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 Maps 2000 - Thematic Maps

N/A Neighborhoods

Sep 24 2007 Publication Date

A collection of thematic maps showing some of the important demographic, housing and socio-economic characteristics of Boston neighborhoods based on Census 2000 and other sources.


Topics: Age, Households & Families, Income & Poverty, Race
Boston Maps 2000 - Boundary Maps

N/A Neighborhoods

Sep 24 2007 Publication Date

A collection of boundary maps showing some of the important political, administrative and reporting geographies of Boston and neighborhoods based on US Census Bureau and other public entities.


Topics: Maps
Healthcare and Social Assistance Industry

N/A Neighborhoods

Jul 01 2007 Publication Date

Check out our new series on the largest industries in the City of Boston, that contains facts including employment, major employers, education, and more.


Topics: Industry Profiles
The New Boston Chartbook - 2007

N/A Neighborhoods

May 01 2007 Publication Date

Boston's economy presented in a series of graphs showing Boston's share of Massachusetts' jobs, goods and services, and tax revenues.


Topics: Income & Poverty, Industry Profiles, Labor Market, Real Estate & Development
The Boston Economy 2007

N/A Neighborhoods

May 01 2007 Publication Date

This report for 2007 presents the major economic, real estate market, and demographic trends for the city and region. Much of the data in this report extends through year-end 2006 and into the first quarter of 2007.


Topics: Income & Poverty, Industry Profiles, Labor Market, Real Estate & Development
Mayor Menino's Report on Boston - America's College Town

N/A Neighborhoods

Dec 01 2006 Publication Date

Higher Education, a leading industry in Boston, is a source of economic, social and cultural strength. However, housing markets get pressure from students’ demand for on-campus dormitories and by intensive use of off-campus neighborhood apartments. This report summarizes survey results from the University Accountability Ordinance, a Boston City Council requirement mandating all private colleges with resident students to report both student enrollment and neighborhood location twice annually.


Topics: Education
Boston Neighborhood Business Patterns

N/A Neighborhoods

May 01 2006 Publication Date

Boston's Neighborhood Business Patterns examines patterns in private sector employment by neighborhood. It identifies Boston's leading industries, employers and the geographical location of businesses and jobs in the city. The intention of this report is to provide an overview of business concentration patterns at both the city and neighborhood levels and to provide detailed economic data that would further facilitate the implementation of informed policy making.


Topics: Industry Profiles, Labor Market
Boston Supermarkets 2006

N/A Neighborhoods

May 01 2006 Publication Date

From 1990 to the present, Boston's supermarkets that range from small-scale specialty to mid-sized grocery stores and "super-sized" retailers have served have served Boston's neighborhoods in unique and vital ways. This report chronicles the evolution of the supermarket in Boston and how it stands today.


Topics: Industry Profiles
Insight - The New Pilgrims

N/A Neighborhoods

Dec 01 2005 Publication Date

This report analyzes the potential short-term impact on the state's budget and the long-term impact on the state's economy of the proposed legislation to allow undocumented immigrant students to qualify for in-state tuition rates at Massachusetts colleges and universities.


Topics: Economy & Jobs, Education, Foreign-born
The Boston Economy 2005

N/A Neighborhoods

Oct 01 2005 Publication Date

Boston’s economy is once more showing signs of steady growth and of recovery from a regional economic recession after four years of a slow economy.


Topics: Income & Poverty, Industry Profiles, Labor Market, Real Estate & Development