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Thomas

Thomas is a neighborhood in Birmingham's Pratt community. It is located north of I-59/20, west of Acipco-Finley and southeast of North Pratt. A former municipality, Thomas was began as a plantation but was purchased by David Thomas for the construction of the Thomas Furnaces in the late 1880s. The first worker homes built in Thomas by the Pioneer Corporation were modeled after those in factory towns in Pennsylvania. After the operation was purchased by Republic Steel in 1899 more typical house plans were adopted, including shotgun, square-top and bungalow-style houses.

Indicator Details

Indicators Primary Domain Indicator Value Ranksort descending Tier Indicator Weight
Blood Lead Levels in Children Housing -% - Data N/A 1.00
Low Birth Weight Health Systems and Public Safety -% - Data N/A 1.00
School Readiness Scores Educational Opportunities -% - Data N/A 1.00
Preventable Hospitalizations Health Systems and Public Safety - - Data N/A 1.00
Proximity to Brownfield Sites Environmental Hazards 0.0% 1 Top 1.00
School Proximity to Traffic Environmental Hazards 0.0% 1 Top 1.00
Land Use Mix Neighborhood Characteristics 0.7 9 Top 1.00
Reading Proficiency Educational Opportunities 18.5% 14 Top 3.00
Toxic Releases from Facilities Environmental Hazards 30.9% 21 Top 1.00
Public Assisted Households Employment Opportunities 28.1% 23 Top 1.00
Commute Mode Share Transportation 23.7% 25 Top 4.00
Transit Accessibility Transportation 6.9 26 Top 4.00
Access to Parks and Open Space Natural Areas 99.8% 34 Middle 1.00
Age of Housing Housing 79.1% 35 Middle 1.00
Excessive Housing Cost Burden Housing 36.8% 36 Middle 1.00
Tax Delinquent Properties Blight 15.0% 37 Middle 5.00
Walkability Neighborhood Characteristics 63 41 Middle 4.00
Voter Participation Social Cohesion 5.7% 44 Middle 1.00
Chronic School Absence Health Systems and Public Safety 23.9% 45 Middle 1.00
Business Retention Economic Health -7.9% 46 Middle 1.00
Tree Cover Natural Areas 4.8% 50 Middle 1.00
High School Graduation Rate Educational Opportunities 78.0% 50 Middle 3.00
Visual Property Nuisances Blight 15.2% 54 Middle 5.00
Adult Educational Attainment Educational Opportunities 77.3% 55 Middle 3.00
Food Desert Neighborhood Characteristics 100.0% 56 Middle 2.00
Public Health Nuisances Health Systems and Public Safety 73.9 56 Middle 4.00
Household Transportation Costs Transportation 25.6% 58 Middle 4.00
Employment Rate Employment Opportunities 80.4% 65 Middle 1.00
Infant Mortality Rate Health Systems and Public Safety 15.8 67 Bottom 1.00
Vacancy Rates Housing 23.8% 67 Bottom 1.00
Pedestrian & Bicycle Injuries by Motor Vehicles Health Systems and Public Safety 0.3 67 Bottom 4.00
Proximity to Superfund Sites Environmental Hazards 10.9% 68 Bottom 1.00
Travel Time to Work Employment Opportunities 26.2 68 Bottom 1.00
Residential Mobility Social Cohesion 78.7% 70 Bottom 1.00
Long-Term Unemployment Employment Opportunities 4.7% 71 Bottom 1.00
Residential Proximity to Traffic Environmental Hazards 2.8% 72 Bottom 1.00
Access to Mainstream Financial Services Economic Health 24.7% 75 Bottom 1.00
Pedestrian Connectivity Transportation 40 83 Bottom 4.00
Violent Crime Health Systems and Public Safety 185.2 86 Bottom 4.00
Preschool Enrollment Educational Opportunities 0.2% 86 Bottom 3.00
Offsite Alcohol Outlets Neighborhood Characteristics 2.1 88 Bottom 1.00
Payday Loans Economic Health 3.1 90 Bottom 1.00
Abandoned Structures Blight 20.5% 91 Bottom 5.00
Local Business Vitality Economic Health 31.9% 96 Bottom 1.00
Motor Vehicle Collisions Health Systems and Public Safety 47.5 97 Bottom 4.00

Demographic and Contextual Indicators

Neighborhood City Wide
Income Inequality 0.4 0.49
Concentrated Poverty 24.3% 30.9%
Life Expectancy 70.1 78.8
Population 960 210,616
Racial and Ethnic Diversity 0.2 0.44
Park Quality 63.5
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