The Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Indicators Portal team has released a City Data for Decision Makers report for all 945 of Iowa’s cities. The reports show population trends, demographics, and socioeconomic indicators such as income, poverty, employment, housing characteristics, and health insurance coverage. Data from the recently released US Census Bureau’s 2012–2016 American Community Survey (ACS) are used to generate the reports. City data reports can be downloaded through the Indicators Portal at http://indicators.extension.iastate.edu/city-data-decision-makers (short URL: bit.ly/2jTlzCg).
The Indicators Portal also provides access to Data for Decision Makers reports by county, Iowa Senate district, Iowa House district, and ISU Extension and Outreach region, as well as reports of youth and 4-H program data. The 4-H Data for Decision Makers reports have been recently expanded from four to eight pages of youth and 4-H program data. The youth information includes school district enrollment, projections, race and ethnicity, free and reduced-price school lunch, and English langue learners. These reports are available for download at http://indicators.extension.iastate.edu/ddm-4-h.
The ISU Extension and Outreach Indicators Portal was funded as a Vice President for Extension and Outreach Strategic Initiative in 2013 to make it easier to find, use, and visualize information. This tool is designed to be useful at both the local and regional decision-making levels. It is available to ISU faculty, staff, students, and the general public to view content, test user interface, and provide comments and recommendations.
For more information about the Indicators Portal, contact Bailey Hanson at email@example.com.