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
Boston's Labor Force - 2013 (revised)

N/A Neighborhoods

Dec 13 2013 Publication Date

This Power Point presentation provides an overview of Boston's labor force, using the 2007-2011 and 2012 American Community Survey data. It includes demographic details of Boston's workers, as well as historic employment and unemployment trends. 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: Income & Poverty, Industry Profiles, Labor Market
Boston's Labor Force - 2013

N/A Neighborhoods

Dec 13 2013 Publication Date

This Power Point presentation provides an overview of Boston's labor force, using the 2007-2011 and 2012 American Community Survey data. It includes demographic details of Boston's workers, as well as historic employment and unemployment trends. 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: Income & Poverty, Industry Profiles, Labor Market
Boston's Economy

N/A Neighborhoods

Dec 13 2013 Publication Date

This Power Point presentation provides an overview of Boston's economy. It includes data on employment, key industries, wages, unemployment and employment forecasts.


Topics: Income & Poverty, Industry Profiles, Labor Market, Real Estate & Development
Low-to-Middle Skill Jobs in Boston

N/A Neighborhoods

Dec 13 2013 Publication Date

This presentation details the low-to-middle skill job openings, and the skills needed for those jobs, from 2012 to 2016.


Topics: Income & Poverty, Industry Profiles, Labor Market
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
The Largest Employers in the City of Boston

N/A Neighborhoods

Nov 27 2013 Publication Date

This report provides an overview of the largest private sector employers - defined as having 500 employees or more - in the city of Boston. 121 private sector companies made the list. The report also details the largest employers within each of Boston's major industries.


Topics: Industry Profiles, Labor Market
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
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