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Texas
County
Overall Prosperity
Inclusive Societies
Safety and Security
Personal Freedom
Social Capital
Open Economies
Business Environment
Infrastructure
Economic Quality
Empowered People
Living Conditions
Health
Education
Natural Environment
Collin1741121326732259151198
Kendall2535472125812128328631
Williamson343102128192810174463841
Denton48612014332326251413354132
Travis5174221180104521037494617
Rockwall6456441233718302055287126
Midland7561431662203933432511948
Gillespie8213096403145584912529306
Fort Bend912414291053329381616122234
Montgomery1096114111281513241191010102245
Hays118114824938106201848772338
Comal121281292617121531113013141113167
Mason133744206274450992628132332875
Mills14141820258491053915555567711861
Borden1584732484660102152614123125113
Dallas16241246101221157935212097205
Tarrant1720222988754710630292441219
Glasscock183235237323978141154785347201
Childress194218417571926316474621518662
Parker20658831306638801461931293859
Carson21274223312124221678217126316169
Archer22403120716310721181231891132066
Stonewall23283223924452401937801248711336
Randall242012346622268542101118361024
Brazos25162181227424462112622741911209
Cooke26149146711851337352043241118978
Somervell273951171251081809413227896417124
Shackelford2859552217534351141183216914329
Sterling29512519110624112638410437168122
Sutton3057562126952715910465648680152
Austin311011059011169151339624221378137
King32102252170784721641042195164127
Guadalupe3315815425218581784810716131633195
McMullen341311112467691200103251536149192
Blanco351151171557861138698829142265711
Hansford36151719579983219921935384139198
Ellis37108135294346134499249175048227
Bandera381069010621997193432162310027524
Bexar39253254624066117144152167229
Wilson401226925420516119413417794233484
Hood41718652596765761317538110110160
Young429183130155401911919991192297235
San Saba4326261915694226419810782159151101
Taylor44198225333620221517957991894028
Lubbock45233250232814161715639155691992
Fannin46546181601151629516360351508399
Grayson471471632190352732183696318446133
Brazoria481191311514055110775071261825251
Harris492502522021032961113791561247
Tom Green50242239861561836141473272104655
Oldham517192451120815623215142658939147
Kerr5219620464139656952185208845323
Kimble533628205146721048910114421552134134
Briscoe54222123561133311901099419310636166
Wise5561795635961601011137969122103106
Garza5692801901294319542571323012824058
Erath5794107687012510717953311011071877
Scurry5812010613419132882912113071142190136
Moore59100911161951111336720142179229231
Kaufman601031243265811465120159349766189
Smith611842093083361761115588310854100
Foard62122412119023710717313314818376168
Throckmorton63322368018722020710109200889372
Armstrong6416232471723323921211225204729170
Menard6522232481861222041491252235575158
Sherman66252422357130124196321217367177204
El Paso6721217152534148281923793288755
Johnson681271412882471353715011051105170175
Martin6955122167284233701613612281156187
Burnet701231266396851411117062167995514
Washington71151161797362813685661031177043
Delta721112196771932071251279213013337199
Lavaca7377821228612887192476314112626121
Montague741051041231276810383100975921411486
Hale751441398416842112459911158175149150
Kent766376244151422381055172147597495
Colorado7799101111113127941737156378084173
McLennan78186216504712744731699815360239
Galveston79229237171612210536288324231249
Loving8042342534995200130121686796231179
Hemphill81899621129150392491348905742172
Hopkins8262607512389661248714920113812283
Waller8315915754148100168117674577439073
Andrews842252201251691014564015217372199119
Schleicher853137227342212462134647203442156
Callahan86304516420184185912461011571955663
Burleson8779871286416310114619968669810079
Roberts8819132421382392422349541504045200
Lipscomb8923202229922821322938674578126131
Crockett906749217200141412353610616883115111
Nacogdoches91168167451584843501531312112105325
Jack92126119172978212116018126117145136129
Lee9311097132189864216534140154132132153
Brewster94160160170711655416419326150382418
Fisher958775210100123230112171282304888105
Comanche9614814514313480117110721031881437142
Jackson97125118138142147961869370549463196
Concho982922228137136621848019121241237145
Coke993436219622142321062179012868101144
Hardin10058136119320020310919578152181699
Lampasas1011186711324918512613223746751445916
Hartley102155151194891402481685512331140185
Fayette103142153985210134181451151065662232
Deaf Smith1041541331272326390162815392130210143
Refugio1058571188144158166972311059771182135
Stephens1061451271691879272142601236123017622
Caldwell1071141506916991527218215513461227117
Baylor10810210821642238218220102211611515104
Franklin1091771751589315214015516934137931268
Motley11013142404119724318729177158124185193
Gonzales1111671581181795397932417117416919171
Crosby11212162013816813121075205146182249155
Hunt113172194435488143127529817012510230
Donley1148074220852181372431185211511914182
Bowie11523122838212644957181774721958102
Angelina1161781743619659826012815616922210682
Panola11713712510318313711513717095702079694
Wheeler118757019972172792462212495120124191
Runnels119141137162981118913810513518611814547
Dickens120111982309517813622869811027312996
La Salle12141291822031732491563317515158233151
Live Oak1222002001521335711866681457630193230
Robertson1231121151338479164851101894614885252
Coryell124183147422501609574248384810110910
Upton12552432151141802361663016015974216114
Edwards126334123419202250221151572353518367
Dimmit12773501632341021891205420421316522888
Hardeman12846462086611612916941220228244187140
Wichita129246242482253021686414127253104161
Hamilton1301091131756719815121714476912064944
Crane13144392031022241922311721121667915750
