to track progress toward the California Dream

For too long the California Dream has not included equal opportunity for everyone. 

The California Dream Index tracks progress toward a more equitable California where all can prosper. Measuring 10 trackable indicators for economic mobility, security and inclusion through one powerful platform, data can be analyzed by race and ethnicity, region, and county, providing the ability to do “apples to apples” regional comparisons across the state.  

If we are to achieve a truly equitable California, we must be accountable. The California Dream Index will help hold policymakers, decision-makers, and ourselves accountable for progress.

Explore the Map

Compare the data

Map of California for the California Dream Index

Check out the state map and explore the data by race, ethnicity and region. See how Californians across different regions and counties are doing.

Explore Places

Compare counties, regions and more

See how different areas, counties and regions are fairing over time. With the ability to do an “apples to apples” comparison, you’ll be able to analyze data like never before.

Explore the Indicators

Track, measure and analyze

With 10 primary indicators, there are numerous ways to track, measure and analyze how people and places are doing.

Hear Our Voices

Read about Californians journey’s to achieve their California Dream and the relentless work to ensure shared prosperity for all.

Helping California’s diverse small farmers thrive through drought and upheaval
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UC Small Farm Advisor assists Central Valley farmers navigate regulations and other challenges big and small

Teacher inspires students through real-world projects and cutting-edge tech
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Ventura County teacher uses 3D printers, lasers and other tools to reach students in his STEM classes

Sowing the Seeds of Community Engagement in the Central Valley
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As regions respond to calls for racial equity and equitable economic recoveries, Geri Yang-Johnson shares her journey to building solutions rooted in authentic community engagement.

Get Involved

The California Dream Index brings together a community of practice committed to using data to inform policies and strategies that help all Californians prosper.

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