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.