Community Data Dashboard

The Community Data Dashboard is a place that houses data gathered from many sources in Harrisonburg and Rockingham County. The sources range from National to State Level data but many are local to this area. We hope that you find these resources helpful. If you know of any sources that may be a good addition to these for grant writing, marketing purposes, etc... please contact Jo Benjamin.


U.S. Census Bureau 

A central place to access all census data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Data broken down into several categories such as topics, geography, and surveys.


2020 Virginia ALICE Report

United Way of Harrisonburg and Rockingham County along with local United Ways throughout Virginia have come together to produce the Virginia ALICE Report. In order to better understand this growing population, United For ALICE provides a framework, language, statistics, and tools that community stakeholders can use to inform policy and drive innovation. The Research Center is the hub of UnitedForALICE.org — a one-stop source for exploring the latest ALICE data, on a national scale down to the local level in our partner states. 

Visit the Virginia State- ALICE Overview
Visit our ALICE Project webpage
COVID-19 Impact Survey Results: 2020 Shenandoah Valley, Virginia Results Report


2020 Senior community needs assessment

The population of the older adult community in the Shenandoah Valley is on the rise, with the segment of adults age 75+ growing twice as fast as households overall. Last year, Bridgewater Retirement Community partnered with Valley Program for Aging Services and Holleran, an independent consulting and research firm, to identify the needs facing seniors living in Harrisonburg, Rockingham, and Augusta.



Consequence of Insufficient Household Income

This report provides a deeper level of understanding of the choices that those below the ALICE threshold and poverty-level families across the country make when the do not have enough income or assistance to afford basic necessities, and the consequences of those choices. 



Immigrants in the Virginian Economy

Information from The Commonwealth Institute about how immigrants positively impact our state workforce, including Vital for Prosperity full report

Click here for an additional report.


Kids Count Data Center 

Provides data and statistics on child and family well-being in the United States. Data can be searched by topics such as demographics, economic well-being, education, family & community, health, and safety & risky behaviors. Data can also be searched for by characteristics such as age, family nativity, and race and ethnicity. Includes an interactive map that allows you to look at information by state.



U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs 

National Center for Veterans Analysis and Statistics. Provides statistics on the veteran’s population through reports, state summaries, and maps.



U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) data sets

This guide is intended to serve as a helpful reference tool for the data sets available from the HUD User Clearinghouse and on our website at huduser.gov.  A brief description of each data set is provided along with its web address, release data, format(s), and the timeframe to which the data applies.



Virginia Department of Behavioral Health & Developmental Services

Provides an overview on what it means to be a refugee, their resettlement process, what this experience can be like for them, and the health risks that they face as they go through this process.



Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service

Provides statistics of poverty in college towns.  Across the United States, college towns, localities that are home to large populations of post-secondary students, display high rates of poverty that may not reliably capture the level of persistent need among non-student residents.



Central Shenandoah Planning District Commission Regional Data Center:

Data regarding population, housing, economic characteristics, education, cost of living, and crime. Click here to access data specific to Harrisonburg and Rockingham County.



Point-In-Time (PIT) count and Housing Inventory Count

This report outlines the key findings of the 2015 Point-In-Time (PIT) count and Housing Inventory Count (HIC) conducted in January 2015. Specifically, this report provides 2015 national, state, and CoC-level PIT and HIC estimates of homelessness, as well as estimates of chronically homeless persons, homeless veterans, and homeless children and youth.



Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation

Coordinated Human Services Mobile Plan for Central Shenandoah Planning District



Housing Virginia

Housing Virginia has completed the preliminary narrative report on the state of rural housing in Virginia. This information can be accessed through both the full report and the key points report



The Labor Force Participation Rate is the percentage of the population over the age of 16 that is in the labor force. This full report includes data from every county and independent city in the state of Virginia. 



United Way ALICE Report Virginia

United Ways across Virginia partnered with Rutgers University's ALICE Project to provide data on the growing number of households struggling to meet basic needs in every independent city and county in the state of Virginia.

Virginia Early Childhood Foundation 

Find different resources that speak to the development of an early childhood sector that allows all of Virginia's children to thrive. Included are the 2017 Virginia Early Childhood Workforce Survey, the 2017 Children's Budget Report, and other community resources.


Community Food Equity Assessment for Harrisonburg, VA

This report, Everyone at the Table, summarizes the research conducted as a part of the food equity assessment. The priority food equity zones and recommendations provide a starting point for residents, non-profit organizations, businesses, and institutions in Harrisonburg to work together to create a more just, resilient and thriving local food system.



