Disconnected youth*

Disconnected Youth is the percentage of teens and young adults ages 16-24 who are neither working nor in school

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Measure of America

Measure of America provides easy-to-use yet methodologically sound tools for understanding the distribution of well-being and opportunity in America and stimulating fact-based dialogue about issues we all care about: health, education, and living standards. Our county level measures of disconnected youth are a custom measure created by Measure of America using data from the American Community Survey.

The American Community Survey (ACS) is a nationwide survey designed to provide communities with a fresh look at how they are changing. It is a critical element in the Census Bureau's reengineered decennial census program. The ACS collects and produces population and housing information every year instead of every ten years. The County Health Rankings use American Community Survey data to obtain measures of social and economic factors.