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WeinlandParkEvaluationProject

TamarM.Forrest,Ph.D.andHowardGoldstein,Ph.D.,SchoenbaumFamilyCenterFundedbyTheColumbusFoundation
DataCollected:FebruaryAugust2010ReportVersion:December2,2010

Acknowledgements
Wewishtoexpressourappreciationandgratitudetothefollowingpeoplewhosehelphavemadethisresearchpossible:

WegratefullyacknowledgegrantsupportfromTheColumbusFoundation.

WewouldliketothankthePovertySolutionsCollaborativefortheirinputintothedevelopmentoftheWeinlandParkSurvey,in
particulartotheinterdisciplinarygroupofresearchersthatprovidedfeedbackfromtheirdiversefieldsofinterest.

WewouldliketothanktheWeinlandParkEvaluationResearchTeam:WeslieColeman,CatherineGirves,ChristinaHarris,Julius
Jefferson,KristenNelson,SamSaldivar,ClarenceThompson,MichaelWebb,andBrettZehner.Theiruniquebackgroundsand
culturalsensitivityputparticipantsateaseandledtothehighqualityofdatareceivedduringtheresearchprocess.

Finally,ourdeepestdebtsaretoalloftheresidentsofWeinlandParkwhoparticipatedininterviewsandwerewillingtoprovide
theirstories,withoutwhichthisresearchwouldnothavebeenpossible.

TableofContents
ExecutiveSummary

IV

Demographics

13

Education

45

EconomicWellbeing
WorkforceDevelopment
Religion

613

1415

1617

HousingandMobility

1824

NeighborhoodIdentification/Interaction

2527

PersonalInterests/CommunityInvolvement

2830

PublicSafety

3136

AccesstoBasicNeeds

3738

UseofComputersandMedia

3943

Health

4450

ChildrenandChildDevelopment

5160

NeighborhoodFeedback

6169

NeedsAssessment

7071

ExecutiveSummary

TheWeinlandParkEvaluationsurveywascreatedinresponsetoaneedforcomprehensivebaselinedatathatwouldsetthefoundationfor
trackingchangesintheneighborhoodovertime,andaneedsassessmentofresidentstobeusedtoguideprogramdevelopment.

Ageographicallystratifiedrandomsamplingtechniquewasusedtorecruitparticipants,anda$20Krogergiftcardwasusedasanincentiveto
participate.TheboundariesoftheneighborhoodincludedHighStreetontheWest,theCSXRailroadTracks/GrantontheEast,ChittendenAve
nueontheNorth,andFifthAvenueontheSouth.Samplingwasaccomplishedbyvisitingeverythirdhouseorhousingunitandcontinuingto
recyclethroughpartsoftheneighborhooduntila25%thresholdwasreached.

Thesurveywasconductedinaninterviewformat.Twosurveyors(fromadiverseteamof9)meteachrespondentatalocationoftheirchoice,
typicallytherespondentshome.Theinterviewincluded~150questionsandtook4590minutestocomplete,andcoveredthefollowingtop
ics:1)Demographics,2)HousingandMobility,3)AccesstoBasicNeeds,4)NeighborInteraction,5)PersonalInterestsandCommunityInvolve
ment,6)PublicSafety,7)WorkforceDevelopment,8)EducationandChildDevelopment,9)UseofComputersandMedia,10)EconomicWell
Being,11)Health,12)FeedbackabouttheNeighborhood,and13)NeedsAssessment.Uponcompletionoftheneedsassessment,residents
wereaskediftheywouldlikeinformationaboutspecificresourcesinthearea.AWeinlandParkresourcelistwascreatedforthispurpose.A
memberoftheevaluationteam,currentlyagraduatestudentofsocialwork,followedupwithresidentsofgreatneed,andhelpedthemover
comeobstaclestoreceivingservices.

Atotalof441WeinlandParkresidentswereinterviewed,asamplerepresenting26%ofWeinlandParkhouseholds.Atotalof217residents
declinedtobeinterviewed.Thenumberofvacanthousingunitswasfoundtototal313(16%).Becausenumbersreportedinresults(notedin
parenthesisthroughoutthereport)representaboutofthetotalhouseholds,percentagesarethemainfocustoaidininterpretingfindings.

Thefollowingpagesincludekeyconclusionsbytopicthathaveresultedfromtheanalysisofthissurveydata.

Demographics

WhencomparedtothecityofColumbus,overall,WeinlandParkspopulationisyounger,with45%ofrespondentsbetween18and30yearsof
age.Thosewhoaremarriedareaminority(only11%),andsinglewomenwithchildrenmakeup17%ofrespondents.Despitethelowratesof
marriage,34%ofhouseholdscontainchildren,with50%ofchildrenundertheageof5.

Agreatmajority(91%)ofWeinlandParkrespondentsarerenters,manyunabletomeetminimumrequirementsneededtoownorrenttoown
ahome(23%ofrespondentsreportedtheydidnotpayrent,andtheaveragemonthlypaymentwas$361).36%ofthepopulationisunem
ployed,andonly18%havefulltimejobs.Stableworkenvironmentsarenotthenorm,with67%ofthosewhoworkreportinginconsistent
workschedules.ManyWeinlandParkresidentsrequirepublicassistance,with49%receivingfoodstampsand30%livinginsection8housing.
Someresidentsareonthebrinkofhomelessness,with9%reportingtheyhavebeenhomelessoverthelastyear,and13%reportingindividuals
stayingwiththemintheirhouseholdforfournightsperweekormoreasaguest.

AfricanAmericansmakeup50%ofrespondents,andaremoreconcentratedintheeasternhalfofWeinlandPark.Disparitiesineducationare
apparent,withAfricanAmericanrespondentsmuchlesslikelytohaveobtainedHighSchoolorhigherdegreeswhencomparedtotheirwhite
counterparts.Thereisalsoasmall,butconcentrated(southwest),LatinopopulationinWeinlandPark(5%)withsignificantlanguage,legal,and
employmentbarriers.

StudentsarealargesubgroupoftheWeinlandParkpopulation,with18%attendingOSU,andanother17%(manynontraditionalstudents)
attendingotherlocalschoolssuchasColumbusStateandFranklinUniversity.

BarrierstoEmploymentandWorkforceDevelopment

Thenumberonebarriertoemploymentreportedbyrespondentsishealth(22%)thisincludeshavingadisability,mentalillness,aninjury,a
pregnancy,orachildwithanillness.Othercommonlymentionedbarriersaretransportationbarriers(nothavingacar/license)(19%),the"bad
economy"(nojobsavailable)(18%),andacriminalhistory(15%).Education(nohighschooldiploma)(10%)andlackofchildcare(7%)arealso
significantbarriers.

30%ofrespondentshaveattendedaworkforcedevelopmentprogram(28%oftheserespondentsatGodmanGuild),most(63%)overthelast3
years.14%ofthosewhohaveattendedsuchaprogramreporthavingafulltimejob,and42%areunemployed.Thecharacteristicsofthose
whohaveattendedprogramsaredifferentfromthoseofthelargerWeinlandParkpopulation.Theyaremorelikelytobefemale(65%),African
American(72%),havechildrenresidingintheirhome(56%),haveahighschooldegreeorless(82%),ortohavebeenhomelessoverthelast
year(12%).

II

HousingandMobility

67%ofrespondentsreportlivinginWeinlandParkfor5yearsorless,and11%for20yearsormore.While71%ofrespondentsreporttheir
housingisingoodconditionorneedsminorrepairs,only26%wanttoliveinWeinlandParkoverthenext5years,suggestingthatfactorsout
sideofactualhousingconditions(e.g.,poverty,crime)areattributabletohighmobilityrates.Whenaskedmorespecificallyaboutbuyinga
homeinWeinlandPark,responsesaremorepositive,with39%ofrentersreportingtheywouldconsiderbuyinghomeinWeinlandPark,and
49%ofhomeownersreportingtheywouldconsiderbuyingagain.

Surveyresponsesindicatethattherearearound500section8unitsinWeinlandPark,withCPOprojectunitsmakingup343oftheseunits,and
theremaining157beingvoucherbasedunits(possiblymorevulnerabletodisplacementifhousingpricesandrentsincrease).

NeighborhoodIdentificationandEngagement

Mostrespondents(87%)donotidentifyaslivinginWeinlandPark,butcalltheneighborhoodtheyliveinTheShortNorth,TheShort,The
CampusArea,SouthCampus,orTheGateway.Withregardtoresidentinteraction,themostcommoninteractions(36%)withneighbors
aremoresuperficialinnature(e.g.,ahellofromtheporch),whilemoresignificantinteractionsincludesharingmeals,sittingontheporch
together,orhelpinganeighborwitha"problem."Respondentsreportinterestsorvolunteerexperiencesaroundhelpingthoseinneedthrough
providingorcookingmeals,activitieswithchildren,sports,readingorwriting,andmusicordance.

SurveyresponsesindicatedthatKrogers(95%groceryshophere)andtheNorthsideLibrary(51%attendonaregularbasis)mightbeviable
locationsforresidentengagement.One,orevenafew,churchesdonotdominatewithregardtoresidentattendance.Respondentsattend
over150churchesintheColumbusmetropolitanarea.

PublicSafety

Safetyissuesareamajorconcernforrespondents,particularlyintheeveninghours;andwhentravelingintheeasternpartoftheneighbor
hood,nearcornerstores;orwhenpassing/beinghassledbythoseloitering(e.g.,young,rowdypeople).43%ofrespondentsreportthat
theyorsomeoneclosetothemhasbeenaffectedby(wereavictimof,witnessed,oraffectedby)gunviolence.And,amongotherthings,they
reportthattheyorsomeoneclosetothemhasbeenaffectedbyhomeburglaries(42%),automobilebreakins(37%),ordomesticviolence
(33%).Trustofpolicevariesbyraceandage,witholder,whiterespondentsinstillingmoretrustinofficersthanyounger,AfricanAmericanre
spondents.

III

AccesstoBasicNeeds

MostrespondentsgroceryshopinWeinlandParkorborderingneighborhoods(95%atKrogers,24%atGiantEagle,21%atAldi),butaremore
likelytoleavetheneighborhoodtoshopfornonfooditems(e.g.,toWalmart,Target,orAJWright).

UseofComputersandMedia

Respondentsreporthighratesofliteracy(99%)andreadinglevels,with81%readingeveryday.Anoverwhelmingmajority(92%)alsoreport
readingtotheirchildrenunder11yearsofage,most(62%)reportreadingtotheirchildeveryday.Libraryaccessishigh,with80%ofrespon
dentsgoingtothelibrary,and45%oftheserespondentsvisitingatleastonceaweek.Respondentsalsoreporthighcomputerliteracyand
access,with85%ofrespondentsknowinghowtouseacomputer,and67%havingahomecomputer.78%oftheserespondentsalsoreport
havinginternetaccessathome.
Health

SurveyresponsesindicatehighlevelsofhealthproblemsamongWeinlandParkresidents.50%ofhouseholdscontainanindividual(s)thathas
beendiagnosedwithoneormoreoftheseconditions:Asthma,Diabetes,HighBloodPressure,HeartDisease,Obesity.Mentalissuesarere
portedoften,with38%ofhouseholdscontaininganindividual(s)thathasbeendiagnosedwithoneormoreoftheseconditions:Depression,
AnxietyDisorder,BipolarDisorder,Schizophrenia.20%ofhouseholdswithchildrenhaveachildwithadevelopmentalorbehavioraldisability,
and13%ofhouseholdswithchildrenhaveachildwithsignificantlimitationsthatpreventfullparticipationwithpeers.Withregardtotreat
ment,60%ofhouseholdscontainanindividualwhohassoughttreatmentintheemergencyroomoverthelastyear.Theaveragenumberof
visitswas5(themedianwas2,themodewas1).Overall,WeinlandParkrespondentswhohaveaccesstohealthcare(58%)aresatisfiedwith
theirtreatment(meanscore=8,medianscore=9,modescore=10).

