The Opportunity Atlas

The map shows regions that you can select. If you zoom it in enough, you can select census tracts. For a given region or census tract, you can see how people born 1978-1983 and grew up there are doing in household income and various other measures like college graduation rate and incarceration rate. You can also see some of the measures for subsets based on parents’ income (low = 25th percentile, middle = median, high = 75th percentile; see ), race, and gender.

Super interesting…a little hard for me to figure it out though…

Note that various other types of information is available in the map. For example, you can select “fraction non-white in 2010” and see striking patterns of segregation by census tract in some areas (e.g. Milwaukee, Baltimore, Chicago, Atlanta metro areas).