City of Madison, WINeighborhood Indicators Project
About the Madison Neighborhood Indicators Project
The Madison Neighborhood Indicators Project (NIP) is a tracking system designed to follow communities' wellness over time. The NIP aims to support better understanding of the changes within Madison communities. The use of the indicators along with local knowledge and other informational resources can help all Madison communities thrive.
The 2022 Edition of the NIP introduces two new geographies: Census tracts and Census block groups. More data will be added in coming years so that NIP users may track trends and changes over time.
Topics in the NIP, 2022 Edition
The NIP annually measures 56 variables organized within seven topics:
City of Madison
Census block groups
Who Can Use the NIP?
The NIP can be used by anyone, including community-based organizations, non-profits, educational institutions, the business community, and governmental officials and staff.
Example Uses for the NIP
comparing community wellness by specific indicators
comparing community changes over time
helping community organizations build capacity
The current roster of indicators was developed with guidance from City and community leaders. Input from users continues to help us to refine and improve the data and tools. The NIP coordinators welcome your feedback! Please use our feedback form or contact us directly.
Sensitive data items have been suppressed for some geographic areas to prevent disclosure of personally identifiable information.
NIP data sets are provided by the UW Applied Population Laboratory (APL) for informational purposes. The Applied Population Laboratory expressly disclaims the accuracy, adequacy, or completeness of any data and shall not be liable for any errors, omissions or other defects in, delays or interruptions in such data, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon. Neither the APL nor any of its data providers will be liable for any damages relating to use of the data provided herein.
Help and FAQs
PDF overview reports are available for each edition year.
For 2016 editions and earlier, each report has a data dictionary and two appendices: Appendix C includes citywide maps for each variable, and Appendix D includes reports for each individual Plan District and Neighborhood Association.