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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The Boston Economy 2005

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Oct 01 2005 Publication Date

Boston’s economy is once more showing signs of steady growth and of recovery from a regional economic recession after four years of a slow economy.


Topics: Income & Poverty, Industry Profiles, Labor Market, Real Estate & Development
Boston's Creative Economy

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Oct 01 2005 Publication Date

The Research Division created an innovative analysis of Boston's creative economy, defined as those activities which have their origin in individual creativity, skill and talent and which have the potential for wealth and job creation.


Topics: Income & Poverty, Industry Profiles, Labor Market, Real Estate & Development
The Boston Economy 2004

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Sep 01 2004 Publication Date

Report for year 2004 presents major economic and demographic trends for the past ten years in a citywide and regional context.


Topics: Income & Poverty, Industry Profiles, Labor Market, Real Estate & Development
Boston Among 35 American Cities

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Sep 01 2004 Publication Date

Report on employment growth and specialization in 35 of the largest American cities including Boston with specific reference to location, growth and concentration of jobs in cities.


Topics: Income & Poverty, Industry Profiles, Labor Market, Real Estate & Development
Boston Chartbook - A Primer of Boston's Economy - 2004

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May 05 2004 Publication Date

Boston's economy presented in a series of graphs showing Boston's share of Massachusetts' jobs, goods and services, and tax revenues.


Topics: Income & Poverty, Industry Profiles, Labor Market, Real Estate & Development
Economic & Fiscal Impact of the 2004 Democratic National Convention in Boston

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Apr 07 2004 Publication Date

This study estimates the near-term economic impacts and longer-term sustainability benefits of Boston’s ARRA investments.In short, this study projects significant economic impact in such things as job creation, Gross Regional Product, and tax generation, as well as longer-term sustainability benefits such as energy cost saving and water preservation. In addition, the study shows that when considering financial and sustainability efforts together, local benefits are expected to exceed costs by at least a four-to-one ratio, demonstrating a strong return on investment to the City of Boston.


Topics: Income & Poverty, Labor Market
Boston City - 2000 Census of Population and Housing

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Dec 15 2003 Publication Date

Forty tables profiling key socio-economic and demographic characteristics of the city.


Topics: Age, Education, Foreign-born, Gender, Households & Families, Income & Poverty, Labor Market, Language, Race
Boston Economy 2003

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Oct 01 2003 Publication Date

A report on major economic, demographic and market indicators for Boston.


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

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Jan 01 2003 Publication Date

Detailed tables of housing data, including structures, utilities, and costs, in Boston's neighborhoods.


Topics: Households & Families, Income & Poverty, Labor Market
Selected Economic Characteristics

N/A Neighborhoods

Jan 01 2003 Publication Date

Detailed tables of employment, income, and poverty in Boston's neighborhoods, 2000 Decennial Census.


Topics: Age, Education, Foreign-born, Gender, Households & Families, Income & Poverty, Labor Market, Language, Race