2019 Score: 41.74 out of 100

Measuring progress towards greater equality in the City of Tulsa

  • 2019 Tulsa Equality Indicators Score is Out Now!

    The 2019 Tulsa Equality Indicators Annual Report is available both as online data dashboards and as a printed report. Click on “2019 Indicator Scores” on the menu bar above to view the online data, or read the full printed report here > 

    2019 Public Meetings Calendar >

    Press Release for Launch of Tulsa Equality Indicators 2019

    TULSA, Okla. – The City of Tulsa and the Community Service Council released the 2019 Equality Indicators report today, which uses data to measure equality as it relates to economic opportunity, education, housing, justice, public health and services in Tulsa. In 2018, the first Equality Indicators Report was released to establish a statistical baseline for understanding inequality in Tulsa. Read more >

    Letter from Mayor of Tulsa, GT Bynum

    In 2018, Tulsa’s first Equality Indicators Report was released to establish a statistical baseline for understanding Inequality in our city. While the report did not contain new revelations for many Tulsans, it did allow us to move out of the realm of anecdotes and gut feel and into a community-wide conversation more in in informed by standardized data.

    Tulsa made great strides in the last few years in acknowledging disparities that exist in our community, but acknowledgment is not enough. As a city, we are taking an active approach in applying an equitable focus to everything we do. Read more >

    How do we measure equality?

    We developed 54 indicators to measure progress towards equality across six thematic areas: Economic Opportunity, Education, Housing, Justice, Public Health, and Services. Within each theme, we look at three specific topics. For example, within Housing, we look at equality in Homeownership, Homelessness and Tenant Stability. Finally, within each topic, we look at three unique indicators.


  • 2019 Report

    Scores for website

    2018 Report

  • What do we mean by equality?

    What does equality look like in Tulsa? How do we measure it? To answer these questions, the City of Tulsa and Community Service Council have created a framework relative to Tulsa- specific disadvantaged populations and equality gaps. Tulsa will have the tools to develop realistic targets and specific interventions for reducing inequalities at the local and neighborhood level based on data…Read more about this project’s purpose.

  • What is an indicator?

    An equality indicator is a measure that compares outcomes of groups likely to experience inequalities, such as racial minorities, to groups less likely to experience them, such as whites.

    In this sense, equality indicators are different from social indicators, which do not directly compare groups.

  • How are indicators reported?

    Indicators are reported in numbers and narratives. Every year, we score the indicators on a scale of 1 to 100, where 1 represents inequality and 100 represents equality.

    We compare current and previous year scores to capture change over time. We group indicators and average their scores to create topic scores, and we group and average the topics to create theme scores.

Explore the Themes, Topics & Indicators