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This citizen survey was developed of the Regional Scenario Planning Study to capture community values and attitudes toward growth in the George Washington Region. The online survey was launched on ...

This citizen survey was developed of the Regional Scenario Planning Study to capture community values and attitudes toward growth in the George Washington Region. The online survey was launched on September 6, 2010 and ended on October 19, 2010.

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  • “Your Vision, Our Future” Resident Survey 1 Key Findings November 20101 Southeastern Institute of Research
  • Outline • Objectives • M th d l Methodology • Key Findings – Quality of Life – Attitudes Towards Growth – Concerns – Community Values – Transportation – Tradeoffs • A Appendix di – Respondent Profile – Organizations/Businesses Contacted2 Southeastern Institute of Research
  • Objectives & Methodology3 Southeastern Institute of Research
  • Objectives • Build public participation in the planning process. • Understand resident perception towards growth and long range planning in the George th d l l i i th G Washington region. • Assess community values by county in the George Washington region. • Facilitate the development of viable scenarios by identifying key components – key attributes – that will make up alternative scenarios.4 Southeastern Institute of Research
  • Methodology • An online survey was designed and conducted in order to meet the objectives of this research • The survey link was emailed: y – By SIR to a list of 470 residents who agreed to participate in future research studies after having completed the 2009 Long Range Transportation Plan – By GWRC to regional organizations/businesses, who in turn were asked to forward to their membership/distribution lists* • The median length of the survey was 19 minutes • The survey was conducted from September 14 – October 31, 2010 • 240 respondents participated in the study • A sample size of 240 has a margin of error of +/- 6.33 *Please see percentage points at the 95% confidence level appendix forlist of regional • A $5 Starbucks gift card was offered for participating i St b k ift d ff d f ti i ti inorganizations/ businesses the study 5 Southeastern Institute of Research contacted.
  • Results Are Divided by County of Residence Spotsylvania County 43% Stafford County 26% Fredericksburg 15%Out of the 24 in Overall results are weighted Caroline County 10%Caroline County, by county to match census4 live in Bowling populations. Green and 1 in Port Royal King George County 7% 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% A-2. In which of the following localities do you live? 6 Southeastern Institute of Research
  • Key Findings7 Southeastern Institute of Research
  • Quality f Life Q li of Lif8 Southeastern Institute of Research
  • Residents Tend to Be Positive Regarding their Quality of Life 1 - Poor 1% 2 5% 3 33% 4 50% 61% 5 - E ll t Excellent 11% 0% 20% 40% 60% 80% 100% A-4. Overall, how would you rate the quality of life in the George Washington Region? By “quality of life,” we mean “the general well-being of residents taking into consideration such things as the quality of education available, employment opportunities, the economy, personal safety, health, housing, recreation and entertainment opportunities, and so forth.”9 Southeastern Institute of Research
  • Those Living in King George Report the Highest Satisfaction, Whereas those Living in Caroline Report the Lowest 4% 0% 1 - Poor 0% 1% 0% 13% 6% 2 0% 5% 3% 46% 31% 3 19% 36% 31% 21% Caroline = 38% 49% 4 31% Fredericksburg = 68% 49% 61% King George = 81% 17% 14% Spotsylvania = 58% 5 - Excellent 50% 5% 9% Stafford = 66% 0% 20% 40% 60% 80% 100% A-4. Overall, how would you rate the quality of life in the George Washington Region? By “quality of life,” we mean “the general well-being of residents taking into consideration such things as the quality of education available, employment opportunities, the economy, personal safety, health, housing, recreation and entertainment opportunities, and so forth.”10 Southeastern Institute of Research
