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What is the Opportunity Index?
The Child Opportunity Index is a measure of relative opportunity across a metropolitan area calculated based on indicators of Educational Opportunity, Health and Environmental Opportunity, and Social and Economic Opportunity. For more details about the diversitydatakids.org-Kirwan Institute Child Opportunity Index, click here.
Source: U.S. Census Bureau: Decennial Census 2010, American Community Survey 2007-2011, Zip Business Patterns 2009; State Department of Education 2010-2011; National Center for Education Statistics, Common Core of Data 2010-2011; diversitydatakids.org Early Childhood Database (National Center for Education Statistics, Common Core of Data 2009-2010, National Association for the Education of Young Children Accredited Program Database, 2012 and 2013); ESRI Business Analyst 2011; Department of Housing and Urban Development, Neighborhood Stabilization Program 2010; Environmental Protection Agency, Toxic Release Inventory Program 2010.
The Child Opportunity Index for this metropolitan area excludes one indicator: “Proximity to early childhood care and education centers (of any type),” due to data availability issues.