DATA TOOL | Mapping Key Determinants of Immigrants’ Health in New York City

DATA TOOL | Mapping Key Determinants of Immigrants’ Health in New York City

This data tool serves as a complement to a research project conducted by the Center for Migration Studies of New York (CMS),[1] entitled “Mapping Key Determinants of Immigrants’ Health in Brooklyn and Queens.”  The tool is intended to allow healthcare providers, government agencies, and non-profit immigrant-serving entities, including faith-based organizations, to identify and potentially meet gaps in services to immigrant populations, particularly healthcare, housing, legal, educational, work-related, and other services.  While the emphasis of the CMS study was Brooklyn and Queens, the data tool covers immigrant communities in the Bronx and Manhattan as well.

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Instructions for Using This Tool

The Download Data tab allows users to download Excel spreadsheets containing detailed population profiles for each community district (CD) in the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Queens.  Data are provided for the following subgroups: native-born citizens, naturalized US citizens, legal noncitizens, and undocumented immigrants. 

The Table tab provides pre-formatted tables for “geography”, “immigrant status”, and “demographic variables.” The “geography” tab gives the option of choosing a borough.  Data for each CD, as well as borough and City totals, will appear. You can choose either naturalized citizens or noncitizens by clicking on the “immigrant status” tab.  Use the “demographic variables” tab to view the number and percent for the following variables:  poverty, age, race/ethnicity, educational attainment, labor force status, essential workers, English proficiency, language spoken, extremely overcrowded households, health insurance, mixed-status households, and area and country of birth. 

The Map tab follows a similar format as the Table function. Choose a map for either naturalized citizens or noncitizens by clicking on “immigrant status.”  Maps are available for every variable provided in the Table function by clicking on “demographic variables.”  CDs are mapped by percent for each variable.  For example, if you click on poverty, the percent with incomes below the poverty level in each CD is mapped, illustrating patterns of poverty within and across boroughs. 

[1]*The project was supported by a grant of the Mother Cabrini Health Foundation whose mission is to improve the health and wellness of disadvantaged and underserved people in New York.


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