Research Publications

Economy & Jobs

2014 NIH Report

For the 19th consecutive year, Boston received the most funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) of all cities in the United States, at over $1.72 billion.

2014-NIH-Report_FINAL_NB_6-23-2014.pdf (PDF, 1.8 MB)

Foreign Born

New Bostonians 2013-2014

This Power Point presentation provides demographic and economic data on Boston's foreign-born population. It includes details on race, countries of origin, languages spoken at home, education attainment, income and more.

New-Bostonians-2013-2014_FINAL_4-1-14.pdf (PDF, 541 KB)


Boston in Context: Neighborhoods

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 2007-2011 American Community Survey data.

Boston_In_Context_07-11_Neighborhoods_FINAL_1-24-2014.pdf (PDF, 2.4 MB)

Population & Demographic

Measuring Diversity in a Changing City

This publication expands the concept of "diversity" to include income, age, language, educational attainment, and place of birth.  We compared Boston in 2000 and 2010 to understand how diversity has shifted over the last 10 years in the city and its neighborhoods.

Measuring-Diversity_FINAL_March-2014.pdf (PDF, 12.2 MB)

Economy & Jobs

Grocery Stores in Boston

This publication discusses current and future grocery stores in Boston. It includes details on square footage, replacements, and expansions of grocery stores, as well as a map with all current supermarkets in Boston.

Grocery-Stores_final.pdf (PDF, 1.3 MB)