Additional Resources

Indicators Available in the Online Mapping Tool

The complex process of identifying indicators to include in the Regional Equity Atlas 2.0 online mapping tool took more than a full year.  The process included extensive research on data sources and best practices as well as a robust stakeholder engagement process that gathered input from hundreds of leaders from non-profits, government agencies, and community organizations across the four-county region.

Click here for a list of the indicators that are available to be mapped in the Regional Equity Atlas 2.0 online mapping tool. For more detailed information on any of these indicators, see the Regional Equity Atlas 2.0 Metadata.

Priority Indicators that Could Not Be Mapped

The selection of indicators for the Regional Equity Atlas 2.0 online mapping tool was a complex process because, while maps can play a powerful role in illuminating disparities, they are only able to capture some of the dimensions of regional equity. There are many important aspects of equity that are not effectively addressed through maps, either because the data is not available, not “mappable”, or because the issues are not spatial or geographic in nature.

Stakeholders across the region identified a number of indicators as priorities for the Atlas that ultimately could not be mapped. Click here for a list of these indicators. For more detailed information on any of these indicators, see the Metadata.

Metadata:  Detailed Information on the Indicators

The Regional Equity Atlas 2.0 Metadata provides detailed methodological information on every indicator in the Atlas online mapping tool. It includes a description of the data used for each indicator, the data sources and dates, the geographic extent, data classification scheme, and caveats and methodological considerations to keep in mind when using the data. The metadata also includes links to Excel spreadsheets containing the raw data for many of the indicators.

 


List of Indicators Available in the Atlas 2.0 Online Mapping Tool

Community

  • Proximity to Community Spaces and Indoor Gathering Places, 2010 (Heatmap­)
  • Proximity to Civic and Community Organizations, 2010 (Heatmap­)
  • Proximity to Arts and Culture Institutions, 2010 (Heatmap­)
  • Proximity to Public Libraries, 2012 (Heatmap­)
  • Proximity to Faith-Based Institutions, 2010 (Heatmap­)
  • Community Stability – Density of Housing Vacancies, 2010 (Heatmap­)
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Democratic Participation

  • Voter Registration Numbers, 2012 (Block Group)
  • Voter Participation Rates (voted in last 3 primaries), 2011 (Block Group)
  • Voter Participation Rates (voted in last 3 general elections), 2011 (Block Group)
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Demographics

Population Density

  • Residential Density (Residents by Acre), 2010 (Heatmap) 
  • Total Population Density (Residents + Employees by Acre), 2010 (Heatmap­)
  • Employee Density (Employees by Acre), 2010 (Heatmap­)
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Age

  • Age 0-17 (Density by Acre), 2010 (Heatmap­)
  • Age 0-5 (Density by Acre), 2010 (Heatmap­) 
  • Age 5-17 (Density by Acre), 2010 (Heatmap­)
  • Age 18-44 (Density by Acre), 2010 (Heatmap­)
  • Age 45-64 (Density by Acre), 2010 (Heatmap­)
  • Age 65 and Over (Density by Acre), 2010 (Heatmap­)
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Race and Ethnicity

  • Populations of Color (Density by Acre), 2010 (Heatmap­)
  • Percent Change Populations of Color, 2000-2010 (Census Tracts)
  • African American (Density by Acre), 2010 (Heatmap­)
  • Asian (Density by Acre), 2010 (Heatmap­)
  • Hispanic (Density by Acre), 2010 (Heatmap­)
  • Hawaiian or Pacific Islander (Density by Acre), 2010 (Heatmap­)
  • Native American or Alaskan Native (Density by Acre), 2010 (Heatmap­)​
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Income

  • Median Income, 2006-2010 estimate (Census Tracts) 
  • Percent Change in Median Income, 2000 to 2006-2010 estimate (Census Tracts)
  • Percent Households below Poverty Level. 2006-2010 estimate (Census Tracts)
  • Percent Students Eligible for Free or Reduced Price Lunch (by school), 2011-2012 (Points)
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Household Composition

