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

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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