Learn About the Data 

Download and learn more about every dataset on the NDSC platform including the original data sources, available years, and why each variable is important to measure. To begin browsing, select a policy area below.
Scroll down further to learn about custom composite indicators created by the Price Center for Social Innovation along with information on NDSC neighborhood boundaries. 

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Employment & Income
Food Insecurity
Housing & Real Estate
Public Safety
Social Connectedness

Composite Indicators

What is a Composite Indicator?
In order to better understand how neighborhood environments contribute to resident well-being and social mobility, the Price Center for Social Innovation created two custom indicators.  These indicators were developed by combining specific variables to create comprehensive measurements of two key dimensions of neighborhood opportunity: Economic Opportunity and Risk & Vulnerability.
Click on an indicator below for more information about how it was created and how to measure it.
Economic Opportunity
Risk & Vulnerability

About the Neighborhoods

The 272 neighborhoods on the NDSC platform are adapted from The Los Angeles Times "Mapping L.A." project. Learn more about how The Times drew neighborhood boundaries here.  
Data on the NDSC platform can also be explored using the 2344 census tracts or 88 incorporated cities in Los Angeles County.

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