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All Indicators

INDICATORS
Grade 3 Reading
The percentage of students scoring as proficient ("Ready" or "Exceeding") on the ACT Aspire 3rd grade reading exam.
Grade 8 Math
The percentage of students scoring as proficient ("Ready" or "Exceeding") on the Grade 8 ACT Aspire math exam.
Graduation Rate
The number of students graduating after four years of high school, expressed as a percentage of their cohort. A cohort is a class of ninth-graders beginning high school in the same academic year.
Remediation Rate
The share of entering first-year students seeking an associate degree or higher at an Arkansas public college or university who did not meet the exam cut-off score and were assigned to enroll in developmental level (remedial) coursework in English, math, or reading.
Adults with a High School Degree
The percentage of adults with at least a high school degree. This includes adults with higher degrees, such as bachelor's or master's.
Adults with a Bachelor's Degree or Higher
The percentage of adults with a bachelor's degree or higher.
Infant Mortality
The number of deaths per 1,000 live births per year for infants under the age of one year, averaged over five years.
Early Prenatal Care
The number of births to women who initiated prenatal care during the first trimester of pregnancy (before 13 weeks gestation), expressed as a percentage of all live births.
Overweight or Obese Students
The percentage of students who have a Body Mass Index (BMI) that is at or above the 85th percentile for their age and gender. The index is an estimate of body fat based on height and weight. Children are considered overweight if their BMI is at or above the 85th percentile for their age and gender, and they are considered obese at or above the 95th percentile.
Student Drug Usage
The percentage of students reporting on a survey that they have ever used any drug, including alcohol, marijuana, tobacco, and other illegal drugs.
Overweight or Obese Adults
The percentage of adults who have a Body Mass Index (BMI) greater than 25. The index is an estimate of body fat based on height and weight. A person with a BMI between 25 and 30 is considered overweight, and those with a BMI over 30 are considered obese.
Physically Inactive Adults
The percentage of adults who did not engage in leisure-time physical activity within the past 30 days, such as running, calisthenics, golf, gardening, or walking, as reported through a national survey.
Smoking Rate
The percentage of adults in a region who currently smoke cigarettes.
Flouridated Water
The percentage of the population on community water systems that receive fluoridated water.
Insurance Coverage Rates
The percentage of adults who are covered by some form of health insurance, including public programs such as Medicaid and Medicare.
Oral Health
The percentage of adults who visited a dentist or dental clinic in the past year.
Life Expectancy
Life expectancy at birth (reported in years) reflects the expected average years of life for a group of infants born in a particular year.
Routine Check-ups
The percentage of adults in a region who had a routine medical checkup within the past two years.
Births to Teens
The number of babies born to females between ages 15 and 19, expressed as a rate per 1,000 females in this age range.
Female-headed Households
The percentage of households headed by a woman living with one or more related family members.
Children Living in Poverty
The number of children under 18 who live below the federally defined poverty line, expressed as a percentage of all children under 18. Poverty thresholds vary by family composition and year. In 2016, the threshold for a four-person family with two children was $ 24,339.
People Living in Poverty
The percentage of residents with incomes below the federal poverty level. Poverty thresholds vary by family composition and year. In 2016, the threshold for a four-person family with two children was $ 24,339.
Elderly Living in Poverty
The percentage of people over the age of 65 with incomes below the federal poverty level. Poverty thresholds vary by family composition and year. In 2016, the poverty threshold for two people aged 65 and older with no children was $11,511.
Median Household Income
Median household income, in 2016 dollars. Half of incomes are below the median and half are above.
Unemployment Rate
Unemployed individuals are those without jobs who are able, available, and actively seeking work. The unemployment rate is the number of unemployed people as a percentage of the total labor force (the total number of employed and unemployed individuals 16 or older and not living in prisons, mental hospitals or nursing homes).
Homeownership Rate
The percentage of all occupied housing units (not vacant) that are owner-occupied (not rented).
Child Abuse and Neglect
The number of children in reports of maltreatment or abuse of children under age 18 found to be true, expressed as a rate per 1,000 children.
Access to Financial Services
The percentage of households that have neither a checking nor savings account (unbanked) or have an account but instead relied on alternative financial services (underbanked) in the past 12 months.
Food Insecurity
The percentage of households that lack access, at times, to enough food for an active, healthy life for all household members and/or experience limited or uncertain availability of nutritionally adequate foods.
Incarceration Rate
The number of people incarcerated in prisons or jails, expressed as a rate per 10,000 residents.
Homelessness
The number of homeless people at a given point in time (usually one night in January), per 10,000 residents.
Change in Total Jobs
The net growth or decline in total jobs, shown as a percentage gain or loss from the previous year.
Housing Affordability - Owning
The median home value divided by the median household income, adjusted for inflation.
Housing Affordability - Renting
The proportion of household income that goes toward monthly rent, utilities and fuel, calculated by dividing median rent by median household income for renters.
Voter Participation Rate
The percentage of the voting-age population (18 and over) who voted in an election.
Charitable Giving
Contributions to charitable organizations, measured as a percentage of income.
Volunteering
The percentage of residents who volunteered during a one-year period.
Group Participation
The percentage of residents who have participated in a group of some kind during the last 12 months. These groups include service organizations, neighborhood associations, religious organizations, and others.
Connection to Neighbors
The percentage of residents that report talking to their neighbors every day or a few times a week.
Local Voting
The percentage of residents who report always voting in local elections.
Change in Population
The growth or decline in the number of residents of a geographic area since 2000.
Change in Population by Race/Ethnicity
The growth or decline in the number of residents of a geographic area since 2000, broken down by racial and ethnic groups
Change in Population by Age
The growth or decline in the number of residents of a geographic area since 2000, broken down by age groups.





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