Having good data on the diverse groups of people making up a community is key to creating revitalization strategies that will benefit all of them.

The National Equity Atlas is a tool for understanding the demographic and socio-economic makeup of communities. Produced by PolicyLink and The USC Program for Environmental and Regional Equity (PERE), the tool provides data on “equitable growth indicators.”

The indicators included in the Atlas are all broken down by race and ethnicity, and include demographic data, measures of economic vitality and workforce readiness, and estimates of the impact of reducing inequitable outcomes. Local data is available for the 100 largest cities and 150 largest metropolitan areas, and statewide and national data are available as well.