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Distribution of Children by Category of Overall Neighborhood Opportunity by Race/Ethnicity

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Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2010 Decennial Census, Summary File 1; U.S. Census Bureau, 2007-2011 American Community Survey; U.S. Census Bureau, 2009 Zip Code Business Patterns; State Departments of Education, 2010-2011; National Center for Education Statistics, 2010-2011 Common Core of Data; diversitydatakids.org Early Childhood Database (State Early Childhood Care and Education Licensing Database, 2012 and 2013; National Center for Education Statistics, 2009-2010 Common Core of Data; National Association for the Education of Young Children, 2012 and 2013 Accredited Program Database); ESRI Business Analyst, 2011; U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, 2010 Neighborhood Stabilization Program; U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 2010 Toxic Release Inventory Program.


The share of children of specified racial/ethnic group in each Child Opportunity Index category, where the neighborhood opportunity category designation is relative to the metro area.


Children defined as under age 18. Hispanics may be of any race. "Other Race" group includes people who specified their race as "other" and people who identified themselves as being of two or more races. Neighborhoods defined as census tracts. 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. Because neighborhood opportunity is assessed in comparison with other neighborhoods within the same metro areas, the absolute conditions in a neighborhood of a particular opportunity category (e.g. "Low Opportunity") are not comparable to the conditions of neighborhoods in the same opportunity category in another metro area. For more details about the diversitydatakids.org-Kirwan Institute Child Opportunity Index, click here.

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