About Keeping Track

Citizens' Committee for Children's Keeping Track of New York City’s Children is the most comprehensive compilation of data on New York City’s children. The data and statistics in Keeping Track are the foundation of our fact-based advocacy efforts.

Our Keeping Track data are available online. You can use Keeping Track Online to browse hundreds of measures of child well-being, by community, borough or citywide.

You may also purchase the Keeping Track print edition

For questions about Keeping Track Online, contact Apurva Mehrotra, Director of Research and Data Analysis, at amehrotra@cccnewyork.org

Community Risk Ranking Online

CCC’s Community Risk Ranking combines data from across multiple dimensions of child well-being – economic security, health, housing, education, issues specific to teens and youths, and family and community – to provide a better understanding of where risks to child well-being concentrate across New York City’s 59 community districts. This information can help to determine where additional resources, supports or services are needed to improve outcomes for children.

We look at the following indicators to calculate our risk rankings.  For more detailed methodology, download the Community Risk Ranking publication.  For indicator definitions and source information, select the indicator to be directed to the Keeping Track data page for that indicator.  

Economic Security
Child Poverty Rate
Median Income for Families with Children
Parental Employment Instability

Health
Infant Mortality Rate
Low Birth Weight Babies
Children without Health Insurance

Housing
Rent Burden
Rental Overcrowding
Families Entering Homeless Shelters

Education
Early Education Enrollment
Elementary and Middle School Reading and Math Test Pass Rate
High School Graduation Rate

Youth
Teen Birth Rate
Teen Idleness
Youth Unemployment

Family and Community
Children in Single-Parent Families
Adults without a High School Degree
Violent Felony Rate

Asset/Resource Mapping

Below is a list of the assets that we have mapped, with source information.

Economic Security

Banks
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC). Institutions and Locations: Current Locations for All Institutions. Retrieved from: 
https://www5.fdic.gov/idasp/advSearch_warp_download_all.asp?intTab=1

Public Vacant Lots

New York City Department of City Planning (NYC-DCP). Primary Land Use Tax Lot Output (PLUTO) file. Retrieved from: 
https://www1.nyc.gov/site/planning/data-maps/open-data/pluto-mappluto-archive.page

Subway Stations
City University of New York (CUNY) Mapping Service at the Center for Urban Research. Subway Stations. Retrieved from: 
http://www.gc.cuny.edu/Page-Elements/Academics-Research-Centers-Initiatives/Centers-and-Institutes/Center-for-Urban-Research/CUNY-Mapping-Service/Projects/NYC-Subway-GIS-update-Hudson-Yards,-7-Line-Extension.

Housing

NYCHA
New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA). NYCHA Developments. Retrieved from: 
https://data.cityofnewyork.us/Housing-Development/Map-of-NYCHA-Developments/i9rv-hdr5/data.

Homeless Shelters
New York City Department of City Planning (NYC-DCP). Selected Facilities and Program Sites. Retrieved from: 
https://www1.nyc.gov/site/planning/data-maps/open-data/dwn-selfac.page.

Housing Support
HomeBase
New York City-Department of Homeless Services. HomeBase, Homeless Prevention Network. Retrieved from: 
https://www1.nyc.gov/assets/dhs/downloads/pdf/homebase_map.pdf.

Drop-in Centers 
New York City-Department of City Planning (NYC-DCP). Selected Facilities and Program Sites. Retrieved from: 
https://www1.nyc.gov/site/planning/data-maps/open-data/dwn-selfac.page.

Crisis Shelter/ Family Housing Support/ Street Outreach
New York City-Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD). Unpublished Data.

Health

Emergency Food Assistance
New York City Department of City Planning (NYC-DCP). Selected Facilities and Program Sites. Retrieved from: 
https://www1.nyc.gov/site/planning/data-maps/open-data/dwn-selfac.page.

Food Retail
Traditional Food Retail
New York State-Department of Agriculture and Markets. Retail Food Stores. Retrieved from: 
https://data.ny.gov/Economic-Development/Retail-Food-Stores/9a8c-vfzj.

Farmers’ Markets
New York City-Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and Human Resource Administration. Famers’ Market Map- 2015. Retrieved from: 
https://www1.nyc.gov/assets/doh/downloads/pdf/cdp/farmers-market-map.pdf.

Open Space
Polygons
New York City Department of City Planning (NYC-DCP). Primary Land Use Tax Lot Output (PLUTO) file. Retrieved from: 
https://www1.nyc.gov/site/planning/data-maps/open-data/pluto-mappluto-archive.page.

Points
New York City Department of City Planning (NYC-DCP). Selected Facilities and Program Sites. Retrieved from: 
https://www1.nyc.gov/site/planning/data-maps/open-data/dwn-selfac.page.

Mental Health Services
New York City Department of City Planning (NYC-DCP). Selected Facilities and Program Sites. Retrieved from: https://www1.nyc.gov/site/planning/data-maps/open-data/dwn-selfac.page.

Medical Facilities
New York City Department of City Planning (NYC-DCP). Selected Facilities and Program Sites. Retrieved from: https://www1.nyc.gov/site/planning/data-maps/open-data/dwn-selfac.page.

Education

Pre-K
New York City Department of Education (NYC-DOE). Unpublished data.

Childcare
Administration of Children’s Services Contracted Care
New York City- Administration of Children’s Services (ACS). Unpublished Data.

Licensed Voucher
New York City- Administration of Children’s Services (ACS). Unpublished Data.

Informal Care
New York City- Administration of Children’s Services (ACS). Unpublished Data.

Schools
Public Schools
New York City Department of City Planning (NYC-DCP). Selected Facilities and Program Sites. Retrieved from: 
https://www1.nyc.gov/site/planning/data-maps/open-data/dwn-selfac.page.

Charter Schools
New York City Department of City Planning (NYC-DCP). Selected Facilities and Program Sites. Retrieved from: 
https://www1.nyc.gov/site/planning/data-maps/open-data/dwn-selfac.page.

Continuing Education
New York City Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD). Unpublished Data.

Youth

Youth Services
New York City Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD). Unpublished Data.

Family and Community

Public Safety
New York City Department of City Planning (NYC-DCP). Selected Facilities and Program Sites. Retrieved from: 
https://www1.nyc.gov/site/planning/data-maps/open-data/dwn-selfac.page.

ACS preventive
New York City- Administration for Children’s Services. Preventive Services Directory. Retrieved from: 
http://schools.nyc.gov/NR/rdonlyres/D4A034DB-C081-4A9B-A945-135451812739/0/PPRSDirectory620151.pdf.

Cultural Institutions
New York City Department of City Planning (NYC-DCP). Selected Facilities and Program Sites. Retrieved from: https://www1.nyc.gov/site/planning/data-maps/open-data/dwn-selfac.page.

Immigrant Support Services
New York City Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD). Unpublished Data.



Support for Keeping Track Online has been provided by The Voya Foundation.

About The Voya Foundation:

The Voya Foundation’s mission is to improve the quality of life in communities where Voya FinancialTM (formerly ING U.S.) operates and its employees and customers live. The Voya Foundation provides grants and establishes signature partnerships in the areas of financial literacy and children’s education and fosters employee engagement to deepen our positive impact on the community.