demographics

Jobs, Housing and Inter-State Migration Assessed

Apr 3, 2016

   California is creating new jobs at all income levels, but lower wage workers are leaving the state as housing costs soar.  A new report examines these interlocking trends.

Check out the entire interactive Compare 50 database here.

Aging in America is Changing

Feb 24, 2016

  Longevity and the changing nature of retirement was a central topic at the annual Economic Outlook Conference at Sonoma State Wednesday morning. But a short-term look at the local economy was part of the program, too.

 As the remainder of the demographic bulge known as Baby Boomers head into retirement, Age Wave CEO Ken Dychtwald says they are increasingly redefining that that means.

 

Farmworker Health Survey Details Disparities

Sep 7, 2015

  A detailed survey of farmworkers in Sonoma County confirms that they are often very poor, with compromised health. Despite that, most of them claim this as their full-time home.

You can read the Executive summary of the full report here.

Building Bipartisan Collaboration in Sacramento

Sep 1, 2015

A freshman state senator faces a steep learning curve upon arriving in Sacramento. One lesson that former Sonoma County supervisor Mike McGuire has embraced is rooted in the demographics of his district.

  State Senator Mike McGuire has also been in the midst of the long-standing tug-of-war over the future of the Sonoma Developmental Center. Changes are overdue at the aging facility, he acknowledges, but the fast-track deadline to relocate the remaining residents at the SDC is a poor way to begin.

Inside the “Portrait of Sonoma County”

Jun 24, 2015

Since the detailed demographic Portrait of Sonoma County was published this time last year, it has become a key resource in the ongoing efforts to improve the overall health of the local population. In this archival North Bay Report, wen examined the document and talked with its authors at the time it was first released.

Latino Candidates Seek School Board Seats

Oct 31, 2014

 Regardless of the results in this year’s election, the modest increase in Latino candidates in local school board races this fall is seen as an encouraging development by Latino community leaders in Sonoma County.

   Demographic diversity is helpful among the elected members of local school boards, says Laura Gonzalez, a second-term trustee for Santa Rosa City Schools. But she places an even higher value on cultural sensitivity.

 

State of the Latino Community 2014

Oct 2, 2014

  Los Cien, an emerging Sonoma County Latino leadership group, held its first “State of the Latino Community” forum yesterday, where the main topics were poverty, education and health. KRCB’s Bruce Robinson was there, and has this summary.

  You can hear David Grusky’s full keynote talk from the Los Cien gathering Thursday morning. It’s posted below.

A Portrait of Sonoma County

Jan 7, 2014

 A detailed map of three key indicators in all 99 Sonoma County census tracts is expected to help guide efforts to make ours the healthiest county in California. The census data includes educational attainment, income levels and overall life expectancy.