Indicators 1-30 of 44 indicators that match your search criteria:
 
Rank
Indicator
9
Percent of new residential lots within 1/4 mile of services
 
Used by:
Missoula City-County Health Department
Data source:
Office of Planning and Grants, County Surveyors' Office
 
Keywords: community, connectedness, development, environment, housing, land use, services, sprawl, transportation, zoning
 
 
8
Number of community gardens
 
Used by:
City of Santa Monica
Data source:
Unspecified
 
Keywords: community, connectedness, society
 
 
7
Number of homeless people
 
Comment: Official figures are probably an underestimate because they do not include people have not made their situation known by asking the District Council for help.
 
Used by:
Fife Regional Council
Data source:
Population Censuses, Homelessness in Scotland: Scottish Office
 
City of Pasadena
Unspecified
 
Healthy City Office - Corporation of the City of Toronto
City of Toronto, Department of Public Health
 
Keywords: availability, basic needs, connectedness, economy, homeless, housing, low income, mental illness, poverty, public shelters, shelter
 
 
7
Parks and playgrounds as percent of urban area
 
Used by:
Alberta Treasury
Data source:
Municipal planning departments
 
Keywords: community, connectedness, environment, land use, open space, parks, recreation, urban
 
 
7
Percent of people who say they have enough
 
Used by:
Sustainability Institute - Balaton Group
Data source:
Proposed
 
Keywords: connectedness, consumption, society
 
 
6
Volunteer involvement in schools
 
Used by:
Florida Commission on Government Accountability to the People (GAP)
Data source:
Office of Business and Citizen Partnerships, FL Department of Education
 
Sustainable Seattle
Seattle Public Schools
 
Keywords: connectedness, education, participation, schools, volunteer
 
 
5
Volunteer rate
 
Used by:
Alberta Treasury
Data source:
Statistics Canada
 
Jacksonville Community Council Inc.
Unspecified
 
Minnesota Planning
To be established
 
Keywords: community, connectedness, participation, society, volunteerism
 
 
5
Children involved in divorce per 1,000 children
 
Used by:
Community Planning Council of Greenville County
Data source:
SC Department of Health & Environmental Control, SC State Data Center
 
Keywords: children, connectedness, divorce, family, society, stability
 
 
5
Business participation in school and civic events
 
Used by:
Maine Development Foundation
Data source:
Maine Economic Growth Council, Annual Statewide Surveys of Maine Citizens
 
Keywords: business, civic, community, connectedness, economy, local, participation, school, volunteerism
 
 
5
Number of community volunteer programs to support schools
 
Used by:
City of Pasadena
Data source:
Unspecified
 
Keywords: community, connectedness, education, participation, schools
 
 
5
Number of people who can name two city council members
 
Used by:
Jacksonville Community Council Inc.
Data source:
Unspecified
 
Keywords: awareness, community, connectedness, government, local, participation
 
 
5
Visibility of local issues
 
Comment: Survey question only added in 1991. A new sampling method used in 1993 resulted in more representative participation by minorities than in previous years.
 
Used by:
Jacksonville Community Council Inc.
Data source:
Survey
 
Keywords: awareness, citizen, community, connectedness, government, local, participation
 
 
5
Number of people using homeless shelters
 
Used by:
Minnesota Planning
Data source:
MN Department of Jobs and Training
 
Keywords: availability, connectedness, homeless, housing, shelter, society
 
 
5
Divorces involving children
 
Comment: Usefulness is questionable due to problems with reporting compliance. Also does not include children from previous marriages.
 
Used by:
Minnesota Planning
Data source:
MN Department of Health, Center for Health Statistics
 
Keywords: children, connectedness, divorce, society
 
 
5
Commuters driving alone
 
Comment: A better measure may be the average distance traveled to meet basic, daily needs.
 
Used by:
South Puget Sound - Sustainable Community Roundtable
Data source:
Thurston Regional Transportation Plan, Intercity Transit Survey
 
Keywords: car, carpool, commute, connectedness, sprawl, transportation
 
 
5
Students who move more than once a year
 
Used by:
Minnesota Planning
Data source:
MN Student Survey
 
Keywords: children, connectedness, migration, mobility, society
 
 
5
Average distance between residences of extended family members
 
Used by:
Sustainability Institute - Balaton Group
Data source:
Proposed
 
Keywords: connectedness, family, migration, mobility, society
 
 
5
Average commuting distance to work
 
Used by:
Alberta Treasury
Data source:
Municipal transportation surveys
 
Keywords: community, commute, connectedness, land use, sprawl, transportation, zoning
 
 
5
People with commute time 25 minutes or less
 
Used by:
Jacksonville Community Council Inc.
Data source:
Unspecified
 
Keywords: community, commute, connectedness, transportation
 
 
5
Percent of people who live and work in city
 
Used by:
Healthy City Office - Corporation of the City of Toronto
Data source:
City of Toronto, Planning and Development Department
 
Keywords: community, commute, connectedness, transportation
 
 
5
Percent of people who volunteer at least 50 hours per year
 
Used by:
Portland Multnomah Progress Board
Data source:
Oregon Population Survey
 
Keywords: connectedness, society, volunteerism
 
 
4
Voting rate of registered voters
 
Used by:
Community Planning Council of Greenville County
Data source:
SC Election Commission
 
Jacksonville Community Council Inc.
Unspecified
 
Maine Development Foundation
Maine Office of Secretary of State
 
Minnesota Planning
MN Secretary of State
 
Willapa Alliance
WA Secretary of State; Pacific County Auditor
 
Keywords: citzen, connectedness, government, participation, politics, voter, voting
 
 
4
Youth involvement in community service
 
Used by:
Minnesota Planning
Data source:
MN Student Survey
 
Sustainable Seattle
To be determined
 
Keywords: community, connectedness, participation, society, volunteerism, youth
 
 
4
Television and video use by 6th graders
 
Used by:
Minnesota Planning
Data source:
MN Student Survey
 
Keywords: children, community, connectedness, education, fitness, health, reading, recreation, television, values, youth
 
 
4
Households participating in residents or ratepayer associations
 
Used by:
Healthy City Office - Corporation of the City of Toronto
Data source:
To be established
 
Keywords: community, connectedness, government, participation, residential
 
 
4
Voter participation in primary elections
 
Comment: Primary elections provide more opportunity for protest and dissenting movements to enter political arena. Registration and voter turn out are greatly influenced by presence/absence of major issues and hotly contested races.
 
Used by:
Sustainable Seattle
Data source:
King County Clerk
 
Keywords: citizen, connectedness, elections, government, participation, voter
 
 
4
Voter turnout for municipal elections
 
Used by:
Hamilton-Wentworth Regional Council
Data source:
Clerk's Departments at municipalities in H-W.
 
Keywords: citizen, community, connectedness, elections, government, local, participation, voter
 
 
4
Percentage who decreased park use due to fear
 
Used by:
Healthy City Office - Corporation of the City of Toronto
Data source:
City of Toronto, Department of Parks and Recreation
 
Keywords: connectedness, crime, fear, public safety, society
 
 
4
Citizen participation in community projects
 
Used by:
Maine Development Foundation
Data source:
Maine Economic Growth Council, Annual Statewide Surveys of Maine Citizens
 
Keywords: community, connectedness, participation, society, volunteerism
 
 
4
Births to unwed mothers
 
Used by:
Community Planning Council of Greenville County
Data source:
SC Department of Health & Environmental Control, Office of Vital Records & Public Health Statistics
 
Keywords: connectedness, family, pregnancy/birth, society