Long Range Planning Presentation20100519

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Background information on Fitchburg demographics and challenges presented at the public Long Range Planning Meeting on 5/19/10

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Long Range Planning Presentation20100519

  1. 1. Fitchburg Public Library Long Range Planning Debra Johnson Interim Library Director Easter DiGangi Library Intern
  2. 2. Fitchburg Population and Household 2000 Census 2009 Estimate 2010 Projection Percent Change Median Hhld Income $51,040 $64,662 $70,212 8.6% Per Capita Income $27,140 $31,241 $29,417 -5.8%
  3. 3. Age In 2000, the median age of the total population in the area was 31.3 . The median age in 2009 is 34.0 , and it is predicted to change in five years to 35.2 years.
  4. 4. Race and Ethnicity In 2009, the predominant race/ethnicity category in this area is White .
  5. 5. Households by Income 2000 Census 2009 Estimate 2010 Prediction Percent Change Median Hhld Income $51,040 $64,662 $70,212 8.6% Per Capita Income $27,140 $31,241 $29,417 -5.8%
  6. 6. Characteristics Characteristics
  7. 7. Characteristics <ul><li>The poverty level in 2000 was 6.4%, lower than the Dane County rate of 9.4% (WI 12.4%) </li></ul><ul><li>Population density is in the northern portion of Fitchburg, but increased density is moving south. </li></ul><ul><li>The southern portion of Fitchburg is predominately rural, with low population density. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Challenges <ul><li>Bilingual population </li></ul><ul><li>Serving the northern tier (90% of people live within a mile of the beltline) </li></ul><ul><li>Transportation </li></ul><ul><li>Population increase expected when Town of Madison is dissolved </li></ul>
  9. 9. Challenges <ul><li>Technology </li></ul><ul><li>Technology have and have nots </li></ul><ul><li>Programming resources in Fitchburg </li></ul><ul><li>Parent participation </li></ul><ul><li>Community building </li></ul>
  10. 10. Mission Statement Mission Statement
  11. 11. 2008 Survey Results for Library Services (In Decreasing order of importance) 2008 Survey Results for Library Services (In Decreasing order of importance)
  12. 12. 2008 Survey Results for Library Services (In Decreasing order of importance) 2008 Survey Results for Library Services (In Decreasing order of importance)
  13. 13. 2008 Survey Results for Library Services (In Decreasing order of importance) 2008 Survey Results for Library Services (In Decreasing order of importance)

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