New and Updated Data

Updated 2 months ago by Phil Vu

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07/15/2022

Updated Data

CRA Eligibility and Tract Median Family Income as % of Area Median Family Income from the FFIEC are updated in PolicyMap to 2022. As a reminder, the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) program evaluates lending institutions performance in meeting the credit needs of communities in which they operate and collect deposits - with an intended purpose of encouraging lending in low and moderate income communities and nonmetro distressed or underserved areas. The CRA Eligibility layer shows census tracts that meet FFIEC’s definitions of low or moderate income or middle income distressed and underserved. And the Tract Median Family Income as a % of Area Median Family Income layer is also available as it serves as a primary criteria in determining CRA Eligibility. These layers are some of the more frequently used indicators particularly by subscribers who are financial institutions.

Also of note, this is the first year that these layers will be displayed at 2020 Census Tract boundaries and the eligibility determinations now rely on underlying income data from the 2016-2020 Census ACS. So this does represent the most substantial change to these layers in PolicyMap in several years.

Federal Guidelines > Additional Federal Guidelines > CRA Eligibility

Lending > CRA, CDFI, NMTC Programs > CRA Eligibility

07/12/2022

Updated Data

The locations of projects that used the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit program from HUD has been updated to 2020. The point data can be filtered by year placed in service, construction type, credit percentage, and more.

Federal Guidelines > Federal Housing and Subsidy Locations

07/08/2022

New Data

Data on the new Equitable Recovery Program from the CDFI Fund is now available on PolicyMap. The layers shows areas eligible for grants from the CDFI Fund to assist with recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, along with the criteria for eligibility.

Federal Guidelines > Additional CDFI Fund Programs > Equitable Recovery Areas

07/06/2022

Updated Data

Low and Moderate Incomes (LowMod) has been updated to 2016-2020. These layers are calculated by PolicyMap using Income Limits data from HUD and income data from the ACS. The layers show Median Household Income and Median Family Income for Census Block Groups and Tracts as a percentage of the Area Median Household or Family Income.

Incomes & Spending > Low and Moderate Income (Low Mod)

07/04/2022

Updated Data

Data on Historic Tax Credit project locations from the National Park Service has been updated to 2021. The point data shows the location of redevelopment projects that used the Historic Tax Credit program for funding. These projects can be filtered by fiscal year, project cost, and project type.

Federal Guidelines > Federal Housing and Subsidy Locations

06/29/2022

Updated Data

Consumer Spending Habits data has been updated to 2020. These layers show estimated dollar amounts spent on housing, food, and more.

Incomes & Spending

06/21/2022

Updated Data

Data on the Racial Homeownership Gap calculated by PolicyMap based on the Census Bureau’s ACS data has been updated to 2016-2020. These layers show the difference between the homeownership rate for households of various races and ethnicities as compared to the homeownership rate of Non-Hispanic White households.

Housing > Homeowners and Renters > Racial Housing Disparity

06/17/2022

Updated Data

PolicyMap’s data on Homeownership and Rental Affordability has been updated to 2016-2020. These layers show an estimated number and percent of homes affordable for purchase or rent to a family of four making various percentages of the Area Median Income.

Housing > Affordability and Cost Burdens

06/17/2022

Updated Data

The Home Mortgage Report is now update to 2020. This report shows information on home loan originations, including purchase loans and refinancing loans. The tables show data from 2008 to 2020.

Reports Feature

06/01/2022

Updated Data

Data on the locations of HUD public housing and HUD subsidized multifamily properties is now updated to 2021. These points show the locations of multifamily housing subsidized by HUD and HUD Public Housing. The info bubbles show a variety of information on these properties such as number of housing units, and information on demographics of the residents.

Housing

06/01/2022

Updated Data

Data on people living in HUD Subsidized Housing is now updated to 2021. The data shows demographic and other information on those living in HUD subsidized housing, including race and ethnicity, family type, rent, and income.

Housing > Subsidized Housing

05/25/2022

Updated Data

Brownfield locations from the EPA been updated to 2021. These points show the locations of polluted areas that have received funding for assessment, cleanup, and/or redevelopment from the EPA.

Quality of Life

05/21/2022

Updated Data

The data on Home Loan Originations and Denials calculated by PolicyMap based on data from the FFIEC is now updated to 2020. These layers show number and percentage of mortgages originated or denied based on race of the applicant, income of the applicant, and more.

