PolicyMap

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Description

PolicyMap is an online data and mapping application that provides access to over 10,000 indicators related to demographics, housing, income, crime, mortgages, health, jobs, and more. Data is available at many common geographic entities (address, block group, census tract, zip code, county, city, state, metro area) as well as unique geographies such as school districts and political boundaries. Data is accessible in interactive maps, tables, charts, and reports; data is also downloadable as comma-separated value (.csv) files. The maps can be printed, emailed, or saved as image files.

While the public data is available freely, the Rutgers subscription provides access to additional data sets from proprietary sources, including detailed home sales statistics from Boxwood Means, school district performance from GreatSchools, locations of grocery stores and non-profit organizations, and Nielsen (Claritas) estimates and projections for demographic indicators.

Help

The Help & Training link is located on the top menu bar.

Dates covered

Varies by source, but mostly 2004 onwards.

Updating frequency

Varies by source.

Sources

45 public sources and 20 proprietary sources; please refer to the detailed Data Directory for sources, years of data available, and geographic coverage.

Type of coverage

Maps and data.

Print counterpart or
related resources

See under Sources.

Producer/content provider

The Reinvestment Fund

Vendor/electronic presentation provider

The Reinvestment Fund