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3.5.1 Total and Share of Population Living In Poverty: The Federal Poverty Guidelines, also referred to as the Federal Poverty Level (FPL), determines an income threshold that varies by family size and age make-up, and below which a household unit is said to be living in poverty. The income counted in the FPL calculations includes wage and salaries, unearned income and most transfer payments. The calculations do not include  (11/08/2017)

4.5.1 Share of Population Ages 25+ with a High school Diploma, GED, or Less: High school completion represents a fundamental educational achievement holding important implications for both students and public education systems. For individuals, obtaining a high school diploma offers the expectation of more stable employment prospects, higher lifetime earnings, and the opportunity to continue one's education at the postsecondary level. For school districts   (11/01/2017)

0.3.3 Non-White Population as a Share of Total Population: Racial and ethnic diversity bring many benefits to a community - cultural, educational and economic. In the eyes of some, the share of the nonwhite population serves as a yardstick for the welcome a community offers newcomers. Since the U.S. has witnessed a large jump in immigration over the past 20 years and since native-born, nonwhite fertility rates are higher than whites, the national share of nonwhites has increased. Increasingly, both the private and public sectors look  (10/27/2017)

8.2.5 Share of 8th, 10th & 12th Graders Who Claim to be in a Gang: Gangs and their related activities threaten public safety in both large and small communities across the United States. It is estimated that there are almost 1 million gang members (including both youth and adults) in roughly 26,000 different gangs throughout the US. It used to be that these gangs were something that only urban or inner-city communities worried about, but recent studies and reports from the U.S. Department of Justice's (DOJ) National Gang Intelligence Center show otherwise. Membership in gangs has spread outward from the inner-cities to the more information...  (10/04/2017)