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National Equity Research Database (NERD)

National Equity Research Database (NERD)

The National Equity Research Database (NERD), developed as part of the diversitydatakids.org project, addresses the need for local data on racial/ethnic inequities across the country. NERD includes 303 indicators for the years 2009 through 2017 and uses data from the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey.

NERD enables researchers, policymakers, and others to better understand racial/ethnic equity issues across communities in the U.S. This unique data tool allows users to focus their efforts on discovering, analyzing, and reporting inequities in their communities rather than on the laborious construction of ACS indicators for multiple geographic summary levels, racial/ethnic groups and years, as is required to conduct equity-focused analyses.

Currently, one local edition, NERD Boston, is publicly accessible. A local edition of NERD for Cincinnati is under development and will be available toward the end of 2019. If you are interested in accessing NERD data for a specific location, please contact us.

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