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Washtenaw Opportunity Mapping
The tough reality is that often it does. It matters for long-term health, for educational opportunity, for access to jobs, and economic vitality of households and neighborhoods .
Washtenaw County is one of the wealthiest in Michigan, with high incomes and high rankings as one of the most economically vibrant, educated, healthy, and best places to live in the state. But once you look a little harder, you’ll see some stark disparities, ones that are also making us rank high in inequity in the same areas we get accolades. The 2015 Opportunity index is a tool to benchmark opportunity in the community. The data is important to grasp the breadth of the problem, but only advocacy, education and action will allow us to collectively make progress toward more equity in Washtenaw County.
Thanks to Measure For America for allowing us to modify the graphic above for our index.