For more data resources see: Boston Data & Statistics
The Opportunity Atlas
A comprehensive Census tract-level dataset of children’s outcomes in adulthood using data covering nearly the entire U.S. population.
Policy Map This link opens in a new window
Easy-to-use online mapping and visualization tool. Downloadable U.S. demographic, economic and social data by city, state, zip code, county or census tract. Types of data include crime, housing, health, education and occupations, derived from both public and proprietary sources.
The Boston Chinatown Atlas
"The Boston Chinatown Atlas, a 15-year effort by Prof Tunney Lee, documents the origins of the Chinese in Boston and how they built Chinatown"
Boston Area Research Map (BARI)
This page is a jumping off point for exploring our data resources, and allows you to investigate maps of different topics that we think are central to understanding how cities work and shape the lives of the people who live within them. The links below lead to maps that have been generated in ArcOnline and allow you change and adjust visuals in a way that helps you answer the questions that are important to you.
Boston Streets: Mapping Directory Data, Tufts University
Boston Streets: Mapping Directory Data contextualizes the people, places and events that have shaped the city from the years before the American Civil War through 20th century urban renewal.
Historical Urban Atlases of Boston: Boston Public LIbrary
This link will bring you to a research guide created by Boston Public Library that is full of information on different historical Boston atlases including; Pinney Atlas, Hopkins Atlas, Beers Atlas, Bromley Atlas, and the Sanborn Atlas.
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center, Boston Public Library
The Boston Public Library is home to the Norman B. Leventhal Map Center which houses a unique collections of maps including; American Revolutionary War area maps, European Age of Discoveries maps, Colonial New England and Colonial Boston maps, Nautical charts from the Library of Congress Geography and Map Division, maps and atlases from the 16th to 18th century, 19th century county and town land ownership maps, various editions of some of the earliest printed maps, and MORE!
Analyze Boston is the City of Boston's open data hub. We invite you to explore our datasets, read about us, or see our tips for users.
Boston Data Portal
The Boston Data Portal makes publicly available the data products from BARI projects. The Data Portal is a key part of BARI’s efforts to collect and disseminate information that foster policy/research collaborations. The Data Portal has two components: the Boston Data Library and BostonMap.
Boston Planning & Development Agency, Maps and GIS
View maps of demographic and economic data for the City of Boston. You can also use the BostonMaps Demographics Atlas to explore data for individual neighborhoods.
North End Neighborhood, US Census Summary File 1 Data (2010)
The following reports feature selected data collected on all people and households in the 2010 Census and are from the 2010 Census Summary Files (SF-1).Population information included these reports are sex, age, race, Hispanic or Latino origin, household and family characteristics, and group quarters population. Housing items include whether a housing unit is owner-occupied or renter-occupied, as well as occupancy and vacancy status. This report is a profile of North End.
Building AAPI Power: A Profile of AAPI Communities in Greater Boston (Boston Indicators, Nov 2021)
To help inform efforts to support our region’s diverse AAPI communities, the report aims to provide a more nuanced profile of AAPI communities than is often presented in the public discourse. Too often researchers report aggregate numbers for racial groups, rather than disaggregating by country of origin. For AAPI populations especially, using only aggregate data markedly skews analysis. While more than 80 percent of working-age Indian Americans in Greater Boston are college-educated, for
Great Migration to Global Immigration: A Profile of Black Boston, 2023 (Boston Indicators)
Great Migration to Global Immigration: A Profile of Black Boston analyzes the region’s unique and growing intra-Black diversity, explores how the growing Black middle-class has helped revitalize cities and towns outside of Boston’s inner core, and details how disparities by income and wealth manifest across Black communities.
Chinatown Then and Now: Gentrification in Boston, New York, and Philadelphia
Chinatown Then and Now is a report on the dramatic gentrification of Chinatowns in Boston, New York City, and Philadelphia in the past three decades. The report, contains some of the first-ever land-use data collected on the three largest Chinatowns on the East Coast.
Data Axle Reference Solutions (formerly ReferenceUSA) This link opens in a new window
Current and historical directories of U.S. businesses and consumers. Search businesses by company name, geographic area, business type, SIC code, revenue, location, number of employees and more. Also includes job and internship listings.