Bioscience

New tool provides county-level data on demographics, education, and the economy

April 18, 2006

By Flinn Foundation

The Educational Needs Index (ENI) project, funded by Lumina Foundation for Education, is an innovative approach to understanding the public policy challenges that face areas, states, and regions. The project’s website offers public access to a unique county-level analysis of educational, economic, and population pressures for all 3,140 U.S. counties or their equivalents. The site provides users with state-level reports, county-level data sets, and query tools that can be used to create peer comparisons.

The data and associated analyses seek to identify counties –