Key Indicator
.39%
Job Growth: All Sectors
in 2018
Annual Job Growth
Key Indicator
2.7%
of Erie County's Workers
in 2018
Employed in Advanced Industries
Key Indicator
$125,400
in 2018
Median Home Price

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A Community Indicator Project for Regional Action

Erie Vital Signs 

Erie Vital Signs is a project that encourages our community to create a shared vision for the future, built on data. It tracks indicators that measure our county's well-being in the eight topic areas seen above. 

The goal of Erie Vital Signs is to inform and inspire. We believe an increased focus on data will help encourage positive community change. 

The data and analysis will serve as a common source of information on critical topics that affect the health and progress of Erie County and inform community stakeholders, spur discussion and collaboration, and monitor our quality of life.

    

 

Features  

Special features of the Erie Vital Signs website include addition of social equity indicators that shed light on disparities by race and ethnicity. To illuminate stark social equity gaps, the website features also interactive maps that provide location-based insight to how social and economic conditions vary in different parts of Erie County.   

Community indicators are measurements of social, environmental and economic factors that affect quality of life. In a community indicator project, these factors are gathered and analyzed over time to monitor the community's well-being and whether it's improving, declining, or staying the same. These metrics help us decide how to focus our resources to improve our community, and then to monitor the impact of our collective efforts.

Erie Vital Signs is a leadership initiative of The Erie Community Foundation.

EVS Key Indicators 2019

The EVS Key Indicators for 2019 can be found by clicking the one-page preview to the left, or by visiting the Dashboard.

The EVS Key Indicators are Erie Vital Sign's succinct function in reporting one number, amount, or rate which represent a targeted analysis on one number from our Topic Categories

Key Indicators are rooted deeply in the areas of focus for community partners, organizations, and local government commitments and strategies and can be cited during those discussions and performance reviews. The Key Indicators are also composed of those indicators which are most likely used in comparing the Erie community to another.

Data will be updated yearly alongside census provisions; technical appendix is available here.

All Indicators Overview

Category Indicators Trend
Economy Annual Job Growth
Worse
Economy Median Salary
Better
Economy Unemployment Rate
Worse
Economy Poverty Rate
Worse
Economy Wage Gap: White - Persons of Color
Better
Economy Family Sustaining Wage
Better
Economy Tourism Spending per Household
Better
Business Business Establishments
Better
Business Loans to Small Businesses
Worse
Business Largest Industry as % of Total
Worse
Business Highest Growth Industry
Better
Business Arts, Entertainment & Recreation Employment
Worse
Talent Migration
Worse
Talent Employed in Advanced Industries
Better
Talent Population with Bachelors Degree or Higher
Better
Talent Workforce Participation
Worse
Talent Female Workforce
Better
Talent Foreign-Born Workforce
Better
Education 3rd Graders Achieving Reading Standards
Better
Education 3rd Graders Achieving Math Standards
Better
Education 8th Graders Achieving Reading Standards
Better
Education 8th Graders Achieving Math Standards
Better
Education High School Graduation Rate
Worse
Education STEM Degrees
Worse
Education University Graduates
Worse
Community Voter Participation Rate
Worse
Community Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation Establishments
Better
Community Average Daily Commute
Worse
Community Violent Crime
Worse
Community Property Crime
Better
Community Drug-Related Crime
Better
Community Residents Per Municipal Park
Better
Community Eligible Voters
Worse
Community Voter Registration
Better
Community Recycling
Worse
Community Solid Waste
Worse
Livability Median Rent Cost
Worse
Livability Median Home Sale Price
Better
Livability Housing Costs as % of Spending
Worse
Livability Days of Good Air Quality
Better
Livability Access to Broadband Speeds of 1GB+
Maintaining
Livability Homeownership Rate
Worse
Health Obesity Rate
Better
Health Physical Activity during Leisure Rate
Worse
Health Asthma Rate
Better
Health Insured with Healthcare
Better
Health Couldn't Afford Needed Doctor Visit
Worse
Demographics Total Population
Worse
Demographics Median Age
Worse
Demographics Population of Color
Better
Demographics Median Household Income
Better
Demographics Average Household Size
Worse
Demographics Single-Parent Families
Worse
Demographics Foreign-Born Population
Better
Health Teen Pregnancy
Better
Health Infant Mortality
Maintaining
Health Low Birth Weight Infants
Worse
Health Mortality Rate
Worse
Health Cancer
Better
Health Heart Disease
Better
Health Diabetes
Better
Health Adult Smokers
Better
Health Smoking During Pregnancy
Better
Health Heavy Alcohol Consumption
Worse
Health Prenatal Care (during first trimester)
Better

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