USDA FoodEnvironmentAtlas - Socioeconomic Characteristics

data.virginia.gov | Last Updated 22 Sep 2021

This dataset contains Socioeconomic Characteristics metrics displayed in the <a href="https://www.ers.usda.gov/data-products/food-environment-atlas/" target="_blank">U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food Environment Atlas website</a>, including County resident population by groupings of humans based on shared physical or social qualities into categories generally viewed as distinct by society. Data was last updated on the USDA website in September 2020. Any data elements with numerical values reflect figures at the locality-level unless otherwise specified with an asterisk (*). See column descriptions for details. For more information on all metrics in this dataset, see the <a href="https://www.ers.usda.gov/data-products/food-environment-atlas/documentation/#socioeconomic" target="_blank">Food Environment Atlas Socioeconomic Characteristics documentation</a>.

Tags: datathon 2021, food insecurity

This dataset has the following 18 columns:

Column NameAPI Column NameData TypeDescriptionSample Values
FIPSfipstextA five-digit Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) code which uniquely identifies localities (counties and independent cities).
StatestatetextName of State or Commonwealth.
CountycountytextName of County or Independent City.
PCT_NHWHITE10pct_nhwhite10numberThe percentage of the county resident population that is non-Hispanic White.
PCT_NHBLACK10pct_nhblack10numberThe percentage of the county resident population that is non-Hispanic Black or African American.
PCT_HISP10pct_hisp10numberThe percentage of the county resident population that is of Hispanic origin.
PCT_NHASIAN10pct_nhasian10numberThe percentage of the county resident population that is Asian.
PCT_NHNA10pct_nhna10numberThe percentage of the county resident population that is American Indian or Alaska Native
PCT_NHPI10pct_nhpi10numberThe percentage of the county resident population that is Hawaiian or Pacific Islander.
PCT_65OLDER10pct_65older10numberThe percentage of the county resident population 65 years old or older.
PCT_18YOUNGER10pct_18younger10numberThe percentage of the county resident population under the age of 18.
MEDHHINC15medhhinc15numberMedian income by household: an income level that divides county households in half, one half with income above the median and the other half with income below the median; includes income of all household members 15 years old or older.
POVRATE15povrate15numberPercent of the county population living in families with income below the poverty threshold; poverty status thresholds vary by family size, number of children, and age of householder. If a family's pre-tax money income is less than the dollar value of their threshold, then that family and every individual in it are considered to be poor. For people not living in families, poverty status is determined by comparing the individual's income to his or her poverty threshold.
PERPOV10perpov10numberCounties where the poverty rate of residents was 20 percent or more in the 1980, 1990, and 2000 decennial censuses and the American Community Survey 5-year estimates for 2007-2011; where 1=persistent-poverty county and 0=otherwise.
CHILDPOVRATE15childpovrate15numberPercent of the county population under age 18 living in families with income below the poverty threshold; poverty status thresholds vary by family size, number of children, and age of householder. If a family's pre-tax money income is less than the dollar value of the threshold, then that family and every individual in it are considered to be poor. For people not living in families, poverty status is determined by comparing the individual's income to his or her poverty threshold.
PERCHLDPOV10perchldpov10numberPercentage of the children within Poverty Rate in the county
METRO13metro13numberClassification of counties by metro or nonmetro definition, where 1=metro county; 0=nonmetro county; metro areas include all counties containing one or more urbanized areas: high-density urban areas containing 50,000 people or more; metro areas also include outlying counties that are economically tied to the central counties, as measured by the share of workers commuting on a daily basis to the central counties. Nonmetro counties are outside the boundaries of metro areas and have no cities with 50,000 residents or more
POPLOSS10poploss10numberCounties where the number of residents declined both between 1990 and 2000 and between 2000 and 2010, where 1=population-loss county and 0=otherwise.