Indicator_Housing Burden

Economy / Housing Burden   Housing Burden   When a significant portion of a household’s income is devoted to housing expenses, there is less money available to cover other basic needs such as food, health care and transportation, which may in turn result in...

Indicator_Infant Mortality Rate

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 infant mortality rate. Infant mortality...

Indicator_Median Wages

Economy / Median Wages Median WagesHourly wages are an important measure of total income. It is an indicator of how easily workers could increase their wages, assuming that they can work additional hours at the same hourly pay rate. This indicator paints a fuller...

Indicator_Median Income Disparities

Social Justice / Median Income Disparities   Median Income Disparities   One measure of income inequality is determining the disparities in median income between populations. This indicator measures those gaps by looking at the ratio of median household...

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,...