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Priority Index

IndicatorSourceSource Dataset
Percent in Poverty (pop. with income less than 200% of federal poverty level)U.S. Census Bureau American Community Survey 2014-2018Block Group Table C17002
Percent People of Color (all people who are not white non-hispanic)U.S. Census Bureau American Community Survey 2014-2018Block Group Table B03002
Unemployment RateU.S. Census Bureau American Community Survey 2014-2018Block Group Table B23025
Seniors (Age 65+)U.S. Census Bureau American Community Survey 2014-2018Block Group Table B01001
Children (Age 0 -17)U.S. Census Bureau American Community Survey 2014-2018Block Group Table B01001
Urban heat island and surface temperatureUSGS Earth ExplorerUSGS Landsat 8 imagery, thermal bands
Health Index: self-reported poor mental health, poor physical health, asthma, and coronary heart diseaseCenter for Disease Control CDC PLACESCensus Tract Estimates

Tree Canopy Cover

LocationSourceSource DatasetResolution
All Urbanized Areas, unless listed belowearthdefineU.S. Tree Map, 20201 meter
Rhode IslandUniversity of Vermont Spatial Analysis Lab, Eagleview 2018 LidarRI 7-class Landcover, 20180.5 meter
Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, DelawareChesapeake Bay Program, Chesapeake Conservancy2013/14 Landcover1 meter
Bay Area: Tree canopy (60 cm)USDA Forest Service, EarthDefine2018 Statewide Urban Tree Canopy60 centimeter
Puget Sound Area, WADavey Tree CompanyPuget Sound UTC, 20201 meter
Miami-Dade County, FLUniversity of Florida, American ForestsMiami-Dade UTC, 20162 meter
Detroit, MIUSFS, University of Vermont Spatial Analysis LabDetroit 7-class Landcover, 20161 foot
Brownsville, TXNational Landcover Database2018 Tree Canopy Cover30 meter

Census and Municipal Boundaries

IndicatorSourceSource Datasets
Rhode Island MunicipalitiesRhode Island Geographic Information SystemMunicipalities (1997)
Massachusetts MunicipalitiesMassahcusetts Geographic Information SystemMA Towns
New Hampshire MunicipalitiesMassahcusetts Geographic Information SystemNH Towns
Connecticut MunicipalitiesCT DEEP GIS Open Data WebsiteCT Towns
Vermont MunicipalitiesMassahcusetts Geographic Information SystemVT Towns
Maine MunicipalitiesMassahcusetts Geographic Information SystemME Towns
New York MunicipalitiesNew York Geographic Information SystemNY Towns
Incorporated PlacesU.S. Census BureauCensus Incorporated Places
Census Block GroupsU.S. Census BureauTiger Line Block Groups

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Boundaries

IndicatorSourceSource Datasets
MunicipalitiesRhode Island Geographic Information SystemMunicipalities (1997)
ParcelsCoreLogicParcels by county
State boundariesRhode Island Geographic Information SystemFixed (with some flexibility)
Census Block GroupsU.S. Census BureauTiger Line Block Groups
WatershedsRhode Island Geographic Information SystemWatershed Boundary Dataset - HUC 12
Health Equity ZonesRhode Island Department of HealthHEZBoundaries
FloodplainsRhode Island Geographic Information SystemFEMA Designated Flood Zones
Zip codesRhode Island Geographic Information SystemZip Code Tabulation Areas

Health

IndicatorSourceSource Dataset
AsthmaRhode Island Department of HealthZip-code hospitalizations and emergency room visits, 2018
Mental healthRhode Island Department of HealthZip-code hospitalizations and emergency room visits, 2018
Heart diseaseRhode Island Department of HealthZip-code hospitalizations and emergency room visits, 2018
Respiratory diseaseRhode Island Department of HealthZip-code hospitalizations and emergency room visits, 2018
DiabetesRhode Island Department of HealthZip-code hospitalizations and emergency room visits, 2018
Hospital VisitsRhode Island Department of HealthZip-code hospitalizations and emergency room visits, 2018
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