The patchwork quilt of American immigrant groups really stands out on a map. The Census ACS has data on foreign-born populations for over a hundred and twenty different countries of birth, as well as for continents and global regions.
FEMA flood maps from the NFHL show the risk of a flood in a given location. It shows the risk of 100-year and 500-year floods. This data can now be accessed by PolicyMap subscribers.
Occupation data and industry data both can tell you a lot about an area’s economy, but they show distinctly different things. With data from the Census’s ACS and County Business Patterns, and BLS’s Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages, there’s plenty of data to compare.
Use PolicyMap to aid in affordable housing preservation efforts by identifying where existing Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) properties may be at risk of losing affordability.
PolicyMap can be used to help designate Opportunity Zones, a new economic development program introduced with the recent tax bill. NMTC-eligibility can be combined with other indicators to see which areas will benefit most.
Data can be looked at as raw numbers, or normalized percents. People often turn to percents first, but sometimes, counts might be more appropriate.
Nurses are in high demand, and can sometimes be an inexpensive alternative to primary care physicians. Yet, there are shortages in some areas. Which counties have better access to Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRN)?
The 2020 Census is quickly approaching, and many people are concerned that the Census Bureau is not receiving the funding necessary to carry out an effective census. Phil Sparks from The Census Project fills us in.
Processing the Census ACS data is one of the largest data projects we do every year. We process a lot of data in a little time, while adding new indicators. Here’s how we do it.