State Rankings

The 2018 Opportunity Index provides Opportunity Scores for all 50 states plus the District of Columbia and for nearly 2,065 counties, which together represent 97 percent of the U.S. population.

  • Overall United States Opportunity Score: 53.1
  • 27 states and the District of Columbia scored ABOVE the national Opportunity Score.
  • The increase (of 1.2)  in overall opportunity since the 2017 Index is driven by improvements in the Economy, Education and Community dimensions of the Index.
  • The Health dimension declined 2.8% since the 2017 Index.
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