Data Sources

In the spirit of collaboration, transparency, and open data sharing, a decision was made early on in the Tulsa Equality Indicators project to make all of the data resources publicly available and easily accessible.

Please use the data provided in ways to help further the purpose of Tulsa Equality Indicators. We hope that by making these resources available, the task of reducing instances of inequality in the City of Tulsa can be shared by community partners. Share your data source usage with us!

Below are the corresponding data sources for each indicator, divided by Theme:

Economic Opportunity

Topic 1: Business Development
• Indicator 1. Gender & business executives: ReferenceUSA, U.S. Businesses Database, 2017 & 2018; U.S. Census Bureau, 2016
& 2017 American Community Survey 1-Year Estimates
• Indicator 2. Geography & sales volume: ReferenceUSA, U.S. Businesses Database, 2017 & 2018; U.S. Census Bureau, 2016
& 2017 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates
• Indicator 3. Geography & payday loans: ReferenceUSA, U.S. Businesses Database, 2017 & 2018; U.S. Census Bureau, 2016
& 2017 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates
Topic 2: Employment
• Indicator 4. Race & unemployment: U.S. Census Bureau, 2016 & 2017 American Community Survey 1-Year Estimates
• Indicator 5. Geography & existing jobs: U.S. Census Bureau, LEHD Origin-Destination Employment Statistics, 2002-2015, https://onthemap.ces.census.gov, LODES 7.3; U.S. Census Bureau, 2016 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates
• Indicator 6. Geography & labor force participation: U.S. Census Bureau, 2016 & 2017 American Community Survey 5-Year
Estimates
Topic 3: Income
• Indicator 7. Geography & self-sufficiency: U.S. Census Bureau, 2016 & 2017 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates
• Indicator 8. Race & median household income: U.S. Census Bureau, 2016 & 2017 American Community Survey 1-Year
Estimates
• Indicator 9. Educational attainment & income: U.S. Census Bureau, 2016 & 2017 American Community Survey 1-Year Estimates

Education

Topic 1: Impediments to Learning
• Indicator 10. Race & suspensions: Tulsa Public Schools, Suspension counts for SY 2016-17 & SY 2017-18 (by request)
• Indicator 11. Race & chronic absenteeism: Oklahoma State Department of Education, Oklahoma School Report Card,
SY 2017-18; Tulsa Public Schools, Chronic absenteeism counts, SY 2016-17 (by request)
• Indicator 12. Income & dropping out: Tulsa Public Schools, Dropout counts for SY 2015-16 & 2016-17 (by request)
Topic 2: Quality and Opportunity
• Indicator 13. Geography & emergency teacher certification: Oklahoma State Department of Education, School Personnel Records, SY 2016-17 & 2017-18
• Indicator 14. Race & advanced placement courses: Tulsa Public Schools, website, SY 2016-17, and data request, SY
2017-18
• Indicator 15. Income & school A-F report card score: Oklahoma State Department of Education, Oklahoma School Report Card, SY 2017-18
Topic 3: Student Achievement
• Indicator 16. Income & elementary school reading proficiency: Oklahoma State Department of Education, SY 2015-16
& 2016-17
• Indicator 17. English proficiency & graduation: Oklahoma State Department of Education (OSDE), SY 2015-16 & 2016-17
• Indicator 18. Race & college completion: U.S. Census Bureau, 2016 & 2017 American Community Survey, 1-Year Estimates

Housing

Topic 1: Homeownership
• Indicator 19. Race & home ownership: U.S. Census Bureau, 2016 & 2017 American Community Survey, 1-Year Estimates
• Indicator 20. Race & home purchase loan denial: Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council, Conventional
Purchases by Race
• Indicator 21. Income & housing cost burden: U.S. Census Bureau, 2016 & 2017 American Community Survey, 1-Year
Estimates
Topic 2: Homelessness
• Indicator 22. Race & homeless youth: Homeless Management Information System (HMIS), FY2017 & 2018; U.S. Census Bureau, 2016 & 2017 American Community Survey, 1-Year Estimates
• Indicator 23. Veteran status & homelessness: Homeless Management Information System (HMIS), FY2017 & 2018; U.S. Census Bureau, 2016 & 2017 American Community Survey, 1-Year Estimates
• Indicator 24. Disability status & homelessness: Homeless Management Information System (HMIS), FY2017 & 2018; U.S. Census Bureau, 2016 & 2017 American Community Survey, 1-Year Estimates
Topic 3: Tenant stability
• Indicator 25. Income & rent burden: U.S. Census Bureau, 2016 & 2017 American Community Survey, 1-Year Estimates
• Indicator 26. Race & eviction: The Eviction Lab, Eviction Statistics, Tulsa County, 2015 & 2016
• Indicator 27. Geography & housing complaints: Tulsa Health Department, Housing Requests, 2017 & 2018 (by request);
U.S. Census Bureau, 2016 & 2017 American Community Survey, 5-Year Estimates

