Population Characteristics - Washington Tracking Network (WTN)

What are population characteristics?

Population characteristics include: population age distribution, race, gender, education, household income, poverty, life expectancy, and other aspects that are associated with the health of a community.

Why should I care about population characteristics?

These and other factors influence and help to explain differences in the health of communities.

WTN contains data on the following population characteristics: life expectancy, median household income, populations living in poverty, unemployment, limited access to vehicles, migrant farm labor, race, population, and single-parent households.

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Population Characteristics Data

You can also explore WTN's Information by Location (IBL) mapping tool to see population characteristics and how they relate to health disparities and social vulnerabilities to hazards in Washington communities.

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To learn more about how Washington plans to reduce health disparities, visit our Health Equity webpage.

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