December 6, 2018
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What’s New in Data

The Census ACS 5-Year Estimates (2013-2017) are Here!


CTData has created a new tool to help navigate data from the ACS 5-year estimates (2013-2017). Click here or the image above to view our interactive webpage where you can choose from select tables for Connecticut towns and census tracts. Head to our blog to learn more about the estimates for 2013-2017.

Interesting insights from the data:
  • Median household income increased in 129 towns, compared to 2008-2012 estimates. Hartford remains the municipality with the lowest median household income despite an increase between the two time periods.
  • In 145 towns, the population that lacks health insurance decreased.
  • Population decreased in 104 towns and increased in 65.



To view select datasets from the ACS 5-year estimates (2013-2017) in Connecticut, click the image above or follow this link to use our new data tool. You can also check out our blog post to learn more about the findings. 



Health in Hartford Data Story




Pictured above is a snapshot of housing stability and how it relates to health outcomes in Hartford. Read more from our Health in Hartford’s Neighborhoods Data Story here.

In May of 2018, the Connecticut Data Collaborative and the Liberal Arts Action Lab were awarded a 500 Cities Data Challenge grant by the Urban Institute and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. This grant supports local research and educational outreach on housing conditions, health outcomes, and neighborhood disparities in Hartford.

Most geographic analyses of Hartford focus on the disparities between the city and its surrounding suburbs, but there are substantial and persistent differences within the city of Hartford itself, which have received less attention.

Our Health in Hartford’s Neighborhoods Data Story examines the relationship between housing and health by investigating three questions:

  1. In general, are housing conditions—including measures of housing affordability, stability, and physical characteristics—related to health outcomes?
  2. Where in the city are housing conditions likely to be a factor contributing to health disparities?
  3. More specifically, which neighborhoods could benefit from targeted intervention?
To see what we’ve discovered, explore our Health in Hartford’s Neighborhoods Data Story.




Census 2020




On Tuesday, December 11th, we’ll be hosting our Census 2020 Kickoff event at our offices at 10 Constitution Plaza in Hartford.

Hear from the Census Regional Director, the Mayor of Hartford, the State’s Chief Data Officer, and other elected officials about the plans for Connecticut with Census 2020. Hear about the impact it will have on federal dollars into Connecticut, how the data are used for representation, and how you can get involved.

R.S.V.P. here.  Spots are filling quickly, so be sure to register soon!



CTData Academy




Thanks to the Family and Children’s Agency for joining us on the November Open Call! FCA presented on how they used our training to take their data collection to the next level. Register for our December Open Call here.

Upcoming CTData Academy events.
For more details and to register, click here:

  • December 12: Data Basics in East Hartford, 9:30 am-12:00 pm
  • December 18: Open Data Call, 3:00 pm-4:00 pm




As a reminderwe’ve moved!
We share space with the 
Liberal Arts Action Lab at
10 Constitution Plaza in Hartford.