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United Community Planning Corporation (UCPC) is a
non-profit citizen-led human services planning and
research organization which has provided services to
the Greater Boston community for over 60 years.
UCPC is partially funded by the United Way of Mas-
sachusetts Bay and is its planning partner It also
receives grants from foundations and contracts from
various public and private agencies. UCPC's Census
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Note to Census Data Users Summary Tape File (STF) 3A V-VI

Introduction VTI

Airport SEE EAST BOSTON, tracts 504 (pt) ,505,506 (pt) 512 63-77

Allston SEE BRIGHTON, tracts 001,003 9-17

Ashmont SEE DORCHESTER, SOUTH, tracts 1004 (pt) ,1005 (pt) ,1008 (pt) 48-62

BACK BAY 1-8

Bay Village SEE SOUTHEND, tracts 701 (pt) ,702 (pt) ,703 (pt) 148-162

Beacon Hill SEE BACK BAY, tract 108 (pt) 1-8

SEE WEST END, tracts 201,202,203 (pt) 163-170

SEE S(JJm ELvID, tracts 701 (pt) ,703 (pt) ,707 (pt) 148-162

Bellevue Hill SEE WEST ROXBURY, tract 1303 (pt) 171-178

BRIfflTON 9-17

Cedar Grove SEE DORCHESTER, SOUTH, tractsl007 (pt) ,1008 (pt) 48-62

CHARLESTOWN 18-25

Chinatown SEE SOUTHEND, tracts 701(pt) ,702 (pt) 148-162

City Point SEE SOUTH BOSTON, tracts 601 (pt) ,602,605 (pt) 133-147

Codman Square SEE DORCHESTER, SOUTH, tracts 1004 (pt) ,1005 (pt) 48-62

SEE DORCHESTER, NORTH, tract 919 (pt) 26-47

Colurrbia SEE DORCHESTER, NORTH, tracts 907 (pt) ,908,909,910 (pt) ,911,913 (pt) 26-47

SEE ROXBURY, tract 801(pt) 117-132

Columbus Park SEE SOUTH BOSTON, tracts 604 (pt) ,610-613,614 (pt) 133-147

SEE SOUTHEND, tract 704 (pt) 148-lf 2

SEE DORCHESTER, NORTH, tract 907 (pt) 26-47

D Street SEE SOUTH BOSTON, tracts 607,608 (pt) ,609 (pt) 133-147

•DORCHESTER, NORTH 26-47

DORCHESTER, SOUTH 48-62

Dudley SEE ROXBURY, tracts 803,804,807 (pt) ,817 (pt) 117-132

SEE DORCHESTER, NORTH, tracts 905,906,913 (pt) ,914 (pt) 26-47



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Eagle Hill SEE EAST BOSTON, tracts 501,502 (pt) ,509 (pt) 63-77

EAST BOSTON 63-77

Egleston Square SEE RDXBUPY, tract 813 (pt) 117-132

SEE JAMAICA PLAIN, tract 1203 (pt) 93-100

Fairmont SEE PIYDE PARK, tract 1402 (pt) 85-92

Fenway SEE BACK BAY, tracts 102 (pt) ,103 (pt) ,104,105 (pt) 1-8

Fields Comer SEE DORCHESTER, NORill, tracts 920 (pt) ,921 (pt) ,922 (pt) 26-47

Forest Hills SEE ROSLnOALE, tracts 1101. 01 (pt) ,1101.02 (pt) ,1103 (pt) 109-116

SEE JAMAICA PLAIN, tract 1201 (pt) 93-100

Franklin Field SEE DORCHESTER, NORTH, tracts 901,924 (pt) 26-47

SEE DORCHESTER, SOUTH, tracts 1001,1002 48-62

SEE ROSLIbDALE, tract 1101.01 (pt) 109-116

Georgetown SEE HYDE PARK, tract 1401. 02 (pt) 85-92

Grove Hall SEE RDXBURY, tracts 820 (pt) , 821 (pt) 117-132

SEE RDSLINDALE, tract 1101.01 (pt) 109-116

HARBOR ISLANDS 78-84

Harix)r View SEE EAST BOSTON, tracts 509 (pt) , 510,511 63-77

Highland Park SEE ROXBURY, tracts 807 (pt) ,813 (pt) ,814 (pt) ,815 (pt) ,816 (pt) 117-132

