From Knowledge Center
Civic Vitality Data and Indicators
Please see http://www.ctdatahaven.org/dbt/indicators.php?topic=2 for a list of Civic Vitality indicators we have identified. You may also visit the DataHaven portal on the Connecticut Data Collaborative website at http://ctdata.org/dh, where additional data is available for download and visualization. As we are developing a new system for visualizing this information, not all of our data sets have been uploaded (or updated) here. Please contact us directly if you can't find what you need.
For the most recent general socioeconomic profile data on Connecticut towns and counties, please visit our page on Demographics. We have links here to the most recent profiles published by the Census Bureau.
The web is a rich source of other indicators on civic vitality, though in many cases they are not provided at a neighborhood level. Please contact DataHaven if you wish to get involved in building our online resources.
Statewide and Local
1. CT Transparency project: http://transparency.ct.gov/html/main.asp Transparency.CT.gov is a website developed by the Connecticut General Assembly under the direction of the Office of Fiscal Analysis with data provided by the Office of the State Comptroller. This site was created in accordance with Public Act 10-155, An Act Requiring the Establishment of a Searchable Database for State Expenditures. This Public Act requires the Office of Fiscal Analysis to establish and maintain a website for the purpose of posting state agency expenditures, including contracts and grants.
2. Connecticut 2011 Civic Health Index project: http://ncoc.net/CTCHI Report on measures of civic life throughout Connecticut, including recommendations for improving it.
1. Corporation for National and Community Service, Volunteering in America Rankings of Cities and States http://www.volunteeringinamerica.gov/rankings/Mid-size-Cities/Volunteer-Rates/2010
Our main Knowledge Center page about civic vitality in Connecticut may be found here.