Katie Zager

Research Associate
Sycamore 208

Katie Zager is a Research Associate who uses mapping and spatial analysis to shed light on some of our region's most important issues. With a BA in Geography from Macalester College and an MA in Geography from UNC Charlotte, Zager brings a wealth of knowledge to her research.One of her major projects at the Urban Institute include the Quality of Life Explorer, an online tool to explore the social, housing, economic, environmental, and safety conditions in Charlotte and Mecklenburg County. Other research interests include health and healthcare access, urban rural connections, and the use of community indicators.

Stories by Katie Zager

How are Housing Choice Vouchers distributed across Southeastern Cities?

This research was used by USA Today for an investigative series called 'Segregated by Section 8.' The series is available ...

The 2020 Census: What data are coming, what will we know - and when?

As community members and researchers, we are eagerly awaiting the results of the 2020 census. Here are some answers to common questions we’ve received about what’s happening.