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Researching Lowell


early lowell city street with hand written notes


This guide hosts databases which identify credible sources that can provide demographic data on the Acre, focusing on the boundaries used by the Coalition for a Better Acre (CBA).

It offers support to researchers interested in developing the best possible demographic profile of the Acre. 

The CBA emerged from an urban renewal plan in 1982 that would have leveled much of the Acre*. The community mobilized, beat the plan, then recognized that the opportunity for long-term improvement lay in coming up with their own plan. The CBA was a key partner. Here is the original Acre Plan (1999). 

*See also Little Canada and background. LHA (1937).

Map of Lowell Neighborhoods

lowell neighborhoods