New and Updated Data (2024)

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07/12/2024

Updated Data

Valassis has been updated through Quarter 1, 2024. This is a refresh of all the data and updated to 2024 zip code boundaries. All the historic years are re-mapped to 2024 zip code boundaries to assist users with comparisons over time. The update also includes the 2022 vintages of block group, census tract, county boundaries, and the new 2023 Metro Areas.

Housing > Vacancy > Residential and Business (Valassis Lists)

Economy > Business Vacancy

07/11/2024

Updated Data

BLS QCEW data has been updated to 2023. 

Economy > Jobs and Industries > Jobs and Wages by Industry (County)

07/11/2024

Updated Data

The HUD Qualified Census Tracts (QCTs) and Difficult Development Areas (DDAs) dataset is now updated to 2024.

Please note that Difficult Development Areas (DDAs) now display the unique HUD DDA geographies. Given this change and since designations change yearly, we no longer show the historic DDA data. The category labels have also changed to be more consistent with HUD’s designation labels.

Federal Guidelines > Housing and Urban Development

07/09/2024

Updated Data

The FBI Violent/Property Crime and Hate Crimes datasets have finally been updated! Both datasets have been updated to 2022, and Violent/Property Crime now includes new State and MSA level data. 2021 data has been excluded from the Violent/Property Crime as the FBI did not release the 2021 source data due to low participation rates in their new data collection system. More information on the changes to this dataset can be found in the data dictionary, please note that the Hate Crimes data has not been altered and is simply being updated.

Quality of Life > Criminal Justice

07/01/2024

NEW DATA

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Environmental Justice Screening and Mapping Tool (EJScreen) is now available on PolicyMap!

The EPA EJScreen includes environmental indicators, socioeconomic indicators, and EJ/supplemental indexes that summarize how environmental indicators and specific socioeconomic indicators interact in the same location.

The dataset can be displayed using national percentiles (which use the U.S. population as the basis of comparison) and state percentiles (which are calculated based on the population in each state, the District of Columbia, or Puerto Rico).

Quality of Life > Environmental and Disaster Risk > Environmental Justice Screening and Mapping Tool (EJScreen)

07/01/2024

Updated Data

The HUD homelessness data has been updated to 2023. This data shows homeless estimates as captured in a single point-in-time count. Please note that the numbers collected in 2021 are artificially low given the pandemic influence.  For more information on this undercounting please see the 2021 homeless assessment report.

Demographics > Homelessness

06/24/2024

Updated Data

The CDC Opioid Overdose data has been updated through 2022.

Health > Vital Statistics > Drug Overdose > Opioid Overdose

06/24/2024

Updated Data

The CDC Opioid Prescription data has been updated through 2022 (with a complete data refresh for 2019-2022).

Health > Risk Factors > Opioid Use > Prescription Rate

06/24/2024

Updated Data

CRA small business and small farm loans data have been updated to 2022.

Lending > Small Business Loans

Lending > Small Farm Loans

06/13/2024

Updated Data

Data from the Energy Information Administration on locations of electric generating plants and electricity generated, point and layer data respectively, have been updated on PolicyMap to 2023.

Economy > Infrastructure > Energy

06/12/2024

Updated Data

Fair Market Rent and Small Area Fair Market Rent has been updated to 2024.

Housing > Rents and Rental Units > Fair Market Rents

06/10/2024

Updated Data

Mental Health Treatment Facilities, Drug and Alcohol Treatment Facilities, and Buprenorphine Physician location point datasets from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) have been updated on production to 2023.

Due to newly expanded services offered across facilities, new filters have been added for Mental Health Treatment Facilities and Drug and Alcohol Treatment Facilities datasets.

Health > Health Facility Locations

Curated Collections > Social Determinants of Health > Health/Healthcare Locations > Access to Healthcare > Health Facilities

06/03/2024

Updated Data

Annual and Monthly Building Permit data from the Census Bureau has been updated to 2023 and April 2024.

Housing > Residential Buildings and Quality > New Building Permits

05/30/2024

Updated Data

The FEMA Disaster Declaration data has been updated through May 2024.

Quality of Life > Environment and Disaster Risk

Federal Guidelines > FEMA Disaster Declarations

05/23/2024

Updated Data

The Delta Regional Authority (DRA) Distressed Counties data has been updated to 2023.

