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 in Context 2023

All Neighborhoods Neighborhoods

Jan 18 2023 Publication Date

2017-2021 American Community Survey


Topics: Population & Demographics
Those who Come and Those who Leave: A Profile of Migration

N/A Neighborhoods

Aug 30 2022 Publication Date

Boston's migration patterns are marked by net positive international migration and net negative regional migration. This presentation profiles residents who move to Boston and those residents who leave Boston to live elsewhere.


Topics: Population & Demographics
Second Generation Immigrants in Massachusetts

N/A Neighborhoods

Aug 30 2022 Publication Date

Almost 15% of Massachusetts residents are second generation: those born in the United States who have at least one foreign-born parent. This presentation profiles these residents.


Topics: Population & Demographics
Profile of Noncitizens in Boston

N/A Neighborhoods

Aug 30 2022 Publication Date

In 2020, there were approximately 97,000 non US citizens living in Boston, making up about 14% of the city's population. This presentation is a profile of these residents.


Topics: Population & Demographics
Boston in Context 2022

All Neighborhoods Neighborhoods

Apr 28 2022 Publication Date

2020 Decennial Census Redistricting Data and 2016-2020 American Community Survey


Topics: Population & Demographics
Boston at a Glance 2022

All Neighborhoods Neighborhoods

Mar 29 2022 Publication Date

Boston at a Glance is a demographic fact sheet for the city of Boston. The 2022 update uses current U.S. Census data from the American Community Survey 2016-2020 5-year estimate.


Topics: Population & Demographics
2020 Census Redistricting Data - Further Insights

N/A Neighborhoods

Aug 20 2021 Publication Date

Presentation compares Boston's 2010-2020 population growth to peer cities nationally and to other large cities and towns in Massachusetts. Detailed analysis of trends in racial/ethnic identification of Boston residents in the Census.


Topics: Population & Demographics
2020 Census Redistricting Data Tables for Boston

All Neighborhoods Neighborhoods

Aug 13 2021 Publication Date

Tables of 2020 Census redistricting data for Boston and Boston neighborhoods.


Topics: Population & Demographics
2020 Census Redistricting Data Analysis for Boston

All Neighborhoods Neighborhoods

Aug 13 2021 Publication Date

Graphs and maps by the Office of Digital Cartography and GIS present the 2020 Census redistricting data for Boston and Boston neighborhoods in historical context.


Topics: Population & Demographics
Boston's Changing Domestic Migration: 1980 to 2016

All Neighborhoods Neighborhoods

Mar 04 2021 Publication Date

This report explores characteristics of Boston's domestic migration, looking at net migration and in and out flows, to understand trends behind Boston's recent population growth.


Topics: Population & Demographics