Justice

Topic 1: Arrests
• Indicator 28. Race & juvenile arrests: Tulsa Police Department (by request); U.S. Census Bureau, 2016 & 2017 American Community Survey, 1-Year Estimates
• Indicator 29. Race & adult arrests: Tulsa Police Department (by request); U.S. Census Bureau, 2016 & 2017 American
Community Survey, 1-Year Estimates
• Indicator 30. Gender & arrests: Tulsa Police Department (by request); Federal Bureau of Investigation, Uniform Crime
Reporting: National Incident-Based Reporting System; U.S. Census Bureau, 2016 & 2017 American Community Survey, 1-Year Estimates
Topic 2: Law Enforcement
• Indicator 31. Race & Tulsa Police Department employees: Tulsa Police Department, Internal Affairs 2016 & 2017 Annual Reports; U.S. Census Bureau, 2016 & 2017 American Community Survey, 1-Year Estimates
• Indicator 32. Gender & Tulsa Police Department employees: Tulsa Police Department, Internal Affairs 2016 & 2017 Annual Reports; U.S. Census Bureau, 2016 & 2017 American Community Survey, 1-Year Estimates
• Indicator 33. Race & officer use of force: Tulsa Police Department, Internal Affairs 2016 & 2017 Annual Reports; U.S. Census Bureau, 2016 & 2017 American Community Survey, 1-Year Estimates
Topic 3: Safety and Violence
• Indicator 34. Children & abuse and neglect: Oklahoma Department of Human Services; Annual Report FY2015 & 2016; Child
Welfare Information Gateway, Child Maltreatment 2015 & 2016: Summary of Key Findings
• Indicator 35. Race & homicide victimization: Tulsa Police Department (by request); U.S. Census Bureau, 2016 & 2017 American
Community Survey, 1-Year Estimates
• Indicator 36. Geography & 911 domestic violence calls: Tulsa Police Department (by request); U.S. Census Bureau, 2016 & 2017 American Community Survey, 5-Year Estimates

Public Health

Topic 1: Health Care Access
• Indicator 37. Race & health insurance: U.S. Census Bureau, 2016 & 2017 American Community Survey, 1-Year Estimates
• Indicator 38. Geography & emergency room use: Tulsa Health Department, Health Data & Evaluation, 2017 & 2018 (by request); U.S. Census Bureau, 2016 & 2017 American Community Survey, 5-Year Estimates
• Indicator 39. Veterans & Veterans Affairs appointment wait times: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA.gov), Completed
Appointment Wait Times National, Facility, and Division Level Summaries, Wait Time Measured from Preferred Date for
the Reporting Periods Ending: October 2017 & October 2018
Topic 2: Mortality
• Indicator 40. Race & infant mortality: Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH), Center for Health Statistics, Health Care
Information, Vital Statistics 2016 & 2017 (OK2SHARE)
• Indicator 41. Geography & life expectancy past age of retirement: Tulsa Health Department, Health Data & Evaluation, Life Expectancy by Zip Code, 2013-15 & 2014-16 (by request); U.S. Census Bureau, 2016 & 2017 American Community Survey, 5-Year Estimates; U.S. Social Security Administration, 2016 & 2017
• Indicator 42. Race & cardiovascular disease mortality: Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH), Center for Health Statistics, Health Care Information, Vital Statistics 2016 & 2017 (OK2SHARE)
Topic 3: Well-being
• Indicator 43. Race & teen births: Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH), Center for Health Statistics, Health Care Information, Vital Statistics 2016 & 2017 (OK2SHARE)
• Indicator 44. Race & preterm births: Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH), Center for Health Statistics, Health Care
Information, Vital Statistics 2016 & 2017 (OK2SHARE)
• Indicator 45. Geography & smoking: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 500 Cities: Local Data for Better Health,
Model-based estimates for current smoking among adults aged >=18 years, 2015 & 2016; Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance
System (BRFSS); U.S. Census Bureau, 2016 & 2017 American Community Survey, 5-Year Estimates

Services

Topic 1: Resources
• Indicator 46. Geography & vacant housing: U.S. Census Bureau, 2016 & 2017 American Community Survey, 5-Year Estimates
• Indicator 47. Race & internet access: U.S. Census Bureau, 2016 & 2017 American Community Survey, 1-Year Estimates
• Indicator 48. Geography & public library hours: Tulsa City-County Library, Locations within City of Tulsa, Hours of Operation,
November 2017 & 2018; U.S. Census Bureau, 2016 & 2017 American Community Survey, 5-Year Estimates
Topic 2: Political Empowerment
• Indicator 49. Race & government representation: City of Tulsa (by request), Authorities, Boards, and Commissions Dashboard,
December 2017 & 2018; U.S. Census Bureau, 2016 & 2017 American Community Survey, 1-Year Estimates
• Indicator 50. Geography & voter turnout: Oklahoma State Election Board (by request); U.S. Census Bureau, 2016 & 2017 American Community Survey, 5-Year Estimates
• Indicator 51. Geography & neighborhood and home owner associations: City of Tulsa, Working in Neighborhoods Department, 2017 & 2018; U.S. Census Bureau, 2016 & 2017 American Community Survey, 5-Year Estimates
Topic 3: Transportation
• Indicator 52. Geography & bus stop concentration: INCOG (by request), December 2018; U.S. Census Bureau, 2016 & 2017
American Community Survey, 5-Year Estimates
• Indicator 53. Mode of transportation & commute time: U.S. Census Bureau, 2016 & 2017 American Community Survey, 1-Year Estimates
• Indicator 54. Race & vehicle access: U.S. Census Bureau, 2016 & 2017 American Community Survey, 1-Year Estimates