• Report Raises Tough Questions For The Valley

    Valley Independent Sentinel    November 21, 2016

    Excerpt:What can be done to retain Derby families who are struggling to stay in the city? Why are the asthma rates so high in Ansonia and Derby? By the year 2025, the Valley’s senior citizen population is expected to have grown by 102 percent since 1990. But will those seniors be able to live in their homes? Will there be a support system to help them? What will they need?… Read More

  • The following content is adapted from our semi-annual email newsletter. A test data viewer is also embedded below. Contact us to be added to our distribution list. What did analysis of millions of data points and interviews with tens of thousands of area residents have to say about Connecticut? Fairfield County Community Wellbeing Index 2016 … Read More

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  • Connecticut data reveal racial disparities in policing

    by Thomas Zembowicz    December 2, 2015

    In August 2014, the shooting of African-American teenager Michael Brown in the black-majority city of Ferguson, Missouri by a white police officer on duty quickly captured the entire country’s attention. Residents, long aware of the existing tensions between the community and a police force that no longer represents their racial and ethnic makeup, protested the excessive use of force by police and demanded greater accountability from police departments.… Read More

    Likelihood of Minority Drivers Being Stopped
  • [Excerpt] "Connecticut not only has the highest per capita income in the nation and ties New York in income disparity, its pockets of wealth and poverty are more highly concentrated than in many other large metropolitan areas. That was one of the findings of a study by Mark Abraham and Mary Buchanan, of DataHaven in New Haven, whose mission is to help policy-makers… Read More

  • [Excerpt] From 1980 to 2013, the percentage of Connecticut residents living in neighborhoods of concentrated wealth or poverty grew by 30 percent, according to a new analysis from DataHaven.… Read More

  • [Excerpt] "According to the study published this year, Connecticut has a foreign-born population of 481,880, which represents 14 percent of the state’s 3.6 million residents. There are 74,670 foreign-born people living in Greater New Haven. The figure is based on numbers from the 2008-12 American Community Survey’s five-year estimates.… Read More

    Immigration in Greater New Haven front cover

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