  • Rich History, Natural Beauty, and Proximity to DC Make the George Washington Region a Good Place to Live Rich history 11% 13% 12% 36% Natural beauty 16% 9% 10% 35% Proximity to Washington, DC 11% 11% 10% 32% Education system 8% 10% 8% 26% Safety 7% 8% 9% 24% Strong local/regional economy 8% 8% 6% 23% Availability of affordable housing 9% 7% 4% 20% Availability of jobs 9% 5% 6% 20% Availability of shopping opportunities 3% 8% 7% 17% Attractive residential communities 6% 6% 3% 15% Availability of entertainment and recreational… 4% 3% y 7% 13% Clean environment 3% 5% 5% 13% Battlefield preservation 2% 4% 5% 11% Ease of getting around the area 2% 5% 5% 11% Diversity of residents 3%3% 3% 8% Transportation system 0% 3% 5% 1% 1st Rank 2nd Rank 3rd Rank Other 4% 3% 2% 10% 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% A-8. What makes the George Washington Region a good place to live? Please rank the top three attributes by putting a 1 next to the most important attribute that makes the George Washington Region a good place to live, a 2 next to the second most important attribute, and a 3 next to the third most important attribute.11 Southeastern Institute of Research
  • What Makes the Area a Good Place to Live Varies Slightly by County Caroline Fredericksburg King George Spotsylvania Stafford Proximity to Natural beauty  Natural beauty  Rich history Education system  Washington, DC  (54%) (63%) (38%) (39%) (54%) Rich history  Ri h hi t Rich history  Ri h hi t Rich history  Ri h hi t Natural beauty  N t lb t Safety (29%) (42%) (43%) (56%) (37%) Clean  Strong local/regional  Proximity to  Proximity to  Rich history  y environment  i t economy  Washington, DC  W hi t DC Washington, DC  W hi t DC (27%) (29%) (31%) (44%) (37%) Strong  Affordable  Natural beauty  y Safety  y local/regional  / g Natural beauty  y housing  h i (26%) (38%) economy  (26%) (25%) (24%)Entertainment &  Proximity to  recreational  y Safety  Clean environment  Affordable housing  g Washington, DC  W hi t DC opportunities  (20%) (25%) (20%) (26%) (21%) 12 Southeastern Institute of Research
  • Attitudes Towards Growth13 Southeastern Institute of Research
  • Only a Quarter of Respondents Believe That the George Washington Region Is Moving h h in the Right Direction1 - Strongly moving in 14% the th wrong direction di ti 36% 2 22% 3 41% 4 19% 24%5 - Strongly moving in 4% the right direction 0% 20% 40% 60% 80% 100% B-1. To what extent would you say that growth in the George Washington Region is moving in the right direction? Please use a scale of 1 to 5 where 1 means “strongly moving in the wrong direction” and 5 means “strongly moving in the right direction.”14 Southeastern Institute of Research
  • Those Living in Fredericksburg and Stafford Are Even Less Likely to Think that the GeorgeWashington Region is Moving in the Right Direction 0%1 - Strongly moving in 14% 19% 9% the wrong direction h di i 9% 21% 21% 31% 2 13% 23% 21% 46% 37% 3 38% 40% 44% 17% Caroline C li = 34% 17% 4 24% 31% Fredericksburg = 17% 13% King George = 31% 17%5 - Strongly moving in 0% 0% Spotsylvania = 28% the right direction 4% 2% Stafford = 15% 0% 20% 40% 60% 80% 100% B-1. To what extent would you say that growth in the George Washington Region is moving in the right direction? Please use a scale of 1 to 5 where 1 means “strongly moving in the wrong direction” and 5 means “strongly moving in the right direction.”15 Southeastern Institute of Research
  • Respondents Believe that Current Growth Patterns Are Causing Problems, But that New Approaches to l ld d Development Could Improve ConditionsNew approaches to development in the region (e.g., (e g smart growth rural preservation or low growth, preservation, 30% 48% 78%impact development) could improve conditions in the region. Growth is currently causing problems in the 32% 38% 70% George Washington Region. Overall, Overall growth is a good thing for the region region. 32% 19% 51% Current development patterns and intensities are positively contributing to conditions in the 12% 6% 18% 4 5 - Strongly agree region. 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% 90% B-4. To what extent do you agree with each of the following? Please use a scale of 1 to 5 where 1 means “strongly disagree” and 5 means “strongly agree.”16 Southeastern Institute of Research
