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.