Federal Guidelines > CDFI Fund New Markets Tax Credits (NMTC) Eligibility > Other Higher Distress Indicators > Delta Regional Authority Distressed Counties

05/21/2024

Updated Data

The Small Business Administration 7(a) loan data has been updated through 2024 and underwent a huge overhaul. PolicyMap has added nearly a million more loans by increasing our efforts to de-duplicate, expand geocoding, and deep data cleansing.

Lending > Small Business Loan Locations

05/21/2024

Updated Data

The Black Knight home sales quarterly data has been updated for 2024, Quarter 1.

Housing > Home Sales

05/20/2024

Updated Data

The Great Schools data has been updated to 2024. This data no longer includes district level data. This update only includes school performance points and calculated distance to schools.

Education > Education Location > School Performance

Education > School District Performance

05/17/2024

Updated Data

Distressed Area data from the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) has been updated to 2024.

Federal Guidelines > CDFI Fund New Markets Tax Credits (NMTC) Eligibility > Other Higher Distress Indicators > Appalachian Regional Commission Distressed Areas

05/16/2024

New Data

An additional 30+ indicators from the Council on Environmental Quality’s Climate and Economic Justice Screening Tool (CEJST) are now live on PolicyMap!

The new indicators provide further information on the specific criteria that determines disadvantaged status for each of the eight categories of burden.

Federal Guidelines > Climate and Economic Justice Screening Tool

05/14/2024

Updated Data

Census ACS Low Mod has been updated to 2018-2022.

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

05/14/2024

Updated Data

CMS Hospital Compare point dataset has been updated in PolicyMap to 2023.

Health > Health Facility Locations > Hospitals > Hospitals: Quality of Care (Medicare Certified Hospitals)

05/10/2024

Updated Data

Indicators for CRA Eligibility and Tract Median Family Income (MFI) as a % of Metro Area Median Income which come from FFIEC and are used for the CRA program have been updated in PolicyMap to 2024. This update accounts for the 2022 Connecticut County boundary changes and 2023 Metro Area and Metro Division boundary changes which affect the Tract MFI % calculation. These indicators are now displayed at 2022 Census Tract boundaries.

Federal Guidelines > Additional Federal Guidelines > CRA Eligibility

05/10/2024

Updated Data

The BLS Local Area Unemployment Statistics (LAU) data has been updated for the months of December 2023 – February 2024 along with the preliminary March data. The annual data has been updated for 2023 (which includes a refresh of all years with BLS final revision on April 19, 2024).

Economy > Employment and Unemployment

05/10/2024

Updated Data

CMS Chronic Conditions data update is now live on production.

This update adds new data for 2019-2021 and includes two additional indicators (i.e., Alcohol Use Disorder and Drug Use Disorder) that were previously not being displayed.

Health > Health Conditions > Chronic Conditions > Medicare Population

05/02/2024

Updated Data

HUD’s Multifamily and Public Housing data has been updated to 2023.

Housing > Subsidized Housing > Subsidized Housing Points

05/02/2024

Updated Data

The updated Theil Index is now on PolicyMap. The Theil Index measures racial segregation by calculating how evenly people of all races are concentrated across an area based on the racial composition of sub-areas. The index measures the average difference between each sub-area's racial distribution and the racial distribution of the area as a whole. Index values range from 0 to 1, where higher values of have less uniform racial and ethnic distributions, or greater segregation; lower values of have more uniform racial and ethnic distributions, or less segregation.

This indicator is changing a bit, which is worth explaining. The previous indicator used the 2010 Decennial census, but the 2020 Decennial data was released quite late, and isn't yet in PolicyMap (should be in sometime this summer). The new indicator is based on the 2018-2022 ACS, which presents a tradeoff; the indicator is based on a sample-based estimate, rather than a census, which introduces more noise. However, the ACS is both more recent, and includes multiple time periods (the last three ACS releases). We decided that having recent data and a time series was better than stale decennial data, so we are replacing the 2010 decennial indicator with the new ACS indicator everywhere.

Demographics > Race, Ethnicity, Diversity > Segregation

05/02/2024

Updated Data

Predominant Race/Ethnicity has been updated on PolicyMap! These indicators use ACS data on race/ethnicity to identify non-overlapping racial and ethnic categories provided by the US Census Bureau, including the ethnic category Hispanic and seven Non-Hispanic racial categories: White, African American, American Indian or Alaska Native, Asian, Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, some other race, and two or more races.

Demographics > Race, Ethnicity, Diversity

05/01/2024

Updated Data

Owner and Renter Affordability has been updated on PolicyMap.

