Category: Data

November 20, 2017

Why Profiles? 3 Good Reasons

In the past year and a half, I have managed the creation of 303 different community data profiles. You’ve probably seen them–they are one-page fact sheets that contain data about different geographies. We’ve released them for each county in Ohio, each state and federal legislative district in Ohio, each neighborhood in Cleveland, and most recently,...

September 14, 2017

The Big Shift – Did it Happen?

In a previous blog, the CCS Research team identified some trends we would be looking for in the U.S. Census Bureau data released today.  The big day is here – let’s take a look! 3. Has demographic shift arrived? Our population is aging rapidly, thanks to longer lifespans, low fertility rates, and the baby boomers. In...

September 14, 2017

Census Update: Ohio’s Uninsured Rates Continue to Decline

Looking at Census insurance data is a great example of how policy can truly move the needle on issues facing our communities. The Affordable Care Act and Medicaid Expansion have allowed hundreds of thousands of Ohioans to access the healthcare they need, and the number of people impacted by this policy grows each year. In...

September 14, 2017

Is Cleveland Shrinking or Growing in Population?

In a previous blog, the CCS Research team identified some trends we would be looking for in the U.S. Census Bureau data released today.  The big day is here – let’s take a look! 4. Did Cleveland stop losing people? Estimates of Cleveland’s population have declined each year since 2010. Meanwhile, community development projects are bringing...

September 14, 2017

Poverty Numbers in Cleveland – It’s Complicated

The research team of the Center for Community Solutions has been waiting all year to see if the improvements in poverty rate in Cleveland would continue. With today’s 2016 data release from the U.S. Census Bureau, the answer is… probably not. There isn’t much we can say for certain about changes in poverty in Cleveland...

September 12, 2017

New Census Data Show Income Increased, and Poverty and Uninsured Declined in 2016

Newly released reports from the Census Bureau’s Current Population Survey (CPS) show that median household income increased in the United States between 2015 and 2016, and the poverty rate and the percent of people without health insurance declined in the same period. Median household income nationally in 2016 was $59,039, an increase from 2015 of...

September 6, 2017

New Data Next Week! What Community Solutions Will Look For

Each year, the U.S. Census Bureau releases an updated set of data about housing, income, employment, family structure, and health insurance coverage.  The 2016 Current Population Survey and 2016 American Community Survey one-year estimates are both scheduled for release the week of September 11. We, at The Center for Community Solutions, are anxiously awaiting these...

August 2, 2017

Four Compelling Facts (and One Excellent Report)

United Way of Greater Cleveland recently unveiled its community assessment. With the help of The Center for Community Solutions, United Way staff examined a host of data on education, income, health, and basic needs. The resulting report represents an excellent collection of indicators of community conditions in Greater Cleveland. United Way found new ways to...

November 28, 2016

The Results Are In! Community Solutions’ 2016 Audience Survey

Every year, The Center for Community Solutions surveys our audience to find out what they think are the most pressing issues facing Ohio, and to get a sense of areas of strength and opportunities for improvement in our work.  The 2016 online survey was conducted over the course of three weeks in September and October. ...

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