Mitchell132937817417616916518910813440215186116
Walker133165166441431181477920810813810915840
Palo Pinto1341211109218412112017548166116213169141
Potter13524524982459916125207127248162221
Van Zandt13666685110621117222317510012016011152
De Witt1371971971211351052417691918012915053
Yoakum138989417310410311813177190112116239202
Irion13972572496323524420911761210224485
Bastrop140169223371412615778218964449164212
Goliad14117813412192161002261796075153245
Hutchinson142193184117160561553416217628168135243
Lamar1431911875918151866474183145239123197
Gaines14468621121459311613555230204146251154
Winkler14550471781071461812003520613919625081
Dallam1461951991858125141442218105199248210
Val Verde14714313262221135148129158139179762322
Bosque1483538126120232159222224137111121143183
Victoria14913322644776062197198164177165226
Upshur1501361401106820516119120664331927980
Nolan15124324115914129754658178153228148164
Culberson15292231222217253140186211172174220213
Reagan1536052209117215235218271479666223156
San Patricio1542282082724890169472151023995166203
Rains155484014915923418624716812018113611733
Brown15618820274921797323878501119382107
Ochiltree157766616612619221214586163129186189115
Chambers1582092136714713219011814085813227242
Gray1592362381071125493735616741245175180
Nueces16025425372472733231881462539131248
Bell161247230192528310027247826813112860
Howard1622482437622917109138420387187246208
Haskell163645319315015321033228209231208174159
Medina164189172602331991321712253684626831
Clay16515614420015118822586194869418835190
Wilbarger16620818314721416771863245208246219223
Cameron1671761823231110765623817020292195108
Aransas168252248101193736440233871401717332
Bailey169906318722817722716128180107154234110
Jeff Davis170474822931251251236230531971750118
Parmer171695816815212911418844227205141238206
Zapata172821422432012249621423725213724523
Uvalde17322321097226112841221351185717321320
Lynn174153169198181433014721315419113492184
Webb1751711901208156133922361192147015515
Cottle176493323816421023118366187156152214165
Orange1771302069157012310842238113247141250
Ector17822724018115507026209194162180230109
Karnes1792131881372171515220389898546161146
Red River180116109153110122171113145214217252146123
Terrell181140128243502412522503140553494142
Llano18288771081882075720122315923860127128
Coleman1838389177511949823312218117625014737
Swisher1842182051831621132087143148118166172139
Collingsworth185242522537247234251137138110161121178
Knox186170170214441702287518712716585144138
Wood187138138651492121112062071171872017719
Frio1881329912024114513910422019712610025370
Hudspeth18938111612511572548412424924690243222
McCulloch190113100179153159232379020023415520769
Bee1911571528719416618310223416418514919827
Gregg19224424553108751114311116212121181214
Castro1931079318117818220913976185192114196186
Calhoun19424924711517428745439213178103142244
Hill195117116771212371502521591148619813765
Kinney196181521311825424724425273135549557
Eastland197152159129551761282149417219923110589
Newton1986914420625022216725318420920216391
Navarro199181177581771149914881199143217188218
Jones200166178140391751708724516517512320364
Atascosa2012031766124416216316314314319102201225
Wharton202211207702021345919365174109170179207
Henderson20321622239136148167150148161160226112120
Hockley2041941961041191718020212315818415815976
Milam205135121100186149144151160223108238171238
Leon206827213117323161245198182190172116217
Hidalgo207232179225416491552541292066513387
Jim Wells2082352247323074518216521024317819793
Brooks20914610318624610922331167246251216200171
Shelby2101751649919011740157116228244205154211
Camp21118017314513222314221921112218914751163
Freestone2129795124124206177195196216114234125241
Kleberg21324022788223155130172129151194112130149
Madison2141611561411302361742531381161631679946
Pecos215199193136166144153154136192171157209181
Maverick216150134472361961821162421962362092127
Ward2171901911541091678119713918614423322234
Harrison2181921988311612056149114229198242108235
Grimes21920720193201131125121176212182224152224
Willacy220205189114220104196825123323319124790
Real221785921818224621420821917318313920474
Kenedy222163180250131386823914235248162173216
Cherokee22322221755207154127153178193229225120130
Hall2241048522419721655242166225242190178194
Liberty225238235352111951751232391421252032068
Jefferson2262042514078744115120248131221138253
Titus22721721585157766388133251136164184254
Jim Hogg228201019723825321724023222124082242148
Starr229179155462451911976525021524919420812
Houston23013913010516522525254157224227227205162
Cochran231173162226103174179182134236226200236174
Morris2322372311501722202021859715016119798157
Rusk23322623295881198398202244180204180246
Matagorda23423923678192139184128152222207163160233
Anderson2352102034920918158215154219221243167176
Floyd23623423319210118921590191195133135235177
Sabine237134123160131242187225240208239185107220
Jasper23818516880216183158159204242196235181237
Marion23918718516594204191158227231149254192215
Falls240706520453248205177249239232220241125
Tyler24122121410918022717617824120222422322113
Lamb242164149146215222204174142241225212194228
Trinity2439584139198249188248243232218240226112
Zavala2441299215624223022917018025225015625426
Reeves24521518613522724315422724418819514021897
Duval24622419515723920319818019023424717622451
Presidio247512718923725224524122125325312725221
Polk24818216557235226149198229247245232215188
San Jacinto2492142129415424019919423521722024121139
Limestone250220211102199213108205212243177237202236
Cass2512192198916722917321122224022223691240
Dawson2522512441482242096722620022623721822549
Terry253206192151204245219224203250241251244103
San Augustine25423021817621324420623018925425424921754
Column Definitions
Safety and Security

