ACT Rochester
An Initiative of Rochester Area Community Foundation

ACT Rochester's purpose is to change the culture of community problem-solving and associated decision making through the use of credible, independent and timely data. This is accomplished when people LEARN about key issues, CONNECT with others in the community, and ACT to promote change. ACT Rochester is more than a warehouse for data. Staff is engaged in local initiatives to encourage the development of goals, targets and accountability so that our community can better identify and measure progress.

Click on a geography for community-specific data

KEY TOPICS / REPORTS

This section provides analysis and data of critical topics in our community, including racial and ethnic disparities, poverty, and educational achievement.

 

Race and Ethnicity Indicators & Report
"Hard Facts: Race and Ethnicity in the Nine-County Greater Rochester Area" examines the substantial gaps in educational and economic outcomes among persons of different racial and ethnic backgrounds.  

 


Poverty Indicators & Reports
These reports provide updates on poverty, self-sufficiency and efforts to lift communities across the nine-county Greater Rochester region.
  • Progress Report: A Roadmap for Change / Rochester-Monroe Anti-Poverty Initiative
  • Benchmarking Rochester's Poverty / A 2015 Update
  • Poverty and Self-Sufficiency in the Nine-County Greater Rochester Area

 


ROC the Future Indicators & Report
This section provides report cards tracking key measures of well-being for children and youth in the City of Rochester, from cradle to career.
 
CREATE A DASHBOARD
Create your own Dashboard of Key Indicators

This section provides a quick, at-a-glance graphic summary of indicators for a variety of geographies and populations. Select the county, city or group of interest and display all indicators with available data, or a subset of your choosing. Dashboards can be created for racial and ethnic groups as well as regions, in order to show how different populations are faring. 






OUR COMMUNITIES / REPORT CARDS

The Community Report Cards aggregate data from more than 100 community indicators on the site and use symbols, colors and arrows to provide a quick, at-a-glance overview of the well-being of the county. This data cover the topics of Arts, Culture and Leisure, Children and Youth, Community Engagement, Economy, Education, Financial Self-Sufficiency, Health, Housing, and Public Safety.


ACT HIGHLIGHTS
August, 2017 - ACT Rochester releases latest race report READ MORE
June, 2016 - Pathways to Prosperity District Survey READ MORE

June, 2016 - Racial and Ethnic Inequalities in the Greater Rochester Region READ MORE
December, 2015 - Collaborative Release of Poverty Data 2015-2017 READ MORE

January, 2015 - Unite Rochester Poll on Racial Opinions READ MORE
May, 2014 - FR=EE Racial Equity Community Agenda Announced READ MORE

April, 2011 - How Third-Grade Reading Skills and Poverty Influence High School Graduation READ MORE

FEATURED INDICATORS
Click below to view interactive charts and full data on these featured indicators.
Community Vitality
Voter Participation Rate
58%
  
in 2016

Maintaining
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Economic Security
People Living in Poverty
14%
 of population
in 2013-17

Increasing
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Education
Four-Year Cohort Graduation Rate
85%
  
in 2017

Increasing
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Housing
Overall Housing Cost Burden
31%
  
in 2012-16

Decreasing
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