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Appendix S
Socioeconomic Indicators for the Lassen National Forest, the Plumas National Forest, and the Sierraville Ranger District of the Tahoe National Forest, a.k.a. the Quincy Library Group Region.

Center for Economic Development
California State University, Chico

Chico, CA 95929-0765
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The Center for Economic Development wishes to acknowledge key contributors to this section. This list is as follows:

CED Project Team
Project manager: Warren Kyle Jensen
Research: David Barrios
Research: Daniel de Araujo
Research: Jeanine Jones
Copy editor: Vanessa Franco
Content review: Andria Gilbert
Content review: Daniel Ripke

Forestry Businesses Survey: Suzie Kocher
Electricity: Dr. David Gallo, Professor of Economics
Community Level Assessment: Lita Buttolph, Ecotrust

Health Care: Rita Scardaci, Plumas County Health Services
Public Finance: Barbara Coates, Plumas County Budget Analyst

Special Thanks
U.S. Forest Service: Carrie Christman, Operations Research Analyst, Lassen NF
Elizabeth Norton, Recreation, Sierra Nevada Framework Project

Quincy Library Group:
John Sheehan, Plumas Corp
Rose Comstock, QLG

Table of Contents


1. Background
2. Purpose of this Section
3. Data Sources and Units of Analysis
4. The Quincy Library Group Region
5. Regional Summary of Quincy Library Group Region

  1. Population
    1. Total Population
    2. Population by Incorporated Place
    3. Racial/Ethnic Distribution
    4. Age Distribution
  2. Labor
    1. Total Civilian Employment
    2. Total Public Sector Employment
    3. Total Employment by Industry
    4. Manufacturing Employment
    5. Timber Industry
    6. Labor Force
    7. Unemployment Rate
    8. Average Monthly Employment
    9. Average Monthly Labor Force
    10. Average Monthly Unemployment Rate
  3. Income
    1. Total Personal Income
    2. Personal Income by Industry
    3. Persons Below the Poverty Level
    4. Public Assistance Cases
    5. Total Transfer Payments
    6. Components of Transfer Payments
    7. Interest and Dividend Personal Income
    8. Median Household Income
    9. Cost of Living
  4. Construction
    1. Total Housing Units
    2. New Housing Units
    3. Vacancy Rate
    4. Components of Housing Units
    5. Non-residential Construction Valuation
  5. Transportation
    1. Commuters to and from the Quincy Library Group Core Area
    2. Travel Time to Work
    3. Gasoline Consumption
    4. Cars and Trucks
  6. Electricity Generation
    1. Total Hydroelectric Production
    2. Potential Hydroelectric Production
    3. Cogeneration
  7. Sales
    1. Sales by Industry Sector
    2. Taxable Sales
    3. Impact of the National Forests
  8. Health Indicators
    1. Death Rate and Cause
    2. Crime Rates
    3. Infants Born with Low Birth Weight
    4. Infants Born to Women Receiving Late or No Prenatal Care
    5. Teen Births
  9. Public Education
    1. Total Enrollment
    2. Dropout Rate
    3. SAT Scores
    4. Continuation to College
    5. School Lunch Programs
    6. English Proficiency
  10. Public Finance
    1. Total Revenue
    2. Timber Yield Revenue
    3. Forest Reserve Revenue
    4. Transient Occupancy Tax Revenue
    5. Health and Sanitation Expenditures
    6. Public Assistance Expenditures
    7. Roadway Expenditures
    8. Fire and Police Expenditures
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