Chelan-Douglas Trends
Chelan-Douglas Trends
Eastern Washington University
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WELCOME

Thank you for visiting Chelan – Douglas Trends, an online community resource offering a centralized location to learn more about Chelan & Douglas Counties. With 130 indicators highlighted, all are supported by trusted, reliable sources and are continually updated.

These measures were chosen by residents in both counties through a careful process and represent the preferences of what to measure from the available data. As you begin to examine the nine main categories, we hope you find the information relevant and useful in your daily work and decision-making. Enjoy your visit!


ABOUT US

Chelan Douglas Trends seeks to improve local, public decision making by providing relevant data in an easily navigable website. The data are offered as neutral information for all parties involved in public policy issues.

More specifically, the goals are:

  • To collect and share a broad spectrum of information to support informed decision making by individual community
  • members, governmental policy makers, non-governmental organizations, businesses, researchers and the press.
  • To benchmark Chelan Douglas Trends against Washington State trends or other comparable communities to better understand our strengths and opportunities.
  • To enable analysis of these trends.

Our Approach

One of the challenges of developing the Chelan Douglas Trends site is the regional nature of the many communities we serve. Over 200 community volunteers participated in 16 focus groups to determine the top indicators in each category. In determining which data sets would be used, the following guidelines were followed:

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OUR HOME

From the east slope of the beautiful Cascade Mountains to the Shrub Steppe and wheat fields of the Waterville Plateau, Chelan and Douglas Counties are centrally locally between Seattle and Spokane. Where the Wenatchee and Columbia Rivers converge, in the heart of wine, apple and wheat country, outdoor recreation abounds, with snowmobiling, skiing, boating and biking drawing tourists all four seasons to the region. Manufacturing, education, healthcare, recreational tourism, a fully electrified scenic highway, and agriculture provide sustenance for a quality of life that makes Chelan and Douglas Counties our North Central Washington home.


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FEATURED TREND

Total Single Parent Families with Children and Single Parent Families as a Share of Total Families With Children: All families are different. Just like individuals, there is not one family that is exactly the same. So, we must be careful applying generalities to any family, and especially families where there are single parents with children. Although we cannot apply generalities to all situations, we do know single parent families with children face different challenges than families with two parents. We must keep in mind there are millions of positive, productive, and successful people who have come from single parent families. In fact, two of our last three U.S. Presidents grew up in single parent homes. Still, this doesn't discount the difficulties and challenges single parent families struggle with every day.

Consider looking at the family as a team, or a unit that works together and supports each other through good times and bad. In the nuclear family (a wife, husband, and children), everyone has their role. more information