QUALITY OF LIFE PROGRESS REPORT

FOR JACKSONVILLE AND NORTHEAST FLORIDA

REFERENCE DOCUMENT
TWENTY-FIFTH ANNUAL EDITION, 2009
JACKSONVILLE COMMUNITY COUNCIL INC.

For over a decade primary support for the Quality of Life Progress Report has been provided by City of Jacksonville and the United Way of Northeast Florida with the generous support of the Northeast Florida community.

John Peyton, Mayor City of Jacksonville

“Setting community priorities in challenging times requires the best possible information. For 25 years the JCCI Quality of Life Progress Report has provided vital data about where we are, where we’ve been and where we need to be. This Silver Anniversary Edition continues to guide us collectively as a community but also calls out to us individually. What can each of us do to make this an even better place to live, work and raise a family?”

Connie Hodges, President United Way of Northeast Florida

“The Quality of Life Progress Report began in 1985 through the tireless efforts of nearly 100 community leaders from diverse backgrounds, occupations and interests. For 25 years it has guided funders and providers to direct resources toward the most challenging community concerns and shaped our strategies to address those issues. United Way of Northeast Florida joins JCCI and the City of Jacksonville in celebrating this milestone edition of the Nation’s longest running community quality of life indicators program.”

The Community Foundation is committed to building a better community through philanthropy. We believe that philanthropy must be based on values and recognize that reliable research makes good decisions possible. The Community Foundation congratulates JCCI for the exceptional and innovative work it does in identifying emerging trends and presenting a clear picture of our community’s progress in this, the 25th anniversary edition of its Quality of Life Progress Report. We are proud to serve as Title Sponsor and to be a partner in this important work along with United Way of Northeast Florida, the City of Jacksonville, and the special Champions listed below.

C. Daniel Rice, Chairman The Community Foundation in Jacksonville

TABLE OF CONTENTS
Introduction to Indicators Executive Summary About the Region Quality of Life Indicator Set Achieving Educational Excellence Growing a Vibrant Economy Preserving the Natural Environment Promoting Social Wellbeing and Harmony Enjoying Arts, Culture and Recreation Sustaining a Healthy Community Maintaining a Responsive Government Moving Around Efficiently Keeping the Community Safe Indicator Index About JCCI Champions (recognized for their endorsement and support) Community First Credit Union of Florida The Lazzara Family Foundation Elkins Constructors, Inc. Florida Coastal School of Law Haskell St. Vincent’s HealthCare The Main Street America Group North Florida TPO CSX Corporation 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 16 2 3 4

JCCI dedicates its 35th anniversary year to Frederick H. Schultz and his vision for the future of Jacksonville

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C H A N G E S F O R T H E 2 5 T H E D I T I O N

The twenty-fifth annual edition of the Quality of Life Progress Report is a cause for celebration and reflection. When JCCI first gathered volunteers together to talk about community indicators, the hope was to create a “yardstick for community improvement” that would provide “community decision makers and leaders with the capacity of further improving what is already a highly attractive quality of life.” No one had done this before. Little did that group know that thousands of communities across the globe would look to this report as a model for sustainable community change, and that the debate on how progress is measured globally would be shaped by this report. For 25 years this report has been used by decision makers in government, private business, nonprofit organizations, and community groups in two primary ways: for planning (determining priorities for action, identifying areas to invest resources, developing programs and policies to address needs) and for evaluation (assessing results of those decisions and actions.) JCCI is proud to be a part of so many of these efforts, and applauds all those who work so tirelessly to build a better community. The 25th edition introduces exciting changes to the report, expanding the usability of the indicator set. First, this Summary Document seeks to sharpen the message of the indicators. The Review Committee carefully prioritized the indicators, selecting up to two Key Indicators for each section and up to four Supporting Indicators that serve to focus attention on how the community is doing in relation to its vision. Second, the Reference Document provides greater detail for each of the indicators, and includes additional indicators in each section as well. This document can be found in PDF version online or on the CD in the back of this report. Third (and perhaps most exciting) the online Community Snapshot provides an interactive, webbased version of the indicators. Be sure to test drive Community Snapshot at www.jcci.org. More improvements are coming, as 2010 will usher in Phase II of Community Snapshot and more of the improvements suggested by this year’s review committee can be implemented. Check back often, as the website will be updating the indicators as quickly as they become available. Please send your feedback, comments and suggestions to JCCI. Much of the data in this report is obtained from the records and documents of various public and private organizations. An annual opinion survey provides the remaining data. This random telephone survey was conducted for the project each September from 1985 through 1992 by AT&T American Transtech. Beginning in 1993, the survey was conducted by American Public Dialogue. Each organization generously has donated the survey each year as a service to the community. Additional detail and documentation of the methodology used for the project's processes and data collection are found in the accompanying Reference Document on the enclosed CD (see inside back cover) and on the JCCI website. For further information about the Quality of Life Progress Report or specific indicators, mail to JCCI, 2434 Atlantic Boulevard, Suite 100, Jacksonville, Florida 32207-3564, call (904) 396-3052, e-mail ben@jcci.org, or visit www.jcci.org.
The 2009 Quality of Life Progress Report Review Committee was chaired by Kelly Madden, incoming chair of the Jacksonville Regional Chamber of Commerce. Committee members included: Denise Bunnewith Barbara Drake Micheal Edwards Dawn Emerick Wanda Forrest Joni Foster Mark Friedlander Ebenezer Gujjarlapudi Bryan Hensley Linda Lanier Marci Larson Stephen Lee Joshua Lief Susan Main Jan Morse Alan Mosley Chris Orta Melanie Patz Roslyn Phillips Pritesh Shah Doug Shaver Kerri Stewart Tara Wildes

Kelly Madden

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The Quality of Life Progress Report measures Jacksonville against itself and against a shared vision for a better future. This 25th anniversary year offers an opportunity to reflect on the lessons learned over the past quarter-century, identify where the community has been successful in creating lasting change, and highlight those areas that need particular attention now and in the coming years. One clear lesson learned is that focused attention to problems generally brings results. Where the community has invested time and resources, the evidence shows progress – see most recently the trend lines on school readiness, foster care reform, and public libraries. Another lesson? There’s always more that needs to be accomplished. These lessons can be seen in each of the following sections: Achieving Educational Excellence: The review committee assigned a Red Flag priority to this section, especially concerned with student absenteeism and high school reading scores – but many of the trend lines are showing sustained progress. The high school graduation rate is now at its highest since the state started tracking students individually, and data show positive impacts from kindergarten readiness efforts. Higher education has also shown steady progress in degrees awarded. Reaching the vision of education excellence remains a top priority concern. Growing a Vibrant Economy: 2008 provided little good news to report in a struggling economic year leading up to the more serious economic news of 2009. Of particular concern is the percentage of families who are cost-burdened in housing – paying more than 30 percent of their monthly income for a place to live. Preserving the Natural Environment: In many ways, Jacksonville residents are doing better at recognizing the importance of the natural environment and choosing sustainable behaviors. Air quality is improving, personal water use is down, and tributary streams are cleaner. However, a great deal more effort is required, especially with new air quality standards likely and some individual actions (such as household recycling) showing a steady decline. Promoting Social Wellbeing and Harmony: The second Red Flag priority identified by the review committee was the issue of racial disparities in Jacksonville. JCCI publishes a companion document, the Race Relations Progress Report, which provides greater detail on these challenges. Also of considerable concern is the rate of births to single mothers (nearly half of all births), the rise in homelessness, and the decline in philanthropic giving. Enjoying Arts, Culture, and Recreation: Library circulation per person continues to rise, and more people attended musical performances – but overall attendance at sporting events and museums fell, the number of public performances declined, and public and private support for the arts per capita was down 12 percent from 2007. Sustaining a Healthy Community: Seventeen percent of Duval County residents (and 21 percent of adults under 65) lack health insurance, and health indicators are trending negative. Of highest concern is the STD rate – the highest it has been since the 1980s. Maintaining Responsive Government: The good news is that more people are keeping up with local government news and more people are satisfied with local government services. But local civic engagement, as measured by local election turnout, neighborhood organizations, and citizens feeling that they can influence local government decisions, is declining. Moving Around Efficiently and Safely: Two-thirds of Duval County residents can get to work in 25 minutes or less, bus ridership is increasing, and motor vehicle accidents are down – good news for local transportation. Keeping the Community Safe: More people are feeling safe, violent crimes are down, the murder rate is lower. Fewer report being victims of crime. Child abuse is down. Fewer kids are in trouble. As in much of this report, real progress is being made, and yet Jacksonville will need to continue to focus, invest, and work together to reach the shared vision of a higher quality of life for all.

E X E C U T I V E S U M M A R Y

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R E G I O N A L D E M O G R A P H I C S

The indicators presented in this report all occur and change within the context of the physical and demographic characteristics of the five counties of Northeast Florida: Baker, Clay, Duval, Nassau, and St. Johns, even the indicators that are specific to Jacksonville/Duval County alone.

Geography: Northeast Florida covers 3,221 square miles in land area. Besides the oceanfront, the major geographic feature of the area is the St. Johns River and its tributaries, which meander through the region. The waterways provide a rich ecological treasure, an important economic engine, and opportunities for recreation, transportation, and military uses. Climate: Northeast Florida’s temperatures range each day in the
summer from the 70s (Fahrenheit) to 90s. In the winter, temperature ranges vary from the 60s to 80s on some days to the 20s to 40s on a few days. Average annual precipitation is about 53 inches.

African American Baker Clay Duval Nassau St. Johns Total 13.1% 8.9% 29.6% 7.4% 5.8% 20.0%

Asian 0.4% 2.6% 3.3% 0.7% 1.9% 2.8%

Hispanic 2.1% 6.2% 5.7% 2.0% 3.9% 5.3%

Native American 0.3% 0.4% 0.3% 0.4% 0.2% 0.3%

White 83.2% 80.3% 59.6% 88.4% 87.3% 68.1%

Other 0.9% 1.6% 1.5% 1.0% 1.0% 1.4%

People: The total population of Northeast Florida was 1,369,124 in 2008. By county, population estimates were: Baker 25,890; Clay 185,168; Duval 904,971; Nassau 71,915; and St. Johns 181,180.
The racial and ethnic makeup of the region varies by county. The 2008 American Community Survey provided these estimates (on left) of Northeast Florida’s population.

In 2008-09, public-school enrollment in Northeast Florida was 203,564 students, with 5,066 students in Baker County, 35,996 in Clay County, 122,606 in Duval County, 10,980 in Nassau County, and 28,916 in St. Johns County. In Northeast Florida, 84 percent of students attended public school, 14 percent private school, and three percent were home schooled. Workforce: In December 2008, 584,812 people were working in Northeast Florida. Civilian employment in Northeast Florida's (Jacksonville Metropolitan Statistical Area’s) economy was distributed as follows:

In 2008, Northeast Florida had both a high youth population and a growing elderly population, according to Florida CHARTS:
Population under 18 Population 65 and older

Baker Clay Duval Nassau St. Johns Total

26.0% 26.1% 24.9% 22.4% 21.1% 24.4%

10.9% 11.6% 11.0% 15.6% 15.8% 12.0%

Professional/business services Retail trade Government Education and health services Finance, insurance, and real estate Leisure and hospitality services Manufacturing Construction Transportation, warehousing, and utilities Wholesale trade Information and telecommunications

2008 14% 13% 13% 13% 10% 11% 5% 7% 6% 4% 2%

2000 16% 12% 12% 11% 10% 9% 7% 6% 6% 5% 3%

1990 9% 14% 15% 10% 10% 9% 8% 6% 6% 5% 3%

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GRADUATION RATES IMPROVE, BUT MUCH MORE PROGRESS NEEDED
Our Vision for Achieving Educational Excellence:
Educational institutions in the region achieve excellence in the delivery of learning opportunities, and citizens achieve educational attainment sufficient to enjoy a high quality of life. Citizens young and old have access to a broad range of learning opportunities in pre-K to 12th grade, higher education, and life-long learning, based on their educational needs and desire to learn.

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C H I E V I N G

How are we doing?
High school graduation rates increased to their highest rate since the last time the calculation method changed, in 1998. The Florida calculation method includes GEDs, which are excluded in the new National Governors Association (NGA) rate, which seeks to standardize graduation rates nationally by 2010-11. Using the new method, graduation rates still increased. Good news also in school safety and in higher education degrees awarded.

GOOD

NEWS:

NEEDS

Reading test scores remain low, and absenteeism is increasing, especially in middle school. Measures of kindergarten readiness say greater progress is needed.

IMPROVEMENT:

Key education indicators:
Public High School Graduation Rate
DUVAL FL CALCULATION: 69.6%
100%

Kindergarten Readiness
DUVAL COUNTY: 85.5%
100% Ready Not Yet Ready

NGA:

64.5%

FL calculation
80% 60% 40%

NGA calculation
80% 60% 40%

20%

20%
0%

D U C A T I O N A L

E

0% 2006-07 2007-08 2008-09

Source: Florida Department of Education

Source: Florida Department of Education

Supporting indicators:
Previous Reading at Grade Level Third Grade Tenth Grade Students Absent 21 or More Days (Middle School) School Safety Incidents per 1,000 Students Higher Education Degrees Awarded 70% 33% 12.8% 67.3 7,667 Latest 68% 34% 15.1% 52.0 7,847 Change - 2% + 1% + 2.3% - 15.3 + 180

More details on these and other indicators can be found at www.jcci.org or on the CD on the back cover.

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Championed by Community First Credit Union of Florida “Education equalizes, elevates and liberates. If we aspire to an exceptional quality of life for all we must remain focused on providing excellent educational opportunities and promoting lifelong education.” ~ John Hirabayashi, President & CEO
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ACHIEVING EDUCATIONAL EXCELLENCE
Key Indicator
Indicator Description Public High School Graduation Rate The Florida calculation method is the percentage of students who have graduated within four years of entering ninth grade for the first time, as tracked by student ID numbers. In 2009, Florida began tracking (and reported the previous 5 years) high school graduation using the National Governors Association method, which seeks to standardize graduation rates nationally. This rate excludes GEDs. Graduating from high school marks the completion of a successful K-12 education and serves as a gateway to college or meaningful employment. Students who do not graduate face the prospect of unemployment or low-paying jobs. Florida Department of Education http://data.fldoe.org/fsir/default.cfm

Importance

Source Link

100% FL calculation 80% 60% 40% 20% 0% NGA calculation

Year 2004-05 2005-06 2006-07 2007-08 2008-09

Duval County: FL calculation 65.5% 60.5% 64.3% 65.9% 69.6%

Duval County: NGA calculation 62.3% 57.4% 59.8% 61.3% 64.5%

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ACHIEVING EDUCATIONAL EXCELLENCE
Key Indicator
Indicator Description Kindergarten Readiness The indicator measures the percentage of children screened for kindergarten using the Early Childhood Observation System™ (ECHOS. Children that are considered “Ready for Kindergarten” on ECHOS have scored at the “Demonstrating” or “Emerging/Progressing” levels. Readiness for kindergarten can make a student’s initial school experiences successful and may set the stage for success in school. Florida Department of Education http://www.fldoe.org/earlyLearning/account.asp

Importance Source Link

100% 80% 60% 40% 20% 0%

Ready

Not Yet Ready

2006-07

2007-08

2008-09

2009-10

ECHOS :Percent Demonstrating / Emerging-Progressing Year 2006-07 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 Baker 93.4% 92.6% 95.2% Clay 91.8% 91.4% 90.0% Duval 85.0% 84.3% 85.5% 87.7% Nassau 87.6% 90.3% 89.9% St. Johns 90.9% 90.4% 92.1% NE Florida 86.7% 87.5% 88.9% Florida 88.0% 87.9% 88.5%

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ACHIEVING EDUCATIONAL EXCELLENCE
Supporting Indicator
Indicator Description Importance 3rd Graders Reading at Grade Level The indicator measures the percentage of 3rd graders who achieve at the top three (out of five) levels on the FCAT in reading. Students need proficiency in reading to be successful in school. Up until third grade, a child learns to read; after third grade, a child reads to learn, so reading by third grade is critical to future success. Florida Department of Education http://fcat.fldoe.org/
100% 80% 60% 40% 20% 0% Duval NE Florida

