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Learn about the NEW 2012 Quality of Life Study and
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Quality of Life Map.

Previous Studies

In the past, the Neighborhood Quality of Life Study divided the City and its annexation areas into 173 Neighborhood Statistical Areas (NSA).  Each NSA contained one or more neighborhoods or subdivisions.  The study examined 20 neighborhood variables in each NSA mostly collected from local databases maintained by the City of Charlotte, Mecklenburg County and Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools.  The research converted the individual statistical values into NSA neighborhood-ranking categories – stable, transitioning and challenged. The Quality of Life Study is used extensively in the City to help determine programs and services as well as allocate resources.

More about the Quality of Life
Evolution of the Study

*Please note - The complete Quality of Life Study files on this page are large file sizes.  Please allow additional time for downloading.  To view the files, download Adobe Acrobat.
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