Transformation Indicators

God is bigger than any of our issues or problems whether personal or citywide.  He has turned cities like Juarez, Mexico from crime-ridden, dangerous communities, to safe cities that reflect God's glory.  He has changed schools like the one in Manchester, KY from a drug-infested environment with multiple students deaths/suicides each week to a community where drugs have been virtually eliminated and kids set free from addictions. These are indicators of God's transforming power.

For the purposes of this initiative to mobilize and connect people in prayer, Transformation Indicators are metrics that measure the condition of a city or state.  We believe that our God will positively change these Indicators as we humble ourselves and pray, and seek His face and turn from our wicked ways (2Chr 7:14). 

Transformation Indicators for Colorado

Posted in Transformation Indicators

The following metrics are indicators of the condition of the people and communities of Colorado.  Pray with us AS ONE, based on Neh 4:20, believing that God will "fight for us" as we come to the wall of prayer regarding the following issues.

 

Indicator

Metric

Source

Colorado Abortion rate

2005--16.1 per 1000

http://micpohling.wordpress.com/2008/01/27/us-abortion-rate-2000-by-states/

Colorado Abortion providers

2005--43

http://www.guttmacher.org/pubs/sfaa/pdf/colorado.pdf

Colorado Adoptions

2008--Increase of 13.5%

http://stateboard.cdhs.state.co.us/agency/CW0824P.pdf

Colorado Obesity

2009--21.8%--slimmest in nation

http://www.denverpost.com/search/ci_12737273

Child Abuse and Neglect

2005--8 per 1000

http://ndas.cwla.org/data_stats/states/Data_Trends/Colorado%20State%20Data%20Trends.pdf

Child Abuse and Neglect Fatalities

2005--20

http://ndas.cwla.org/data_stats/states/Data_Trends/Colorado%20State%20Data%20Trends.pdf

Child Population (under 18) in Colorado

2005--1,180,525

http://ndas.cwla.org/data_stats/states/Data_Trends/Colorado%20State%20Data%20Trends.pdf

Children living in Families below the Poverty level

2005--14.2%

http://ndas.cwla.org/data_stats/states/Data_Trends/Colorado%20State%20Data%20Trends.pdf

Colorado Church Attendance

2009—35%

http://www.gallup.com/poll/22579/church-attendance-lowest-new-england-highest-south.aspx

Graduation Rate

2009—73.9%

http://www.cde.state.co.us/cdereval/rv2008GradLinks.htm

Drop Out Rate

2008—3.8%

http://www.cde.state.co.us/cdereval/rv2008GradLinks.htm

Homeless Headcount

2008--4172

http://www.cdhs.state.co.us/shhp/PDFs/Point-and_timeFullReport_2008.pdf

Hospital Admissions

2008—88 per 1000

http://www.statehealthfacts.org/profileind.jsp?ind=445&;cat=8&rgn=7

Crime Rate

2007—10% lower than national average

Violent crimes--348

Property Crimes—3006

Adults under correctional supervision-128,126—3% lower than national average

Incarceration rate—465 per 100,000—4% higher than national average

Probationers—2094 per 100,000—11% higher than national average

Parolees—209 per 100,000—6% lower than national average

% spent on Corrections of total State budget—8.6%--22% higher that national average

http://www.nicic.org/features/statestats/?State=CO

Suicide Rate

2000—9th leading cause of death in Colorado

600 fatalities

http://www.cdphe.state.co.us/pp/suicide/SuicideReport.pdf

Divorce Rate

2008

http://datageek.freedomblogging.com/archives/tag/divorce

Adams

4.5 per thousand

Boulder

4.2 per thousand

Denver

4.9 per thousand

El Paso

6.2 per thousand

Larimer

4.6 per thousand

Mesa

6.6 per thousand

Pueblo

5.4 per thousand

Weld

4.7 per thousand

Employment Rate

6/2009---9.5%

http://www.bls.gov/news.release/laus.nr0.htm

Crop Production

2009

http://www.nass.usda.gov/Statistics_by_State/Colorado/index.asp#

http://www.nass.usda.gov/Statistics_by_State/Ag_Overview/AgOverview_CO.pdf

http://www.nass.usda.gov/Statistics_by_State/Ag_Overview/AgOverview_CO.pdf

Barley

135 bushels per acre

Hay

2.5 tons per acre

Corn for grain

137 bushels per acre

Alfalfa

3.3 tons per acre

winter wheat

40 bushels per acre

Potatoes

374 cwt per acre

Sunflowers

947 lbs. per acre

Beans

1500 lbs. per acre

Millet

33 bushels per acre

Weather

Avg. altitude 6800 ft.—highest state in Union

Four of the Nation’s major rivers have their source in Colorado: the Colorado, the Rio Grande, the Arkansas, and the Platte.

2009--Snowpack 117% of yearly average

2009—Reservoirs—99% of yearly average

http://www.co.nrcs.usda.gov/snow/fcst/state/current/monthly/data/snow_survey_news_2009_02.html

 

 

http://www.wrcc.dri.edu/narratives/COLORADO.htm

AIDS Cases

2006

http://aids.about.com/od/statebystateresources/qt/colorado.htm

Colorado Springs

3.5 cases per 100,000

Denver

9.8 cases per 100,000

HIV not AIDS cases

5869 cases