Source Link

Year 2005-06 2006-07 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10

Baker 77% 78% 83% 83% 82%

Clay 85% 81% 83% 82% 82%

Duval 72% 66% 70% 68% 69%

Nassau 85% 81% 85% 81% 84%

St. Johns 86% 82% 86% 86% 85%

Northeast Florida 77% 72% 78% 76% 77%

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ACHIEVING EDUCATIONAL EXCELLENCE
Supporting Indicator
Indicator Description Importance 10th Graders Reading at Grade Level The indicator measures the percentage of 10th graders who achieve at the top three (out of five) levels on the FCAT in reading. Students need proficiency in reading to be successful in school. Passing this test is a requirement for high school graduation; in addition, good reading and communication skills are important for success in higher education, in the workforce, and in life. Florida Department of Education http://fcat.fldoe.org/
100% 75% 50% 25% 0%

Source Link

Duval County Northeast Florida

Year 2005-06 2006-07 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10

Baker 25% 31% 31% 27% 33%

Clay 33% 36% 41% 40% 40%

Duval 32% 31% 33% 34% 33%

Nassau 32% 34% 45% 40% 43%

St. Johns 47% 49% 54% 53% 55%

Northeast Florida 34% 35% 38% 38% 39%

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ACHIEVING EDUCATIONAL EXCELLENCE
Supporting Indicator
Indicator Description Importance Students Absent 21 or More Days from School The indicator measures the percentage of elementary/middle/high-school students who were absent for 21 or more days of school during the school year. An important prerequisite for success in school is regular attendance at school. High levels of truancy not only disrupt the student's educational progress but also put the child at higher risk for delinquent activities. Florida Department of Education http://www.fldoe.org/eias/eiaspubs/fsir.asp
25% 20% 15% 10% 5% 0%

Source Link

Elementary

Middle

High

Year 2003-04 2004-05 2005-06 2006-07 2007-08

Elementary 7.7% 8.6% 8.8% 8.1% 9.4%

Middle 17.2% 13.7% 15.5% 12.8% 15.1%

High 4.5% 9.6% 15.3% 12.0% 11.8%

 

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ACHIEVING EDUCATIONAL EXCELLENCE
Supporting Indicator
Indicator Description School Safety Incidents per 1,000 Students School Environment Safety Incident Reports (SESIR) are reported annually to the State and use a common definition of violations, including violent acts against persons; alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs; property crimes; harassment; nonviolent incidents (including sexual offenses, trespassing, and other major incidents), fighting, disruption on campus, and weapons possession. The number and prevalence of serious student conduct violations reflect a disruption in the quality of life and educational experience for all students within the public schools. Florida Department of Education http://www.fldoe.org/safeschools/sesir.asp
100 80 60 40 20 0

Importance

Source Link

SESIR Violations per 1,000 Students

Year 2004-05 2005-06 2006-07 2007-08 2008-09

SESIR Total Violations 8,129 7,520 8,080 8,382 6,401

SESIR Violations per 1,000 Students 64.8 60.1 65.3 67.3 52.0

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ACHIEVING EDUCATIONAL EXCELLENCE
Supporting Indicator
Indicator Description Higher Education Academic Degrees Awarded The indicator measures the total number of degrees and vocational-training certificates awarded annually by Edward Waters College, Florida State College at Jacksonville (was Florida Community College at Jacksonville/FCCJ), Jacksonville University, University of North Florida, and the Florida Coastal School of Law. Success in the 21st-century knowledge-based economy may hinge on comprehensively developing a community's intellectual capital, which includes expanding participation in higher education. The ability to provide higher education opportunities within a community may assist in retaining a talented workforce. Edward Waters College, Florida State College at Jacksonville, Jacksonville University, University of North Florida, and the Florida Coastal School of Law http://www.flbog.org/

Importance

Source Link

8,000

Graduate Bachelor

6,000

Associate

4,000

2,000

0

Year 2002-03 2003-04 2004-05 2005-06 2006-07 2007-08

Associate 2,766 2,876 2,861 2,860 3,031 3,239

Bachelor 2,748 3,188 3,077 3,102 3,548 3,674

Graduate 803 710 892 943 1,088 934

Total 6,317 6,774 6,830 6,905 7,667 7,847

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ACHIEVING EDUCATIONAL EXCELLENCE
Additional Indicators
Indicator Description Importance Public School Promotions from 1st to 2nd Grade The indicator measures the percentage of 1st graders who successfully move on to second grade. First-grade promotions often reflect successful pre-school preparation, and can serve as a proxy measure for effective early child education/school readiness efforts. However, no uniform standard is currently used to determine student promotion. The teacher's judgment is the primary determining factor for student promotion. Florida Department of Education http://www.fldoe.org/eias/eiaspubs/default.asp

Source Link

100%

NE Florida Duval

95%

90%

85%

Year 2003-04 2004-05 2005-06 2006-07 2007-08

Baker 91.7% 94.4% 89.5% 90.4% 91.0%

Clay 96.3% 95.0% 95.4% 95.3% 96.2%

Duval 90.7% 90.3% 91.1% 91.6% 92.4%

Nassau 94.2% 93.5% 91.3% 90.6% 92.8%

St. Johns 96.7% 95.9% 95.6% 96.8% 95.9%

Northeast Florida 92.4% 91.8% 92.3% 92.7% 93.4%

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ACHIEVING EDUCATIONAL EXCELLENCE
Additional Indicators
Indicator Description Importance 10th Graders at Grade Level in Math The indicator measures the percentage of 10th graders who achieve at the top three (out of five) levels on the FCAT in math. Students need proficiency in math to be successful in school. Passing this test is a requirement for high school graduation; in addition, good analytical and reasoning skills are important for success in higher education, in the workforce, and in life. Florida Department of Education http://fcat.fldoe.org/

Source Link

100%

Duval County Northeast Florida

75%

50%

25%

0%

Year 2005-06 2006-07 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10

Baker 59% 65% 64% 68% 72%

Clay 73% 70% 74% 75% 77%

Duval 69% 64% 63% 64% 66%

Nassau 74% 71% 75% 76% 80%

St. Johns 79% 80% 80% 81% 85%

Northeast Florida 71% 68% 68% 70% 72%

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ACHIEVING EDUCATIONAL EXCELLENCE
Additional Indicators
Indicator Description Students Attending Racially-Diverse Schools The percentage of Duval County students attending schools in which the student body is at least 20 percent black and at least 45 percent white, using the definition of desegregated schools found in the 1990 Desegregation Stipulation and Agreement between the Jacksonville Branch of the NAACP and the Duval County School Board. The 1990 Desegregation Stipulation and Agreement calls for "maximum practical" desegregation of all schools, in accordance with the definition used in the agreement, beginning in the 1991-92 school year. In 1999, the federal district court declared the Duval County Public Schools “unitary,” indicating the end of court-ordered desegregation. The decision was upheld on appeal in 2001. Duval County Public Schools www.duvalschools.org

Importance

Source Link

100% 80% 60% 40% 20% 0%

School Year 2004-05 2005-06 2006-07 2007-08 2008-09

Percent of students 57.2% 56.6% 52.1% 52.1% 58.0%

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ACHIEVING EDUCATIONAL EXCELLENCE
Additional Indicators
Indicator Description Public School Dropout Rate The percentage calculated by dividing the number of students in grades 9-12 for whom a dropout withdrawal reason was reported by the year's total enrollment for grades 9-12. District and state rates include students in alternative schools and exceptional education schools. Youth who do not complete high school have a difficult time finding employment or advancing beyond lower-paying jobs. Florida Department of Education http://data.fldoe.org/fsir/default.cfm
15%

Importance Source Link

10%

5%

0%

Year 2003-04 2004-05 2005-06 2006-07 2007-08

Baker 4.0% 4.3% 3.7% 2.8% 1.8%

Clay 1.9% 1.9% 1.9% 2.3% 2.0%

Duval 5.1% 5.9% 6.6% 5.2% 3.3%

Nassau 2.5% 3.1% 3.4% 4.2% 3.5%

St. Johns 2.3% 1.7% 2.0% 1.8% 1.3%

     

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ACHIEVING EDUCATIONAL EXCELLENCE
Additional Indicators
Indicator Description High School Graduates Prepared for Florida Colleges The indicator measures the percentage of high school graduates attending Florida public colleges and universities who pass reading/math college placement tests. Effective preparation for higher education is an important predictor of student success. Florida Department of Education http://www.fldoe.org/articulation/perfCPT/default.asp
100% 75% 50% 25% 0% Math Reading

Importance Source Link

Reading
Year 2003-04 2004-05 2005-06 2006-07 2007-08 Baker 71.6% 76.3% 87.0% 87.0% 75.2% Clay 79.0% 81.7% 77.2% 79.5% 81.5% Duval 82.2% 85.0% 75.3% 75.5% 76.6% Nassau 80.0% 82.8% 77.9% 80.6% 79.1% St. Johns 85.6% 86.8% 82.3% 84.1% 85.9% Northeast Florida 81.8% 84.4% 77.1% 78.2% 79.3%

Math
Year 2003-04 2004-05 2005-06 2006-07 2007-08 Baker 48.2% 59.4% 68.4% 74.8% 69.5% Clay 63.5% 72.5% 66.8% 71.7% 72.1% Duval 68.1% 74.3% 71.2% 68.6% 68.4% Nassau 62.2% 71.5% 70.2% 66.0% 62.5% St. Johns 78.0% 80.0% 76.7% 80.7% 81.4% Northeast Florida 68.1% 74.5% 71.1% 71.0% 71.1%

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ACHIEVING EDUCATIONAL EXCELLENCE
Additional Indicators
Indicator Description Survey: Satisfaction with the Quality of Public Education The percentage of people who respond "excellent" or "good" to the survey question: Education is also important for the quality of life. In your opinion, is the quality of education provided by the Duval County Public Schools excellent, good, fair, or poor? Citizen satisfaction is an important criterion for success in the delivery of all public services, including public education. Perception of the quality of public education may influence public support for education. Telephone survey by American Public Dialogue http://www.publicdialogue.com/
100% 80% 60% 40% 20% 0%

Importance

Source Link

Excellent Good

Year 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009

Excellent 6% 7% 4% 7% 5%

Good 33% 24% 30% 24% 27%

Fair 36% 35% 31% 31% 30%

Poor 16% 19% 22% 25% 23%

     

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ACHIEVING EDUCATIONAL EXCELLENCE
Additional Indicators
Indicator Description Exceptional Education Students Completing High School The indicator measures the percentage of exceptional education students (not including gifted) 14 and older who complete high school and receive a standard diploma through meeting all graduation requirements. One dimension of how well the education system meets community needs is how the system assists exceptional education students in completing high school. Florida Department of Education http://www.fldoe.org/ese/

Importance Source Link

60% 50% 40% 30% 20% 10% 0%

 
Year 2003-04 2004-05 2005-06 2006-07 2007-08 Baker 18% 15% 24% 29% 56% Clay 59% 54% 55% 50% 53% Duval 27% 30% 16% 21% 22% Nassau 25% 30% 32% 29% 42% St. Johns 63% 56% 55% 42% 54%

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G R O W I N G A V I B R A N T E C O N O M Y

THE ECONOMY STRUGGLED AS THE RECESSION BEGAN
Our Vision for Growing a Vibrant Economy:
The regional economy supports a vibrant and diversified mix of economic activities, which combine to provide ample opportunities for productive employment, a strong consumer market, the capacity to fund needed public services, and a high standard of living that is shared widely among all citizens.

How are we doing?
GOOD NEWS: 2008 provided little good news to report in a struggling economic year leading up to the
more serious economic news of 2009.

NEEDS

Jobs fell. Unemployment rose. An increased number of families found themselves paying more than 30 percent of their household income for housing. Important sectors of the economy struggled, with fewer tons shipped through the port, decreased tourism (as measured by bed-tax collections), and lower retail sales (as measured through local-option sales tax collections.)

IMPROVEMENT:

Key employment indicators:
Total Employment and Unemployment Rate
EMPLOYED: 456,448 UNEMPLOYMENT RATE: 6.1%
500,000 400,000 300,000 200,000 100,000 0 8% 7% 6% 5% 4% 3% 2% Total Employment Unemployment Rate 1% 0%

Per Capita Income
DUVAL COUNTY: $39,749
$45,000 $40,000 $35,000 $30,000 $25,000 $20,000 $15,000 $10,000 $5,000 $Inflation-Adjusted Actual $$

Source: Florida Agency for Workforce Innovation

Source: Bureau of Economic Analysis

Supporting indicators:
Adults with Bachelors Degrees or Higher Households Paying More Than 30 Percent of Their Income for Housing Taxable Value of Real Property (billions) JAXPORT Tonnage (millions) Bed Tax and Sales Tax Collections (millions) Previous 25.8% 37% $61.67 8.396 $150.8 Latest 24.6% 39% $61.07 7.282 $130.7 Change - 0.8% + 2% - $0.6 - 1.114 - $20.1

More details on these and other indicators can be found at www.jcci.org or on the CD on the back cover.

Championed by the Lazzara Family Foundation “A vibrant economy is one in which opportunities are both diverse and abundant with Lazzara Family Foundation the capacity for sustaining families and creating a high quality of life.” ~ Irene and Gaspar Lazzara
JCCI 2009 Quality of Life Progress Report, page 6

GROWING A VIBRANT ECONOMY
Key Indicator
Indicator Description Importance Total Employment The indicator measures the total people employed in December and difference from the total for the previous December. Employment growth is an essential component of a thriving economy. Rapid increases in employment growth may, without concurrent increases in community infrastructure, lead to increased traffic congestion and a decline in the quality of life. Florida Statistical Abstract and Florida Agency for Workforce Innovation http://www.labormarketinfo.com/library/qcew.htm

Source Link

500,000

Total Employed

400,000

300,000

200,000

100,000

0

Year 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009

Change in number employed in Duval County (employment growth/loss) 14,858 8,538 -2,804 -11,853 -19,631

Total employed in December in Duval County 462,567 471,105 468,301 456,448 436,817

JCCI 2009 Quality of Life Progress Report, page 6 a  

 

GROWING A VIBRANT ECONOMY
Key Indicator
Indicator Description Importance Unemployment Rate The indicator measures the total number of unemployed residents, divided by the total number of people in the workforce. To be self-sufficient and to build a strong family, individuals need employment. The unemployment rate is a measure of the ability of the local economy to provide job opportunities to all who are able to work and wish to do so. Florida Agency for Workforce Innovation http://www.labormarketinfo.com/library/qcew.htm 13% 10% 8% 5% 3% 0%

Source Link

Duval

NE Florida

Year 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009

Baker 3.5% 2.9% 3.6% 5.7% 10.3%

Clay 3.4% 3.0% 3.5% 5.3% 9.4%

Duval 4.2% 3.5% 4.1% 6.1% 10.7%

Nassau 3.4% 2.9% 3.4% 5.4% 9.8%

St. Johns 2.9% 2.7% 3.3% 5.1% 8.7%

Northeast Florida 3.9% 3.3% 3.9% 5.8% 10.2%

JCCI 2009 Quality of Life Progress Report, page 6 b  

 

GROWING A VIBRANT ECONOMY
Key Indicator
Indicator Description Importance Source Link Per Capita Income, Inflation-Adjusted This indicator measures the total personal income of county residents divided by the total population, adjusted for inflation. Per capita income measures both the overall economic health of the community and the financial resources of each household. Bureau of Economic Analysis http://www.bea.gov/bea/regional/reis/

$45,000 $40,000 $35,000 $30,000 $25,000 $20,000 $15,000 $10,000 $5,000 $Inflation-Adjusted Actual $$

Year 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008

Actual $$ $ 33,665 $ 35,926 $ 38,805 $ 39,518 $ 39,473

Inflation-Adjusted to 2009 $$ $ 38,220 $ 39,603 $ 41,411 $ 40,711 $ 39,973

JCCI 2009 Quality of Life Progress Report, page 6 c  

 

GROWING A VIBRANT ECONOMY
Supporting Indicator
Indicator Description Percent of Adults 25 and Over with Bachelor’s Degrees or Higher This indicator measures the percentage of adults over age 25 in Northeast Florida who have obtained at least a bachelor's degree from higher education. The American Community Survey is limited in the data available for counties with less than 65,000 population. The percent of the population with college degrees enhances the capacity of the workforce to adapt to a knowledge-driven economy and attract higher-wage employment opportunities. High educational attainment represents a region's investment in human capital and preparation for long-term growth. U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey http://factfinder.census.gov/ 40% Graduate 30% 20% 10% 0% Bachelor

Importance

Source Link

Year 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008

HS grad 31.5% 31.6% 32.6% 31.7% 29.8%

Some college 22.9% 21.9% 21.8% 21.4% 24.8%

Associate 8.6% 8.8% 8.6% 8.9% 8.5%

Bachelor 17.4% 18.0% 16.7% 17.2% 16.2%

Graduate 8.3% 8.2% 8.5% 8.6% 8.4%

Percent bachelors or higher 25.7% 26.2% 25.2% 25.8% 24.6%

 

