Description: Equity focus areas are Census tracts that represent communities where the rate of people of color (POC) or people with limited English proficiency (LEP) is greater than the regional average, or people with low income, i.e., incomes equal to or less than 200% of the Federal Poverty Level (LI). Additionally the density (persons per acre) of one or more of these populations must be double the regional average. The original development of the equity focus areas occurred in conjunction with the 2018 Regional Transportation Plan and were informed through discussions of the transportation equity work group, regional advisory committees (TPAC, MTAC, JPACT, and MPAC), four Regional Leadership Forums, and direction from Metro Council. The equity focus areas here are based on data from the current American Community Survey 5-year estimates. We include census tracts outside the Metro boundary. However, only census tracts inside the Metro jurisdictional boundary were used when determining criteria to qualify a census tract as an equity focus area.