Community Health Assessment : Fresh Meadows

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As a resident in Fresh Meadows for twenty years, conducting a community health assessment was an opportunity to learn more about the neighborhood. Located in the northeastern section of New York 's Queens County, this small town was first named “Flushing Meadows” before the American Revolution. This was due to large areas of wet meadows that were also partially located in Flushing. Nonetheless, Fresh Meadows has become home to many with its diverse community in cultures and ages, and activities for the local. Community Overview Fresh Meadows lies in the school district of 26, popularly known as one of the best school districts in New York City. With this reason, the neighborhood is family-friendly. Many newlyweds move to the area for…show more content…
With so much to do, this lively community is constantly bustling. Demographic Data In this section, demographic characteristic information of Fresh Meadows is gathered. According to Federal Realty’s collected data from the U.S Census, the overall population for the neighborhood was 41,691 in 2010, but rose to 43,028 in 2015. As shown in Table 1, the statistics have slightly increased within the past five years (US Census Bureau, 2014). Table 1: Demographic and Income Profile Summary Census 2010 Census 2015 Population 41,691 43,028 Household 14,557 14,899 Families 10,948 11,141 Average household size 2.86 2.88 Median Age 41.4 42.1 Median Household income N/A $71,985 Unemployment rate N/A 7.4% The cultural demographic in Queens County is heavily dominated by a melting pot of Asian cultures including Chinese, Korean and Indian. Historically, the Fresh Meadows was thriving Jewish community. In 2010, there was 44.3% White who may have celebrated the Jewish culture and 45.2% Asians. Now, it has been surveyed that 47.7% of the total population in Fresh Meadows is Asian (US Census Bureau, 2014). But, nonetheless, in this diverse community, it is not difficult to find someone who have the cultural background. Table 2: Race and Ethnicity Profile Race and Ethnicity Census 2010 Census 2015 White 44.3% 41.7% Black 4.4% 4.2% Asian 45.2% 47.7% Hispanic and Others 6.1% 6.4% As shown in Table 3, the largest population age
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