Community Indicators

Indicators of community through available data can be highly varied. In Erie County, the data analysis was broken into commuting, crime, voting, and waste/recycling patterns. These analyses present a snapshot across highly pertinent topics for those both within and observing a community for its engagement and safety. The Erie County data is broken down further by ZIP code, since community exists at various geographic boundaries.

  • Commuting patterns can signify areas where there's a higher density of residential activity as compared to commercial or industrial. Additionally, this analysis can show which communities are commuter-based, and which are higher in worker whom live and work in the same area.
  • Crime affects quality of life for those who directly experience and witness it, sometimes resulting in long-lasting trauma. Indirectly, it also affects the lives of others in the community, as well housing stability and a community's perceived attractiveness as a place to live, work and do business.
  • This analyzes how many people are potentially able to vote, a basic right of all citizens. Changes in size of the voting-age population can affect the dynamics of local elections. Registration and Participation indicates the citizenry's interest, commitment and belief in the value of participating in our political process.
  • Recycling conserves raw materials, keeps waste out of landfills, and conserves energy compared with new material production. Solid waste that is not recycled is typically disposed of in landfills or waste-to-energy facilities. This waste and its collection, processing, and disposal contribute to pollution, greenhouse gas emissions, and depletion of natural resources

The following are the EVS key indicators for Erie's Community:






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                                         Commuting Insights                                                                                               Crime Insights



                                     Voter Participation Insights                                                                                Waste and Recycling Insights