Boston Gentrification

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To assess how gentrification has reshaped urban neighborhoods, Governing analyzed demographic data for the nation's 50 most populous cities. Changes in several measures, described below, were calculated for each city's Census tracts and compared to others throughout metro areas. While the methodology is similar to prior research on the subject, no universally accepted definition of gentrification exists.


2009-2013 American Community Survey; Estimates are from the US2010 Longitudinal Tract Data Base project of the Russell Sage Foundation and Brown University.