  • Those Living in Caroline County Are More Likely than Others to Think that Growth Is a Good Thing for the Region New approaches to development in the 96% 86% region (e.g., smart growth, rural 75% preservation, or low impact development) 80% could improve conditions in the region. 71% 54% 74% Growth is currently causing problems in Graph h G h shows 63% the George Washington Region. 68%those rating the 74%statement a 4 or5 on a scale of 1 75% to 5 where 1 O ea ,go t s Overall, growth is a good thing for the t g o t e 51% 56%means “strongly region. 50% Caroline disagree” and 5 43%means “strongly Fredericksburg agree.” Current development patterns and 21% King George 3% intensities are positively contributing to i t iti iti l t ib ti t 19% Spotsylvania conditions in the region. 23% 15% Stafford 0% 20% 40% 60% 80% 100% B-4. To what extent do you agree with each of the following? Please use a scale of 1 to 5 where 1 means “strongly disagree” and 5 means “strongly agree.” 17 Southeastern Institute of Research
  • Most Respondents Have a Preference for Centers, Corridors and Open Spaces Corridors, Centers, corridors, and open spaces 35% 43% 78% Compact metropolitan centers 22% 19% 41% Decentralized growth 19% 7% 26% 4 5 - Very desirable 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% 90% B-2. How desirable are each of the following? Please use a scale of 1 to 5 where 1 means “not at all desirable” and 5 means “very desirable.”18 Southeastern Institute of Research
  • Regardless of Where They Live, Centers, Corridors, and Open Spaces Is the Most Desirable Option 80% 91% Centers, corridors, and open spaces 76% 73% 80% Graph h G h shows 67%those rating the 60%statement a 4 or Compact metropolitan centers 38%5 on a scale of 1 40% to 5 where 1 33% means “not at Caroline all desirable” and 5 means 37% Fredericksburg 14% “very King George Decentralized growth 44% desirable. desirable ” 27% Spotsylvania 20% Stafford 0% 20% 40% 60% 80% 100% B-2. How desirable are each of the following? Please use a scale of 1 to 5 where 1 means “not at all desirable” and 5 means “very desirable.” 19 Southeastern Institute of Research
  • Yet, Most Believe Decentralized Growth Best Describes the Current State of Growth in the Region Decentralized growth 43% Centers, corridors, and open spaces 24% Compact metropolitan centers 17% Other 9% No idea 7% 0% 20% 40% 60% 80% 100% B-3. Which of the following do you think best describes the current state of growth in the George Washington Region? For definitions, please click on the term.20 Southeastern Institute of Research
  • Locality Does Not Significantly Impact Perceptions of the Current State of Growth in the Area 42% 57% Decentralized growth 56% 44% 38% 33% 23% Centers, corridors, and open spaces 19% 21% 26% 33% 23% Compact metropolitan centers 19% 21% 26% 8% Caroline 3% Other 0% Fredericksburg 6% 16% King George 4% Spotsylvania 6% No idea 19% Stafford 7% 5% 0% 20% 40% 60% 80% 100% B-3. Which of the following do you think best describes the current state of growth in the George Washington Region? For definitions, please click on the term.21 Southeastern Institute of Research
  • Respondents Were Asked to Indicate Up to 10 Places Where They Would Most Prefer Growth to OccurB-10. Looking at the map below,where would you most prefergrowth to occur? Please click onthat area of the map. You may click up to 10 places. 22 Southeastern Institute of Research
  • The Most Frequently Selected Places Were Along I-95B-10. Looking at the map below,where would you most prefergrowth to occur? Please click onthat area of the map. You may click up to 10 places. 23 Southeastern Institute of Research
  • Concerns Concerns24 Southeastern Institute of Research
  • According to Respondents, the Primary Concerns in the Area Are Traffic Congestion and h h l d bl Other Growth-Related Problems Traffic congestion 17% 74% 91% Uncontrolled growth 24% 54% 78% Cost of expanding public infrastructure 31% 40% 71% Losing too much open space to development 25% 45% 70% Travel distance between home and work 27% 34% 61% Overpopulation 26% 33% 59% Environmental concerns 24% 33% 57% Lack of affordable housing 26% 24% 50% Deteriorating city or suburban centers 29% 21% 50% Poor air quality 25% 24% 49% Travel distance between home and shopping destinations 18% 16% 34% 0% 20% 40% 60% 80% 100% 4 5 - Strongly agree B-7. To what extent is each of the following a concern in the George Washington Region? Please use a scale of 1 to 5 where 1 means “not at all a concern” and 5 means “very much a concern.”25 Southeastern Institute of Research
