Glossary of Terms
Census Block: The smallest geographic unit used by the United States Census Bureau (less than 500 residents).
Census Block groups: A geographic unit used by the United States Census Bureau consisting of a cluster of census blocks within a census tract (between 500 to 2,500 residents).
Census Tract: A geographic unit used by the United States Census Bureau consisting of a cluster of block groups within a county (between 2,500 to 8,000 residents).
Low education: Residents age 25 or older having less than a high school education.
Low income: Income of less than 200% of the federal poverty level (e.g., in 2020 a median household income of four is equal to or less than $52,400 per year). See link for more information about federal poverty level- https://aspe.hhs.gov/poverty-guidelines
Minority: Residents who identify as African American, American Indian, Alaska Natives, Asian, Pacific Islanders or Latino/a.
Neighborhood: For this story map, block groups are used as a proxy for a ‘Neighborhood.’
Tobacco retailer: Any store in Oregon that sells at least one type of tobacco.
Retail density: Total number of tobacco retailers divided by the total population of the geographic unit, reported per 1000 residents.
School: Any public school, excluding universities and colleges.
Percent of retailers within 1000 feet from school: Measure for analysis to examine proximity of retailers near schools.