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Table 2 Characteristicsa,b of the audited census blocksc located inside each super neighborhoodd. Houston TRAIN Study, 2014

From: Foot-based audit of streets adjacent to new light rail stations in Houston, Texas: measurement of health-related characteristics of the built environment for physical activity research

Block characteristics All audited blocks Super neighborhoodsd (N)e
Northside/Northline Northside Village Second Ward Magnolia Park Downtown Greater Eastwood Greater Third Ward OST/South Union
(N = 8) (N = 77) (N = 31) (N = 14) (N = 44) (N = 4) (N = 16) (N = 24)
Basic Profile
 Total Population (N) 11,501 1728 4895 1174 277 1091 40 608 1688
 Total Housing Units (N) 5019 687 1806 424 141 1024 20 262 655
 Family Households (%) (53.0) (55.3) (66.3) (61.5) (48.7) (32.8) (41.2) (46.7) (71.2)
 Nonfamily Households (%) (47.0) (44.7) (33.7) (38.5) (51.3) (67.2) (58.8) (53.3) (28.8)
Owner Households (%) (39.4) (32.5) (43.5) (41.3) (8.0) (42.0) (58.8) (33.1) (56.0)
 Renter Households (%) (60.6) (67.3) (56.5) (58.7) (92.0) (58.0) (41.2) (66.9) (44.0)
 Below poverty level (%) (27.4) (36.4) (33.0) (30.7) (38.6) (15.5) (10.0) (35.5) (19.1)
 100–184% poverty level (%) (18.9) (23.9) (20.1) (24.3) (24.6) (8.7) (7.5) (18.8) (23.1)
 185% (plus) poverty level (%) (53.9) (39.7) (46.9) (45.0) (37.2) (75.9) (82.5) (45.9) (57.9)
Workers Commute
 Workers Age 16+ (N) 5170 586 2214 488 106 785 27 277 687
 Drove Alone to Work (%) (72.3) (71.3) (69.4) (68.9) (84.9) (65.1) (77.8) (69.0) (71.6)
 Carpooled (%) (10.4) (17.1) (13.8) (20.1) (7.6) (4.1) (11.1) (3.6) (5.5)
 Public Transportation (%) (6.5) (6.5) (8.4) (4.3) (2.8) (9.3) (3.7) (11.6) (5.2)
 Bicycled (%) (0.5) (0.0) (0.2) (1.6) (0.0) (1.5) (0.0) (0.0) (0.4)
 Walked (%) (4.4) (0.0) (5.0) (2.3) (2.8) (12.2) (3.7) (9.4) (0.0)
 OtherTransport Means (%) (1.7) (0.5) (0.7) (1.2) (1.9) (0.5) (0.0) (1.1) (7.4)
 Worked at Home (%) (4.5) (4.4) (2.6) (1.4) (0.0) (7.3) (7.4) (5.8) (7.4)
Housing Structure
 1 Unit in Structure (%) (57.1) (40.8) (70.7) (61.8) (32.6) (27.3) (85.0) (56.1) (82.3)
 2 or 4 Units in Structure (%) (8.8) (3.2) (10.9) (21.5) (12.1) (3.9) (5.0) (13.0) (1.1)
 5 or 19 Units in Structure (%) (11.1) (20.7) (13.8) (7.6) (29.1) (1.6) (5.0) (7.3) (3.4)
 20+ Units in Structure (%) (23.1) (33.3) (4.6) (8.7) (26.2) (67.1) (10.0) (23.3) (11.3)
 Mobile Homes (%) (0.6) (2.0) (0.2) (0.5) (0.0) (0.0) (0.0) (0.0) (2.1)
  1. Abbreviations: TRAIN Travel Related Activity in Neighborhoods
  2. aData were obtained from the US Census American Community Survey (ACS) 2011–2015 estimates
  3. bSelected census characteristics were those that provided quick sociodemographic outlook, insights into commuting patterns, and housing types of the immediate surroundings of the light rail transit (LRT) stations. These are characteristics of significant interest for longitudinal research
  4. cAudited blocks refer to the US Census blocks that were completely surrounded by audited segments (on all sides)
  5. dA super neighborhood is a geographically designated area that contains contiguous communities that share common physical characteristics, identity or infrastructure. These are City of Houston signature “neighborhoods”
  6. eThe number of US Census blocks in each super neighborhood
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