The Safety & Security pillar measures the degree to which mass killings and injuries, violent crime, and property crime destabilize the security of individuals, both immediately and through longer lasting effects.

Personal Freedom

The Personal Freedom pillar measures progress towards basic legal rights, individual liberties, and social tolerance.

Governance

The Governance pillar measures the extent to which there are checks and restraints on power and whether government operates effectively and without corruption.

Social Capital

The Social Capital pillar measures the strength of personal and social relationships, institutional trust, social networks, and civic participation.

Business Environment

The Business Environment pillar measures the entrepreneurial environment, business infrastructure, access to credit, labor market flexibility, and price distortions for goods and services.

Infrastructure

The Infrastructure pillar measures the quality of the infrastructure that facilities trade – from telecommunications and transport to the availability and reliability of resources.

Economic Quality

The Economic Quality pillar measures how well the economy is equipped to generate wealth sustainably and with the full engagement of its workforce.

Living Conditions

The Living Conditions pillar measures the degree to which a reasonable quality of life is experienced by all, including material resources, shelter, basic services, and connectivity.

Health

The Health pillar measures the health of the population, their illness and risk factors, and access to the services to maintain good health, including health systems, as well as health outcomes including mortality rates.

Education

The Education pillar measures the access to, and quality of, the four stages of education (pre-primary, primary, secondary, and tertiary), as well as the education level of the adult population.

Natural Environment

The Natural Environment pillar measures the aspects of the physical environment that have an immediate impact on people in their daily lives and also those that impact the prosperity of future generations.

How to use this table

The rankings tables show how 50 states and Washington D.C. plus 1,196 counties in 12 selected states compare across the different domains, pillars, elements, and indicators of the American Dream Prosperity Index. (Please note, element and indicator rankings are only displayed for the state level Index but are available for counties in the county profile datasheets available to download.)

We endeavor to create an Index that is methodologically sound, so have consulted a working group of academics and experts with knowledge spanning all of the metrics in the Index to determine the best way to measure prosperity across the U.S.

Our methodology is based on the concept of three domains, capturing institutional, economic, and social wellbeing, that are equally essential to prosperity. These domains are measured through 11 pillars, built upon 48 actionable policy areas (elements), and underpinned by over 200 indicators. For details of how each pillar, element, and indicator is currently weighted in the Index, you can download a copy of our full methodology report in the Downloads section of the site, along with the full 2021 dataset.

However, we know that different people may have different views on how important each metric is to a state or county's prosperity. So, we have created a Weightings tool that allows you to assign different weights - that is, different levels of importance - to the pillars, elements, and indicators.

If you click on the 'Adjust Weightings' button, you can choose to assign each metric in the current ranking table a value from x0 to x2 of the default ADPI weighting. The tool will then re-calculate the rankings based on your preferences. [Please note that the weighting function is intended to provide only an indicative understanding of how changing the weights can affect the rankings. For more information, please don't hesitate to contact us.]

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Weighting

This tool allows you to up- or down-weight individual metrics depending on what is important to you. Once you have made your selection, click the X in the top right corner or back onto the main page, and the table will update to provide an indication of the impact that change would have on a state or county's rank. The default ADPI setting weights all metrics as per our Index methodology (available to read in full in the Downloads section). Please note the resultant rankings are indicative only. For more details, please click on the 'How to use this table' button.

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The Governance pillar is not included in the table above as there is no county variation in Governance, all counties have been given the state score value.

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