Sunday, November 23, 2014

Upstate NY Community Indicators

Community indicators are used to

  • compare local data to state and national statistics
  • define community issues; identify strengths, weaknesses and service gaps.
  • highlight trends and promote community dialogue for systemic change






















ACT Rochester http://www.actrochester.org/

Sponsors: Rochester Area Community Foundation; United Way of Greater Rochester

ACTRochester.org includes over 180 community indicators in 12 catagories for 7 counties. The website interprets data through trend summaries, charts and graphs for each of the quality of life categories: arts & culture, children& youth, community engagement, economy, education, environment, financial self-sufficiency, health, housing, public safety, technology, and transportation.


CNY Vitals (successor to 2011 Community Indicators Report) http://cnyvitals.org/onondaga/

Sponsors: Central New York Community Foundation, Community Benchmarks Program, The Maxwell School, Syracuse University ; United Way of Central NY and a host of others listed on the website.

Covers Onondaga County, but will expand to include Madison County . 9 subject areas: arts, culture, recreation; civic engagement; demographics; economy; education; environment, transportation and planning; housing; human services and health; public safety.


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Compass II-2.0 Community Assessment


Sponsors: Community Foundation of Tompkins County ; Human Services Coalition of Tompkins County ; Legacy Foundation; Park Foundation; Triad Foundation; United Way of Tompkins County  

An 2010 update of the 2003 COMPASS II county-wide community assets and needs assessment conducted by United Way of Tompkins County and the Human Services Coalition of Tompkins County. The study is structured around 10 major topic areas: Employment/Jobs , Education , Environment , Health Care , Housing , Quality of Life , Crime , Social Issues , Discrimination , & Transportation .


Greater Capital Region Community Profile http://www.communityprofiles.org/capitalregion/

Sponsor: United Way of the Greater Capital Region

Albany , Rensselaer, Saratoga , Schenectady , Schoharie counties

The project is divided into four main topics: basic needs, family supports, financial stability and literacy. Within each topic specific indicators include tables and charts, analysis, data definitions, and sources. Each main topic also has an overview section summarizing key trends and highlights of the data.

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Leadership Alliance for a Vital Community http://www.communityprofiles.org/herkimeroneida/

Sponsors: The Community Foundation of Herkimer & Oneida Counties , Mohawk Valley Edge and United Way of the Valley and Greater Utica Area

80 indicators, each one tracking a critical aspect of community health for nine areas: arts & culture, economy, education, financial self-sufficiency, health, housing, public safety, technology, and transportation. Each indicator includes a description, a brief analysis and time charts of trends, and tables providing comparative data for the counties, a set of comparable counties and the state and nation.


Mid-Hudson Valley Community Profiles http://www.mhvcommunityprofiles.org/

Sponsors: Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley ; Dyson Foundation; United Way of Dutchess County

Dutchess, Orange , and Ulster county comparative information using 50 different indicators spanning 8 topic areas: Children & Youth, Community Engagement, Demographics, Economy, Education, Financial Stability, Health, and Housing. Includes data at the county, town, and city/village level, the region as a whole; analysis of the data for each indicator; key trends summaries.

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