News

Mapping Demographic Change in Boston Neighborhoods Between 1880 and 1930

April 2015

 

groeger-data-mapData showing the dramatic demographic transformations in Boston’s neighborhoods between 1880 and 1930 is now available on the Boston Research Map, a joint initiative of the Boston Area Research Initiative (BARI) and Harvard’s Center for Geographic Analysis.
Drawing on a new database developed by Cristina Groeger, a PhD student in history at Harvard, with funding from BARI, the map allows users to visualize ward-level data on ethnicity, race, occupation, and school attendance in 1880, 1900, and 1930. This information can be used to illustrate a variety of different shifts that occurred in Boston over that period, including, but not limited to:

The new maps are available online at http://worldmap.harvard.edu/maps/historical_boston.

The underlying data is available from the BARI data library, which is open to any registered user of the BARI website.

Funding for Groeger’s work was provided in part by a grant to BARI provided by the National Science Foundation.

Published On: April 1, 2015 |
Facebook Twitter Google Print Friendly and PDF