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Survey Conducted in Sentinel City Community Report

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VSE Module 1: Basic Windshield Survey
Record your observations into the worksheet:
1
Describe the characteristics of the people
you observed in Sentinel City®. What is the
race/ethnicity distribution, age ranges and
gender mix?
The total population of Sentinel city is 663,862 with
49.9% of female and 50.1% of male which further
subdivide with 80.6% whites, 10.4% Black, 2%
Native American, 3.7% Asian, 0.2% Hawaiian/Pacific
Islander, 3.1% two or more races. Sentinel City
includes neighborhoods namely Industrial Heights,
Nightingale Square, Acer Tech Center, and Caper Park
District. Acer Tech Center has a total population of
168,390 with primary ethnicity of White at 70.2%
followed by second ethnicity Hispanic or Latino with
13.7%. The proportion of persons under 18 years is
7.0%, and 4.1% under 5 years while those above 65
years are 19.8% of the population. Industrial Heights
has a population of 38,855 with 46.8% of Latinos or
Hispanic as primary ethnicity followed by Black or
African Americans with 13.1%. The proportion of
persons under 18 years is 20.8% and 10.9% under 5
years while those above 65 years are 0.9% of the
population. Casper Par district has a population of
352,643 with 63% of White as primary ethnicity
followed by Hispanic or Latino with 24%. The
proportion of persons under 18 years is 33.8% and
10.9% under 5 years while those above 65 years are
6.5% of the population. Nightingale Square has a
population of 103,974 with the primary ethnicity being
White with 81.3% followed by Hispanic or Latino
with 3.7%. The proportion of persons under 18 years
is 5.9% and 2.4% under 5 years while those above 65
years are13.9% of the population.
2
What community assets and resources did
you observe to support the residents and
neighborhoods in Sentinel City
®
?
In Sentinel City, there are several community assets
and resources that can be used to support the resident
and neighborhoods. Business assets of the community
include: Bodega a convenience store, ABC day care,
Lily’s restaurant, Joe’s grocery which those provide
job opportunities and support local economies. The
nonprofit public institutions and community services
assets include: Better health clinic, Interfaith Church
of Sentinel City, Sentinel City Department of
Transportation, Sentinel City School District is a
public institution, City Hall (Police Department, Fire
Department and Emergency Service, Social Service
Department, Water and Water Management, Animal
Control) , Radio Buzz 96.5FM, community center,
Sentinel Museum, Sentinel City Health Care System,
Public Health Department, and Sentinel City
Department of Park and Recreation. Those assets can
improve the life of quality in the residents and

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neighborhoods by providing services regards of
healthcare, education, transportation, religion,
entertainment, public safety, and environment
protection.
Also, individual can be a part of community assets,
such as a policeman Charles Cruz or firefighter who
risk their life to keep community safe, Michael Adams
a Roma Catholic Priest who provide religious support
to residents, Raja Kakkam and Quang Pham business
store owners who provide jobs and easy access of
daily supplies to the community, Jennifer Graham a
LPN who is a medical care provider for the
community, the City Mayor Franklin Hill and Susan
Williams the City Health Director who can have a
huge political impact on the communities.’ Julia
Benjamin the representative of district 3 who
introduce bills and resolutions, offer amendments and
serve on community, Anna Jordan an elementary
school teacher who provide education to children.
3
What, if any, signs of income inequality,
poverty, and/or differences in socio-
economic status do you see? What are they?
The median household income in Sentinel city is
$49,091, with 18.9% of the population living below
the poverty level. Among the 4 neighborhoods,
Nightingale Square has the highest median household
income which is $269,550 with a primarily White
population of 81.3% followed by Hispanic with 3.7%
and only 0.7% people without health insurance, Acer
Tech Center’s median household income is $166,300
with a White population of 70.2% and 13.7% of
Latino and 1.5% people without health insurance. The
median household income of Casper Park District is
$80,134 with 63% of White and 24% of Latino and
the percentage of people without insurance in the
neighborhood is 22.7%. Industrial Heights has the
lowest median household income of $24,672 with a
primarily Hispanic population of 46% and the
secondary Black with 13.1%, and 37.5% of people
without health insurance in the neighborhood.
In the Industrial Heights neighborhood, I see some
abandoned buildings with the fence, broken side work,
closed business, the church serves meals from the
soup kitchen to the surrounding community of which
64% served are homeless. Those indicate the poverty
and high unemployment situation in the Industrial
Heights neighborhood also reflects they have the
lowest median household income among other 3
neighborhoods
4
Who do you see on the streets,
underserved/vulnerable populations? Are
there people experiencing homelessness?
On my observation of the City, Caster Park District
and Industrial Heights neighborhood have the most
abandoned building and many of the buildings with
graffiti which is many unemployed and jobless people
live. There is an abandoned lot with graffiti, piled up

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VSE Module 1: Basic Windshield Survey Record your observations into the worksheet: 1 Describe the characteristics of the people you observed in Sentinel City®. What is the race/ethnicity distribution, age ranges and gender mix? 2 What community assets and resources did you observe to support the residents and neighborhoods in Sentinel City®? The total population of Sentinel city is 663,862 with 49.9% of female and 50.1% of male which further subdivide with 80.6% whites, 10.4% Black, 2% Native American, 3.7% Asian, 0.2% Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, 3.1% two or more races. Sentinel City includes neighborhoods namely Industrial Heights, Nightingale Square, Acer Tech Center, and Caper Park District. Acer Tech Center has a total population of 168,390 with primary ethnicity of White at 70.2% followed by second ethnicity Hispanic or Latino with 13.7%. The proportion of persons under 18 years is 7.0%, and 4.1% under 5 years while those above 65 years are 19.8% of the population. Industrial Heights has a population of 38,855 with 46.8% of Latinos or Hispanic as primary ethnicity followed by Black or African Americans with 13.1%. The proportion of persons under 18 years is 20.8% and 10.9% under 5 years while those above 65 years are 0.9% of the population. Casper Par district has a population of 352,643 with 63% of White as primary ethnicity followed by Hispanic or Latino with 24%. The proportion of persons under 18 years is 33.8% and 10.9% under 5 years while those above 65 years a ...
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