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Interactive: Arts Vibrancy Across the U.S.

Click on a county to find out how it ranks

What factors make up a community's arts vibrancy, and which cities possess them? We provide scores for every county's Arts Dollars, Arts Providers, Government Support, Socio-economic and Other Leisure characteristics. This way, when you read in the SMU DataArts report how these community characteristics drive performance, you can also see your community's relative strength on each characteristic. The scores are on a scale of 0-100 with 100 being highest. The scores are akin to percentiles - i.e., if your county's score on a measure is 56, it means it did better than 56% of counties on that measure.

The Art Vibrancy score is the result of a variety of sources including: US Census Bureau, IRS 990s, DataArts' Cultural Data Profile, Theatre Communications Group, League of American Orchestras, National Endowment for the Arts, Institute of Museum and Library Services, and National Assembly of State Arts Agencies. Find more details in the Arts Vibrancy Index (PDF).

New this year is the ability to view the counties that are mentioned in the Arts Vibrancy Index Report! Click Other Maps and toggle Top Counties in US to view the Large, Medium, and Small metro areas.