Draft Disadvantaged Communities (DAC): 2021

data.ny.gov | Last Updated 9 Mar 2022

The Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act (CLCPA) directs the Climate Justice Working Group (CJWG) to establish criteria for defining disadvantaged communities. This dataset identifies areas throughout the State that meet the draft disadvantaged community definition as voted on by the Climate Justice Working Group. The draft Disadvantaged Community definition shown here will undergo 120 days of public input process and pending potential changes by the CJWG, will require a vote by the CJWG to finalize the definition. The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) offers objective information and analysis, innovative programs, technical expertise, and support to help New Yorkers increase energy efficiency, save money, use renewable energy, accelerate economic growth, and reduce reliance on fossil fuels. To learn more about NYSERDA’s programs, visit nyserda.ny.gov or follow us on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, or Instagram.

Tags: dac, disadvantaged communities, climate act, clcpa, ej, climate justice working group, cjwg, climate leadership and community protection act, low to moderate income, environmental justice

This dataset has the following 64 columns:

Column NameAPI Column NameData TypeDescriptionSample Values
GEOIDgeoidtextCensus tract identifier; a concatenation of the state FIPS code, county FIPS code, and census tract code Shapefile Attribute Table Label: GEOID
DAC_Designationdac_designationtextIndicates if the community is designated or not designated as a draft disadvantaged community Shapefile Attribute Table Label: DAC_Desig
REDCredctextRegional Economic Development Council (REDC). REDC boundaries are based on existing Empire State Development and Department of Labor regional boundaries. See https://esd.ny.gov/regions Shapefile Attribute Table Label: REDC
CountycountytextName of county Shapefile Attribute Table Label: County
City_Towncity_towntextName of city or town Shapefile Attribute Table Label: City_Town
NYC_Regionnyc_regiontextRegion of New York State; either NYC or Rest of State Shapefile Attribute Table Label: NYC_Region
Urban_Ruralurban_ruraltextEither rural, suburban, or urban. Blank cells represent data that were not required or are not currently available Shapefile Attribute Table Label: Urb_Rural
Tribal_Designationtribal_designationtextIndicates if the community is designated as tribal Shapefile Attribute Table Label: Trib_Desig
Household_Low_Count_Flaghousehold_low_count_flagtextIndicates if the population has the potential to be below the threshold for DAC designation Shapefile Attribute Table Label: HH_Low_Cnt
Population_Countpopulation_countnumberPopulation of the community. Source: U.S. Census American Community Survey 2015-2019 Shapefile Attribute Table Label: Pop_Cnt
Household_Counthousehold_countnumberNumber of households in the community. Source: U.S. Census American Community Survey 2015-2019 Shapefile Attribute Table Label: HH_Cnt
Percentile_Rank_Combined_Statewidepercentile_rank_combinednumberThe percentile rank of a tract’s Combined Score among all tracts in New York State. Reported on a scale from 0-100. Shapefile Attribute Table Label: Rank_State
Percentile_Rank_Combined_NYCpercentile_rank_combined_1numberThe percentile rank of a tract’s Combined Score among all tracts in New York City. Reported on a scale from 0-100. Null for tracts not in New York City. Shapefile Attribute Table Label: Rank_NYC
Percentile_Rank_Combined_ROSpercentile_rank_combined_2numberThe percentile rank of a tract’s Combined Score among all tracts not in New York City. Reported on a scale from 0-100. Null for tracts in New York City. Shapefile Attribute Table Label: Rank_ROS
Combined_Scorecombined_scorenumberThe product of a tract’s two Component Scores, the Environmental Burdens and Climate Change Risks Score and the Population Characteristics and Health Vulnerabilities Score. Null for Low Population Areas. Shapefile Attribute Table Label: Comb_Sc
Burden_Score_Percentileburden_score_percentilenumberCombined percentile ranking for the cumulative score of all indicators within the “Environmental Burden and Climate Change Risk” category Shapefile Attribute Table Label: Burden_Pct
Vulnerability_Score_Percentilevulnerability_score_percentilenumberCombined percentile ranking for the cumulative score of all indicators within the “Population Characteristics and Health Vulnerabilities” category Shapefile Attribute Table Label: Vulner_Pct
