Indicator_Income Distribution

Social Justice / Income Distribution   Income Distribution   The way that incomes are distributed can vary from community to community. Higher levels of income inequality are associated with a variety of negative community outcomes including: poor health, lower levels...

Indicator_Gender Equity in Pay

Social Justice / Gender Equity in Pay   Gender Equity in Pay   Gender equity in pay refers to the balance of median income earnings between men and women, and is measured using the ratio of female to male income. This particular indicator looks at the median earnings...

Indicator_Violent Crime

Safety / Violent Crime   Violent Crime   Crime is often an indication of the safety of a community and can influence a person’s perception of that community. Higher levels of violent crime are associated with higher levels of poverty and racial segregation.1, 2...

Indicator_Accidental Death

Safety / Accidental Death Accidental Death Nationally, injuries are the leading cause of death for people between the ages of 1 and 44, and are a leading cause of disability for the general population.1 For this report, accidental death rates are calculated as rates...

Indicator_Suicide Rate

Health and Wellness / Suicide Rate   Suicide Rate   Suicide is considered a public health issue linked to biological, psychological, and societal contributing factors.1 The United States experienced an increase in rates of suicide across the country between the early...

Indicator_Infant Health

Health and Wellness / Infant Health   Infant Health   Infant health is often a leading indicator of not only children’s overall health, but also of a community’s health.1 One measure of infant health in a community is the percent of babies born at a low birthweight....