TRENDS’ history, definitions, contributors and sponsors.
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Since 1991, Community Foundation Boulder County has been a community catalyst, responding to immediate needs and anticipating future challenges. We're here to help your make a difference in the community you love.
The History of the TRENDS Report
The TRENDS Report grew out of the Boulder County Civic Forum, which was launched in 1995 as the Boulder County Healthy Communities Initiative. More than 400 residents identified four visions for a healthy community, including: for the people; for the environment; for the economy; and for culture and society. Many of those 50 indicators are included in this expanded TRENDS Report, more than 24 years later.
Definitions to help interpret the data
This report uses a great deal of data from the American Community Survey (ACS), a nationwide survey to provide communities updated information in between decennial censuses. The most recent data available through the ACS as of mid-2019 was 2017: thus, unless otherwise noted, data reported reflects 2017 numbers.