Burden_Scoreburden_scorenumberOne of two Component Scores. The weighted average of three Factor Scores: 1. Potential Pollution Exposures 2. Land Use Associated with Historical Discrimination or Disinvestment 3. Potential Climate Change Risks Shapefile Attribute Table Label: Burden_Sc
Vulnerability_Scorevulnerability_scorenumberOne of two Component Scores. The weighted average of four Factor Scores: 1. Income, Education, and Employment 2. Race, Ethnicity, and Language 3. Health Outcomes and Sensitivities 4. Housing, Energy, and Communications Null for Low Population Areas. Shapefile Attribute Table Label: Vulner_Sc
Benzene_Concentrationbenzene_concentrationnumberPercentile ranking of the modeled annual average ambient benzene concentration based on emissions from 2014. Blank cells represent data that were not required or are not currently available Shapefile Attribute Table Label: Benzene
Particulate_Matter_25particulate_matter_25numberPercentile ranking of the average annual concentration of Particulate Matter 2.5 microns or less in diameter per cubic meter. Blank cells represent data that were not required or are not currently available Shapefile Attribute Table Label: PM25
Traffic_Truck_Highwaystraffic_truck_highwaysnumberPercentile ranking of the annual Average Daily Traffic count of trucks (Federal Highway Administration classes 4-13). Blank cells represent data that were not required or are not currently available Shapefile Attribute Table Label: Traff_Trk
Traffic_Number_Vehiclestraffic_number_vehiclesnumberPercentile ranking of the count of vehicles (AADT, avg. annual daily traffic) on major roads within 500 meters of a census block centroid, divided by distance in meters, presented as the population-weighted average of blocks in each tract. Blank cells represent data that were not required or are not currently available Shapefile Attribute Table Label: Traff_Veh
Wastewater_Dischargewastewater_dischargenumberPercentile ranking of the toxicity-weighted concentration in stream reach segments within 500 meters of a census block centroid, divided by distance in meters, presented as the population-weighted average of blocks in each tract. Point sources can include a pipe, ditch, channel, tunnel, conduit, discrete fissure, container, vessel or other floating craft, concentrated animal feeding operations, et al. Blank cells represent data that were not required or are not currently available Shapefile Attribute Table Label: Waste_H2O
Housing_Vacancy_Ratehousing_vacancy_ratenumberPercentile ranking of the vacant housing units as percent of total housing units. Blank cells represent data that were not required or are not currently available Shapefile Attribute Table Label: Vacancy
Industrial_Land_Useindustrial_land_usenumberPercentile ranking of the percent of census tract land area zoned as industrial, mining, or manufacturing land area Shapefile Attribute Table Label: Ind_LU
LandfillslandfillsnumberPercentile ranking of the percentage of census tract land area within 500 meters of an active landfill Shapefile Attribute Table Label: Landfills
Oil_Storageoil_storagenumberPercentile ranking of the percentage of census tract land area within 500 meters of a major oil facility (including storage terminals, airports, military, manufacturing) Shapefile Attribute Table Label: Oil_Stor
Municipal_Waste_Combustorsmunicipal_waste_combustorsnumberPercentile ranking of the percentage of census tract land area within 500 meters of a municipal waste combustor Shapefile Attribute Table Label: Waste_Com
Power_Generation_Facilitiespower_generation_facilitiesnumberPercentile ranking of the percentage of census tract land area within 1 mile of a power generation facilities burning fossil fuel, includes peaker units and facilities within 1 mile of the NYS border Shapefile Attribute Table Label: Pwr_Gen
RMP_Sitesrmp_sitesnumberPercentile ranking of the count of Regulated Management Plan (RMP) Sites (potential chemical accident) within 5 km divided by distance and weighted by population. Blank cells represent data that were not required or are not currently available Shapefile Attribute Table Label: RMP_Sites
Remediation_Sitesremediation_sitesnumberPercentile ranking of the count of state and federal environmental remediation sites (NPL, Brownfield, Class II) Shapefile Attribute Table Label: Rem_Sites
Scrap_Metal_Processingscrap_metal_processingnumberPercentile ranking of the count of scrap metal processing and vehicle dismantling facilities Shapefile Attribute Table Label: Scrap_Met
