Community Development Data & Tools

These resources offer data visualization and other interactive features on a broad array of key community and economic development topics.

Southeastern Rental Affordability Tracker
Southeastern Rental Affordability Tracker
The data tool displays rental affordability trends in the Southeast using 2015 American Community Survey data. Users can visualize data and create profiles at different levels of geography. It depicts renter households that pay more than 30 percent or 50 percent of their income on rent (cost-burdened or severely cost-burdened households, respectively).
Opportunity Occupations Monitor
Opportunity Occupations Monitor
Opportunity occupations are jobs that do not require a bachelor's degree and pay at least the national median wage, adjusted for local cost of living differences. This tool displays opportunity occupations across states and metro areas between 2010 and 2016. It also indicates which jobs are housing cost burdened, meaning that workers contribute more than 30 percent of their monthly salary toward housing expenses.
Following the Money: interactive data
Following the Money
The Atlanta and Philadelphia Feds have expanded the data tool on grant funding in U.S. cities. Users can now explore data on grants that support community and economic development from large foundations, national intermediaries, and key programs at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. We’ve also added instructional videos explaining how grant writers and funders can use the tool.
Small City Economic Dynamism
Small City Economic Dynamism Index
An interactive tool and data set that explores 400 small U.S. cities. The index enables policymakers and practitioners to examine local trends and compare cities across four measures of economic dynamism: demographics, economics, human capital, and infrastructure.
Jobs Calculator
Jobs Calculator
Determines the net employment change needed to achieve a target unemployment rate after a specified number of months. The user can adjust the target unemployment rate, the number of months, and the assumed labor force growth.
Labor Force Participation Dynamics
Labor Force Participation Dynamics
The population over age 60 has been putting significant downward pressure on the overall rate of labor force participation. But they are not the only factor behind the drop. Go to our Labor Force Participation Dynamics page to learn about the behavioral, demographic, and cyclical factors.
Labor Market Distributions Spider Chart
Labor Market Distributions Spider Chart
Allows monitoring of broad labor market developments by comparing current conditions to those in up to two earlier time periods that the user selects.
Wage Growth Tracker
Wage Growth Tracker
Measure of the wage growth of individuals. It is constructed using microdata from the Current Population Survey (CPS), and is the median percent change in the hourly wage of individuals observed 12 months apart.
Foreclosure Resource Center
Foreclosure Resource Center
Resources collected from the Federal Reserve System and external entities to support homeowners, community leaders, and other practitioners working in housing and neighborhood stabilization and revitalization.