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Peer City Identification Tool

Posted by on June 9th, 2017 Posted in: Inner City, Low Income, Websites
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The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago Community Development and Policy Studies division developed the Peer City Identification Tool to compare and visualize trends or challenges among a city’s peers, which can give needed context to “policymakers and practitioners.” The tool draws from city-level indicators from the American Community Survey and historical Decennial Census records. After clicking a city on the map, charts show similar cities in different categories and their data such as population, unemployment, homeownership, median family income, poverty, and dissimilarity indexes.

Text adapted from the tool’s About page.

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This project has been funded in whole or in part with Federal funds from the Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, National Library of Medicine, under cooperative agreement number UG4LM012344 with the University of Utah, Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library.​

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