Income & Spending > Affordability > Housing Unit Affordability

04/29/2024

Updated Data

Retail health clinic locations from Data Axle have been updated on PolicyMap.

Health > Health Facility Locations

04/29/2024

Updated Data

Pharmacy locations from Data Axle have been updated on PolicyMap.

Health > Health Facility Locations

04/25/2024

Updated Data

HUD’s Picture of Subsidized Housing (POSH) data has been updated to 2023.  This update adds new data for 2022 and 2023, and includes data from 2009-2013.

Housing > Subsidized Housing > Households in Subsidized Housing

04/18/2024

Updated Data

The FDIC Bank Branches dataset has been updated on PolicyMap

Lending > Banking Locations > Bank Branch Offices

04/18/2024

Updated Data

Low-Income Communities and Non-Urban Areas which are geographic eligibility criteria for the Electric Vehicle Refueling Tax Credit as part of the IRA have been updated following new guidance from IRS/Treasury and updated data from the Dept. of Energy. These indicators are only available in the Clean Energy collection.

Curated Collections > Clean Energy Tax Incentives > Other Tax Credit Eligibility

04/17/2024

Updated Data

The Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) opioid-related hospital use data have been updated as of 2021. The layer data shows opioid-related hospital stays and emergency department visits for available states and settings of care as well as for specific patient characteristics.

Health > Risk Factors > Opioid Use > Hospital Use

04/16/2024

Updated Data

The CDFI Fund’s Certified CDFI point dataset has been updated on production as of March 15, 2024. The points show where Certified CDFI organizations are located, the type of organization, and if it is a native CDFI.

Lending > CDFI Fund Locations > Certified CDFIs

04/15/2024

Updated Data

The HRSA Area Health Resource File (AHRF) data is updated to 2022, although for most data the latest available period is now 2021 or even 2020. We added quite a few additional variables with this latest data release. The data now covers topics related to access to medical care, including medical professionals, hospital utilization, including emergency department utilization and hospital inpatient and outpatient days, and types of health facilities.

 

Please note that rates for 2020-2022 were not calculated for CT since the Census population estimates used for the denominator are calculated at the new CT regional planning district but the HRSA data uses the previous CT counties.

Health > Access to Medical Care

04/09/2024

Updated Data

The National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) credit union branches point dataset have been updated as of 2023.

The points show where federal credit unions are located in the U.S. 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

04/08/2024

Updated Data

DHS Immigration data is now updated to 2022

Demographics > Foreign Born Population, Immigration > Immigration

03/27/2024

Updated Data

The Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) Medicare annual data has been updated to 2021. CMS also re-released all their historic data (for 2007-2017) so those data years have been updated.

There are also two new indicators available for all years (2007-2021):

  • Medicare Beneficiaries By “Other” Race/Ethnicity
  • Medicare Utilization by Home Health Services

Health > Cost and Insurance > Medicare

03/21/2024

NEW DATA

DEMOGRAPHICS

Demographics--> Ages 5 or Older

Demographics--> Race --> American Indian and Alaska Native -->Ancestry (including new Decennial)

Demographics--> Race --> Asian -->Ancestry (including new Decennial)

Demographics--> Race --> Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islanders -->Ancestry (including new Decennial)

Demographics-->Foreign Born Population, Immigration --> Foreign Born -->Africa --> Algeria & Ivory Coast & Tanzania & Togo

Demographics-->Foreign Born Population, Immigration --> Foreign Born --> Americas --> St. Lucia

Demographics-->Foreign Born Population, Immigration --> Foreign Born -->Asia --> Azerbaijan & Burma (Myanmar) & Georgia & United Arb Emirates

Demographics-->Foreign Born Population, Immigration --> Foreign Born -->Oceania --> Marshall Islands

Demographics-->Language-->Limited English, by Age

Demographics-->Speakers by Language-->Language Spoken at Home-->Language Spoken at Home (Current)

Demographics-->Speakers by Language-->Limited English, by Language Spoken at Home-->Limited English, by Language Spoken at Home (Current)

Demographics-->Households, Families, Householders --> Householders-->Population by Occupied Housing Units

Demographics-->Households, Families, Householders --> Household Size --> Average Size --> By Race and Ethnicity

Demographics-->Households, Families, Householders --> Household Size --> Homeowners --> Average Size --> By Race and Ethnicity

Demographics-->Households, Families, Householders --> Household Size --> Renters --> Average Size --> By Race and Ethnicity

 

