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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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
Boston by the Numbers: Young Adults - 2013

N/A Neighborhoods

Oct 29 2013 Publication Date

Boston by the Numbers is a series created by the Research Division that highlights the characteristics of Boston's population and economy. This report details Boston’s young adult population (ages 20-34), using the Decennial Census and 2010 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, Race
Boston by the Numbers: Young Adults - 2013 (revised)

N/A Neighborhoods

Oct 29 2013 Publication Date

Boston by the Numbers is a series created by the Research Division that highlights the characteristics of Boston's population and economy. This report details Boston’s young adult population (ages 20-34), using the Decennial Census and 2010 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, Race
Grocery Stores in Boston - 2013 (revised)

N/A Neighborhoods

Oct 02 2013 Publication Date

This publication discusses current and future grocery stores in Boston. It includes details on square footage, replacements, and expansions of grocery stores, as well as a map with all current supermarkets in Boston. The data in this report is a combination of 2011 City of Boston Assessing Department and 2012 InfoUSA 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: Industry Profiles
Grocery Stores in Boston - 2013

N/A Neighborhoods

Oct 02 2013 Publication Date

This publication discusses current and future grocery stores in Boston. It includes details on square footage, replacements, and expansions of grocery stores, as well as a map with all current supermarkets in Boston. The data in this report is a combination of 2011 City of Boston Assessing Department and 2012 InfoUSA 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: Industry Profiles
Boston by the Numbers: Housing - 2013

N/A Neighborhoods

Oct 02 2013 Publication Date

Boston by the Numbers is a series created by the Research Division that highlights the characteristics of Boston’s population and economy. This report details the history and current state of Boston’s housing stock.


Topics: Real Estate & Development
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
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