JCCI 2009 Quality of Life Progress Report, page 6 d  

 

GROWING A VIBRANT ECONOMY
Supporting Indicator
Indicator Description Importance Households Paying 30 Percent or More of their Income for Housing This indicator measures total cost of housing (rent or mortgage, plus utilities) as a percentage of the total household income. Families need affordable housing, and housing costs are generally the largest budget item for households. Affordable housing is often a prerequisite for enjoying the quality of life in a community. U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey http://factfinder.census.gov/

Source Link

60% Homeowners 50% 40% 30% 20% 10% 0% 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 Renters Total

Year 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008

Homeowners 24% 29% 26% 31% 33%

Renters 48% 47% 44% 47% 51%

Total 33% 35% 33% 37% 39%

JCCI 2009 Quality of Life Progress Report, page 6 e  

 

GROWING A VIBRANT ECONOMY
Supporting Indicator
Indicator Description Total Taxable Value of Real Property (in billions) The indicator measures the total adjusted assessed value of taxable real property for each year, as determined by the Property Appraiser, after subtraction of exemptions. Strong real estate values generally indicate a strong economy and provide stability for homeowners. They also show local government's ability to raise money to pay for government services. In the absence of a state income tax, the Ad Valorem tax on real property is the most important revenue source available to local government, including school systems. Property Appraiser http://www.coj.net/Departments/Property+Appraiser/default.htm

Importance

Source Link

$75

$60

$45

$30 Inflation-Adjusted $15 Actual $$ $0

Year 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008

Adjusted value (in $Billions) $ 40.44 $ 45.62 $ 52.46 $ 61.18 $ 61.07

Taxable value (in $Billions) $ 44.99 $ 48.61 $ 53.63 $ 61.67 $ 61.07

JCCI 2009 Quality of Life Progress Report, page 6 f  

 

GROWING A VIBRANT ECONOMY
Supporting Indicator
Indicator Description Importance Gross tonnage handled by JAXPORT's marine terminals The indicator measures the total tons of products and materials shipped in or shipped out of the Jacksonville Port Authority’s (JAXPORT’s) marine terminals. Located at the most western point of the U.S. Atlantic coast, Jacksonville is a major transfer point for water-land transport. Growth in port activity is a way of measuring the increasing importance to the local economy of serving as a logistical hub for transporting goods by sea, rail, or truck. Jacksonville Port Authority http://www.jaxport.com/sea/g_stats.cfm
10.0

Source Link

Tons (millions)

7.5

5.0

2.5

0.0

Year 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009

Tonnage (millions) 8.448 8.696 8.309 8.396 7.282

JCCI 2009 Quality of Life Progress Report, page 6 g  

 

GROWING A VIBRANT ECONOMY
Supporting Indicator
Indicator Description Bed and Sales Tax Collections The indicator measures the total revenues from the Bed Tax received each year, added to the total local option sales tax collections, and the sum adjusted for inflation. Because tourists who stay overnight must pay the Bed Tax, growth in bed-tax revenues demonstrates increasing tourist activity. For a community, increased tourism can serve as an important part of a vibrant economic environment. County Department of Administration and Finance, Florida Department of Revenue http://www.coj.net/departments/administration+and+finance/accounting, http://dor.myflorida.com/dor/taxes/colls_from_7_2003.html
$200,000,000 Sales Tax Bed Tax $150,000,000

Importance

Source Link

$100,000,000

$50,000,000

$2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009

Year 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009

Adjusted Local Option Sales Tax $ 135,315,486 $ 145,363,494 $ 143,181,763 $ 133,463,107 $ 117,288,929

Adjusted Bed Tax $ 17,175,798 $ 15,737,297 $ 16,906,404 $ 17,293,169 $ 13,378,794

Sales + Bed Tax $ 152,491,284 $ 161,100,792 $ 160,088,167 $ 150,756,276 $ 130,667,723

JCCI 2009 Quality of Life Progress Report, page 6 h  

 

GROWING A VIBRANT ECONOMY
Additional Indicators
Indicator Description Importance Source Link Food Stamp/TANF Recipients The indicator measures the total number of recipients of Food Stamps/TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families) cash assistance in Northeast Florida. For some families in crisis, assistance is necessary to help establish the stability required to improve the family's situation. Florida Department of Children and Families http://www.state.fl.us/cf_web/
160,000 140,000 120,000 100,000 80,000 60,000 40,000 20,000 0 Food Stamps TANF

Food Stamps:
Year 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 Baker 2,467 2,084 2,289 2,894 3,889 Clay 6,743 7,266 7,455 8,990 12,892 Duval 61,476 66,527 70,530 79,283 102,460 Nassau 3,031 3,371 3,393 3,963 5,662 St. Johns 5,427 4,891 4,867 6,269 8,612 Northeast Florida 79,144 84,139 88,534 101,399 133,515

TANF
Year 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 Baker 249 227 231 197 258 Clay 554 609 571 560 601 Duval 5,400 5,308 4,791 4,918 5212 Nassau 282 277 290 242 265 St. Johns 578 457 429 452 490 Northeast Florida 7,063 6,878 6,312 6,369 6,826

JCCI 2009 Quality of Life Progress Report, page 6 i  

 

GROWING A VIBRANT ECONOMY
Additional Indicators
Indicator Description Typical Monthly Household Costs for JEA Utilities This indicator measures the residential cost of 1,000 kilowatt hours of electricity, including the residential basic rate and fuel adjustment charge; and of residential water and sewer services, based on 900 cubic feet of water consumption, adjusted for inflation. Utility costs are an essential part of a household budget and impact disposable income. The costs of basic utilities are an important factor in keeping housing affordable in a community. JEA http://www.jea.com/community/index.asp

Importance

Source Link

$220 $200 $180 $160 $140 $120 $100 $80

Inflation-adjusted Actual $

Year 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009

Adjusted utility costs $145.86 $147.43 $152.21 $173.79 $172.15

Actual utility costs $132.32 $138.15 $147.75 $171.61 $172.15

JCCI 2009 Quality of Life Progress Report, page 6 j  

 

GROWING A VIBRANT ECONOMY
Additional Indicators
Indicator Description Importance New Housing Starts The indicator measures the total single-family and multi-family residential housing units per county for which building permits were issued. New housing starts may be an important indicator of a growing and vibrant economy, as housing grows to meet increasing population demands and provides job opportunities for an important sector of the economy. However, new housing starts may also indicate unmanaged growth or speculative activity. University of Florida Bureau of Economic and Business Research, Building Permit Activity Annual Report http://censtats.census.gov/bldg/bldgprmt.shtml

Source Link

16,000 14,000 Housing units 12,000 10,000 8,000 6,000 4,000 2,000 -

Multi-Family

Single Family

Year 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009

Singlefamily 8,328 6,450 3,299 2,402 1,483

Multifamily 5,179 3,633 2,579 1,363 1,210

Total 13,507 10,083 5,878 3,765 2,693

JCCI 2009 Quality of Life Progress Report, page 6 k  

 

GROWING A VIBRANT ECONOMY
Additional Indicators
Indicator Description Importance Average Annual Wage The indicator measures the adjusted annual average wage for all people employed in the county. The average annual wage indicates the quality of job creation and the opportunities available in the local workforce. A household's quality of life can be severely impacted if full-time wages are insufficient to meet basic needs. Florida Agency for Workforce Innovation http://www.labormarketinfo.com/library/qcew.htm

Source Link

$50,000

$40,000

$30,000

$20,000

Inflation-Adjusted Actual $$

$10,000

$-

Year 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008

Annual Wage $ 38,568 $ 40,088 $ 42,255 $ 43,644 $ 43,715

Adjusted Annual Wage $ 43,266 $ 43,686 $ 44,805 $ 45,104 $ 43,715

JCCI 2009 Quality of Life Progress Report, page 6 l  

 

GROWING A VIBRANT ECONOMY
Additional Indicators
Indicator Description Importance Source Link Unemployment Benefit Claims The indicator measures the total number of unemployment claims filed during each year. Unemployment often creates economic hardship and the inability to meet basic needs, which may quickly result in family stress and crisis. Florida Agency for Workforce Innovation http://www.labormarketinfo.com/library/qcew.htm

125,000 100,000 75,000 50,000 25,000 0

Duval NE Florida

Year 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009

Baker 501 424 650 1,113 1,826

Clay 2,555 4,218 4,958 8,057 11,969

Duval 34,033 32,814 36,995 53,058 77,619

Nassau 1,530 1,519 1,756 2,998 5,024

St. Johns 2,713 2,785 3,680 6,646 9,684

Northeast Florida 41,332 41,760 48,039 71,872 106,122

JCCI 2009 Quality of Life Progress Report, page 6 m  

 

LOCAL ENVIRONMENT NEEDS GREATER ATTENTION
Our Vision for Preserving the Natural Environment:
The resources of the region’s natural environment positively enhance the quality of life of citizens, and air, water, and ground pollution is kept below levels harmful to ecosystems, human health, or the quality of life. The built environment is developed in ways that preserve natural ecosystems and is maintained in ways that enhance natural beauty and visual aesthetics.

How are we doing?
GOOD NEWS: Air quality is improving, and households are doing a better job of conserving water. The
levels of compliance to water quality standards in our local tributaries and streams is getting better. Jacksonville has set aside 14 percent of the land area of the county for conservation.

NEEDS IMPROVEMENT: Duval County is doing a better job of meeting current air quality standards, but the standards are changing and getting stricter. The community is doing better at conserving water, but the increased demand for North Florida water requires us to do even more to demonstrate that we are acting as good stewards of the natural environment.

P R E S E R V I N G T H E N A T U R A L E N V I R O N M E N T

Key environmental indicators:
Days Air Quality Is Good
DUVAL COUNTY: 312
350

Average Daily Water Use
DUVAL COUNTY: 187
300 250

DAYS

GALLONS

300

200 150 100

250 200

50
150

0

Source: City of Jacksonville, Air and Water Quality Division

Source: JEA

Supporting indicators:
Previous Tributary Compliance with Water Quality Standards Dissolved Oxygen Fecal-Coliform Bacteria Residential Recycling (pounds per person) Acres of Conservation/Preservation Land 64% 61% 62 84,306 Latest 69% 73% 52 84,779 Change + 5% + 12% - 10 + 473

More details on these and other indicators can be found at www.jcci.org or on the CD on the back cover.

Championed by Elkins Constructors, Inc. “The natural environment provides for us but we are also its stewards. Previous generations maintained the rich aesthetic beauty of our First Coast community and the vital resources which sustain us. Our responsibility is to fulfill our covenant for future generations.” ~ Barry L. Allred, Chairman & CEO
JCCI 2009 Quality of Life Progress Report, page 7

PRESERVING THE NATURAL ENVIRONMENT
Key Indicator
Indicator Description Days the Air Quality Index is in the "Good" Range Total days that the Air Quality Index (AQI) in Duval County is less than or equal to 50 ( a measure of the concentration of pollutants in the air developed by the EPA.) Clean air is important for a number of health reasons. Failure to meet national air quality standards can result in Federal action to bring communities into compliance. City of Jacksonville, Air and Water Quality Division http://www.coj.net

Importance

Source Link

350

300

250

200

150

Year 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009

Good Range 275 305 309 312 335

Moderate Range 85 59 50 53 29

Unhealthy For Sensitive Groups Range 5 1 6 0 1

JCCI 2009 Quality of Life Progress Report, page 7 a

PRESERVING THE NATURAL ENVIRONMENT
Key Indicator
Indicator Description Average Daily Water Use This indicator measures the total annual cubic feet of potable water billed to JEA residential accounts as consumed, divided by the total annual residential accounts billed, divided by 365 to discover average daily water use. Individual households can have a significant impact on water conservation efforts. Residential water use accounts for nearly half of all potable water consumption. JEA http://www.jea.com/community/index.asp
300 250 200 150 100 50 0

Importance

Source Link

Year 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009

Average Residential Water Consumption (Gallons per Day) 221 202 202 187 181

JCCI 2009 Quality of Life Progress Report, page 7 b

PRESERVING THE NATURAL ENVIRONMENT
Supporting Indicator
Indicator Description Percent of Tributary Streams Meeting Dissolved Oxygen Standards This indicator measures the annual percentage frequency of compliance of water samples from the St. Johns River and tributary streams in Duval County with Class III water standards for dissolved oxygen. Dissolved oxygen is essential for maintaining a healthy aquatic ecosystem and supporting the propagation and maintenance of a healthy, well-balanced populatio of fish and wildlife. City of Jacksonville, Air and Water Quality Division http://www.coj.net/Departments/Environmental+and+Compliance/Environmental+Q ality/Surface+Water+Quality/Tributary+Program.htm

Importance

Source Link

100% 80% 60% 40% 20% 0% River Streams

Year 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008

River 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%

Streams 62% 70% 58% 64% 69%

JCCI 2009 Quality of Life Progress Report, page 7 c

PRESERVING THE NATURAL ENVIRONMENT
Supporting Indicator
Indicator Description Percent of Tributary Streams Meeting Bacteria Standards The annual percentage frequency of compliance of water samples from the St. Johns River and tributary streams in Duval County with Class III water standards for fecal-coliform bacteria of less than 800 bacteria per 100 ml. Bacteria levels are an indicator of the possible presence of human wastewater and the pathogens found in untreated sewage, which can lead to a variety of human illnesses as well as environmental problems. City of Jacksonville, Air and Water Quality Division http://www.coj.net/Departments/Environmental+and+Compliance/Environmental+ Quality/Surface+Water+Quality/Tributary+Program.htm
100% 80% 60% 40% 20% 0%

Importance

Source Link

Year 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008

Tributary Compliance 57% 62% 65% 61% 73%

JCCI 2009 Quality of Life Progress Report, page 7 d

PRESERVING THE NATURAL ENVIRONMENT
Supporting Indicator
Indicator Description Importance Source Link Pounds of Solid Waste Recycled This indicator measures the total annual pounds of solid waste collected for recycling from residences per person in the total population. Reducing solid waste disposal in landfills decreases the need for new landfills and demonstrates improved stewardship of environmental resources. City of Jacksonville, Department of Solid Waste and Resource Management http://www.dep.state.fl.us/waste/categories/recycling/
70 60 50 40 30 20 10 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009

Year 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009

Population 861,150 879,235 897,008 904,971 911,236

Residential recycling (tons) 27571 27974 28287 27979 23857

Average Recycling (pounds per person) 64 64 63 62 52

JCCI 2009 Quality of Life Progress Report, page 7 e

PRESERVING THE NATURAL ENVIRONMENT
Supporting Indicator
Indicator Description Acres of Conservation/Preservation Land This indicator measures the total acreage (Federal, State, and local government as well as privately managed) that is set aside for conservation, preservation, and/or parkland purposes. This is a preliminary figure as the indicator seeks to pull together all of the acreage managed by diverse partnerships such as the National Park Service, Preservation Project Jacksonville, Trust for Public Lands, North Florida Land Trust, JEA conservation areas, St. Johns River Water Management District land, and more. Continued efforts to catalogue and map preservation and conservation lands will likely provide opportunities for greater accuracy in future editions of this report. Conserving natural areas for future generations preserves habitats and biodiversity and maintains the quality of life and unique natural resources expected for those who live in Florida. Preservation Project Jacksonville, North Florida Land Trust http://www.coj.net/Departments/Recreation+and+Community+Services/Waterfro nt+Management+and+Programming/Preservation+Project/Preservation++Map.htm 100,000 80,000 60,000 40,000 20,000 0

Importance

Source Link

Year 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009

Total acreage of park and conservation land 82,846.20 84,360.85 84,037.43 84,306.37 84,778.67

JCCI 2009 Quality of Life Progress Report, page 7 f

PRESERVING THE NATURAL ENVIRONMENT
Additional Indicators
Indicator Description Gallons of Motor Fuel Sold Per Person This indicator measures the total gallons of motor fuels certified sold in each county by the Florida Department of Revenue, divided by the total population of the county. Increasing use of motor fuels harms air quality and depletes nonrenewable resources of fossil fuels, as well as possibly indicating increased urban sprawl. Florida Department of Revenue http://www.myflorida.com/dor/taxes/fuel_tax.html
700 Duval Northeast Florida

Importance Source Link

650

600

550

500

Year 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009

Baker 782.1 730.4 787.6 720.6 742.7

Clay 506.8 502.9 464.7 442.1 435.1

Duval 663.2 665.5 657.1 637.0 594.6

Nassau 589.6 558.8 530.0 531.8 596.5

St. Johns 775.8 711.3 686.8 655.5 614.9

Northeast Florida 654.7 645.0 630.3 608.7 578.1

JCCI 2009 Quality of Life Progress Report, page 7 g

PRESERVING THE NATURAL ENVIRONMENT
Additional Indicators
Indicator Description Importance New Septic-Tank Permits Issued This indicator measures the annual total of permits issued for new septic tanks. Septic-tank failures can cause serious health and environmental problems, and the issuance of new septic-tank permits may indicate unmanaged housing growth that is extending beyond the network of sewer utilities. Duval County Public Health Department, Environmental Engineering Division http://www.dchd.net/environmentalhealth.htm#Onsite%20Sewage%20Program
3,500 3,000 2,500 2,000 1,500 1,000 500 0

Source Link

Year 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008

Permits 571 695 982 754 425

JCCI 2009 Quality of Life Progress Report, page 7 h

P R O M O T I N G S O C I A L W E L L B E I N G

WORKING HARD TO IMPROVE SOCIAL ISSUES, MORE HELP NEEDED
Our Vision for Promoting Social Wellbeing and Harmony:
Social-service institutions in the region provide services with excellence to those in need, citizens and institutions support philanthropy and volunteerism to enhance the social environment, and citizens share social interactions characterized by equality of opportunity and racial harmony.

