Newest data available free to all users
PHILADELPHIA – PolicyMap is now making available 2010 Census data free on its website. These data, combined with the 2005-2009 American Community Survey data, makes PolicyMap your one-stop online resource for visualizing and understanding the latest geographic Census information.
Population, race, educational attainment and residential vacancy are just a few of the indicators the Census Bureau collects. Using PolicyMap, an online data analysis and interactive map tool (www.PolicyMap.com), any web user can view demographic information at the block group, Census tract, city, county, Congressional District, metro area, state and national levels. Users define the area for display, then select the Census indicators to be shown.
PolicyMap adds value to the Census data by calculating the change in demographics between the 2000 and 2010 surveys, allowing users to see changes in selected areas over time. Users can create maps and tables of these changes or current demographics through PolicyMap’s website. Subscribers can generate summary reports for any region – including zip code, congressional district, radius or a custom-drawn area.
The Census will release more information from the 2010 survey (Summary File 1 (SF1)) late this summer. These SF1 indicators will include sex and age, types of households and housing vacancy types, to name a few. Once released, you’ll find them in PolicyMap.
Using Geographic Information Systems technology, PolicyMap serves as TRF’s primary tool for analysis when making community investments. PolicyMap also offers organizations customized widgets – embeddable versions of the site – to display on their own websites.
Embed a free PolicyMap widget with ACS data on your own website, allowing your visitors to view and interact with these data on their own.
With PolicyMap, use Census data to:
- Create maps of custom areas and indicators to share via email or website.
- Generate tables comparing indicators across geographies, such as home values in various cities.
- Create reports for any standard or customized geography detailing mortgage trends, home sale prices, demographic changes and more.
- Conduct multi-variable analysis to identify areas for investment.
About TRF and PolicyMap
PolicyMap (www.policymap.com) is a service of The Reinvestment Fund, a nonprofit leader in financing neighborhood revitalization. As a fully web-based interactive map tool, PolicyMap empowers decision makers with better access to credible market and demographic data in an easy-to-use geographic information system. www.policymap.com