April 11, 2022 – Today the U.S. Census Bureau launched its latest data explorer tool, My Community Explorer (MCE). MCE is an interactive map-based tool that highlights demographic and socioeconomic data that measure inequality and can help inform data-based solutions. This tool is designed to help users identify underserved communities as directed by the President's Executive Order 13985 on Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility in the Federal Workforce.
Here’s a closer look at the survey and datasets featured in this tool.
Community Resilience Estimates (CRE)
The site includes statistics on the predominant risk factor group from the 2019 CRE Equity Supplement at the county and census tract levels. The CRE use 2019 American Community Survey (ACS) one-year estimates microdata and Population Estimates data to measure the capacity of individuals and households ability to absorb the external stresses of the impacts of a disaster. More information on the methodology behind the CRE is available here. The estimates use the 2019 ACS one-year estimates geographic boundaries.
American Community Survey (ACS)
The site includes select demographic and socioeconomic statistics from the 2015-2019 ACS five-year estimates at the state, county and census tract levels. These include data on poverty, educational attainment and language spoken at home. Additional data from the ACS are available via the program link above the thematic map.
County Business Patterns (CBP)
The site includes selected business statistics from the 2019 CBP at the state and county levels by two-digit North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code. These include data on number of establishments, average annual payroll per employee and employment (based on the week of March 12th). Additional CBP data are also available via the program link above the thematic map.
The site includes selected statistics on self-employed persons from the 2018 NES at the state and county levels by two-digit NAICS code. These include data on the number of firms and average annual receipts per firm. Additional NES data are also available via the program link above the thematic map.
Additional data and tools related to My Community Explorer are available here.
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