Action Plan Community Indicators

Why Have Community Indicators?

Indicators are a way for us to track and share our progress in achieving our Comprehensive Plan vision and goals. Unless otherwise noted, indicators are community-wide and the data is reported annually. Data collection for some indicators is still in progress, as indicated by "TBD" (To Be Determined).

Community, Safety, & Health

Indicator Baseline Most Recent Goal Target Status
Rate of citizen satisfaction with their involvement in City decision making 57% very or mostly satisfied in 2014 Same Increase TBD TBD
High School 5-year graduation rates 86.3% Class of 2013 Same Increase TBD TBD
Number of individuals who are homeless in Thurston County 441 in 2006 586 in 2016 Decrease TBD  Red
Participation in Parks, Arts, and Recreational activities 244,570 in 2015 Same Maintain 245,000 in 2017 TBD
Number of mental health calls to which Police respond 451 in 2015 Same Decrease TBD TBD
Percentage of residents who have nearby access to a source of healthy food TBD TBD Increase TBD TBD
Emergency Fire response times TBD TBD Maintain TBD TBD
How safe do residents feel in Olympia? TBD TBD Increase TBD TBD

 

Downtown

Indicator Baseline Most Recent Goal Target Status
Sales tax revenue $145,668 2012 TBD Increase TBD TBD
Housing mix (market rate to low income ratio) 43% market rate to 57% low-cost in 2016 Same Increase market-rate TBD Yellow
Peak-hour parking occupancy on weekdays 69% March 2015 77% March 2016 Maintain Between 70-85% Green
Retail/office vacancy rates TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD
Percent of survey respondents rating downtown as clean and safe TBD TBD Increase TBD TBD
Number of community-wide arts venues or special events TBD TBD Increase TBD TBD
Number of historic and cultural sites TBD TBD Increase TBD TBD

 

Economy

Indicator Baseline Most Recent Goal Target Status
Gross local production $4.34 billion in 2013 TBD Increase TBD TBD
Number of arts-related businesses 410 in 2010 424 in 2015 Increase TBD Green
Percent of jobs that are living wage or higher TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD
Percent of business owners rating Olympia as a good place to do business TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD
Condition of City infrastructure TBD TBD Maintain TBD TBD

 

Environment

Indicator Baseline Most Recent Goal Target Status
Tons of solid waste per capita going to landfill 4.30 lbs / capita / day 2006 2.97 lbs/ capita / day 2015 Decrease 5% reduction by 2020  Green
Percent compliance with clean drinking water standards 100% in 2015 Same Maintain 100% Green

Percent walking, biking, and riding the bus

22.3% in 2015

Same

Increase

TBD

Yellow

Greenhouse gas emissions 541,498 MTCO2e in 1990 518,589 MTCO2e in 2013 Decrease 108,300 MTCO2e (80% of 1990 Levels by 2050)  Yellow
Acres of preserved green space per capita for public use or environmental benefit TBD TBD Increase TBD TBD

Number of sites with contaminated soil cleaned up

TBD

TBD

Increase

TBD

TBD

 

Neighborhoods

Indicator Baseline Most Recent Goal Target Status
Percent of residents rating their neighborhood as a desirable place to live 85% excellent or very good in 2014 Same Increase TBD TBD
Percentage of City located within 1/2 mile of a park or open space 56.6% in 2015  58.5% in 2016 Increase 90% Yellow
Percent of households within recognized neighborhood associations TBD TBD Increase TBD TBD
Percent of residents rating their neighborhood as safe TBD TBD Increase TBD TBD
Percent of housing units within 1/2 mile walking route to essential services TBD TBD Increase TBD TBD