Communities Count: Social and Health Indicators Across King County

Active Project? Yes
Year Project Began: 1997
Year of Last Input: 2016
Last Updated: Jul 30 2017
Project Location:
King County Washington
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Lead Organization:
Public/Private Partnership (see Description for Partners)
Type of Organization:

Geographic Scope

Neighborhood, Municipality, County, Other

Issue Areas

Arts and Culture, Children & Youth, Economy, Education, Employment, Environment, Equity, Health & Wellbeing, Housing, Land Use, Population, Poverty, Public Safety, Recreation, Social, Transportation


Communities Count is a collaborative effort among public and private organizations to create recurrent reports on community indicators for King County. The Seattle Foundation is the fiscal sponsor, Public Health – Seattle & King County is lead for data collection and report production. Partners include: City of Bellevue, City of Renton, and the City of Seattle.

Communities Count reports offer a set of 38 social, health, environmental and arts indicators for use by city and county governments, public agencies, foundations, human service providers, non-profit agencies, community-based organizations, and King County residents, updated every three years. The indicators provide information that is inclusive of the social and geographic diversity of King County and a perspective on regional differences and inequities by race, income, education, age and gender. Each full report offers an in-depth focus on a timely and important issue. In response to the many requests for more timely information related to the economic downturn, Communities Count started providing monthly web-based updates on recession-linked indicators since May of 2009 as new data become available and adding supplemental data related to the impact of this recession.

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Project Contact:

Gloria Albetta
Public Health - Seattle & King County -
Seattle WA US