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Child Opportunity Index: How is your neighborhood for raising kids?

Posted: 6:12 PM, Jan 22, 2020
Updated: 2020-01-22 20:31:50-05
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PHOENIX — How is your neighborhood for raising kids?

This past week Diversity Data Kids in partnership with Brandeis University released the Child Opportunity Index. The index uses data for the country’s 100 largest metro areas and scores them in areas such as education, health and environment, as well as social and economic factors.

Madison Wisconsin received the highest score of all metro areas in the country with an 83 out of 100. The Phoenix metro scored 43, well under the national median of 55.

The index went further than just the nation’s metros however. It also provided scores and rankings of over 144,000 neighborhoods across the country.

ABC15 drilled into the neighborhood data for all of Arizona.

Check out how your neighborhood was ranked on the map below (scores are ranked 1-100):