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ACT

COMMUNITY REPORT CARD
Nine-County Region
NY STATE COMPARISON COMMUNITY INDICATORS LONG TERM TREND

2014
ACT Rochester’s purpose is to change the culture of community problem-solving and associated decision making through the use of credible, independent and timely data. This is accomplished when people LEARN about key issues, CONNECT with others in the community, and ACT to promote change. ACT Rochester provides an objective assessment of the nine-county region’s performance on key indicators of well-being. The website creates a “one stop shop” for data and analysis, over 100 indicators, as well as links to more than 300 community initiatives and resources. Our Region

Arts, Culture and Leisure Children and Youth Community Engagement Economy Education Financial Self-Sufficiency Health Housing Public Safety
NY State Comparison Key: Worse than NYS by 10% or more Up to 10% worse than NYS Equal to or better than NYS Long Term Trend Key: Improved by more than 1% Deteriorated by 1% or more Unchanged

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ARTS, CULTURE & LEISURE
 Attendance at the 15 largest cultural attractions grew in 2012, increasing 12% from 2011 and up 10% since 2004. Museums and zoos drew the largest number of visitors at over 1.8 million in 2012, while festivals attracted more than 850,000 people.  Tourism revenue has increased 4% in our region since 2005, after adjusting for inflation, reaching nearly $1.5 billion in 2012. However, spending on recreation by tourists was down 10% since 2005, falling to $80.2 million.  State funding for the arts has declined by over 50% in our region since 2001 to $1.5 million in 2012. Statewide, there was a decline of similar proportions.

TRENDS SNAPSHOT
Indicator Arts and Culture Attendance Attendance at Professional Sports Teams’ Home Games Tourism Revenue Per Resident Recreation Revenue Per Resident Arts Teachers in Public Schools Regional * Value 3.7 million Year
**

NYS Comparison Not Available Not Available

Long Term *** Trend

2012

817,587

2012

$1,221

2012

$66

2012

6.4

2012

(per 1,000 Students)

New York State Arts Grants Per Resident (in 2012 Dollars)
* **

$1.23

2012

Regional value may be expressed as a rate, percent, share of total, or other measure. Please see specific indicator sections for exact units of measure. Year refers to the most recent year data are available. Trend is determined by comparing most recent data year vs. baseline year.

***

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CHILDREN AND YOUTH

 The child poverty rate in our region was 19% in 2008-12, below the 21% in the state and nation. However, child poverty was up and concentrated in the City of Rochester, reaching 47% in 2008-12. Child poverty was especially high among African American and Hispanic children in our region, 46% and 41%, compared to 12% of white children. This disparity was even more apparent in the City of Rochester, where 51% of African American and 55% of Hispanic children lived in poverty in 2008-12.  Over a third (37%) of families in the region were headed by single parents in 2008-12, similar to the state level but above the national level. This rate was higher in the City of Rochester at 68% and higher among some racial/ethnic groups. Of African American families in 2008-12, 73% were headed by a single parent, compared to 60% of Hispanic, 22% of Asian, and 31% of white families.  The rate of teen pregnancy dropped over the decade to 3.6% in 2011, below the state rate of 4.6%.

TRENDS SNAPSHOT
Indicator Early Prenatal Care Regional * Value Year
**

NYS Comparison

Long Term *** Trend

(Percent of Live Births)

77%

2011

(Percent of Live Births)

Babies with Low Birth Weights Infant Mortality Rate Deaths

7.8%

2011

(per 1,000 Live Births)

6.5

2011

Children with Elevated Blood Lead Levels Under Age 6 Children in Poverty
(percent)

1.1%

2009

19%

2008**** 12 2008**** 12

Single-Parent Families
(percent of total)

37%

Child Abuse and Neglect
(per 1,000 Children)

14.2

2011

(per 1,000 Children)

Foster Care Admissions

2.1

2011

Teen Pregnancies
(percent of girls 15-19)
*

3.6%

2011

Regional value may be expressed as a rate, percent, share of total, or other measure. Please see specific indicator sections for exact units of measure. ** Year refers to the most recent year data are available. *** Trend is determined by comparing most recent data year vs. baseline year. **** Data were presented as 5-year estimates from the American Community Survey.

