Racial Composition in Schools
Racial composition on Long Island schools, 2010
Still Separate in the ‘Burbs
Compared to the region as a whole, the degree to which Long Island schools are segregated should be cause for concern.
Growth on Long Island
Growth on Long Island; 2000 to 2009
Our Service Providers
Long Island is known for its high number of governmental agencies, special districts and incorporated villages.
What Direction Are We Moving In?
We asked residents if they think Nassau/Suffolk counties are headed in the right or wrong direction.
Long Island Service Providers
Long Island has 665 government agencies involved in setting our taxes, managing our services and planning for the future.
Number of Long Island households paying more than 35% of their income on housing expenses; 2000 and 2010
Closing the Achievement Gap
Children from poorer families often struggle to keep pace with their peers academically.
Residential Building Permits
Residential building permits issued on Long Island; 1980 to 2010
Long Islanders Compared to our Neighbors
Similarities and differences between Long Islanders and our neighbors
Where Have All the Clams Gone?
Long Island’s waters have been severly degraded due to our inability to address pollution.
Segregation in Long Island Schools
Long Island schools are segregated by race, ethnicity and wealth.
Population by Age Group
Share of Long Island’s population by age group; 1950 to 2010
Average Pay Per Employee
Average pay per employee, U.S. and LI; 2001 to 2010
Change in Young Adults
Change in 25-34 age group; 2000 to 2010
8,300 Acres Underutilized
These acres represent an untapped potential. What could we do with all of that property?
Venture Capital Investment
Venture capital investment on Long Island; 1999 to 2010
Number of new residential building permits issued for multifamily units; 2000 to 2010
Average Wage and Change in Employment
Average wage and change in employment by industry; 2005 to 2010
Research shows that increased screen time by children has an adverse effect on their health and development.
Change in Race and Ethnicity
Change in race and ethnicity; 1990 to 2010
Downtown Revitalization Approval Process
A comparison of the downtown revitalization approval process on Long Island vs. Fairfax, VA.
A Region Ready for Take-Off
Long Island is at a tipping point, where we have made serious movement toward creating a new innovation economy.
Two Decades of Population Change
Long Island is experiencing a loss of young people and a loss of children.
Local Government Expenditures
Local government expenditures on Long Island, change from 2000 to 2009