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Welcome to the Opportunity Index

  • Opportunity
  • Economy
  • Education
  • Community

Opportunity varies significantly by community. The Opportunity Index allows you to compare scores and understand why some communities have more opportunity than others.

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Zoom in using "+" or "-" icons at left to explore the map, or click on a state or county to see a full Opportunity Score Report.

What is the Opportunity Index?

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Select an indicator to see how your community fares
on pre-school enrollment, affordable housing and more


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The overall index of the potential opportunity of a given state or county. This combines all sixteen of the indicators for states, and fourteen for counties, considered into a score out of 100.
A look into key indicators of the health of an economy - unemployment, median income, and number of people below the poverty line, as well as the availability of banking institutions, affordable housing, and internet access. A score has been generated that compares these indicators against the national average.
A look into important aspects of educational success - children in preschool, on-time highschool graduation rate, and post-secondary education rate. A score has been generated that compares these indicators against the national average.
A look into factors affecting community health and civic life. Included are the percentage of teenagers working and not in school, the rates of violent crime and homicide, access to healthcare, and availability of healthy foods. A score has been generated that compares these indicators against the national average.