Who are New England's immigrants?
Foreign immigration is driving New England's population growth and shaping the region's economic and demographic character. Who are the region's immigrants? Where do they live? How are they doing? An analysis by the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston answers some of these questions.
With foreclosure rates rising nationwide, public officials, financial institutions, and community organizations are launching prevention programs and educating housing counselors and attorneys on the issue.
Mapping New England
According to the U.S. Census Bureau's 2005 American Community Survey, 35.5 percent of the population 25 years and older in southern New England counties have a bachelor's degree or higher. Nationwide the percentage is 27.2.
Mapping New England: changes in median home prices in cities and towns in southern New England, 2000 to 2004
In recent years, housing prices across the country have soared. Southern New England has been no exception. The map shows the percent change in median sales prices for single-family homes for each city and town in Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Rhode Island between 2000 and 2004.
Mapping New England: concentration of poverty
In 2000, 9 percent of New England?s population lived below the poverty level, and more than 5 percent of the region?s communities had poverty levels higher that 20 percent.
Mapping New England: 2005 housing permits in New England
Housing permits in New England increased from 57,872 in 2004 to 58,742 in 2005, with Rhode Island experiencing the greatest uptick. The map shows 2005 housing permits relative to population.
Mapping New England: higher-priced refinance loans in southern New England
In New England, 12 percent of refinance loans were higher-priced. Higher-priced refinance loans were much less common in eastern Massachusetts than in other parts of southern New England.
Mapping New England: farm concentration
In New England, the greatest concentration of farms is often in the most urban counties.
Mapping New England: high concentrations of Brazilians in southern New England
According to the U.S. Census, 23.2 percent of the more than 200,000 Brazilians living in the United States in 2000 made their home in New England.
Understanding foreclosures in Massachusetts
Recent increases in foreclosure rates in New England and other parts of the United States are raising concerns. Distressful for individual borrowers and potentially destabilizing for their communities, the negative effects of foreclosures flow beyond the impact on housing markets and the financial consequences for creditors. Public officials, lenders, current and potential homeowners, community organizations, and other stakeholders are paying careful attention. ; In low- and moderate-income communities in New England, community leaders view current trends as especially worrisome. Among ...