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LOW POVERTY INDEXSummaryThe Low Poverty Index captures the depth and intensity of poverty in a given neighborhood. The index uses both family poverty rates and public assistance receipt, in the form of cash-welfare, such as Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF). The index is a linear combination of two vectors: the family poverty rate (pv) and the percentage of households receiving public assistance (pa).Where means and standard errors are estimated over the national distribution.The poverty rate and public assistance for neighborhoods are determined at the census tract level.InterpretationValues are inverted and percentile ranked nationally. The resulting values range from 0 to 100. The higher the score, the less exposure to poverty in a neighborhood.Data Source: American Community Survey, 2006-2010Data Current as of: 2/22/2017

Dataset Attributes

  • OBJECTID
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  • GEOID
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  • STATE
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  • COUNTY
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  • TRACT
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  • Index Score
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  • Shape__Area
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  • Shape__Length
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