Information on Housing Conditions is collected as part of the Census of Population and Housing. To find out the total number of housing units in your community, and the vacancy and owner-occupancy rates, try the following:
For Census Tract data, use the American FactFinder (http://factfinder2.census.gov/)
Wyandotte County Neighborhood Resource Center
Find information on housing and other neighborhood or area information for Kansas City, KS.
To find information on Provisions for the Homeless, try these links:
Wyandotte County Homeless Prevention and Rapid Re-housing Program http://www.wycokck.org/InternetDept.aspx?id=20698&menu_id=562&banner=15284
Information on Income and Employment is primarily collected by the federal government, though you may find it on state and local government Websites, or in other general sources as well.
To find current information on Employment Distribution in your community, use the U.S. Department of Labor's "Local Area Unemployment Statistics" Web site (http://www.bls.gov/lau/).
Here you can find State, County and Metropolitan Area data by clicking on the link on the left to "Tables and Maps Created by BLS". Scroll down to select the appropriate table for your needs.
You can also create your own tables from this site by clicking on "Get Detailed LAUS Statistics" at the top of the page. There are links to instructions as well as links to create one screen or multiple screen customized tables.
To find the Leading Industries in your community, go to the U.S. Census Bureau's "County Business Patterns" page at http://www.census.gov/econ/cbp/index.html. Choose to " View County, State, U.S., ZIP, or MSA Database on a NAICS Basis". This will allow you to view major industries in your State, County, Metropolitan Area or Zip Code by their NAICS code (What is a NAICS code?)
To find Family Income information for a State, County, or Community, Use the Census Bureau's "American FactFinder" (http://factfinder2.census.gov/main.html). Look for the Income data table and the Poverty data table in your location.
Parks and Recreational Facilities may be private or public. To find private facilities, try the local yellow pages or an online directory (see the suggestions under the Local Information tab). To find publicly-operated facilities in your community, check the local Parks and Recreation Department. Most cities, towns and villages have such a department. You may also want to check to see if the county or the state operates facilities in your community. Try the following Websites:
Missouri Park and Recreation Association
Kansas City Department of Park and Recreation
Johnson County Department of Parks and Recreation
Wyandotte County Parks and Recreation
Information about the Educational Facilities in your community can most likely be found in your local telephone directory, or using the following sources:
National Public School and School District Locators http://nces.ed.gov/ccd/schoolsearch/
Provided by the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics, this feature allows you to search for public school and district information using a community name or street address.
IPEDS College Opportunities On-Line http://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/cool/
Find all types of post-secondary institutions in your community using this search tool from the National Center for Educational Statistics.
Kansas Department of Education http://www.ksde.org/
Missouri Department of Education https://dese.mo.gov/
Information on the Educational Level of people in the United States is collected by the U.S. Census Bureau.
The most effective way to find out what churches, mosques and synagogues serve your community is to consult the local telephone directory for that community. Try the yellow pages under the heading "Churches."
You might also find churches listed in community service directories or on community Web pages.