Welcome to Neighborhood Data for Social Change

Using the Interactive Map

The mapping function of the Neighborhood Data for Social Change allows you to investigate data across 10 different policy areas. Start by zooming in on the map or entering an address into the search bar at the top of the page, and simply click on the map to select the neighborhoods you would like to investigate.

  • Click on the map to select areas you are interested in investigating.
  • Use the ‘Map Options‘ on the left-hand Filters Tab to display data by Census Tracts, Neighborhoods, or Cities.
  • Use the ‘Data Options‘ to choose which policy area and dataset you want to investigate.
  • Tip: click the legend to navigate within your policy area.

Analyzing Data Trends

After selecting your area of interest and data, go deeper by opening up the Data Tab and reviewing trends over time. Examine how your neighborhood data compares to county averages or other selected neighborhoods.

  • Click the Data Tab on the left-hand side to explore Data Trends and charts to view data changes overtime.
  • When multiple selections are made on the map, the Black “Aggregated” trend line will summarize the data for all your selections.
  • Click on the map to select areas you are interested in investigating.
  • Below the trend chart click on up to 12 of your selected geographies to display on the Data Trends chart.
  • Tip: Click on the Red “County Total/Average” to turn that trend line on or off.

NDSC is a collaborative platform. If you have any questions, comments, issues, suggestions, or thoughts we’d love to hear them! Filling out our feedback form is always appreciated and a great way to help improve NDSC!


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