Equity Analysis

Equity Analysis

Product No.: WEB21032
Date Published: 08/2021

Launch ProductDVRPC created the Indicators for Potential Disadvantage (IPD) to help staff, member governments, planning partners, and the general public consider Civil Rights (Title VI) and Environmental Justice concerns when carrying out planning activities, project development, and programming. The IPD analysis identifies populations of interest under Title VI and EJ using U.S. Census American Community Survey (ACS) 2015-2019 five-year estimates data, and maps these populations in each of the Census tracts in the region via GIS. Each population group is an "indicator" in the analysis. (Data updated June 2021)

Geographic Area Covered: Nine-County Delaware Valley Region, comprised of Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia counties in Pennsylvania, and Burlington, Camden, Gloucester, and Mercer counties in New Jersey

Key Words: Environmental Justice, Title VI, Executive Order 12898, Executive Order 13166, Indicators of Potential Disadvantage (IPD) Methodology, minority populations, persons with disabilities, Hispanic, elderly, limited English proficiency, demographics, Transportation Improvement Program (TIP), long-range plan, air quality, corridor studies, Title VI plan, Equity Analysis, webmap, EJ

Staff Contact(s)

Project Team

  • Christopher R. Pollard Manager, Office of GIS
  • Jared Dobkin Data Specialist

Translation Request

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Title VI Statement

The Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC) fully complies with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Civil Rights Restoration Act of 1987, Executive Order 12898 on Environmental Justice, and related nondiscrimination mandates in all programs and activities. DVRPC's website, www.dvrpc.org, may be translated into multiple languages. Publications and other public documents can usually be made available in alternative languages and formats, if requested. DVRPC’s public meetings are always held in ADA-accessible facilities, and held in transit-accessible locations whenever possible. Translation, interpretation, or other auxiliary services can be provided to individuals who submit a request at least seven days prior to a public meeting. Translation and interpretation services for DVRPC’s projects, products, and planning processes are available, generally free of charge, by calling (215) 592-1800. All requests will be accommodated to the greatest extent possible.

Any person who believes they have been aggrieved by an unlawful discriminatory practice by DVRPC under Title VI and/or ADA has a right to file a formal complaint. Any such complaint must be in writing and filed with DVRPC's Title VI Compliance Manager, Alison Hastings, and/or the appropriate state or federal agency within 180 days of the alleged discriminatory occurrence. For more information on DVRPC's Title VI program or to obtain a Title VI Complaint Form, please visit: www.dvrpc.org/GetInvolved/TitleVI, call (215) 592-1800, or email public_affairs@dvrpc.org.

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