  • Households With No Children (Density by Acre), 2010 (Heatmap­)
  • Families With Children (Density by Acre), 2010 (Heatmap­)
  • Single Parent Families (Density by Acre), 2010 (Heatmap­)
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Immigrants

  • Percent Foreign Born, 2006-2010 estimate (PUMA)
  • Percent Recent Immigrants (2000 and later), 2006-2010 estimate (PUMA)
  • Percent Households with Low English Proficiency, 2006-2010 estimate (PUMA)
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   Veterans

  • Percent Veterans, 2006-2010 estimate (PUMA)
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   Population Overlays

  • Above Regional Average Percent Populations of Color, 2010 (Census Tracts)
  • Above Regional Average Percent Populations in Poverty, 2010 (Census Tracts)
  • Below Regional Median Income, 2010 (Census Tracts)
  • Above Regional Average Percent  Youth (ages 0-17), 2010 (Census Tracts)
  • Above Regional Average Percent Seniors (ages 65+), 2010 (Census Tracts)
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Economic Opportunity

  • Transit Access to Family Wage Jobs (up to 60 minutes travel time), 2012 (Heatmap­)
  • Transit Access to Family Wage Jobs (up to 90 minutes travel time), 2012 (Heatmap­)
  • Transportation to Jobs, 2013 (Transportation Analysis Zones)
  • Locations of Workforce Training and Employment-Related Services, 2012 (Points)
  • Adult Educational Attainment:
    Percent with 9-12th Grade, no Diploma, 2006-2010 estimate (PUMA)
    Percent with High School Diploma, 2006-2010 estimate (PUMA)
    Percent with BA/ BS Degree, 2006-2010 estimate (PUMA)
    Percent with Professional/ Graduate Degree, 2006-2010 estimate (PUMA)​
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Education

  • Proximity to Nearest Elementary School, 2012 (Heatmap­)
  • Proximity to Headstart and Licensed Child Care Centers, 2012 (Heatmap­)
  • Percent Students Eligible for Free or Reduced Price Lunch (K-12), 2011-2012 (Points)
  • Percent Minority Students (K-12), 2011-2012 (Points)
  • Number Languages Spoken (K-12, Oregon only), 2010-2011 (Points)
  • Schools Meeting/ Not Meeting Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP), 2011-2012 (Points)
  • Percent Students Meeting State Benchmarks for 3rd Grade Reading, 2011-2012 (Points)
  • Average Class Size, 2011-2012 (Elementary) (Points)
  • Percent Graduation Rate (High School), 2011-2012 (Points)
  • Average Teacher Experience, 2011-2012 (Points)
  • Availability of Advanced Placement/ International Baccalaureate Courses, 2011-2012 (Points)
  • Availability of Arts/ Media Classes per School (Oregon only), 2011-2012 (Points)
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Food

  • Proximity to Supermarkets and Grocery Stores, 2010 (Heatmap­)
  • Proximity to Farmers’ Markets and Produce Stands, 2010 & 2012 (Heatmap­)
  • Proximity to Typical Sources of Unhealthy Food (liquor stores, convenience stores, fast food restaurants), 2010 (Heatmap­)
  • Proximity to Supplemental Food Programs (food pantries and summer food sites), 2012 (Heatmap­)
  • Proximity to Food Stores and Farmers’ Markets Accepting WIC, 2012 (Heatmap­)
  • Proximity to Food Stores and Farmers’ Markets Accepting SNAP, 2012 (Heatmap­)
  • Locations of Community Gardens, 2012 (Points)
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Health Care

  • Proximity to Primary Care Facilities (including family medicine, pediatricians, and obstetrics), 2010 & 2012 (Heatmap­)
  • Health Care Providers that Accept Medicaid, 2007 (Zipcode)
  • Health Care Providers that Accept Medicare, 2007 (Zipcode)
  • Locations of Community, Public, and School-Based Health Clinics for Uninsured and Low-Income Patients, 2012 (Points)
  • Rate of First Trimester Pre-Natal Care, 2006-2010 (2000 Census Tracts)
  • Rate of Well-Child Visits 3-6 years, 2011 (Census Tracts and Neighborhoods)
  • Rate of Potentially Avoidable Emergency Department Visits by Adults, 2011 (Census Tracts and Neighborhoods)
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Health Outcomes