Lending

05/21/2022

Updated Data

The data on Income Limits from HUD has been updated to 2022. These layers show what annual incomes correspond to various percentages of Area Median Income by family size as established by HUD for the purposes of administering their affordable housing programs.

Incomes & Spending > Income > Area Median Income

05/09/2022

Updated Data

Flood zone data from FEMA has been updated to 2022. The flood zone layers show what areas have been defined as flood hazard areas on Flood Insurance Rate Maps. For ease of interpretation, PolicyMap has translated the flood zone designations into High, Moderate, and Minimal risk of flooding.

Housing > Flood Risks

Quality of Life > Evironmental and Disaster Risks

04/28/2022

Updated Data

Data on income tax from the IRS’s Statistics of Income program has been updated to 2019. These layers show information about tax filings such as sources of income, deductions, and tax credits.

Income & Spending > Federal Tax Returns

04/21/2022

Updated Data

Mortality data from the CDC is updated to 2020. It shows adult mortality broken into disease-related and injury deaths. Users can look at numbers, rates, and 10 yr percent change of deaths from various issues, like heart disease, cancer, and motor vehicle traffic. Infant mortality is broken into the mother's race, and users can look at numbers and rates.

Health > Vital Statistics > Mortality

04/15/2022

New Data

Data on home sales has been updated to 2021. These layers show number of home sales and median home sale price for single family homes, condominiums, and mobile homes at the zip code level.

Housing > Home Sales

04/15/2022

Updated Data

Data on school discipline from the Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights’ Civil Rights Data Collection program has been updated to the 2017-2018 school year. The point data shows information on school resources such as number of students per teacher and number of available social workers. The data also shows information on school discipline, such as number of students referred to law enforcement and number of expulsions. Much of the data is broken down by race and ethnicity, disability status, and limited English proficiency status.

Education > Education Locations > Public Schools

04/08/2022

Updated Data

Data on births from the CDC has been updated to 2020. These layers show the number and precents of births, low birth weight, very low birth weight, and prenatal care for all mothers and those under 20 years old.

Health > Vital Statistics > Birth and Prenatal Care

04/07/2022

Updated Data

The BLS Local Area Unemployment (LAU) data has been updated as of February 2022. The layer shows the preliminary unemployment/employment rate and number for February 2022 and the finalized January 2022 data. This data is updated monthly and available to all users.

Economy > Employment and Unemployment > Unemployment Monthly

03/31/2022

Updated Data

The BLS Local Area Unemployment (LAU) data has been updated as of January 2022. The layer shows the preliminary unemployment/employment rate and number for January 2022. This data is updated monthly and available to all users.

Economy > Employment and Unemployment > Unemployment Monthly

03/30/2022

Updated Data

The NCUA Credit Union Branches (points) have been updated as 2021. The points show where federal credit unions are located in the US and provide information about the individual sites (name, address, financial/lending info, etc.) and details about the specific credit union (number of employees, number of members, and services).

Lending > Banking Locations > Credit Union Branches

03/28/2022

Updated Data

Data on students in poverty from the Census Bureau’s Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates program has been updated to 2020. These layers show number and percent of school-age children in poverty at the school district level.

Education > School District Statistics

03/28/2022

Updated Data

Data on SNAP Recipients from the Census Bureau’s Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates Program has been updated to 2019. These layers show number of people and percentage of the population that received food stamps at the county and state level.

Health > Food Access

03/28/2022

Updated Data

Data on minimum wage by state from the Department of Labor has been updated to January 1, 2022. This layer shows the current minimum wage for each state. Some localities may have higher minimum wages not shown on this map.

Incomes & Spending > Income

03/23/2022

Updated Data

Data on food insecurity from Feeding America’s Map the Meal Gap project has been updated to 2019. These layers show food insecurity in the general population and in children, along with estimates of food insecure people eligible for assistance programs such as SNAP or free/reduced price school lunches.

Incomes & Spending > Food and Nutrition > Food Insecurity

03/21/2022

Updated Data

The FBI Crime data is updated to 2020. The dataset shows the number and rate of violent and property crimes by county and city. There are individual groups for violent crimes like aggravated assault, murder, rape, and robbery. As for property crimes, the groups are burglary and motor vehicle theft.

Quality of Life

03/18/2022

Updated Data

Fair Market Rent and Small Area Fair Market Rent data from HUD is now updated to 2022. These layers (at the county subdivision and zip code levels) are typically used to determine payment amounts for federal housing assistance programs.

