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Adults with at least one park within 1/2 mile

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Percent of U.S. population living within 1/2 mile of a park †
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Data derived from the CDC's National Environmental Public Health Tracking Network.Numerator: Estimated number of each census tract’s population within ½-mile buffer around local parks and beaches from Esri StreetMap Premium/HERE and state and national parks from the Protected Areas Database of the United States (PAD-US).The estimated population living within ½ mile of a park was summed over all census tracts in a state to estimate the total state-level population residing within ½ mile of a park.Denominator: Census tract and state population from the American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates.

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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity.Data, Trend and Maps [online]. [accessed Apr 22, 2024]. URL: