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Youth Enrichment Zone: Overview of Two Census Tracks

What is the Youth Enrichment Zone (YEZ)? Wilmington's Youth Enrichment Zoneaims to plug at-risk families into community programs that focus on education, early child care and job training. Geographically, the zone encompasses the historic northside district where Snipes Elementary and DC Virgo Middle School are located. Organizers say the goal is to help families in this neighborhood keep their kids in school and away from violence.  

Census

Census

Total

Population

2161

1717

3878

Occupied households

900

727

1627

% white

39.1

20.6

0.3089

Total white

845

353

1198

% black

59.1

75.5

0.6640

Total black

1278

1297

2575

% hispanic

0

3.8

0.0170

Total hispsanic

1

65

66

Income

Household income

31148

22957

27052

% below poverty

29.2

41.8

34.6

Below poverty

626

717

1343

Employment

% unemployed

11.7

14.4

0.128

number unemployed

130

118

248

labor force

1115

822

1937

Insurance status

% uninsured

21.1

21.5

Housing

% renting

57

66

0.6103

number renting

513

480

993

% paying >30% on housing

63.7

66

0.3958

number paying >30%

327

317

644

% crowded households

1.4

6.1

0.0350

number crowded households

13

44

57

% households w/o vehicle

16.4

16.8

0.1659

number households w/o vehicle

148

122

270

Social/Neighborhood

% did not grauduate high school

16.5

22.2

0.1908

number of not graduating

264

292

556

number 18+ YOA

1601

1313

2914

% single parent

62.6

68.9

0.6533

One-parent families

291

248

539

Families

465

360

825

Food Desert

1

1

2

number w/low access to grocery

1095

853

1948

% with low access to grocery

0.5067

0.4968

0.5023

Index value

0.7

1.1

Social Resources domain

0.7

1

Economic domain

0.4

0.7

Housing and Transport domain

0.9

1.5