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COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT
 Residents in our region are registered to vote and turn out to vote at higher rates than the state. In 2012, 82% of regional residents were registered, compared to 78% of state residents, and 55% of regional residents voted in the 2012 presidential election, compared to 46% of state residents and 54% of national residents.  Donations to the United Way and Community Foundation fell from 2001 to 2012, declining 23% and 39%, respectively, after adjusting for inflation. The recession that began in 2008 was a factor, as was overall increased competition for the charitable dollar. Donations to the Community Foundation rebounded somewhat, doubling from 2009 to 2010. In 2012, the United Way raised $27.8 million and the Foundation raised $23.9 million.

TRENDS SNAPSHOT
Indicator Regional * Value Year
**

NYS Comparison

Long Term *** Trend

Voter Registration Rate Voter Participation Rate Membership in Religious Organizations Average Level of Charitable Giving (In 2011 dollars) Contributions as Percent of Income (In 2011 dollars) Support of Community Foundation and United Way

82%

2012

55%

2012

43%

2010

$847

2008

1.6%

2008

$52m

2012

Not Available

* Regional value may be expressed as a rate, percent, share of total, or other measure. Please see specific indicator sections for exact units of measure. ** Year refers to the most recent year data are available. *** Trend is determined by comparing most recent data year vs. baseline year.

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ECONOMY

 Between 2009 and 2012, the region gained back 45% of the 15,000 jobs it had lost from 2008 to 2009. But the rate of increase in 2012 (0.5%) lagged behind the state (1.4%) and nation (1.8%). The region's employment-to-population ratio was slightly higher than the state and nation at 72%.  The region’s unemployment rate reached 8.1% in 2012, on par with the nation and below the state. The region’s rate jumped from 5.6% in 2008 to a high of 8.2% in 2010.  The Educational Services and Health Care sectors in the region grew between 2000 and 2012 (27% and 16%), while jobs in the Manufacturing (-39%) and Information (-32%) sectors declined. The Trade, Transportation and Utilities sector, along with the Health Care sector, provided the most jobs in the region, together making up 32% of the total.  The average salary in 2012 in the region of $43,300 was below the state ($62,700) and national ($49,300) averages. All sectors, except Educational Services, have wages below state and national figures, and the rate of increase in average salary has consistently lagged in comparison since 2004.

 TRENDS SNAPSHOT
Indicator Regional * Value Year
**

NYS Comparison

Long Term *** Trend

Annual Change in Total Jobs Change in Number of Business Establishments Change in Average Salary Employment-toPopulation Ratio Unemployment Rate Local Government Spending
(Per Resident)

0.5%

2012

7.0%

2012

-0.9%

2012

72%

2012

8.1%

2012

$1,111

2011
(NYS excludes NYC)

County Government Spending
(Per Resident)

$2,090

2011
(NYS excludes NYC)

School Spending
(Per Resident)

$2,886

2011
(NYS excludes NYC)

* Regional value may be expressed as a rate, percent, share of total, or other measure. Please see specific indicator sections for exact units of measure. ** Year refers to the most recent year data are available. *** Trend is determined by comparing most recent data year vs. baseline year.

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EDUCATION
 The percentage of children attending pre-k in our region increased by 30 percentage points since 2001, but still lagged behind state levels. In 2012, 41% of the 4year-olds in the region were enrolled in pre-k, below the 46% statewide.  Just 29% of 3rd graders in our region passed the state’s new reading test, linked to the Common Core standards, just below the state’s 31%. The passing rate was especially low in Rochester at 6%. Passing rates were similar on 4th grade math: 34% in the region and 6% in Rochester, compared to 36% statewide.  Four-year high school graduation rate was above the statewide rate: 82% of regional students who began high school in 2008 graduated on time, compared to 77% statewide. In the Rochester, the rate was 49%, an improvement over 39% in 2005.  Spending per student by school districts in our region increased 31% since 2000, even after adjusting for inflation. In 2012, our school districts spent over $18,000 per student (in 2012 dollars), below the state rate of $20,900.  Of the adults in the region, 60% have attended some college, exceeding state and national levels. While 30% of the region’s adults have a Bachelor’s degree or higher, 11% have not obtained a high school degree. This compares to 15% of adults statewide and 14% nationwide without a high school degree.

