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Mapping the health of Baltimore's neighborhoods


The Baltimore City Health Department's 2011 Neighborhood Health Profiles shows a disparity in life expectancy, education and major causes of death between wealthy and poor neighborhoods.



Juvenile Arrest Rate: 145.1 (per 1,000 juveniles)
Homicide Incidence Rate: 20.9 (per 10,000 residents, 2005-2009)
Life Expectancy at birth: 71.8 years
Top causes of death: Heart Disease, Cancer, Stroke, HIV/AIDS
Baltimore City Averages
Total population in Baltimore City in 2010: 616,802
Median Household Income: $37,395
Percentage unemployed: 11.0%
Family Poverty Rate: 15.7%
Percentage with a bachelors degree or more: 52.6%


Cause of death in wealthiest vs poorest neighborhoods

Greater Roland Park/Poplar (Median income: $90,492 ):
Heart Disease, Cancer, Stroke, Injury

Canton (Median income: $77,222 ):
Heart Disease, Cancer, Respiratory Disease, Stroke

North Baltimore/Guilford/Homeland (Median income: $75,248 ):
Heart Disease, Cancer, Stroke, Respiratory Disease

Inner Harbor/Federal Hill (Median income: $72,692):
Heart Disease, Cancer, Respiratory Disease, Stroke

Mt. Washington/Coldspring (Median income: $72,348):
Heart Disease, Cancer, Stroke, Diabetes
Upton/Druid Heights (Median income: $13,388):
Heart Disease, Cancer, HIV/AIDS, Homicide

Perkins/Middle East (Median income: $18,522):
Heart Disease, Cancer, HIV/AIDS, Homicide

Cherry Hill (Median income: $19,183):
Heart Disease, Cancer, Stroke, HIV/AIDS

Jonestown/Oldtown (Median income: $20,515):
Heart Disease, Cancer, HIV/AIDS, Stroke

Greenmount East (Median income: $20,708):
Heart Disease, Cancer, HIV/AIDS, Stroke


Source: Baltimore City Health Department

Graphic: Adam Marton