Housing > Rents and Rental Units

03/15/2022

Updated Data

The data on cancer incidence from the CDC has been updated to 2014-2018. These layers show cancer incidence by type of cancer and by race of the patient at the county and state levels.

Health > Health Conditions

03/11/2022

Updated Data

Medically Underserved Areas from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) have been updated to 2022. Medically Underserved Areas are defined by HRSA as having “too few primary care providers, high infant mortality, high poverty or a high elderly population.” This data is updated yearly and is available to all users.

Health

03/11/2022

Updated Data

I am very pleased to announce that data on broadband availability from the FCC has been updated to 2020. These layers show broadband availability by type, upload and download speeds, and number of broadband providers at the Census block level. This data is updated yearly and is available to premium subscribers only.

Please note that because of the differences in technology between Legacy and PR, the data on Legacy cannot be updated.

Quality of Life > Computer and Internet Access

03/08/2022

Updated Data

The BLS Local Area Unemployment (LAU) data has been updated as of December 2021. The layer shows the preliminary unemployment/employment rate and number for December 2021 and the finalized November 2021 data. This data is updated monthly and available to all users

Economy > Employment and Unemployment > Unemployment Monthly

03/04/2022

New Data

We added our newly created Racial Homeownership Gap data to PolicyMap, using Census ACS indicators. Data is available at the block group, tract, ztca, county sub, county, and state geographies. The layer has two measurements ratio and a percentage gap for comparison between Non-Hispanic white homeowners and homeowners of a given race/ethnicity. Users can look at the gaps for the following ethnicities/races: Hispanic or Latino, Black or African American, American Indian or Alaska Native, Asian, Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, some other race, and two or more races

Housing > Homeowners and Renters > Racial Housing Disparity

03/04/2022

Updated Data

HUD Homelessness is updated to 2020. The dataset shows counts and percent changes over 1yr and 5y periods by state and continuum of care. We added many new indicators to the dataset, like homelessness by race/ethnicity, age, and gender. Users now can few the breakdowns of All Homeless, Sheltered, Unsheltered, and Homeless Veterans.

Demographics

Housing

03/04/2022

Updated Data

The Hospitals Quality of Care data from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is updated to 2021. The point data shows basic information about the site like address, total beds, general rating, mortality, the safety of care, readmission, and patient survey measures. Users can filter based on overall hospital ratings, facility types, and rural status.

Health > Health Facilities Locations > Hospitals

02/10/2022

Updated Data

Data on HOLC polygons and indicators have been updated with new cities. Now there is a layer and a polygon option to viewing the data. The data shows Home Owners’ Loan Corporation Risk Maps and provides neighborhood lending grades based on risk levels.

Lending > Historic Lending Boundaries

02/02/2022

Updated Data

Data on transportation, the economy, and walkability from the EPA’s Smart Location Database has been updated to 2021. Layers from the Smart Location Database include the National Walkability Index, Economic Diversity, distance to public transit, road network density, and more.

Quality of Life

Economy

02/01/2022

Updated Data

PolicyMap exclusive data on locations of construction projects that take advantage of LIHTC, HTC, and/or NMTC tax credit programs has been updated to 2020. The point data shows which projects have used each of the three tax credit programs, and can be filtered by project using multiple tax credits. Points can also be filtered by year, project type, and more.

Federal Guidelines > Federal Housing and Subsidy Location

02/01/2022

Updated Data

Data on wages and employment from the BLS’s Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages has been updated to 2020. The layers show number of jobs, average wages, and total wages by industry.

Economy > Jobs and Industries

01/13/2022

Updated Data

The data on New Markets Tax Credit Projects and Transactions from the CDFI Fund has been updated to 2015-2019. These layers show number of and dollar amounts for projects using New Markets Tax Credit funding. PolicyMap aggregates project-level data to various Census geographies, and to five-year time ranges.

Lending > CRA, CDFI, NMTC Programs > New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) Investments

Federal Guidelines > NMTC Investments

01/12/2022

Updated Data

Annual and Quarterly median home sale prices from Moody’s Analytics are updated to 2020 and Quarter 3 of 2021, respectively. These layers show median sales prices for single-family homes and 1,3, and 5-year percent changes.

Housing > Home Sales

01/11/2022

New Data

PolicyMap has added School COVID-19 Safety Measures from Burbio. The school district-level data shows information on mask mandates, asymptomatic testing programs, and on-site diagnostic testing programs for staff and students.

