Area Deprivation Index Datasets

Area Deprivation Index Available at Neighborhood Atlas

The US Area Deprivation Index (ADI), including both datasets and a customized mapping interface, is now available without cost through the University of Wisconsin’s new Neighborhood Atlas website.

The ADI is based on a measure created by the Health Resources & Services Administration and has been refined, adapted, and validated to the Census Block Group by Dr. Amy Kind’s research team at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. Datasets and maps are available at both the state and national level. An article about the website was published in the New England Journal of Medicine.

Go to the Area Deprivation Index website

*The above link will take you to the Neighborhood Atlas, which is an external website where you will be asked to register separately from HIPxChange if you choose to download the data.

Previous Versions of Area Deprivation Index

The original index developed by Singh1 used 17 different markers of socioeconomic status from the 1990 Census data. A Census 2000 version2 of the Area Deprivation Index developed by Health Innovation Program staff was previously available on HIPxChange. This previous version is no longer available. The Health Innovation Program recommends using the new Area Deprivation Index that can be accessed through the link above.


  1. Singh GK. Area deprivation and widening inequalities in US mortality, 1969-1998American Journal of Public Health. 2003;93:1137-1143.
  2. Kind AJH, Jencks S, Brock J, Yu M, Bartels C, Ehlenbach W, Greenberg C, Smith MA. “Neighborhood socioeconomic disadvantage and 30-day rehospitalization: a retrospective cohort study.” Ann Intern Med 2014;161(11):765-74.

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The mission of the Health Innovation Program is to transform healthcare delivery and population health across the state and nation through health systems research that partners University of Wisconsin faculty with healthcare and community organizations.