Equity in Delaware
Partners in Equity
The Equity Counts Data Center is a joint project of the Delaware Department of Health and Social Services, United Way of Delaware, and the Delaware Racial Justice Collaborative.
Pillars of Equity
What Is Equity, and Why Does It Matter?
United Way Worldwide describes equity as "the intentional inclusion of everyone in society. Equity is achieved when systemic, institutional, and historical barriers based on race, gender, sexual orientation, and other identities are dismantled and no longer predict socioeconomic, education, and health outcomes."
In short, today, the opportunity to participate and prosper in American society is not the same for all. Evidence of racial and other disparities appears in numerous measures of well-being—which the Equity Counts Data Center groups under "pillars" of health, education, criminal justice, and wealth creation. The Data Center is designed to help Delawareans explore these equity pillars at the state and Zip code level—and thereby motivate and support communities toward inclusion and equity action.
Math and reading assessments, graduation rates, and other education indicators.Go to this pillar
Data that help illustrate disparities related to the criminal justice system.Go to this pillar
Equity Report Locations
The state level report facilitates comparison of smaller geographic units within Delaware (i.e. Zip codes) along several demographic measures relevant to equity.
Zip Code Reports
Community reports are available for the following Zip codes and compile key indicators across the Pillars of Equity, enabling a granular understanding of equity in local contexts.
New Castle County
All Data Center Topics
- Preventative Healthcare
- Chronic Disease and Health Outcomes
- Adverse Childhood Experiences
- COVID Statistics
- Suspensions and Expulsions
- Student Assessment Performance
- Student Enrollment and Graduation Rates
- Youth Risk Factors
- Income and Poverty