Census Tracts 2016-11-01T16:25:24+00:00

Census Tracts

16.5% of the Treasure Coast region is food insecure.

Census Tracts are small, relatively permanent statistical subdivisions of a county or equivalent entity that are updated by local participants prior to each decennial census as part of the Census Bureau’s Participant Statistical Areas Program. The Census Bureau delineates census tracts in situations where no local participant existed or where state, local, or tribal governments declined to participate. The primary purpose of census tracts is to provide a stable set of geographic units for the presentation of statistical data.

Census tracts generally have a population size between 1,200 and 8,000 people, with an optimum size of 4,000 people. A census tract usually covers a contiguous area; however, the spatial size of census tracts varies widely depending on the density of settlement.  Census tract boundaries are delineated with the intention of being maintained over a long time so that statistical comparisons can be made from census to census. Census tracts occasionally are split due to population growth or merged as a result of substantial population decline.

See a map of your census tract (just copy the census tract, paste, and hit go): http://www.huduser.gov/qct/qctmap.html

Which census tracts are higher?

Data below (Gundersen, C., A. Satoh, A. Dewey, M. Kato & E. Engelhard. Map the Meal Gap 2015: Food Insecurity and Child Food Insecurity Estimates at the County Level. Feeding America, 2015) show ranges within each county.

Indian River County

12061050302: 0.335
12061050401: 0.272
12061050601: 0.253
12061050100: 0.247
12061050806: 0.226
12061050200: 0.223
12061050606: 0.226
12061050604: 0.223
12061050805: 0.209
12061050804: 0.203
12061050808: 0.198
12061050705: 0.195
12061050602: 0.186
12061050603: 0.18
12061050704: 0.179
12061050807: 0.169
12061050903: 0.177

Martin County

12085001802: 0.349
12085000800: 0.281
12085001000: 0.254
12085000300: 0.245
12085001408: 0.242
12085000501: 0.237
12085001200: 0.225
12085000902: 0.194
12085001301: 0.188
12085000400: 0.186
12085000700: 0.184
12085001409: 0.18
12085001410: 0.174
12085001104: 0.167

Okeechobee County

12093910300: 0.363
12093910201: 0.277
12093910102: 0.252
12093910202: 0.202
12093910403: 0.195
12093910500: 0.189
12093910402: 0.18
12093910101: 0.167
12093910602: 0.166

St. Lucie County

12111380300: 0.527
12111380200: 0.456
12111380100: 0.439
12111380901: 0.373
12111381802: 0.306
12111380902: 0.296
12111380400: 0.293
12111380500: 0.261
12111382009: 0.25
12111380700: 0.233
12111381402: 0.228
12111380600: 0.224
12111382113: 0.224
12111381702: 0.208
12111382112: 0.208
12111381401: 0.206
12111381000: 0.201
12111382106: 0.198
12111382007: 0.196
12111381502: 0.194
12111382006: 0.193
12111381503: 0.189
12111382108: 0.186
12111382003: 0.182
12111380800: 0.18
12111381102: 0.179
12111382111: 0.178
12111382002: 0.177
12111381803: 0.171
12111381601: 0.168
12111381602: 0.168
12111382110: 0.166