Newsletter: ACS Data Updated to 2016-2020

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ACS Data Updated to 2016-2020

PolicyMap now provides 2020 Decennial Census and 2016-2020 Census American Community Survey (ACS) data through our maps, charts, reports, and download feature. Because the Census data represents a cornerstone of the PolicyMap platform, these 2020 updates can be found in every single menu in our platform.

Learn how you can use the updated ACS data to evaluate demographics trends from 2000 to 2020, contextualize trends with benchmarks, make comparisons using historic data, and create Community Profile reports.

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Assess Education Disparities Using Data on Schools from the Civil Rights Data Collection

PolicyMap has updated the CRDC data on educational environments and civil rights issues in public schools to the most recent year available (2017-2018), to help users more easily understand opportunities and risks within communities across the U.S.

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Fort Vancouver Regional Libraries

To identify and understand digital equity needs across three counties in southwest Washington State, FVRLibraries relied on PolicyMap’s local data and mapping tools.

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ReThinking Libraries

Consultants at ReThinking Libraries leverage PolicyMap’s compelling visualizations and local data for both strategic planning and community needs assessments.

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Updated Data

The data on Home Loan Originations and Denials 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. This data is updated yearly and is available to subscribers.

Flood zone data, updated to 2022, shows areas defined as flood hazard areas on Flood Insurance Rate Maps. For ease of interpretation, we translated the flood zone designations into High, Moderate, and Minimal risk of flooding. Data is updated yearly and available to subscribers.

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.

Brownfield locations from the EPA have 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. This data is updated yearly and is available to all users.

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. This data is updated yearly and is available to all users.

Data from HUD’s Picture of Subsidized Households 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. This data is available to all users.

We are committed to our promise of curated, cleaned, standardized, and always updated data. We’re posting real-time updates on our website and Twitter.
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