Plan strategically for your library services using up-to-date and relevant community data.
Ensure the future direction of your library is consistent with the needs of your community.
Access tens of thousands of data points to create maps, reports and analyses designed to provide you with a deeper understanding of your changing community and help you plan successfully for the future of your library.
Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh
We want to maximize successful outcomes for our community, and yet we know we only have limited resources. This is exactly the kind of information we need to help guide our decision making.
-Holly McCullough, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh: Office of Programs and Partnerships
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Explore maps and create custom reports of data related to demographics, transit access, occupations, family composition, education and more. Available data is continuously updated.
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With tens of thousands of data points available for mapping and reporting, you can start analyzing your community from the moment you sign up.
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Visualize where your patrons live on a map and identify demographic shifts in those neighborhoods.
Data for Public Libraries
PolicyMap contains a wide array of community-level data ranging from age characteristics, to education levels, to transit access, to school performance, to occupations, and family composition.
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