Equity Considerations for Place-Based Advocacy and Decisions in the Twin Cities Region

This dataset provides equity-relevant characteristics for each census tract in the Twin Cities region. Formerly known as the Areas of Concentrated Poverty dataset, it has been greatly expanded to provide a more nuanced portrait of neighborhoods, with data on: demographic and socioeconomic characteristics (including multiple income levels); racial/ethnic/cultural groups; historical data on discriminatory practices; facets of housing markets; land use, environment/climate, amenities, and employment/commuting patterns. Our intention is to call attention to broader patterns of economic segregation and their root causes, and to show that census tracts are much more multifaceted than a narrow focus on poverty rates would imply.<br/><br/>For more background on this file, please see our website ( https://metrocouncil.org/research/place-basedequity ), particularly the linked StoryMap "Rethinking Areas of Concentrated Poverty."<br/><br/>Finally, we encourage consulting the User Guide and Methodology for this dataset, available at ( https://metrocouncil.org/Data-and-Maps/Research-and-Data/Place-based-Equity-Research/Equity-Considerations-Guide-and-Methodology-(Febru.aspx ).

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dsAccessConst None. This dataset is public domain under the Minnesota Government Data Practices Act (Minnesota Statutes Chapter 13). If the dataset is not available from the Online Linkage in Section 6, please contact the Distribution Contact Person.
dsCurrentRef These tables were compiled from many different data sources, which are the most recent regionally representative data available. Almost all data in these files describes conditions between 2015 and 2019, and many come from the 2015-2019 five-year American Community Survey estimates. Please contact Matt Schroeder (contact information below) if you need data for earlier ACS releases. Some historical data, describing the first half of the 20th century, is included as well.
dsMetadataUrl https://resources.gisdata.mn.gov/pub/gdrs/data/pub/us_mn_state_metc/society_equity_considerations/metadata/metadata.html
dsModifiedDate 2021-09-21 00:10:10
dsOriginator Metropolitan Council
dsPurpose Identify and analyze various social and demographic data within and outside the spatially defined areas.
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