Community Snapshot

These 57 counties are located around the major cities of the Northeast and the Midwest.

The Middle Suburbs are home to about 12.2 million of the U.S. population. They feature average education levels — about 27% of the population has at least a bachelor’s degree. People living in Middle Suburbs seem to have better access to healthcare than other community types in the American Communities Project, with only 8% of the population lacking insurance compared to the national average of 10%. The broadband access rate is 86%, just a point below the national average. Voter turnout sits at 69%, just above the national average.

Median Household Income

$64,600 Annual Median

Vol. 3 2020-2021

Deaths of Despair Across America

The American Communities Project is undertaking a 30-month study of Deaths of Despair in its 15 community types.

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