2018 Score: 38.93 out of 100

Measuring progress towards greater equality in the City of Tulsa

  • 2018 Tulsa Equality Indicators Score is Out Now!

    The 2018 Tulsa Equality Indicators Annual Report is now available. Read the full report here!

    Press Release for Launch of Tulsa Equality Indicators

    TULSA, Okla. – The City of Tulsa and the Community Service Council released the first annual Equality Indicators report today at Tulsa City Hall, which uses data to measure equality using a tool developed in partnership with the City University of New York Institute for State and Local Governance and The Rockefeller Foundation’s 100 Resilient Cities network… Click here to read more.

    Letter from Mayor of Tulsa, GT Bynum

    Since taking office a year ago, I have called on citizens to join me in dreaming big and making Tulsa a world-class city. As we begin to renew that spirit of high expectations, we cannot overlook the glaring disparities that exist in Tulsa and the need to address them.

    In Tulsa, a child born in one zip code of Tulsa should have the same life expectancy as a child born in a different zip code in Tulsa. Unfortunately, this is currently not the case… Click here to 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 Affordability, Homelessness, and Availability. Finally, within each topic, we look at three unique indicators.

  • 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.

    Read more about this project’s methodology.

  • 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.

    View the Tulsa Equality Indicators Flowchart Poster.

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