Health and Economic Impacts of Covid-19 on Neighborhoods

SAVI Talks - October 2020

SAVI created a COVID-19 Impact Index. This describes the impact in a ZIP code and its underlying risk in terms of health and the economy. We used indicators like confirmed Covid-19 cases, unemployment claims, and rental assistance applications to measure the impact of the pandemic on neighborhoods. We used the presence of underlying health conditions and socioeconomic conditions to measure a neighborhood’s vulnerability.

The results show that the hardest hit ZIP codes were 46222 on the west side, 46218 near Martindale Brightwood, and 46226 on the northeast side. Some groups are more likely to live in a high-impact ZIP code, including people of color, people living in poverty, and people with a disability. 

A map showing the impact of the pandemic on ZIP codes

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Percent of residents with a disability in ZIP codes where Covid-19 impact score is...

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Authors

Sharon Kandris
Associate Director,
The Polis Center

Jay Colbert,
Data Manager,
The Polis Center

Jeramy Townsley,
Visiting Research Analyst,
The Polis Center

Matt Nowlin,
Research Analyst,
The Polis Center

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