HOUSING

Housing--> Median Value-->By Race

Housing-->Affordability and Cost Burdens--> Homeowners Cost Burden--> Cost Burden-->Housing Costs Greater than 30% of Income & Housing Costs Greater than 50% of Income

Housing-->Affordability and Cost Burdens--> Renter Cost Burdens--> Cost Burden-->Housing Costs Greater than 30% of Income & Housing Costs Greater than 50% of Income

Housing-->Affordability and Cost Burdens--> Renter Cost Burdens--> Cost Burden-->Upper Rent Quartile & Lower Rent Quartile

Housing-->Vacancy-->Residential (Census) --> All Vacant -->Units by Size & Additional Housing

Housing-->Residential Building and Quality -->Occupied Housing Units --> Number of Units & Number of Bedrooms

 

ECONOMY

Economy--> Jobs and Industries --> Median Earnings by Field of Bachelor's Degree

EDUCATION

Education-->Educational Attainment-->Median Earnings by Field of Bachelor's Degree

Multiple Categories

03/19/2024

Updated Data

The IRS Statistics of Income annual Migration data is now updated to 2020. Data from pre-2011 was also updated to reflect the new boundaries.

Demographics > Migration

03/12/2024

Updated Data

The CDFI Fund Bank Enterprise Award (BEA) Distressed Communities data has been updated to 2023 and now uses 2016-2020 ACS data. This data is updated on a 5-year basis and is available to all users.

Federal Guidelines > Additional Federal Guidelines > HUBZones, Distressed and Underserved Communities

03/12/2024

Updated Data

The CDFI Fund Persistent Poverty Counties data has been updated to 2023 and now includes 2016-2020 ACS data. A persistent poverty county is defined as any county that has had 20 percent or more of its population living in poverty over the past 30 years as measured by the U.S. Census Bureau. In making the determination, the CDFI Fund used data from the 1990 and 2000 decennial censuses, and the 2016-2020 American Community Survey. This data is updated on a 5-year basis and is available to all users.

Federal Guidelines > Additional CDFI Fund Programs

03/05/2024

Updated Data

Black Knight home sales annual and quarterly data has been updated for all of 2023.

Housing > Home Sales

03/04/2024

Updated Data

The BLS Local Area Unemployment Statistics (LAU) data has been updated for the months of September-December 2023.

Economy > Employment and Unemployment

02/28/2024

Updated Data

Adult and infant mortality data from CDC is now updated to 2021

Heath > Vital Statistics > Mortality

02/28/2024

Updated Data

The Capital Magnet Fund (CMF) data from the CDFI Fund was updated to 2024. This is the current application criteria. Note that the criteria are using 2020 census tract boundaries. For more information you can visit the source here: https://www.cdfifund.gov/programs-training/programs/cmf/apply-step

Federal Guidelines > Additional CDFI Fund Programs > Capital Magnet Fund

02/21/2024

Updated Data

Graduation Rate data has been updated through 2021. This dataset has graduation rates by different cohorts.

Education > School District Statistics > Graduation Rate

01/19/2024

Updated Data

The Federal Historic Preservation Tax Incentives program encourages private sector investment in the rehabilitation and re-use of historic buildings. It creates jobs and is one of the nation's most successful and cost-effective community revitalization programs. It has leveraged $116.34 billion in private investment to preserve more than 47,000 historic properties since 1976.

Federal Guidelines > Federal Housing and Subsidy Locations

01/17/2024

NEW Data

New indicators from the Council on Environmental Quality’s Climate and Economic Justice Screening Tool (CEJST) have been added to PolicyMap. CEJST was developed to identify disadvantaged communities that face burdens across eight categories: climate change, energy, health, housing, legacy pollution, transportation, water and wastewater, and workforce development. CEJST is intended to be used for the Justice40 Initiative, which aims to deliver 40% of certain Federal investments to these disadvantaged communities. Federal investments include clean energy infrastructure, affordable and sustainable housing, and remediation of legacy pollution among others. Many of these federal investment programs are being carried out as part of the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA).

Federal Guidelines > Climate and Economic Justice Screening Tool

01/11/2024

Updated Data

Designated American Indian/Alaska Native/Native Hawaiian Areas which are available in PolicyMap as both a boundary overlay and an indicator have been updated to 2022. The data comes from Census TIGER boundaries. The boundary is available to all users under the Boundaries menu and the indicator is incorporated into the Clean Energy Tax Incentive curated collection menu because these areas are relevant for certain clean energy investment tax incentives.

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