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1 Community Dashboard 2012 key socioeconomic indicators for Austin & Travis County Community Action Network April

2 Gauging our community’s well-being  The Community Dashboard tracks 16 key indicators of the social and economic health of Austin and Travis County. 2 We Achieve Our Full Potential Equity & Opportunity We are Healthy We are Safe, Just & Engaged Our Basic Needs Are Met

3 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 3

4 Austin-Round Rock MSA Population # and % Growth since 2000 Travis County tot. pop. 1,024,266 26% ⇧ Williamson County tot. pop. 422,679 69% ⇧ Hays County tot. pop. 157,107 61% ⇧ Bastrop County tot. pop. 74,171 28% ⇧ Caldwell County tot. pop. 38,066 18% ⇧ From 2000 – 2010, the five-county Austin metro area was the fastest growing metro in Texas and the 8 th fastest growing in the nation. Source: U. S. Census Bureau (American Community Survey 1-Yr. Estimates and Decennial Census)

5 Austin-Round Rock MSA Population # and % Growth since Federal Poverty Level # and % Growth since 2000 Travis County tot. pop. 1,024,266 26% ⇧ poverty 194,156 95% ⇧ Williamson County tot. pop. 422,679 69% ⇧ poverty 34, % ⇧ Hays County tot. pop. 157,107 61% ⇧ poverty 22,962 76% ⇧ Bastrop County tot. pop. 74,171 28% ⇧ poverty 11,708 81% ⇧ 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)

6 Austin-Round Rock MSA Population # and % Growth since Federal Poverty Level # and % Growth since Low Income (200% of FPL) and % Growth since 2000 Travis County tot. pop. 1,024,266 26% ⇧ poverty 194,156 95% ⇧ low-income 375,147 66% ⇧ Williamson County tot. pop. 422,679 69% ⇧ poverty 34, % ⇧ low-income 101, % ⇧ Hays County tot. pop. 157,107 61% ⇧ poverty 22,962 76% ⇧ low-income 46,256 66% ⇧ Bastrop County tot. pop. 74,171 28% ⇧ poverty 11,708 81% ⇧ low-income 28,850 72% ⇧ 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)

7 We are safe, just & engaged 7

8 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. 8

9 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. 9

10 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. 10

11 Strategic Framework for Action 11 promote safe communities embrace diversity & expand opportunity engage and empower people We are safe, just & engaged We are Safe, Just & Engaged— Community Plans: 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

12 Our basic needs are met 12

13 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  For the first time since the report has been tracking the statistic, the rate for the City of Austin surpassed the state rate. 13

14 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. 14

15 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. 15

16 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. 16

17 Strategic Framework for Action 17 crisis, safety net, and long- term care and services connect people to resources affordable housing linked to work, services and transit 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 Our basic needs are met

18 We are healthy 18

19 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. 19

20 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. 20

21 24% of adults in Travis County are obese (data is 3-year aggregate)  About one in four adults in Travis County were obese in  The obesity rate for adults who are low-income was even higher. 21

22 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. 22

23 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  The area remains on the cusp of non- attainment. 23

24 Strategic Framework for Action 24 access to integrated health care continuum promote healthy behaviors healthy and safe community environment 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 healthy

25 We achieve our full potential 25

26 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. 26

27 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. 27

28 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. 28

29 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. 29

30 Strategic Framework for Action 30 early care and caregiver education and support successful transitions throughout continuum workforce and economic development We achieve our full potential — Community Plans: Travis County School Readiness Action Plan (under development) E 3 Alliance Blueprint for Educational Change Capital Area Planning Council of Governments (CAPCOG) Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy We achieve our full potential

31 community dashboard.org 31  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

32 CAN…..convener…connector…informer 32 Community Action Network is a partnership of government, non-profit, private and faith-based organizations that work together to enhance the social, health, educational, and economic well-being of Central Texas through collective action that promotes opportunities for all people to achieve their full potential. www. caction.org community dashboard.org


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