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. These data are the foundation of our fact-based advocacy and public education efforts. 

For questions about Keeping Track Online, contact Bijan Kimiagar, Associate Executive Director for Research, at bkimiagar@cccnewyork.org

For more details on the New York City geographies CCC uses in this database and other data resources, see here

For more information on how CCC converts U.S. Census Bureau Public Use Microdata Area (PUMA) estimates for New York City Community District boundaries see here

Suggested Citations

Indicator Data: Citizens' Committee for Children of New York. Keeping Track Online Database:[NAME OF INDICATORS HERE, YEAR e.g. Child Poverty, 2017]. Accessed on [DAY MONTH YEAR].https://data.cccnewyork.org/

Community Risk Ranking: Citizens' Committee for Children of New York. Keeping Track Online Database: Community Risk Ranking, [YEAR]Accessed on [DAY MONTH YEAR].https://data.cccnewyork.org/

Community Asset Map: Citizens' Committee for Children of New York. Keeping Track Online Database: Map Community ResourcesAccessed on [DAY MONTH YEAR].https://data.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 (April 2018) Retrieved from: https://www5.fdic.gov/idasp/advSearch_warp_download_all.asp?intTab=1

Public Transportation

Subway Stations
City University of New York (CUNY) GIS Lab at the Newman Library of Baruch College. NYC Mass Transit Spatial Layers (January 2017). Retrieved from:
https://www.baruch.cuny.edu/confluence/display/geoportal/NYC+Mass+Transit+Spatial+Layers

Bus Stations
City University of New York (CUNY) GIS Lab at the Newman Library of Baruch College. NYC Mass Transit Spatial Layers (August 2017). Retrieved from: https://www.baruch.cuny.edu/confluence/display/geoportal/NYC+Mass+Transit+Spatial+Layers

NYC Financial Empowerment Centers
New York City Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA). Financial Empowerment Centers. Retrieved on November 4th 2019 from https://www1.nyc.gov/site/dca/consumers/get-free-financial-counseling.page

Workforce Development 

Workforce 1 Career Centers
New York City Department of Small Business Services. Workforce1 Career Centers. Retrieved on November 4th 2019 from https://maps.nyc.gov/sbs/

Jobs Plus Sites
New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA). Job-Plus Expansion (as of 04/06/2017). Retrieved from http://opportunitynycha.org/workforce-development/jobs-plus/

HRA Job Centers
Human Resource Administration (HRA). Directory of Job Centers (May 2019). Retrieved from NYC Open Data: https://data.cityofnewyork.us/Business/Directory-Of-Job-Centers/9d9t-bmk7

Housing

NYCHA
New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA). NYCHA Developments (July 2016). Retrieved from NYC Open Data: https://data.cityofnewyork.us/Housing-Development/Map-of-NYCHA-Developments/i9rv-hdr5/data

Housing Support Services

DYCD Housing Assistance
New York City Department of Youth and Community Development. Discover DYCD (Housing Support). Retrieved on November 8th 2019 from: 
https://discoverdycd.dycdconnect.nyc/program-public

Free Legal Services
Human Resource Administration. Free Legal Services. Retrieved on November 4th 2019 from:
https://www1.nyc.gov/assets/hra/downloads/pdf/legal-services-provider-list.pdf.

HomeBase
New York City Department of Homeless Services. Homebase Locations (September 30th 2019). Retrieved from NYC Open Data: https://data.cityofnewyork.us/Social-Services/Directory-Of-Homebase-Locations/ntcm-2w4k
 
Supportive Housing
New York City Department of City Planning. Facilities Database (May 2017). Retrieved from https://www1.nyc.gov/site/planning/data-maps/open-data/dwn-selfac.page

Homeless Shelters
New York City Department of City Planning. Facilities Database (archived version).

Drop-in Centers (adult and youth)
New York City Department of Homeless Services. 24-hour Drop-In Centers for Adults. Retrieved on October 31st 2019 from: https://www1.nyc.gov/assets/dhs/downloads/pdf/intake_drop_in_centers.pdf
New York City Department of Youth and Community Development. Borough-Based Drop-In Centers for Youth. Retrieved on October 31st 2019 from: http://www1.nyc.gov/site/dycd/services/runaway-homeless-youth/borough-based-drop-in-centers.page 

Health

Emergency Food Assistance

SNAP Centers
New York City Human Resources Administration. Directory of Food Stamp Centers (May 22nd 2019). Retrieved from NYC Open Data:https://data.cityofnewyork.us/Social-Services/Directory-of-Food-Stamp-Centers/tc6u-8rnp

