Data Insights

You’ve Got Questions, We’ve Got Answers

MBEP is dedicated to providing a standard data set to measure our region’s well-being. We collaborate with regional and national organizations to aggregate, clean and visualize data for you. We strive to have the most up to date information available in all our data content.

Note: When referencing our data, please use the following notation: “Source: Monterey Bay Economic Partnership (MBEP), [Infographic/Data Tracker Title], Accessed on [Date].”

Demographics & Housing:
Q. What are the demographics of the region?
Q. What is the Median Home Value? Median Rent?
 
A. A colorful infographic outlining this data can be found here or by clicking on the image below.  Each quadrant within the infographic is a clickable link to a downloadable PDF of the specific quadrant.
 
The MBEP Regional Dashboard provides interactive charts of various demographic and housing indicators in the region. Some demographic related topics include: population, age, ethnicity, median family income, self-sufficiency wage standard and more.
 
Workforce Development & Employment:
Q. What is the region’s unemployment rate?
Q. What is the economic forecast for the region (employment growth, etc.)
Q. What is the region’s biggest industries (e.g. employment size, wages, etc.)?
 
A. The Workforce Development & Employment MBEP Data Tracker contains a comprehensive look at labor and employment figures in our region.
 
Agriculture & Tourism:
Q. What crops generate the most production value in the region?
Q. What is the total travel spending in the region?
 
A. The Agriculture & Tourism MBEP Data Tracker provides interactive chart on various agriculture and tourism related measures, including: crop production value, total travel spending, top activities/attractions and more.
 
Health & Wellness:
Q. What are the healthcare employment and wages for our region?
Q.  How does our region compare to other counties when it comes to health factor rankings
Q. What is the region’s crime rate?
 
A. The Health & Wellness MBEP Data Tracker provides interactive chart on various health related measures, including: healthcare employment, county health rankings, crime rate, youth health and more.
 
Higher Education:
Q. What percent of our population have a bachelors or higher degree (i.e. educational attainment in the region)?
Q. Where can I find STEM degree data for our region?
 
A. The Higher Education MBEP Data Tracker provides interactive chart on various education related measures, including: educational attainment, degree data and more.
 
Tech & Transportation:
Q. What is the percentage of household internet connectivity across the region?
Q. What is our region’s average Daily Vehicle Miles Traveled per capita?
 
A. The Tech Ecosystem MBEP Data Tracker provides interactive chart on various tech ecosystem related measures, including: internet connectivity and access, educational attainment, tech related employment/wages and more.
 
The Transportation MBEP Data Tracker provides interactive chart on various transportation related measures, including: travel time to work, means of transportation to work, transportation safety and more.
MBEP Data Trackers

MBEP provides additional interactive dashboards to display data and charts across several important topics in our region. Each MBEP Data Tracker will focus on key indicators related to the topic.  Please see additional information about each data tracker below and to begin exploring the data. The data trackers may take a moment to load.

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  • MBEP Regional Dashboard

    Our Monterey Bay Regional Dashboard showcases key indicators measured in the following domains:

    • Education, Economic Vitality
    • Housing
    • Health
    • Infrastructure
    • Transportation
    • Public Safety
    • Natural Environment

    It is an interactive tool that provides state, regional, county and city-level data in order to track progress on key elements aligned with MBEP’s vision of creating a thriving region for all residents.

    Many of these indicators are interconnected — we can’t solve one problem without addressing drivers of another. Data collected annually through the Dashboard will create an actionable, regional index to analyze successes and address areas for improvement. MBEP and its members and regional partners are working together to catalyze community well-being.

    Note: Data included is among the most recent from the following sources: State of California Department of Finance, U.S. Census American Community Survey, California Employment Development Department, California Department of Education, Insight Center for Economic Development, AMBAG – Regional Housing Needs Allocation Plan, San Benito County Regional Housing Needs Allocation Plan, University of Wisconsin – Population Health Institute, CalTrans, California Department of Justice.

     

  • Workforce Development and Industry Data Tracker

    The Workforce Development & Industry Data Tracker showcases key indicators including:

    • Population Projections
    • Labor Force
    • Unemployment Rate
    • Industry Employment and Projections
    • Occupation Mean Annual Wages
    • Population Major Age Group Composition
    • Population Race/Ethnicity Composition
    • Industry Wages
    • Industry Establishments
    • Educational Attainment

    Note: Data included is among the most recent from the following sources: California Department of Finance, U.S. Census American Community Survey, California Employment Development Department.

