Heat Vulnerability Index for New York State

The New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) has recently released census-tract level data for heat vulnerability. Defined as the likelihood of injury or harm during period of hot weather, heat vulnerability has been associated with environmental and sociodemographic characteristics including housing density, proximity to open spaces, race, income, and language spoken.

January is National Poverty in America Awareness Month: Exploring childhood poverty data for Monroe County

The 5-year (2016-2020) American Community Survey (ACS) census-tract level data show high rates of childhood poverty in the City of Rochester. However, these data do not show the full extent and variability in these data, as many high-rate tracts are lumped into a single category.