Child Trends

NLT provided spatial analyses and map production services for Child Trends – a non-partisan research center dedicated to improving the lives of children and youth by conducting high-quality research and sharing it with the people and institutions whose decisions and actions affect children.

In support of the publication of a major report entitled Assessing the Status and Needs of Children and Youth in the National Capital Region, NLT conducted a series of spatial analyses to identify the density and distribution of various demographic segments of children across the Washington DC region including Children by age, race, poverty level, dependency ratio, nativity, and out-of-school program.

To do this, NLT integrated and queried data from the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey (ACS), vital statistics data by the National Center for Health Statistics, administrative data, as well as non-Census survey data from community stakeholders and other sources. Then spatial analyses were conducted and a series of maps were generated using ArcGIS for use within the final report.