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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Methodological Differences in Census Programs

N/A Neighborhoods

Nov 26 2019 Publication Date

This white paper reviews the three following census programs: Decennial Census, Population Estimates Program’s (PEP) Annual Estimates of the Resident Population, and the American Community Survey (ACS). The paper examines the differences between the programs and how their methodologies affect Boston population estimates.


Topics: Population & Demographics
Who Is At Risk of Migrating? Developing Synthetic Populations to Produce Efficient Domestic Migration

N/A Neighborhoods

Sep 17 2018 Publication Date

In developing an interregional, cohort-component projection methodology for Boston, Massachusetts, the BPDA Research Division created an innovative approach for producing domestic migration rates with synthetic populations using 1-year, American Community Survey (ACS), and Public Use Microdata Samples (PUMS). This article, published in the journal Urban Science, describes the projection methodology.


Topics: Population & Demographics
Boston at a Glance - 2015

N/A Neighborhoods

Nov 04 2015 Publication Date

Boston at a Glance is a series that presents some selected demographic, economic and housing characteristics of Boston. The data used in this report is a combination of 2013 ACS 1-Year Estimate and 2009-2013 ACS 5-Years Estimates. Updated January 28, 2019 to ensure consistency across publications.


Topics: Age, Education, Foreign-born, Gender, Households & Families, Income & Poverty, Language, Race
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
American Community Survey 2007-2011 Estimate, Back Bay-Beacon Hill 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, Allston-Brighton 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, Roxbury 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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