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In , kids and adults are Latino.
Latino communities vary in their access to quality child care and education, affordable housing, transportation options, green space, healthy food options, and healthcare - all of which are necessary to stay healthy and thrive. These differences in opportunity result in health disparities that are evident between different populations and geographic areas.
Latinos in your county face more socio-economic barriers
and poor health outcomes than non-Latino Whites.
LatinoNon-Latino White
Children in Poverty
Median Household Income
No High School Diploma
Uninsured Population
Teen Birth Rates (per 1,000 pop.)
Asthma Prevalence (state)
Infant Mortality (per 1,000 birth)
Mortality - Cancer (per 100,000 pop.)
Motor Vehicle Crash Death Rate (per 100,000 pop.)
Youth Obesity (state)
You can use this Salud America! Health Equity Report Card to find socioeconomic and health issues in your county, then help drive community change in your area!
Housing
A history of discriminatory housing policies and inequitable distribution of resources and services contribute to a widening socioeconomic gap, downward mobility, and poor mental and physical health among Latinos. LEARN MORE
Cost-Burdened Households

In , of people are disproportionately burdened by higher housing costs (greater than 30% of household income). In your county, of housing is renter-occupied. Of households spending more than 30% of household income on housing costs, are rental households.

Severely Cost-Burdened

In , of people are severely cost-burdened, meaning they pay more than 50% of their annual income on housing. These families have less expendable income for healthy food, transportation, preventative healthcare, childcare, tutoring, higher education, museums, professional development, investing in small business, etc.

Substandard Housing

In , of housing units have one or more substandard conditions (lacking complete plumbing facilities, lacking complete kitchen facilities, with more than 1 occupant per room, and housing cost burden among renters and owners).

Hours per Week at Average Wage Needed to Afford 2-Bedroom

In order to afford the average-priced 2-bedroom home in , a person would have to work hours per week at average wage.

Mortage Lending

In , there are home purchase loan originations per 100,000 population. Of the total number of home purchase loan originations, were for Latinos compared to for non-Latino Whites, and were for under $120,000 compared to for over $200,000.

Schools
Latinos in underserved communities lack access to quality early education and education, thus are robbed of the crucial foundation required to avoid poverty, unemployment, and other social and economic barriers throughout the lifespan. LEARN MORE
No High School Diploma

In , of persons aged 25 and older do not have a high school diploma (or equivalency). As you can see, there are disparities by census tract, which is a good indicator there are also disparities health, social, and economic outcomes. Interventions to improve high school graduation rates need to begin in the early years.

Head Start Centers & Preschool Enrollment

In , there are Head Start program facilities per 10,000 children under age 5.

Of preschool age children, are enrolled in public or private nursery/preschool. Enrollment varies by census tract, ranging from to .

High School Graduation & Dropouts

In , the high school gratuation rate is . of the population ages 16-19 are not in school and not employed.

4th-Graders Scored "Not Proficient" in Reading

In , of children in grade 4 are scoring "not proficient" or worse in reading.

Free & Reduce Price Lunch

In , of public school students are eligible for Free/Reduced Price lunch. This assesses vulnerable populations which are more likely to have multiple health access, health status, and social support needs.

Transportation
Latinos are disproportionately burdened by auto-dependent transportation networks and face unsafe streets, sidewalks, and bike lanes, lack of access to public transit, and significant disparity in time spent commuting and motor vehicle fatalities and serious injuries. LEARN MORE
Average Work Commute Time

In , the average commute time is minutes; however, some families are commuting over 60 minutes to work. When families spend more time commuting, they have less time to spend investing in health and education.

Households with No Motor Vehicle

In , of households do not have a motor vehicle. Older populations, Latinos and people of color, and people in low-income communities are disproportionately burdened by lack of safe streets and pedestrian fatalities and serious injuries, which are preventable. In your county, of workers travel to work by walking or biking, and commute by public transit.

Population Commuting Over 60 Minutes to Work

In , of people commute over 60 minutes to work. In some areas commute over 60 minutes to work, while in other areas, commute over 60 minutes.

Pedestrian-Motor-Vehicle Crash Mortality

In , pedestrian deaths are due to motor vehicle crashes per 100,000 population.

Motor Vehicle Crash Mortality Rate

In , deaths are due to motor vehicle crashes per 100,000 population. See page 1 for disparities in motor-vehicle crash death rate among Latinos and non-Latinos.

Food
U.S Latino kids face unhealthy neighborhood food environments with fewer grocery stores and more fast food. LEARN MORE
Food Desert

In , of census tracts are food deserts, meaning people are living in food deserts.