  • Traffic Congestion is the #1 Concern for Each Locality 78% 89% Traffic congestion 80% 95% 93% 56% 80% Uncontrolled growth 63% 77%83% 70% 78% Cost of expanding public infrastructure 69% 72% 69% Losing too much open space to 65% 86% development 67% 75% 69% 57% 65% Travel distance between home and work 63% 72% 50% 59% 75% Environmental concerns 38% 65% 50% 52% 51% Overpopulation 57% 69% 62% 56% Caroline Lack of affordable housing 50% 60% 43% 55% Fredericksburg 43% 49%56% Deteriorating city or suburban centers 61% King George 39% Poor air quality 38% 40% 44% 57% Spotsylvania S t l i 46% Stafford Travel distance between home and 38%44% 52% shopping destinations 28%34% 0% 20% 40% 60% 80% 100% B-7. To what extent is each of the following a concern in the George Washington Region? Please use a scale of 1 to 5 where 1 means “not at all a concern” and 5 means “very much a concern.”26 Southeastern Institute of Research
  • Transportation27 Southeastern Institute of Research
  • Respondents Expect a Variety of Transportation Options – Most Notably Well-Maintained Roads, but l l d also Access to Regional Trains and Commuter Lots Well-maintained roads 20% 66% 86% Access to regional train services (e.g., VRE) 31% 40% 71% Commuter parking lots for carpooling & vanpooling 33% 37% 70% Access to commuter bus services 33% 27% 60% Access to local bus services (e.g., FRED) 29% 30% 59% Access to Amtrak 29% 25% 54% Access to bicycle/pedestrian network 23% 28% 51% 0% 20% 40% 60% 80% 100% 4 5 - Very important C-4. How important is it for the community to offer each of the following transportation options? Please use a scale of 1 to 5 where 1 means “not at all important” and 5 means “very important.”28 Southeastern Institute of Research
  • Those Living in Fredericksburg Expect Access to More Transportation Services than Others 83% 83% Well-maintained roads 81% 87% 85% 56% 89% Access to regional train services 76% 75% 67% 48% Commuter parking lots for carpooling & 83% 63% vanpooling li 74% 68% 39% 86% Access to commuter bus services 56% 61% 59% 48% 86% Access to local bus services 57% 63% 51% 43% Caroline 74% Access to Amtrak 69% Fredericksburg 61% 41% King G Ki George 22% 77% Access to bicycle/pedestrian network 44% Spotsylvania 59% 44% Stafford 0% 20% 40% 60% 80% 100% C-4. How important is it for the community to offer each of the following transportation options? Please use a scale of 1 to 5 where 1 means “not at all important” and 5 means “very important.”29 Southeastern Institute of Research
  • Community Values30 Southeastern Institute of Research
  • Balanced Growth, Ability to Get Around the Community Easily, and Affordable Housing Are “Must Haves” f the Greatest Number of Respondents ” for h b f d Balanced growth 68% Ability to get around the community easily 65% Affordable housing 61% Environmental protection 57% NOTE: Historic preservation 56% Percentages Protected open space 56% Scenic beauty 54% indicate those Public transportation to destinations within the region 52%respondents who p Parks within the local community 52%rated each item Farmland preservation 50% as a “must Access to outdoor recreation 48% have.” Public transportation to destinations within the… 47% Agricultural and forested districts 47% Rural preservation areas 46% Redevelopment areas 45% Proximity to employment centers 42% Low local tax rate 40% Access to regional parks 39% Biodiversity 37% Battlefield landscapes 34% Proximity to retail centers 22% Low population density 20% Location in an urban development area 12% 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% C-1. Now, please think about what is important to you in a community. For each of the following, put the feature in one of the following categories: “must have,” “nice to have,” or “don’t need to have.” 31 Southeastern Institute of Research
