Population, job growth, educational data, and health status of community residents provides information on the investment in human capital. When a person is not able to meet basic needs, such as access to food, clothing, shelter, and education, human capital deteriorates. So does it also when people fail to achieve expectations in work and productivity. Making sure that education is of high quality, easily accessible, and meets the needs of both society and individuals; that all citizens are physically, mentally, and spiritually healthy; and that all community members have access to health care services for illness prevention and treatment will lead to a sustainable, collective future.

ND Compass provides great data for communities and counties on such human capital areas as disabilities, educational attainment, diabetes population, obesity, mental health, low birth rates, and preschool enrollment. Here is an example of what you can download at

Source: County Health Rankings program at the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute's analysis of data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS).

Links to additional human capital resources, such as suicide, injuries, and physical activity can be found by clicking onto this link: