Tuolumne County Profile - Community Indicators Project 2008
Tuolumne County Profile Introduction Health and Safety Education and the Arts Natural Resources and Recreation Economy and Infrastructure Appendices Conclusion Acknowledgements

2005 PHONE SURVEY RATINGS (Continued)

Items Listed in Order of Highest Priority

Mean Score out
of a High Score of 7

Having local jobs that are attractive enough that residents do not leave the county to work

6.0

Having low rates of childhood obesity

6.0

Having low rates of depression

6.0

Having a good variety of performing arts, like music, dance, or theater, in the community

6.0

Having additional education and training programs available for adults

6.0

Having many local residents undergo preventive health screening, like mammograms or cholesterol tests

6.0

Having well-maintained roads and highways

6.0

Having recreation programs available for children and adults

6.0

Having low rates of on-the-job injuries

6.0

Having adequate health insurance coverage for local residents

5.9

Keeping farm and ranchland in agricultural use

5.9

Having a diverse range of different kinds of businesses in the county

5.9

Having a good variety of retail shops and services so that residents will spend their money in the county rather than elsewhere

5.9

Having high rates of homeownership

5.9

Having a large number of children under age 5 enrolled in pre-school

5.8

Having adequate and affordable child care available for parents who need it

5.8

Ensuring that residents have adequate access to public lands

5.8

Having enough protected open space

5.7

Having adequate access to psychiatric health services

5.7

Having an adequate amount of tourism to support the local economy

5.7

Having enough historical areas and museums for residents to visit

5.7

Having enough trails for hiking, biking, walking, horseback riding, and jogging

5.6

Having enough local parks, recreation fields, and playgrounds

5.6

Having recreation facilities that are accessible for seniors and disabled persons

5.5

Having adequate fish in local rivers and lakes

5.5

The availability of communications services for residents, like high-speed Internet service or cable TV

5.5

Having affordable rental properties

5.4

Having a high average household income

5.4

Having local residents actively participate in outdoor activities

5.4

Increasing the use of renewable energy, such as solar power

5.4

Having a good variety of visual arts exhibitions, like painting or sculpture, available for the public

5.4

Having adequate access to bus service and public transportation

5.1

Having adequate community facilities for gatherings and meetings

5.1



*         Not quantified, but described in text
**       Not quantified nor addressed in text. We were unable to find valid data on the subject.

The complete survey is found on the CDs and online.

Community Indicators Project
Tuolumne County - Central Sierra Mountains