How are we doing?
Even with a down economy, people are giving of themselves; the volunteerism rate rose. The data show real improvement in reducing the number of children in out-of-home foster care.

GOOD

NEWS:

NEEDS

IMPROVEMENT: People are giving more of their time, but less of their money. In a time when needs are higher and government is doing less, philanthropic giving is not making up the difference. Homelessness is up, nearly half of all children are born to single mothers (a key predictor of future poverty), and residents are increasingly divided on perceptions of racism in the community (see the Race Relations Progress Report for the current situation in racial disparities in Jacksonville.)

Key indicators of social well-being:
Survey: Is Racism a Problem?
DUVAL COUNTY: 55% YES
100%
60%

Births to Single Mothers
DUVAL COUNTY: 48.2%
50% 40%

Black
80%

White

60%
30%

40%
20%

20%

10% 0%

0%

Source: American Public Dialogue

Source: Florida Department of Health, Office of Vital Statistics

Supporting indicators:
Volunteerism Rate Foster Children per 1,000 Children Homeless Survey Count per 100,000 People Philanthropic Giving to Federated Campaigns (millions) Previous 59% 5.6 296 $28.4 Latest 64% 4.2 356 $26.0 Change + 5% - 1.4 + 60

- $2.4

More details on these and other indicators can be found at www.jcci.org or on the CD on the back cover.

Championed by Florida Coastal School of Law “The strength and integrity of a community can be measured by its commitment to caring for the wellbeing of all its citizens and fostering harmonious relationships that bridge cultural differences.” ~ C. Peter Goplerud, Dean
JCCI 2009 Quality of Life Progress Report, page 8

PROMOTING SOCIAL WELLBEING AND HARMONY
Key Indicator
Indicator Description Survey: Is Racism a Problem? The indicator measures the percentage of Duval County respondents, by race, who answered "yes" to the question: In your opinion during the last year, do you feel that racism is a problem in Jacksonville? The wide range in perceptions in a community about the extent of racial problems often impedes resolution of those problems. Shared understanding of the extent of the problem is often a prerequisite to reaching agreement on how to solve that problem. Telephone survey by American Public Dialogue http://www.publicdialogue.com/

Importance

Source Link

100% 80% 60% 40% 20% 0%

Black White

Year 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009

White respondents 43% 55% 62% 57% 49%

Black respondents 73% 78% 74% 77% 74%

Total respondents 49% 59% 64% 60% 55%

JCCI 2009 Quality of Life Progress Report, page 8 a

PROMOTING SOCIAL WELLBEING AND HARMONY
Key Indicator
Indicator Description Importance Births to Single Mothers The indicator measures the total annual live births to unmarried females as a percentage of total births. Unmarried mothers are much more likely to have lower incomes, lower levels of education, and require higher levels of public assistance than do married mothers. Children born to single mothers are at higher risks for childhood poverty, emotional problems, educational difficulties, and are more likely to engage in high-risk behaviors. Office of Vital Statistics, Florida Department of Health http://www.floridacharts.com/charts/chart.aspx

Source Link

60% 50% 40% 30% 20% 10% 0%

Year 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008

Percent Births to Single Mothers 42.8% 44.3% 45.0% 46.5% 48.2%

JCCI 2009 Quality of Life Progress Report, page 8 b

PROMOTING SOCIAL WELLBEING AND HARMONY
Supporting Indicator
Indicator Description Survey: Do you volunteer? The indicator measures the percentage of Duval County respondents who said "yes" to the question: Some people in our community are contributing their time to causes they consider worthwhile. In the past year have you given your time, without pay, to any charitable, civic, religious, or other volunteer organization? Many important needs in the community are met through unpaid service. Telephone survey by American Public Dialogue http://www.publicdialogue.com/

Importance Source Link

100% 80% 60% 40% 20% 0%

Year 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009

"Yes" Responses 59% 56% 65% 59% 64%

JCCI 2009 Quality of Life Progress Report, page 8 c

PROMOTING SOCIAL WELLBEING AND HARMONY
Supporting Indicator
Indicator Description Philanthropy Given to Federal Campaigns The indicator measures the sum of annual giving to the following federated charitable fundraising efforts in Northeast Florida: United Way of Northeast Florida, United Way of St. Johns County, Combined Federal Campaign, and Florida State Employees Charitable Campaign. These campaigns serve differing geographic areas within Northeast Florida and Southeast Georgia. Philanthropic giving supports arts, culture, education, religion, public benefit, and health and human services in the region. United Way of Northeast Florida; United Way of St. Johns County
$30

Importance Source

$20

$10 Inflation-Adjusted Actual $$ $0

Year 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008

Raw total (millions) $ 22.57 $ 25.17 $ 26.37 $ 27.52 $ 26.03

Inflation-Adjusted (millions) $ 25.32 $ 27.43 $ 27.96 $ 28.44 $ 26.03

JCCI 2009 Quality of Life Progress Report, page 8 d

PROMOTING SOCIAL WELLBEING AND HARMONY
Supporting Indicator
Indicator Description Importance Source Link Foster children per 1,000 children The indicator measures the total number of foster children per 1,000 children under age 18. Children are more likely to develop positively when they live in a home with a permanent family. Florida Department of Children and Families http://www.state.fl.us/cf_web/
10 8 6 4 2 0 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009

Northeast Florida Duval

Year 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009

Baker 0.2 0.2 8.4 5.5 5.5

Clay 6.5 7.0 6.7 5.8 4.7

Duval 8.2 8.1 7.9 5.6 4.2

Nassau 17.8 15.3 14.0 4.9 3.4

St. Johns 6.0 5.5 4.6 3.6 2.5

Northeast Florida 8.0 7.9 7.7 5.4 4.1

JCCI 2009 Quality of Life Progress Report, page 8 e

PROMOTING SOCIAL WELLBEING AND HARMONY
Supporting Indicator
Indicator Description Importance Source Homeless Survey Count per 100,000 People The indicator measures the total homeless individuals identified in an annual survey, per 100,000 population. Lacking housing can be a serious impediment to obtaining employment and stabilizing a person's life. The State of Homelessness in Jacksonville, Florida, Emergency Services and Homeless Coalition of Jacksonville; State of Florida's Annual Report on Homeless Conditions in Florida http://www.dcf.state.fl.us/homelessness/pubs.shtml

Link

500 400 300 200 100 0

Year 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009

Homeless Count 2,911 2,877 2,613 2,681 3,244

Population 861,150 879,235 897,008 904,971 911,236

Homeless per 100,000 338 327 291 296 356

JCCI 2009 Quality of Life Progress Report, page 8 f

PROMOTING SOCIAL WELLBEING AND HARMONY
Additional Indicators
Indicator Description Survey: Have you personally experienced racism? The indicator measures the percentage of Duval County respondents, by race, who answered "yes" to the question: Thinking about your own possible experience with racism, do you believe that you have personally experiences racism during the past year while shopping, while at work, or while renting or buying housing in Jacksonville? Experiencing racism is a direct assault on one's quality of life. Telephone survey by American Public Dialogue http://www.publicdialogue.com/

Importance Source Link

50% 40% 30% 20% 10% 0%

Year 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009

Percent responding yes to at least one of the three questions 24% 29% 21% 19% 19%

JCCI 2009 Quality of Life Progress Report, page 8 g

PROMOTING SOCIAL WELLBEING AND HARMONY
Additional Indicators
Indicator Description Survey: Do you volunteer more than seven hours a week? The indicator measures the percentage of Duval County respondents who said responded with over seven hours a week to the question: If you volunteered during the past year, about how many total hours do you think you have volunteered, on average, per week (1-3, 4-7, 8-10, 11-15, more than 15)? People who volunteer for significant amounts of time are an incredibly valuable resource for the community. Telephone survey by American Public Dialogue http://www.publicdialogue.com/

Importance Source Link

50% 40% 30% 20% 10% 0%

Year 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009

More than 7 hours 19% 32% 26% 23% 25%

JCCI 2009 Quality of Life Progress Report, page 8 h

PROMOTING SOCIAL WELLBEING AND HARMONY
Additional Indicators
Indicator Description Importance Births to Teen Mothers per 1,000 Teen Girls The indicator measures the total annual live births to females under 18 per 1,000 females ages 10-17. Teen pregnancies often result in health problems for both the mother and baby, and parenting problems can create potentially serious social and economic hardship. The teen birth rate therefore can serve as a leading indicator of educational disruption, maternal and child health problems, and economic need. Office of Vital Statistics, Florida Department of Health http://www.floridacharts.com/charts/chart.aspx

Source Link

25 20 15 10 5 0

Duval NE Florida

Year 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008

Baker 13.4 13.1 17.6 10.8 13.7

Clay 5.3 5.8 5.3 6.6 5.5

Duval 10.2 9.8 9.8 9.9 8.8

Nassau 9.4 10.4 9.2 10.6 9.3

St. Johns 5.3 6.1 5.8 3.7 3.9

Northeast Florida 9.0 8.8 8.7 8.7 7.8

JCCI 2009 Quality of Life Progress Report, page 8 i

PROMOTING SOCIAL WELLBEING AND HARMONY
Additional Indicators
Indicator Description Subsequent Births to Teen Mothers The indicator measures the total number of births to mothers under age 20 in which the mother had a previous child as a percentage of births to mothers under age 20. Subsequent births to teen mothers illustrate ongoing needs not met by previous community prevention or intervention efforts. Office of Vital Statistics, Florida Department of Health http://www.floridacharts.com/charts/chart.aspx

Importance Source Link

30% 25% 20% 15% 10%

Year 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008

Baker 20.6% 25.8% 30.3% 18.0% 21.7%

Clay 15.1% 12.0% 14.9% 9.9% 13.4%

Duval 20.8% 19.5% 18.2% 20.0% 17.9%

Nassau 18.4% 18.0% 20.2% 18.2% 16.5%

St. Johns 19.7% 18.4% 16.1% 16.5% 15.1%

Northeast Florida 20.1% 18.6% 18.2% 18.3% 17.2%

JCCI 2009 Quality of Life Progress Report, page 8 j

PROMOTING SOCIAL WELLBEING AND HARMONY
Additional Indicators
Indicator Description Importance Births to mothers with at least 12 years of education The indicator measures the percentage of all births in which the mother had at least 12 years of education. Children of parents with limited education may live in an environment lacking in stimulation for positive development, literacy, and school success. In addition, the education level of the mother is a key influence on the health outcomes of the family and predicts long-term poverty. Office of Vital Statistics, Florida Department of Health http://www.floridacharts.com/charts/chart.aspx

Source Link

90% 85% 80% 75% 70%

Year 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008

Baker 76.9% 79.1% 75.7% 74.4% 79.2%

Clay 86.3% 84.0% 84.9% 83.6% 86.1%

Duval 85.1% 82.2% 82.1% 81.6% 81.7%

Nassau 83.7% 81.5% 82.5% 81.8% 83.8%

St. Johns 90.6% 89.1% 88.6% 88.6% 88.9%

Northeast Florida 85.5% 83.0% 82.9% 82.4% 83.0%

JCCI 2009 Quality of Life Progress Report, page 8 k

PROMOTING SOCIAL WELLBEING AND HARMONY
Additional Indicators
Indicator Description Importance Source Link Children of Divorcing Parents The indicator measures the total number of children under 18 whose parents become divorced during the year. Children are often severely negatively affected by divorce of their parents. Office of Vital Statistics, Florida Department of Health http://www.floridacharts.com/charts/chart.aspx

8,000 6,000 4,000 2,000 0

Year 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008

Baker 94 82 89 74 118

Clay 642 614 699 688 671

Duval 2,960 3,035 3,123 3,131 2,637

Nassau 236 284 243 239 242

St. Johns 420 520 501 517 553

Northeast Florida 4,352 4,535 4,655 4,649 4,221

JCCI 2009 Quality of Life Progress Report, page 8 l

PROMOTING SOCIAL WELLBEING AND HARMONY
Additional Indicators
Indicator Description Length of stay in foster care The indicator measures the percentage of children in Northeast Florida in foster care who, if reunited, are reunited with their families within 12 months or, if adopted, adopted within 24 months. Children are more likely to develop positively when they live in a home with a permanent family. Florida Department of Children and Families http://www.state.fl.us/cf_web/
100%

Importance Source Link

Adopted Reunited

75%

50%

25%

0% 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009

Year 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009

Adopted within 24 months 29.4% 54.7% 63.7% 62.7% 68.5%

Reunited within 12 months 62.6% 69.0% 74.0% 75.7% 70.9%

JCCI 2009 Quality of Life Progress Report, page 8 m

MORE PEOPLE STAY HOME, CURL UP WITH

A

GOOD BOOK

Our Vision for Enjoying Arts, Recreation, and Culture:
Citizens desire, support, have access to, and actively patronize a great diversity of opportunities in the region for cultural and artistic enrichment and for recreational, leisure, and entertainment activities.

How are we doing?
GOOD NEWS: The expansion of Jacksonville’s library system has been of considerable benefit to local
residents, as circulation per capita continues to climb and lead the state. Attendance at musical performances and at the zoo also increased.

E N J O Y I N G A R T S R E C R E A T I O N C U L T U R E

NEEDS IMPROVEMENT: The other indicators in this section were negative, with financial support for the
arts declining, the number of public performances and events continuing to slow, funding for recreation activities and park maintenance decreasing significantly, and fewer people attending either sporting events or museums.

Key arts, culture, and recreation indicators:
Public and Private Support for the Arts
DUVAL COUNTY: $32.75
$50

Public Performances and Events
DUVAL COUNTY: 501
800

$40

600
$30

400
$20 Inflation-Adjusted

200
$10 Actual $$

0
$0

Source: Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville

Supporting indicators:
Recreation Funding per Person
for activities and maintenance

Sources: Department of Parks, Recreation, and Entertainment; Florida Theatre; and SMG.

Previous $26.83 1,445 431 246 739 9.75

Latest $16.45 1,271 392 275 779 10.08

Change - $10.38 + + + 174 39 29 40 0.33

Attendance at Sporting Events per 1,000 People Attendance at Cultural Activities per 1,000 People Museums Musical Performances Zoo Library Circulation Per Person

More details on these and other indicators can be found at www.jcci.org or on the CD on the back cover.

