National Equity Atlas

The National Equity Atlas was developed as a tool for the growing movement to create a more equitable, sustainable, and resilient economy. It is a comprehensive resource for data to track, measure, and make the case for inclusive growth in America’s cities, regions, and states, and nationwide. The Atlas provides robust data on demographic change, racial and economic inclusion, and the economic benefits of equity for the largest 100 cities, largest 150 regions, all 50 states, and the United States as a whole.

PolicyLink and the Program for Environmental and Regional Equity (PERE) built the Atlas to equip community leaders and policymakers with the facts and analyses needed to:

  • Understand how your community’s demographics are changing;
  • Assess how well your community’s diverse populations can participate in its economic vitality, contribute to its readiness for the future, and connect to its assets and resources (and how you compare to other places);
  • Build a compelling narrative and shared understanding about why equity matters to your community’s future; and
  • Inform the development of policies, plans, strategies, business models, and investments to advance equitable growth. 

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