Socia-Economic

Socio-Economic Indicators

The primary objective of gathering socio-economic data for Truckee was to publish one central portal for key metrics that mattered most to Truckee Citizens, in one easy place online. Prior to this project, many agencies, districts, and organizations published the data in dozens of different areas, or data was not published.

The secondary objective is to measure and remeasure these metrics annually to identify upward and downward trends that impact quality of life for Truckee citizens.

The third objective is to establish a consistent methodology and the best possible data sources. This helps all entities and individuals find meaningful insights in data, that was verified.

  • Once we determined what mattered most, these metrics needed extensive interviews and research with districts, agencies, individuals and the private sector over several months.
  • The results are published in an online Google Sheet (Dashboard) that establishes the baseline metric and most importantly, the source, methodology, other conditions, published links and contact information.

The Socio-Economic Indicators - Dashboard 

  1. LIVING IN TRUCKEE - Safety & Security
  2. LIVING IN TRUCKEE - Community, Healthcare, Education
  3. LIVING IN TRUCKEE - Affordability
  4. WORKING IN TRUCKEE - Economic
  5. PLAYING - Recreation, Environment, Beauty

Watch Mt. Ventures Summit 2019 45-minute presentation by Truckee’s Brand Communications Director Colleen Dalton describing the results and outcomes of the Socio-Economic Metrics and Quality of Life Surveys.

Community Collaborative Reports

Review important community collaborative reports about our area's housing, health, and education data.

Housing Issue Brief (PDF) >
Homeownership and affordable rental rates are critical to the health and well being of individuals, families, and the overall community. In order to promote strong economic growth and stability, a community must be able to offer suitable housing that not only attracts and retains a local workforce. This cultivation of a community’s culture extends as a responsibility to house all community members including children, seniors, and those who may need extra support. Wealth disparities affecting the availability of suitable housing for all residents is a national issue as communities everywhere grapple with how to address the housing needs of diverse populations.

Health Issue Brief (PDF) >
Health encompasses much more than illness and medical visits. Health begins in our families, our schools, our workplaces, and our communities. It begins in the environments in which we live, work, study and play, and these environments are largely affected by economics, social policies and politics. These social determinants of health, along with our personal behaviors, genetic backgrounds and access to care largely shape our personal health.

Education Issue Brief (PDF) >
The Tahoe Truckee community has historically demonstrated support for local public schools, countering shortfalls in state and federal education funding.

Economic Issue Brief (PDF) >
The North Tahoe-Truckee Community is a rural high mountain community that sits at 6500 feet in the heart of the Sierra Nevada mountain range. Defined by geography, the region is separated from the rest of California by high mountain passes. Political boundaries were created to serve the water and land needs of population centers in the foothills and central valley. As a result, our community falls into three separate counties: Placer, Nevada and El Dorado. This has resulted in a confusing overlay of jurisdictional boundaries that can make it difficult for local residents to access resources. Much of the area is rural, unincorporated, and defined by a spread-out series of small neighborhoods.

Tahoe Prosperity Report

In 2010, the Lake Tahoe Basin Prosperity Plan identified a variety of economic trends, opportunities, and constraints within the region and suggested several initiatives aimed at improving Tahoe’s economy. The Tahoe Prosperity Center (TPC) is the basin-wide organization created out of that effort, whose mission is to unite Tahoe’s communities to strengthen regional prosperity.

Download the Tahoe Prosperity Report PDF >