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Posted by saviadmin on Apr 8, 2006

Using SAVI Home Mortgage Data to Understand the Indianapolis Housing Market

Affordable housing is an issue that concerns everyone. Central Indiana has not experienced the housing boom that affects other regions, especially in coastal areas, but costs are rising here as well. How affordable is housing for residents of the Indianapolis MSA? SAVI can help answer this question through data provided by the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act, a law that requires reporting of federally-guaranteed loans.

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Posted by saviadmin on Aug 8, 2005

Obesity and Environment in Indianapolis: An Analysis of Neighborhood Indicators

Obesity is presently one of the most serious and challenging health problems facing the developed world. According to the World Health Organization, 55 percent of U.S. adults are overweight with minority women being the most affected. What is causing the dramatic and threatening rise in obesity among the population?

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Posted by saviadmin on Jun 8, 2005

Demographics: Population Change 1990 – 2000

The Indianapolis metropolitan area is one of the fastest growing in the nation. The largest metropolitan area in Indiana, it is the 34th largest metropolitan area in the nation. (Metropolitan areas are combinations of counties with a large central city that is the hub for commuting and services. The U.S. Office of Management and Budget define these.) The US Census Bureau is the official source for demographic information in the US. SAVI contains a wide array of demographic information from the Census as well as other sources.

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