Championed by Haskell “Art, culture, and recreational opportunities along with education are among the top reasons companies choose to bring new business to an area. These opportunities not only enhance our personal lives but impact our community’s ability to grow and thrive.” ~ Dave Balz, Senior Vice President
JCCI 2009 Quality of Life Progress Report, page 9

ENJOYING ARTS, CULTURE, AND RECREATION
Key Indicator
Indicator Description Public and Private Support for the Arts Per Person The indicator measures the total public and private funding (including earned income) of arts organizations receiving Cultural Services Grants, divided by the total Duval County population. Most arts organizations rely on a combination of public funding and private financial support in order to provide art and cultural services to a community. Growth in financial support is one way to measure the healthiness of the arts community. Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville http://www.culturalcouncil.org/

Importance

Source Link
$50

$40

$30

$20 InflationAdjusted $10 Actual $$

$0

Year 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008

2008 dollars $ 32.60 $ 34.70 $ 36.01 $ 36.85 $ 32.75

Actual dollars $ 29.06 $ 31.84 $ 33.96 $ 35.65 $ 32.75

JCCI 2009 Quality of Life Progress Report, page 9 a

ENJOYING ARTS, CULTURE, AND RECREATION
Key Indicator
Indicator Description Public Performances/Events at Selected Facilities The indicator measures the sum of the total events/performances open to the public each year at Metropolitan Park, the Florida Theatre, and the Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts. Opportunities for entertainment and cultural enrichment are essential ingredients in the quality of life of a community. Increased numbers of performances and events is a measure of strength and variety in the performing arts. Jacksonville Department of Parks, Recreation, and Entertainment; Florida Theatre, Inc.; and SMG Facilities Management Worldwide http://experiencejax.com/

Importance

Source Link

800

600

400

200

0

Year 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008

Florida Theatre 180 209 220 211 206

Metro Park 31 27 22 26 30

Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts 342 250 359 306 265

Total 553 486 601 543 501

JCCI 2009 Quality of Life Progress Report, page 9 b

ENJOYING ARTS, CULTURE, AND RECREATION
Supporting Indicator
Indicator Description Musical Performances Attendance Per 1,000 Population The indicator measures the total annual attendance at the Jacksonville Symphony series, The Artist Series, and the Jazz Festival performances, per 1,000 people in the Duval County population. The indicator measures paid attendance at performances of all Symphony series and special concerts, all FCCJ Artist Series performances, and the annual Jazz Festival. Opportunities for entertainment and cultural enrichment are essential ingredients in the quality of life of a community. Increased attendance at performances is one measure of strength in the performing arts. Jacksonville Symphony, The Artist Series (was FCCJ Artist Series), WJCT/City of Jacksonville (for the Jazz Festival) http://experiencejax.com/

Importance

Source Link

500 400 300 200 100 0

Year 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008

Attendance per 1,000 people 238 223 343 246 275

Jacksonville Symphony 79,328 85,492 85,796 92,374 77,441

The Artist Series 98,851 94,362 200,879 116,109 164,717

Jazz Festival 22,000 12,500 15,000 12,500 6,392

Population 840,474 861,150 879,235 897,008 904,971

JCCI 2009 Quality of Life Progress Report, page 9 c

ENJOYING ARTS, CULTURE, AND RECREATION
Supporting Indicator
Indicator Description Museum Attendance per 1,000 Population The indicator measures the total attendance at the Museum of Science and History, the Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens, and the Museum of Contemporary Art - Jacksonville, per 1,000 people in the total Duval County population. Attendance figures include both regular paid attendance and museum attendance by school children as part of services contracted with the Duval County School Board. Attendance at museums shows the community's support for cultural institutions. Museums help enrich the fabric of the community. Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens, Museum of Contemporary Art Jacksonville, and Museum of Science and History http://experiencejax.com/

Importance Source Link

500 400 300 200 100 0

Year 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008

Cummer 108,095 123,235 134,938 160,000 128,844

MOCA 35,000 68,000 63,406 51,600 58,133

MOSH 137,805 176,038 151,197 174,603 168,000

Total 280,900 367,273 349,541 386,203 354,977

Population 840,474 861,150 879,235 897,008 904,971

Attendance per 1,000 Population 334 426 398 431 392

JCCI 2009 Quality of Life Progress Report, page 9 d

ENJOYING ARTS, CULTURE, AND RECREATION
Supporting Indicator
Indicator Description Importance Source Link Zoo Attendance Per 1,000 Population The indicator measures the total annual attendance at the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens per 1,000 people in the Duval County population. The zoo is a shared attraction in the community and adds to the quality of life of the residents of the county. Jacksonville Zoo http://www.jacksonvillezoo.org/

1,000

750

500

250

0

Year 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008

Jacksonville Zoo attendance 645,152 603,312 647,023 662,897 705,007

Population 840,474 861,150 879,235 897,008 904,971

Attendance per 1,000 Population 768 701 736 739 779

JCCI 2009 Quality of Life Progress Report, page 9 e

ENJOYING ARTS, CULTURE, AND RECREATION
Supporting Indicator
Indicator Description Sports Attendance Per 1,000 Population The indicator measures the total annual attendance at major sports events at Jacksonville Municipal Stadium (was Alltel Stadium), The Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville (was Wolfson Park), and the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena (was Coliseum), per 1,000 people in the Duval County population. Attendance at sporting events provides a shared sense of community among fans and is a measure of the breadth of recreational opportunities available in the community. SMG Facilities Management Worldwide, Jacksonville Jaguars http://experiencejax.com/

Importance

Source Link

2,500 2,000 1,500 1,000 500

Year 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008

Attendance per 1,000 people 1,499 1,378 1,405 1,445 1,271

Jacksonville Municipal Stadium* 217,666 206,236 201,955 274,584 219,411

Jaguars 656,331 650,187 662,100 653,158 650,619

Baseball Grounds 244,068 214,001 249,868 258,733 243,074

Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena 141,864 116,157 121,093 109,283 37,007

Population 840,474 861,150 879,235 897,008 904,971

JCCI 2009 Quality of Life Progress Report, page 9 f

ENJOYING ARTS, CULTURE, AND RECREATION
Supporting Indicator
Indicator Description Recreation Funding for Activities and Maintenance Per Capita The indicator measures the total annual adjusted City of Jacksonville operating expenditures for recreation activities and park maintenance, divided by the total Duval County population. While money by itself does not guarantee improved service, increased funding for activities and maintenance is an indicator of priorities and commitment to quality. Jacksonville Department of Parks, Recreation, and Entertainment; Florida Theatre, Inc.; and SMG Facilities Management Worldwide www.coj.net
$40

Importance

Source Link

$30

$20 Inflation-Adjusted Actual $$ $0

$10

Year 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008

InflationAdjusted $ 36.47 $ 31.70 $ 27.05 $ 26.83 $ 16.45

Actual Dollars $ 29.35 $ 27.16 $ 24.37 $ 25.41 $ 16.45

JCCI 2009 Quality of Life Progress Report, page 9 g

ENJOYING ARTS, CULTURE, AND RECREATION
Supporting Indicator
Indicator Description Importance Source Link Public Library Circulation Per Capita The indicator measures the total resources circulated by public libraries, divided by the total population. Public libraries serve an increasingly important function in a community, providing a wide range of materials and services to individuals and families. City of Jacksonville Public Library and Florida Department of State http://dlis.dos.state.fl.us/bld/research_office/BLD_Research_index.html

12.5 10.0 7.5 5.0 2.5 0.0

Year 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009

Circulation per person 7.14 9.04 9.34 9.75 10.08

Circulation 6,145,880 7,948,860 8,378,103 8,824,972 9,156,612

Population 861,150 879,235 897,008 904,971 908,562

JCCI 2009 Quality of Life Progress Report, page 9 h

S U S T A I N I N G A H E A L T H Y C O M M U N I T Y

SYMPTOMS SUGGEST SERIOUS HEALTH PROBLEM
Our Vision for Sustaining a Healthy Community:
Health-care institutions in the region provide medical and preventive health-care services with excellence, all citizens have access to these services, regardless of financial means, and citizens generally experience a high level of physical and mental health.

How are we doing?
This section had little good news to report. Suicide rates for senior citizens, a proxy measurement for depression and mental illness, improved, and the number of new HIV cases among whites in Jacksonville declined.

GOOD

NEWS:

NEEDS IMPROVEMENT: The hard news is that overall suicide rates are rising, the highest they’ve been in the last five years. The rates of sexually-transmitted diseases are climbing, and are at levels not seen since the 1980s. Disparities in new HIV cases and in infant mortality point to systemic health concerns within the community.

Key health indicators:
Infant Mortality Rate
BLACK: 13.9
25 20 15
15%

People Without Health Insurance
DUVAL COUNTY: 17.0%
2008
25% 20%

WHITE: 7.1
Black White

10 5 0

10% 5% 0% Total population Under 18 18-64 65 and Over

Source: Florida Department of Health

Source: U.S. Census, American Community Survey

Supporting indicators:
Cancer Death Rate New HIV Cases White Black STD Rates Suicide Rates Seniors (65 and over) Youth (10-19)

Previous 174.3 363 94 240 930.9 12.1 18.6 0.8

Latest 181.3 379 89 264 976.3 14.9 13.0 2.4

Change + 7.0 + 16 - 5 + 24 + 45.4 + 2.8 - 5.6 + 1.6

More details on these and other indicators can be found at www.jcci.org or on the CD on the back cover.

Championed by St. Vincent’s HealthCare “Health immeasurably impacts personal wellbeing and the enjoyment of every facet of life. Excellent, compassionate health care for all our citizens must be our community’s vision.” ~ Howard Watts, Interim President & CEO
JCCI 2009 Quality of Life Progress Report, page 10

SUSTAINING A HEALTHY COMMUNITY
Key Indicator
Indicator Description Importance Infant Mortality Rate This indicator measures the total annual infant deaths divided by the total annual infant births, multiplied by 1,000. Infant deaths serve as a sentinel indicator of community health. The infant mortality rate reflects the health status of the mother and the quality of health care received by mothers and infants, including prenatal, postnatal, and interconceptional health care.. Florida Department of Health, Office of Vital Statistics http://www.floridacharts.com 25 20 15 10 5 0 Black White

Source Link

Year 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008

Baker 5.4 19.0 15.2 7.0 2.5

Clay 5.7 6.7 4.7 4.5 8.8

Duval 10.9 11.6 9.5 9.0 9.7

Nassau 1.4 9.9 4.9 7.6 3.7

St. Johns 8.3 5.1 2.8 5.4 6.2

Northeast Florida 9.5 10.4 8.2 8.0 8.9

Duval County:
Year 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 White Infant Death Rate 7.5 7.9 7.2 6.7 7.1 Black Infant Death Rate 17.3 17.5 12.7 13.1 13.9

JCCI 2009 Quality of Life Progress Report, page 10 a  

SUSTAINING A HEALTHY COMMUNITY
Key Indicator
Indicator Description Importance Source Link People Without Health Insurance This indicator measures the percentage of people in Duval County, by age group, estimated to be without health insurance. Individuals and families lacking health insurance coverage are vulnerable to a dangerous combination of health and financial crises. U.S. Census, American Community Survey www.census.gov

2008
25% 20% 15% 10% 5% 0% Total population Under 18 18-64 65 and Over

Total population 2008 17.0%

Under 18 12.7%

18-64 21.3%

65 and Over 1.4%

JCCI 2009 Quality of Life Progress Report, page 10 b  

SUSTAINING A HEALTHY COMMUNITY
Supporting Indicator
Indicator Description Importance Source Link Deaths Due to Cancer This indicator measures the total annual number of resident deaths due to all forms of cancer per 100,000 people in the population. Cancer is a leading cause of death throughout the nation. Florida Department of Health, Office of Vital Statistics http://www.floridacharts.com/charts/chart.aspx

250

Duval NE Florida

200

150

100

Year 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008

Baker 174.5 171.0 210.2 210.2 235.4

Clay 182.6 168.3 175.5 181.7 193.4

Duval 185.5 186.3 177.6 174.3 181.3

Nassau 244.4 257.5 228.7 182.1 211.8

St. Johns 236.9 212.4 212.5 202.3 215.9

Northeast Florida 194.2 190.5 185.0 180.0 190.2

Florida 224.3 223.8 217.4 212.4 215.5

JCCI 2009 Quality of Life Progress Report, page 10 c  

SUSTAINING A HEALTHY COMMUNITY
Supporting Indicator
Indicator Description Importance New HIV Cases This indicator measures the number of newly-diagnosed HIV cases, in the total population and broken out by race. HIV/AIDS has disproportionately impacted racial and ethnic minorities in the United States. The disparity in the incidence of new HIV cases points to the effectiveness of prevention and education programs in reaching all of a community's residents. Duval County Health Department, AIDS Surveillance Program http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/pubs/facts/afam.htm

Source Link

400

Black White

300

200

100

0

Year 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008

Black 230 200 208 240 264

White 92 59 82 94 89

Other 19 17 17 29 26

Total 341 276 307 363 379

JCCI 2009 Quality of Life Progress Report, page 10 d  

SUSTAINING A HEALTHY COMMUNITY
Supporting Indicator
Indicator Description Sexually Transmitted Disease Reports This indicator measures the number of individuals per 100,000 people who have been diagnosed with gonorrhea, syphilis, or chlamydia (referred to as sexually transmitted diseases or STDs.) Individuals who contract a sexually transmitted disease may suffer severe medical problems. Florida Department of Health, Office of Vital Statistics http://www.floridacharts.com/charts/chart.aspx

Importance Source Link

1,000 800 600 400 200 0

Duval NE Florida

Year 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008

Baker 461.2 479.6 388.6 548.8 393.5

Clay 249.9 246.0 268.8 354.3 397.2

Duval 770.5 810.3 846.4 930.9 976.3

Nassau 181.7 225.7 329.1 265.3 400.0

St. Johns 94.6 108.1 172.5 173.2 206.0

Northeast Florida 583.2 612.2 647.5 712.5 754.3

Florida 351.2 357.0 399.2 437.8 505.1

JCCI 2009 Quality of Life Progress Report, page 10 e  

SUSTAINING A HEALTHY COMMUNITY
Supporting Indicator
Indicator Description Importance Suicide Rates per 100,000 People This indicator measures the total number of suicides per 100,000 people, in the total population and among youth (10-19) and seniors (65 and older). One measure of depression and mental health concerns is the suicide rate. Deaths by suicide are potentially preventable and, as such, represent a significant concern in the overall capacity of the community to care for all its members. Florida Department of Health, Office of Vital Statistics http://www.floridacharts.com/charts/chart.aspx

Source Link

30 25 20 15 10 5 0

Senior Suicide Rate Youth Suicide Rate

Total Suicide Rate

Year 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008

Total Suicide Rate 13.3 14.1 12.6 12.1 14.9

Senior Suicide Rate 21.7 14.6 17.1 18.6 13.0

Youth Suicide Rate 3.2 4.1 4.1 0.8 2.4

JCCI 2009 Quality of Life Progress Report, page 10 f  

SUSTAINING A HEALTHY COMMUNITY
Additional Indicators
Indicator Description Mothers Receiving Early Prenatal Care This indicator measures the total annual number of mothers who began prenatal care within the first three months of their pregnancies, as a percentage of the total number of births in the county. Early, high-quality prenatal care is critical to reducing risks for complications of pregnancy or birth and improving birth outcomes. Florida Department of Health, Office of Vital Statistics http://www.floridacharts.com
100% 90% 80% 70% 60% 50% Duval NE Florida

Importance Source Link

Year 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008

Baker 79.5% 79.0% 77.9% 73.2% 72.8%

Clay 82.1% 81.3% 77.1% 75.5% 75.3%

Duval 81.2% 77.5% 75.2% 73.6% 71.2%

Nassau 87.2% 86.6% 83.3% 80.9% 83.6%

St. Johns 87.5% 86.8% 84.8% 84.5.% 83.0%

Northeast Florida 82.1% 79.3% 76.7% 76.7% 73.3%

Florida 81.0% 78.5% 76.8% 75.9% 76.9%

JCCI 2009 Quality of Life Progress Report, page 10 g  

SUSTAINING A HEALTHY COMMUNITY
Additional Indicators
Indicator Description Importance Newborns with Birth Weights of 5.5 Pounds and Over This indicator measures the total annual number of newborns with birth weights of 5.5 pounds and over, divided by the total number of newborns. Low birth weight is a leading predictor of neonatal death. Low birth-weight infants are also more likely than normal birth-weight infants to experience long-term developmental and neurological disabilities. Florida Department of Health, Office of Vital Statistics http://www.floridacharts.com/charts/chart.aspx
100% Duval NE Florida 95%

Source Link

90%

85%

80%

Year 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008

Baker 93.5% 90.5% 89.6% 91.4% 92.5%

Clay 93.1% 92.5% 91.9% 93.2% 92.2%

Duval 90.0% 90.4% 90.5% 90.3% 90.7%

Nassau 92.2% 92.5% 90.5% 92.6% 92.9%

St. Johns 93.6% 93.1% 92.9% 92.8% 93.7%

Northeast Florida 90.9% 91.0% 90.9% 91.2% 91.3%

Florida 91.4% 91.2% 91.3% 91.3% 91.2%

JCCI 2009 Quality of Life Progress Report, page 10 h  

SUSTAINING A HEALTHY COMMUNITY
Additional Indicators
Indicator Description Percent of Seniors Who Feel Safe in Their Neighborhood The indicator measures the percentage of respondents 65 and over who answered "yes" to the question: Do you feel safe walking alone at night in your neighborhood? The perception of safety, which may or may not correlate with actual safety or the reported crime rate, is critical to one's quality of life in the community, especially for senior citizens. Telephone survey by American Public Dialogue http://www.publicdialogue.com/
100% 80% 60% 40% 20% 0%