  • When Asked to Identify the Three Most Important Features, Balanced Growth, Ability to Get Around, Affordable Housing, dL T Ri t th T and Low Taxes Rise to the Top Balanced growth 34% Ability to get around the community easily 31% Affordable housing 29% Low local tax rate 28% NOTE: Environmental protection 19% Proximity to employment centers 18% Percentages Farmland preservation 13% indicate those Redevelopment areas 13%respondents who p Historic preservation p 13% chose each Public transportation to destinations within the region 12% features as one Protected open space 10% of the three Scenic beauty 10% Parks within the local community 10% most important Access to outdoor recreation 8%features of their Rural preservation areas 8% “must haves.” Public transportation to destinations within the… 7% Other 6% Agricultural and forested districts 6% Biodiversity 5% Low population density 5% Proximity to retail centers 4% Battlefield landscapes 4% Access to regional parks 2% Location in an urban development area 2% 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% C-2. Now, please select the three most important features to you. 32 Southeastern Institute of Research
  • Importance of Features Varies Slightly by Area Caroline Fredericksburg King George Spotsylvania Stafford RedevelopmentLow local tax rate Low local tax rate g Balanced growth g Balanced growth areas (48%) (38%) (37%) (39%) (43%) Farmland Ability to get around Ability to get aroundAffordable housing Affordable housing preservation the community easily the community easily (26%) (37%) (38%) (36%) (36%) Balanced growth Balanced growth Affordable housing Low local tax rate Affordable housing (26%) (31%) (31%) (29%) (29%) Farmland Environmental Scenic beauty Affordable housing Low local tax rate preservation protection (31%) (28%) (24%) (26%) (31%) Environmental Ability to get around Environmental Environmental Proximity to protection the community easily protection protection employment centers (22%) (23%) (19%) (22%) (19%) C-2. Now, please select the three most important features to you. 33 Southeastern Institute of Research
  • Tradeoffs34 Southeastern Institute of Research
  • Discrete choice is an exercise in which respondentsmake trade-offs by choosing community scenarios instead of rating or ranking features. Statistical analyses determines which features are driving selection and which communities respondentswould choose when given a choice of communities. 35 Southeastern Institute of Research
  • According to the Trade-Off Exercise, Housing Type and Alternative Transportation Options Are the Most Important Community Features 7% 9% Open Space 9% Retail & Office Space 11% Lot size 11% Historic Preservation 12% Bike/Pedestrian Trails Industrial Space 12% g Traffic congestion 15% Housing type 15% Alternative Transportation Importance – derived.36 Southeastern Institute of Research
  • Part-worth Utilities Reflect How Desirable Different Features Are• The higher the utility, the better. utility better• You cannot compare one level from one attribute with one level from another ib ih l lf h attribute, since conjoint utilities are scaled to an arbitrary constant within each attribute.• You CAN compare differences between two levels of one attribute versus two levels of another attribute. 37 Southeastern Institute of Research
  • Respondents Want a Mix of Different Types of Homes Housing Type Mix f l Mi of large and small/mid-sized single d ll/ id i d i l 44.28 family homes Mix of small/mid-sized single family homes 39.88 and townhomes Mix of small/mid-sized single family homes, 32.94 townhomes, and apartments/condos Small/mid-sized single family homes 9.13 9 13 Large single family homes -9.27 Mix of townhomes and apartments/condos -52.99 Primarily townhomes and -63.97 apartments/condos38 Southeastern Institute of Research
  • Respondents Have a Preference for Medium Sized Yards Lot Size Homes with medium sized yards (1/4 to 17.61 1/2 acre) Homes with large yards (1 acre or more) 4.43 Homes with small yards (Less than 1/4 -22.04 22.04 acre))39 Southeastern Institute of Research
  • Access to Commuter Lots and VRE are Important Alternative Transportation Easy access to commuter lots (for 24.28 carpooling and vanpooling) Easy access to buses, VRE, and commuter 23.49 lots (for carpooling and vanpooling) Easy access to VRE and commuter lots (for d l (f 20.68 carpooling and vanpooling) Easy access to VRE 7.92 Easy access to buses and commuter lots (for 6.51 carpooling and vanpooling) Easy access to buses 0.70 Easy access to buses and VRE -1.95 No public transportation-81.6440 Southeastern Institute of Research
