The target metrics are measures of progress for each goal. Any particular target metric by itself can’t tell the complete story. So, we’ve combined a variety of metrics for each goal to provide a fuller picture of how the region is doing. The #LA2050Listens community conversation series and roundtable sessions with topic experts contributed to the formation of the target metrics and goals.

When selecting target metrics, LA2050 looked at statistical information that: a) contributes to achieving the goal, b) can be reliably sourced, and c) is regularly updated.

Access to free wifi connect View Metric
Cultural events connect View Metric
Government responsiveness to residents’ needs connect View Metric
Participation in neighborhood councils connect View Metric
Public/open streets gatherings connect View Metric
Public transit riders connect View Metric
Rates of volunteerism connect View Metric
Residential segregation connect View Metric
Social & emotional support connect View Metric
Total number of local social media friends and connections Angelenos have connect View Metric
Transit-accessible housing and employment (the share of housing units and percentage of jobs that are located within a half-mile of transit) connect View Metric
Travel time to work connect View Metric
Voting rates connect View Metric
Arts establishments create View Metric
Employment in the creative industries create View Metric
Federal research grant funding create View Metric
Gini coefficient create View Metric
High growth startups create View Metric
Jobs per capita create View Metric
Manufacturing activity create View Metric
Measures of cultural and global economic influence (“soft power”) create View Metric
Minority- and women-owned firms create View Metric
Patents per capita create View Metric
Percentage of graduates from local higher education institutions that remain in LA County 5 years after graduating create View Metric
Recruiting and retention rates for local higher education institutions create View Metric
Unemployment (and opportunities) for the formerly incarcerated create View Metric
Venture capital investment create View Metric
College matriculation rates learn View Metric
Community college completion learn View Metric
District-wide graduation rates learn View Metric
Early education learn View Metric
Proficiency in Language Arts and math learn View Metric
Student education pipeline learn View Metric
Students perceived sense of safety at and on the way to school learn View Metric
Suspension & expulsion rates learn View Metric
Truancy rates in elementary and middle schools learn View Metric
Youth unemployment and underemployment learn View Metric
Access to healthy food live View Metric
Exposure to air toxins live View Metric
Healthcare access live View Metric
Homelessness live View Metric
Housing affordability live View Metric
Local water live View Metric
Mental illness live View Metric
Obesity live View Metric
Prevalence of adverse childhood experiences live View Metric
Residents receiving coordinated healthcare services live View Metric
Resilient communities live View Metric
Self-sufficiency live View Metric
Tree canopy cover live View Metric
Walk/bike/transit score live View Metric
Waterways live View Metric
Access to open space and park facilities play View Metric
Attendance at major league sporting events play View Metric
Number (and quality) of informal spaces for play play View Metric
Number of children enrolled in afterschool programs play View Metric
Number of parks with intergenerational play opportunities play View Metric
Number of residents with easy access to a “vibrant” park play View Metric
Per capita crime rates play View Metric
Perceived safety play View Metric