To describe the population demographics and housing characteristics of the area.
CITIES, COMMUNITIESProvide a comprehensive demographic narrative that includes the following population and housing characteristics:
- Brief history of development, noting critical points of change for the overall area or specific neighborhoods.
- Age cohorts, including the following categories: Under 18 years, 18 years and over, and 65 years and over.
- Racial/Ethnic composition. [In the U.S., this must include Black or African American, American Indian or Alaska Native, Asian, Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander, White alone (not Hispanic or Latino), two or more races, and Hispanic or Latino (of any race).]
- Other prominent sociocultural groups present, such as migrants, religious groups, and linguistically isolated.
- Housing market analysis, including total housing units, dwelling units per acre, homeowner vacancy rate, rental vacancy rate, units in structure (including single-unit, duplex, 3 or 4 units, 5 to 9 units, 10 to 19 units, 20 or more units, mobile home, and boat, RV, van, etc.), age of housing (including 2014 or later, 2000 to 2013, 1980 to 1999, 1960 to 1979, 1940 to 1959, and prior to 1939), median value of owner-occupied units, median monthly owner costs, and median rent.
Develop a series of maps (or interactive layers) that provide demographic breakdowns of selected characteristics at the neighborhood or block group scale:
- Demographic Indicators:
- Minority population,
- Low income population,
- Linguistically isolated,
- Less than HS Education,
- Under Age 5, and
- Over Age 64.
- Residential density
- Public Accommodations and Services: Parks, Libraries, Recreation Centers, Schools, Fire Stations, Police Stations, and Healthful retail food outlets
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