The National Arts Index shows that the number of nonprofit organizations with missions to support ethnic activity in the community has increased around the country. These organizations are identified using the “National Taxonomy of Exempt Enterprises” or NTEE. One of those codes (A23) refers to “cultural and ethnic awareness organizations” that support the cultural life of particular ethnic groups in a community.

There were 657 counties with one or more organizations with an NTEE code of A23 in the 2012 Core File from the National Center for Charitable Statistics. This indicator measures the number of such organizations for every 100,000 residents as another aspect of a community’s particular cultural character, especially when viewed in context of both the language diversity and ethnic diversity of the population. A larger number of such organizations in a community shows how the nonprofit sector in a community serves its ethnic population.

Data for this indicator are from the 2012 Core Files at the National Center for Charitable Statistics.

Additional Information: Average county indicator value = 2.68. Median county indicator value = 1.30.

 

Fast Facts from the Arts Index

U.S. Share of World Creative Goods Trade is Rebounding! Overall, America’s role in global cultural trade declined steadily from 2002 through 2009, but we have seen a rebound in 2010 and 2011. Almost all of this is due to exports, which change more—both up and down—than imports in the U.S. Trade surpluses are good news for the U.S. economy!