Low Food Access & Food Insecure Population & Children

In , of the population has low food access, defined as living more than 1/2 mile from the nearest supermarket, supercenter, or large grocery store.

In your county, of households are food insecure (unable to meet food needs during at least 7 months of the year). Among children, are food insecure. These indicators provide measures of healthy food access and environmental influences on dietary behaviors.

Fast Food Restaurant Rate

In , there are fast food establishments per 100,000 people.

Population Receiving SNAP Benefits

In , of the population is receiving Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits.

Grocery Store Rate

In , there are grocery stores per 100,000 population.

Environment
Latino communities have fewer safe sidewalks and parks, and more pollutants, and Latino workers and families are more vulnerable to climate-related extreme weather events. LEARN MORE
Population Density & Urban and Rural Population

In , the average population density is person per square mile. Population density is higher in some urban areas and lower in rural areas. of the population is living in an urban area.

Workers, Construction, Manufacturing, & Agriculture, Forestry or Mining

In , of the total working population (), work in construction; work in manufacturing; and work in agriculture, forestry or mining.

Workers in these fields, often Latinos, are at increased risked of exposure to hazards, toxins, and stressors; however, companies in these industries do not always provide health insurance. Latino workers are at a high risk for injury and can lack access to medical treatment.

In , of workers are insured through their employers; however, disparities exist. Employer provided insurance varies by census tract, ranging from to .

Tree Canopy

In , area is covered by tree canopy.

Air Toxics Exposure Cancer Risk Rate & Respiratory Hazard Index

In , the cancer risk associated with air toxics exposure is per 1 million population. The rate varies from in one census tract to in another census tract.

The Respiratory Hazard Index Score for is . Scores over 1.0 indicate a potential for adverse health effects.

Broadband Access

In , of the population has access to high-speed internet. Access to technology opens up opportunities for employment and education.

Social Economic Status
A history of multi-level racism, discrimination, and segregation contributes to an inequitable distribution of resources and services, like affordable housing and childcare, a widening socioeconomic gap, and disparities in mental and physical health outcomes among Latinos. LEARN MORE
Median Household Income

In , the median household income is .

Population Below Poverty Level

In , of individuals are living in households with income below the Federal Poverty Level (FPL). Poverty creates barriers to access including health services, healthy food, and other necessities that contribute to poor health status.

No High School Diploma

In , there are of persons aged 25 and older do not have a high school diploma (or equivalency). Higher educational attainment is linked to positive health, social, and economic outcomes.

Violent Crime Rate

In , violent crime offenses are reported to law enforcement per 100,000 residents. This includes homicide, rape, robbery, and aggravated assault.

Children Below Poverty Level

In , of children aged 0-17 are living in households with income below the Federal Poverty Level. Poverty, unemployment, and lack of educational achievement affect access to care and a family's and community's ability to engage in healthy behaviors.

Healthcare
Latino families face inequities in access to mental and physical health care across all stages of the healthcare spectrum-prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and hospice. LEARN MORE
Uninsured Population

In , of population are uninsured.

Access to Primary and Prenatal Care Rate

In , there are primary care physicians per 100,000 population.

In your county, of women do not obtain prenatal care during their first trimester of pregnancy.

Access to Mental Health Providers Rank

In , there are mental health care providers per 100,000 population.

30-Day Hospital Readmissions

In , % of Medicare fee-for-service beneficiaries are readmitted to a hospital within 30 days of an initial hospitalization discharge.

Access to Dentists Rate

In , there are dentists per 100,000 population.

Physical and Mental Health
Latinos face disparities in numerous chronic and infectious diseases. LEARN MORE
Diabetes

In , of adults aged 20 and older have been diagnosed with diabetes.

Heart Disease

In , of adults aged 18 and older have been diagnosed with coronary heart disease.

Overweight/Obesity

In , of adults aged 20 and older self-report that they have a Body Mass Index (BMI) greater than 30 (obese).

Depression-Medicare

In , of Medicare fee-for-service population have been diagnosed with depression.

Asthma Prevalence

In , of adults aged 18 and older have been diagnosed with asthma.

Cancer Incidence

In , the cancer incidence rate is cases per 100,000 population per year.

Premature Death Mortality

In , years of potential life lost before age 75 per 100,000 population for all causes of death.

Medicare Beneficiaries with Alzheimer's

In , of the Medicare fee-for-service population have been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease.

Coronary Heart Disease Mortality

In , the rate of death due to coronary heart disease is per 100,000 population.

Inadequate Social Emotional Support

In , of adults aged 18 and older report that they receive insufficient social and emotional support.

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