Community Status Report
Over the past decade, The Community Status Report has provided the community benchmarks to measure progress on social indicators. In the past decade, several important trends are evident.
Public school achievement has improved slowly but steadily.
The percentages of adults with both high school diplomas and college degrees have been higher in Lubbock than in Texas.
In Lubbock, unemployment and cost of living are consistently lower than in other parts of Texas and the nation but higher than Texas on poverty rates and persons without health insurance.
Lubbock has consistently worse statistics than Texas on most indicators of birth and sexually transmitted disease and on safety indicators such as rape, aggravated assault, family violence, and child abuse.
Despite the effects of the recession and the 2011 drought, Lubbock's economy has been resilient and is continuing to improve in the early part of 2012.
We believe it is important to keep focusing on the impact of education. United Way's emphasis on Success By 6 strategies continues: early childhood development, early intervention and prevention, and quality experiences and care. Investment in these strategies yields high returns.
Thank you to our partners who help Lubbock Area United Way continue to produce the Community Status Report: The City of Lubbock, Covenant Health System, Lubbock County, Lubbock Independent School District, Texas Tech Health Sciences Center, Texas Tech University, and UMC Health System.