66%ofrespondentsdrinkalcohol.Onaverage,themaximumnumberofdrinksrespondentshavehadonanygivenoccasionduringthepast
monthaveraged7(themodewasmorethan12).53%ofrespondentsreportsmokingcigarettes,smokingcigars,orchewingtobacco.
RespondentsreportthatrecreationaldruguseisamoderatetomajorproblemforresidentsinWeinlandPark(meanscore=7,medianscore
=8,modescore=10),athemethatwasreiteratedthroughoutdifferentsectionsofthesurvey(Health,PublicSafety,andNeighborhoodFeed
back),withrespondentssuggestinganeedforincreasedpoliceenforcementarounddruguse/dealingorAOD(alcoholandotherDrugs)treat
mentprograms.

IV

ChildrenandChildDevelopment

WeinlandParkchildrenattendschoolsthroughouttheColumbusmetropolitanarea,with194childrenofrespondentsattending60different
pre,elementary,middle,andhighschools.Whendecidingwheretosendtheirchildrentoschool,parentrespondentsnotethemostimpor
tantfactorstheyconsiderarethequalityofteachers/teaching,safety,thetypesofcurriculum/varietyofclasses,location,andservicesoffered
(e.g.,specialneedsprogramming,daycare,artsprogramming,collegepreparatoryprogramming).43%ofparentshaveminimalinteraction(a
fewtimesperyearornever)withschools,and80%areoverwhelminglysatisfiedwiththeschoolstheirchildrenareattending.Overhalf(53%)
ofchildrenarenotinvolvedinextracurricularactivities,withthebiggestbarrierstoparticipationbeingthatchildrenaretooyoung(orthereare
noprogramsforyoungchildren),lackoftime,financialbarriers,ortransportationbarriers.

NeighborhoodFeedback

Overall,respondentsareslightlysatisfiedwithWeinlandParkasaplacetolive,thoughamajorityofrespondentswhohavelivedinWeinland
Parkfortwoyearsormorefeelthatconditionshaveimproved.Althoughagreatmajorityreportnotbeinginvolvedincommunityorganizing
aroundnewdevelopmentsorneighborhoodissues(75%),amajority(79%)notetheywouldbeinterestediftheopportunityarose.Respon
dentswanttoseeimprovementsaroundtrashpickup,litter,andsafety.Theyreportthatpoliceandcityservicesneedimprovement,andthat
vacanthousingshouldbeaddressed.Manyrespondentsalsofeelprogrammingthatprovidesmorecreativeactivitiesandoutletsforchildren
areneededand,fromasafetyperspective,feelunsupervisedyouthareamajorproblem.

NeedsAssessment

TheneedsofWeinlandParkresidentsaregreat,withthetopneedsofrespondentsbeingintheareasofeconomicdevelopment(employment
thatpaysmorethanaminimumwage,entrepreneurdevelopment),health(accesstoinsurance,dental,andvisioncare),basicneeds
(transportation,affordablehousing),andsocialservices(counseling).

WeinlandParkSurvey:SchoenbaumFamilyCenter

Demographics

Oursurveyincluded440adultsbetween
theagesof18and79, 45%malesand
55%females.

WeinlandPark:SurveySample,2010

Age

Thissamplerepresents26%ofthe
householdsinWeinlandPark.

7074
6569
6064
5559
5054
4549
4044
3539
3034
2529
2024
1819

%Female
%Male

15

10

10

15

20

Percent

Race/Ethnicity
AmericanIndian

Other(MiddleEastern,Somali)

Asian

Hispanic/Latino

20
24

MixedRace(variety)

158

Caucasian

219

AfricanAmerican
0

10

20

30
Percent

40

50

60

Respondents identifiedthemselvesas
50%AfricanAmerican,36%Caucasian,
and5%Hispanic/Latino(overhalfof
whomreportedMexicanheritage).

WeinlandParkSurvey:SchoenbaumFamilyCenter

Demographics

42%ofrespondentswerebornin
Columbus,25%elsewherein
Ohio,26%inotherstates,and
7%wereforeignborn(50%born
inMexico).

PlaceofBirth

32
7%
183
42%

112
26%

Columbus
Ohio,notColumbus
US,notOhio
OutsideoftheUS

111
25%

RelationshipStatus
Widowed

A majority(58%)ofrespondents
weresingle,nevermarried;14%
werecohabitating;11%were
married;and9%weredivorced.
Theremainderwereseparated
orwidowed.
Theaveragelengthforthose
marriedwas10years,andthose
cohabitatingaveraged5years.

Separated

27

Divorced

41
47

Married

63

Cohabitating

254

Single,neverMarried
0

10

20

30

40

50

60

Percent

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Demographics

Children

ChildStatus

56%ofoursample hadchildren(not
necessarllyresidingwiththem).

2
5

Widowed

46%ofsingleadultshad children,63%of
thosecohabitatinghadchildren,and68%
ofthosemarriedhadchildren.

Divorced

Separated

34
21
15

Married
Cohabitating

32

NoChildren

23
39

HaveChildren

Single,nevermarried

137

117
0

20

40

60

80

Percent

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Education

23%ofrespondents hadlessthanahigh
schooldegree;20%hadreceivedtheir
HighSchoolDiploma/GED.

EducationalAttainment
DoctoralDegree
Doctoralcredit,nodegree
ProfessionalDegree
CredittowardsaProfessionalDegree
Master'sDegree
Master'scredit,nodegree
Bachelor'sDegre
Associate'sDegree
CollegeCredit,nodegree
HighSchoolDiploma/GED
<HighSchoolDegree

36%ofrespondentshadattainedsome
collegecredit,butdidnothaveadegree,
9%hadaBachelor'sdegree;and7%had
credit,oradegreebeyondtheir
Bachelor'sdegree.

3
5
1
2
9
9
38
21
159
89
100
0

10

20

30

40

50

60

Percent

EducationalAttainmentbyRace
9

Bachelor'sDegreeorhigher

46

10
11

Associate'sDegree

71

Collegecredit,nodegree
GED/HSDiploma

23

<HighSchool

Black

50

White
78

5
0

72

20

40
Percent

60

AfricanAmericanrespondents wereless
likelytohaveobtainedHighSchoolor
higherdegreeswhencomparedtotheir
whitecounterparts.35%ofblack
respondentshadlessthanaHighSchool
degree,comparedwithonly3%ofwhite
respondents.Furthermore,29%of
whiterespondentshadaBachelor's
degreeorhigher,comparedwithonly4%
ofblackrespondents.

WeinlandParkSurvey:SchoenbaumFamilyCenter

35% ofadultrespondentswerecurrently
students.
18%wereenrolledatOSU,7%at
ColumbusState,and6%inavarietyof
technicalschoolprograms.Additionally,
1%wereenrolledatFranklinUniversity,
and1%atafouryearinstitutionoutside
ofOSU.
3%wereenrolledinaHighSchoolora
GEDprogram(5individualsnotedbeing
enrolledatGodmanGuild).

Education

SchoolsofAttendance
4YearCollege,notOSU

FranklinUniversity

5
13

HighSchool/GED

24

TechnicalSchool(notFranklinorCSCC)

31

ColumbusState

78

OSU
0

10

20

30

40

50

60

Percent

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EconomicWellbeing

Only18%ofrespondentshadfulltimeemployment.
26%workedparttime,and36%wereunemployed.
Theemploymentpatternofthecurrentstudent
populationwasslightlydifferent 12%employedfull
time,39%employedparttime,and44%unemployed.

EmploymentStatus
Homemaker

12

Retired

12
66

ReceivingDisability

80

Employedfulltime

Thosewhoworkedparttimeaveraged23
hours/week.

112

Employedparttime

158

Unemployed

Ofthoseemployedfullorparttime,67%reported
thattheirhoursvaried.Only33%reportedtheirhours
werethesameeveryweek.

10

20

30

40

50

60

50

60

Percent

Theaveragehourlywagewas$13.Themedian
hourlywagewas$10.
Ofthoseemployedoverthelast2years,43%worked
withinthesamejob,31%hadtwodifferentjobs,and
26%hadover3jobsoverthelasttwoyears.
Howmanydifferentjobshaveyouhad
inthepasttwoyears?
5ormore

17

19

Student Employment Status


StudentEmploymentStatus
2

Retired

ReceivingDisability

18

Employedfulltime
51

60

Employedparttime
108

20

40
Percent

68

Unemployed

149

60

10

20

30

40

Percent

WeinlandParkSurvey:SchoenbaumFamilyCenter

EconomicWellbeing

Employedrespondentsworkedwithinavarietyofdifferentfields,withFoodServices(21%),
Healthcare(9%),Custodial(7%),Education/Childcare(7%),RetailSales(7%),andConstruction(6%)
beingthetopfieldsofemployment.

Employment:TypesofJobs
20

Other
WasteManagement
Lifeguard
AutoTechnician
Security
Warehouse/Production
Driver/Valet
PackageHandler
CustomerService
IT/WebDevelopment/GraphicDesign/Engineer
Office/Administrative Support
Office/AdministrativeSupport
Research
GRA/GTA/Fellowhip/Intern
Construction/Rehab
Sales
Education/Childcare
Custodial/Cleaning
Healthcare
FoodServices/Bartender

2
2
2
3
3
4
4
4
6
7
9
10
12
14
14
14
18
41
0

10

20

30

40

50

60

Percent

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EconomicWellbeing

28%ofjobswerelocatedinthe43201zipcode
area.27%werelocatedinthedowntownarea
(43210or43215zipcodeareas).
Themostcommonjoblocationsoutsideofthe
immediateWeinlandPark/downtownareawere
the43219(Easton)(5%)and43212(Grandview)
(5%)zipcodeareas.

WeinlandParkSurvey:SchoenbaumFamilyCenter

EconomicWellbeing

44%ofemployedindividualsdrovetheirown
cartowork.23%walked,15%tookthebus,7%
biked,and6%gotaride.

Howdoyouusually gettowork?
1

Drivecompanycar

Theaveragecommutetimereportedwas19
minutes,themediancommutetimewas15
minutes.

N/A,workfromhome

10

Getaride

11
14

Bike

29

Bus

44

Walk

85

Driveowncar
0

10

20

30

40

50

60

Percent

PublicAssistance
7

Unemployment

49%ofrespondentsreceivedfoodstamps.
30%livedinSection8housing.
Additionally,6%receivedTANF,5%
receivedTitle20,and2%received
unemploymentbenefits.

