Area Deprivation Index

Center for Health Disparities Research – University of Wisconsin

Area Deprivation Index

Abstract: The Area Deprivation Index is a mapping tool that displays the relative socioeconomic conditions of neighborhoods using a measure called the Area Deprivation Index (ADI). The ADI is created from publicly-available data in the theoretical domains of income, education, employment and housing quality. Rankings of neighborhoods are created by comparing the ADI of a neighborhood to both the nation and the state the neighborhood is located within. Areas with greater socioeconomic disadvantage are ranked higher. The tool can help identify neighborhoods experiencing the highest levels of disadvantage and in need of prioritization for future investment.

Geographic coverage: Census Block


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