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Social Determinants of Health

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The social, economic, and environmental factors that influence an individual’s health outcomes and well-being

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Northampton, MA,
Census tract 25015821903
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The medium household income in this census tract is lower at $55,293 compared to the nearby areas, where it ranges from $72,500 to $82,647 (source: 2021 U.S. Census American Community Survey, S1901). 

In this census tract, there is moderate food insecurity, index ranging from 6.5% to 8%, which is lower than the nearby areas where it ranges from 8% to 18%

(source: Feeding America. 2021).

The social vulnerability of this census tract is medium to high at 0.71, which is approximately 2.5 times higher than the neighboring census tracts with values ranging from 0.25 to 0.29 and higher than Hampshire County at 0.26 (source: U.S. CDC, 2020 Social Vulnerability Index). 

The percentage of individuals aged 10-19 years old in this area is very low at 7%, which is less than the range of 5% to 43% in the surrounding areas and lower than the national average of 13% (source: 2021 U.S. Census American Community Survey, DP05). 

In this census tract, the percentage of adults older than 65 years is moderately high at 19.3%. In contrast, the adjacent census 25015822000 has a very low percentage of 0.3%. However, the average percentage of elderly individuals in Northampton as a whole is similar, at 19.4%. (source: 2021 U.S. Census American Community Survey, DP05). 

The project aims to enhance housing security by directing its focus towards properties that can benefit people facing housing insecurity.

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