Neighborhood Opportunity Atlas

2023 NACo Achievement Award Winner

Forsyth County, N.C., NC

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About the Program

Category: County Resiliency (Best in Category)

Year: 2023

The Forsyth County Neighborhood Opportunity Atlas (FCNOA) is a robust online tool in which policymakers, elected officials, special interest groups, non-profits and the public can interact with important data impacting neighborhoods throughout the County. FCNOA highlights successes, opportunities, and improvements over time across Forsyth County’s 93 census tracts. The primary goal is to provide an aggregated analysis of conditions to inform the decision making and budgeting process related to several crucial metrics including education, health and wellness, economic wellbeing, built environment, social justice, and access to infrastructure. Additionally, FCNOA highlights tracts in need of assistance and tracts that are more equitable by comparing the geographic statistics to both the County and North Carolina statewide averages. Based on the feedback from County officials and community stakeholders, new variables are being added and tracked over time to align with emerging concerns and showcase more opportunities.

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