Thursday, June 07, 2012

Facts. . .

The Dallas Business Journal published a report on the work of the Community Health Needs Assessment Task Force in this week's edition (June 1-7, 2012, page 11).

Here are some of the facts:

--26% of adults under age 65 and 26.4% of children from low-income families in North Texas lack health insurance.

--In 2011 the population in North  Texas was 4.6 million and is expected to swell to 5 million by 2016.

--From 2000 to 2010, Texas population grew 20% compared to 9.7% nationally.

--The most prevalent age group in North Texas is 35 to 54 (27.6%) followed by age 0 to 14 (20.2%).

--44% are "New Americans" born outside the US or children of the foreign born; of these 46% are undocumented.

--More than 230 languages are spoken in the North Texas area.

--In Dallas County, 29.6% of children under 18 and 15.8% of adults live below the federal poverty level.

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Jessica Jones said...

Mr. James-

My name is Jessica Jones and i'm a former AmeriCorps member and Senior at UNT Dallas looking to get back involved with City Square. Is there anyway I may be able to sit down with you or anyone else in your office to talk about helping out with the public policy endeavors of your organization? I've sent out a couple of e-mails but haven't received any replies. I can be reached at jessica.arceneaux.jones@gmail.com, thanks in advance!