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Determinants of Equity data tool

Learn more about the County’s determinants of equity and the methods used to define them.


King County has identified 15 determinants of equity outlined in Ordinance 16948. These population-level indicators help us better understand disparities and opportunities to make a difference across the communities we serve.

Explore the determinants using the links on this page. You'll find data for each determinant, including maps, charts, and graphics.

The tool contains data that varies from a point in time to 10+ years of data. It will be updated as new data becomes available.


Learn more about the methodology we used to develop the determinants of equity (this could be the same thing you use as the page summary.


Determinants of equity terms and definitions.

Summaries of community engagement

Learn how we used existing community input to inform the determinants of equity.

Indicator data disaggregation index

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Determinants of equity data tool

The Determinants of Equity interactive tool allows you to understand and analyze equity conditions in 15 key areas and track progress over time.

Using the tool

The King County Determinants of Equity tool provides a snapshot of how well communities are doing relative to other communities in the region or nationally.

The tool supports equity gap analyses to inform policy and program development. Data has been disaggregated by race and other demographic and intersectional characteristics, where possible.

Policymakers and program managers are encouraged to use the dashboard to inform policy and program development and budget decisions. The tool is also intended for community members and community-based organizations to better understand disparities in King County as they work to advance equity and social justice goals.

What are we measuring?

The Determinants of Equity tool includes population-level indicators aimed at measuring people’s real and tangible opportunities to thrive. The indicators reflect the societal and institutional factors that impact people’s lives, such as physical and social environment, economic growth and opportunities, and access to health, education, and social services that can either serve or hinder people’s opportunities to thrive and life outcomes.

Why the determinants of equity matter

In order to become a welcoming community where every person can thrive, we must understand where inequities exist and which groups experience inequities the most. This understanding allows us to develop policies, programs, and budgets that focus on where needs are greatest so that we contribute to more equitable outcomes for all people in our communities.