Head Start eligible children per center in Head Start eligible children's immediate neighborhoods (count) by race/ethnicity

The number of Head Start eligible children per Head Start center in the neighborhood (census tract) where the average Head Start eligible child, in the specified race/ethnicity or nativity category, lives.

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Last Updated April 15, 2020
Source

2014 Estimates: Head Start locations obtained from Office of Head Start data in April 2014. Number of Head Start income-eligible 3- and 4-year-olds calculated from U.S. Census Bureau 2008-2012 American Community Survey. 2019 Estimates: Head Start locations obtained from Office of Head Start in April 2019. Number of Head Start income-eligible 3- and 4-year-olds calculated from U.S. Census Bureau 2013-2017 American Community Survey.

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Notes

NA="Not Applicable" because no Head Start eligible children of that category are estimated to live in a neighborhood with a Head Start center. A Head Start eligible child is defined as a 3- or 4-year-old with family income below 100% of the federal poverty level. Head Start centers include Head Start preschool centers only (i.e. excludes other types of Head Start centers such as Early Head Start and Migrant and Seasonal Head Start centers). A child's immediate neighborhood is defined as the census tract within which he/she lives. Native-born refers to parental nativity and indicates that both parents (or one parent in single-parent families) were born in the U.S. Nativity refers to parental nativity, not the nativity of the child. Native-born indicates that both of a child's parents were born in the U.S. (or one parent in single-parent families). Foreign-born indicates that one or both of a child's parents were born outside of the U.S. Native-born indicates that both parents were born in the U.S. (or one parent in single-parent families). Data used for calculating estimates are drawn from surveys and are therefore subject to sampling variability; indicator values should be compared with caution.

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