Hyde Park, Jamaica Plain, Longwood, Mattapan, Mission Hill, North End, Roslindale, Roxbury, South Boston, South Boston Waterfront, South End, West End, West Roxbury


Topics: Population & Demographics
Boston in Context 2019

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Jan 25 2019 Publication Date

Boston in Context tabulates various social, demographic, and economic characteristics from the 2013-2017 American Community Survey by Boston Neighborhood. Citywide totals as well as totals for Massachusetts and the United States are provided for comparison. Data on slides 22-23 revised June, 2019.


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