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Community Data Dashboard

The Community Data Dashboard is a place that houses data gathered from many sources in Harrisonburg and Rockingham County. We hope that you find these resources helpful. If you know of any sources that may be a good addition to these for grant writing, marketing purposes, ect, please contact Catie Sumner

Please click on any of the following blue links below to be redirected to that specific resource.

 

General Resources


U.S. Census Bureau: 

A central place to access all census data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Data broke down into several categories such as topics, geography, and surveys.

 

Immigrants in the Virginian Economy

Information about how immigrants positively impact our state workforce, including Vital for Prosperity full report, details, and specific information about Asian-Pacific Islanders and Hispanic/Latino populations.  

 

Kids Count Data Center: 

Provides data and statistics on child and family well-being in the United States. Data can be searched by topics such as demographics, economic well-being, education, family & community, health, and safety & risky behaviors. Data can also be searched for by characteristics such as age, family nativity, and race and ethnicity. Includes an interactive map that allows you to look at information by state. Kids Count has also released infographics portraying information around different regions of Virginia.

 

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs: 

National Center for Veterans Analysis and Statistics. Provides statistics on the veteran’s population through reports, state summaries, and maps.

 

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) data sets:

This guide is intended to serve as a helpful reference tool for the data sets available from the HUD User Clearinghouse and on our website at huduser.gov.  A brief description of each data set is provided along with its web address, release data, format(s), and the timeframe to which the data applies.

 

Virginia Department of Behavioral Health & Developmental Services:

Provides an overview on what it means to be a refugee, their resettlement process, what this experience can be like for them, and the health risk that they face as they go through this process.

 

Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service:

Provides statistics of poverty in college towns.  Across the United States, college towns, localities home to large populations of post-secondary students, display high rates of poverty that may not reliably capture the level of persistent need among non-student residents.

 

Central Shenandoah Planning District Commission Regional Data Center

Data regarding population, housing, economic characteristics, education, cost of living and crime. Click here to acces data specific to Harrisonburg and Rockingham County

 
 
This report outlines the key findings of the 2015 Point-In-Time (PIT) count and Housing Inventory Count (HIC) conducted in January 2015. Specifically, this report provides 2015 national, state, and CoC-level PIT and HIC estimates of homelessness, as well as estimates of chronically homeless persons, homeless veterans, and homeless children and youth.
 

Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation:

Coordinated Human Services Mobile Plan for Central Shenandoah Planning District

 

Housing Virginia

Housing Virginia has completed the preliminary narrative report on the state of rural housing in Virginia. This information can be accessed through both the full report and the key points report

 
 
Health

Sentara RMH Community Health Needs Assessment 2015: 

Assesses the counties and independent cities of Rockingham, Harrisonburg, Page, Shenandoah, Augusta, Staunton, and adjoining communities. The assessment also looks at risk factors like obesity and smoking and at health indicators such as infant mortality and preventable hospitalizations.

 

Healthy Community Council Assessment:

A community assessment to help evaluate health in Harrisonburg/Rockingham. They use the data to prioritize vulnerable populations, prioritize the social determinants of health, prioritize health, and prioritize collaborative opportunities.

 

The Office of Children and Youth - Youth Data Survey: 

A bi-annual survey that surveys 1,774 8th, 10th, and 12th graders and presents information on key issues such as drug and alcohol use, sexual activity, physical activity, and texting and driving among many other things that are affecting our youth. The quick fact section gives an overview of the assets and risk factors present in our youth. 

 

Virginia Center for Health Statistics: 

Provides reports of things such as life expectancy by race/sex/age, health equity reports on the status of Virginia’s minority groups, maps on births, deaths, teen pregnancy/deaths, health/planning districts, and quick facts on most popular baby names among many other reports. They also have data tables on births, pregnancies, induced terminations and tables for information on marriages and divorces.

 

Virginia Department of Health:

Provides data on causes of death, health conditions, communicable diseases, health factors, environmental health, healthy eating/active living, injury, maternal and child health, radiation protection program, and substance use within Virginia.

 

Virginia Youth Survey:

The Virginia Youth Survey provides data and statistics on risk behaviors high school and middle school students are facing. Data based on self report surveys that they filed out.

 

Community Health Ranking

Harrisonburg City:

Provides the health ranking of Harrisonburg City along with a demographics breakdown on things such as length of life, quality of life, health behaviors, clinical care, social & economic factors, and physical environment.

Rockingham County:

Provides the health ranking of Harrisonburg City along with a demographics breakdown on things such as length of life, quality of life, health behaviors, clinical care, social & economic factors, and physical environment.

 

Virginia Youth Risk Behavior Survey:

Data at the state level regarding six types of health-risk behaviors that contribute to the leading causes of death and disability among youth and adults. 

 

Robert Wood Johnson Health Rankings:

Health rankings to discover how healthy your county is and explore factors that drive your health

 

 

Education


National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP): 

NAEP provides results on subject-matter achievement, instructional experiences, and school environment for populations of students (e.g., all fourth-graders) and groups within those populations (e.g., female students, Hispanic students).

 

U.S. Department of Education: 

Provides data and statistics on early childhood, English language learners, student demographics, student outcomes/graduation rates, and college costs among many others statistics on students.

 

Office for Civil Rights Data Collection: 

Data about key education and civil rights issues for the 2013-14 school year from virtually every public school in the country through the Civil Rights Data Collection (CRDC).  Provides a  variety of information including, student enrollment and educational programs and services, most of which is disaggregated by race/ethnicity, sex, limited English proficiency and disability.

 

Chronic Absenteeism in the Nation’s Schools: 

Provides data and statistics on chronic absenteeism in the Nations Schools through interactive charts. Looks at absenteeism though demographics such as race & ethnicity, gender, disability status, and English learner status.

 

National Center for Educational Statistics: 

Search for data and statistics on education using their college navigator, public school districts, public schools, and private schools.

 

Harrisonburg City Public Schools: 

Provides data on academics, attendance, demographics, finance, human resources, and school nutrition within Harrisonburg City Public Schools.  

 

VA Department of Education

Free or reduced lunch statistics:

Provides statistics and reports on free or reduced program in Virginia schools. Includes a list of Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) Reports and VDOE National School Lunch Program Free and Reduced Price Eligibility Reports.

Special Education Performance Reports:

The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) requires each state to report to the public on state-level data and individual school division-level data and to report on whether the state and the divisions met state targets described in the state’s special education State Performance Plan/Annual Performance Report. These reports compare the division’s performance to the State’s target.

Graduation, completion, dropout, postsecondary data:

Provides statistics and reports on Virginia High Schools graduation and dropout rate, along with statistics and reports on students who are enroll in a public Institution of Higher Education (IHE).

Enrollments and Demographics:

Provides statistics and reports on students enrolled in Virginia public schools, age distribution of those enrolled, a count of students with disabilities receiving special education, and number of students who have obtained an excuse from school attendance by reason of bona fide religious training or belief as well as the number of students whose parents have notified the division superintendent.

SOL test results:

Provides statistics and reports on reports  cards for schools, school divisions and the commonwealth include data on student achievement – including SOL test results – state accreditation ratings and other indicators of school quality.

 

School Readiness Report Card:

Trends in school readiness for Virginia’s children over the decade