TRENDS SNAPSHOT
Indicator
Pre-Kindergarten Participation
(% of Four Year Olds)

Regional Value* 41% 29% 34% 29% 29% 37% 78% 86% 82% 60% $18,168 8% 96% 93%
11

Year** 2012 2013 2013 2013 2013 2013 2012 2012 2012 200812**** 2012 2012 2012 2012
2012

NYS Comparison

Long Term Trend***

Grade 3 English % Scoring at Level 3+ Grade 4 Math % Scoring at Level 3+ Grade 4 English % Scoring at Level 3+ Grade 8 Math % Scoring at Level 3+ Grade 8 English % Scoring at Level 3+
(% Passing at 65-100) (% Passing at 65-100)

Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable

Regents Math

Regents English

Four Year Cohort Graduation Rate Education Attainment for People 25 and Older School Spending per Student Percent of Students Receiving Special Education Elementary Attendance
(Rate: % of Total Enrollment) (Rate: % of Total Enrollment) (% with Some College+) (% of Ninth Graders)

Secondary Attendance Technology Teachers in Public Schools Student Suspensions
(% of Total Enrollment)

(employees per 10,000 students)

3.8%

2011

*

Regional value may be expressed as a rate, percent, share of total, or other measure. Please see specific indicator sections for exact units of measure. ** Year refers to the most recent year data is available. *** Trend is determined by comparing most recent data year vs. baseline year. ****Data are from a five-year rolling survey from US Census

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FINANCIAL SELF-SUFFICIENCY

 The median household income in our region was $52,509 in 200812, a decrease of 12% from 2000. This was lower than the $57,700 in the state and $53,000 in the nation. The City of Rochester had the lowest median income in the region ($30,708) and the highest rate of poverty, with 32% of its residents living below the poverty line.  The poverty rate was 13% in the region and 11% in the counties surrounding Monroe in 2008-12, slightly less than state and national rates (both 15%). Since 2000, the poverty rate in the region increased by 3 points, while the state rate remained flat.  Household incomes varied greatly among our region's racial and ethnic groups, with African American and Hispanic residents earning less (median incomes of $27,300 and $31,200, respectively) and living in poverty at higher rates (35% and 33% respectively). Household incomes of whites were nearly twice as high as those of African Americans and Hispanics. Poverty rates were higher in the City of Rochester: 42% for Hispanic residents, 38% for African American, 27% for Asian and 22% for white residents.

TRENDS SNAPSHOT
Indicator Median Household Income Regional Value* $52,509 Year** 200812**** NYS Comparison Long Term Trend***

(Inflation adjusted)

Tax Filers Receiving Earned Income Tax Credit Approval Rate for Public Assistance Recipients People Living in Poverty
(% of Population)

16%

2011

30%

2012

(NYS excludes NYC)

13%

200812**** 2012

Rate of Children Receiving Public Assistance
(per 1,000 Children)

(per 1,000 residents)

Public Assistance Recipients

31.9

82.2

2012

Emergency Meals Served
(per resident)

5.6 3.8% 29.9

2012 2012 2012

(NYS excludes NYC)

Percent of Children in Subsidized Care SSI Recipients
(per 1,000 residents)
*

Regional value may be expressed as a rate, percent, share of total, or other measure. Please see specific indicator sections for exact units of measure. ** Year refers to the most recent year data are available. *** Trend is determined by comparing most recent data year vs. baseline year. Shaded measures reported as higher or lower relative to baseline year or State figures, rather than yes/no or better/worse, as determining improvement is dependent upon context and interpretation (e.g., a decline in subsidized child care rates or public assistance participation may be a result of decreasing need, a change in policy, or outreach). ****2008-12 data is from rolling American Community Survey, which combines 5 years of responses for accurate estimates

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HEALTH
 A lower percentage of people in our region (11%) lacked health insurance in 2010 compared to the state (14%) and nation (18%). Proportions have remained relatively stable since 2008 in the region, state, and nation.  Mortality rates associated with leading causes of death have declined since 2000 in our region. The overall mortality rate fell 14% from 2000 to 2011, and the death rates for specific diseases also fell: 38% for stroke, 32% for heart disease, 21% for chronic lower respiratory disease and 18% for cancer.  The region’s rate of reported chlamydia increased from 2001 to 2012, yet the rate of gonorrhea cases decreased by 77% since 2000. Reported rates of both infections were particularly high in the City of Rochester, about three and four times state rates. Rates of both infections were also higher for African Americans in Monroe County than for Hispanics or whites. In 2012, the rate of chlamydia infections was over 13 times higher for African Americans than whites. TRENDS SNAPSHOT
Indicator
People Without Health Insurance People Enrolled in Medicaid
(per 10,000 residents)

Regional Value* 11% 19% 28 1,415 706 257 48 91 114 6.7 15% 153 3.8

Year** 2010 2012 2009 2009

NYS Comparison

Long Term Trend***

Supply of Doctors Preventable Hospital Admissions Mortality

(per 100,000 residents) (per 100,000 residents)