  • Obesity (Body Mass Index), 2003-2010 (Block Group)
  • Rate of Pre-Term Births, 2006-2010 (2000 Census Tracts)
  • Rate of Low Weight Births, 2006-2010 (2000 Census Tracts)
  • Rate of Asthma, 2011 (Census Tracts and Neighborhoods)
  • Rate of Diabetes, 2011 (Census Tracts and Neighborhoods)
  • Rate of Cardiovascular Disease, 2011 (Census Tracts and Neighborhoods)
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Healthy Environment

  • Air Quality: Number of Times Levels Above Benchmark:
    All Sources (Modeled for Year 2017), 2005-2010 (Polygon)
    Road Sources (Modeled for Year 2017), 2005-2010 (Polygon)
    Non-Road Sources (Modeled for Year 2017), 2005-2010 (Polygon)
    Residential Wood Burning (Modeled for Year 2017), 2005-2010 (Polygon)
    Point Sources(Modeled for Year 2017), 2005-2010 (Polygon)
    Area Sources (Modeled for Year 2017), 2005-2010 (Polygon)
    Green Infrastructure (data available for Portland only), 2002, 2007, 2012, 2013 (Heatmap)​
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Housing

  • Median Home Value (sales price), 2010-2011 (Census Tracts)
  • Percent Change in Median Home Value, 2000-2010 (Census Tracts)
  • Median Rental Cost (two bedroom units), 2012 (Zipcode)
  • Minority Homeownership Gap, 2010 (Block Group)
  • Location of Publicly-Subsidized Affordable Housing , 2011(Points)
  • Housing Purchasing Power, 2010-2011 (Census Tracts)
  • Foreclosures (Percent Notice of Transfer Sale), 2011 (Zipcode)
  • Density of Single Story Housing and Elevator Buildings as Proxy for Housing Accessibility, 2012 (Heatmap­)
  • Housing and Transportation Cost Burden, 2000-2005 (MetroScope Housing Needs Analysis Subareas)
  • Housing Cost Burden:
    Percent Renters Spending Over 35% of Income on Housing, 2006-2010 estimate (PUMA)
    Percent Owners (without mortgage) Spending over 35% of Income on Housing, 2006-2010 estimate (PUMA)
    Percent Owners (with mortgage) Spending over 35% of Income on Housing, 2006-2010 estimate (PUMA)
  • Access to Home Loans:
    Number of Applications for Conventional Loans, 2010-2011 (2000 Census Tracts)
    Number of Applications for FHA Loans, 2010-2011 (2000 Census Tracts)
    Home Loan Denials (White), 2010-2011 (2000 Census Tracts)
    Home Loan Denials (Non-White), 2010-2011 (2000 Census Tracts)
    Home Loan Denials (All), 2010-2011 (2000 Census Tracts)
  • Home Owners (Density per Acre), 2010 (Heatmap­)
  • Renters (Density per Acre), 2010 (Heatmap­)
  • Vacant Units (Density per Acre), 2010 (Heatmap­)
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Parks and Natural Areas

  • Proximity to Publicly Accessible Parks, 2012 (Heatmap­)
  • Proximity to Publicly Accessible Natural Areas, 2012 (Heatmap­)
  • Proximity to Greenspaces with Limited Public Access, 2012 (Heatmap­)
  • Proximity to Water Access Points, 1989 & 2003 (Heatmap­)
  • Proximity to Recreation Facilities, 2012 (Heatmap­)
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Services and Amenities

  • Proximity to Financial Services, 2010 (Heatmap­)
  • Proximity to Key Retail Services, 2010 (Heatmap­)
  • Proximity to Public Services, 2010 & 2012 (Heatmap­)
  • Proximity to Human and Social Services, 2010 (Heatmap­)
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Transportation

