• Report: Valley towns are growing more diverse

    Connecticut Post    November 22, 2016

    Excerpt:.... The 2016 Valley Community Index is a deep dive into data collected from federal, state and local agencies, and from residents themselves. DataHaven is the principal author of the 58-page study that was sponsored by the Valley Community Foundation and Griffin Hospital.… Read More

  • Report Raises Tough Questions For The Valley

    Valley Independent Sentinel    November 21, 2016

    Excerpt:What can be done to retain Derby families who are struggling to stay in the city? Why are the asthma rates so high in Ansonia and Derby? By the year 2025, the Valley’s senior citizen population is expected to have grown by 102 percent since 1990. But will those seniors be able to live in their homes? Will there be a support system to help them? What will they need?… Read More

  • The following content is adapted from our semi-annual email newsletter. A test data viewer is also embedded below. Contact us to be added to our distribution list. What did analysis of millions of data points and interviews with tens of thousands of area residents have to say about Connecticut? Fairfield County Community Wellbeing Index 2016 … Read More

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  • Connecticut data reveal racial disparities in policing

    by Thomas Zembowicz    December 2, 2015

    In August 2014, the shooting of African-American teenager Michael Brown in the black-majority city of Ferguson, Missouri by a white police officer on duty quickly captured the entire country’s attention. Residents, long aware of the existing tensions between the community and a police force that no longer represents their racial and ethnic makeup, protested the excessive use of force by police and demanded greater accountability from police departments.… Read More

    Likelihood of Minority Drivers Being Stopped
  • [Excerpt] "Connecticut not only has the highest per capita income in the nation and ties New York in income disparity, its pockets of wealth and poverty are more highly concentrated than in many other large metropolitan areas. That was one of the findings of a study by Mark Abraham and Mary Buchanan, of DataHaven in New Haven, whose mission is to help policy-makers… Read More

  • [Excerpt] From 1980 to 2013, the percentage of Connecticut residents living in neighborhoods of concentrated wealth or poverty grew by 30 percent, according to a new analysis from DataHaven.… Read More

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