The School Instruction Mode data from Burbio is now available at the school district level as well as the county level.

Education

Health

01/11/2022

Updated Data

Certified CDFI locations from the CDFI Fund are updated to 2021. This is a point dataset that displays CDFIs. Users can filter for type (Credit Union, Loan Fund, Bank Hold Company, and more), plus, Native CDFIs.

Lending > CDFI Fund Locations

01/06/2022

Updated Data

The BLS Local Area Unemployment (LAU) data has been updated as of November 2021. The layer shows the preliminary unemployment/employment rate and number for November 2021 and the finalized October 2021 data. This data is updated monthly and available to all users.

Economy > Employment and Unemployment > Unemployment Monthly

01/06/2022

Updated Data

The Superfund sites data from the EPA has just been updated through 2021. This dataset shows point locations and descriptions of superfund sites located in the US.

Quality of Life > Quality of Life Locations

01/05/2022

Updated Data

The data on the locations of Community Health Centers (which receive federal funding) and Look-alikes (which are eligible for federal funding, but don’t necessarily receive it) from HRSA has been updated to 2021. The point data shows information on and services offered by Community Health Centers, and also includes information on those served by these Health Centers, such as patient demographics, health conditions, and socioeconomic conditions.

Please note: The Community Health Centers in this dataset are also known as Federally Qualified Community Health Centers. The distinct dataset on PolicyMap called Federally Qualified Health Centers is superseded by this dataset, and will therefore be removed over the coming months.

Health

12/15/2021

Updated Data

Disaster Declarations from FEMA are updated to December 2021. The data shows significant disasters across the country, and this update includes the recent disaster in Kentucky

Quality of Life > Environment and Disaster Risk

Federal Guidelines > FEMA Disaster Declarations.

12/10/2021

Updated Data

The BLS Local Area Unemployment (LAU) data has been updated as of October 2021. The layer shows the preliminary unemployment/employment rate and number for October 2021 and the finalized September 2021 data. This data is updated monthly and available to all users.

Economy > Employment and Unemployment > Unemployment Monthly

12/09/2021

Updated Data

PolicyMap’s Medical Spending Estimates have been updated to 2019. These layers show estimated annual household spending on medical expenses such as doctor’s office visits, prescription medications, dental care, and more.

Health > Costs and Insurance

11/12/2021

Updated Data

The Medicare and Medicaid Opioid Claims data from CMS is updated to 2018. The data shows the number of claims, prescribers, rate of claims, change in the number of claims, and change in the claims rate for Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries. Also, this includes extended-release and long-acting opioid claims. Medicare is available at the zip, county, and state geographies, while Medicaid is only available at the state.

Health > Risk Factors > Opioid Use > Prescriptions

11/11/2021

Updated Data

The STD data from CDC is updated to 2019. The data shows the number, rate, and percent change (10yr, 5yr, and 1yr) for chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis cases.

Health > Health Conditions > Infectious Disease

11/05/2021

Updated Data

The BLS Local Area Unemployment (LAU) data has been updated as of September 2021. The layer shows the preliminary unemployment/employment rate and number for September 2021 and the finalized August 2021 data. This data is updated monthly and available to all users.

Economy > Employment and Unemployment > Unemployment Monthly

11/01/2021

New Data

PolicyMap has just published Parks and Park Priority Areas from the Trust for Public Land. The park data is a national dataset of parks assembled by the Trust for Public Land, focusing primarily on urban parks. These parks include information on park ownership, and the demographics of the local population served by the parks. Park Priority Areas outline the sections of neighborhoods (defined as Census block groups) that cannot access a park within a 10 minute walk. These areas are ranked by a number of criteria, including health, heat, respiratory distress, race, and income of local residents. These criteria are combined into a single index, which is then ranked for each urban area

Quality of Life > Parks

10/29/2021

Updated Data

The Capital Magnet Fund (CMF) data from the CDFI fund is updated as of 2021. The data shows census tracts that qualify as Areas of Economic Distress, Rural Areas, Metro Areas (only for 2017), High Opportunity Area (new for 2021), and Low-Income Areas (new for 2021). The dataset is used in the application process for CDFIs applying to the CMF.

