Opportunity Zones

data.delaware.gov | Last Updated 23 Sep 2022

Opportunity Zones are a new community development program established by Congress as a part of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, they are designed to encourage long-term private investments in low-income communities. This program provides a federal tax incentive for taxpayers who reinvest unrealized capital gains into "Opportunity Funds," which are specialized vehicles dedicated to investing in low-income areas called "Opportunity Zones."The zones themselves are to be comprised of low-income community census tracts and designated by governors in every state. South Carolina designated 25 percent of qualifying census tracts as an Opportunity Zone. Qualifying Zones are based on the 2011-2015 American Community Survey.

This dataset has the following 21 columns:

Column NameAPI Column NameData TypeSample Values
the_geomthe_geommultipolygon
OBJECTIDobjectidnumber
FIPSfipstext
COUNTYcountytext
POPULATIONpopulationnumber
SQMIsqminumber
DDDdddtext
BROWNFIELDbrownfieldnumber
DESCRdescrtext
PERCAP_INCpercap_incnumber
LABOR_RATElabor_ratenumber
LABOR_INSUlabor_insunumber
HIGHSCHOOLhighschoolnumber
MED_HH_INCmed_hh_incnumber
OCC_HOUSINocc_housinnumber
MED_MO_HOUmed_mo_hounumber
GINI_INDEXgini_indexnumber
MNRTY_POPmnrty_popnumber
Perc_Mnrtyperc_mnrtynumber
SHAPE.AREAshape_areanumber
SHAPE.LENshape_lennumber