23

Title20

28

TANF

130

Section8

216

FoodStamps
0

10

20

30
Percent

40

50

60

*Itispossiblesomerespondentshave
exhaustedTANFbenefits,asaTANF
recipientmaynotreceiveTANFbenefitsfor
morethan60months(fiveyears).

WeinlandParkSurvey:SchoenbaumFamilyCenter

EconomicWellbeing

JobSatisfaction
Ofthoseemployed,80%(153)reportedbeingsatisfiedwiththeirjob.Thosenotsatisfiedattributedlowsatisfactionlevelsto:
1)thetypeofjob(notacareer,notwhatwastrainedfor,notsatisfying),2)lowpay,3)conflictwithcoworkers,management,
orcustomers4)hours(notenoughoroverworked),5)conditions(harassment,racism,lackofbenefits,nonunion),6)stress,7)
generallynotwantingtoworkornotlikinganythingabouttheirjob,and8)lackofopportunitiesforgrowth.
50%(218)ofrespondentswerelookingforajoboradifferentjob.Thoselookingforwork,onaverage,hadbeenlookingfor 7
months(themedianwas3months).

ReasonsforBeingUnsatisfied
Noopportunitiesforgrowth

Generallyunsatisfied

Highstress

Poorworkingconditions

Toomanyortoofewhours

Conflict

5
6

Lowwage

Typeofjob
0

10

20

30

40

50

60

Percent

10

WeinlandParkSurvey:SchoenbaumFamilyCenter

EconomicWellbeing

Employment:TypeJobLookingFor

Manysearchingforworknotedthey
werelookingfor"anyjob"(18%).When
specifictypesofjobswerementioned,
theyweresimilartothosejobscurrently
heldbyresidentsinWeinlandPark
FoodPreparation/Serving(12%),Health
Care(8%),Custodial/Cleaning(7%),and
Office/Administrative(7%)werethetop
fields.

1
1
2
2
3
3
4
4
6
8
9
11
12
14
17
18
19
22
24
28

Research
AutoTechnician
ProtectiveServices
Legal
BuildingGrounds
Architecture/Engineering
Life/Physical/SocialSciences
Installation/Maintenance/Reapair
Computer/Mathematical
Community/SocialServices
Arts/Design/Entertainment/Sports
PersonalCare/Service
Education/Training/Library
CustomerService
Sales
Warehouse/Production
Construction
Office/AdministrativeSupport
Custodial/Cleaning
Healthcare
FoodPreparation/Serving
AnyJob

41
60
0

10

20

30

40

50

60

Percent

11

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EconomicWellbeing

Percent

BarrierstoEmployment
60
50
40
30
20
10
0

30

26

24

20

13

BarrierstoEmployment
141Individuals(of220lookingforajob,or64%)reportedhavingbarriers
thatpreventedthemfromgettingajob.Themostcommonbarriers
reportedwerehealthbarriers(22%) thisincludedhavingadisability,an
injury,mentalillness,achildwithanillness,orapregnancy.Other
commonlymentionedbarriersweretransportationbarriers(nothavinga
car/license)(19%),the"badeconomy"(nojobsavailable)(18%),anda
criminalhistory(felony)(15%).Education(nohighschooldiploma)(10%)
andlackofchildcare(7%)alsoweresignificantbarriers.

HealthBarriers
Diabetes
HeartDisease
Stroke
Asthma
Pregnant
Child's/Relative's
MentalIllness
Orthopedic
Health(General)
Disability
0

1
1
1
1
2
3
3
4
7
7
5

10

15

20

25

Percent

12

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EconomicWellbeing

Respondentswereaskedavarietyofquestionsaroundtheiraccesstofinancialservices/resources...

Doyouhaveacreditcard?YES 58%NO 42%

Howoftendoyouusepaydaylending?

Doyouhaveabankaccount?YES 33%NO 67%


Doyouuserapidtaxrefundservices?YES 17%NO 83%

4%

6%

3%

0.5%
Never

3%

Lessthanonceayear
16times/year
82%

Onceamonth
Severaltimes/month
Onceaweek

Howoftenareyoubehindonyourbills?
Never
16%

43%

29%
13%

Howoftendoyousellyouritemsatpawnshop?
7.1%

6.2% 1.8% 0.5%

0.2%
Never
Lessthanonceayear

Lessthanoncea
year
16times/year

16times/year
84.2%

Onceamonth
Severaltimes/month

Everymonth

Onceaweek

13

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WorkforceDevelopment

WorkforceDevelopment

Whatwastheprogramsfocus?

30%(132)ofrespondentsreportedhaving
attendedaworkforcedevelopmentprogram.

70%(92)oftheserespondentsreported
attendingprogramsthatgenerally
concentratedonworkforcereadiness.

9
20

ComputerTraining
TechnicalTraining

71%oftheserespondentscompletedthe
programtheywereenrolledin.

WorkforceReadiness

70

56%(74)oftheserespondentsbelievedthat
theprogramtheyattendedhelpedincrease
theirabilitytogetajob.

Don'tKnow

GodmanGuild
37respondents(28%ofthetotalparticipatingin
anyworkforcedevelopmentprogram)attendeda
programatGodmanGuild.
21oftheserespondents(57%)believedthatthe
programtheyattendedattheGuildhelped
increasetheirabilitytogetajob.

YearofProgramAttendance
18

<2000
4

2000

2003
2004

2005

2006

2007

7
19

2008

34

2009
26

2010

63%ofworkforcedevelopmentparticipants
attendedprogramsoverthelastthreeyears(5
respondentswerecurrentlyenrolled).

10

20

30

40

50

60

Percent

14

WeinlandParkSurvey:SchoenbaumFamilyCenter

14%ofthosewhohadattendeda
workforcedevelopmenttrainingprogram
reportedhavingafulltimejob,and42%
wereunemployed.

WorkforceDevelopment

WorkforceDevelopmentParticipants:EmploymentStatus
3.0% 2.3%
4
3

14.4%
19

Ofthosewhohadattendedaprogramat
GodmanGuild,14%reportedhavingafull
timejob,and54%wereunemployed.

Thecharacteristicsofthosewhohave
attendedtheseprogramsare:

Unemployed

42.4%
56

EmployedParttime

17.4%
23

ReceivingDisability

EmployedFulltime

20.5%
27

Homemaker

65%Female

Retired

72%AfricanAmerican
55%Single,16%Cohabitating
56%havechildren livingintheirhome
82% haveahighschooldegreeorless

GodmanGuildParticipants:EmploymentStatus

12%havebeenhomelessinthelastyear
13.5%
5

8.1%
3

2.7%
1

Unemployed
21.6%
8

54.1%
20

EmployedParttime
EmployedFulltime
RecevingDisability
Homemaker

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71%ofrespondentsreportedbeingChristian, and25%
reportedbeingaffiliatedwithnoreligion.Theremainder
reportedbeingJewish,Buddhist,orChristianandMuslim.

Religion

10
2%

7
2%

ReligiousAffiliation

110
25%

Christian
None
Muslim

309
71%

Other

Church/TempleAttendance
Morethanonceaweek

44

Aboutonceaweek

63
48

Twoorthreetimesamonth

69%ofrespondentsreportedattending
church/temple/mosque.Ofthosewhoattended
services,49%attendedseveraltimesayearor
less,16%attended2or3timespermonth,21%
attendedaboutonceaweek,and15%attended
morethanonceaweek.

147

Severaltimesayearorless
0

10

20

30

40

50

60

Percent

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Religion

27%attendedservicesinthe43201zipcodearea,
12%attendedservicesinthe43210or43215zip
codearea,and6%attendedservicesinthe43219
zipcodearea.
Over150differentchurches/temples/mosques
wereattendedbyrespondents,withthetop
churchesofattendancebeinginthe43201zip
codearea St.Sophia's(10respondents),7th
AvenueBaptist(9respondents),andNewLife
UnitedMethodist(7respondents).

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HousingandMobility

HouseholdComposition
Onaverage,therewere2.6individualslivinginaahousehold(themedianwas2,themodewas1).

34%ofrespondentsreportedlivingwithchildren,31%(138)ofrespondentsreportedlivingalone,and20%(86)reportedlivingwith
aroommate.

"Guests"ResidinginHomes

HouseholdComposition

13%ofrespondentsreportedthatanindividual(s)was
stayingwiththemintheirhouseholdfor4nightsper
weekormoreasaguest(4peopledidnotrespond).

11

LivingwithParent(s)
LivingwithSpouse

40

Livingwith"Other"Relative(s)

42
62

Livingwith(unmarried)Partner

86

LivingwithRoomate(s)

138

LivingAlone

Homelessness

151

LivingwithChildren
0

10

20

30

40

50

60

9%(38)ofrespondentsreportedtheyhadbeenhomeless
overthelastyear.

Percent

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HousingandMobility

Children

Children:AgeDistribution

52%ofchildrenwerelivinginsingleparenthomes
(96%ofthesewerefemaleheadedhouseholds),19%
werelivinginahomewithtwocohabitatingadults,and
15%werelivinginahomewithmarriedadults.
50%ofchildrenwere5yearsoryounger.

HouseholdswithChildren
23
15%

12 6
8% 4%

30

1Year

37

2Year
3Year

32

4Year

33

5Year

18

6Year

20
22

7Year

2
1%

Single
Cohabitating

29
19%

14

<1Years

79
52%

19

8Year
10

9Year
10Years

14

Married

11Years

15

Separated

12Years

13

Divorced

13Years

10

Widowed

14Years

11
7

15Years

10

16Years

15

17Years
2

18Years
0

10

20

30

40

50

60

Percentage

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HousingandMobility

Renters
91%ofWeinlandParkrespondentswererenters.
39%ofrentersreportedtheywouldconsiderbuyingahomeinWeinlandPark.
Owners
49%ofownersreportedthat,whenreadytomove,theywouldconsiderbuyingagaininWeinlandPark.
Theaveragehousingcostwas$74,000(withalowof$4,000andahighof$160,000)

Renters:Wouldyouconsiderbuyingahome
inthisneighborhood?

Owners:Whenreadytomove,wouldyou
buyagaininthisneighborhood?

3%
12%

39%

49%

Yes
58%

No
Don'tKnow

39%

Yes
No
Don'tKnow

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HousingandMobility

Rent/HousingPayments

MonthlyHouseholdRent/HousingPayment

23%(90)ofrespondentsreportedthattheydid
notpayrent/housingpayment(itwas$0).
Theaveragemonthlyhousehold rent/housing
paymentwas$361(withalowof$4,andahigh
of$1,850).
SatisfactionwithHousing
Onascalefrom1to10,10beingthemost
satisfied,respondents,onaverage,ratedtheir
satisfactionwiththeirpresenthousingsituation
asa7(themedianwasa7,themodewasa7).
Thisindicatesrespondentsweremoderately
satisfiedwiththeirhousing.

15%

34%
37%

Needsmoderate
repairs
Needsminor
repairs
Good

70
34
37
34
90
10

20

30

40

50

60

Percent

Howsatisfiedareyouwithyourpresenthousing
situation?