SNAP Enrollment Assistance
The Official Website of the City of New York. SNAP (Food Stamps). Retrieved on November 5th 2019 from: 
https://www1.nyc.gov/apps/311utils/providerInformation.htm?serviceId=1113

WIC Locations
New York State Department of Health. Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Program Site Information (April 2018). Retrieved from NY Open Data: New york
https://health.data.ny.gov/Health/Women-Infants-and-Children-WIC-Program-Site-Inform/g4i5-r6zx

Food Pantries/Soup Kitchens
New York City Department of City Planning Facilities Database (May 2017). 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. DOHMH Farmers Market an Food Box (April 2018). Retrieved from NYC Open Data: https://data.cityofnewyork.us/dataset/DOHMH-Farmers-Market-and-Food-Box/8vwk-6iz2

Mental Health Services
New York City Department of City Planning. Facilities Database (May 2017). Retrieved from: https://www1.nyc.gov/site/planning/data-maps/open-data/dwn-selfac.page.

Medical Facilities
New York State Department of Health. Health Facility General Information (February 25th 2021). Retrieved from: https://health.data.ny.gov/Health/Health-Facility-General-Information/vn5v-hh5r

Open and Recreational Space
New York City Department of City Planning. Health Facility General Information (May 2017). Retrieved from: https://www1.nyc.gov/site/planning/data-maps/open-data/dwn-selfac.page

Education

Childcare
Administration for Children’s Services. Childcare Data (February 2019). Unpublished.

Pre-K and 3-K
New York City Department of Education. Demographic Snapshots (Sy 2018/19). Retrieved from: https://infohub.nyced.org/reports-and-policies/citywide-information-and-data/information-and-data-overview

Continuing Education
New York City Department of Youth and Community Development. DYCD after-school programs. Retrieved from NYC Open Data: https://data.cityofnewyork.us/Education/DYCD-after-school-programs/mbd7-jfnc

Schools
New York City Department of City Planning. Facilities Database (May 2017). Retrieved from: https://www1.nyc.gov/site/planning/data-maps/open-data/dwn-selfac.page

Youth

After School Services
New York City Department of Youth and Community Development. DYCD program sites (June 2019). Retrieved from NYC Open Data: https://data.cityofnewyork.us/Social-Services/DYCD-Program-Sites/ebkm-iyma

Family and Community

Public Safety
New York City Department of City Planning. Facilities Database (May 2017). 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. Prevention Program Directory (December 2020). Unpublished.

Immigrant Support Services
New York City Department of Youth and Community Development. DYCD after-school programs: Immigrant programs. Retrieved from NYC Open Data: https://data.cityofnewyork.us/Social-Services/DYCD-after-school-programs-Immigrant-Services/zmut-au2w

Cultural Institutions
Libraries
New York Public Library. Libraries (September 10th 2018)Retrieved from NYC Open Data: https://data.cityofnewyork.us/Business/Library/p4pf-fyc4
Museums
New York City Department of Information Technology & Telecommunications (DoITT). New York City's Museums (September 10th 2018). Retrieved from NYC Open Data: https://data.cityofnewyork.us/Recreation/New-York-City-Museums/ekax-ky3z
Other Cultural Institutions
New York City Department of City Planning (NYC-DCP). Facilities Database (Other Cultural Institutions, Historical Societies, Academic and Special Libraries) (January 2019). Retrieved from: https://www1.nyc.gov/site/planning/data-maps/open-data/dwn-selfac.page

Public Digital Resources 
Citywide Public Computer Centers
Mayor's Office of the Chief Technology Officer. Citywide Public Computer Centers (June 8th 2020)Retrieved from NYC Open Data: https://data.cityofnewyork.us/Social-Services/Citywide-Public-Computer-Centers/cuzb-dmcd

Wi-Fi in Public and Open Space 
Mayor's Office of the Chief Technology Officer. Wi-Fi in Public and Open Space. (July 30th 2019). Retrieved from NYC Open Data: https://data.cityofnewyork.us/City-Government/Wi-Fi-in-Public-Space-Open-Space-/npnk-wrj8

LinkNYC
New York City Department of Information Technology & Telecommunications (DoITT). LinkNYC. (September 5th 2019). Retrieved from NYC Open Data: https://data.cityofnewyork.us/Social-Services/LinkNYC-Locations/s4kf-3yrf

Support for Keeping Track Online has been provided by:

New York Foundling
The Voya Foundation
New York Presbyterian 
Stavros Niarchos Foundation 
New York Community Trust/Early Childhood Partners NYC