We do, too. The key is to define low-income for your analysis. In the SF Bay Area transit
agencies all use 200% of the Federal Poverty Rate as the low-income cut off, and you
should be able to get Census data on that basis. For example table B17026, “RATIO OF
INCOME TO POVERTY LEVEL OF FAMILIES IN THE PAST 12 MONTHS” shows the population (in this
case, number of families) with income under 50% of the federal poverty level, 50-74% of
the FPL, and so on, up to 5 times the FPL. You should be able to find other data like that
by tract, and even by block group.
Title VI Program Administrator
Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District
1600 Franklin Street, Oakland 94612
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From: Jackie Eastwood <jeastwood(a)lacrossecounty.org>
Sent: Wednesday, January 29, 2020 11:05 AM
Subject: [CTPP] Re: Question Regarding Mapping Low Income Population by Census Tract
We use ratio of income to poverty. You can define low-income as the poverty line or some
percentage of the poverty line. We use 150%.
La Crosse Area Planning Committee
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La Crosse Wi 54601
608.785.6141 or 608.792.0520 (cell)
From: Weinberger Penelope
Sent: Wednesday, January 29, 2020 12:58 PM
Subject: [CTPP] FW: Question Regarding Mapping Low Income Population by Census Tract
Hey CTPPers, I received this query, I welcome your thoughts.
We are currently looking at environmental justice factors on Urban Arterials in the Denver
Metro area, and I was wondering if you might have any insights into mapping low income
population by census tract. The only data I have been able to find includes low and
moderate income (from HUD), and I am having trouble even finding that data at the tract
level. Do you know of a good data source for this? Any help or insights would be greatly
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