Rating

ConditionofHome
Needsmajor
repairs

59

71%ofrespondentsreportedthattheirhomewas
ingoodconditionorneededminorrepairs,and
29%reportedneedsformoderateormajor
repairs.

14%

30
38

>$600
$500$600
$400$500
$300$400
$200$300
$100$200
$1$100
0

75

10
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1

29
79
81
46
60
21
14
9
25
0

10

20

30

40

50

60

Percent

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HousingandMobility

HomeRepairs
73%ofrespondentsreported
thattheirhomesneeded
repairs.
Themostcommonly
reportedrepairsneeded
wereinthefollowingareas:
Plumbing/Bathroom(13%)
Walls/Ceiling(9%)
Flooring(8%)
Windows(8%)
Kitchen(8%)
Leaks/WaterDamage(8%)

RepairsNeeded
32

Other
Siding
Garage
Mold
Locks
Landscaping
Gutters
WaterHeater
NewRoof/Shingles
Sidewalk/Steps/Railing/Fence
PorchRepair
Appliances
Heating&CoolingSystem
Insulation/Weatherization
FoundationRepair
Doors/Screens
Interior/ExteriorPainting
ElectricalSystem
Leaks
KitchenImprovements
WindowReplacement/Repair
Flooring
Walls/Ceiling
Plumbing/BathroomImprovements

3
3
4
4
6
6
7
18
21
24
25
28
32
32
33
35
37
55
61
63
63
65
94
0

10

20

30

40

50

60

Percent

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HousingandMobility

Mobility
Respondents,onaverage,reportedhavinglivedin
WeinlandParkfor7years.
OSUstudents,onaverage,reportedhavinglived
inWeinlandParkfor2years.
________________________________________
67%(292)oftherespondentsreportedhaving
livedinWeinlandParkfor5yearsorless.
28%(121)ofrespondentsreportedhavinglivedin
WeinlandParkfor8yearsormore.
11%(49)ofrespondentsreportedhavinglivedin
WeinlandParkfor20yearsormore.
________________________________________
81%(356)ofrespondentshadmovedinthelast5
years.
*Onaverage,theyhadmoved3timesoverthe
last5years.
46%(203)ofrespondentshadmovedinthelast
year.
*Onaverage,theyhadmoved1timeinthelast
year.
15%of"moving"parentsreportedthatthere
childrenhadtochangeschoolsasaresultoftheir
move.

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HousingandMobility

Mobility

ColumbusNeighborhoods
ofChoice

Wheredidyoulivepriortoyourcurrenthome?
33%(141)ofrespondentsreportedlivinginthe
WeinlandPark/43201areapriortomovinginto
theircurrenthome.8%hadlivedintheLinden
area.Theremainderhadlivedinscattered
locationsthroughtheColumbusmetropolitan
area.
Inwhatneighborhoodwouldyouliketosee
yourself/yourfamilylivinginthenext5years?
26%ofrespondentsreportedwantingtolivein
WeinlandParkinthenext5years,44%inanother
neighborhoodinColumbus.TheNorthside(19),
ShortNorth(18),Eastside(13),andthefareast
(13)weresomeofthetoplocationsofchoice
mentionedbyrespondents.

7
2%
77
18%
23
5%

Wherewouldyouliketoliveinthenext5years?
25
6%

ThisNeighborhood
113
26%

195
44%

Whenexcludingcurrentlyenrolledstudentsfrom
thescenario,thepercentagewantingtoremainin
WeinlandParkgoesupslightly(30%).

AnotherNeighborhoodin
Columbus
ANeighborhoodOutsideof
Columbus
ANeighborhoodOutsideof
Ohio
ANeighborhoodOutsideof
theUS
Don'tKnow

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NeighborhoodIdentification/Interaction

NeighborhoodIdentification
RespondentswereshownamapoftheareabetweenHighStreetandGrantAvenue,and5thAvenueandChittendenAvenue(whatsome
"term"WeinlandPark),andwereaskedhowtheyreferredtothisneighborhoodtheyresidedin.
49%reportedlivingintheShortNorth.
21%reportedlivingintheCampusArea.
13%reportedlivinginWeinlandPark.

*Thosewhohaveresidedin"theneighborhood"for20yearsormorewerelesslikelytorefertotheneighborhoodasWeinlandPark(9%).
*HomeOwnersweremuchmorelikelytoreferto"theneighborhood"asWeinlandPark(63%).

Whatdoyoucallyour
neighborhood?

Whatdoyoucallyour
neighborhood?

Whatdoyoucallyour
neighborhood?

AllRespondents

RespondentswhohavelivedinWeinland
Park20yearsormore

HomeOwners

ShortNorth/The
Short/ShortNorth
P
Posse

2%

8%

4%

Campus
Area/South
Campus/Gateway

4%

WeinlandPark

49%

13%
21%

6%

North/Northside

6%

2%

9%

9%

Campus
Area/South
Campus/Gateway

6%

WeinlandPark

68%

Listed
Street(s)/Intersecti
ons
TheHood/Ghetto

19%

Shorth/TheShorth
North/ShortNorth
Posse

63%
Listed
Street/Intersectio
ns
TheHood/Ghetto

13%

Shorth/TheShorth
North/ShortNorth
Posse
Campus
Area/South
Campus/Gateway
WeinlandPark

Listed
Street/Intersectio
ns

Northside

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NeighborInteraction

Amajority ofrespondents(55%)reportedtheyknew110neighborsbyname.
Only9%ofrespondentsreportedtheydidn'tknowanyoftheirneighborsbyname.

Howmanyneighborsdoyouknowbyname?
31
7%

44
10%
41
9%

81
18%

110
1025

242
55%

2550
>50

Howoftendoyouinteractwithyourneighbors?
29
7%

15
3% 21
5%
Never

247
57%

125
29%

Lessthanonceamonth
Onceamonth
Weeklyorbiweekly
Daily

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NeighborInteraction

Themost commoninteractionswithneighborsweremoresuperficialinnature e.g.,a"hello"fromthe


porch.Moresignificantinteractionsincludedsharingmeals,sittingontheporchtogether,orhelpinga
neighborwitha"problem."

InteractionswithNeighbors
17

Other
Goingtomovies

Church

Drinking

Partying

Participatingwithneighborsinblockwatchmeetings

10

"Hangingout"

11

SportingActivities

13

Gaming

14

Doingyardwork

16
33

NeighborhoodFestival
Socialsupportintimesofneed

40

Walking

42
50

Playtimewithotherneighborhoodkids/families
Mealstogether

84

Todiscussaproblemintheneighborhood

85
94

Socializingatcookouts

110

Sittingontheporch

353

Hellofromtheporch/yard,fromthestreet,orwhilerunningerrands
0

10

20

30

40

50

60

Percent

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Respondentsreportedhavinga
varietyofinterests.Top
interestsmentionedincluded
sports,reading/writing,
music/arts,caringforchildren,
gaming,andwatchingmovies.

PersonalInterests/CommunityInvolvement

PersonalInterests:TopInterests
Homerepair

10

Learning(History,Medicine,Science,Theology)

11

Goingtothepark

11

Cars,Carrepair

11

Drinking,Bars

13

Sewingandknitting

15

Caringforanimals

18

Shopping

25

Gardening

25

Volunteering/CommunityDevelopment

26

Usingcomputers

28

Cooking

44

Socializing

47

Watchingmovies

52

Arts/Photography/Fashion/Film

55

Gaming

59

Caringforchildren

65
77

Music/Dancing/PerformingArts
Reading/Writing

109
181

Sports
0

10

20

30

40

50

60

Percent

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PersonalInterests/CommunityInvolvement

VolunteerExperience
129respondentsreportedvolunteering
theirtimetowardavarietyofcauses.30
respondentsvolunteeredintwo
locations.12respondentsvolunteered
inthreelocations.

51%ofvolunteersworkedonprojectsin
theWeinlandPark/43201areacode.
Another20%volunteeredinthe
downtownorOSUcampusareas.

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PersonalInterests/CommunityInvolvement

Themostpopularvolunteeractivitiesincludedcooking/servingfoodatfoodpantries(23%),caring
for/activitieswithchildren(18%),involvementinplanning/runningevents(9%),orvolunteeringata
church/mosque(8%).

VolunteerActivities
23

Other
AdultEducation(GED,parenting)
CollegeOrganization(fraternity/sorority,studentorientation)
ResearchProject
Health(healthadvisor,specialOlympics)
Gardening
Bikes(repair)
Homeless(shelter)
Clothes(donate,sort)
Animals(vetassistant,humanesociety)
Hospital
Computers
Cleanup
WPCCA
Church/Mosque(transportation,bakesales,choir)
Events(organize,setup,cleanup)
Children(babysit,read,tutor,fieldtrips,sports)
Food(cook,clean,serve)

2
3
3
3
3
3
4
4
4
5
5
5
6
15
17
32
42
0

10

20

30

40

50

60

Percent

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PublicSafety

Howsafedoyoufeelaloneoutsideduringtheday?
Day
162

10

Respondentswereaskedtoratehowsafe
theyfeltaloneoutsideduringtheday
("10"beingthemostsafe,and"1"not
safeatall).Theaverageratinggivenby
respondentswas"8"(themedianwasa
"9,"themodewasa"10"),suggesting
thatrespondentsfeelrelativelysafewhen
aloneoutsideduringtheday.

60

73

51

22

37

11
8
10

3
2
1

10

20

30

40

50

60

Percent

Howsafedoyoufeelaloneoutsideatnight?
64

10

13

9
7
6
5
4
3
2

SafeforChildren
Isthisneighborhoodasafeplacefor
childrentoplayoutsideduringtheday?
Yes 55%
No 45%

75

10

Respondentswereaskedtoratehowsafe
theyfeltaloneoutsideatnight("10"
beingthemostsafe,and"1"notsafeat
all).Incontrast,theaverageratinggiven
byrespondentswasa"5"(themedian
wasa"5,"themodewasa"1"),
suggestingthatrespondentsdonotfeel
verysafewhenaloneoutsideatnight.

43
48
39
53
34
44
26

Night

20

30
Percent

40

50

60

*Respondentsweremixedonwhether
theyfeltWeinlandParkwasasafeplace
forchildrentoplayoutsideduringthe
day.

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Respondentswere
askedwhatmadethem
feelunsafeinthe
neighborhood.Thetop
responseswerethe
people("young
people,""rowdy
people,""African
Americans")(20%),
Guns/Shootings(18%),
Crime(ingeneral)
(13%),Drugs/Alcohol
Use/Distribution(12%),
andPoorLighting/Night
(6%).

PublicSafety

Whatmakesyoufeelunsafeinthisneighborhood?
26

Other
WalkingintheNeighborhood

VacantHouses/Buildings

Racism

AppearanceofNeighborhood

BeingAlone

Alleys

CornerStores

LackofSecurity

StoriesI'veHeard

Traffic

11

Loitering

13

LocationofNeighborhood

14

Strangers

16

PoliceAbsence/PoorPolicing

21

Gangs

22
25

Altercations

36

Night/PoorLighting

71

Drugs/Alcohol

74

Crime

103

Guns/Shootings

115

People
0

10

20

30

40

50

60

Percent

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Respondentswere
askedwhatmadethem
feelsafeinthe
neighborhood.Thetop
responseswerethe
policepresence/officers
(26%),socialnetworks
(23%),apersonalsense
ofsafety(9%),andthe
locationofWeinland
Park(proximitytoHigh
Street,onamain
street)(6%).

