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's Racial Groups

N/A Neighborhoods

Dec 13 2013 Publication Date

This publication provides data on each of Boston's major race groups, including age, nativity, family type, educational attainment, employment details and more.


Topics: Age, Education, Foreign-born, Gender, Households & Families, Income & Poverty, Language, Race
Demographic and Socio-economic Trends in Boston - 2013 (revised)

N/A Neighborhoods

Dec 13 2013 Publication Date

This Power Point presentation highlights demographic and socio-economic trends, using the 2000, 2010 Decennial Census and 2012 American Community Survey data. The data show us that the city's population is growing, diverse, young, and well-educated. This report was revised to use the boundaries for the West End and Downtown that went into effect in 2014. See the original report using the previous boundaries


Topics: Age, Education, Foreign-born, Households & Families, Income & Poverty, Language, Race
Boston's Elderly - 2013 (revised)

All Neighborhoods Neighborhoods

Dec 13 2013 Publication Date

This publication provides data on Boston's elderly population, using the Decennial Census, 2007-2011 and 2009-2012 American Community Survey data. It includes information on race, labor force participation, disabilities, poverty status, neighborhoods and more. This report was revised to use the boundaries for the West End and Downtown that went into effect in 2014. See the original report using the previous boundaries


Topics: Age, Households & Families, Income & Poverty, Race
Boston's Children - 2013 (revised)

All Neighborhoods Neighborhoods

Dec 13 2013 Publication Date

This is a three part report analyzing Boston's children, their households, and their householders by selected characteristics, using the 2007-2011 American Community Survey data. It provides data on race, ethnicity, nativity, family type, poverty status, schooling, language, neighborhoods and more. It also maps children living in poverty by selected demographic characteristics. This report was revised to use the boundaries for the West End and Downtown that went into effect in 2014. See the original report using the previous boundaries


Topics: Age, Education, Foreign-born, Households & Families, Income & Poverty, Language, Race
Demographic and Socio-economic Trends in Boston - 2013

N/A Neighborhoods

Dec 13 2013 Publication Date

This Power Point presentation highlights demographic and socio-economic trends, using the 2000, 2010 Decennial Census and 2012 American Community Survey data. The data show us that the city's population is growing, diverse, young, and well-educated. This report has been revised to use the boundaries for the West End and Downtown that went into effect in 2014. See the revised report using the new boundaries


Topics: Age, Education, Foreign-born, Households & Families, Income & Poverty, Language, Race
Boston's Children - 2013

All Neighborhoods Neighborhoods

Dec 13 2013 Publication Date

This is a three part report analyzing Boston's children, their households, and their householders by selected characteristics, using the 2007-2011 American Community Survey data. It provides data on race, ethnicity, nativity, family type, poverty status, schooling, language, neighborhoods and more. It also maps children living in poverty by selected demographic characteristics. This report has been revised to use the boundaries for the West End and Downtown that went into effect in 2014. See the revised report using the new boundaries


Topics: Age, Education, Foreign-born, Households & Families, Income & Poverty, Language, Race
Boston's Elderly - 2013

All Neighborhoods Neighborhoods

Dec 13 2013 Publication Date

This publication provides data on Boston's elderly population, using the Decennial Census, 2007-2011 and 2009-2012 American Community Survey data. It includes information on race, labor force participation, disabilities, poverty status, neighborhoods and more. This report has been revised to use the boundaries for the West End and Downtown that went into effect in 2014. See the revised report using the new boundaries


Topics: Age, Households & Families, Income & Poverty, Race
Boston's Labor Force - 2013 (revised)

N/A Neighborhoods

Dec 13 2013 Publication Date

This Power Point presentation provides an overview of Boston's labor force, using the 2007-2011 and 2012 American Community Survey data. It includes demographic details of Boston's workers, as well as historic employment and unemployment trends. This report was revised to use the boundaries for the West End and Downtown that went into effect in 2014. See the original report using the previous boundaries


Topics: Income & Poverty, Industry Profiles, Labor Market
Boston's Labor Force - 2013

N/A Neighborhoods

Dec 13 2013 Publication Date

This Power Point presentation provides an overview of Boston's labor force, using the 2007-2011 and 2012 American Community Survey data. It includes demographic details of Boston's workers, as well as historic employment and unemployment trends. This report has been revised to use the boundaries for the West End and Downtown that went into effect in 2014. See the revised report using the new boundaries


Topics: Income & Poverty, Industry Profiles, Labor Market
Boston's Economy

N/A Neighborhoods

Dec 13 2013 Publication Date

This Power Point presentation provides an overview of Boston's economy. It includes data on employment, key industries, wages, unemployment and employment forecasts.


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