Agricultural_Land_Useagricultural_land_usenumberPercentile ranking of the percentage of census tract land area classified as hay/pasture or cultivated crop land. Blank cells represent data that were not required or are not currently available Shapefile Attribute Table Label: Ag_LU
Coastal_Flooding_Storm_Riskcoastal_flooding_storm_risknumberPercentile ranking of the projected percentage of census tract area at risk of flooding and erosion from: shallow water flooding areas, areas prone to erosion, sea level rise, FEMA Risk Zones (i.e., floodplains - V zone, 100, and 500 yr), and Category 3 Hurricane from SLOSH - projected out to year 2100 Shapefile Attribute Table Label: Coast_Fld
Days_Above_90_Degrees_2050days_above_90_degrees_2050numberPercentile ranking of the projected average annual number of days with maximum temperature above 90°F in the year 2050. Blank cells represent data that were not required or are not currently available Shapefile Attribute Table Label: Days_90_D
Drive_Time_Healthcaredrive_time_healthcarenumberPercentile ranking of the average drive time between the census tract centroid and its 3 nearest healthcare facilities (hospitals, nursing homes, diagnostic treatment centers, certified home health care agencies, long term home health care programs, or hospices). Blank cells represent data that were not required or are not currently available Shapefile Attribute Table Label: Drv_Health
Inland_Flooding_Riskinland_flooding_risknumberPercentile ranking of the projected annual probability of exceeding FEMA's 100-year floodplain event in a given year, weighted by the proportion of the tract falling within the floodplain Shapefile Attribute Table Label: In_Flood
Low_Vegetative_Coverlow_vegetative_covernumberPercentile ranking of the percentage of census tract land area classified as developed or barren land. Blank cells represent data that were not required or are not currently available Shapefile Attribute Table Label: Low_Veg
Asian_Percentasian_percentnumberPercentile ranking of the percentage of census tract population that is Asian alone or in combination with other races. Blank cells represent data that were not required or are not currently available Shapefile Attribute Table Label: Asian_Pct
Black_African_American_Percentblack_african_american_percentnumberPercentile ranking of the percentage of census tract population that is Black or African American alone or in combination with other races. Blank cells represent data that were not required or are not currently available Shapefile Attribute Table Label: Black_Pct
Redlining_Updatedredlining_updatednumberPercentile ranking of the historic (1930) redlining 'score' from 1-4 where 4 is most hazardous and most likely to be a redlined area. Blank cells represent data that were not required or are not currently available Shapefile Attribute Table Label: Redline
Latino_Percentlatino_percentnumberPercentile ranking of the percentage of census tract population that is Hispanic or Latino alone or in combination with other races. Blank cells represent data that were not required or are not currently available Shapefile Attribute Table Label: Lat_Pct
English_Proficiencyenglish_proficiencynumberPercentile ranking of the percentage of households that are limited English speaking households. Blank cells represent data that were not required or are not currently available Shapefile Attribute Table Label: Eng_Prof
Native_Indigenousnative_indigenousnumberPercentile ranking of the percentage of census tract population that is American Indian, Alaska native, native Hawaiian, or other Pacific Islander alone or in combination with other races. Blank cells represent data that were not required or are not currently available Shapefile Attribute Table Label: Native_Pct
LMI_80_AMIlmi_80_aminumberPercentile ranking of the percentage of census tract population earning less than 80% of Area Median Income. Blank cells represent data that were not required or are not currently available Shapefile Attribute Table Label: LMI_80_AMI
LMI_Poverty_Federallmi_poverty_federalnumberPercentile ranking of the percentage of census tract population with income less than 100% of the Federal Poverty Level threshold as determined by the census bureau. Blank cells represent data that were not required or are not currently available Shapefile Attribute Table Label: LMI_Fed
