Create Report – Help Page

1) Using the Interactive Map

The interactive map interface allows you to explore spatial patterns of economic variables. You can zoom in and out, search for locations, switch between topics and maps, and create custom reports for selected areas. Some of the data for each zip code can be viewed by clicking on the bubble representing the zip code.

Zoom into preselected locations (“bookmarks”): Zoom into one of the areas that are frequently visited by our users.

Search for locations: Type the location name or zip code. You may have to zoom out one or two steps to see the street reference if you search by zip code as the gray canvas does not seem to support this detail.

Login or register as new user: If you already have an account, click “login,” which takes you to a separate login screen. After logging in, the reference area previously selected will appear in yellow. If you have not yet registered with us, please click on login, then click “Register New User” and follow the instructions on the screen. These are also outlined in a separate help screen, which you can find here.

Upgrade your membership to receive detailed reports, data, or forecasts: Generic reports are available at no cost. Members of the news media can access detailed reports if they register as such. Detailed reports, data and forecasts are offered to the general public for an annual membership fee. You can get access to the most recent detailed reports, data, and forecasts by clicking on “cart”. This allows you to change your selection of zip codes as well as your membership level.You can find details about the different membership levels under the menu item “Products” and then “Memberships”. Please note that you can also obtain historical data through the ESRI Marketplace for smaller data sets or by contacting us directly at

Select a topic: The thematic maps are organized by topic. Click on a topic to see which thematic maps are available for a particular topic

Select a map within a topic: Click on the map description to activate the map you are interested in.

Legend with color codes and relative bubble sizes: Take a look at the legend to see what the colors mean. The bubble sizes in the legend provide a reference which variable determines the size of each bubble. Note that the bubbles in the legend do not scale with zooming and panning, but only provide a relative reference to see what the smallest and largest bubbles stand for.

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