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 Economic Vital Signs (May 2024)

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May 21 2024 Publication Date

BPDA Research's monthly economic snapshot highlighting key data on Boston's economy, including macroeconomic indicators, local demand, and mobility. May 2024.


Topics: Income & Poverty, Industry Profiles, Labor Market, Real Estate & Development
Unpacking Boston's FY2023 NIH Funding

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May 16 2024 Publication Date

This report provides an in-depth analysis of the NIH funding sent to Boston researchers in fiscal year 2023, demonstrating the City's significant role as a leader in medical research. It explores how Boston's renowned hospitals, top universities, and thriving life sciences industry lead the nation in NIH funding, driving groundbreaking advancements in science and medicine, and solidifying the City's reputation as a global hub of innovation in the biomedical field.


Topics: Industry Profiles
Boston Economic Vital Signs (April 2024)

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Apr 01 2024 Publication Date

BPDA Research's monthly economic snapshot highlighting key data on Boston's economy, including macroeconomic indicators, local demand, and mobility. April 2024.


Topics: Income & Poverty, Industry Profiles, Labor Market, Real Estate & Development
Evolution of Boston's Home Financing: Analyzing Changes in Mortgage Applicants

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Feb 22 2024 Publication Date

This presentation explores Boston's home purchase mortgage environment to understand the trends and changes in mortgage applicant composition by income and race/ethnicity from 2007 to 2022, using HMDA data from the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.


Topics: Age, Education, Foreign-born, Gender, Households & Families, Income & Poverty, Language, Race, Real Estate & Development
Boston in Context 2024

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Jan 10 2024 Publication Date

Includes helpful neighborhood-level data tables on various topics including: age, race/ethnicity, education, nativity, labor, transportation, housing, and more. Uses 2018 - 2022 American Community Survey Data.


Topics: Economy & Jobs, Population & Demographics
Nighttime Economy

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Dec 08 2023 Publication Date

This presentation explores the industries and the people that run Boston at night, comparing Boston's nighttime economy with peer cities and the nation. A summarizing infographic is available here.


Topics: Labor Market
Business Establishments in Boston: Detailed Industry Trends

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Nov 27 2023 Publication Date

This presentation explores detailed industry trends in Boston's business establishments, tracking numbers of employer and non-employer businesses in particular sectors over time by size and neighborhood while also analyzing broader shifts in business dynamics coming out of the COVID-19 pandemic.


Topics: Industry Profiles, Labor Market, Real Estate & Development
Business Establishments in Boston: Citywide Trends

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Nov 27 2023 Publication Date

This presentation explores citywide trends in business establishments in Boston, providing some pre-pandemic background on business dynamics by firm age and size and giving an overview of the effects of COVID-19 on businesses by neighborhood, size, and industry.


Topics: Industry Profiles, Labor Market, Real Estate & Development
Labor Market Update, November 2023

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Nov 06 2023 Publication Date

This presentation provides an analysis of the latest data on Boston's labor market, focusing in particular on how tight labor markets have driven strong post-pandemic wage growth.


Topics: N/A
Shaping Boston: Trends in Land Use and Land Value

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Oct 12 2023 Publication Date

This presentation explores spatial patterns and temporal trends in land use and assesses land values by analyzing the City of Boston's property assessment data. A summarizing infographic is available here.


Topics: Real Estate & Development