The Opportunity Index

Where you live shouldn’t determine how far you can go in life. The Opportunity Index is the nation’s first – and only – tool to holistically measure opportunity.

About Opportunity Nation
Opportunity Nation envisions the United States as a nation where everyone – regardless of where they were born – has equal access to opportunity, economic mobility, and success at all stages of life.


Through the efforts of our Coalition and findings from the Opportunity Index, Opportunity Nation works to combat inequality and ensure that people of all ages can thrive and succeed. We take a data-driven, bipartisan, cross-sector approach to ensuring America’s young people have a strong foundation towards future success.


Measure Access to Opportunity
Our annual Opportunity Index measures economic, educational and civic factors that foster economic mobility at both the county and state levels.

Advance Bipartisan Legislation
We promote common-sense, bipartisan approaches to increase access to education, tackle the skills gap and expand opportunity for young adults.

Convene Cross-Sector Groups
We convene diverse groups through the National Opportunity Summit, Opportunity Index updates, policy briefings, and other events across the country that lead to innovative collaborations and partnerships.

For all resources related to Opportunity Nation.

Opportunity Index User Guide
Metro-Level Opportunity Index

Changing the odds for young people has never been more important