Capital Region Community Dashboard Shows Recent Data Trends
Data about recent demographic trends has been released via the Capital Region Community Dashboard, a web-based resource providing information on health and human service issues in Cumberland, Dauphin and Perry counties. The site, which is the only one of its kind in the region, includes the most up-to-date data on nearly 100 key indicators in the areas of health, education, income, basic needs and demographics.
The Capital Region Community Dashboard was created to help local residents, health and human service organizations, education institutions, places of worship and the business community better understand the issues impacting the region as well as track trends and progress. The project is a partnership between Dauphin County, The Foundation for Enhancing Communities, Harrisburg Housing Authority, Harrisburg Regional Chamber & CREDC, Partnership for Better Health, Penn State Harrisburg, Penn State Health, UPMC Pinnacle and United Way of the Capital Region.
Statistics recently released through the dashboard indicate Cumberland County is the fastest growing county both in the Capital Region and across the state. The data shows rent is more expensive in Cumberland and Dauphin counties compared to the state average. In fact, 27 percent of households in the Capital Region have unaffordable housing costs. The fastest growing population in the Capital Region includes individuals age 65 and older.
To learn more about demographic trends as well as data on health, education, income and basic needs indicators, visit www.lifeinthecapitalregion.com.