Windshield Survey Worksheet

Windshield Survey Worksheet

· Complete the basic demographic information & epidemiology and community core sections.

· Complete the disaster preparedness plan.

· You must complete two subsystems, Education and Health & Social Services, as part of your community assessment. Then you are free to select two of the remaining six subsystems of the Community Assessment Wheel in the Community-as-Partner model.

· Use this worksheet to develop your community assessment data relating to the subsystems.

Basic Demographic Information & Epidemiology

Demographic Community Level State Level National Level
Race/Ethnicity 73.8% white non-H


15.9% black

7.9% Hispanic or Latino 6.5% Asian

96.5% white N.H.

68.4% black

9.0% Hispanic or Latino 6.2% Asian

76.6% white N.H.

18.1% Hispanic or Latino

13.4% Black, A.A

5.8% Asian

1.3% American Indian

Age 15.3% 65 and old Median age 38, 14.2% are 65 and over 6.1% under age 5

22.6% under age 18

15.6% over age 64

508% female

87.3% high school graduate or higher (under age 25)

30.9 bachelors degree or higher

Sex 53.4% female 50.8 female 50.8% female
Education level 94.2% high school graduate or higher, 25 years old and older 88.9% of Virginia adults had completed at least high school in 2015 87.3% high school graduate or higher (under age 25)

30.9% bachelors degree or higher

Religion 79% Christian

48% Evangelical protestant

18% Mainline Protestant

21% Historically Black Protestant

11% Catholic

2% Mormon

7% non-Christian faith

73% Christian

30% Evangelical Protestant

16% Mainline Protestant

12% Historically Black Protestant

12% Catholic

2% Mormon

6% non-Christian faith

Income Median household income $54,606 Median household income $68,766 Median household income in 2017 was $57,652
Poverty status 21.5% persons in poverty 10.6% persons in poverty 12.3% poverty status
Occupation types/

Unemployment rate

50.3% Civilian labor force age 16 and up 64.4% Civilian labor force age 16 and up 63.0% Civilian labor force age 16 and up
Number of births 86 live births in 2016 101,220 live births in 2016 3,945,875 live births in 2016
Births to unmarried/

women in poverty

38 in 2016 34,794 in 2016 1,569,796 in 2016

Community Core (see page 174 of Anderson & McFarlane)

Boundaries – Identify the boundaries of the community Homelessness, obesity, disabled, elderly
What are the signs of where this area begins & ends? I-199 and I 64
Does this area have a name? Is it displayed? Yes, Williamsburg. Yes, it is displayed
Physical – Highways, railroad tracks, etc. that mark the boundaries All of the above
Natural – Bodies of water, hills, or mountains No
Economic – Residential or commercial areas Residential and Commercial
What can you learn about the community by looking around? Mostly tourist attraction, a lot of new housing developments, shopping malls as well
Is this an established neighborhood, new sub-division, apartment building, etc.? Established city
Have houses been repurposed as businesses? yes
Are there any historical markers in the community? What do they say? Yes Colonial Williamsburg Historic
Are the trees and other plantings mature? yes
What kind of people do you see: the old, homeless, families, loners, etc.? Most elderly, retirees, families, some homeless as well
What races do you see? All races are seen primarily white.
Is the population homogeneous or integrated? homogenous
Do you see indicators of more than one ethnicity? yes
Restaurants, churches, private schools, festivals, etc.? Many restaurants and churches, 3 private schools, monthly festivals
Are there signs in a language other than English? no
Values & Beliefs
Are there churches, temples, mosques? yes
What denominations are the churches? Variety Jewish Temples, Mosque, Kingdom Hall, and Christian based churches
Are the lawns cared for, is there landscaping? Yes, mostly well-manicured
What are the signs of culture or history seen? Historic Jamestown Settlement
How do you feel in the community – welcomed? Concerned? Always welcomed

Disaster Preparedness Plan

Summarize the community’s disaster preparedness plan.
Is it simple? Clear? Realistic? Flexible? Easy to implement regardless of the nature and extent of the disaster or who must implement the plan? Consider all types of community hazards and disaster possibilities for your local community. In my opinion, for the most part if evacuation is needed, evacuate. This is assistance for evacuations available if needed.
When was the community’s disaster plan last updated? If there is no evidence that it has been updated recently (or at all), note this fact. 2017
Is there evidence that the community has tested the disaster plan (disaster drills, equipment checks, etc.)? If there is no evidence that it has been updated recently (or at all), note this fact. There is a nuclear power plant in Surry Co. There are frequent drills that can be heard in Williamsburg. A loud alarm is sounded in the event of an emergency. The notice will also come across our local radio station.
Is the community’s disaster plan easily accessed via website or community communication channels (community television station, community newsletter, etc.)? Discuss the ease or difficulty you had in locating your community’s disaster preparedness plan. Yes, the website’s link is down