Community Health

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Community Health and Population-Focused Nursing

Joanna Carreon

Western Governors University

The town of Colma is located in San Mateo County within the state of California. Colma was established on August 5, 1924. It has an elevation of 100 feet above sea level, and measures 1.91 square miles.

Population Economic Status Assessment

The Population Economic Status Assessment tool assisted in obtaining statistical facts about the population of this community. According to the US Census Bureau, Colma has a population size of 1,837, which includes 848 males and 989 females. The percentage of High School graduates or higher is 86.3%. The average household income is $88,438. The
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Windshield Survey

The Windshield Survey gathered information to better see the bigger picture of the community. There are many older detached single family homes with front and back yards. There is also a mix of old apartments, as well as brand new apartments. There are lots of open spaces due to the number of cemeteries in Colma. Some have lush green fields with trees and planted flowers, while one has a lake with ducks. Most common place for the residents to hang out at is the shopping mall, Serramonte. Senior citizens meet there early morning, while a Tai Chi class is offered. The community travels around in cars or public transportation, such as SamTrans bus or BART train. BART trains are available from 4:20 am to 1:24 am, trains arrive and depart every 15 minutes.

There are two recreation centers, Colma Community Center and Sterling Park Recreation Center. Doctors and dentists offices are also located within the community. There are 2 outdoor shopping centers within 1 mile of each other. There are also numerous car dealerships along the street next to one of the shopping centers. During the day, families of all ages and all races are out in the community. There are a lot of crows that fly around and stray cats.

Financially, the community is on an upward slope. There are no signs of abandonment and the roads are paved. The residents are primarily Hispanic, Asian, and Caucasian. There are
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