The quality of life in neighborhoods sets the context for everything that happens in the places we live, work, play, learn, and grow. The annual release of the Vital Signs report “takes the pulse” of Baltimore neighborhoods and the indicators serve as a common or 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.

Please note, BNIA-JFI will be staggering its release of Vital Signs 18.

Release Schedule:

April 1, 2020: Children and Family Health and Well Being and Crime & Safety – Watch live at 3PM

April 8, 2020: Census Demographics and Sustainability – Watch live at 3PM

April 15, 2020: Arts and Culture and Workforce and Economic Development

Date TBD: Housing and Community Development and Education and Youth

Vital Signs 18 Story Maps

Children and Family Health and Well Being

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Crime & Safety

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Vital Signs 17 Report (PDF)

Census Demographics
Housing and Community Development
Children and Family Health
Crime and Safety
Workforce and Economic Development
Education and Youth
Arts & Culture

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




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Baltimore Neighborhood Indicators Alliance
The Jacob France Institute
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