PublicSafety

Whatmakesyoufeelsafeinthisneighborhood?
28

Other
Culture"Iunderstandothersintheneighborhood"

Blockwatch

ChangeinNeighborhood

Faith/Religion

Students

10

Dogs

10

Armed

10

Lighting(welllit)

12

SecurityDevice

14

Longevity("Iamcomfortablehere")

17

StayInside/KeeptoSelf

18

Crowds/PeopleAround

24

Ifeelsafewhenathome

25
30

Location

45

Personal("Iamnotfearful")

119

SocialNetworks

132

Police
0

10

20

30

40

50

60

Percent

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PublicSafety

Haveyouorsomeoneclosetoyouexperienced:

GunViolence

Yes 43% No57%

HomeBurglary/Breakins

Yes 42%No 58%

AutomobileBreakins

Yes 37%No 63%

DomesticViolence

Yes 33%No 67%

PersonalRobbery

Yes 32% No68%

DrugTrafficking/DrugRelatedViolence

Yes 30%No 70%

GangrelatedViolence

Yes 25%No 75%

Prostitution

Yes 11% No89%

Littering

Yes 68%No 32%

Vandalism

Yes 34% No66%

Around40%ofrespondentsreportedthat
theyorsomeoneclosetothemhad
experienced(wereavictimof,witnessed,or
affectedby)gunviolence,homeburglaries,
andautomobilebreakins.

Onascalefrom1to10,10beingamajorproblemforresidentslivinginthisneighborhood,and1notaproblem
atall,howwouldyouratethefollowing?
SCORES
Unsupervisedyouth

Mean: 6

Median:7

Mode:10

Infestationofpests(e.g.,cockroaches,mice,bedbugs)

Mean:6

Median:6

Mode:1

Noiseandpoorairqualityfromtraffic

Mean: 5

Median:5

Mode:1

Strangersfromoutsidetheneighborhood

Mean:5

Median:5

Mode:1

Aggressivedogs

Mean:3

Median:1

Mode:1

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PublicSafety

Onascalefrom1to10,10beingcompletelytrustworthyand1not
trustworthyatall,howwouldyourateyourtrustofthepolice?

TrustofPolice:AllRespondents
102

10

AllRespondents(434):
MeanScore:6
MedianScore:7
ModeScore:10

25

66

42
34

7
6

56

AfricanAmericanRespondents(217):
MeanScore:6
MedianScore:6
ModeScore:10

20
28
10

4
3
2

51

Respondents<30years(194)

10

20

30

*The12respondents
undertheageof20,
though,wereevenless
trustful(Mean:5,
Median:5,Mode:1)

50

60

Percent

MeanScore:6
MedianScore:6
ModeScore:10

Respondents
expressedmoderate
trustofpolice.African
Americanrespondents
andrespondentsunder
theageof30expressed
slightlylesstrustof
policewhencompared
tothetotalrespondent
group.

40

TrustofPolice:Respondent<30years

TrustofPolice:AfricanAmerican
Respondents

33

10

12

20
20
21

7
6
5

10
13

4
3

31

46

10
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1

31

20

40
Percent

60

7
26
13
19
34
11
16
8
37
0

20

40

60

Percent

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PublicSafety

Isthereaspecificlocationinthisneighborhoodwhereyoufeelparticularlyunsafe?

Respondentswereasked
iftherewerespecific
locationsinWeinlandPark
wheretheyfeltunsafe.
Ingeneral,thefarthereast
residentstraveledin
WeinlandPark,theless
safetheyfelt.
FourthStreetwas
highlightedasastreet
whereresidentsfelt
unsafe.
Thefollowing
intersectionswerealso
mentioned:4thand8th
(D&J),4thand11th
(Kelly's),Indianolaand8th
(HappyMarket),Indianola
and7th,andIndianolaand
5th(G&LCarryout).

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AccesstoBasicNeeds

Wheredoyouorthepersonwhogetsfoodinyourhouseholdusuallygetyourfood?(upto3answerswereaccepted)
95%ofrespondentsreportedshoppingforgroceriesatKroger(84%at43201,theremainderatavarietyoflocations).
24%ofrespondentsreportedshoppingforgroceriesatGiantEagle(43202,43215).
21%ofrespondentsreportedshoppingforgroceriesatAldi(43211).
19%ofrespondentsreportedshoppingforgroceriesatWalMart(43219/Easton).

GroceryLocations
TopChoice

TopThreeLocations

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AccesstoBasicNeeds

Transportation:

4
1%

Howdoyouorthepersonwhogetsfoodin
yourhouseholdusuallygetyourfood?
43%driveowncar

Howoftendoyoushop/getfood?
61
14%

131
30%

31%walk

Lessthanonceamonth
Onceamonth

Kroger(43201)
42%driveowncar

101
23%

35%walk

140
32%

Everyotherweek
Onceaweek
23timesperweek

14%getaride

Thefrequencyofgroceryshoppingvariedbyrespondent quiteafewshopping
23timesperweek(30%),onceaweek(23%),oreveryotherweek(32%).

Outsideofwhereyoutypicallygetyourfood,whatstoresdo
youmostfrequentlyshop?(upto4responseswereaccepted)
WalMart(12%),43219/Easton,43213/Whitehall,various
Target(10%),43212/Lenox,various
FamilyDollar(10%),43201,various
DollarTree(8%),43201,various
AJWright(4%),43224/NorthernLights,various
KCSports(2%),43201,various
Goodwill(2%),43202/NorthHigh,various

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UseofComputersandMedia

ComputerUse

Wheredoyoutypicallyuseacomputer?

85%(373)ofrespondentsreportedtheyknewhow
touseacomputer.
58%(212)ofthosewhoarecomputerliterate
reportedtypically usingacomputerathome.

HomeComputer
67%(290)ofrespondentsreportedhavingahome
computer.
Oftheserespondents,78%(225)hadinternet
accessathome.

Other

Friend'sHouse

Wirelessinmanylocations

Relative'sHouse

16

Office

18
22

School/Program

78

Library

212

Home
0

10

20

30

40

50

60

Percent

FrequencyofComputerUse
76%(283)ofrespondentswhouseacomputer
reportedusingacomputereverydayorevery
otherday.

Howoftendoyouuseacomputer?
53
14%

35
9%

Lessthanoncea
week
Onceaweek

212
57%

71
19%

Everyotherday
Everyday

Mostcomputeractivityrevolvedaroundinternetsearchesandonlineactivities
(48%),with43individualsspecificallyreportingtheyutilizedtheinternettodo
jobsearches/applyforjobs.Workrelatedactivity(employment,school,and
volunteerwork)accountedfor33%ofactivityreported.

Forwhatpurpose(s)doyouuseacomputer?
22

Media(Books,Movies,Music,Phone)

48

FinancialManagement

69

PlayingGames

96

Work(notschool)

130

SchoolWork

337

Internet/Email
0

10

20

30

40

50

60

Percent

39

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UseofComputersandMedia

Children:ComputerUse

Wheredoesyourchildtypicallyuseacomputer(outsideofschool)?

66%(96)ofrespondentswithchildrenlivingin
theirhomereportedthattheirchildknewhowto
useacomputer.
Accordingtorespondents,outsideofschool,a
majority(57%)ofcomputerliteratechildren
typicallyusedacomputerathome.

Other

Wirelessinmanylocations

2
3

Friend'sHouse

12

Relative'sHouse

Library

Children:FrequencyofComputerUse

Home

Accordingtorespondents,77%(71)ofcomputer
literatechildrenusedacomputereverydayor
everyotherday(outsideofschool).

19
51
0

10

20

30

40

50

60

Percent

Mostchildrens'computeractivityrevolvedaroundplaying
games(41%)andinternetsearches/onlineactivities(33%).
Howoftendoesyourchilduseacomputer(outsideof
school)?
3
3%

47
51%

19
20%

Media(Movies,Music)
Never

24
26%

Forwhatpurposedoyourchildrenusea
computer(outsideofschool)?

Onceaweek
Everyotherday

Homework/EarlyComputer
Literacy

34
49

Internet/Email

Everyday
60

Games
0

20

Percent

40

60

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UseofComputersandMedia

Reading/AccesstoBooks

Howoftendoyouread?

99%ofrespondentsreportedknowinghowtoread.
81%oftheseindividualsreportedreadingeveryday.

353

Everyday

20%ofreadingmaterialsincludednovels,andanother31%wasmade
upofnewspapersandmagazines.

Whatdoyoutypicallyread?

Onceaweek

29

Severaltimesamonth

28

Lessthanseveraltimesamonth

21
3

Never
0

4
5
6
12
15
16
22
27
38
64
79
88
96

Essays
Poems
Comics
History
Selfhelpbooks
Biographies
Workrelateddocuments
Catalogues/Mail/Manuals
Children'sBooks
InspirationalBooks(Bible)
Nonfiction
Textbooks
Internet
Magazines
Newspapers
Novels

20

40

60

80

100

Percent

141
169
201
0

10

20

30

40

50

60

Percent

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UseofComputersandMedia

TheColumbusDispatchwasthedominantnewspaperread
byrespondents(61%).Themostpopularmagazinestypes
werefashion/gossip(23%),sports(15%),andpolitical(13%).

MagazineTypes
24

Other

4
5

Gaming/Puzzles
Parenting/Baby

NewspaperTypes

6
8

Car/Motorcycle/Truck
TheSlammer

Arts/Music

24
25

HomeImprovement/Gardening/Cooking
Political/News

29

Sports

10

20

30

USAToday

ColumbusAlive

OtherPaper

Lantern

8
21

NewYorkTimes

46

Beauty/Fashion/Gossip/TV

31

Other

12
15

Science/Educational

131

ColumbusDispatch
40

50

60

20

40

Percent

80%(349)ofrespondents
reportedgoingtothe
library,with45%ofthese
respondents(156)visiting
everydaytoonceaweek.

52
15%

104
30%

Lessthanseveraltimesa
month
Severaltimesamonth

104
30%

Onceaweek

Whatlibrarydoyoutypicallygoto?
26

Other
WhetstoneLibrary

LindenPublicLibrary

7
26

MainLibrary(Grant)

57

OSULibraries
Everyday

TheNorthsidelibrarywas,
byfar,themostutilized
library(65%).

80

Percent

Howoftendoyougotothelibrary?
LibraryUse

60

88
25%

225

NorthsideLibrary
0

20

40

60

80

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UseofComputersandMedia

ReadingtoChildren

Howoftendoyoureadtoyourchild(ren)?

92%(112)ofrespondentswithchildrenlivingin
theirhomereportedreadingtotheirchildren
undertheageof11.
Amajorityoftheserespondents(62%)reported
readingtotheirchildunder11everyday,withthe
remainderreadingtotheirchildrenonceaweek,
severaltimesamonth,orlessthanseveraltimesa
month.

