About the Opportunity Zone Eligibility Tool
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Opportunity Zone Designation Filter

Default option: All Designated Opportunity Zones
Used the drop-down menu to change the Census Tract designation to Undesignated Low-Income Communities, Undesignated Eligible Contiguous Tracts, or Ineligible Tracts. This feature will allow the user to visualize the differences between designations on the map.

Select State

Default option: All states
Use the drop-down menu to select a state or set of states.

  1. Uncheck the option “All” in the Select State menu
  2. Check the state(s) required for your filter
  3. Press Apply in the Select State menu
  4. The Map can be manually zoomed in and out of

County

Default option: All Counties
Use the drop-down menu to select a county or set of counties.

  1. Uncheck the option “All” in the County menu
  2. Check the state(s) required for your filter
  3. Press Apply in the County menu
  4. The map can be manually zoomed in and out 

Other Filters

The following are a set of filters that can be used to narrow down specific criteria. Please see the Data Dictionary for more information on the Federal Programs below.

Rural Urban, Intersects Tribal Tract(s), Includes NMTC Investment(s), Intersects Promise Zone(s), Includes Section 538 project(s), Includes CDBG Project(s), Includes Sect.
514 or 515, project(s), Intersects Choice Neighborhood(s), Includes Empowerment Zone(s), Qualified Census Tract

Enterprise Community Partners – Opportunity360 Filters

Each of the outcome indices is scaled to a range of 0-100 to represent each census tract's national percentile rank. State and regional percentile ranks are similarly calculated for each of those areas. The “region” is the Core-Based Statistical Area (CBSA) in which the tract exists.

For tracts not located in a CBSA (primarily rural tracts), the region is the county in which the tract exists. Interpretation A tract with a score of 80 in the Housing Stability index would imply that people in that neighborhood are more housing stable than people in 80 percent of the neighborhoods in the nation. A score of 50 means the tract is in the 50th percentile—half of all tracts in the country have higher scores and half have lower scores.

The region and state scores reflect the percentile ranking of the selected tract as compared to all other tracts within those areas. For all indices, higher values indicate more desirable outcomes, while lower values represent less desirable outcomes.

Clearing Filters

There are two ways to clear filters in the Tableau dashboard. Use the “Showing All Values” button on the top right-hand side of the filter drop down menu. Please note: This button only shows up when the curser is hovering over the top right-hand side of the filter drop down menu. The other way is to change the filter from current selection back to the default “All” option.

Navigation

Use the arrows at the top to navigate between sections of the tool.

View List of Tract IDs

Select a group of tracts using the map toolbar tools. A menu will automatically appear with the option to "See a List of Selected Tracts". This button will navigate to another page which will provide a list of the Tract IDs selected.

Examples of Uses

The first page is used to filter opportunity zones using state, county, urban or rural, tribal tract intersection, and Federal place-based program as filters. This functionality will allow the user to narrow down zones based on these specific criteria.
The page following the filter zones page will allow the user to compare Census designated tracts to Undesignated Low-Income Communities, Undesignated Eligible
Contiguous Tracts, and Ineligible Tracts using a variety of variables by state. This tool highlights the differences between each designation type.

More about the Opportunity Zones program.

More information about the variables used.