Community Indicator Dashboard

Why Have Community Indicators?

This dashboard is still a work in process. We have collected data for some indicators, and will continue to gather more throughout the year. Indicators are a way for us to track and share our progress. Unless otherwise noted, indicators are community-wide and the data reported annually.

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
57% very or most
satisfied in 2014
Increase Increase Yellow
High School 5-year graduation rates

86.3%

Class of 2013

90% Class of 2014 Increase Increase Green
Number of individuals who are homeless in Thurston County 441 in 2006 586 in 2016 Reduce by 1/2
by 2017
Decrease  Red
Participation in Parks, Arts, and Recreational activities 244,570 in 2015

245,065 in 2016

Maintain Maintain Green
Number of mental health calls to which Police respond 508 in 2015

558 in 2015

Decrease Decrease Red
Percentage of residents who have nearby
access to a source of healthy food
TBD TBD Increase TBD TBD
Emergency Fire response times 10.02 mins or
less in 9/10 calls
10.05 mins or
less in 9/10 calls
Decrease Decrease Yellow
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 in 2012 $ 140,706 in 2014 Increase Increase Yellow
Housing mix (market rate to low income ratio) 43% market rate to
57% low-cost in 2016
43% market rate to
57% low-cost in 2016
Increase market-rate Increase 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 $4.86 billion
in 2014
Increase Increase Green
Number of arts-related businesses 410 in 2010 424 in 2015 Increase Increase 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 3.13 lbs/ capita/
day 2016
Decrease 5% reduction
by 2020
 Green
Percent compliance with clean drinking water standards 100% in 2015 100% in 2016 Maintain 100% Green

Percent walking, biking, and riding the bus

22.3% in 2015

21% in 2016

Increase

Increase

Yellow

Greenhouse gas emissions 541,498 metric
tons in 1990
579,000 metric
tons in 2014
Decrease 108,300
metric tons 
 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

85% excellent
or very good

Increase Increase Green
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