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About this Guide
A community profile allows us to understand the demographic and social characteristics of a group of people in a specific place. Professionals use community profiles to assess needs, request funding, allocate resources, and develop plans. Students are often asked to create a community profile as part of a larger community engagement assignment. This guide will cover important resources for data, including the U.S. Census, that may be used to create a community profile
What's in a community profile?
A community profile may include information about the following:
- Demographic characteristics such as age, ethnicity, and number of immigrants
- Social characteristics like educational attainment, income, language spoken at home, or poverty status
- Prevalence of homeless or unsheltered individuals
- Health status
- Utilization of social services