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The Distressed Communities Index

The Distressed Communities Index (DCI) is a customized dataset created by EIG examining economic distress throughout the country and made up of interactive maps, infographics, and a report.  It captures data from more than 25,000 zip codes (those with populations over 500 people).  In all, it covers 99 percent - 312 million - of Americans.

Access the DCI here.