  • Respondents Want Bike/Pedestrian Trails, but Do Not Have a Strong Preference for Local vs. Regional Bike/Pedestrian Trails Local and regional bike/pedestrian trails (i.e., trails within your individual community 29.52 and trails that connect to the rest of the region) Local bike/pedestrian trails (i.e., trails 22.11 22 11 within your individual community) No bike/pedestrian trails -51.6341 Southeastern Institute of Research
  • Respondents Are Willing to Accept Moderate Traffic Congestion During Peak Travel Times Traffic Congestion Moderate traffic congestion during peak 30.77 travel times No to low traffic congestion 30.18 30 18 Severe traffic congestion during peak -60.95 travel times42 Southeastern Institute of Research
  • There is a Preference for Some Sort of Parks Open Space Public parks within walking distance 17.26 Public parks with recreational fields and playgrounds in the area, but not within 6.87 walking distance Public parks with recreational fields and 1.28 playgrounds within walking distance Public parks in the area, but not within -25.41 walking distance43 Southeastern Institute of Research
  • Respondents Want Retail Space throughout the Area Retail & Office Space Retail & office space spread throughoutneighborhoods, in major activity centers, & in i hb h d i j ti it t i 21.50 2 0 smaller activity centers disp. through region Retail & office space found in smaller activity 21.00 centers dispersed throughout the region Retail & office space spread throughout 13.73 neighborhoods and in major activity centers Retail & office space found in major activity centers and in smaller activity centers -10 05 10.05 dispersed throughout the region Retail & office space found in major activity -12.48 centers Retail & office space spread throughout -16.74 neighborhoods Retail & office space spread throughout neighborhoods and in smaller activity centers -16.95 dispersed throughout the region44 Southeastern Institute of Research
  • Respondents Are OK with Light Industrial Space Near the Community, but Do Not Want Heavy Industrial Space within the Community Industrial Space Light industrial space near community but 25.96 not within it Light industrial space within community 19.15 No industrial space in community 11.25 11 25 Heavy industrial space near community but 9.18 not within it Heavy industrial space within community -65.5445 Southeastern Institute of Research
  • Some Historic Preservation Is Important, but there Is Not a Big Difference between Some Preservation and Preservation of All Sites Historic Preservation Preservation of all current historic sites and 29.17 battlefields Some preservation of current historic sites 22.95 22 95 and battlefields No preservation of current historic sites and -52.12 battlefields46 Southeastern Institute of Research
  • Recommendations47 Southeastern Institute of Research
  • 1. Ensure that all plans have a focus on the rich history and natural beauty of the area – both are reasons why residents think the George Washington Region is a good place to live. While some g g g g p historic preservation is essential, it may not be absolutely essential to preserve all historic sites and battlefields. 2. 2 Focus development along I-95 and keep in mind that most I 95 respondents have a preference for centers, corridors, and open spaces. 3. Traffic mitigation is crucial as traffic congestion is a primary concern of George Washington Region residents, and the ability to get around the community easily is one of the most important community features. However, residents are willing to accept some traffic during peak travel times. Make sure plans include access to regional trains (such as VRE) and commuter lots. 4. Affordable housing is key. Respondents want a mix of different types of homes. 5. Make sure that plans include bike/pedestrian trails. There is a slight preference fo p efe ence for local and regional t ails but not m ch would be lost egional trails, b t much o ld by just offering local trails.48 Southeastern Institute of Research