Federal Guidelines > Additional CDFI Fund Programs > Capital Magnet Fund

10/21/2021

Updated Data

The HIV Prevalence and HIV Diagnosis data from the CDC have been updated as of 2019. The layer shows the rate, number, and percent change (1yr and 5yr) of persons living with HIV or confirmed HIV diagnoses.

Health > Health Conditions > Infectious Disease

10/18/2021

Updated Data

The Low or Moderate Income dataset, which is calculated by PolicyMap based on ACS data, is now updated to 2015-2019. These layers show an area’s median income (either household or family) as a percentage of the region’s median income. This dataset is available at the block group and tract levels.

Incomes & Spending

10/15/2021

New Data

PolicyMap has just published new indicators on aggregated number of medical offices, pharmacies, and shelters at the county, metro area, and state level. These indicators were created using data from the Census Bureau’s County Business Patterns, and will be updated annually.>

Health > Access to Medical Care

Housing > Homelessness

10/14/2021

Updated Data

Valassis vacancy data is also updated to the latest time period of 2021 Q2.

Housing > Vacancy

Economy > Business Vacancy

10/14/2021

Updated Data

2020 Census Decennial data is updated and includes variables such as total population, race (including both all and non-Hispanic), group quarters, and total housing units. This data release is only a portion of the full decennial data release expected from the Census in 2022.

Demographics

Housing

10/12/2021

Updated Data

The BLS Local Area Unemployment (LAU) data has been updated as of August 2021. The layer shows the preliminary unemployment/employment rate and number for August 2021 and the finalized July 2021 data.

Economy > Employment and Unemployment > Unemployment Monthly

10/10/2021

Updated Data

The CDC Drug Overdose data has been updated as of October 2021. The data shows rates, changes in rate (1yr, 5yr), and the number of drug overdose deaths in a given geography.

Health > Vital Statistics > Mortality

10/7/2021

Updated Data

The County Business Patterns data from the Census Bureau is now updated through 2019. These layers show employment by industry and is updated annually. This dataset is available at the zip code, county, metro area, and state levels.

Economy > Jobs and Industries > Jobs by Industry (Zip Code)

9/23/2021

New Data

PolicyMap has just published new indicators on aggregated number of medical offices, pharmacies, and shelters at the county, metro area, and state level. These indicators were created using data from the Census Bureau’s County Business Patterns, and will be updated annually.

Health > Access to Medical Care

Health > Access to Medical Care > Facilities

Housing > Homelessness

9/22/2021

Updated Data

The USDA SNAP Retailers point data has been updated as of September 2021. The dataset shows basic information about the individual retailer, like address and county.

Quality of Life > Food and Grocery Retail Access

9/7/2021

Updated Data

The BLS Local Area Unemployment (LAU) data has been updated as of July 2021. The layer shows the preliminary unemployment/employment rate and number for July 2021 and the finalized June 2021 data. This data is updated monthly and available to all users.

Economy > Employment and Unemployment > Unemployment Monthly

8/30/2021

Updated Data

COVID-19 Cases and Deaths from the New York Times has been updated to 8/29/2021. We added a few new indicators to the dataset that align with what is on the NYT site. Users can now look at indicators from the last 14 days, such as the percent change in the 7-day rolling average, the number of cases and deaths, and the percent change in cases and deaths.

Health

8/27/2021

Updated Data

The HUD Income Limits dataset is now updated through 2021. These layers show median family income, and income thresholds for 30%, 50%, 60%, 80%, and 120% of the local Area Median Income. HUD’s Income Limits data is used to determine eligibility for affordable housing, but is also used more widely by housing planners and developers. This dataset is available at the county subdivision level.

Incomes and Spending > Incomes > Area Median Income

8/26/2021

Updated Data

Data on school-age children in poverty from the Census Bureau’s Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates program is now updated to 2019. These layers show number and percentage of children age 5 to 17 who are living in poverty. This dataset is available at the school district level.

Education

8/26/2021

Updated Data

The Census Public Elementary-Secondary Education Finance data (Census_PESEFD) is now updated through the 2018-2019 school year, as of 2019. This is a dataset that is on Lincoln Land (Place DB) until September 30, and also appears on our main site.

These indicators show data on enrollment, school district revenue/expenses, federal and state education revenue, and program revenue (including Child Nutrition Programs, IDEA Revenue, and Title I revenue) at the school district level.

Education

8/26/2021

Updated Data

The Low-income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) data from HUD is updated to 2019. The point dataset provides information on each housing project like address, allocation year, construction type, number of low-income units, etc. Additionally, users can filter by total units, percent of low-income units, and more.