  • Transit Access, 2012 (Heatmap­)
  • Bikability, 2012 (Heatmap­)
  • Walkability -  Sidewalk Density, 2012 (Heatmap­)
  • Mobility Access (para-transit lift requests and ramp deployments), 2012 (Heatmap­)
  • Percent Households with No Motorized Vehicle, 2006-2010 estimate (PUMA)
  • Average Commute Time to Work (minute), 2006-2010 estimate  (PUMA)
  • Mode of Commute to Work:
    Percent Workers Commute by Public Transit, 2006-2010 estimate (PUMA)
    Percent Workers Commute by Car, 2006-2010 estimate (PUMA)
    Percent Workers Commute by Walking, 2006-2010 estimate (PUMA)
    Percent Workers Commute by Other Means (including Biking), 2006-2010 estimate (PUMA)
  • Public Transit Stop Safety Amenities – Curbcuts, 2012 (Points)
  • Public Transit Stop Safety Amenities – Sidewalks, 2012 (Points)
  • Transportation Safety:
    ODOT Crash Data (fatalities), 2011 (Points)
    ODOT Crash Data (car-car incidents), 2011 (Points)
    ODOT Crash Data (car-pedestrian incidents), 2011 (Points)
    ODOT Crash Data (car-bicycle incidents), 2011 (Points)
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List of Priority Indicators that Could Not Be Mapped

Community

  • Safety and Security
  • Culture
  • Social Capital
  • Stability
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Democratic Participation

  • Public Involvement Opportunities
  • Community Capacity
  • Government Responsiveness
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Demographics

  • Persons with Disabilities
  • Change in Population Density (2000-2010 and 1990-2000)
  • Change in African-American Population (2000-2010 and 1990-2000)
  • Change in Asian Population (2000-2010 and 1990-2000)
  • Change in Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Population (2000-2010 and 1990-2000)
  • Change in Hispanic Population (2000-2010 and 1990-2000)
  • Change in Native American and Alaskan Native Population (2000-2010 and 1990-2000)
  • Change in Distribution of Age Under 5 (2000-2010 and 1990-2000)
  • Change in Distribution of Age 65 and Above (2000-2010 and 1990-2000)
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Economic Opportunity

  • Minority-Owned Businesses
  • Distribution of Public Investments
  • Employment Rates
  • Factors Affecting Economic Development
  • Commuting and Job Location Patterns
  • Proximity to Living Wage Jobs Accessible to Low-Skilled Workers
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Education

  • Cultural Competency
  • School Discipline Rates
  • Community Schools
  • Parent Involvement
  • Post-Secondary Enrollment
  • Affordability of Child Care
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Food

  • Affordable Food
  • Culturally Appropriate Food
  • Healthful Food
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Health Care

  • Health Insurance
  • Availability of Affordable Mental Health Care, Dental Care, and Alcohol and Drug Treatment
  • Availability of Culturally Appropriate Health Care
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Health Outcomes

  • Age-Adjusted Mortality and Life Expectancy Rates
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Healthy Environment

  • Climate Change
  • Water Quality
  • Compromised Environments
  • Green Infrastructure (region wide)
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Housing

  • Gentrification and Displacement
  • Homelessness
  • Fair Housing
  • Housing Quality
  • Regulatory Access
  • Utility Costs
  • Location of Section 8 Households
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Parks and Natural Areas

  • Regional Trails
  • Greenspace Quality and Development
  • Accessible Parks, Trails, and Playgrounds
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Services and Amenities

  • Sub-prime Financial Services
  • Broadband Infrastructure
  • Emergency Services
  • Culturally Appropriate Services
  • Service Affordability
  • Proximity to Tobacco Retailers
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Transportation

  • Connectivity
  • Public Transit Quality and Safety
  • Transit Rider Demographics
  • Crosswalks and Curb Cuts
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