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Racial/ethnic Neighborhood Divide among U.S. Children Goes Beyond Poverty; new database provides window into children's neighborhoods

Indicators/Visualizations | July 18, 2016

Racial/ethnic “minority” children are already the majority of the child population under age 6 and will be the majority of all children by 2020. There is growing evidence on the importance of neighborhood environments for children’s wellbeing and life chances. Thus, understanding and addressing inequities in children’s neighborhood environments are critical steps in addressing inequities in child opportunities and outcomes. 

A new comprehensive data tool allows users to compare the neighborhood environments of children by race/ethnicity, child’s age and poverty status along 19 indicators. The breadth of socioeconomic, housing and demographic neighborhood conditions available for metropolitan areas and the 100 largest U.S. cities is unparalleled in any other public data tool. It allows the user to easily create interactive rankings, maps and visualizations that capture the extent of inequity in children’s neighborhood environments by race/ethnicity and family poverty.