socioeconomic factors indicators

Socioeconomic FactorsThe combined rank for the following six Socioeconomic Factors indicators. This is calculated by averaging each indicator’s percentile rank, then calculating the percentile rank of this average.
PovertyThe proportion of households with an income below double the Federal poverty line: $52,400 for a family of four. These households have higher stress, less access to healthcare, and are often much more affected by pollution.
People of ColorThe proportion of adults who identify as anything aside from “white only” on the census. People of color are drastically more affected by and exposed to pollution, have higher levels of stress, and are often systematically excluded from healthy housing, quality healthcare, and access to wealth.
UnemploymentThe proportion of adults who are unemployed. Unemployed people face high levels of stress, which is closely linked to health outcomes.
No High School Degree (No HS Degree)The proportion of the population that is over 25 years old without a high school degree. There are strong links between higher levels of education and resistance to environmental toxic exposure.
Extreme Housing BurdenThe proportion of low-income households that have to spend more than half their income on rent. These households experience higher levels of stress, report lower health, and may delay medical treatment because of its high cost.
English Not Spoken FluentlyThe percentage of households reporting that no-one over the age of 5 speaks English “very well.” These households tend to receive lower-quality medical care, and are often left out of decision-making by their local government.