Sentara RMH Community Health Needs Assessment 2021

Assesses the counties and independent cities of Rockingham, Harrisonburg, Page, Shenandoah, Augusta, Staunton, and adjoining communities. The assessment also looks at risk factors like obesity and smoking and at health indicators such as infant mortality and preventable hospitalizations.



Healthy Community Collaborative Assessment

A community assessment to help evaluate health in Harrisonburg/Rockingham. They use the data to prioritize vulnerable populations, prioritize the social determinants of health, prioritize health, and prioritize collaborative opportunities.



The Office of Children and Youth - Youth Data Survey 

A biannual survey that surveys 1,774 8th, 10th, and 12th graders and presents information on key issues such as drug and alcohol use, sexual activity, physical activity, and texting and driving among many other things that are affecting our youth. The quick fact section gives an overview of the assets and risk factors present in our youth. 



Virginia Center for Health Statistics 

Provides reports of things such as life expectancy by race/sex/age, health equity reports on the status of Virginia’s minority groups, maps on births, deaths, teen pregnancy/deaths, health/planning districts, and quick facts on most popular baby names among many other reports. They also have data tables on births, pregnancies, induced terminations and tables for information on marriages and divorces.



Virginia Department of Health

Provides data on causes of death, health conditions, communicable diseases, health factors, environmental health, healthy eating/active living, injury, maternal and child health, radiation protection program, and substance use within Virginia.



Virginia Youth Survey

The Virginia Youth Survey provides data and statistics on risk behaviors in high school and middle school students are facing. Data based on self-report surveys that they filed out.




A study conducted by the Urban Institute providing data and statistics on Virginia's Uninsured.



Virginia Health Opportunity Index

The Virginia Department of Health - Office Health Equity developed this site to help communities understand the factors that determine health, so that they can help improve the overall health of the community.



Community Health Ranking

Harrisonburg City:

Provides the health ranking of Harrisonburg City along with a demographics breakdown on things such as length of life, quality of life, health behaviors, clinical care, social & economic factors, and physical environment.

Rockingham County:

Provides the health ranking of Harrisonburg City along with a demographics breakdown on things such as length of life, quality of life, health behaviors, clinical care, social & economic factors, and physical environment.


Virginia Youth Risk Behavior Survey

Data at the state level regarding six types of health-risk behaviors that contribute to the leading causes of death and disability among youth and adults. 



Robert Wood Johnson Health Rankings

Health rankings to discover how healthy your county is and explore factors that drive your health.



National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP)

NAEP provides results on subject-matter achievement, instructional experiences, and school environment for populations of students (e.g., all fourth-graders) and groups within those populations (e.g., female students, Hispanic students).



U.S. Department of Education

Provides data and statistics on early childhood, English language learners, student demographics, student outcomes/graduation rates, and college costs among many others statistics on students.



Office for Civil Rights Data Collection

Data about key education and civil rights issues for the 2013-14 school year (released in June 2016) from virtually every public school in the country through the Civil Rights Data Collection (CRDC). Provides a variety of information including, student enrollment and educational programs and services, most of which is disaggregated by race/ethnicity, sex, limited English proficiency and disability.



Chronic Absenteeism in the Nation’s Schools

Provides data and statistics on chronic absenteeism in the Nations Schools through interactive charts. Looks at absenteeism though demographics such as race & ethnicity, gender, disability status, and English learner status.



National Center for Educational Statistics

Search for data and statistics on education using their college navigator, public school districts, public schools, and private schools.


Harrisonburg City Public Schools

Provides data on academics, attendance, demographics, finance, human resources, and school nutrition within Harrisonburg City Public Schools.


VA Department of Education

Free or reduced lunch statistics:

Provides statistics and reports on free or reduced program in Virginia schools. Includes a list of Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) Reports and VDOE National School Lunch Program Free and Reduced Price Eligibility Reports.

Special Education Performance Reports

The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) requires each state to report to the public on state-level data and individual school division-level data and to report on whether the state and the divisions met state targets described in the state’s special education State Performance Plan/Annual Performance Report. These reports compare the division’s performance to the State’s target.

Graduation, completion, dropout, postsecondary data

Provides statistics and reports on Virginia High Schools graduation and dropout rate, along with statistics and reports on students who are enroll in a public Institution of Higher Education (IHE).

Enrollments and Demographics

Provides statistics and reports on students enrolled in Virginia public schools, age distribution of those enrolled, a count of students with disabilities receiving special education, and number of students who have obtained an excuse from school attendance by reason of bona fide religious training or belief as well as the number of students whose parents have notified the division superintendent.

SOL test results

Provides statistics and reports on reports cards for schools, school divisions and the commonwealth include data on student achievement – including SOL test results – state accreditation ratings and other indicators of school quality.

Readiness Report Card

Trends in school readiness for Virginia’s children over the decade.