Use data from New York State Health Dept., the United States Census Bureau (American Community Survey), and/or The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to compare two communities of your choice in the United States.    Another strategy to locate information is to “google” your topic e.g. White Plains, New York for demographic and mortality data (Use only professional sources of information such as city planning departments.)


The two communities may be counties, cities, states or any combination of the two:  e.g. Westchester and Rockland, White Plains and Yonkers, Overall Westchester and White Plains etc., Bronx and NYC, Brooklyn and Queens, Brooklyn and Statewide or Citywide, New York State and North Carolina etc.

HINT Before you finalize the choice of community make sure that you are able to locate material on it.


Please put the data in a table see below . Then  writee a narrative — a paragraph in length (at least 15 to 20 lines) comparing the two areas.  Be sure that your name appears on the report itself.


Hint:  Check that your data clearly indicates whether the number is a number, rate or percentage.  If figure is a rate indicate the relevant population base e.g. per 1,000, 10,000, per 100,000.  See text and notes for more information on rates.  For example death rates are may be expressed per 1000, 10,000 or 100,000.


You may attach map(s) and data table from NY State Health Dept. and the Census Bureau to your report.  However, the data must be reported in the table.


Compare Two Communities, Counties or States