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Norwood

Norwood is a neighborhood of Birmingham in the northeast corner of the Northside community. Norwood was originally developed by the Birmingham Realty Company around 1910. The neighborhood was planned as a streetcar suburb centered on Norwood Boulevard, along the same lines as the development around Highland Avenue in Southside. The central 1.5-mile boulevard's 200-foot right of way included space for the Norwood Streetcar Line as well as broad landscaped park-like medians.

Indicator Details

Indicators Primary Domain Indicator Value Ranksort descending Tier Indicator Weight
Blood Lead Levels in Children Housing -% - Data N/A 1.00
School Readiness Scores Educational Opportunities -% - Data N/A 1.00
Low Birth Weight Health Systems and Public Safety -% - Data N/A 1.00
Preventable Hospitalizations Health Systems and Public Safety - - Data N/A 1.00
Access to Parks and Open Space Natural Areas 100.0% 1 Top 1.00
School Proximity to Traffic Environmental Hazards 0.0% 1 Top 1.00
Land Use Mix Neighborhood Characteristics 0.7 9 Top 1.00
Walkability Neighborhood Characteristics 79.8 12 Top 4.00
Pedestrian Connectivity Transportation 164 15 Top 4.00
Commute Mode Share Transportation 27.6% 17 Top 4.00
Chronic School Absence Health Systems and Public Safety 12.7% 20 Top 1.00
Long-Term Unemployment Employment Opportunities 2.1% 23 Top 1.00
Transit Accessibility Transportation 7.2 25 Top 4.00
Household Transportation Costs Transportation 22.9% 26 Top 4.00
Business Retention Economic Health -6.0% 39 Middle 1.00
Payday Loans Economic Health 0.4 42 Middle 1.00
Travel Time to Work Employment Opportunities 24.3 45 Middle 1.00
Tax Delinquent Properties Blight 18.3% 46 Middle 5.00
Access to Mainstream Financial Services Economic Health 33.2% 51 Middle 1.00
Food Desert Neighborhood Characteristics 100.0% 56 Middle 2.00
High School Graduation Rate Educational Opportunities 75.9% 57 Middle 3.00
Tree Cover Natural Areas 2.1% 58 Middle 1.00
Violent Crime Health Systems and Public Safety 102.1 59 Middle 4.00
Offsite Alcohol Outlets Neighborhood Characteristics 0.9 61 Middle 1.00
Pedestrian & Bicycle Injuries by Motor Vehicles Health Systems and Public Safety 0.3 67 Bottom 4.00
Visual Property Nuisances Blight 20.1% 68 Bottom 5.00
Reading Proficiency Educational Opportunities 10.0% 68 Bottom 3.00
Public Health Nuisances Health Systems and Public Safety 91.6 71 Bottom 4.00
Preschool Enrollment Educational Opportunities 8.4% 72 Bottom 3.00
Toxic Releases from Facilities Environmental Hazards 100.0% 75 Bottom 1.00
Infant Mortality Rate Health Systems and Public Safety 17.1 76 Bottom 1.00
Public Assisted Households Employment Opportunities 62.3% 77 Bottom 1.00
Age of Housing Housing 90.5% 78 Bottom 1.00
Proximity to Brownfield Sites Environmental Hazards 2.1% 79 Bottom 1.00
Voter Participation Social Cohesion 4.3% 80 Bottom 1.00
Abandoned Structures Blight 18.0% 83 Bottom 5.00
Motor Vehicle Collisions Health Systems and Public Safety 17.3 83 Bottom 4.00
Local Business Vitality Economic Health 41.0% 86 Bottom 1.00
Residential Proximity to Traffic Environmental Hazards 10.9% 86 Bottom 1.00
Employment Rate Employment Opportunities 73.8% 88 Bottom 1.00
Proximity to Superfund Sites Environmental Hazards 93.7% 93 Bottom 1.00
Vacancy Rates Housing 34.8% 94 Bottom 1.00
Residential Mobility Social Cohesion 62.0% 96 Bottom 1.00
Adult Educational Attainment Educational Opportunities 63.4% 97 Bottom 3.00
Excessive Housing Cost Burden Housing 65.2% 99 Bottom 1.00

Demographic and Contextual Indicators

Neighborhood City Wide
Income Inequality 0.5 0.49
Concentrated Poverty 54.2% 30.9%
Life Expectancy 68.9 78.8
Population 2,292 210,616
Racial and Ethnic Diversity 0.2 0.44
Park Quality 94.8
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