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									    Community Dashboard 2012
          key socioeconomic indicators
            for Austin & Travis County



            Community Action Network
                           April 2012
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Gauging our community’s well-being
       The Community Dashboard tracks 16 key indicators of the
        social and economic health of Austin and Travis County.


                          We are Safe,         We are
                          Just &              Healthy
                          Engaged
                                 Equity &
                                Opportunity


                          Our Basic      We Achieve
                          Needs             Our Full
                          Are Met         Potential




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    Demographic Trends

   Low-income and poverty populations
    are growing at twice the rate as the
    population as a whole
   Increasing economic division
   Stark geographic division of income
   Urban sprawl and pooling of poverty populations
   Large and fast-growing Hispanic child population
   Fastest growing pre-senior population in the nation


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Austin-Round Rock MSA 2000 - 2010

1. 2010 Population #
   and % Growth                                                            Williamson County
                                                                   •tot. pop. 422,679 69%⇧

   since 2000
                                                  Travis County
                                       •tot. pop. 1,024,266 26%⇧


   From 2000 – 2010, the
     five-county Austin                                                        Bastrop County
                                                                      •tot. pop. 74,171 28%⇧
    metro area was the
 fastest growing metro in
  Texas and the 8th fastest                     Hays County
                                     •tot. pop. 157,107 61%⇧
   growing in the nation.
                                                                                      Caldwell County
                                                                               •tot. pop. 38,066 18%⇧




 Source: U. S. Census Bureau (American Community Survey 1-Yr. Estimates and Decennial Census)
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Austin-Round Rock MSA 2000 - 2010

1. 2010 Population #
   and % Growth                                                            Williamson County
                                                                   •tot. pop. 422,679 69%⇧
                                                                   •poverty 34,069 190%⇧
   since 2000
                                                  Travis County
2. 2010 Federal                        •tot. pop. 1,024,266 26%⇧
                                       •poverty 194,156 95%⇧
   Poverty Level #
   and % Growth                                                                Bastrop County

   since 2000                                                         •tot. pop. 74,171 28%⇧
                                                                      •poverty 11,708 81%⇧


                                                Hays County
                                     •tot. pop. 157,107 61%⇧
                                     •poverty 22,962 76%⇧
                                                                                      Caldwell County
                                                                               •tot. pop. 38,066 18%⇧
                                                                                 (low-income and poverty
                                                                                     data not available)



 Source: U. S. Census Bureau (American Community Survey 1-Yr. Estimates and Decennial Census)
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Austin-Round Rock MSA 2000 - 2010

1. 2010 Population #
   and % Growth                                                            Williamson County
                                                                   •tot. pop. 422,679 69%⇧
                                                                   •poverty 34,069 190%⇧
   since 2000                                                      •low-income 101,694 184%⇧
                                                  Travis County
2. 2010 Federal                        •tot. pop. 1,024,266 26%⇧
                                       •poverty 194,156 95%⇧
   Poverty Level #                     •low-income 375,147 66%⇧

   and % Growth                                                                Bastrop County

   since 2000                                                         •tot. pop. 74,171 28%⇧
                                                                      •poverty 11,708 81%⇧
                                                                      •low-income 28,850 72%⇧
3. 2010 Low Income                              Hays County
   (200% of FPL) and                 •tot. pop. 157,107 61%⇧
                                     •poverty 22,962 76%⇧

   % Growth since                    •low-income 46,256 66%⇧                         Caldwell County
                                                                              •tot. pop. 38,066 18%⇧

   2000                                                                         (low-income and poverty
                                                                                    data not available)



 Source: U. S. Census Bureau (American Community Survey 1-Yr. Estimates and Decennial Census)
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    We are safe, just
         & engaged




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Violent crime occurred at a rate of 417 per
100,000 population in Travis County

       Violent crime
        decreased and is at its
        lowest point in five
        years. City of Austin
        rate is lower than the
        average for metro
        areas of similar size
        and most other cities in
        Texas.



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Arrests are disproportionate by race

       African Americans make
        up 8% of the total adult
        population, but represent
        23% of all those arrested in
        Travis County.




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Voter turnout is disproportionate by age

    Young people are much
     less likely to participate
     in elections than people
     35 and older.
    This is especially true in
     non-presidential election
     years.
    Younger voters are least
     likely to participate in
     local elections.

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Strategic Framework for Action
                We are Safe, Just & Engaged—
                                     Community Plans:
                • 2012-2015 Travis County Plan for Criminal Justice
                  and Related Activities
                • Austin Travis County Integral Care, Mental Health Jail
                  Diversion Plan
                • City of Austin, Imagine Austin Comprehensive Plan


  We are                               embrace                engage and
               promote safe           diversity &
safe, just &   communities
                                                               empower
                                        expand                  people
 engaged                              opportunity




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     Our basic needs
             are met




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37% of Travis County residents are low-income
     The percent who are low-income increased and
      remained higher than the national rate.
     Over 375,000 people in
      Travis County were
      low-income in 2010.
     For the first time since
      the report has been
      tracking the statistic,
      the rate for the City of
      Austin surpassed the state rate.


