Tuolumne County Profile - Community Indicators Project
Tuolumne County Profile Executive Summary Tuolumne County Profile Introduction Health and Safety Education and the Arts Natural Resources and Recreation Economy and Infrastructure Acknowledgements Conclusion
Tuolumne County Profile Appendices
Appendices

CONTENTS

  1. Phone Survey Ratings of the Most Important Aspects of the Local Quality of Life and Where to Find the Data in This Document
  2. Tuolumne County History
  3. Health and Safety Highlights
  4. Unemployment Rates
  5. Private Land Availability
  6. For More Information

1. PHONE SURVEY RATINGS OF THE MOST IMPORTANT ASPECTS OF THE LOCAL QUALITY OF LIFE AND WHERE TO FIND THE DATA IN THIS DOCUMENT

The Tuolumne County Profile 2005 Committee members used the Community Phone Survey as a guide in choosing which indicators to measure. With a goal of measuring 40 different aspects of life in our county, we tried to address as many of the top scoring aspects as possible. Occasionally, we could not find a valid, available, and understandable means to measure something. The committee continues to work on ways to measure the most important aspects of the local quality of life that we were unable to quantify.

Items Listed in Order of Highest Priority Mean Score out of a High Score of 7 Addressed on Page…
Having clean water to drink
6.7
30
Feeling safe in your neighborhood and around your home
6.7
19
Having low rates of violent crime
6.6
19
Having clean air to breathe
6.6
31
Having a high percentage of adults who are able to read
6.6
27
Having clean water in local lakes, rivers, and streams
6.5
30*
Having high rates of immunization for children
6.4
8
Having an adequate supply of water for households, farms, and ranches
6.4
29*
Having a low high school dropout rate
6.4
22*
Having low rates of child abuse
6.3
17
Having adults actively involved with reading to their children or helping them with homework
6.3
22*
Having low rates of crime motivated by racial, religious, or other types of bias
6.3
**
Having low rates of property crimes, like car theft or burglary
6.3
19
Having access to health care professionals who are willing to accept patients, including seniors, for ongoing health care
6.3
12
Having high rates of voter participation in local elections
6.3
6
Having adequate emergency preparations in place for natural disasters like wildfires
6.3
37
Having a high proportion of local high school graduates attend vocational school, alternative education, or college
6.3
26
Having healthy, fire-resistant forests
6.2
36
Having low rates of sexually transmitted diseases
6.2
10
Having low rates of motor vehicle accidents
6.2
18
Having a low unemployment rate
6.2
42
Having enough after-school and extracurricular activities available for students
6.2
**
Having low rates of substance abuse
6.1
14
Having a low poverty rate
6.1
4

 

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