The quality of life in neighborhoods sets the context for everything that happens for how we live, work, play, and learn. The annual release of the Vital Signs report “takes the pulse” of Baltimore neighborhoods and the indicators serve as a shared measurement system for neighborhoods to understand where they stand relative to city benchmarks. This allows communities to track the impact of mutually-reinforcing activities towards the common goal of a better quality of life in every neighborhood.

The indicators and data used in Vital Signs are organized into eight sections, each of which describes an issue or area that is central to the quality of life in Baltimore City. The data within each of the sections provide a picture of the conditions within Baltimore City’s neighborhoods and their progress over time.

Webinars about Vital Signs 19

March 24, 2021: Census Demographics and Workforce and Economic Development – Watch stream recording here

April 7, 2021: Crime and Safety – Watch stream recording here

April 28, 2021: Housing and Community Development, Sustainability – Watch stream recording here

May 26, 2021: Children and Family Health, Arts and Culture, and Education – Watch stream recording here

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Census Demographics

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Workforce and Economic Development

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Crime and Safety

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Housing and Community Development

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Children and Family Health

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Arts and Culture

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Education and Youth

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Vital Signs 18 Story Maps

Introduction | Webinar

Census Demographics | Webinar

Housing and Community Development | Webinar

Children and Family Health and Well-Being | Webinar

Crime and Safety | Webinar

Workforce and Economic Development | Webinar

Arts and Culture | Webinar

Sustainability | Webinar

Vital Signs is made possible by the generous support of the Annie E. Casey Foundation, Kaiser Permanente, PNC Bank, and T. Rowe Price Foundation.




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