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NIP 2019 Edition Released

A new set of data (2019 Edition) has been added to the City of Madison’s Neighborhood Indicators Project (NIP)—a tracking system with trend data going back to 2008.
With this release of the 12th annual edition of NIP data, our city is grappling with the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic and the growing concern over systemic biases against people of color. NIP data resources have important implications for both. One of the NIP aims has been to shine a light on social inequities that underlie the City’s longstanding pattern of segregation and racial disparities.  The NIP’s geographically detailed, time series data illustrate long-term trends in numerous measures of economic and community interest.

NIP is a valuable tool for a wide range of entities, such as community-based organizations, non-profits, the business community, and governmental officials and staff.  Throughout the current pandemic and in its aftermath, NIP data will remain a vital tool for decision makers, community advocates, and grant writers to identify vulnerable communities and work to ensure that available support and resources are directed to the people and places that need them most. 

NIP was designed by the City of Madison in partnership with the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Applied Population Lab.

Interested in learning more about NIP data and the NIP website?  The City of Madison Planning Division offers free workshops to local organizations.  Please contact Urvashi Martin at for more details.