Seattle Parks and Recreation and Census 2000:
A Demographic Overview of Seattles Communities
In Seattles Parks and Recreation Plan 2000, item PL6 in the
Six Year Action Plan directs Seattle Parks to Undertake more detailed
planning analysis, once 2000 census data is available, in order to assess
park, recreation and open space needs throughout the city. While
the recently completed 2006 update to the Open Space Gap Report examines
demographic data and open space needs, this report uses 2000 census
data to provide a more detailed look at Seattles population and
what this implies for Seattle Parks and Recreation.
While Census 2000 data is over six years old, it is still helpful insofar
as it provides a framework for understanding the types of populations
that should be considered when undertaking parks and recreation planning,
project and program activities. Comparative data and newer information,
particularly that provided by the U.S. Census Bureaus 2004 American
Community Survey, has been integrated as possible.
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May 3, 2007