Research Publications

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Boston in Context - Census 2000

N/A Neighborhoods

Nov 01 2002 Publication Date

This publication compares Boston to the U.S. and Massachusetts on several demographic, economic, and housing characteristics. This report uses 2000 Census data.


Topics: Age, Education, Foreign-born, Gender, Households & Families, Language, Race
Boston Still #1 College City

N/A Neighborhoods

Oct 01 2002 Publication Date

Boston is home to 36 colleges and universities, and over 135,000 students, making it one of the world's leading intellectual centers.


Topics: Industry Profiles
Boston's Population 2000 - Wards and Precincts

N/A Neighborhoods

Sep 01 2002 Publication Date

Population by wards and precincts including race and ethnicity in Boston's neighborhoods.


Topics: Foreign-born, Race, Wards and Precincts
Intellectual Capital Drives Boston’s Record as a Top Location for Business

N/A Neighborhoods

Sep 01 2002 Publication Date

Discusses Boston's consistently high rankings in Fortune Magazine as a place to live and do business. This success comes from the innovation and intellectual capital driving the city's major industries.


Topics: Industry Profiles, Real Estate & Development
Boston's Immigration, Foreign Born and Languages, 1990–Present

N/A Neighborhoods

Jul 01 2002 Publication Date

Describes changes in Boston's foreign born population, immigration and language spoken at home between the 1990 and 2000 census.


Topics: Foreign-born, Language, Race
Boston's Ancestry, 1990–2000

N/A Neighborhoods

Jul 01 2002 Publication Date

Details the ancestry of Bostonians in 1990 and 2000.


Topics: Foreign-born
Boston School Enrollment & Educational Attainment, 1990–2000

N/A Neighborhoods

Jul 01 2002 Publication Date

Discusses the growth of school-aged children and school enrollment during the 1990s. Highlights the rising level of educational attainment in Boston.


Topics: Age, Education
Boston City Poverty Characteristics, 1990–2000

N/A Neighborhoods

Jul 01 2002 Publication Date

Details the changes in Boston's poverty rates between 1990 and 2000.


Topics: Age, Gender, Households & Families
Boston City Income Characteristics, 1990–2000

N/A Neighborhoods

Jul 01 2002 Publication Date

Discusses changes in income, earnings, and poverty between the 1990 and 2000 census in Boston.


Topics: Households & Families
Boston City Housing Characteristics, 1990–2000

N/A Neighborhoods

Jul 01 2002 Publication Date

A comparative view of housing and household characteristics in Boston and its neighborhoods, 1990-2000.


Topics: Households & Families