  • 6. Ensure that there are public parks in the region – preferably within lki di t t t id t walking distance to most residents. 7. Retail space should be interspersed throughout the community. Respondents want retail space throughout the neighborhoods, in p p g g , major activity centers, and in smaller activity centers dispersed throughout the region. 8. 8 Avoid putting heavy industrial space within communities. However, communities However light industrial space near the community is fine with most. 9. If possible, keep the tax rate low. This is important for a number of respondents. 10. Continue to give residents the opportunity to have input into the land use planning process. They believe that current growth patterns are causing problems, but that new approaches to development could improve conditions. Further, they find balanced growth one of the most important features of a community.49 Southeastern Institute of Research
  • Appendix50 Southeastern Institute of Research
  • Respondent Profile51 Southeastern Institute of Research
  • About Half of the Respondents Are Baby Boomers; Gender Is Equally Split Generation Millennials 4% Gen X 33% Baby Boomers 53% Silent/GI 10% Male 49% Gender G d Female 51% 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% Based on A-1. In what year were you born? E-14. What is your gender?52 Southeastern Institute of Research
  • About Two-Thirds Have Lived in the George Washington Region for At Least 10 Years Less than 2 years 4% 2 - 4 years 9% 5 - 6 years 8% 7 - 10 years 12%More than 10 but not my entire 55% life 67% My entire life 12% 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% A-3. About how long have you lived in the George Washington Region?53 Southeastern Institute of Research
  • The Majority of Respondents Are Married or Living with Someone Married or living with someone 81%Not currently married - divorced or 8% separated Single, never married 7% Not currently married - widowed 1% Prefer not to answer even though 3% confidential Other 1% 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% 90% E-3. What is your current marital status?54 Southeastern Institute of Research
  • Most Respondents Have Children Children under 18 who live with 36% me Children under 18 who dont live 4% with me 78% Children 18+ who live with me 16% Children 18+ who do not live with 34% me Do not have children 19% Prefer not to answer even though 3% confidential 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% E-5. Which of the following best describes your children? Please check all that apply.55 Southeastern Institute of Research
  • Most Respondents Live in a Single Family Home and the Majority Report that They Own Their Home Single family home 89% Type of Home Townhome 3% Apartment/condo - <20 units in building 3% Apartment/condo - 20+ units in b ld / d building 2% Dormitory 0% Other 3% Own 91% Ownership h Rent 8% Other 1% 0% 20% 40% 60% 80% 100% E-6. In what type of home do you live? E-7. Do you own your own home or do you rent?56 Southeastern Institute of Research
  • The Average Annual Income is $102,000 Less than $20,000 1% $20,000 $39,999 $20 000 - $39 999 3% $40,000 - $59,999 13% $60,000 - $79,999 15% $80,000 - $99,999 17% $100,000 - $119,999 13% $120,000 - $139,999 6% $140,000 - $159,999 9% $160,000 $160 000 or more 13% Prefer not to answer even though 10% confidential 0% 10% 20% E-8. Which one of the following best represents your household’s total annual income?57 Southeastern Institute of Research
  • The Majority of Respondents Are Currently Employed Employed full-time 76% Employed part-time 5% Not employed 13% Looking for work but not currently 4% employed Other 3% 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% E-9. What is your current employment status?58 Southeastern Institute of Research
  • Only a Few Respondents Are of Hispanic, Latino, or Spanish Origin; Most Respondents Are Caucasian Hispanic, Latino, Spanish Origin 3% Ethnicity Not Hispanic, Latino, Spanish 91% Origin Prefer not to answer even 6% though confidential Race White/Caucasian 84% Black/African American 6% American Indian/Alaska Native 2% Asian 2% Other 4% Prefer not to answer even 6% though confidential 0% 20% 40% 60% 80% 100% E-12. Are you of Hispanic, Latino, or Spanish origin? E-13. What is your race? Select all that apply.59 Southeastern Institute of Research
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