The Opportunity Index

The Opportunity Index is the nation’s first – and only – tool designed to provide a snapshot of what opportunity looks like at the state and county levels.

Using 16 key economic, educational and civic indicators, the Index ranks every state plus Washington D.C. and assigns 3,400 U.S. counties an Opportunity Score ranging from “A” for excellent to “F” for failing.  

Armed with this knowledge, engaged citizens and leaders at the local, state, and federal levels can identify concrete solutions to improve economic mobility at the ground level.  First launched in 2011, the Index is updated annually, giving leaders a way to track the progress of their efforts.

Visit to see if your community expands opportunity.