Housing > Housing Locations > LIHTC

8/26/2021

Updated Data

The USDA Food Access dataset is now updated through 2019. These layers show areas with low access to supermarkets.

Health

8/18/2021

Updated Data

The NCES public school location dataset is now updated through the 2019-2020 school year. Schools can be filtered by student-teacher ratio, demographics of the student population, and more.

Education > Education Locations

8/24/2021

New Data

We have just published data on K-12 learning mode from Burbio. These layers show estimated percentages of students in each county offered in-person only, virtual only, hybrid, or undecided learning modes. The dataset will be updated weekly as conditions may change.

Education

8/18/2021

Updated Data

The NCES public school location dataset is now updated through the 2019-2020 school year. Schools can be filtered by student-teacher ratio, demographics of the student population, and more.

Education > Education Locations

8/9/2021

Updated Data

PolicyMap now has data on the locations of 7a and 504 loans from SBA. The data shows the location of small businesses that received loans, and it can be filtered by industry, loan amount, approval year, loan status, jobs supported, and others. Like the PPP loans, this dataset highlights our new point clustering feature, which displays areas with large concentrations of loans.

Lending > Small Business Loan Locations

8/6/2021

Updated Data

The Building Permit data from the Census is now updated through 2020 and through May 2021. These layers show number of permitted buildings and number of units in permitted buildings by building size.

Housing > Residential Buildings and Quality > New Building Permits

8/5/2021

Updated Data

The BLS Local Area Unemployment (LAU) data has been updated as of June 2021. The layer shows the preliminary unemployment/employment rate and number for June 2021 and the finalized May 2021 data.

Economy > Employment and Unemployment > Unemployment Monthly

8/2/2021

Updated Data

The HRSA Hospitals and Nursing Facilities (point) data have been updated as of August 2021. The point data shows basic information for hospitals and nursing facilities like name, location, number of beds, and total physicians.

Health > Health Facility Locations (Hospitals, and Nursing Facilities)

8/1/2021

New Data

Data on locations of PPP loans greater than $150,000 from the SBA is now available to all users on PolicyMap. The data shows where round 1 and round 2 loans were made to businesses, and can be filtered by industry, woman-owned businesses, minority-owned businesses, number of jobs reported, and more. This dataset also showcases our new point clustering feature, which emphasizes areas with larger concentrations of Loans.

Lending > Small Business Loans

7/21/2021

Updated Data

The data on COVID-19 vaccinations from the CDC is updated to July 19th. There’s now data on the county and state-level for fully vaccinated by age groups. Vaccinations by the brand are still only available at the state level.

Health (COVID-19) > COVID-19 Vaccinations > Fully Vaccinated

7/8/2021

Updated Data

The Historic Tax Credit Projects from the National Park Service is updated to 2020.

Federal Guidelines

7/2/2021

Updated Data

The BLS Local Area Unemployment data has been updated as of April 2021. The data shows the unemployment rates, employment rates, and total people in the labor force for various geographies

Economy > Employment and Unemployment

6/28/2021

Updated Data

The NCUA Credit Union Branches (points) have been updated as of 2019. The points show where federal credit unions are located in the US and provide information about the individual sites (name, address, financial/lending info, etc.) and details about the specific credit union (number of employees, number of members, and services).

Lending > Banking Locations > Credit Union Branches

6/7/2021

Updated Data

The BLS Local Area Unemployment data has been updated as of April 2021. The data shows the unemployment rates, employment rates, and total people in the labor force for various geographies. This data is updated monthly and available to all users.

Economy > Employment and Unemployment

6/3/2021

New Data

PolicyMap has just added data on single family home sales from Moody's Analytics. This data is available to Premium subscribers.

Housing

5/26/2021

Updated Data

PolicyMap has added indicators for Severely Crowded Homeowners and Severely Crowded Renters from the American Community Survey. Severe crowding is defined as housing units with more than 1.5 occupants per room.

Housing

5/25/2021

Updated Data

The Housing Price Index, which shows changes in home sales prices, from the Federal Housing Finance Agency is now available to all users

Housing

5/21/2021

New Data

Check out the new "Property Tax" section under the Housing menu. This section contains data from the Census on median real estate tax, and data from the IRS on federal tax deductions taken for real estate taxes.

