Newsletter: January 2023

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When It Comes to Home Sale Data Look Local and Dig Deeper

National home sale data indicates that while the number of people buying homes has dropped due to high mortgage interest rates, median home sale prices nationally have not been declining at the same rates. Cities and towns across the United States are experiencing different versions of this story which is why going local when it comes to home sale trends is crucial.

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Going Beyond Census Data: Better Community Analysis For Public Libraries

Public Libraries can learn more about the populations they serve with data on Digital Equity, Community Health, Library-School Partnerships, Food Insecurity, Public Transportation Access, Social Vulnerability and more.

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Ben Franklin Technology Partners Invests in PolicyMap

PolicyMap is proud to have been selected by Ben Franklin Technology Partners, further fueling our mission to make geographic data easily accessible and understandable. This investment will allow us to continue developing cutting-edge technology and expanding the web’s largest collection of place-based data.

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Updated Data

Data for Home Sales (sales price and the number of sales) has been updated to include Q3 2022. This data is by zip code and is provided for single-family homes, condominiums and mobile homes. This data is updated quarterly and available to premium subscribers.

American Community Survey (ACS) data from the US Census was updated to 2017-2021 in PolicyMap. The data is available to all users across various menus. The historic periods now in PolicyMap include 2007-2011 and 2012-2016, in addition to the decennial 2000, 2010 and 2020 years.

Average Neighborhood Poverty Rate by Federally Subsidized Housing Type (Housing Choice Vouchers, Public Housing, Low Income Housing Tax Credit properties, and HUD Multifamily properties) is available to all users on PolicyMap by city, county, and metropolitan area.

High school Graduation Rate data, sourced from the National Center for Education Statistics at the Department of Education, is now available on PolicyMap for the years 2017-2019. The school district level data as “adjusted four-year cohort graduation rate” 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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