List of indicators

Adult Education Levels: Percentage of adults aged 25 and over with a bachelor’s or advanced degree.

Alternative Transportation: Percentage of commuters who carpool, walk, bike, or take transit to work.

Arrest Rate: Percentage of violent and property crimes known to the police that lead to an arrest.

Average Wage per Job: Average wage per job as a percentage of the US metro average.

Child Poverty: Percentage of children living in poverty.

Chlamydia: Rate of reported chlamydia infections per 100,000 population.

Civic Infrastructure: Rate of civic organizations per 100,000 population.

Crime Rate: Rate of violent and property crimes known to the police per 100,000 population.

Chronic Absenteeism: Percentage of students who are chronically absent from school.

Employment by Industry: Employment in selected industries as a percentage of total non-farm workforce.

Gini Coefficient: Measure of income inequality.

Health Insurance: Percentage of the population who do not have health insurance coverage.

High School Graduation: Four year cohort high school graduation rate.

Homelessness: Rate of children and adults experiencing homelessness.

Homeownership Gap: Homeownership rate gap by race and ethnicity.

Household Characteristics: Percentage of households with children, seniors, or single person householders.

Housing Cost Burden: Share of households paying 30 percent or more of income for housing.

Housing-Wage Gap: Hourly wage needed to afford fair market rent versus minimum wage.

Immunization Rate: Percentage of 24-month-old children who are fully immunized.

Job Growth: Net employment growth by industry.

Juvenile Criminal Referral Rate: Trends in juvenile criminal referrals known to the police, per 1,000 residents under the age of 18.

Language Spoken at Home: Percentage of the population age five years and older who speak a language other than English at home.

Library Usage: Per capita library circulation rates.

Low Birth Weight: Percentage of babies with low birth weight.

Median Household Income: The income level that divides the income distribution for a given group of households into two equal groups—half having income above that level and half having income below.

Migration: Percentage of population growth due to people moving into the region.

Overweight and Obesity: Percentage of adults who report being overweight or obese.

Parole, Probation, and Incarceration: Community demographics (race and ethnicity) compared to persons under supervision.

Per Capita Income: Total income earned in the region divided by the population.

Population and Age: Distribution of population by age and sex.

Population Growth: Percentage change in the number of individuals in the population.

Public Schooling: Percentage of school age population attending public school.

Race and Hispanic Origin: Percentage of population by race and Hispanic or Latino origin.

Recidivism: Percentage of persons who commit a crime within three years of release from supervision.

Self-Sufficiency Standard: The amount of income necessary to meet basic needs without public subsidies and without private or informal assistance.

Student Achievement: Percentage of third-grade students who meet or exceed math and reading assessment standards.

Teen Birth Rate: Rate of live births to females (aged 10–17), per 1,000 population.

Tobacco Use: Percentage of adults who report being current smokers.

Traffic Fatalities: Rate of pedestrian, bicyclist, and vehicle occupant fatalities.

Travel Delay and Congestion: Annual hours of delay per traveler, total hours of delay, and total cost of delay.

Unemployment Rate: The percentage of people in the labor force who are unemployed.

Unhealthy Air Days: Percentage of days by air quality index rating.

Vehicle Miles Traveled: Annual vehicle miles traveled per person.

Voting: Percentage of registered voters who cast a ballot in the November election.

Wage Distribution: Distribution of jobs by wage.