Data We Are Tracking

To inform our understanding of Indianapolis’ biggest challenges and opportunities, we continuously monitor key data points on the state of education, health and the vitality of Indianapolis. We believe that sharing this information can be helpful to local and state partners, as we work together to improve our city and the lives of its people.

In Indianapolis, too many students have low academic achievement. The need is especially high for low-income and minority students.

For additional data on academic outcomes, visit the Indiana Department of Education Compass and School and Corporation Data Reports.

Tobacco use and opioid abuse in Indianapolis continue to outpace national averages, driving poor health outcomes.

For additional data on tobacco, visit Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids.

For additional data on the opioid epidemic, visit NextLevel Recovery Indiana and the Indiana State Department of Health.

Central Indiana’s life sciences sector is a key driver of the overall economy and a significant source of high-paying jobs in Indianapolis and across the state.

To ensure that the sector continues to thrive, it is critical to develop, attract and retain top STEM talent. Low academic achievement in math and science among Indianapolis students may threaten this sector by limiting supply of STEM-trained graduates—and worsen job prospects for these students.

For additional data on the life sciences sector, visit BioCrossroads.

For additional data on academic outcomes related to STEM, visit the Indiana Department of Education Compass and School and Corporation Data Reports.