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May. 7, 2014 11:30 am

Vital Signs 12, new website from Baltimore Neighborhood Indicators Alliance

The release of the 12th edition of Vital Signs adds another 8,000 data points -- 150 indicators for each of Baltimore city's 55 community statistical areas -- to the compendium of neighborhood information available on the updated BNIA website.

Screenshot of BNIA map of foreclosure filings submitted in 2013 in Baltimore city.

A new website launch coincided with the release of Vital Signs 12 from the Baltimore Neighborhood Indicators Alliance-Jacob France Institute at the University of Baltimore.

Since 2001 BNIA has been collecting quality-of-life data about Baltimore by dividing the city into 55 community statistical areas and tracking different neighborhood indicators. Vital Signs themselves are broad categories, like “Housing and Community Development,” while indicators are subsets of each category — for example, “Percentage of properties under mortgage foreclosure.”

View Vital Signs 12 dataRead the Vital Signs 12 report.

The release of the 12th edition of Vital Signs adds another 8,000 data points — 150 indicators for each of Baltimore city’s 55 community statistical areas — to the compendium of neighborhood information available on the updated BNIA website. Vital Signs data is in the process of being uploaded to the city’s open data portal, OpenBaltimore.

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Andrew Zaleski

Andrew Zaleski is a freelance journalist in Philadelphia and the former lead reporter for Technical.ly Baltimore. Before moving to Philadelphia in June 2014, he was a contributing writer to Baltimore City Paper and a Tech Check commentator for WYPR 88.1 FM, Baltimore city’s National Public Radio affiliate. He has written for The Atlantic, Outside, Richmond magazine, Washington City Paper, Baltimore magazine, Baltimore Style magazine, Next City, Grist.org, The Atlantic Cities, and elsewhere.

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