5
4%

19
17%
Lessthanseveraltimesa
month

70
62%

19
17%

Severaltimesamonth
Onceaweek
Everyday

Thecharacteristicsofrespondentswhoreadto
theirchildreneverydayarethefollowing:

89%Women
77%AfricanAmerican
54%Single,29%Married
96%Renters

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Health

HealthcareAccess
Haveyouoranyoneinyourhousehold beenwithouthealthinsuranceinthepastyear?YES 42%NO 58%
Areyouoranyoneinyourhousehold coveredbyMEDICAIDorSCHIP?YES 47%NO 53%
PrevalenceofMedicalConditions

PrevalenceofMentalHealthConditions

Hasadoctortoldyouoranyoneinyourhousehold
thatyou/theyhave:

Hasadoctortoldyouoranyoneinyourhousehold
thatyou/theyhave:

Asthma

YES 31%NO 69%

Depression

YES 32%NO 68%

Diabetes

YES 11%NO 89%

AnxietyDisorder

YES 19%NO 81%

HighBloodPressure

YES 25%NO 75%

BipolarDisorder

YES 15%NO 85%

HeartDisease

YES 7%NO 93%

Schizophrenia

YES 6%NO 94%

Obesity

YES 8%NO 92%

*50%ofhouseholds(221)containanindividual(s)
thathasbeendiagnosedwithoneormoreofthese
conditions.

*38%ofhouseholds(167)containanindividual(s)
thathasbeendiagnosedwithoneormoreofthese
conditions.

Vision/HearingConditions
Hasadoctortoldyouoranyoneinyourhouseholdthatyou/theyhave:
VisionsProblemsYES 53%NO 47%
HearingProblemsYES 7%NO 93%

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Health

PrevalenceofResidentswithDisabilities
Hasadoctortoldyouoranyoneinyourhouseholdthatyou/theyhaveaphysicaldisabilityorlimitation?YES 25%NO 75%
Hasadoctortoldyouoranyoneinyourhousehold thatyou/theyhavealearningdisabilityorlimitationYES 14%NO 86%

TypesofPhysicalDisabilities/Limitations

TypesofLearningDisabilities

6
2
2
2
2
3
3
4
4
4
7
5
5
9
8
9
11

Other
UrinaryDisease
Thyroid
HIV/AIDS
Hernia
Cancer
Asthma
COPD/Lungs
Stroke
Diabetes
VisionImpairment
Seizures
Paralysis
DegenerativeDisease
NeurologicalImpairment
Psychological
Arthritis
HeartDisease
Orthopedic

Spelling

Operational

Speech

SpecificLearningDisability(SLD)

Reading

MRDD

Stroke

Psychological

Autism

3
4
5

BrainTrauma

Dyslexia

20

11

GeneralLearningDisability

30
Percent

21

ADD/ADHD

36
10

ChildhasIEP

17

DrugInduced("CrackBaby")

40

50

60

10

20

30

40

50

60

Percent

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Health

PrevalenceofChildhoodDisabilities
Parentswithchildrenlivingintheirhome(145)providedthefollowinginformationabouttheirchildren:

20%ofhouseholds haveachild(ren)withadevelopmentalorbehavioraldisability.
20%ofhouseholds haveachild(ren)receiving physical,occupational,orspeechtherapy.
At least3%ofhouseholdshaveachild(ren)withasignificantphysicaldisability.
13%ofhouseholds haveachild(ren)withsignificantlimitationsthatpreventhim/herfromfullparticipation
withpeers.

47%ofhouseholds haveachild(ren)takingprescriptionmedications.

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Health

WhereWeinlandParkResidentsAccessHealthcareServices
10%(42)respondentshadnotreceivedanymedicaltreatmentinthelastyear,andthereforecouldnotcommentonwhere
they"typicallyreceivetreatment."Ofthoseabletoanserthequestions,47%reportedtheytypicallyreceivedmedical
treatmentfromaprimarycarephysician,22%wenttotheEmergencyRoom,and15%visitedaspecialist.

LocationofMedicalTreatment

EmergencyRoomUse

60%ofhouseholdscontainedanindividual(s)whohadsought
treatmentintheemergencyroomoverthelastyear.Theaverage
numberofvisitswas5(themedianwas2,themodewas1).

Other
UrgentCare

25

FreeClinic

27

EmergencyRoomVisits

59
87

EmergencyRoom

60
50

20

40

Percent

60

Percent

186

PrimaryCarePhysician

40
30
20
10

77
61
33
15

23

15

7 3 1 3 2 4 1 8 1 1 3 1 1 1

0
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
15
20
25
28
30
40
50
100

Specialist

#Visits

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Health

SatisfactionLevels
Onascalefrom1to10,10beingthemostsatisfied,and1theleastsatisfied,howsatisfiedareyouwithanymedicaltreatment
youhavereceivedinthelastyear?
41respondentshadnotreceivedanymedicaltreatmentinthelastyear,andthereforecouldnotanswerthequestion.The
averagepointscoreforthe393respondentswhodidanswerthequestionwasan"8"(themedianwasa"9",andthemodewasa
"10")suggestingthat,overall,WeinlandParkresidentswithaccesstohealthcarehavebeensatisfiedwiththeirtreatment.

SatisfactionwithMedicalTreatment
191

10
38

59

8
28

7
6

24

22
10

4
3

4
12

1
0

10

20

30

40

50

60

Percent

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Health

CookingandEatingHabits
Basedonresponsestothefollowingquestions,accesstocookingfacilities/equipmentdoesnotappeartobeamajorissuefor
WeinlandParkrespondents:
Doyouhavepotsandpans?

YES 97%NO 3%

Doyouhaveaworkingstove/oven?

YES 98%NO 2%

Onaverage,WeinlandParkhouseholdseat5homecookeddinnersaweek(themedianwas6,themodewas7).
Agreatmajority(82%)ofrespondentsreportedeatingfruitsandvegetableseverydayoreveryotherday.
Incontrast,"fastfood"consumptionvaried,withthelargestnumberofrespondentsreportingtheyeat"fastfood"lessthan
onceaweek.

FruitandVegetableConsumption
13 10
3% 2%

16
4%

41
9%

Never
Lessthanonceaweek

260
60%

97
22%

Onceaweek

"FastFood"Consumption
50
11%

30
7%

55
13%
Never
Lessthanonceaweek

85
19%

142
32%

Twiceaweek
Everyotherday

Onceaweek
Twiceaweek
Everyotherday

Everyday

Everyday

76
17%

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Health

AlcoholUse
66%(290)ofrespondentsdrinkalcoholicbeverages.
Thoserespondentswhodrink(290),onaverage,drink2.5daysperweek.
Onatypicaldaywhenrespondents(288)drink,theydrink4alcoholicbeverages.
Onaverage,themaximumnumberifdrinksrespondents(286)havehadonanygivenoccasionduringthepastmonthwas7
(themodewas13ormore).

RecreationalDrugUse
Residentswereaskedtoratehowmuchofaproblemrecreationaldrugusewasonascalefrom1to10("10"beingamajor
problemsfromresidents,and"1"notaproblematall).
Theaverageratinggivenbyrespondents(390responded,46"didn'tknow,"and4refused)wasa"7"(themedianwasan"8,"
themodewasa"10"),suggestingthatrespondentsfeltrecreationaldrugusewasamoderatetomajorproblemforresidents
inWeinlandPark.
TobaccoUse
53%ofrespondentssmokedcigarettes,cigarsorchewedtobacco(7respondentsdidnotanswerthequestion).

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ChildrenandChildDevelopment

Children: SchoolsofAttendance
Respondentswithchildrenlivingintheir
homeswereaskedabouttheirchild(ren)'s
schoolofattendance.
school of attendance Intotal,theschool
In total the school
attendanceof194childrenwasdiscussed.
Therewere38children attending13
differentPreschools.
Therewere100childrenattending26
differentElementaryorK8/K12Schools.

Locationof Schools
Children attendedschoolsthroughoutthe
Columbusmetropolitanarea,withthelargest
concentrationintheWeinlandParkand
downtownareas.

Therewere33 childrenattending8
differentMiddleSchools.
Therewere23childrenattending13
differentHighSchools.

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ChildrenandChildDevelopment
Childcare

PreschoolsofAttendance

35% (47)ofrespondentsreportedusingchildcare.
StepbyStepPS

LittleBuckeyeLearningCenter

GingerbreadHouseDaycare

GenesseeAvenuePS

G.TyreeLearningCenter

EarlyChildhoodLearningCenter

Topchildcareproviders includedadaycare
center(30%),afamilymember(30%),Head
center (30%) a family member (30%) Head
Start(19%),orapreschool(9%).
47%(22)reportedtheyreceivedachildcare
subsidy.

HeavenlyKids

FocusLearningAcademy

Mother'sHelperPS

BrightsideAcademy

3
4

HeadStart

SchoenbaumPS

12

GodmanGuildPS
0

TotalNumberofChildren= 38

10

20

30

40

50

60

Percent

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ChildrenandChildDevelopment

ElementaryandK8/K12SchoolsofAttendance
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
2
3
3
3
3
4
5
5
6
6
7

NobleES
WestCentralSchool(K12)
SuccessWorksAcademy(K12)
Success
Works Academy (K12)
SouthMifflinES
IndianSpringsElS
HamiltonES
FairwoodES
DuxberryParkES
CranbrookES
ColumbusPrepAcademy(K8)
ColumbusHumanities,Arts,andTechnologyAcademy(K8)
ColerainES
BroadleighES
ArlingtonParkES
A
li
P k ES
ComoES
WestMoundES
FCIAcademy(K12)
DouglasES
Douglas
ES
ClintonES
WindsorES
OhioAvenueES
GlacierRidgeES
W.C.Cupe(K8)
HubbardES
FifthAvenueES
WeinlandParkES

39
0

TotalNumberofChildren= 100

10

20

30

40

50

60

Percent

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ChildrenandChildDevelopment

MiddleSchoolsofAttendance

DominionMS

Columbus
Collegiate Academy
ColumbusCollegiateAcademy

ClearbrookMS

HighSchoolsofAttendance

RidgeviewMS

MifflinMS

Monroe
MS
MonroeMS

AimsMS

19

IndianolaMS

RosemontHS

NorthlandHS

LindenMcKinley

IndependenceHS

DHFranklinCounty

CentennialHS

BrookhavenHS

MifflinHS

FortHayesHS

EastHS

AfrocentricHS

2
3

WhetstoneHS

MetroHS
0

10

20

30

40

50

60

20

Percent

TotalNumberofChildren= 33

TotalNumberofChildren= 23

40

60

Percent

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ChildrenandChildDevelopment

"Choosing"aSchool

Whatarethemostimportantthingsyouconsiderwhendeciding
whereyousendyourchild(ren)toschool?

Whendecidingwheretosendtheirchildren to
school,parentrespondentsnotedthatthe
mostimportantfactorstheyconsiderarethe
qualityofteachers/teaching(24%),safety
lit f t h /t hi (24%) f t
(13%),thetypesofcurriculum/varietyof
classes(13%),location(11%),andservices
offered(e.g.,specialneedsprogramming,
daycare,artsprogramming,college
preparatoryprogramming)(7%).
preparatory programming) (7%).

