For a fact-filled summary of statistics, DataHaven provides a wealth of fascinating information.
The 98-page document — based on in-depth interviews with over 40,000 randomly selected adults in every Connecticut town — is a massive collaboration involving community organizations, healthcare providers and public health departments.
Among the details:
♦ A “Community Index” — including economic, health and educational measures, with scores from 0 to 1,000 — gives the US as a whole 695 points, Connecticut 774, Fairfield County 786, and Westport 983.
Scores for other area towns: Wilton (1,000), Darien (986), Weston (960), Fairfield (952), New Canaan (912). Norwalk (740) and Bridgeport (402).
♦ The average housing value in the US is $348,000; Connecticut, $350,000; Fairfield County, $547,000, and Westport $1.55 million.
♦ Among the 8 wealthiest Fairfield County towns, Westport had the highest Grade 3 SBAC ELA (assessment) pass rate (85%); the lowest rate of suspensions per 1,000 students (12), and tied with Fairfield and Trumbull for the highest graduation rate (97%).
♦ In percentage of “students of color” — non-white, that is — Westport reports 23% (1,213 out of 5,336). The highest percentage in Fairfield County is Bridgeport (90%); the statewide average is 51%.
♦ Of Westport’s 18,830 residents 25 and older, 79% have a bachelor’s degree or higher. Just 2% have less than a high school diploma.
♦ Out of 27,147 Westporters, just 6 were reported as incarcerated.
There are dozens more pages of stats. Click here for the full report.
(Major funders of the report include Fairfield County’s Community Foundation, Yale New Haven Health, Health Improvement Alliance, Connecticut Health Foundation, Stamford Health, Hartford HealthCare, Nuvance Health, United Ways of Fairfield County and Western Connecticut, and the Housing Collective.)
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Please attend the next two school board meetings about Equity. One board member opposes it.
Equity in schools is every student getting what they need and needs met without taking away from others.
It will be eye opening.
Prepare your comments.