Importance

Source Link

Year 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009

Percent answering "yes" 51% 48% 42% 36% 55%

JCCI 2009 Quality of Life Progress Report, page 10 i  

SUSTAINING A HEALTHY COMMUNITY
Additional Indicators
Indicator Description Importance HIV/AIDS-related Deaths This indicator measures the total annual number of HIV/AIDS-related deaths per 100,000 people in the total population. HIV/AIDS is a serious though preventable disease. Although there is no cure for AIDS, new treatments are helping people with HIV live longer. Still, these treatment regimens are complex, cause serious side effects, and become ineffective as HIV mutates. Florida Department of Health, Office of Vital Statistics http://www.floridacharts.com/charts/chart.aspx
40 30 20 10 0

Source Link

Year 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008

Deaths per 100,000 10.1 13.6 12.1 12.0 10.9

Deaths 85 117 106 108 99

JCCI 2009 Quality of Life Progress Report, page 10 j  

SUSTAINING A HEALTHY COMMUNITY
Additional Indicators
Indicator Description Importance Source Link Packs of cigarettes sold per person This indicator measures the total annual number of packs of cigarettes sold per person in the total population. Cigarette smoking is the leading cause of lung cancer. Florida Department of Business Regulation, Division of Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco http://www.doh.state.fl.us/Tobacco/tobacco_home.html
150

125

100

75

50

Year 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009

Packs sold per person 81 81 72 74 74

Packs sold 69,499,131 71,006,581 64,456,022 66,971,546 67,605,592

Duval County Population 861,150 879,235 897,008 904,971 911,235

JCCI 2009 Quality of Life Progress Report, page 10 k  

SUSTAINING A HEALTHY COMMUNITY
Additional Indicators
Indicator Description Importance Deaths Due to Lung Cancer This indicator measures the total annual number of resident deaths due to lung cancer per 100,000 people in the population. Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States for men and women. Studies show that smoking tobacco products in any form is the major cause of lung cancer. Environmental or second-hand tobacco smoke is also implicated in causing lung cancer. Other risk factors for lung cancer include asbestos and radon exposure. Florida Department of Health, Office of Vital Statistics http://www.floridacharts.com/charts/chart.aspx
80

Source Link

Duval

Northeast Florida

60

40

20

0

Year 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008

Baker 66.5 50.0 63.5 66.2 61.7

Clay 58.8 46.8 49.7 59.1 62.1

Duval 56.3 56.0 54.4 52.3 57.1

Nassau 93.2 107.5 71.4 57.4 70.6

St. Johns 56.9 55.3 64.5 58.7 64.8

Northeast Florida 58.8 57.2 56.1 54.6 59.6

Florida 68.0 66.8 64.8 62.2 63.2

JCCI 2009 Quality of Life Progress Report, page 10 l  

SUSTAINING A HEALTHY COMMUNITY
Additional Indicators
Indicator Description Importance Source Link Deaths Due to Heart Disease This indicator measures the total annual number of resident deaths due to heart disease per 100,000 people in the population. Heart disease is a leading cause of death throughout the country. Florida Department of Health, Office of Vital Statistics http://www.floridacharts.com/charts/chart.aspx
350 300 250 200 150 100

Duval Northeast Florida

Year 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008

Baker 182.8 158.5 142.8 132.3 173.6

Clay 168.0 175.9 144.8 150.5 138.9

Duval 197.9 188.3 169.1 173.0 172.5

Nassau 201.6 174.2 176.2 177.8 181.3

St. Johns 172.7 165.9 159.9 144.7 147.2

Northeast Florida 190.8 182.6 164.5 165.7 165.1

Florida 265.9 255.2 238.4 224.0 222.9

JCCI 2009 Quality of Life Progress Report, page 10 m  

SUSTAINING A HEALTHY COMMUNITY
Additional Indicators
Indicator Description Survey: People Rating Health Care "Good" or "Excellent" This indicator measures the percentage of survey respondents who answer "good" or "excellent" to the question: In your opinion, is the health and medical care available in Jacksonville excellent, good, fair, or poor? Perceptions of the quality of the health and medical care available may reflect the quality of care, accessibility, and affordability of health care. Telephone survey by American Public Dialogue http://www.publicdialogue.com/
100% 80% 60% 40% 20% 0%

Importance Source Link

Excellent Good

Year 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009

Excellent 22% 32% 34% 34% 36%

Good 46% 34% 39% 37% 38%

Total 68% 66% 73% 71% 74%

JCCI 2009 Quality of Life Progress Report, page 10 n  

INCREASINGLY DISCONNECTED

FROM

LOCAL GOVERNMENT

Our Vision for Maintaining Responsive Government:
Local government bodies in the region are led by competent, representative, and responsive elected and appointed officials, they provide public services effectively and equitably to citizens, and citizens are well informed about public affairs and actively participate in civic activities.

How are we doing?
Voter turnout in the past presidential election increased to 78 percent, and satisfaction with local government services remains high. More people report paying attention to local government news.

GOOD

NEWS:

NEEDS

IMPROVEMENT: Voter turnout in local and state elections has been low, and the voter turnout trends in both are diverging away from the presidential election turnout. Fewer people feel they can influence local government, and the number of neighborhood organizations (often one of the first ways people get involved in their community) is declining.

M A I N T A I N I N G R E S P O N S I V E G O V E R N M E N T

Key governance indicators:
Voter Turnout
DUVAL COUNTY: 78%
100% 80% 60% 40% 20% 0% Presidential State Local

Satisfaction with City Services
DUVAL COUNTY: 83%
100% 80% 60% 40% 20% 0% Very satisfied Somewhat satisfied

Source: Supervisor of Elections

Source: American Public Dialogue

Supporting indicators:
Previous Diverse and Representative Government Elected Officials: People of Color Elected Officials: Women Neighborhood Organizations Survey: Can You Influence Government? People Keeping Up With Local Government News 29% 24% 597 26% 58% Latest 26% 26% 591 25% 62% Change + + 3% 2% 6 1% 4%

More details on these and other indicators can be found at www.jcci.org or on the CD on the back cover.

Championed by The Main Street America Group “A responsive government effectively serves the needs of its constituents. Members of our community should stay well-informed and actively participate in the democratic process.” ~ Tom Van Berkel, Chairman, President & CEO
JCCI 2009 Quality of Life Progress Report, page 11

MAINTAINING RESPONSIVE GOVERNMENT
Key Indicator
Indicator Description Voter Turnout The total number of votes cast in scheduled general elections, divided by the total number of registered voters. General elections include the alternating November presidential and congressional/state elections in even-numbered years and the local unitary primary election held in April of every fourth oddnumbered year (most recently in 2007). Registering to vote is one step in civic participation, but voter turnout demonstrates a higher level of civic involvement. Supervisor of Elections http://election.dos.state.fl.us/

Importance Source Link

100% 80% 60% 40% 20% 0%

Presidential

State

Local

Year 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008

Turnout 73.6% 42.3% 19.1% 77.8%

JCCI 2009 Quality of Life Progress Report, page 11 a

MAINTAINING RESPONSIVE GOVERNMENT
Key Indicator
Indicator Description Survey: Satisfaction with Basic City Services The percentage of Duval County survey respondents who answered "somewhat satisfied" or "very satisfied" to the question: As you think about the effectiveness of public services provided by the City of Jacksonville, how satisfied are you with basic public services such as streets, parks, libraries, and trash removal? Would you say that you are very satisfied, somewhat satisfied, not very satisfied, or not at all satisfied? Citizen satisfaction is an important measure of the public perception of the quality of services provided by local government. Telephone survey by American Public Dialogue http://www.publicdialogue.com/

Importance Source Link

100% 80% 60% 40% 20% 0%

Very satisfied

Somewhat satisfied

Year 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009

Somewhat satisfied 50% 44% 50% 49% 50%

Very satisfied 29% 38% 35% 33% 33%

Combined total 79% 82% 85% 82% 83%

JCCI 2009 Quality of Life Progress Report, page 11 b

MAINTAINING RESPONSIVE GOVERNMENT
Supporting Indicator
Indicator Description Percent of Elected Officials Who Are People of Color The indicator measures the percentage of elected officials who are people of color. Officials included in the indicator are: members of the Jacksonville City Council and Duval County School Board, Mayor of Jacksonville, Duval County Sheriff, Duval County Property Appraiser, Duval County Tax Collector, Duval County Supervisor of Elections, Florida State Senators from Districts 1, 5, and 8, and State Representatives from Districts 12 through 19. Civil Service Board members were included until 1996 when these positions became appointive. In a representative democracy, the diversity of elected officials is one indicator of the openness of the political system for all to participate, either by running for office or to feel that their voices are being heard. City of Jacksonville, Duval County Public Schools, Duval State Legislative Delegation www.coj.net
100% 80% 60% 40% 20% 0%

Importance

Source Link

Year 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009

Percent People of color 29% 29% 29% 29% 26%

JCCI 2009 Quality of Life Progress Report, page 11 c

MAINTAINING RESPONSIVE GOVERNMENT
Supporting Indicator
Indicator Description Percent of Elected Officials Who Are Female The indicator measures the percentage of elected officials who are female. Officials included in the indicator are: members of the Jacksonville City Council and Duval County School Board, Mayor of Jacksonville, Duval County Sheriff, Duval County Property Appraiser, Duval County Tax Collector, Duval County Supervisor of Elections, Florida State Senators from Districts 7, 8, and 9 (Districts 2, 6, and 8 after reapportionment in 1994; Districts 1, 5, and 8 after reapportionment in 2004), and State Representatives from Districts 13 through 20 (Districts 12 through 19 after reapportionment in 1994, unchanged in 2004). Civil Service Board members were included until 1996 when these positions became appointive. In a representative democracy, the diversity of elected officials is one indicator of the openness of the political system for all to participate, either by running for office or to feel that their voices are being heard. City of Jacksonville, Duval County Public Schools, Duval State Legislative Delegation www.coj.net
100% 80% 60% 40% 20% 0%

Importance

Source Link

Year 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009

Percent Female 38% 38% 26% 24% 26%

JCCI 2009 Quality of Life Progress Report, page 11 d

MAINTAINING RESPONSIVE GOVERNMENT
Supporting Indicator
Indicator Description Importance Neighborhood Organizations The total number of active neighborhood organizations in Jacksonville, as identified by the City of Jacksonville Neighborhood Services Division. One early introduction into civic participation and getting involved in the health of the community is through organizing or participating in a neighborhood organization. City of Jacksonville Neighborhood Services Division http://www.coj.net/Departments/Housing+and+Neighborhoods/Community+Devel opment/Directory+of+Neighborhood+Organizations.htm
600

Source Link

400

200

0

Year 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009

Neighborhood Organizations 454 517 539 597 591

JCCI 2009 Quality of Life Progress Report, page 11 e

MAINTAINING RESPONSIVE GOVERNMENT
Supporting Indicator
Indicator Description Survey: Can You Influence Local Government? The percentage of people who respond "great influence" or "moderate influence" to the survey question: Our governmental system values citizen input and involvement. As a citizen of Jacksonville and Duval County, how would you describe your ability to influence local-government decision making? Would you say that you have great influence, moderate influence, a little influence, or no influence at all? Citizen perceptions of their personal power and ability to participate effectively in local government can demonstrate the civic capacity of a community to face difficult issues. Telephone survey by American Public Dialogue http://www.publicdialogue.com/
100% Great 80% 60% 40% 20% 0% Moderate

Importance

Source Link

Year 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009

Moderate 27% 27% 25% 23% 23%

Great 6% 6% 2% 3% 2%

Combined 32% 32% 27% 26% 25%

JCCI 2009 Quality of Life Progress Report, page 11 f

MAINTAINING RESPONSIVE GOVERNMENT
Supporting Indicator
Indicator Description Survey: People Keeping Up with Local Government News The percentage of Duval County survey respondents who answered "frequently" to the question: People generally obtain local government news from television, radio, newspapers, the Internet, or from other people. How often do you keep up with news from any source about City Council, the Mayor, the School Board, or other local-government bodies? Would you say frequently, sometimes, seldom, or never? Civic participation is enhanced when the community has an informed citizenry. Telephone survey by American Public Dialogue http://www.publicdialogue.com/
100% 80% 60% 40% 20% 0%

Importance Source Link

Year 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009

Percent who respond "frequently" 47% 52% 52% 58% 62%

JCCI 2009 Quality of Life Progress Report, page 11 g

MAINTAINING RESPONSIVE GOVERNMENT
Additional Indicators
Indicator Description Voter Registration The total number of registered voters, divided by the total population 18 and over. During years with a general election, the number of registered voters is measured when the roll is closed before that election. During a year without a general election, the number is measured on the last day of the year. Registering to vote is one of the first steps in civic participation. Supervisor of Elections http://election.dos.state.fl.us/ 100% 80% 60% 40% 20% 0%

Importance Source Link

Year 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009

Percent Registered to Vote 80.8% 81.3% 81.3% 78.9% 78.2%

People registered to vote 521,636 537,462 546,733 536,588 535,431

Population 18 and over 645,484 661,007 672,193 679,737 684,382

JCCI 2009 Quality of Life Progress Report, page 11 h

MAINTAINING RESPONSIVE GOVERNMENT
Additional Indicators
Indicator Description Survey: Satisfaction with Public Safety Services The percentage of Duval County survey respondents who answered "somewhat satisfied" or "very satisfied" to the question: As you think about the effectiveness of public services provided by the City of Jacksonville, how satisfied are you with public-safety services such as rescue, fire, and police? Would you say that you are very satisfied, somewhat satisfied, not very satisfied, or not at all satisfied? In public safety, important goals are to reduce the fear of crime and to increase security and confidence in fire and rescue services. Public satisfaction is a measure of the perceived quality of the services provided and the community's trust in those services. Telephone survey by American Public Dialogue http://www.publicdialogue.com/
Very satisfied Somewhat satisfied

Importance

Source Link

100% 80% 60% 40% 20% 0%

Year 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009

Somewhat satisfied 43% 40% 45% 47% 46%

Very satisfied 45% 45% 43% 39% 42%

Combined total 88% 85% 87% 86% 88%

JCCI 2009 Quality of Life Progress Report, page 11 i

MAINTAINING RESPONSIVE GOVERNMENT
Additional Indicators
Indicator Description Duval County survey: Can you name two City Council members? The percentage of Duval County survey respondents who could name two City Council members in response to the question: Can you name two members of the Jacksonville City Council? (Responses are checked for at least last-name accuracy.) Civic engagement is enhanced to the extent that citizens know which local elected officials are making decisions on their behalf. Telephone survey by American Public Dialogue http://www.publicdialogue.com/
100% 80% 60% 40% 20% 0%

Importance Source Link

Year 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009

Named two Council members 15% 13% 15% 27% 33%

JCCI 2009 Quality of Life Progress Report, page 11 j

MAINTAINING RESPONSIVE GOVERNMENT
Additional Indicators
Indicator Description Survey: Elected Leadership is "Good" or "Excellent" The percentage of people who respond "excellent" or "good" to the survey question: First, we would like you to turn your attention to the government of Jacksonville. In your opinion, is the quality of leadership in our local government excellent, good, fair, or poor? The effectiveness of local government often relies on the quality of elected leadership. Telephone survey by American Public Dialogue http://www.publicdialogue.com/
100% 80% 60% 40% 20% 0%

Importance Source Link

Excellent Good

Year 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009

Excellent 8% 9% 4% 6% 3%

Good 51% 45% 37% 38% 34%

Combined 59% 54% 41% 44% 37%

JCCI 2009 Quality of Life Progress Report, page 11 k

MAINTAINING RESPONSIVE GOVERNMENT
Additional Indicators
Indicator Description Survey: School Board Leadership is "Good" or "Excellent" The percentage of people who respond "excellent" or "good" to the survey question: In your opinion, is the quality of elected leadership on the Duval County School Board excellent, good, fair, or poor? The effectiveness of the public education system often relies on the quality of its leadership. Telephone survey by American Public Dialogue http://www.publicdialogue.com/
100% 80% 60% 40% 20% 0%

Importance Source Link

Excellent Good

Year 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009

Good 31% 28% 21% 28% 28%

Excellent 3% 4% 2% 3% 2%

Combined 33% 32% 23% 31% 30%

JCCI 2009 Quality of Life Progress Report, page 11 l

M O V I N G A R O U N D E F F I C I E N T L Y & S A F E L Y

COMMUTING IS FAST

AND

GETTING SAFER FOR LOCAL RESIDENTS

Our Vision for Moving Around Efficiently and Safely:
Citizens in the region have access to affordable, convenient, and accessible transportation services with the capacity to convey them around the community and around the world to their chosen destinations at their chosen times efficiently and safely.

