Neighborhood Indicators

The Neighborhood Indicators Project

The Neighborhood Indicators Project is a demonstration of key characteristics and various indicators that relate to the quality of life in Madison at the neighborhood level. The goal of the Neighborhood Indicators Project is to:

  • Give us a better understanding of our neighborhoods;
  • Help us tailor solutions to a neighborhood's particular needs or characteristics;
  • Over time, help us see emerging trends; and
  • Give us early warning signs of stress so that problems can be addressed quickly, effectively and less expensively.

Indicators are not a substitute for local knowledge or the personal experiences of residents, but they will provide us with a more comprehensive view of our neighborhoods. They can help us make data-driven decisions about service delivery. They can provide us with a first-scan for deeper issues, show where to drill down for additional information and flag where to investigate causes. All of this information can become part of our considerations to increase or reallocate funding for programs or pursue new policies.

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Last Updated: 08/27/2015