Capital Region Indicators

Active Project? Yes
Year Project Began:
Year of Last Input:
Last Updated: Dec 3 2023
Project Location:
Albany, NY (USA)
State / Province:
New York
United States
Lead Organization:
Capital District Regional Planning Commission
Type of Organization:
Government - Regional

Geographic Scope

Neighborhood, Municipality, County , Multi-County

Issue Areas

Demography, Economy, Education, Employment, Health & Wellbeing, Housing, Poverty, Transportation


Capital Region Indicators is a joint initiative of the Capital District Regional Planning Commission (CDRPC), Capital Region Chamber, The Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region and the Capital District Transportation Committee. This initiative seeks to help a wide variety of public and private organizations better understand the communities of New York’s Capital Region.  Using the best available information, the website serves as a common source for data and interactive visualizations that will inform community members on critical topics related to the economic and social health, as well as progress of our region.

The purpose of NY’s Capital Region Indicators is to:

  • Provide high quality, reliable, objective and up-to-date data
  • Spur discussion about and build consensus around our region’s key indicators
  • Help better understand changes in our communities’ well-being over time to better target investments to address chronic and emerging challenges and community needs
  • Provide information relevant to community and regional planning
  • Serve as a key resource for data needed for grant applications and reports developed by public and private organizations

Stakeholders convened by the partner agencies convened and provided input via live polling at a kick off event in early 2019.  The live polling input was complemented with an online survey.  An advisory group of “power users” representing government and non profit agencies was convened to oversee the buildout and refinement of the tool.  Beyond this initial focus, the group will also help prioritize and curate existing and new data sets, advise on practical applications for the website’s data tools,  guide the evolution of content and functionality and help expand the project’s reach.

The site was custom-designed by the Albany Visualization and Informatics Lab (AVAIL) located in the Geography and Planning Department at the University at Albany, State University of New York, and is maintained by CDRPC.

Project URL

Indicator Domains


Reporting Format

Online Dashboard, Interactive Online Display

Other Partners

Community Foundation, College/University Public Health Dept.

Project Contact:

Capital District Regional Planning Commission - Educational Organization