Opportunity Mapping

Last Updated: 
Mar 22, 2017

To assess the amount of opportunity that exists in neighborhoods today, the Puget Sound Regional Council developed the opportunity mapping tool and interactive report.

Link to full-sized opportunity map.This tool allows the analysis of growth that may take place in areas with moderate to high opportunity.

Growth in areas of opportunity is based on an “Opportunity Index,” which combines measures of five key elements of neighborhood opportunity and positive life outcomes: education, economic health, housing and neighborhood quality, mobility and transportation, and health and environment. The level of opportunity score (very low, low, moderate, high, very high) is determined by sorting all census tracts into quintiles based on their index scores. Areas of opportunity that experience greater proportions of growth may experience an increased risk of displacement.