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United Way Releases Report on the Good and Bad in Lubbock

The Lubbock Area United Way released it's fourth annual report Tuesday that identifies Lubbock's strengths and weaknesses. Here a few of the good things the report found:

  • A low unemployment and low cost of living.
  • Declining crime rates, specifically murder, rape, robbery and car theft
  • Improving standardized test and college entrance exam scores at LISD.

But as we said with the good comes the bad. Here are some of Lubbock County's negatives.

  • High numbers in adolescent mothers, unmarried mothers and low birth weight babies.
  • More than 75% of Lubbock metropolitan employees earn less than $10 an hour.
  • A high number of adults and children with no health insurance.
  • The domestic violence rate is higher than the national average.
  • The number of child abuse cases is higher than the state average.

The Community Planning Model is a collaborative effort between Lubbock Area United Way, Lubbock Regional MHMR, Covenant Health System, the City of Lubbock, Lubbock County and the Lubbock Independent School District.

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