Population in Poverty, Disparity Index Score

Layer displays information about racial disparity of poverty using data from the 2010-2014 American Community Survey (ACS). The Index of Disparity (ID) is used to show the magnitude of variation in indicator percentages across population groups. In this case, the index measures the difference in the percentage of populations of different racial and ethnic groups living below the poverty level.

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Educational Attainment, Disparity Index Score

Layer displays information about racial disparity of educational attainment using data from the 2009-2013 American Community Survey (ACS). The Index of Disparity (ID) is used to show the magnitude of variation in indicator percentages across population groups. In this case, the index measures the difference in the percentage of the population with less than a high school diploma across four racial and ethnic groups.

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Labor Force Participation Rate by County, 2011-15

Layer displays the labor force participation rate based on data from the 2011-15 American Community Survey. The labor force participation rate is the percentage of the population that is in the labor force. This metric is different from employment rates, which report the percentage of the labor force that is employed. A person who is in the labor force is either actively employed or actively seeking work. Those who are not in the labor force include persons who are going to school or who are retired, persons with family responsibilities keeping them from employment, and discouraged workers.

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New Data! New map of dominant spoken language by census tract!

Layer displays information about languages spoken at home at the neighborhood (census tract) level. Each area on the map is shaded to reflect the dominant spoken language, or the language spoken by the majority of people in the area. Toggle between map layers to display the dominant language excluding English, and the dominant language excluding English and excluding Spanish. Census tracts in which there is no population, or in which less than 100 individuals or one percent of the population speak the dominant language are excluded from categorization.

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