The 2022 data for the City of Madison’s Neighborhood Indicators Project is now available for any interested individuals looking to check out information on community wellness over time in the city in partnership with the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Applied Population Lab.
The goal of tracking the wellness of communities over time is to collect insight and work hand-in-hand with local knowledge among other resources to support and imagine positive changes for Madison’s many communities and neighborhoods.
Data provided by the Project measures things such as total population, number of dwelling units, transportation information, and education information, according to a press release from the City of Madison, and is made up from sources across the city, county, state, and federal levels while providing geographically detailed information for over 50 variables across 7 topic areas.
The Neighborhood Indicators Project will hopefully be a tool that drives more acknowledgment and response to community needs by identifying what areas of Madison may need the most support and resources by community organizations, non-profits, the business community, and government officials and staff.
The 2022 edition brings an improvement in the geographic distribution of the data by using Tracts and Black Groups. This allows the data to be considered within the context of other Tract and Block Group data while also making it easier to compare areas of Madison by having similar distributions of the population.
To learn more about the Neighborhood Indicators Project data and website, the City of Madison Planning Division will be offering free workshops to local organizations. Contact Urvashi Martin at [email protected] for more details.