How are we doing?
GOOD NEWS: Bus ridership is increasing, and two-thirds of those who live in Duval County can get to
work in 25 minutes or less. (The indicator does not include those who live in other counties in the region but work in Duval County.) Fewer accidents on the roadways make transportation safer.

NEEDS

IMPROVEMENT: Miles of bus service have been decreasing for the past five years. While bus ridership has increased in the past year, ridership per 1,000 residents remains below what it was in 2005 and 2006. With the economic slowdown, passenger traffic in the airport has declined slightly, but the total number of passengers is still the second highest level recorded, behind 2007.

Key transportation indicators:
Commute Times 25 Minutes or Less
DUVAL COUNTY: 67%
100% 80% 60% 40% 20% 0% 16 to 25 min. 0 to 15 min.

Bus Ridership per 1,000
DUVAL COUNTY: 42

Source: American Public Dialogue

Source: Jacksonville Transportation Authority (JTA)

Supporting indicators:
Airport Passengers (millions) JTA Miles of Service Motor Vehicle Accidents per 1,000 Previous 6.3 33,680 17.1 Latest 6.0 33,019 16.3 Change - 0.3 - 661 - 0.8

More details on these and other indicators can be found at www.jcci.org or on the CD on the back cover.

Championed by North Florida TPO “Tracking our progress in providing efficient transportation is critical as our community focuses on smart growth, and its expanding roles as a regional, national and worldwide logistics hub.” ~ Denise Bunnewith, Executive Director
JCCI 2009 Quality of Life Progress Report, page 12

MOVING AROUND EFFICIENTLY AND SAFELY
Key Indicator
Indicator Description Percent Commute Times of 25 minutes or Less The indicator measures the number of people surveyed reporting a commuting time of 25 minutes or less, divided by the total number of working people surveyed, to report the percentage of working people surveyed with commute times of 25 minutes or less. Commuting times affect personal well-being, employment growth, public-safety services, and motor-fuel consumption. Time lost in commuting is not available for activities to enhance one's quality of life, and extended commute times can be emotionally stressful. Telephone survey by American Public Dialogue http://www.publicdialogue.com/

Importance

Source Link

100% 80% 60% 40% 20% 0%

16 to 25 Minutes 0 to 15 Minutes

Year 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009

0 to 15 min. 32% 42% 41% 35% 38%

16 to 25 min. 29% 26% 28% 32% 29%

Total (0 to 25 minutes) 61% 68% 69% 67% 67%

JCCI 2009 Quality of Life Progress Report, page 12 a

MOVING AROUND EFFICIENTLY AND SAFELY
Key Indicator
Indicator Description Average weekday JTA bus ridership per 1,000 people The indicator measures the annual average number of Jacksonville Transportation Authority bus riders on weekdays per 1,000 people in the Duval County population. Mass transit serves at least two important functions in a community: a more ecologically efficient form of transportation for those that choose to use it, and a necessary form of transportation for those who do not own a personal vehicle. The quality of the mass transit system in a community adds to its ability to support a thriving population and attract/retain an employment base. Jacksonville Transportation Authority www.jtaonthemove.com

Importance

Source Link

80 60 40 20 0

Year 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009

Avg. Weekday Ridership 37,999 39,708 33,680 37,863 35,068

Population 861,150 884,004 897,008 904,971 911,236

Avg. Ridership per 1,000 Population 44 45 38 42 38

JCCI 2009 Quality of Life Progress Report, page 12 b

MOVING AROUND EFFICIENTLY AND SAFELY
Supporting Indicator
Indicator Description Total passengers flying in or out of Jacksonville International Airport The indicator measures the total number of passengers who enplaned on or deplaned from a commercial airline flight at the Jacksonville International Airport during each year. A key measure of the functionality of the air transportation system is not just its connectedness (destinations served) or capacity (seats available) but its use. The total passenger traffic shows how the air transportation is used. Jacksonville Airport Authority http://www.jaa.aero/General/Default.aspx

Importance

Source Link

8

6 (millions)

4

2

0

Year 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009

Total Passengers (in millions) 5.7 5.9 6.3 6.0 5.6

JCCI 2009 Quality of Life Progress Report, page 12 c

MOVING AROUND EFFICIENTLY AND SAFELY
Supporting Indicator
Indicator Description Average weekday miles of JTA bus service The indicator measures the total JTA bus miles during all weekdays in the year, divided by the total weekdays in the year, to report the average weekday miles of JTA bus service. Effective mass transit takes people from where they are to where they want to go. In communities that are geographically spread out, increased miles of bus service may point to increased availability of bus service options. Jacksonville Transportation Authority www.jtaonthemove.com

Importance

Source Link

40,000

30,000

20,000

10,000

0

Year 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009

Average Weekday Miles of JTA Bus Service 34,041 34,366 33,680 33,019 29,632

JCCI 2009 Quality of Life Progress Report, page 12 d

MOVING AROUND EFFICIENTLY AND SAFELY
Supporting Indicator
Indicator Description Importance Source Link Motor Vehicle Accidents per 1,000 People The indicator measures the total annual motor-vehicle accidents per 1,000 people in the population. Getting around safely is an important part of the quality of life. Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles annual report on Florida Traffic Crash Facts http://www.hsmv.state.fl.us/reports/crash_facts.html
25

20

15

10

Year 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008

Accidents per 1,000 people in Duval County 16.8 18.3 17.6 17.1 16.3

Total Accidents 14,116 15,761 15,440 15,348 14,771

Duval County population 840,474 861,150 879,235 897,008 904,971

JCCI 2009 Quality of Life Progress Report, page 12 e

MOVING AROUND EFFICIENTLY AND SAFELY
Additional Indicators
Indicator Percent of JTA Bus Headways within 30 Minutes during Peak Hours/60 minutes during NonPeak Hours. The indicator measures the percentage of Jacksonville Transportation Authority bus headways that are within 30 minutes for peak-hour routes and 60 minutes for nonpeak hour routes. Peak hours are from 6:45 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. Headway is the number of minutes between the time buses come by a scheduled route. Effective mass transit is available for people at the times that they need to travel. Reducing bus headways increases the responsiveness of the system to the travel needs of the riders. Jacksonville Transportation Authority www.jtaonthemove.com

Description

Importance

Source Link

100% 80% 60% 40% 20% 0%

60 minutes

30 minutes

Year 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009

Headways Within 30 Minutes 63% 62% 60% 63% 58%

Headways Within 60 Minutes 93% 93% 92% 92% 90%

JCCI 2009 Quality of Life Progress Report, page 12 f

MOVING AROUND EFFICIENTLY AND SAFELY
Additional Indicators
Indicator Description Average weekday ridership on the Skyway The indicator measures the total annual number of weekday riders on the Skyway, divided by the total weekdays in the year. The Skyway (previously known as the Automated Skyway Express or ASE) is a raised, automated, 2.5 mile monorail system that operates small transit vehicles on routes that center on downtown Jacksonville and reach out to the edges of the downtown area. The Skyway was intended to provide an opportunity for downtown commuters to get where they need to be while reducing the need for downtown parking. Jacksonville Transportation Authority www.jtaonthemove.com

Importance Source Link

5,000 4,000 3,000 2,000 1,000 0

Year 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009

Skyway Weekday Ridership 2,423 2,474 2,277 1,978 1,763

JCCI 2009 Quality of Life Progress Report, page 12 g

MOVING AROUND EFFICIENTLY AND SAFELY
Additional Indicators
Indicator Description Destinations served by nonstop flights from JIA The indicator measures the total nonstop destinations served by scheduled commercial flights to and from Jacksonville International Airport during May each year. The number of nonstop destinations available provides accessibility in air travel destinations and enhances the attractiveness of the city for business growth. Jacksonville Airport Authority http://www.jaa.aero/General/Default.aspx
50 40 30 20 10 0

Importance Source Link

Year 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009

Destinations served by direct flight (one-stop or non-stop) 71 57 61 59 53

Destinations served by nonstop flights (displayed on chart) 26 26 31 33 28

JCCI 2009 Quality of Life Progress Report, page 12 h

MOVING AROUND EFFICIENTLY AND SAFELY
Additional Indicators
Indicator Description Average seats on flights through Jacksonville International Airport The indicator measures the total number of seats available to be sold each day on all departures of scheduled commercial flights from JIA during May each year. The number of seats on arriving flights is the same. The number of seats available for air transportation is a measure of the capacity of the air transit system to meet the needs of the community for business travel, tourism, and the personal needs of residents. Jacksonville Airport Authority http://www.jaa.aero/General/Default.aspx
15,000 13,000 11,000 9,000 7,000 5,000

Importance

Source Link

Year 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009

Available seats 10,903 11,096 11,910 11,919 10,335

JCCI 2009 Quality of Life Progress Report, page 12 i

CRIME IS DOWN AND MORE PEOPLE FEEL SAFE
Our Vision for Keeping the Community Safe:
Public-safety agencies in the region provide rescue, fire, and law-enforcement services with excellence, and citizens generally experience a low level of crime and a high level of personal safety.

How are we doing?
The good news is that the murder rate is lower and violent crimes are down. Fewer people report being a victim of crime, and more people report feeling safe in their neighborhoods. Child abuse rates are lower, as are the rates of youth adjudicated delinquent (found guilty of delinquent actions). The trend lines are better, but they are not good enough. Four out of ten people don’t feel safe in their own neighborhoods, and the murder rate still leads the state. While the good news is welcome, continued improvement is needed.

GOOD

NEWS:

K E E P I N G T H E C O M M U N I T Y S A F E

NEEDS

IMPROVEMENT:

Key safety indicators:
People Feel Safe In Their Neighborhoods
DUVAL COUNTY: 60% YES
100% 80% 60% 40% 20% 0%
12,000 10,000 8,000 6,000 4,000 2,000 2 000 -

Index Crime Rate
NON-VIOLENT: 5,509
Nonviolent

VIOLENT: 927
Violent 2,500 2,250 2,000 1,750 1,500 1,250 1,000 750 500 250 -

Source: American Public Dialogue

Source: Florida Department of Law Enforcement

Supporting indicators:
People Reporting Being Victims of Crime Youth Adjudicated Delinquent Per 1,000 Youth Murder Rate Verified Child Abuse Reports Per 1,000 Previous 19% 5.5 13.9 8.5 Latest 17% 4.7 12.8 7.6 Change - 2% - 0.8 - 1.1 - 0.9

More details on these and other indicators can be found at www.jcci.org or on the CD on the back cover.

Championed by CSX Corporation “We as a community must be dedicated to achieving a vision where all citizens live with the peace of mind that their neighborhoods, workplaces, streets and schools are safe and their families secure.” ~ Michael Ward, Chairman, President & CEO
JCCI 2009 Quality of Life Progress Report, page 13

KEEPING THE COMMUNITY SAFE
Key Indicator
Indicator Description Importance Source Link Percent Who Feel Safe in Their Neighborhood The indicator measures the percentage of respondents who answered "yes" to the question: Do you feel safe walking alone at night in your neighborhood? The perception of safety, which may or may not correlate with actual safety or the reported crime rate, is critical to one's quality of life in the community. Telephone survey by American Public Dialogue http://www.publicdialogue.com/

100% 80% 60% 40% 20% 0%

Year 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009

Percent answering "yes" 63% 58% 58% 50% 60%

JCCI 2009 Quality of Life Progress Report, page 13 a

KEEPING THE COMMUNITY SAFE
Key Indicator
Indicator Description Importance Total Index Crime Rate The indicator measures the total reported Index Crimes per 100,000 people in the county. Crime directly impacts the quality of life of those who are victims and their family members, as well as those who witness the crime. Crime also affects the entire community, at both a neighborhood level and as a region, by impacting the desirability of the community as a place to live, the suitability as a place to locate business and employment centers, the value of housing, and the physical health of people living in the area. Florida Department of Law Enforcement, Division of Criminal Justice Information Systems, Uniform Crime Reports http://www.fdle.state.fl.us
Nonviolent Violent

Source Link

12,000 10,000 8,000 6,000 4,000 2,000 -

2,500 2,250 2,000 1,750 1,500 1,250 1,000 750 500 250 -

Year 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009

Violent crime rate 808 805 956 927 801

Nonviolent crime rate 5,390 5,277 5,458 5,509 5,013

Total index crime rate 6,198 6,082 6,413 6,436 5,814

JCCI 2009 Quality of Life Progress Report, page 13 b

KEEPING THE COMMUNITY SAFE
Supporting Indicator
Indicator Description Percent Reporting Being Crime Victims The indicator measures the percentage of respondents who answered "yes" to the question: During the last year, have you had money or property stolen, property vandalized, home broken into, car stolen, or personal assault or attack? Crime directly impacts the quality of life of those who are victims and their family members, as well as those who witness the crime. Crime also affects the entire community, at both a neighborhood level and as a region, by impacting the desirability of the community as a place to live, the suitability as a place to locate business and employment centers, the value of housing, and the physical health of people living in the area. Telephone survey by American Public Dialogue http://www.publicdialogue.com/ 50% 40% 30% 20% 10% 0%

Importance

Source Link

Year 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009

Percent answering "yes" 21% 20% 18% 19% 17%

JCCI 2009 Quality of Life Progress Report, page 13 c

KEEPING THE COMMUNITY SAFE
Supporting Indicator
Indicator Description Youth Adjudicated Delinquent per 1,000 Youth The indicator measures the number of youth adjudicated delinquent per 1,000 youth ages 10 to 17. Juvenile delinquents are youths adjudicated to have committed a delinquent act. This is equivalent to adults being found guilty or criminal acts. People who commit crimes while young are at higher risk for criminal activity as adults, impacting their quality of life, that of their families, and that of the whole community. Florida Department of Juvenile Justice http://www.djj.state.fl.us/Research/Delinquency_Profile/index.html
10 8 6 4 2 0 Duval NE Florida

Importance

Source Link

Year 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008

Baker 6.0 2.8 3.2 3.4 2.4

Clay 4.4 3.3 2.1 2.0 2.7

Duval 6.6 7.9 6.7 5.5 4.7

Nassau 7.5 7.8 7.6 7.0 5.7

St. Johns 2.5 2.1 2.9 2.3 1.7

Northeast Florida 5.9 6.4 5.5 4.6 4.1

JCCI 2009 Quality of Life Progress Report, page 13 d

KEEPING THE COMMUNITY SAFE
Supporting Indicator
Indicator Description Importance Murder Rate The indicator measures the total murders per 100,000 people in the county. Murder impacts the individual as well as the individual’s family and friends, with long-term serious consequences. The murder rate represents the most serious impacts of crime in a community. Florida Department of Law Enforcement, Division of Criminal Justice Information Systems, Uniform Crime Reports http://www.fdle.state.fl.us

Source Link

30.0 25.0 20.0 15.0 10.0 5.0 0.0

Year 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009

Murders 96 115 125 116 101

Population 861,150 879,235 897,597 904,971 900,518

Jacksonville Murder Rate 11.1 13.1 13.9 12.8 11.2

JCCI 2009 Quality of Life Progress Report, page 13 e

KEEPING THE COMMUNITY SAFE
Supporting Indicator
Indicator Description Verified Child Abuse Reports per 1,000 Children The indicator measures the total annual Northeast Florida verified reports to the Department of Children and Families of child abuse or neglect per 1,000 children under 18. Children who have been abused or neglected may experience long-term psychological, emotional and behavioral consequences. Victims of abuse are also at higher risk of abusing their own children when they become parents. Florida Department of Children and Families http://www.state.fl.us/cf_web/
12

