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Economic Opportunity

There are 4 contributing measures within Economic Opportunity. Click here to learn about these measures.

Economic Opportunity

There are 4 contributing measures within Economic Opportunity. Click here to learn about these measures.

Index measure that reflects opportunities available for Arapahoe County residents.

Social and economic conditions are directly correlated with health outcomes.

Low – Tri-County operates programs that seek to improve the opportunities available for Arapahoe County residents, but the data mostly reflects outside forces that are out of Tri-County’s control.

The Opportunity Index is meeting or exceeding expectations in the county. Between 2018 and 2019, two of the four indicators – percentage of people living at or below poverty level and percent of occupied housing units paying more than 30% of their household income on rent – moved in the target direction (i.e., poverty decreased and fewer people paid greater than 30% of their income on rent). The remaining two indicators remained steady: the percentage of people over the age of 25 with less than a high school diploma and the unemployment rate. These data do not include 2020 data, which will be released in the fall of 2021; we expect changes from the COVID-19 pandemic to be visible in these newer data.

Legend: Meeting or exceeding target | Close to target | Below target | Data Pending

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