Other
Idon't"choose"

Diversity

Affordability

Discipline

MagnetSchool

Students

Sizeofclass

SSchedule(e.g.,whetheritisyearround)
h d l (
h th it i
d)

Hours

ParentalInvolvement

Extracurricularactivities

Support

Ratings

9
10

Environment

15

Servicesoffered

25

Location
Typeofcurriculum/varietyofclasses

30

Safety

30
54

Qualityofteachers/teaching
0

20

40

60

Percent

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ChildrenandChildDevelopment

Satisfaction withSchools

Onascalefrom1to10,10beingthemostsatisfied,and1the
l
i fi d h
i fi d
ih h
h l h
leastsatisfied,howsatisfiedareyouwiththeschoolsthat
yourchildareattending?

Parentswereoverwhelminglysatisfiedwiththe
schoolstheirchildrenwereattending:
60

10
8

MedianScore:10
12

MeanScore:8

ModeScore:10

7
1

5
1

3
2

1
0

10

20

30

40

50

60

Percent

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ChildrenandChildDevelopment

InteractionwithSchools

Howoftendoyouparticipateinschoolevents/programs?
7
7%
26
27%

28
30%

34
36%

Parentsvariedintheirtimespent involvedin
schoolactivities,withonlyafewreportingthey
neverparticipated.
never participated.
Never

Amajorityofinteractionswithschoolswere
meetings/phonecalls/emailswithteachersand
principals(35%)orattendanceatschoolevents
(27%).

Afewtimesperyear
Onceamonth
Atleastonceaweek

Describeyourinteractionswithyourchild(rens)'sschool's.
10

N/A Iamnotinvolved

Other
3

Behavioralinterventions

Involvementwithextracurricularactivities

10

Volunteer

19

InvolvementwiththeParentTeacherAssociation(PTA)

27

Dailycheckingonchild'sprogressthroughhomeworkfolder

59

Attendanceatschoolevents

78

Meetings/phonecalls/emailswithteachersorprincipal
0

10

20

30

40

50

60

Percent

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ChildrenandChildDevelopment

Parentswhoreportednotbeingveryinvolved
orwantingtobemoreinvolvedreportedthat a
lackoftime(30%)orsimplynotwantingtobe
moreinvolved(26%)asthemajorreasons.

If you would like to be involved what keeps you from


Ifyouwouldliketobeinvolved,whatkeepsyoufrom
beingmoreinvolvedwithyourchild(ren)'sschool?

Other
Timing

Stress

Lackofcommunication

Theydon'tspeakmylanguage

Childcare

5
8

Health

19

Transportationbarriers

29

N/A "Idon'twanttobeinvolved"

34

Lackoftime
0

10

20

30

40

50

60

Percent

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Extracurricular Activities
47% ofrespondents'
childrenwereinvolvedin
extracurricularactivities.
extracurricular activities.
Thetopreasons
respondentsreportedtheir
childrenwere'ntinvolved
inextracurricularactivities
includedtheirchildren
beingtooyoung,lackof
time,financialbarriers,or
transportationbarriers.

ChildrenandChildDevelopment

Whatkeepsyourchild(ren)fromparticipatinginextracurricularactivities?
2

Other
Health

ParentalPriorities

LackofOrganizedActivities

Safety

BehaviorProblems

TimeofDay(e.g.,conflictwithparent'swork)

Uninformed

Child(ren)is/areuninterested

5
8

TransportationBarriers

10

FinancialBarriers

10

LackofTime

31

TooYoung
0

20

40

60

Percent

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ChildrenandChildDevelopment

Thetopwayschildrenspent
theirfreetimewere
playingoutsidethehouse
(yard,neighborhood)(21%),
playinginthehouse(16%),
watchingTV(11%),visiting
watching TV (11%) visiting
withfamilymembers(10%),
andgaming(gaming
system,computer)(9%).

Howdoyourchildrenspendtheirfreetime?

Other
ListeningtoMusic

COSI/Conservatory

Movies/OuttoEat

Working

Church/Mosque/Synnagogue

Sports

Cooking/Gardening(notasachore)

WithMentor

Club

Academicactivties/Educationalgames

Chores

Biking

Reading

C
t
Computer

11

Library

12

Homework

14

Park/RecreationCenter

16
25

Gaming
Visitingfamilymembers

30

TV

31
45

Playinginthehouse

51

Playingoutsideofthehome
0

10

20

30

40

50

60

Percent

60

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NeighborhoodFeedback

NeighborhoodSatisfaction
Respondentswereasked,onascale
from1to10(10beingthemost
satisfied,and1theleastsatisfied),
howsatisfiedtheywerewithWeinland
Parkasaplacetolive.

Howsatisfiedareyouwiththisneighborhoodasaplace
tolive?
51
22

76
67

7
51

Themeanscorewasa6(themedian
wasa6,andthemodewasan8),
indicating,overall,aslightsatisfaction
indicating overall a slight satisfaction
withWeinlandParkasaplacetolive.

65

5
25
24
17

38

1
0

10

20

30

40

50

60

Percent

NeighborhoodFeedback
Thisneighborhoodhasapleasantappearance.

TRUE:34%

FALSE:66%

Cartrafficmovessafelythroughthisneighborhood.

TRUE:54%

FALSE:46%

Ifeelsafebikingandwalkinginthisneighborhood.

TRUE:72%

FALSE:28%

Stores and businesses in the area meet my needs


Storesandbusinessesintheareameetmyneeds.

TRUE: 73%
TRUE:73%

FALSE: 27%
FALSE:27%

Parksandrecreationalareasarenearby.

TRUE:83%

FALSE:17%

Thisneighborhoodhashousingforpeopleofdifferentincomesandfamilysizes.

TRUE:90%

FALSE:10%

COTAbusesareeasilyaccessible.

TRUE:96%

FALSE:4%

*Thesequestionshighlightedresidentconcernsaroundthe"appearance"ofWeinlandParkandmobilityissuesinWeinlandPark.

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NeighborhoodFeedback

NeighborhoodChange

Overthepasttwoyearshavelivingconditionsgotten
better,worse,orhavetheynotchangedmuch?

RespondentswhohadlivedinWeinlandPark
fortwoyearsormorewereaskedwhether
conditionshavegottenbetter,worse,or
haven'tchangedmuch.
haven't changed much

29
11%

Amajority(55%)feltthatconditionsin
WeinlandParkhadimproved.

87
34%

140
55%

Worse
Notchangedmuch
Better

Resident Voice
ResidentVoice
Agreatmajorityofrespondentsfelttherevoice
didn'tmatter(40%)ormatteredlittle(29%)in
decisionsaffectingWeinlandPark.
decisions affecting Weinland Park

51
12%

Howmuchdoesyourvoicematterindecisions
affectingthisneighborhood?

81
19%

167
40%

Notatall
Alittle

122
29%

Afairamount
A
Agreatdeal
td l

Community Involvement
CommunityInvolvement
Whileagreatmajority ofrespondentsreportednotbeinginvolvedincommunityorganizingaroundnewdevelopmentsorneighborhood
issues(75%),amajority(79%)notedtheywouldbeinterestediftheopportunityarose.

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Respondentswereasked
whatthe"best"things
wereaboutWeinland
Park.Themostcommon
responseswereit's
proximity(e.g.,to
downtown,high
street/shopping,OSU,
policestation,schools)
(30%),thepeoplethat
liveinthe
live in the
neighborhood(friendly
neighbors,"peopleI
know,"collegestudents)
(16%),accessto
transportation(walkable
neighborhood,COTA,
highwayaccess)(9%),
andgovernment
services(elementary
school,thepark,Section
8,policeofficers,
police/firestations)
(7%).

NeighborhoodFeedback

Whatarethebestthingsaboutthisneighborhood?
8

Other
Parking

Leaving

FeelsLikeHome

SpecificAreaNamed

Interesting

Community

Appearance

Safety

10

LessCrime

10

Family
Friendly
FamilyFriendly

12

Housing

14

Diversity

17

Quiet

18

Improvements

25

Parks

27

SocialServices

29
34

Affordable

45

Government
Services
GovernmentServices

59

Transportation

104

People

196

Proximity
0

10

15

20

25

30

35

40

45

50

55

60

Percent

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Respondentswereasked
whatthe"worst"things
wereaboutWeinland
Park.Themostcommon
responseswerealcohol
anddruguse/dealing
and drug use/dealing
(14%),thecrime(10%),
thepeople(e.g.,
teenagers,negligent
parents,noisy
neighbors,"bad
people")(9%),litter
(8%),guns/shootings
(7%),and
altercations/violence
(6%).

NeighborhoodFeedback

Whataretheworstthingsaboutthisneighborhood?
TopResponses
5
10
4
5
6
8
8
8
9
10
11
11
12
12
12
14
14
15
17
17
18
19
23
28
29

Nothing
Unemployment
LackofCommunity
LackofProgramming/Services
NotFamilyFriendly
Poverty
Police
LLoitering
i i
Night/PoorLighting
SpecificArea(e.g.,4thand8th)
Traffic
Noise
Gangs

46
51
61
67
73

GunsandShootings
People

106

AlcoholandDrugs

10

20

30

40

50

60

Percent

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NeighborhoodFeedback

Ifyouwereincharge,whatimprovementswouldyouliketomakeinthisneighborhood?
TopResponses
10
10
10
10
10
12
12
13
17
19
20
20
23
27
33
34
38
56

Improved/morespecializedprogramming
Increasedrespectamongresidents
I
d
id
Increasedaccesstoparking
Moreandimprovedchildcare
Helphomelesspeople
Improvedlandscaping
Increasedaccesstohealthyfoods
"Tearitalldownandstartover"
Moreaffordablehousing
Stoploitering
Moreunityamongneighbors
Betteraccesstoavarietyofstores/resaurants
Push"hoodlums"out
Moreemploymentopportunities
Increased/improvedparks,recreationfacilities,greenspace
"Betterneighbors"
Betterroads/streets/sidewalks
Renovatehousing
Ridneighborhoodofdrugs
Morecreativeactivities/outletsforchildren
Demolition/renovationofvacantproperties
Improvedpolice/cityservices
Greatersafety
Cleanerneighborhood

60
60
82
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NeighborhoodFeedback

NeighborhoodFeedback:RespondentComments
CleanerNeighborhood
Improve/increasetrashpickup.
Improve/increaserecyclingservices.
Getridofbigdumpsters.
Cleanthealleys.
Cleanuparounddumpsters.
Getridofrodents.
Enforcemandatorycleanups.
Enforcelitterlaws."Peopleshouldgetaticketforlittering."
"Childrenshouldparticipateintrashcleanup"
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"Inmatesshouldparticipateintrashcleanup"
GreaterSafety
Needwalkingsecuritypatrols.
Needblockwatch/neighborhoodwatch/communitypolicing.
Need
block watch/neighborhood watch/community policing
Needsurveillancein/aroundvacantbuildings.
Staffthepark24/7tohelpwatchthekids.
Needsecuritycamerasforapartmentcomplexes/buildings
Enforcecurfews/truancy.
Needmoreemergencylights(bluelightcallstations).
Enforceharsherpunishmentsforcrimes.
Handledomesticdisputes.
Getridofgangs.
Getmorepeopletoreportcrime.
Addressissuesat4thand8th.
Makeneighborhoodsaferforvehicles.
"Makeitsopeoplearen'tscaredwhentheycometotheShort
North."
"Makeitanemotionallystableplacetolive."
"Screennewtenantstoinsuretheyaren'ttroublemakers."
"Screen new tenants to insure they aren't trouble makers "
"Tellpeopletostraightenup,moveifyoudontstop."

