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Polk County Metrics (What is this?)

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Job Change

Jobs Year Over Year Change

2,317

Growth Rate

0.7%

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Net New Jobs Needed by 2030

59,301

Children in Poverty

22.4%

(Increasing)

<10%

2030 Goal

35,618

(Increasing)

3rd Grade Reading Scores

42%

(Declining)

5,476

# Not Reading at Grade Level
(Increasing)

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100%

2030 Goal

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Open Jobs

9,214

(Declining)

13,093

Unemployed Persons (Declining)

143

Unemployed People per 100 Jobs

Unemployment Rate

3.8%

(Increasing)

Jobs Year Over Year Change

2,317

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Housing Permits

10,591

Permits (Improving)

Sales Tax Revenue

$110.05

Million per Year (Improving)

Poverty Rate

14.8%

(Worse)

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High School Graduation Rate

78.3%

(Unchanged)

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Land in Conservation

25%

Population

770.02

Thousand

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