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41% of Travis County households are
housing cost-burdened

    The percent of households
     in Travis County who paid
     30% or more of their total
     income on housing
     increased for the second
     year in a row.
    Renters are much more
     likely to be housing cost
     burdened than home
     owners.


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    24.4 daily vehicle miles traveled per capita

   Vehicle Miles Traveled
    per capita increased in
    2010 and is now at its
    highest point in five
    years after almost a
    decade of steady
    decline.




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2,244 people are homeless in Travis County
    Fewer people were
     identified in the point-in-
     time homeless count.
    This annual count of
     unsheltered people tends
     to undercount families
     and children and does not
     include those doubling up
     or sleeping on friends’
     couches.


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  Strategic Framework for Action
                 Our basic needs are met —
                                     Community Plans:
                 • Austin Travis County HHS Community Health Improvement
                   Plan (under development)
                 • ECHO Plan to End Community Homelessness
                 • CAMPO 2035 Plan
                 • Imagine Austin Comprehensive Plan
                 • Regional Transit Coordination Committee Capital Area
                   Coordinated Transportation Plan

                                                           affordable
  Our basic      crisis, safety
                                                         housing linked
                net, and long-      connect people
needs are met                        to resources           to work,
                term care and
                                                          services and
                    services
                                                             transit



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     We are healthy




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22% of those under age 65 in Travis County
have no health insurance

    The percent of people
     with no health insurance
     decreased in Austin and
     Travis County.
    The local rates are
     better than the state,
     though not the nation.




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20% of adults in Travis County report poor
mental health (data is 3-year aggregate)

    The percent who report
     poor mental health
     increased one percent and
     is now equivalent to the
     state and national rate.
    People who earn less than
     $25,000 per year are
     three-times more likely to
     report poor mental health
     than those earning
     $75,000 or more.
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24% of adults in Travis County are obese
(data is 3-year aggregate)




    About one in four adults
     in Travis County were
     obese in 2010.
    The obesity rate for adults
     who are low-income was
     even higher.




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14% of adults in Travis County are smokers
(data is 3-year aggregate)



                                The rate of smoking
                                 continued to decline.
                                The local rate is much
                                 lower than the state and
                                 national rates.
                                24% of adults earning less
                                 than $25,000 report
                                 smoking.



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Austin area is in attainment of EPA air
ozone standards


                              The Austin area ended
                               a six year trend of
                               steadily declining air
                               ozone readings with a
                               slight increase in 2011.
                              The area remains on
                               the cusp of non-
                               attainment.



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Strategic Framework for Action
            We are healthy —
                                     Community Plans:
            • Austin Travis County HHS Community Health Improvement
              Plan (under development)
            • Imagine Austin Comprehensive Plan
            • Capital Area Planning Council of Governments (CAPCOG)
              8 Hour Ozone Flex Program Austin-Round Rock MSA



We are       access to            promote             healthy and
            integrated             healthy          safe community
healthy     health care           behaviors          environment
            continuum




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          We achieve
     our full potential




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50% of children enter kindergarten
ready for school

    50% of children enter
     kindergarten ready for
     school, which is a decrease
     from last year’s rate of 52%.
    Children who are
     economically disadvantaged
     are much less likely to be
     school-ready.




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79% of Austin ISD students graduate from
high school in four years
    High school graduation
     rates at Austin ISD
     increased for the second
     year in a row and improved
     in each of the five largest
     school districts in the five-
     county metro area.
    Large discrepancies exist
     among racial and ethnic
     groups.


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65% of Austin ISD students are college-ready in math
65% are college-ready in English/Language Arts

    The college-ready rate for AISD graduates increased in
     both Math and English Language Arts.




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    6% of Travis County workers were
    unemployed this past January

   The local unemployment rate,
    falling since 2010, has
    remained consistently lower
    than both the state and
    national rates.




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Strategic Framework for Action
             We achieve our full potential —
                                  Community Plans:
             • Travis County School Readiness Action Plan 2012-15 (under
               development)
             • E3 Alliance Blueprint for Educational Change
             • Capital Area Planning Council of Governments (CAPCOG)
               Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy 2010-2015


We achieve   early care and          successful          workforce and
  our full     caregiver            transitions           economic
             education and          throughout           development
 potential      support             continuum




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www.cancommunitydashboard.org

   Download the 2012 Community Dashboard report
   Find more information for each indicator, including…
        Historical trends
        More data and maps
        Graphs depicting disparities among groups, where available
        Information on vulnerable populations
        More local efforts to improve the indicator
        Common strategies found in multiple planning documents
   Find information about the Dashboard Steering
    Committee

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