Station to Station:

Scroll with arrow keys or mouse.

Navigate to stations with the left menu.

Did you know...

which BART station you live near could make a decade of difference in how long you live?

People who reside near the Walnut Creek station live an average of 84 years, compared to 73 years at the Oakland City Center station.

The Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco mapped health and wealth inequalities across BART stations in the East Bay, using data from the U.S. Census and a Bay Area News Group series.

Scroll down to hear from residents and learn about those neighborhoods.

An unhealthy environment, lack of exercise and a high concentration of stores that sell tobacco and alcohol may lead to common problems such as premature health disease and cancer, says Tracie Rattray of Contra Costa County Health Services.

“There’s a greater number of people who are uninsured and there are less health providers in Richmond than in Walnut Creek,” Rattray says.

How does Richmond Station rate its health?

county public health data

What health issues affect Richmond Station?

zip code data from 2012 census

City Center in Oakland is a diverse community and one that’s rife with chronic health conditions including asthma, obesity, hypertension, heart disease, cancer and diabetes.

Sherri Willis of the Alameda County Public Health Department says that many residents in the area have difficulty both paying for health care and understanding the system. “Healthcare in the U.S. is very complex, even for those who are insured.”

How does 12th Street Station rate its health?

county public health data

What health issues affect 12th Street Station?

zip code data from 2012 census

“The rates of hospitalization for asthma, premature heart disease and cancer are higher in Richmond than in Walnut Creek,” says Tracie Rattray of Contra Costa County Health Services.

Rattray attributes the low rates of hospitalization for asthma to the accessibility of preventive primary care.

How does Walnut Creek Station rate its health?

county public health data

What health issues affect Walnut Creek Station?

zip code data from 2012 census

Fruitvale is a low-middle income community in Oakland that includes large immigrant populations. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 30 percent of the population is under the poverty line.

Sherri Willis of the Alameda County Public Health Department says that “residents deal with a range of barriers to healthcare, among them income, language, education and unemployment.”

How does Fruitvale Station rate its health?

county public health data

What health issues affect Fruitvale Station?

zip code data from 2012 census

By Melissa Hellmann, Beatrice Katcher, Juan Martinez, Jake Nicol and Lynne Shallcross

In collaboration with Professor Bill Satariano’s Public Health 150E class at UC Berkeley and students in the American Cultures Engaged Scholarship program: Berké Brown, Jacky Khanh, Kati Hinman Kirandeep Sekhon, Oluchi Okwandu

For more information on the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco’s project, click here http://www.frbsf.org/community-development/blog/health-wealth-inequality-bay-area-bart/

For more information on the Bay Area News Group’s “Shortened Lives” project, click here http://www.contracostatimes.com/life-expectancy