Community Survey Results

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Summary of Watertown ESPRI Survey Results

Assuming jobs are available, what is the top issue making it difficult for people to gain employment? (Please select only one.)

  All (470) City of Watertown (346)
Cannot afford child care 20% 19%
Physical disability / illness 14% 11%
Lack of necessary skills 11% 14%
Transportation problems 9% 9%
Lack of work experience 9% 8%
Lack of high school education 7% 9%
Mental health problems 7% 8%
Criminal history 6% 7%
Lack of college education 5% 6%
Working means loss of benefits 4% 4%

Which of the following housing issues apply to your household? (Please check all that apply.)

  All (498) City of Watertown (346)
No housing problems 56% 51%
Cannot find affordable place to live 16% 18%
Rent increases if I make more income 12% 14%
Landlord does not make repairs 8% 10%
Poor credit makes it difficult 8% 8%
Affordable housing is substandard 7% 9%
Don’t know where to get help w/housing 4% 4%

Which of the following transportation issues apply to your household? (Please check all that apply.)

  All (473) City of Watertown (346)
No transportation problems 48% 47%
Cannot afford to buy a vehicle 26% 30%
Do not have driver’s license 21% 24%
Have a vehicle / cannot afford repairs 15% 12%
Bus does not go where I need it to 8% 8%
Bus takes too long to get there 5% 6%
Do not know where to get help w/transportation 3% 3%