Community Vital Signs

These Community Vital Signs are inspired by collaborative work done by Social Progress Imperative; a global nonprofit supporting cities, regions, and nations in the transition to inclusive growth models, and the City of San José to develop a tool to help catalyze and facilitate community discussions on how to improve their communities. more...

The Social Progress Index asks universally important questions about the success of society that measures of economic progress cannot alone address. The Index helps answer those questions with verifiable, credible, and contextually relevant indicators. It integrates a multitude of local, state, and federal data sources using the Social Progress Index methodology to develop a better understanding of a community.

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Community Vital Signs by Census Tracts in Sedgwick County

Community Vital Signs


* Grants from Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund, National Philanthropic Trust, Schwab Charitable and Vanguard Charitable Endowment.

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Housing Cost Burden (% of households, owners) - Percentage of owned housing units with cost greater than 30% of household income.

Housing Cost Burden (% of households, owners) - Percentage of owned housing units with cost greater than 30% of household income.

Housing_Burden_RentersHousing Cost Burden (% of households, renters) - Percentage of rented housing units with cost greater than 30% of household income.

OvercrowdingHousing Overcrowding (% of households) - Percentage of households with more than one occupant per room.

Broadband Subscription (% of pop.) - Percentage of population with a broadband subscription

Broadband Subscription (% of pop.) - Percentage of population with a broadband subscription

Cellular_SubscriptionCellular Data Subscription (% of pop.) - Percentage of population with a cellular data subscription

Population without high school education (% of pop. ages 18-24 without high school diploma or equivalent) - Percent of population aged 18-24 without high school diploma or equivalent

PreschoolPreschool Enrollment (% of 3 & 4 year olds) - Percentage of three and four year olds enrolled in school

Advanced Degree Holders (% of pop. age 25+) - Percent of population 25 and older whose highest degree attained is a Master's, professional school degree, or Doctorate

Advanced Degree Holders (% of pop. age 25+) - Percent of population 25 and older whose highest degree attained is a Master's, professional school degree, or Doctorate

AssociatesAssociates Degree Holders (% of pop. age 25+) - Percent of population 25 and older whose highest degree attained is an Associate's degree

BachelorsBachelors Degree Holders (% of pop. age 25+) - Percent of population 25 and older whose highest degree attained is a Bachelor's degree

Alternative Transportation Usage (% of commuters) - Percentage of commuters taking public transit, biking, walking, or working remotely

Disconnected_YouthDisconnected Youth (% of 16-19 year olds) - Percentage of teens and young adults ages 16-19 who are neither working nor in school

Gender Pay Gap - Ratio of female to male median earnings in the past 12 months (2019 inflation-adjusted dollars)

Home Ownership (% of households) - Percentage of households that are owner-occupied



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