Opportunity Mapping

Last Updated: 
Mar 22, 2017

Opportunity maps illustrate where opportunity-rich communities exist, assess who has access to those neighborhoods, and help to understand what needs to be remedied in opportunity poor neighborhoods.  

These thematic maps show U.S. Census Tracts (2010 geography) shaded by level of access to opportunity (“levels of opportunity”: very low, low, moderate, high, and very high) as defined by a series of 20 indicators that represent five major categories of opportunity: education, economic health, housing and neighborhood quality, transportation/mobility, and health and environment.

PSRC partnered with the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in Ohio to develop the maps building off the Institute’s work on “Communities of Opportunity” across the country.