Communities Count Data Resources Toolbox
The Data Resources Toolbox is a gateway to resources that can help in using data to prepare grant proposals, needs assessments, evaluations, and final reports.
Data sources on King County communities
- Community Health Indicators: For 168 health and determinants-of-health indicators: tables, charts, and maps on King County trends and demographics; data for King County regions, cities, and some neighborhoods.
- Best Starts for Kids Indicatorspresents interactive data relevant to King County's Best Starts for Kids initiative. Bar charts and maps by various geographies.
- Communities Count (this site): Data and maps on >90 indicators of community health and well-being. Focus on equity analyses, trends; data presented for various geographies. Link to population estimates and other demographics.
- City Health Profiles (2016, 2012): Demographics and health data for 26 cities / areas in King County; appendix shows data for all cities, plus some neighborhoods, all on one grid.
- School District Health Profiles (2012): Demographics and data on physical and mental health for 7 King County school districts (Auburn, Federal Way, Highline, Kent, Renton, Seattle, and Tukwila). Some comparisons go back to 2004.
- Other King County Public Health resources include the King County Health Profile, King County Community Health Needs Assessment 2015/2016, and Public Health Reports.
- King County's Equity Team's Tools & Resources page includes a link to KC Census Viewer, which enables users to view recent demographic data by census tract.
Other data resources
- Hyperlinked Data Resources Guide that includes the above sources plus many others.
- Using Data to Support Grant Applications and Other Funding Opportunities, publication fromGrand Rapids, MI, Community Research Institute, 2004.
- Using Geographic Data to Support Your Grant Proposal from Foundation Center, Atlanta, 2015.
- Using Census Data in Grant Writing, presentation by Jerry Wong, Los Angeles Regional Office, U.S. Census Bureau, 2014.