PolicyMap and MetroPhilaMapper: Making Maps, Exploring Data

All the information from our annual reports along with hundreds of new indicators is now accessible via an interactive map making application. It was our intent when this was developed to help our users in making their own maps, exploring the data in tables, and using the information in their own reports and presentations. Users could also upload their own sets of addresses to see the characteristics of the communities where they run or fund programs or where they are considering moving or locating a business.

Thanks to Azavea who built the application and to The William Penn Foundation for having generously supported this component of the project.

We have now linked our project to a parallel map and report generating subscription effort, PolicyMap.  We have decided to partner with PolicyMap, which can be accessed using the logo button on the right side of our web-page. You will find a listing of the variables that have been established with the widget below. They follow the regional geography of MetroPhilaMapper as much as is possible.

We will try to maintain MetroPhilaMapper in an unsupported fashion as long as is possible, but we feel strongly that PolicyMap is the direction of greatest use for our original users and their interests. PolicyMap offers different levels of subscription, including a free subscription, as well as an institutional membership offered through many of the region’s libraries and higher education institutions. By navigating to PolicyMap through our web-site, you will also gain access to the municipal data level, and to measures of density, and some detailed home mortgage data.

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MPIP indicators available with PolicyMap widget

  • Demographic
    • Total Population
    • Race and ethnicity
      • White
      • African American
      • Two or more races
      • Asian
      • Hispanic
    • Age
      • Ages 0-4
      • Less than 18
      • Ages 65 or older
    • Households
      • Total
      • Average size
      • Without children
      • Married with children
      • Single with children
    • Foreign Born
    • Households with no vehicles
  • Land Area (in square miles)
  • Housing
    • Occupied
    • Vacant
    • Renter
    • Owner
    • Permitted buildings
  • Income
    • Median household income
    • People in poverty
  • Education – School Enrollment
    • All schools K-12
    • Public schools
    • Private schools
    • Free or reduced cost lunch recipients
    • Population with a Bachelor’s degree
  • Lending
    • Home loan originations (all; 2004-2012)
      • Prime loan originations
        • All prime mortgages, 2010-2012
        • All prime mortgages, 2004- 2009Q3
      • High cost loan originations
        • High cost mortgages, 2010-2012
        • High-cost mortgages, 2004- 2009Q3
    • Purchase loans (2004-2012)
      • Prime purchase loans, 2010-2012
      • Prime purchase loans, 2004- 2009Q3
      • High-cost purchase loans, 2010-2012
      • High-cost purchase loans, 2004- 2009Q3
      • Government-insured purchases
      • Loan to value ratio
    • Piggyback loans
    • Refinance Loans