  • Tech Ecosystem Data Tracker

    The Tech Ecosystem Data Tracker showcases key indicators including:

    • Internet Households
    • Educational Attainment
    • STEM Degrees
    • UC Santa Cruz – Undergraduate Degrees Awarded
    • CSUMB – Undergraduate Degrees Awarded
    • Community Colleges – Undergraduate Degrees Awarded
    • Tech Occupation & wages

    Note: Data included is among the most recent from the following sources: FCC Fixed Broadband Deployment Data, U.S. Census, U.S. Census American Community Survey, California Employment Development Department, UC Santa Cruz, CSU Monterey Bay, California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office.

  • Transportation Data Tracker

    The Transportation Data Tracker showcases key indicators focused around the following indicators:

    • Travel Time to Work
    • Means of Transportation to Work
    • Means of Transportation by Poverty Level
    • Traffic Counts
    • Safety

    Note: Data included is among the most recent from the following sources:  U.S. Census American Community Survey, CalTrans, Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), California Highway Patrol – Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System (SWTRS).

  • Agriculture and Tourism Data Tracker

    The Agriculture and Tourism Data Tracker showcases key indicators focused around the following indicators:

    • Industry Employment
    • Total Crops Gross Production Value
    • Top Crops by Production Value by County
    • Wine Grape Production Value
    • Organic Crop Production Gross Sales
    • Agricultural Export Trade Partners
    • Commercial Fishing
    • Tourism – Total Direct Travel Spending
    • Tourism – Top Areas Visited
    • Tourism – Import Factor to Destination Decision
    • Tourism – Top Activities and Attractions
    • Tourism – Average Visitor Day Spending

    Note: Data included is among the most recent from the following sources: California Employment Development Department, USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service, Monterey County Office of the Agricultural Commissioner, Santa Cruz County Office of the Agricultural Commissioner, San Benito County Office of the Agricultural Commissioner, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Dean Runyan Associates, SeeMonterey.com, MCCVB Marketing Intelligence Report – (January 2018), Santa Cruz County Visitor Profile, Santa Cruz County Conference and Visitors Council.

  • Health & Wellness Data Tracker

    The Health & Wellness Data Tracker showcases key indicators focused around the following indicators:

    • Healthcare Employment
    • Occupation Median Annual wages
    • Employment Projections
    • County Health Rankings
    • Crime rate (Violent Crime and Property Crime)
    • Recreation – Top Attractions and Activities
    • Bicycling and Walking to Work
    • Hospital Data

    Note:

    Data included is among the most recent from the following sources: U.S. Census American Community Survey, California Employment Development Department, University of Wisconsin – Population Health Institute, California Department of Justice, UCLA Center for Health Policy Research. California Health Interview Survey, Education Data Partnership, MCCVB Marketing Intelligence Report – (January 2018), Santa Cruz County Visitor Profile, Santa Cruz County Conference and Visitors Council, State of California Office of Statewide health Planning & Development (OSHPD).

  • Higher Education and Marine Science Data Tracker

    The Higher Education and Marine Science Data Tracker showcases key indicators focused around the following indicators:

    • Educational Attainment
    • UC Santa Cruz – Budget Sources
    • UC Santa Cruz – Undergraduate Degrees Awarded
    • UC Santa Cruz – Source of Student Transfers
    • CSUMB – Undergraduate Degrees Awarded
    • CSUMB – Source of Student Transfers
    • Community Colleges – Student Transfers to UC  and CSU Schools
    • Community Colleges – Degrees Awarded
    • Marine Science – Budget and Staff
    • Marine Science – Degrees Awarded

    Note: Data included is among the most recent from the following sources: U.S. Census American Community Survey, UC Santa Cruz, UC Information Center Data Warehouse, CSU Monterey Bay, The California State University, California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office, Monterey Bay Crescent Ocean Research Consortium (MBCORC).

  • Higher Education Demographics Data Tracker

    The Higher Education Demographics Data Tracker showcases key indicators focused around the following indicators:

    • UC Santa Cruz – Student Ethnicity
    • UC Santa Cruz – Student Enrollment by Field of Study
    • Community Colleges – Student Headcount
    • Community Colleges – Student Age Group Composition
    • Community Colleges – Student Ethnicity Composition
    • Community Colleges – Facultly

    Note: Data included is among the most recent from the following sources: UC Santa Cruz, UC Information Center Data Warehouse, CSU Monterey Bay, The California State University, California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office

 

MBEP gives a special thanks to local software company, Looker, for providing us with the Looker platform that powers the MBEP Regional Dashboard and data trackers on a pro bono basis. Looker has generously provided help and support throughout the process of building the MBEP Dashboard.