Measuring Success

Data & Metrics

For Propel L.A., success is defined by progress in attaining the 7 Goals, its 30 objectives, and over 100 strategies. But it is also defined by the impact made on the lives of the people of LA County in education, job growth, and attainment of livable communities.

Our analysis, utilizing various data sources, utilizes the most recent data available and applies 2014 as the baseline year where appropriate.

For questions on any of the metrics, please contact Pisacha Wichianchan, Data Analyst, at [email protected].

The metrics of unemployment, poverty rates, income, and the overall Los Angeles regional economy provide insight into the general economic health of LA County.

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To track the goal to Invest In Our People, we track data including SAT/ACT scores, high school graduation rates, truancy rates, and other education and workforce development indicators.
$124,637: The average income for the aerospace industry in LA County for 2015

$110,809: The average income for the information technology industry in LA County for 2015

Employment in the Creative Industries: 18% of the LA County workforce, or 374,500 people, were directly employed in the creative industries.
Fifty-four of LA County’s 88 cities have economic development plans. Cities invest in strategic plans and local incentives – including reduced business license fees or business taxes – to present a “welcome mat” to businesses and promote a business-friendly environment.
Commuters: In 2017, 51.5% of LA County commuters took 30 minutes or more to travel to work.
As of October 2017, the export value of domestic exports from LA County was valued at $87.82 billion.
In 2017, LA County was ranked 12th out of 45 metropolitan areas in the United States with highest income inequality.