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Data availability and definitions

This website presents indicators pulled from a variety of sources, which means that data is not available for the same categories and groups across all indicators. All the available data might not be immediately visible on an indicator visualization, but can always be accessed through the filters provided. Consult the visualization below to find out which categories of data are available for a given indicator, or which indicators present data for a certain category. This document (.xlsx) provides the indicator data in table format.

Defining groups

Data are presented for the racial and ethnic, income, or other groups for which data are available. For income, the federal poverty line as calculated by the U.S. Census Bureau provides the standard across various source. For race, the standard groups across many data sources are: American Indian, Asian, Black, Hispanic, and White.

Among these five groups are many different identity groups that may differ in language, nationality, culture, ethnicity, or history. Outcomes between these smaller groups may be dissimilar though they exist within the same overarching race category. These dissimilarities are not evident when looking at the data for the five overarching race categories. As data collection practices evolve, we recommend striving to collect data that can be reported with more granularity—especially by race, nationality, language and ethnicity—in order to more accurately reflect the changing demographics of our state.

On this website, breakdowns are provided for some sub-groups, as the data allowed. These breakdowns are not available consistently across indicators due to data collection or time and resource constraints.

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