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September 25, 2012

NEO CANDO 2010+ Launched

NEO CANDO 2010+ homepage

NEO CANDO 2010+ is now live!

NEO CANDO 2010+ is a major upgrade of the Center on Urban Poverty and Community Development's NEO CANDO, an interactive online data portal that provides information about demographic, socioeconomic, and other data that help define and promote understanding of the human landscape of Northeast Ohio. This updated version of NEO CANDO incorporates data from the 2010 Census and American Community Survey. It operates faster, provides updated geographies, and enables on-demand mapping using Google maps.

NEO CANDO 2010+ was released by the Northeast Ohio Data Collaborative, a unique partnership between Case Western Reserve University Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences, Cleveland State University Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs, and The Center for Community Solutions. Several local governments and foundations have made this possible with their generous financial support including the United Way of Greater Cleveland, The Cleveland Foundation, The George Gund Foundation, Mt. Sinai Health Care Foundation, Sisters of Charity Foundation, Saint Luke's Foundation, Cuyahoga County Board of Health, and the Summit County Health District.

Visit the new NEO CANDO 2010+.

"In an environment of limited resources, having reliable, timely data on which to base decisions is more important than ever," said Emily Campbell, coordinator of the Data Collaborative. "We expect NEO CANDO 2010+ will be used by researchers, public officials, nonprofit organizations, and community leaders who seek to understand conditions in Northeast Ohio."

Features of NEO CANDO 2010+

  • Revised geographies that reflect changes since the 2000 Census
  • Data from the 2010 Census for the entire 17-county Northeast Ohio region including by county, municipality, and some neighborhoods
  • On-demand mapping based on a Google Maps platform
  • Free and publicly accessible resource
  • Easily downloadable demographic and socioeconomic data
  • Customizable reports allowing user to select certain indicators or geographies
  • Ability for future expansion to more data sources, such as birth and death records, property information, and health indicators

The previous version of NEO CANDO will run simultaneously with the new version while all data is being transferred. The existing tool is based on geographies defined by the 2000 Census and incorporates social, economic, crime, and property data. NEO CANDO historical data will continue to have data in Census 2000 geographies. Additional data sources will be added to NEO CANDO 2010+ as they become available.

Read the NEO Data Collaborative press release on the launch.

For more information about NEO CANDO's expanding suite of applications, download the Poverty Center's recent report on the NST Web App.

The Center on Urban Poverty and Community Development is a research center at the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences, a graduate school of social work at Case Western Reserve University.