Tracking Progress Indicators Dashboard

Tracking Progress is an interactive dashboard for exploring regularly updated data to gauge the progress of the Greater Philadelphia region toward realizing the principles of DVRPC's Connections 2045 long-range plan to expand the economy, sustain the environment, develop livable communities, create an integrated multimodal transportation network and advance equity and foster diversity.

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Regional indicators are used to better understand where the region is at a given time period, identify successful programs, align DVRPC's planning and implementation activities, and inform regional strategies. The data in Tracking Progress is also a valuable resource for other planners, analysts and anyone interested in the conditions and future of the Greater Philadelphia region.


Here's how to get started...

Exploring the Dashboard
Mouse-over the tiles for a quick glimpse of how we're doing based on the latest data.
Click filters to sort indicators by Connections 2045 Plan category or historic trend.
Click any tile to take a closer look at a specific indicator.

Emojis indicate how we are doing based on historic trend:

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Exploring Indicator Pages
Read each indicator's four narrative tabs to learn more, read analysis and explore othe resources.
Interact with charts by hovering over data points. Toggle data with the legend & dropdown menus.
View indicators with the same primary principle or return to the dashboard to view all indicators.
Exploring Geographic Levels

Tracking Progress uses subregional geographies to further analyze what drives regional trends and provide data relevant to our communities, member governments, and planning partners. "NJ Counties" (Burlington, Camden, Gloucester, and Mercer counties) and "PA Suburban Counties" (Bucks, Chester, Delaware, and Montgomery counties) are used as aggregations to pair with "Philadelphia" to draw broad comparisons of Philadelphia and its surrounding counties on either side of the river.

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Some charts also group "All PA Counties", including Philadelphia, into one dataset. Many indicators offer individual county trends. Additionally, charts may group data by Planning Areas [0.1 MB pdf] — a typology of the region's municipalities—into four classifications: Core Cities, Developed Communities, Growing Suburbs, and Rural Areas. Although these may be useful groupings, there are local nuances within any subgeography for which we cannot always account.

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Air Quality

109 fewer unhealthy air quality days per year

109 fewer
unhealthy air quality days per year

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Bridge Conditions

54% drop in deficient bridge deck area

54% drop
in deficient bridge deck area

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Commute Mode

1.5% fewer residents drive alone to work

1.5% fewer
residents drive alone to work

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Congestion

2.3% greater reliability on region's freeways

2.3% greater
reliability on region's freeways

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Educational Attainment

8.6% rise in population over 24 with high school diploma

8.6% rise
in population over 24 with high school diploma

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Exported Goods

8.9% decrease in value of exported goods

8.9% decrease
in value of exported goods

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Global Connectivity

0% change in PHL's international destinations

0% change
in PHL's international destinations

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Greenhouse Gas Emissions

21% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions

21% reduction
in greenhouse gas emissions

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Housing Activity

30% more permits in appropriate development areas

30% more
permits in appropriate development areas

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Housing Affordability

4.2% fewer cost burdened households

4.2% fewer
cost-burdened households

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Income Disparities

25% wider gap between high & low household income

25% wider
gap between high & low household income

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Innovation

29% increase in patent approvals

29% increase
in patent approvals

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Job Growth

6% increase in jobs

6% increase
in jobs

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Land Consumption

land consumption quick info: 13% increase in developed acres per person

62% drop
in land consumption rate

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Miles Driven

0.6% more miles driven annually per person

0.6% more
miles driven annually per person

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Pavement Conditions

pavement conditions quick info: 5.3% more road segment miles in poor conditions

5.3% more
road segment miles in poor condition

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Population Growth

6.6% rise in population since 2000

6.5% increase
in population

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Racial & Ethnic Disparities

6.8% income gap drop between People of Color & White

6.8% drop
in income gap between People of Color & White

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Roadway Safety

2.5% increase in fatalities & severe injuries

2.5% increase
in fatalities and severe injuries

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Sex Disparities

30% smaller income gap between male & female workers

30% smaller
income gap between male & female workers

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Transit Conditions

14% increase in average transit fleet age

14% increase
in average transit fleet age

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Transit Ridership

1.1% decrease in transit trips per person

1.1% decrease
in transit trips per person

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Water Quality

8.7% decrease in water supporting aquatic life

8.7% decrease
in water supporting aquatic life