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.

Boston's Economy 2023

All Neighborhoods Neighborhoods

May 12 2023 Publication Date

Boston's Economy 2023 covers trends in employment, wages, housing prices, and real estate.

Topics: Income & Poverty, Industry Profiles, Labor Market, Real Estate & Development
Poverty Profile 2023

All Neighborhoods Neighborhoods

Feb 13 2023 Publication Date

A profile of poverty in Boston.

Topics: Income & Poverty, Population & Demographics
Economic Equity Agenda

N/A Neighborhoods

Feb 25 2016 Publication Date

Economic Equity is a common thread that runs through many of the Walsh Administration’s departments. Mayor Walsh has convened a working group to ensure a coordinated effort to present the Administration’s Economic Equity Agenda. This report presents the four main themes of the Economic Equity Agenda as income and employment, wealth creation, business development, and economic mobility for the community and the next generation.

Topics: Income & Poverty
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
Imagine all the People - Latinos

N/A Neighborhoods

Oct 23 2015 Publication Date

“Imagine all the People” is a series of publications produced by the Boston Redevelopment Authority for the Mayor’s Office of New Bostonians, that provides a comprehensive profile of Boston’s diverse immigrant communities and their numerous contributions to the city’s social, cultural, and economic landscape. It is part of an ongoing effort to celebrate new Bostonians and gain insight into how our city is shaped by their presence.

Topics: Age, Education, Foreign-born, Gender, Income & Poverty
Trends in Poverty and Inequality

N/A Neighborhoods

Oct 20 2015 Publication Date

The BRA Research Division prepared this presentation for the Boston Citywide Plan to provide a factual basis to understand 1) historical trends that have shaped poverty and inequality in Boston, 2) the extent of poverty and inequality in Boston today, and 3) specific populations that are disproportionately affected by poverty and inequality.

Topics: Age, Education, Foreign-born, Gender, Households & Families, Income & Poverty, Language, Race
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 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
2014 NIH Report

N/A Neighborhoods

Jun 23 2014 Publication Date


Topics: Income & Poverty, Labor Market
Women in Boston

N/A Neighborhoods

Jun 16 2014 Publication Date

This document was created to contribute to and inform the work of the Mayor's Office of Women's Advancement. It provides a demographic overview of women in the city, and includes details on age, race, ethnicity, nativity, educational attainment, labor force characteristics, and more. It also includes information on three key issue areas for women in Boston: poverty, the pay gap between men and women, and female-owned businesses.

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