(NYS excludes NYC)

2011 2012 2011 2011 2011 2011 200809† 2012 2012 Not Available

(per 100,000 residents) (per 100,000 residents)

Chlamydia

Gonorrhea

(per 100,000 residents)

People Living with HIV People Living with AIDS Mental Health Visits Self-reported Health Status
(% fair/poor)

(NYS excludes NYC)

(per 100,000 residents)

(NYS excludes NYC)

(per 1,000 residents, during survey week)

People admitted to Alcohol/Substance Abuse Treatment
(per 10,000 residents)

(per 10,000 Residents)

Alcohol Related Crashes

* Regional value may be expressed as a rate, percent, share of total, or other measure. Please see specific indicator sections for exact units of measure. ** Year refers to the most recent year data is available. *** Trend is determined by comparing most recent data year vs. baseline year † 2008-09 data come from rolling CDC BRFSS survey combining two years of responses

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HOUSING

 Median home values in the region remained level between 2000 and 2008-12, and housing was more affordable than in the state or nation. Regional home values grew just 1% from 2000 to 2008-12 to $124,100, below the nation ($181,400) and state ($295,300). Housing in our region was more affordable than the state and nation, with a ratio of home value to income of 1.9, compared to 3.7 in the state and 2.7 nationwide.  Homeownership rates in the region have remained level since 2000, with 69% of homes occupied by owners in 2008-12, above state (54%) and national (66%) levels. The City of Rochester had the lowest homeownership rate (40%) and a median home value of $75,800 for 2008-12, down 8% from 2000.  The median monthly rent in the region was about $760, lower than both the state ($1,060) and nation ($890) and down 2% since 2000. However, renters in our region spent a third of their income on rent (34%) in 2008-12, similar to the state and nation, and above what is considered affordable.

TRENDS SNAPSHOT
Indicator Regional * Value Yea
r**

NYS Comparison
****

Long Term *** Trend

Median Home Value Median Rental Prices Housing Affordability for Homeowners

$124,007

2008-12

$764

2008-12

****

1.9

2008-12

****

(ratio of home value to annual income)

Housing Affordability for Renters
(proportion of income devoted to rent)

34%

2008-12

****

Homeownership Rate Residential Building Permits
(per 1,000 Residents)

69%

2008-12

****

1.5

2012

* Regional value may be expressed as a rate, percent, share of total, or other measure. Please see specific indicator sections for exact units of measure. ** Year refers to the most recent year data are available. *** Trend is determined by comparing most recent data year vs. baseline year **** 2008-12 data are from rolling American Community Survey, which combines 5 years of responses. † Data are presented quarterly. Baseline quarter is Q1 2007.

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PUBLIC SAFETY

 Serious crimes fell 19% in the region from 2000 to 2012 due to a drop in property crimes. In 2012, there were 283 serious crimes per 10,000 residents, above the state rate but below the national rate.  Our region’s rate of violent crime increased 19% from 2000 to 2012, in contrast to declines of about 25% in the state and nation. The City of Rochester had a 33% increase in violent crime during this time. While the nation and state experienced declines in violent crime, most counties in our region saw an increase, with the exceptions of Livingston, Wyoming and Yates.  Between 2009 and 2012, reports of domestic violence remained relatively flat in the region. The City of Rochester’s rate was more than double the regional rate of 63 per 10,000 residents in 2012.

TRENDS SNAPSHOT
Indicator
Serious Crimes
(per 10,000 residents)

Regional Value* 283

Year**

NYS Comparison

Long Term Trend***

2012

Violent Crimes
(per 10,000 residents)

27

2012

Property Crimes
(per 10,000 residents)

256

2012

Other Reported Crimes
(per 10,000 residents)

450

2012
(NYS excludes NYC)

Domestic Violence
(per 10,000 residents)

63

2012

(NYS excludes NYC)

Felony DrugRelated Arrests
(per 10,000 residents)

8

2012

Responses to 911 Calls
(per 10,000 residents)

13,162

2012

Not Available

(per 10,000 Residents)

Fires

49

2012

Not Available

PINS Petitions
(per 1,000 youth)

5.5

2012

Juvenile Delinquency Intakes
(per 1,000 youth)

65

2012

* Regional value may be expressed as a rate, percent, share of total, or other measure. Please see specific indicator sections for exact units of measure. ** Year refers to the most recent year data are available. *** Trend is determined by comparing most recent data year to baseline year.

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