Community Empowerment Research

We help churches, schools, and community organizations
measure needs of the people they serve,
set strategies to meet those needs, and
assess the impact of their work in service, training, evangelism, and outreach.

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Descriptive Demographic Reports

We have combined the best data available from the Census Bureau, Department of Labor, and other sources to create maps and written reports that describe your neighborhood—or any neighborhood you are interested in.  Reports are available by census tract, zip code, or county.

A careful study of the demographics of your area is often a central part of Phase I in a Needs Assessment.  The Needs Assessment Model gives details about the Needs Assessment process.

These data are now available.  Reports and maps can now be made.  Maps are available with areas as small as a Census tract.  Reports, for some measures, can discern individual city blocks.

We have counts of 17,000 different population characteristics and have calculated percentages (rates) for about 3,200.

Sample Maps

Here is a list of many of the topics available.

And, literally, a random list of about 50 of the 3,200 or so percentages available.

Current data are from the 2010 U.S. Census and from the Census Bureau's Commuity Survey from the years 2008 through 2015.  Each year of the Community Survey is unable to give results for areas smaller than 25,000 people.  This leaves out most counties and most zip codes, as well as numerous towns and smaller cities.  However, the average of the five years provides a reliable measure as small as a census tract, thus the 2012 5-year report roughly relates to the status of that area in 2010.  We have 5-year data from both the 2012 summary and 2015.

Map prices include a $150 set-up fee for each area (such as your county).  Each map for that area costs $65 to $75 (lower prices for more maps).  A sliding discount is available for smaller organizations.