Community Characteristics

A person's community characteristics can impact their health. For example, parks can provide recreation for a community, which can improve health.

WTN has data on a wide range of community characteristics, including:

Why is community characteristic data important?

By viewing our maps and charts, you can compare communities for all the characteristics above. You can see, for example, which communities in our state have higher rates of poverty or higher alcohol densities.

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Community Characteristics

Social Determinants of Health - County

Social Determinants of Health - ACH

Social Determinants of Health - 2010 Census Tract

Social Determinants of Health - 2020 Census Tract

Additional Resources

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Healthy Places

Community guide to preventing excessive alcohol consumption

Healthy Spaces & Design Principles: Mixed Land Use

Vacant and Abandoned Properties: Turning Liabilities into Assets

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