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Map the geography of opportunity for children

Child Opportunity Index measuring neighborhood opportunities for children

  • Explore metropolitan area maps of the newly developed Child Opportunity Index


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Policies affecting child wellbeing and opportunities

  • Obtain equity assessments of social policies affecting children

Spotlight and News

New Indicators Highlight Importance of Understanding Children's Linguistic Diversity, Geographic Concentration

A rich new set of indicators on children in linguistically isolated households can now be explored on our website for the U.S., states, metropolitan areas, large cities, and large school districts. New indicators include:

  • Children in linguistically isolated households (numbers and rates), total and by home language
  • Linguistic composition of the linguistically isolated child population (number and percent) 
The indicators are designed to support national-level analyses, including the ability to compare places throughout the U.S., as well as more detailed, localized analysis of the linguistic characteristics of families in a given geographic area.

Select the "Home Language and Linguistic Isolation" subcategory within the "Population Demographics and Diversity" category from our list of indicators to explore maps, create custom profiles for a location, or produce rankings reports for these indicators.

Visit this page to explore additional interactive graphs featuring the newly added linguistic isolation indicators.