Promise Park City
Tourism and leisure industries drive the Park City economy – with the majority of jobs being in recreation, entertainment, accommodation, and food services. The unemployment rate in Park City is very low, and the average income and home value is very high. Despite these positive figures, approximately 19 percent of kids live in families that make less than $31,000 a year (for a family of four). This economic divide is reflected in the ethnic makeup of the Park City community. Eighty-one percent of Caucasian children have insurance coverage and receive regular medical care as compared to 50 percent of Hispanic children. Ninety-six percent of Caucasian students are proficient in language arts, compared with 68 percent of Hispanic students. Partners collaborate in Park City to address economic disparities and remove barriers so that every child has the opportunity and tools to succeed.