Contra Costa is a high performance, low disparity, and a more populous county.
Contra Costa is the only highly disparate urban county for state elected representation. More than half of the population is made up of people of color, yet 17 out of 18 elected officials at the county and state level are White.
Contra Costa County has some of the largest racial disparities for police fatalities, but is one of the lowest disparity counties for representativeness of law enforcement officers.
Black youth are almost 8 times likelier to be arrested for curfew violations and nearly six times as likely to be arrested for truancy than White youth in Contra Costa County.
In Contra Costa County, Blacks (107.1 per 1k) are more likely to have asthma emergency department visits than Asian or Pacific Islanders (12.9 per 1k).
After paying for rent, Contra Costa county, Black households are left with $20,252 while White households are left with $52,381.
Contra Costa County is one of the least disparate counties based on business ownership, but the White business ownership rate is still more than 6x higher than the Black business ownership rate.