Housing

5/25/2021

Updated Data

The data on COVID-19 vaccinations from the CDC is updated to May 19th. The new layers break down fully vaccinated by age group (65+, 18+, and 12+)

COVID-19 > COVID-19 Vaccinations > Fully Vaccinated

5/18/2021

Updated Data

The data on Opioid prescription rates from the CDC is updated through 2019. These layers show the rate of opioid prescriptions per 100 people, one-year change, and change since the peak in 2012.

Risk Factors > Opioid Use > Prescription Rates

5/18/2021

Updated Data

The data on Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, or Food Stamps) recipients from the Census Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates (SAIPE) program is now updated through 2018. These layers show the number of people and the percentage of the population receiving SNAP benefits.

Health > Food Access > WIC and SNAP > SNAP Recipients > All

5/13/2021

Updated Data

The USDOT Deteriorating Bridges (layer and point) data is updated through 2020. The point data shows the locations of bridges in poor condition, as well as descriptive information like what road the bridge ‘carries,’ bridge length, average daily traffic, year built, and many more . The layer data shows a percentage of all bridges in poor condition at the state, metro area, county, and county subdivision levels.

Economy > Infrastructure > Transportation

5/7/2021

Updated Data

The CDC Vaccination data is updated up May 6th. The layer shows the percentage of the fully vaccinated population, the total number of vaccines delivered and administered, and those who received one or two doses now for each vaccine brand (Moderna, J&J, and Pfizer).

Health & COVID-19 tool

5/7/2021

Updated Data

The US Elections Project data is updated to 2020. The layer shows the turnout rate among the voting-eligible population in the 2020 presidential general election and the change in turnout rate from the previous election. This dataset is updated after each general and midterm election.

Demographics > Elections > Voter Turnout > Voting Eligible Population

5/5/2021

Updated Data

CDC Opioid poisoning data was updated to include 2019 data. This dataset includes overdose deaths from various opioid types in addition to unspecified narcotics and unspecified drugs. For a refresher on how opioid overdoses sometimes get classified under unspecified drugs, please refer to our former blogpost on the subject.

Health > Risk Factors > Opioid Use

5/5/2021

Updated Data

IRS Migration data was updated to 2017 data, which reflects the difference in migration from 2016 to 2017. This data includes breakdowns by population and households for in-migration, out-migration, and net-migration.

Demographics > Migration > Annual Migration

5/4/2021

Updated Data

The FFIEC data on small business and farm lending reported under the CRA (Community Reinvestment Act) is now updated through 2019. These layers show lending activity to small businesses and farms broken down by size of loan, size of business, and leading lenders.

Lending

5/3/2021

Updated Data

The HUD Fair Market Rent (FMR) and Small Area Fair Market Rent (SAFMR) data have been updated as of April 2021. The data shows the fair market price for rental units in county subdivisions (FMR) and zip codes (SAFMR), ranging from efficiency to four-bedroom units.

Housing menu > Rents and Rental Units > Fair Market Rents

4/29/2021

Updated Data

The HUD Multifamily Housing dataset is now updated through 2020. This point dataset shows locations of properties included in HUD’s multifamily assistance and Section 8 database, and connects that information with inspection scores and demographic information on the residents from other HUD data sources.

Housing

4/29/2021

Updated Data

The FBI Crime data is updated to 2019. The dataset shows the number and rate of violent and property crimes by county and city. There are individual groups for violent crimes like aggravated assault, murder, rape, and robbery. As for property crimes, the groups are burglary and motor vehicle theft.

Quality of Life

4/28/2021

Updated Data

The HUD Picture of Subsidized Housing dataset is now updated through 2020. These layers show information on people and households living in federally subsidized housing, including by race and ethnicity, household type, and income. This dataset is available at a number of census geographies from the Census Tract level to the national level.

Housing

4/28/2021

Updated Data

The HUD Public Housing locations dataset is now updated through 2020. This point dataset shows locations of public housing developments, along with information on the residents such as percent disabled residents, senior-headed households, and income levels.

Housing

4/22/2021

New Data

Looking for transit data? PolicyMap now has transportation lines and stops in our base maps.

Base Map Settings

4/20/2021

Updated Data

Data on unbanked households from the FDIC is now updated through 2015-2019.

Lending

4/20/2021

Updated Data

PolicyMap's Lead Risk Index is now updated through 2015-2019.