HYDE PARK 85-92

Hyde Square SEE JAMAICA PLAIN, tracts 1205,1206 (pt) ,1207 (pt) 93-100

SEE ROXBURY, tract 812 (pt) 117-132

Jamaica Hills SEE JAMAICA PLAIN, tracts 1201 (pt), 1204 (pt) ,1207 (pt) 93-100

JAMAICA PLAIN 93-100

Jeffries Point SEE EAST BOSTON, tracts 504 (pt) ,505,506 (pt) 63-77

Kenmore SEE BACK BAY, tracts lOl.Ol(pt), 101.02, 102 (pt) 1-8

Lower Mills SEE DORCHESTER, SOUTH, tracts 1007 (pt) , 1008 (pt) , 1009 48-62

Mattapan SEE DORQiESTER, SOUTH, tracts 1009 (pt) , 1010.01,1010.02 48-62

SEE HYDE PARK, tract 1404 (pt) 85-92



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Meeting House Hill SEE DORCHESTER, NORTH, tracts 916,917,920 (pt) 26-47

Metropolitan Hill SEE ROSLINDALE, tracts 1104.02 (pt) ,1105.01,1105.02,

1106.02 (pt) 109-116

SEE HYDE PARK, tracts 1401. 01 (pt) 85-92

Mission Hill-Medical Center SEE BACK BAY, tract 103 (pt) 1-8

SEE ROXBURY, tracts 809 (pt) ,810(pt) 117-132

Mission 1^11 Projects SEE BACK BAY, tract 103 (pt) 1-8

SEE ROXBURY, tract 808 117-132

Mission Hill-Top of Hill SEE ROXBURY, tracts 809 (pt) ,810 (pt) ,811(pt) ,

812(pt),814(pt) 117-132

Neponset SEE DORCHESTER, NORTH, tract 921 (pt) 26-47

SEE DORCHESTER, SOUTH, tracts 1006. 01 (pt) ,1006.02,1007 (pt) 48-62

NORTH END 101-108

Orient Heights SEE EAST BOSTON 63-77

Parker Hill SEE iOXBURY, tracts 809 (pt) ,810(pt) ,811(pt) 117-132

Readville SEE HYDE PARK, tracts 1401. 02 (pt), 1402 (pt) 85-92

ROSLINDALE 109-116

ROXBURY 117-132

Sav-Mor SEE ROXBURY, tracts 802 (pt) ,803 (pt) ,818,820 (pt) 117-132

SOUTH BOSTON 133-147

South Cove SEE SOUTH EISD, tracts 701(pt) ,702 (pt) ,703 (pt) 148-162

SOUTH END 148-162

Stony Brook SEE HYDE PARK, tracts 1401.01 (pt) ,1402 (pt) ,1403 (pt) 85-92

Telegraph Hill SEE SOUTH BOSTON, tracts 603,604 (pt) 133-147

Thcnpson Square SEE CHARLESTOWN, tracts 401-404,408 18-25

Uphams Comer SEE DORCHESTER, NORTI-I, tracts 903 (pt) ,910(pt) ,912,913(pt) ,

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Washington Park SEE RDXBURY , tracts 813 (pt ) , 815 (pt) , 816 (pt) , 817 , 819 ,

820 (pt), 821 117-132

Waterfront SEE NORTH END, tracts 303{pt) ,305(pt) 10 1-108

Wellington Hill SEE DORCHESTER, SOUTIi, tracts 1011.01,1011.02 48-62

SEE ROSLINDALE, tract 1101.01 (pt) 109-116

WEST END 163-170

V\EST ROXBURY 171-178



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Note to Census Data Users
5ummary"Tape File (STF) 3A — Sample Data

Data tables presented in these printouts were extracted from Summary Tape File
(STF) 3 A. These data were gathered from the 1980 Census long form questionnaires which
had been filled out by an approximate 20% sample of the population. The data were then
weighted using reliable estimation factors to reflect the characteristics of the entire
population. These data, therefore, are sample data only, and may not exactly match data
previously released by the Bureau of the Census.

While the 1980 Census data is the newest and best data available of its kind, it should
be noted that the Census was taken in April of 1980. This means that the aging process of
these data is quite well along, and that many areas within Boston and the Standard
Metropolitan Statistical Area (SMSA) may have already experienced change since 1980 in
their social and economic characteristics. United Community Planning Corporation,
therefore, presents the numbers enumerated in the 1980 Census as sound indicators of
population and household characteristics, but not as absolute figures.

NOTE: ASTERISKS (*) ON THESE PRINTOUTS REPRESENT DATA
CATZGORIES WHICH WERE SUPPRESSED BY THE BUREAU OF THE
CENSUS FOR PURPOSES OF CONFIDENTIALITY.

SUPPRESSION

Maintaining confidentiality of individuals' social and economic characteristics
collected during the 1980 Census is required by national law. One way this is achieved is
through providing data only for groups of persons residing within specific geoyraphic
areas, rather than providing data on each individual or household from whom data were
collected. Although the data presented are geographically aggregated, there are times
when, due to specific racial, ethnic, or economic characteristics, small numbers of
persons residing in an area may be identified. In order to prevent this, the Bureau of the
Census suppresses data if fewer than a specified number of persons having certain
characteristics appear.