Importance

Source Link

8

4

0

Year 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008

Baker 11.2 15.7 21.6 15.0 10.7

Clay 12.1 11.5 14.1 14.6 11.4

Duval 8.7 8.4 8.2 8.5 7.6

Nassau 8.4 9.0 8.6 8.4 6.9

St. Johns 9.0 10.3 9.4 7.5 6.2

Northeast Florida 9.5 9.4 9.5 9.4 8.0

JCCI 2009 Quality of Life Progress Report, page 13 f

KEEPING THE COMMUNITY SAFE
Additional Indicators
Indicator Description Average Police-Call Response Times The indicator measures the average response time for "priority-one" police calls in Duval County. Definition: A "Priority One" call is used only when life threatening or serious personal injury has occurred or the threat of life threatening or serious personal injury exists. This call requires the presence of a police officer at the scene as quickly as possible. Any situation or event that has placed individuals in imminent physical danger is dispatched as a Priority One call. (Emergency/Life Threatening) The speed at which the police respond to a priority-one call may save a life. City of Jacksonville, Office of the Sheriff http://www.coj.net/Departments/Sheriffs+Office/Default.htm
10 8 Minutes 6 4 2 0 1 2 3 Zones Year 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 Zone 1 5.73 5.40 5.32 5.30 5.23 Zone 2 7.13 7.23 6.98 6.87 7.01 Zone 3 7.45 7.62 7.62 7.54 6.96 Zone 4 7.76 8.29 7.83 7.72 7.69 Zone 5 6.91 7.54 7.17 6.64 6.49 Zone 6 7.61 7.41 7.49 7.44 7.50 Citywide 7.13 7.34 7.14 6.99 6.85 4 5 6 Citywide

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JCCI 2009 Quality of Life Progress Report, page 13 g

KEEPING THE COMMUNITY SAFE
Additional Indicators
Indicator Description Rescue-Call Response Times Under 4 Minutes The indicator measures the percentage of rescue responses that arrive in under four minutes. Response times in Jacksonville are affected by the large geographic area of the county. Response times in outlying, rural areas tend to be longer than those in more densely populated areas. Rescue-call response times vary among the Planning Districts in Duval County, primarily because of differing densities of population and development. This indicator includes Atlantic Beach, Baldwin, Jacksonville Beach, and Neptune Beach. Response time is defined as the number of minutes from the time adequate information has been received and given to the dispatcher to the time when the first piece of equipment arrives on the scene. The speed at which a rescue team arrives may be critical to save a life. City of Jacksonville, Fire and Rescue Department http://www.coj.net/Departments/Fire+and+Rescue/default.htm
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Year 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008

Greater Arlington (2) 28.2% 30.9% 28.0% 26.2%

North (6) 28.6% 28.0% 25.3% 24.1%

Northwest (5) 44.7% 47.2% 42.6% 41.9%

Southeast (3) 34.3% 35.2% 34.3% 32.5%

Southwest (4) 34.7% 34.7% 33.7% 31.6%

Urban Core (1) 78.8% 82.6% 79.8% 77.1%

Duval County 42.0% 43.8% 43.7% 39.8% 39.4%

JCCI 2009 Quality of Life Progress Report, page 13 h

KEEPING THE COMMUNITY SAFE
Additional Indicators
Indicator Description Fire-Call Response Times Under 4 Minutes The indicator measures the percentage of fire-call responses that arrive in under four minutes. Response times in Jacksonville are affected by the large geographic area of the city. Fire-call response times vary among the Planning Districts in Duval County, primarily because of differing densities of population and development. Response times in outlying, rural areas tend to be longer than those in more densely populated areas. Response time is defined as the number of minutes from the time adequate information has been received and given to the dispatcher to the time when the first piece of equipment arrives on the scene. The indicator excludes Jacksonville Beach, but includes Atlantic Beach, Baldwin, and Neptune Beach. The speed at which a fire response team arrives may affect the damage a fire causes. City of Jacksonville, Fire and Rescue Department http://www.coj.net/Departments/Fire+and+Rescue/default.htm
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Year 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008

Greater Arlington (2) 24.6% 31.1% 30.7% 27.3%

North (6) 26.4% 28.4% 26.7% 24.2%

Northwes t (5) 41.2% 47.0% 44.0% 41.1%

Southeas t (3) 30.0% 33.1% 31.3% 31.5%

Southwest (4) 32.0% 34.0% 33.3% 30.2%

Urban Core (1) 74.5% 82.6% 81.5% 76.6%

Duval County 36.6% 41.2% 41.4% 39.0% 37.2%

JCCI 2009 Quality of Life Progress Report, page 13 i

KEEPING THE COMMUNITY SAFE
Additional Indicators
Indicator Description Importance Juvenile Alcohol/Drug Arrests per 1,000 Youth The indicator measures the total number of arrests of juveniles on drug or alcohol charges per 1,000 youth ages 10 through 17. Substance abuse, including alcohol abuse, is illegal for youth. It contributes to increased physical and mental-health risks that may prevent youth from reaching their full potential, and can have adverse impacts on the neighborhoods and communities they live in. Florida Department of Juvenile Justice http://www.djj.state.fl.us/Research/Delinquency_Profile/index.html
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Year 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008

Baker 9.1 9.5 7.1 7.5 2.4

Clay 7.0 6.4 7.6 6.9 8.0

Duval 9.7 6.8 6.1 5.3 5.8

Nassau 11.1 10.4 8.2 5.4 6.5

St. Johns 2.5 5.1 7.7 5.8 6.2

Northeast Florida 8.5 6.8 6.6 5.7 6.2

JCCI 2009 Quality of Life Progress Report, page 13 j

KEEPING THE COMMUNITY SAFE
Additional Indicators
Indicator Description Importance Domestic Violence Crime Reports The indicator measures the total number of reports of domestic-violence-related crimes in Northeast Florida. Domestic violence hurts both victims and their families. The long-term effects of experiencing or witnessing domestic violence may include serious and permanent emotional and psychological damage, negatively impacting an individual's health, education, employment, and overall quality of life. Florida Department of Law Enforcement http://www.fdle.state.fl.us/Content/FSAC/Data---Statistics-(1)/UCR-OffenseData/County-Profiles.aspx
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Baker 96 111 73 84 72

Clay 865 1,197 1,156 1,176 1,207

Duval 7,148 6,961 6,832 7,151 7,170

Nassau 418 388 223 373 376

St. Johns 1,145 1,004 772 655 690

Northeast Florida 9,672 9,661 9,056 9,439 9,515

JCCI 2009 Quality of Life Progress Report, page 13 k

KEEPING THE COMMUNITY SAFE
Additional Indicators
Indicator Description Importance Source Link Domestic Violence-related Homicides The indicator measures the total number of homicides related to domestic violence. Domestic violence hurts both victims and their families. The long-term disruptive effects of domestic-violence-related homicide may be felt for generations. Florida Department of Law Enforcement http://www.fdle.state.fl.us/CitResCtr/Domestic_Violence/index.html
20 15 10 5 0

Year 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008

Deaths 10 11 14 10 8

JCCI 2009 Quality of Life Progress Report, page 13 l

KEEPING THE COMMUNITY SAFE
Additional Indicators
Indicator Description Importance Violent Deaths per 10,000 Youth The indicator measures the total annual number of youth 10 through 19 years old who die as a result of homicide, suicide, or accident, per 10,000 youth. When youth die from violent causes, many of them motor-vehicle accidents, they may be victims of the community's failure to offer needed assistance when youth are in crisis. Florida Department of Health, Office of Vital Statistics http://www.floridacharts.com/charts/chart.aspx

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Baker 0.0 5.6 0.0 13.5 8.1

Clay 1.9 3.6 2.1 1.4 2.4

Duval 3.2 4.0 3.2 3.1 3.2

Nassau 10.2 4.3 2.1 6.4 4.2

St. Johns 6.8 3.7 2.2 3.4 2.9

Northeast Florida 3.7 3.9 2.8 3.3 3.2

JCCI 2009 Quality of Life Progress Report, page 13 m

2 0 0 9 I N D I C ATO R I N D E X
The Quality of Life Progress Report At A Glance
Indicator (Year)
Achieving Educational Excellence
Key Indicators: Public high school graduation rate (2008-09) Kindergarten Readiness (2008-09) Supporting Indicators: Third graders reading at grade level (2008-09) Tenth graders reading at grade level (2008-09) Students absent 21+ days (2007-08) [Middle school] School Safety Incidents per 1,000 Students (2008-09) Higher education degrees awarded (2007-08) Additional Indicators: Public school first grade promotions (2007-08) Tenth graders at grade level in math (2008-09) Students attending racially-diverse schools (2008-09) Public high school dropout rate (2008-09) HS graduates prepared for college: Reading (2008) HS graduates prepared for college: Math (2008) Satisfaction with public education (2009) Exceptional students receive diplomas (2007-08) 90.5% 64% 58% 4.8% 76.6% 68.4% 32% 22% 68% 34% 15.1% 52.0 7,847 69.6% 85.5%

Data Trend Indicator (Year)
Preserving the Natural Environment
Key Indicators: Days the Air Quality Index is “good” (2008)

Data Trend

312 187 69% 73% 52 84,779 637 425

Average daily water consumption (gallons) (2008) Supporting Indicators: Streams meeting dissolved oxygen standards (2008) Streams meeting bacteria standards (2008) Residential recycling (pounds per person) (2009) Acres of conservation/preservation land (2009) Additional Indicators: Gallons of motor fuels sold per person (2008) New septic-tank permits issued (2008)

Promoting Social Wellbeing and Harmony
Key Indicators: Is racism a local problem? (2009) Births to single mothers (2008) Supporting Indicators: Do you volunteer? (2009) Philanthropy given to federated campaigns (2008) Foster children per 1,000 children (2009) Homeless count per 100,000 people (2009) Additional Indicators: Have you personally experienced racism? (2009) Volunteer more than 7 hours per week? (2009) Births to teen mothers per 1,000 teens (2008) Subsequent births to teen mothers (2008) Birth to mothers with 12 years education (2008) Children of divorcing parents (2008) Foster care children reunited within 12 months (2009) Foster care children adopted within 24 months (2009) 64% $26.0 4.2 356 19% 25% 8.8 17.9% 81.7% 2,637 70.9% 68.5% 55% 48.2%

Growing a Vibrant Economy
Key Indicators: Total employment (2008) Unemployment rate (2008) Per capita income (2007) Supporting Indicators: Adults with bachelor’s degrees or higher (2008) Households paying >30% for housing (2008) Total taxable value of real property (2008) JAXPORT tonnage (millions) (2009) Bed tax and sales tax collections (millions) (2008) Additional Indicators: Recipients of public assistance: TANF (2009) Recipients of public assistance: Food Stamps (2009) Average monthly household JEA utilities costs (2008) New housing starts (2008) Average annual wage (2008) Unemployment benefit claims (2008) 5,212 102,460 $171.16 3,765 $43,715 53,058 24.6% 39% $61.07 7.3 $130.7 456,448 6.1% $39,749

Enjoying Arts, Culture, and Recreation
Key Indicators: Public and private arts support per person (2008) Public performances and events (2008) Supporting Indicators: Musical performances attendance per 1,000 (2008) Museum attendance per 1,000 people (2008) Zoo attendance per 1,000 people (2008) Attendance at sports events per 100,000 (2008) Park expenditures for activities/maintenance (2008) Library circulation per person (2009) 275 392 779 1,271 $16.45 10.08 $32.75 501

JCCI 2009 Quality of Life Progress Report, page 14

2 0 0 9 I N D I C ATO R I N D E X
The Quality of Life Progress Report At A Glance
Indicator (Year)
Sustaining a Healthy Community
Key Indicators: Infant mortality rate per 1,000 (2008) White (2008) Black (2008) People without health insurance (2008) Supporting Indicators: Cancer deaths per 100,000 people (2008) New HIV cases (2008) White (2008) Black (2008) STD reports per 100,000 people (2008) Suicide rates per 100,000 people (2008) Seniors (65 and older) (2008) Youth (10-19) (2008) Additional Indicators: Early prenatal care (2008) Newborns with healthy birthweights (2008) Seniors feel safe in their neighborhoods (2009) HIV/AIDS-related deaths per 100,000 (2008) Packs of cigarettes sold per person (2009) Lung cancer deaths per 100,000 people (2008) Heart disease deaths per 100,000 people (2008) Local health care seen as good or excellent (2009) 71.2% 90.7% 55% 10.8 74 57.1 172.5 74% 181.3 379 89 264 976.3 14.9 13.0 2.4 9.7 7.1 13.9 17%

Data Trend Indicator (Year)
Moving Around Efficiently and Safely
Key Indicators: Commute times of 25 minutes or less (2009)

Data Trend

67% 42 6.0 33,019 16.3 63%/92% 1,978 33 10,335

Average weekday JTA bus ridership per 1,000 (2008) Supporting Indicators: Total JIA passengers (millions) (2008) Average weekday miles of JTA bus service (2008) Motor vehicle accidents per 1,000 people (2008) Additional Indicators: JTA bus headways within 30/60 minutes (2008) Average weekday Skyway ridership (2008) Nonstop flights destinations at JIA (2008) Average available seats on airplane flights (2009)

Keeping the Community Safe
Key Indicators: People feel safe in their neighborhood (2009) Index crimes per 100,000 people (2008) Supporting Indicators: People report being victims of a crime (2009) Juvenile delinquents per 1,000 youth (2008) Murder rate (2008) Child abuse reports per 1,000 children (2008) Additional Indicators: Police-call response times (2008) Rescue-call response times under four minutes (2008) Fire-call response times under four minutes (2008) Juvenile alcohol/drug arrests per 1,000 youth (2008) Domestic violence crime reports (2008) Domestic-violence-related homicides (2008) Violent deaths per 10,000 youth (2008) 6.85 39.4% 37.2% 5.8 7,170 8 3.2 17% 4.7 12.8 7.6 60% 6,436

Maintaining Responsive Government
Key Indicators: Voter turnout (2008) Satisfaction with basic city services (2009) Supporting Indicators: Racial diversity of elected officials (2009) Gender diversity of elected officials (2009) Neighborhood organizations (2009) Can you influence local government? (2009) Keeping up with local government news (2009) Additional Indicators: Voter registration (2008) Satisfaction with public-safety services (2009) Can you name two City Council members? (2009) Elected leadership rated as high quality (2009) School Board leadership rated as high quality (2009) 78% 88% 33% 37% 30% 26% 26% 591 25% 62% 78% 83%

Legend:
The arrows display the trend direction over the previous year (up, down, or unchanged) Red arrows mean that the trend was in a negative direction. Green arrows mean that the trend was in a positive direction. Yellow arrows mean that the trend was unchanged. For a few select indicators, a Red Flag signifies a trend that is not easily classified but bears watching.

JCCI 2009 Quality of Life Progress Report, page 15

ABOUT JCCI
Jacksonville Community Council Inc. (JCCI) was created in 1975 with the goal of improving the quality of life in Jacksonville through informed citizen participation in public affairs. JCCI is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, broadbased civic organization. It involves citizens in community issues through open dialogue, impartial research, consensus building, and leadership development. JCCI has been called Jacksonville's "citizen think-and-do tank." This is the place where community-minded people get together to explore issues of community importance, identify problems, discover solutions, and advocate for positive change. All are welcome to participate – every voice is needed and every thought matters. JCCI receives funding from United Way of Northeast Florida, the City of Jacksonville, grants, corporations, and individual members. JCCI membership is open to all interested in building a better community. For more information about JCCI and how you can get involved or to donate to JCCI, visit www.jcci.org.

2009 - 2010 Board of Directors
President Christine C. Arab President–elect William C. Mason III Secretary/Treasurer John Hirabayashi Immediate Past President A. Quinton White Jr. Vice Presidents David D. Balz Vickie Cavey Patricia Hogan Allison Korman Juliette Woodruff Mason JCCI Forward Development Adrienne Conrad Board of Directors Lee R. Brown III Rena Coughlin Lad Daniels Wyman R. Duggan Micheal Edwards Betsy Fallon Allan T. Geiger Rocelia Gonzalez Broderick Green Mark Griffin Marcus Haile Helen D. Jackson Walter Jewett Crystal Jones Stephen Lee Joshua B. Lief Jeanne M. Miller Suzanne Montgomery Lisa V. Moore Ronald E. Natherson Jr. Paul I. Perez Mario Rubio Dorcas G. Tanner Susan Towler Claudette Williams

Staff
Charles R. “Skip” Cramer Executive Director Ben Warner Deputy Director Chandra Echols, Executive Assistant Earlene Hostutler, Administrative Director Laura Lane, Research Director Cheryl Murphy, Community Outreach Director Lashun Parker, Program Manager Steve Rankin, Director of Implementations & Special Projects Michelle Simkulet, Finance Director & Director of JCCI Forward

JCCI 2009 Quality of Life Progress Report, page 16

Community Works is the consulting arm of JCCI. We have 35 years of experience in engaging residents to build better communities, and have been working with individuals and organizations around the world for the past 15 years to replicate our success. In order to better serve you, we've launched a website to share the transformative power of people coming together to create a better future. Please go to www.communityworks.us.com to see how our Consulting, Community Engagement, or Indicators work might be part of your model for sustainable change.

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