Health

4/15/2021

Updated Data

The BLS Local Area Unemployment (LAU) data has been updated as of February 2021. The layer shows the preliminary unemployment/employment rate and number for February 2021 and the finalized January 2021 data. This data is updated monthly and available to all users.

Economy > Employment and Unemployment > Unemployment Monthly 

4/13/2021

Updated Data

The CDC COVID-19 Testing data is published and updated as of April 2021. This dataset replaces the COVID Tracking Project which was discontinued in March 2021 but still available on PolicyMap (COVID-19 Testing (Historical, March 2020 to March 2021)). Unlike COVID Tracking Project, each upload is a snapshot of the day published by the CDC. Therefore, it cannot be looked at over time like the previous one. The CDC provides indicators by state for total percent positive, percent positive over 30-days, percent positive over 7-days, rate of tests, number of tests, number of tests past 7-days and 30 days, rate of tests from the past 7-days and 30 days

Health > COVID-19 > COVID-19 Cases, Deaths, and Testing > COVID-19 Testing (Current)

4/5/2021

Updated Data

The Head Start Center location dataset is now updated. This point layer contains information on Head Start Centers and grantees, and also has filters available for Early Head Start centers, Migrant and Seasonal centers, and American Indian and Alaska Native Head Start centers. 

Education

4/2/2021

Updated Data

The U.S Election Atlas data (layer) is updated with the 2020 election results. The data shows the percentage of votes and margin of victory for a Republican, Democrat, and third-party for the Presidency, Senate, and House of Representatives.  Users can now view elections where two candidates of the same party ran against each other (i.e., California) and elections where only one major party ran against a third-party candidate rather than the two major parties against each other.

Demographics > Elections

3/31/2021

Updated Data

The CDC Life Expectancy data layers have been updated to include data on Wisconsin and Maine, which were previously not included in the CDC’s study. Life expectancy can be used as an overall indicator of neighborhood health. These layers include not only life expectancy in years, but also the average probability that a person in a given age range will die before reaching the next age group.

Health

3/12/2021

New Data

The CDC COVID-19 vaccination data is on production and updated to March 10th. These layers show the number, rate, and percentage of vaccines distributed, administrated, the number of doses administered (at least 1 or more), and those fully vaccinated. These indicators are only available at the state geography.

Health > COVID-19 

3/12/2021

Updated Data

The Building Permits data from the Census is now updated through 2019 for the annual dataset, and through January 2021 for the monthly. These layers show number of housing units, buildings, and value of permitted construction for counties, metro areas, and states. 

Housing > Residential Buildings and Quality

3/12/2021

Updated Data

PolicyMap’s Medical Spending Estimates are now updated to 2018. These layers show total and out of pocket spending on medical expenses such as prescription medications, vision, and more. These indicators are available at most census geographies at the census tract level and higher. 

Incomes and Spending 

3/12/2021

Updated Data

PolicyMap’s Consumer Spending Habits data is now updated to 2019. These layers show estimated household spending on major expenses such as housing and food. 

Incomes and Spending 

2/26/2021

Updated Data

Our Home Mortgage data based on HMDA records from FFIEC is now updated through 2019. These layers include a wealth of Home Mortgage-related data ranging from mortgage denials by race and ethnicity to loan to income ratios. 

Lending 

2/22/2021

New Data

We have just published the new Multiple Tax Credit Project Locations dataset that we created for the National Trust Community Investment Corporation to aid in their work to promote tax credit programs for building affordable housing. This new dataset combines Historic Tax Credit project locations with Low Income Housing Tax Credit project locations, and identifies projects that most likely took advantage of both programs. Project locations can be filtered based on tax credit program, building or project type, year, and more. 

Federal Guidelines > Federal Housing and Subsidy Locations

2/19/2021

Updated Data

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau dataset for its definition of Rural or Underserved Counties is now updated to 2020. This layer shows which counties are considered Rural or Underserved by the CFPB, which relates to regulation of the Truth in Lending Act. 

Federal Guidelines > Additional Federal Guidelines 

2/18/2021

Updated Data

The IRS Statistics of Income dataset is now updated through 2018. These layers show information from tax forms such as sources of income, deductions taken, and taxes paid. This year the IRS has published data on the Standard Deduction for the first time. 

Incomes and Spending 

2/12/2021

Updated Data

The HRSA Medically Underserved Areas dataset is now updated through 2020. This dataset shows census tracts identified by HRSA as having few primary care providers, high infant mortality, high poverty, or high elderly population.

Health


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