Walk Scores


Walk Score measures the walkability of any address using a patented system developed by the Walk Score company. For each 2010 Census Tract centroid, Walk Score analyzed walking routes to nearby amenities. Points are awarded based on the distance to amenities in each category. Amenities within a 5 minute walk (.25 miles) are given maximum points. A decay function is used to give points to more distant amenities, with no points given after a 30 minute walk.

Walk Score also measures pedestrian friendliness by analyzing population density and road metrics such as block length and intersection density. Data sources include Google, Education.com, Open Street Map, the U.S. Census, Localeze, and places added by the Walk Score user community.

What's Included in the Data:

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A Walk Score is a measure of "walkability" and the scoring system (below) measures walkability

90–100 Walker's Paradise 70–89 Very Walkable 50–69 Somewhat Walkable 25–49 Car-Dependent 0–24 Car-Dependent