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 in Context: Neighborhoods - 2015

All Neighborhoods Neighborhoods

Aug 04 2015 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 2009-2013 American Community Survey data.


Topics: Age, Education, Foreign-born, Households & Families, Income & Poverty, Industry Profiles, Labor Market, Language, Race
Boston's Shifting Demographics

N/A Neighborhoods

Jul 20 2015 Publication Date

This presentation provides statistics showing historical trends that shaped the present population of Boston. Presentation sections include population growth, diversity, educational attainment, age distribution, and changing families.


Topics: Age, Education, Foreign-born, Gender, Households & Families, Language, Race
Boston City Council Districts: Part 2

N/A Neighborhoods

Jun 24 2015 Publication Date

This report presents additional demographic statistics for the Boston City Council Districts from the 2009-2013 American Community Survey.


Topics: City Council Districts, Education, Income & Poverty, Industry Profiles
Boston City Council Districts

N/A Neighborhoods

Apr 30 2015 Publication Date

This report presents demographic statistics for the Boston City Council Districts from the 2009-2013 American Community Survey.


Topics: Age, City Council Districts, Foreign-born, Gender, Race
2014 Financial Education Report

N/A Neighborhoods

Jan 07 2015 Publication Date

A Review of Financial Education Practices in the United States & Observations on Applications to Immigrant Markets for Financial Services


Topics: Industry Profiles
Retaining Recent College Graduates in Boston: Is There a Brain Drain?

N/A Neighborhoods

Oct 24 2014 Publication Date

This report was produced by the BRA Research DIvision in collaboration with the UMass Donahue Institute and attempts to reframe a long-running debate about the Boston metro area's ability to retain the college and university graduates it produces annually.


Topics: Education, Foreign-born
Characteristics of Boston and Its Neighborhoods

All Neighborhoods Neighborhoods

Oct 23 2014 Publication Date

On October 14, 2014, Alvaro Lima, Director of Research at the BRA, presented information on the characteristics of Boston and its neighborhoods to a group from Boston Education Funders. The presentation discusses recent demographic changes in Boston and highlights the 0-24 population.


Topics: Age, Education, Foreign-born, Race
Hotels in Boston PowerPoint

N/A Neighborhoods

Sep 29 2014 Publication Date

This PowerPoint presentation includes highlights from the BRA Research Division's 2014 Hotels in Boston report.


Topics: Real Estate & Development
Hotels in Boston

N/A Neighborhoods

Aug 13 2014 Publication Date

This report provides information on Boston's hotel industry, growth, and overall economic impact. It details occupancy rates, hotel distribution by neighborhood, and more.


Topics: Real Estate & Development
Boston's Neighborhood Business Patterns

N/A Neighborhoods

Aug 07 2014 Publication Date

Boston's Neighborhood Business Patterns examines private sector employment by neighborhood. It provides information on Boston's leading industries and employers, employment size, and the location of businesses and jobs in Boston.


Topics: Industry Profiles, Labor Market
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