Population_No_Collegepopulation_no_collegenumberPercentile ranking of the percentage of census tract population over age 25 without a bachelor's or professional school degree. Blank cells represent data that were not required or are not currently available Shapefile Attribute Table Label: No_College
Household_Single_Parenthousehold_single_parentnumberPercentile ranking of the percentage of census tract households with a single parent and children under age 18. Blank cells represent data that were not required or are not currently available Shapefile Attribute Table Label: HH_Single
Unemployment_Rateunemployment_ratenumberPercentile ranking of the percentage of census tract labor force population that is unemployed. Blank cells represent data that were not required or are not currently available Shapefile Attribute Table Label: Unemploymt
Asthma_ED_Rateasthma_ed_ratenumberPercentile ranking of the average annual age-adjusted emergency department visits for asthma in an aggregate area, with all census tracts in an aggregate area assigned the same value. Blank cells represent data that were not required or are not currently available Shapefile Attribute Table Label: Asthma
COPD_ED_Ratecopd_ed_ratenumberPercentile ranking of the average annual age-adjusted emergency department visits for COPD in an aggregate area, with all census tracts in an aggregate area assigned the same value. Blank cells represent data that were not required or are not currently available Shapefile Attribute Table Label: COPD
Households_Disabledhouseholds_disablednumberPercentile ranking of the percentage of census tract population with a disability. Blank cells represent data that were not required or are not currently available Shapefile Attribute Table Label: HH_Disab
Low_Birth_Weightlow_birth_weightnumberPercentile ranking of the percentage of all singleton births (births resulting in only one child) that were low birthweight (under 2500 grams). Blank cells represent data that were not required or are not currently available Shapefile Attribute Table Label: Birth_Wt
MI_Hospitalization_Ratemi_hospitalization_ratenumberPercentile ranking of the average annual age-adjusted hospitalizations for myocardial infarction (heart attacks) in an aggregate area, with all census tracts in an aggregate area assigned the same value. Blank cells represent data that were not required or are not currently available Shapefile Attribute Table Label: MI_Rates
Health_Insurance_Ratehealth_insurance_ratenumberPercentile ranking of the percentage of census tract population without health insurance. Blank cells represent data that were not required or are not currently available Shapefile Attribute Table Label: Health_Ins
Age_Over_65age_over_65numberPercentile ranking of the percentage of census tract population over age 65. Blank cells represent data that were not required or are not currently available Shapefile Attribute Table Label: Age_Ovr_65
Premature_Deathspremature_deathsnumberPercentile ranking of the percentage of all deaths that occurred before age 65 for the years 2015 through 2019. Blank cells represent data that were not required or are not currently available Shapefile Attribute Table Label: Prem_Death
Internet_Accessinternet_accessnumberPercentile ranking of the percentage of census tract households with no internet access. Blank cells represent data that were not required or are not currently available Shapefile Attribute Table Label: Internet
Home_Energy_Affordabilityhome_energy_affordabilitynumberPercentile ranking of the average energy costs as percentage of income. Blank cells represent data that were not required or are not currently available Shapefile Attribute Table Label: Energy_Aff
Homes_Built_Before_1960homes_built_before_1960numberPercentile ranking of the percentage of homes that were built before 1960. Blank cells represent data that were not required or are not currently available Shapefile Attribute Table Label: Homes_1960
Mobile_Homesmobile_homesnumberPercentile ranking of the percentage of housing units that are mobile homes. Blank cells represent data that were not required or are not currently available Shapefile Attribute Table Label: Mobile
Rent_Percent_Incomerent_percent_incomenumberPercentile ranking of the gross rent as percent of income. Blank cells represent data that were not required or are not currently available Shapefile Attribute Table Label: Rent_Inc
Renter_Percentrenter_percentnumberPercentile ranking of the percentage of housing units that are renter-occupied. Blank cells represent data that were not required or are not currently available Shapefile Attribute Table Label: Rent_Pct