On Summary Tape File (STF) 3A data were suppressed if fewer than 30 total persons,
households, or families having specific racial, ethnic, or economic characteristics lived in
the geographic area being summarized (in these printouts, this is the TRACT level). In
the majority of data tables presented in these printouts, suppression does not occur. On
two tables, however, namely "Race by School Enrollment" and "Race by Poverty Status"
(both are cross-tabulated) suppression ia quite evident. The overall effect of suppression
within tracts is that data will either be omitted, or the total number of persons having the
characteristics being analyzed will be understated. The Area Total on these printouts,
however, represents the actual total of persons within the town or neighborhood within
these categories (estimated up from the tract level) except where noted with an asterisk
(*).

Within these cross-tabulated tables, ^vo types of suppression are in operation. The
first type is termed " Primary Suppression " and affects only the data category for the
tract(s) being summarized. An example of this type of suppression would be if fewer than
30 persons of a specific racial or ethnic group lived within the tract, the data for these
people would be omitted — but only for the data category of that tract.



The second type of suppression which occurs on these printouts is termed
" Complennentary " suppression. Very simply, complementary suppression occurs when data
on small numbers of persons of specific racial or ethnic groups can be derived using
subtraction, if all data for other racial groups is presented. In order to prevent these
people from being identified, the Bureau of the Census suppresses data not only for that
specific racial/ethnic group, but also for all other racial/ethnic groups, or the next racial
group having a small population within the area. An example would be if five Blacks lived
in a tract and all other persons in that tract were White, all data categories would be
suppressed as well as all categories for Whites. This type of suppression can have
significant effects on the total counts of persons by race/ethnic origin and should be
interpreted with caution.

Below is a list of definitions which will be helpful for understanding symbols and
terms noted on these printouts:

Area Total ; On printouts for all towns having fewer than ten tracts, the Area Total
represents the actual town totals of persons within the categories being referenced, unless
otherwise noted with an asterisk (*).

Area Total for Towns with Over Ten Tracts ; Area totals for towns having over ten tracts,
or which have more than one page of data per table set, represent the total of the tracts
appearing on that page only. In order to derive the total persons residing in the town, add
the area totals from the two or three pages of data together.

Universe ; The term "Universe" explains the group of individuals, households, or families
from whom data presented in the table are derived. For example, on the "Sex by Labor
Force Status" table, the "Universe" was total persons 16 years and over. This means that
only data taken from questionnaires filled out by persons over the age of 16 were used to
calculate this table.

Median Income ; The median income for towns having more than ten tracts is presented
only under the Area Total of the first page of the "Household Characteristics" sheet for
each town. For all other towns, the median income for the town is presented under the
Area Total, as usual.

PLEASE NOTE

UCPC staff make every attempt to insure that all data are accurately transcribed
from Census Bureau documents and tape files. The accuracy of these sources is usually
good, but UCPC cannot warrant their total accuracy. We also realize that despite good
quality control procedures, data processing errors can escape our detection. Therefore, if
any of the data presented in the attached reports appear to be in error, please request
clarification from UCPC staff. We will then make any required corrections so that future
data users will benefit from this revised information.

In some cases, slight differences may appear between town totals summarized from
the town level, and town totals which are summarized through aggregating tracts
together. These differences are due to the different methods applied when estimating
tract data or estimating town data by t' - Bureau of the Census. In most cases, however,
tract data aggregated together to reflect the total town population should not vary more
than 2% from the actual to'. n total stated in other documents.



VI



INTRODUCTION

Though the United Community Planning Corporation has
prepared the maps and the printed information in this volume, its
pagination, table of contents and introduction is the work of
the Government Documents Department at the Boston Public Library.

In order to make the data as useful as possible, a table
of contents serves as the guide to Boston's many neighborhoods.
Generally speaking there are approximately 16 neighborhoods witn
commonly recognized boundaries. It is these "areas" by whicn the
data in this report are arranged. However, there are other areas
that are usually thought of as neighborhoods. The Table of
Contents lists many of these and r-efers the user to the appropriate
sections in the body of the volume. The boundary demarcations are
those utilized by the U.S. Bureau of the Census in its special
microfiche tabulation of this data for the 1980 Census of Popula-
tion and Housing Neighborhood Statistics Program. In referencing
the particular tract numbers which make up a neighborhood, it
will be noted that often it is indicated that only a part of the
neighborhood is in that tract. To obtain more accurate data in
such cases it is necessary to refer to the Block Statistics for
Boston. Neighborhood Statistics Program fiche contains a listing
of neighborhoods indicating which blocks of particular tracts
are in specific neighborhoods. It should be noted, however, that
block data is not as comprehensive as tract data and information
is given only on general characteristics of population and
housing.

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