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Westchester Index: A Valuable, Equity-Based Data Resource

07/27/2022 8:46 PM | Barbara Cervoni (Administrator)

In May 2022, the Westchester Community Foundation launched Westchester Index, a Community Indicator Project for Regional Action.

This abundant data collection drills down on 65 individual indicators grouped into 6 topic areas: Children & Youth; Community; Demographics; Economic Security; Education; and Health. It includes data for Westchester County, municipalities and school districts inside the county, three surrounding counties (Putnam, Rockland, and Nassau), the state of New York and the nation.

Westchester Index is rich with data, with indicators provided in both text and graphic format. Detailed information, trends and maps are also available. Users can create a dashboard to make specific comparisons, filtering for geographic location and specific data indicators (such as children receiving subsidized child care, people without health insurance, race/ethnicity, etc.)

This equity-focused project not only provides data, but also seeks to examine and suggest explanations for racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic disparities by pointing towards root causes and systemic structures.

Visit the Westchester Index website.

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