C228_Task_1 (1) - Running head TASK 1 1 Task 1 C228 Charlie Chaplin Western Governors University TASK 1 2 Section A \u2013 see attachments(B Needs

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Running head: TASK 1 1 Task 1 C228 Charlie Chaplin Western Governors University
TASK 1 2 Section A – see attachments (B) Needs Assessment Demographics The overall population of all neighborhoods in Sentinel City combined is 663, 862 people. Casper Park District has the largest population of 352, 643 people, while the smallest population is in Industrial Heights, which has total of 38,855 people. Acer Tech Center has a population of 168, 390 people. Nightingale Square has a population of 103, 974 people. There are 7 races noted in Sentinel City. The races and their population percentages in ascending order include Native Hawaiian at 0.2%, American Indian at 2%, two or more combined races at 3.1%, Asian at 3.7%, African American at 10.4%, Hispanic at 31.5%, and Caucasian at 52.7%. Ages of residents in Sentinel City vary, but the highest age percentage of residents are ages between 18-64 years old, making up 67.8% of the population. The next highest age was residents less than 18 years old, which makes up 21.7% of the population. The elderly greater than or equal to 65 years of age make up 10.5% of the population. Lastly, the very young under 5 years old make up 7.4% of the population. The median household income in Sentinel City is $49, 091 per year. Approximately 18.9% of Sentinel City residents live below poverty level income. Noninsured residents vary based on the neighborhood that is being addressed. Industrial Heights has the highest percentage of noninsured residents at 37.5%. Casper Park District follows with a noninsured percentage of 22.7% of residents. Acer Tech Center reports 1.5% of its residents without medical insurance. Last, Nightingale Square reports 0.7% of its residents without health insurance.
TASK 1 3 Neighborhood Safety Assessment As I led my avatar through Sentinel City, I noticed many safety hazards along the way. Nightingale Square appeared to be the least hazardous, while the condition of Industrial Heights was deplorable. Among all the neighborhoods I noticed trash spilling on the sidewalks and roads. The trash attracted rodents and stray dogs which could be seen throughout the city. Dog bites and animal homelessness were noted to be a big problem according to City Hall. Loitering was another problem that was apparent throughout the city. Sometimes groups or individuals, walking or disabled were seen on the streets, without anywhere safer to go. Buildings, especially buildings, in Industrial Park were noted to be in extreme disrepair with graffiti all over the outside. Burning broken down cars were seen in the streets. The school was just next to the least safe part of Sentinel City in the community of Industrial Heights. The school was next to the soup kitchen and church, where a large part of the homeless population congregated. The restaurants and grocery stores seen had poor sanitation grades and issues with foodborne illness.

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