Community Facts

Community Facts is a tool developed by The Piton Foundation to make data about the health and well-being of Denver-area families and communities widely accessible. Community Facts provides detailed information about geographical areas related to demographics, education, housing, economics, health, safety, and more. It includes data available in tables, maps and graphs.

 

Established in 1991 as "Neighborhood Facts," the online database was founded on Piton's belief that reliable and objective information should be the basis of all political, policy and economic decisions. Piton is a partner in the National Neighborhood Indicators Partnership. NNIP is a collaborative effort by the Urban Institute and local partners to further the development and use of neighborhood-level information systems in local policymaking and community building.

 

denver Neighborhood Facts DATA

Find statistics about Denver's 77 neighborhoods. Choose from "Neighborhood Summaries" for the most recent year's data on frequently requested demographic, housing, education, economic and health statistics. The data is available in tables, graphs and maps. Histories of each Denver neighborhood also are provided. Or choose "Advanced Neighborhood Search" to view many additional statistics, data from prior years, and to make comparisons between two or more neighborhoods.

 

Community facts takes on a regional focus

In response to changing demographics and economic conditions in metro Denver, the Data Initiative is shifting its focus from a historically Denver-centric one to a 7-county, regional view. The first web-based application that will be created with this expanded geographic reach is our updated Community Facts tool, which will offer free, neighbrohood-level data. Powered by the Data Engine, this updated application, which is expected to launch in early Fall 2014, will feature contemporary technology and serve as a leading example for community information platforms.

Discovery Phase Kicks Off

Development of the updated Community Facts tool kicked off in late June with the first meeting of the discovery phase stakeholders. This group, which includes representatives from a variety of nonprofit and governement organizations, is deeply engaged in helping shape this tool so that it meets the needs of the communities that will utilize it. A full list of discovery stakeholders, who will be meeting regularly over the next few weeks, can be found here.

 

During the group's initial meeting, stakeholders discussed the needs and perspectives of potential Community Facts users in an attempt to define as many user stories for the tool as possible. The user stories will help Open Media Foundation, the agency that is developing Community Facts for us, better understand who is using the tool and why. The group met for a second time in early July, and the stakeholders continued developing user stories, refined and added to the indicators that will be included in the updated tool, and began to discuss the site's functionality.

 

Development Timeline

Interested in learning more about when the Community Facts tool will be completed? Take a look at this schedule for more information on upcoming stakeholder meetings, development deadlines and other key dates.