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The Equity Indicators are designed to measure the fairness and justice in outcomes for and treatment of groups of people, across five thematic areas:  Economic Opportunity, Education, Neighborhoods and Infrastructure, Justice and Government, and Public Health. Each of the five themes is broken down into four topics, and each topic is then subdivided into three indicators, for a total of 60 indicators.

The themes are based on City Council priorities, consultation with the City Manager and leadership, community engagement, and existing planning efforts. The indicators within each theme are based on their current and historical relevance to the city and the availability of reliable, accurate, regularly collected, and publicly available data.

The tool compares outcomes for each indicator between two population groups (e.g. two racial/ethnic or socioeconomic groups) and assigns a score from 1 to 100 based on the size of the disparity in outcomes between the two groups, with 100 representing no disparity.

It is important to keep in mind these scores assess the disparity in outcomes between two groups, not overall outcomes. A high score does not necessarily indicate positive outcomes, just that outcomes are similar for both groups.

The Equity Indicators is intended to be used as a framework for residents, businesses and nonprofit leaders, City administrators, and elected officials to understand where to focus public policy and institutional power to improve outcomes for all residents. The City of Dallas is making these findings publicly available so communities can hold the City accountable for its efforts. 

DALLAS Equity Indicators REPORT

Download the report above or view the indicators online.


Download the report above or view the goals online.

As cities across the country grapple with widening disparities between rich and poor, between those with opportunity and those without, Resilient Dallas helps advance an understanding that for a city to be resilient, these gaps must be addressed.

Pioneered by the Rockefeller Foundation, 100 Resilient Cities (100RC) is dedicated to helping cities around the world become more resilient to the physical, social, and economic challenges that are a growing part of the 21st century. This plan intends to help the City of Dallas become more responsive to adverse events and better able to deliver basic functions to all populations in good times and bad.

View the Resilient Dallas goals dashboard online here

In developing the FY 2021-22 and FY 2022-23 biennial budget, we considered how to deploy Responsible, Equitable, Accountable, and Legitimate (R.E.A.L.) Investments in Dallas to respond to immediate needs and prepare for the future.

Per state law, the City Council adopts an annual budget; with our biennial budget approach, it can do so with the assurance the policies and services included are sustainable.

During the annual budget development process, City Management works with the City Council to establish or affirm the strategic priorities of the City. The City’s budget is organized around major investments in these priority areas: 1) Economic Development, 2) Environment & Sustainability, 3) Government Performance & Financial Management, 4) Housing & Homeless Solutions, 5) Public Safety, 6) Quality of Life, Arts, & Culture, 7) Transportation & Infrastructure, 8) Workforce, Education, & Equity. 

As part of the City's financial transparency efforts you can view the City's progress on 35 performance measures aligned to the eight strategic priorities on the Dallas 365 dashboard. Stop by monthly to see the latest data.


Download the budget by clicking above.