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Transportation Health Impact Assessment Toolkit

Study Area Population Profile

Such a profile identifies the affected population and the members of the population most vulnerable to the project plan. Vulnerable populations include the following residents:

  • Those with low-economic status
  • Children
  • Older adults
  • Persons with disabilities
  • Renters
  • Households without automobiles

IndicatorNational DatabaseLocal Resource

Educational Attainment
Employment status
Median Household Income
Percent Below the Poverty Level
Vehicles Available (rate of households without automobiles)
Housing Tenure (renter-occupied)

U.S Census Bureau, American Fact Finder

Instructions: When using the census you can search by topics, geographies, population groups, or industry codes. Search for “Demographic Profile Data” for the desired geographic area.

For data points, contact the local or regional planning agency for projections of change in population, job availability, and/or housing upon project completion.

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