Neighborhood Resources and Community Connections

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2018 Child & Family Survey Neighborhood Resources and Community Connections


Four in five respondents felt connected to their community

A similar number said that they had nearby friends or family they could count on for assistance. This percentage was consistent across demographic groups. However, respondents in smaller households were slightly less connected to their community or friends and family.

Neighborhood 1

Nearly all respondents felt that there is a natural outdoor space within walking distance of their home

However, White respondents were more likely to strongly agree with this statement than respondents of any other ethnicity. Other differences in the strength of agreement were found by income (respondents with higher household income were more likely to strongly agree), and geography (respondents in district 10 were the least likely to strongly agree of any district).

Neighborhood 2

Respondents were four times more likely to make weekly visits to parks than to any other community resource

Neighborhood 3

Respondents with household incomes above 500% FPL were more likely to visit parks or playgrounds more than once per week (51%) than those who earned below that level (36%).

Neighborhood 4

White respondents were the most likely of any ethnicity to report visiting parks more than once per week (54%), while Black respondents were most likely to visit neighborhood recreation centers and libraries more than once per week (28%).

Neighborhood 5

Black respondents were less likely to agree that their neighborhood is a safe place for their family to live

Neighborhood 6

Respondents in districts 1, 4, and 7 were most likely to feel their neighborhood is a safe place for their family

Neighborhood 7

More than 90% of respondents in districts 1 (91%), 4 (94%), and 7 (92%) agreed that their neighborhood is a safe place to live, in comparison to fewer than 75% of respondents in districts 3 (72%), 6 (64%), 9 (72%), and 10 (70%).