Data Sources (2018)

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

1. Gender & business executives: ReferenceUSA Database, Tulsa City-County Library, 12/17/17 & 1/12/18; U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey, 2016 1-Year Estimates
2. Geography & sales volume: ReferenceUSA Database, Tulsa City-County Library, 12/17/17; U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey, 2015 5-Year Estimates
3. Geography & payday loans: ReferenceUSA Database, Tulsa City-County Library, 11/14/17 & 01/12/2018; U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey, 2015 5-Year Estimates
4. Race & unemployment: U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey, 2016 1-Year Estimates
5. Geography & existing jobs: U.S. Census Bureau, Census OnTheMap, 2015, 2015 5-Year Estimates
6. Geography & labor force participation: U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey, 2015 5-Year Estimates
7. Geography & income at or above self-sufficiency : U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey, 2015 5-Year Estimates
8. Race & median household income: U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey, 2016 1-Year Estimates
9. Educational attainment & income: U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey, 2016 1-Year Estimates

Education

10. Race & suspensions: Office of Educational Quality and Accountability [Oklahoma], School Profiles, SY 2015/2016
11. Race & student mobility: Office of Educational Quality and Accountability [Oklahoma], School Profiles, SY 2015/2016
12. Income & dropouts: Office of Educational Quality and Accountability [Oklahoma], School Profiles, SY 2015/2016
13. Geography & emergency teacher certification: Oklahoma State Department of Education, SY 2016/2017
14. Race & Advanced Placement (AP) courses: Tulsa Public Schools, School Profiles, SY 2015/2016
15. Income & School A-F report card score: Office of Educational Quality and Accountability [Oklahoma], School Profiles, SY 2015/2016
16. Income & elementary school reading proficiency: Oklahoma State Department of Education, SY 2016/2017
17. English language learners (ELL) & graduation rates: Oklahoma State Department of Education, SY 2016/2017
18. Race & college completion: U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey, 2016 1-Year Estimates

Housing

19. Race & home ownership: U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey, 2016 1-Year Estimates
20. Race & home purchase loan denial: Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council, Conventional Purchases by Race
21. Income & rent burden: U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey, 2016 1-Year Estimates
22. Race & homeless youth: Youth Services Tulsa (by request); U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey, 2016 1-Year Estimates
23. Veterans & homelessness: Homeless Management Information System, Annual Homeless Assessment Report to Congress; U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey, 2016 1-Year Estimates
24. Disability & homelessness: Homeless Management Information System, Annual Homeless Assessment Report to Congress; U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey, 2016 1-Year Estimates
25. Race & overcrowding: U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey, 2016 1-Year Estimates
26. Geography & housing choice vouchers: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Housing Choice Vouchers by Census Tract; U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey, 2015 5-Year Estimates
27. Geography & housing complaints: Tulsa Health Department (by request); U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey, 2016

Justice

28. Race & juvenile arrests: Tulsa Police Department (by request); U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey, 2016 1-Year Estimates
29. Race & adult arrests: Tulsa Police Department (by request); U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey, 2016 1-Year Estimates
30. Gender & arrests: Tulsa Police Department (by request); U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey, 2016 1-Year Estimates; Federal Bureau of Investigation, Uniform Crime Reporting: National Incident-Based Reporting System; U.S. Census Bureau, 2016, Population Estimates Program
31. Race & Tulsa Police Department employees: Tulsa Police Department, Internal Affairs Annual Report; U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey, 2016 1-Year Estimates
32. Gender & Tulsa Police Department employees: Tulsa Police Department, Internal Affairs Annual Report; U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey, 2016 1-Year Estimates
33. Race & officer use of force: Tulsa Police Department, Internal Affairs Annual Report; U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey, 2016 1-Year Estimates
34. Children & abuse and neglect: Oklahoma Department of Human Services, Annual Report FY2015; Child Welfare Information Gateway, Child Maltreatment 2015: Summary of Key Findings
35. Race & homicide victimization: Tulsa Police Department (by request); U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey, 2016 1-Year Estimates
36. Geography & calls to Domestic Violence Intervention Services (DVIS): Domestic Violence Intervention Services (by request); U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey, 2015 5-Year Estimates

Public Health

37. Race & health insurance : U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey, 2016 1-Year Estimates
38. Geography & emergency room use : Health Data & Evaluation, Tulsa Health Department (by request); U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey, 2015 5-Year Estimates
39. Veterans & Veterans Affairs (VA) clinics appointment wait time : 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 Period Ending: October 2017
40. Race & infant mortality : Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH), Center for Health Statistics, Health Care Information, Vital Statistics 2013-2015, on Oklahoma Statistics on Health Available for Everyone (OK2SHARE)
41. Geography & life expectancy past age of retirement: Health Data & Evaluation, Tulsa Health Department (by request), Life Expectancy by Zip Code, 2013-2015; U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey, 2015 5-Year Estimates; U.S. Social Security Administration, 2015
42. Race & heart disease mortality: Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH), Center for Health Statistics, Health Care Information, Vital Statistics 2013-2015, on Oklahoma Statistics on Health Available for Everyone (OK2SHARE)
43. Race & teen birth rate : Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH), Center for Health Statistics, Health Care Information, Vital Statistics 2015, on Oklahoma Statistics on Health Available for Everyone (OK2SHARE)
44. Race & low birthweight : Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH), Center for Health Statistics, Health Care Information, Vital Statistics 2015, on Oklahoma Statistics on Health Available for Everyone (OK2SHARE)
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; Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS); U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey, 2015 5-Year Estimates

Services

46. Geography & vacant housing units: U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey, 2015 5-Year Estimates, Table B25002; U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey, 2015 5-Year Estimates
47. Geography & public city parks with playgrounds : City of Tulsa, Open Data, December 2017; U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey, 2015 5-Year Estimates
48. Geography & public library hours: Tulsa City-County Library, Locations within City of Tulsa, Hours of Operation, November 2017; U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey, 2015 5-Year Estimates
49. Race & government representation : City of Tulsa (by request), Authorities, Boards, and Commissions Dashboard, December 2017; U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey; U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey, 2016 1-Year Estimates
50. Geography & voter registration: Oklahoma State Election Board (by request); U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey, 2015 5-Year Estimates
51. Geography & Home Owners Associations (HOAs): City of Tulsa, Open Data, December 2017; U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey, 2015 5-Year Estimates
52. Geography & bus stops : Metro Tulsa Transit Authority (by request), December 2017; U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey, 2015 5-Year Estimates
53. Mode of transportation & commute time : U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey, 2016 1-Year Estimates
54. Geography & bikeability : Indian Nations Council of Governments (INCOG) (by request), City of Tulsa and Riverparks Authority, 2017