ImprovedPolice/CityServices
Needabetter/increasedpolicepresence.
Needpolicingcenterattheelementaryschool.
"Makethepolicedosomethingaboutpeoplegettingjumped."
"Copsaretrippin'."
"Weneedfriendlierpolice."
MoreCreativeActivities/OutletsforChildren
Increasedactivitiesforsinglemothersandtheirchildren.
Increasedprogrammingforteens.
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f
Increasedactivitiesforkidsinthesummertime.
"Weneedapositivepeergroupsforkidsthatallowsthemto
buildconfidenceandrelationships."
"Weneedmoredirectionforyoungadults,andmore
supervisionforchildren."
supervision
for children "
"Weneedmoreactivitiestokeepyoungmenoutoftrouble."
"Createdaycampsforthekidsatrisk."
"Exposechildrentootherthingsoutsideoftheneighborhood."
"Weneedopportunitiesfor1419yearoldmales."
"Weneedmorewaysforadultstokeepteensinschool."
RenovateHousing
"Stopdevelopmentandreinvestmoneyintocommunity
programsandfixexistinghousingup."
"Redohousingon11thAvenueandletpeople(CPOresidents)
comebackhome."
"Putingreenbuildings."
"Knockdownbuildingsandmakeniceapartments."
"Iwouldredoeveryhouseandapartment."
"Youcanfixitupwithoutgentrification."
" You can fix it up without gentrification "

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NeighborhoodFeedback

NeighborhoodFeedback:RespondentComments
Improved Roads/Mobility
Needspeedbumps.
*7thAvenueand6thStreet
*5thStreet
Speedlimitneedstobeloweron11th.
Paveroadsandalleys.
Peopleneedtodriveslower.
Increase "walkablility" intheneighborhood.
Needmorespeedlimitsigns.
*5thStreet
*5th
St t
MakeEuclidonewaytowardsHigh.
"Fixcongestion."
"Makecrosswalksmorevisible."
"Weneedbikelaws."
ImprovedRecreationFacilities
"Weneedacommunitypool."
"Theyshouldfixtherecreationcenter."
"Weneedayouth center."
"Theyshouldturnthepolicesubstationintoapoolhall."
MoreEmploymentOpportunities
Needjobsforfelons.
Betterjobsfortheyouth.
"Hireneighborhoodpeopletoworkonhouses."
"Hi
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"Getyoungguystobuildhouses."
"Helpsingleparentsfindjobs."

Pushout"Hoodlums"
"Makepeoplethatcauseproblemsmoveoutofthe
neighborhood."
"Lessvagranttypeofpeople."
"Kickoutguyswithpantshangingofftheirbottom."
"Makepeoplethathavenothingtodomoveoutofhere."
"Gethomelesspeopleoff thestreet."
"GetridofthedirtbikerswhousetheColumbusCoated
Fabricssite."
"Getridofpeoplewhojusthangandsnooparound."
"G t id f
l h j th
d
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"Getridofdrunksandpanhandlers."
BetterAccess toaVarietyofStores/Restaurants
"Iwanttobeabletospendmymoneyintheneighborhood"
"We need aaTargetorWalMart."
"Weneed
Target or WalMart."
"AbetterKroger."
"IwouldlikeaBurgerKingintheneighborhood."
"AddaMcDonald's."
StopLoitering
"Stopyoungkidsfromhangingout."
"Movepeoplestandingon4th/8th.Everytimesomething
happensit'satthatcorner."
"Movekidsoff4thand8th."
"Keepboysoffcorners."
"K
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"
"GetridofdopeboysandpeoplesittingontheirassinCPO."
ImprovedLandscaping
Increasenumberoftrees.
Mandatory mowing
Mandatorymowing.
Cutdownsometrees.

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NeighborhoodFeedback

NeighborhoodFeedback:RespondentComments
HelpHomeless People
"Weneedtohelpthehomeless."
"Weneedashelterformen.Menwithacriminalbackground
can'tgetanapartment."
"Weneedahomelessshelter."
"Weneedtoaddahomelessshelternearby."
"Weneedamissionclosetothisneighborhood.Placestoeat.
Noplacetosleeporrest.Needaplacetokickoffshoesand
justrestforafewhours."
"Turnabandonedbuildingsintohousingforthehomeless."
"Turn abandoned buildings into housing for the homeless "
IncreasedAccesstoParking
"Carsshouldhavetohavestickerstoparkortheygettowed."
"IncreasedParkingatBristolBar."
Move"NoParking"signsfurtheraway.
Moreresidentparkingonthestreet.
More"order"toparking.
"Getridofstreetsweeping."
Saferaccesstoparking.
IncreasedRespectamong Residents
"Sendalettertomanagementtohavepeoplebeawareof
respectingothers."

Improved/MoreSpecialized Programming
"Findoutwhatsingleparentsandyoungblackmalesneedin
thehood."
"Needtoreformtheprogramstobettermanagethearea."
"Needresourcesforpeopletospruceuptheirhomes."
"Givepeopleloanstobuyhomes,andteachpeopletobuy
homesandcareforthem."
"Homeownerimprovementwithtaxcredits."
"Helpelderlypeopleshop."
"Weneedprogramsforpeoplewhoownhomes."
"
We need programs for people who own homes "
Needprogramstohelpresidentsout,e.g.,whentheyare
movingin.
MoreservicesforLatinos.
Betterlighting
"Givelighttothealleys."
"Getthreewayswitchesonlight bulbs."
"IncreaselightingoffofHigh."
DecreaseNoisePollution."
"Movethetrain.Quiettraffic"
"Movethefirestation.Ihatetheloudnoises.Mostannoying
thing.WhenIfirstmovedinIcouldn'tsleep."
"Enforcenoiseandmusiclevels."
"Weneedstrict
noiseregulation."
"We
need strict noise
regulation "
ImproveParenting
"Makepeoplemoreresponsibleforkids."
"Have parentsdisciplinekids."
"Getonparentsaboutthekids."
"Educatepeopleonhowtotakecareoftheirfamilies,and
raisekids."
"Makefatherstakingmoreresponsibilityfortheirkids."

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NeighborhoodFeedback

NeighborhoodFeedback:RespondentComments
Getridofsexoffenders
"Pedophilesshouldn'tbesoclosetoschool,oratleastnotbe
allowedtolivenearschoolbusstops."
allowed to live near school bus stops."
"Getridofrapists,wegotthemrightdownthestreet."
"Getpedophilesoutofneighborhood.Pedophilesliveinthe
junglebuilding."
MoreOpportunitiesforResidentstoSocializeandDevelopa
SenseofCommunity
"Helpneighborsbemoreactiveandinvolved."
"We needmoreopportunityforpeopleinthisneighborhood
tointeract."
"Weneedmorecommunityactivity."
"Weneedmoreblock
parties.""
"We
need more block parties
"Weneedmorecommunityevents."
"Hostcommunitymeetings."
"Meetyourneighborevents."
"Communityeventeverymonthtogetpeopleout."
Increased/better community gardens.
Increased/bettercommunitygardens.
"Changetheattitudeoftheneighborhood."
"Changethecultureandstateofmindouthere."
"Givetheneighborhoodanidentity."

Getridofslumlords
"Makelandlordsmorevigilant"
"We need better management."
"Weneedbettermanagement."
Other
"GetridofmountainsofdirtatWagsDevelopment."
"MoveD&Joutoftheneighborhood.Ithasalottodowith
problemshere."
"Iwouldbuildmyselfanewcommunityfromthegroundup."
"Iwouldbuildbetterhomeswithhigherpricessohoodlums
can'tbuythem."
"Breakup4thand8thandspreadthemaround."
"I wouldknockdownbuildingat4th&8th.Allfourcorners
needtobeleveled.Iwouldshutdowneveryconvenience
need to be leveled I would shut down every convenience
storeinneighborhood.Theyaredensofevil,harbingersof
crime.Iwoulddoasweepofknowndrugdealers.And, I
wouldwirecamerastotheFBIsotheycanseeanytimethey
want."

ImprovedUtilityCompanies/Services
"UseAT&TsubstationtogiveWeinlandParkresidentswireless
internet."
"Getadifferentpowercompanyintheneighborhood."
"Burytelephone/cablelines."
"Removepowerlines."

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NeedsAssessment

#Individualsor
Households
Needing
Assistance

BasicNeedsAssistance
Transportation
AffordableHousing
Clothing
LegalServices
SafeHousing
Food
LanguageInterpretationServices
ServicesforChildren
MentoringProgram(BigBrother/BigSister)
Tutoring/HelpwithHomework
ProgramsforGiftedandTalentedStudents
Childcare
Beforeor/andAfterSchoolCare
JobTrainingforTeenageChildren
g
g
Preschool/PreK
SpecialCareforChildrenwithSpecialNeeds
AdultSupport
EmploymentthatPaysaLivingWage
EntrepreneurDevelopmentOpportunities
p
p
pp
ComputerorInternetAccess
JobTraining
AccesstoCollege
GED(HighSchoolDiploma)
HelpLearningHowtoRead
p
g
ParentingEducation
ESL(EnglishasaSecondLanguage)

165
163
116
115
112
106
21
72
59
57
42
42
40
31
21
228
205
164
151
150
93
56
43
26

#Individualsor
Households
Needing
Assistance

HealthCare
AdultDentalCare
AdultHealthInsurance
AdultEye/VisionCare
AdultPersonalPhysician
NutritionandExerciseEducation
HelpGettingReimbursedforHealthCare
InformationonDiseases
AdultHearingorSpeechServices
Immunization
HomeHealthCare
CareforChildrenwithSpecialNeeds
PrenatalandNewbornCare
ChildDentalCare
ChildHearingorSpeechServices
g
p
ChildEye/VisionCare
ChildHealthInsurance
ChildPersonalPhysician
SocialServices
Counselingg
FamilyPlanning
ServicesforSeniorCitizens
AlcoholandDrugAbuseTreatment

189
171
166
133
119
108
94
70
54
38
23
19
12
10
8
7
7
102
49
38
35

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SupportNetworks
Intermsofgettingneedsmet(theneedsjustreviewed),pleaseratethefollowingpossiblesupport
networksonascaleof1to10.Aratingof10wouldindicatethattheyareagreatsourceofsupport,while
a1wouldindicatethattheydonotprovidesupportatall.
Family
MeanScore:8
MedianScore:10
ModeScore:10

Respondentsreportedreceivingthegreatestsupportfromfamily
andfriends,andlittle supportfromChurch,CommunityAgencies,
GovernmentAgencies,andSchools.

Friends
MeanScore:7
MedianScore:7
ModeScore:10
Church
MeanScore:5
MedianScore:5
ModeScore:1
Communityagencies
MeanScore:5
MedianScore:3
ModeScore:1
Governmentagencies
MeanScore:5
MedianScore:5
ModeScore:1
School
MeanScore:5
MedianScore:5
ModeScore:1

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