What are your neighborhood's boundaries?

CI:Now is working to develop a new kind of geographic lens for Bexar County. These "super-neighborhoods" are groups of census tracts clustered using statistical methods that factor in poverty, housing, and transportation. Our intent is to create a way to break data down below the county level, but with the areas being large and populous enough that we don't end up with very small numbers that risk privacy or yield wide margins of error. We're used to looking at ZCTAs - ZIP code tabulation areas - but those are built for mail delivery. They're pretty meaningless in social, cultural, economic, and geopolitical terms.

We've drafted boundaries for 75 super-neighborhoods, but now we need the input of the people who live there. Please visit this map, look up your super-neighborhood, and tell us if you think the boundaries make sense. Is your neighborhood grouped with other neighborhoods that are more like yours than not? If you disagree, tell us what you think the boundaries should be, or draw them on a map. The tool is available in both English and Spanish.

English version
Spanish version
 
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Community data needs & use survey

CI:Now has launched a community survey to learn whether and how members of our community use data. What we learn from the survey will help us build tools and offer services that respond directly to real community needs.

For the purposes of this survey, data refers to any community condition or trend. That could mean, for example, COVID vaccination coverage, crime rates, population percentages, high school graduation rates, or other information about  neighborhoods or groups people.

We're only using this information to help us understand community needs. Your answers will not be shared with third parties.
 
Please forward this newsletter or just the survey link to any friends, family, and coworkers in Bexar County whom you think might be willing to share their thoughts with us.

Featured data tool:
Somos Neighbors

Where we live plays a role in how long we live, and average life expectancy in Bexar County’s longest-lived neighborhoods is 18 years higher than in our shortest-lived neighborhoods. Somos Neighbors shows us how other neighborhoods are both like ours and different, helping us unite as neighbors to close that 18-year gap.
 

 
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