The Ohio Opportunity Index helps us understand where we need to target resources to improve conditions for Ohioans who are the most vulnerable. This map shows opportunity level from very high to very low measuring seven factors that impact health and well-being. The higher the level in the index, the better the opportunities to thrive.
These maps can be used by state agencies, researchers, community and philanthropic groups, non-profit organizations and others to help guide the delivery of crucial services. In comparison to the 1939 redlining map of Cleveland, geographic areas that represented impoverished neighborhoods remain virtually the same today with regard of lack of economic opportunity.
U.S. Census Bureau, Community Resilience Estimates, 2018