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What types of data does D3 work with?

What types of data does D3 work with?

Data Driven Detroit has a vast library of datasets at the state, region, county, city, and local level. It is our mission to provide this for data-driven decision making. D3 houses a comprehensive data system that includes current and historic demographic, socioeconomic, educational, environmental, health, transportation, and other indicators.  This data system allows analysts to illustrate complex relationships by combining different datasets to reveal information about regions, cities, and neighborhoods.

We work with data in the following areas:

  • Amenities – cultural, entertainment, religious, health, and social service organizations.
  • Business & Workforce – location of jobs and private enterprises, information about workers or people who could work, and details about commercial structures.
  • Civic engagement – volunteerism, charitable giving, voting.
  • Demographic & Socioeconomic – typically data from the Census Bureau, including total population, population change, population density, race and ethnicity, age, income, educational attainment, household data, migration, vital statistics, family composition, resident employment, and more.
  • Education – schools and student data, including locations of schools and higher education facilities, test scores, grades served, attendance, student enrollment, graduation rates, college readiness, school population, instability, free and reduced lunch counts, and school safety.
  • Environment – quality of land, air, and water with respect to contamination, pollution, and landcover.
  • Health – births, outcomes and disease-specific data for people.
  • Property, Land Use & Housing – characteristics of residential structures, including market and transactional details, condition, vacancy, and ownership; zoning and land use, permits, locations of green spaces, parking, etc.
  • Public Safety – crime, EMS, and fire incident locations and characteristics.
  • Transportation – traffic, public transportation routes and stops, roads, and commuting data.

One response to “What types of data does D3 work with?”

  1. We need data that show the affect of safety on youths ability to learn. So does crime affect a students ability to learn at all, and if so, how?

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