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Poverty in NYC

NYC Opportunity is committed to the use of data and evidence in formulating poverty reduction policies. Within NYC Opportunity, the Poverty Research Team generates the alternative poverty measure for New York City, a keystone in innovative, rigorous data analysis.

The Poverty Research Team applies data analytics to build an accurate description of who is in poverty, identify some of the leading causes for being in poverty, and measuring how citywide programs work to offset the poverty rate. This data allows us to better target anti-poverty initiatives and design more effect metrics in measuring success.

Use the map to explore the percentage of the population below the poverty threshold in NYC.