With Social Explorer, create maps and reports using the U.S. Decennial Census (1790 to 2010), American Community Survey (2005 to 2018), and other sources. (PennKey)
Create Tract-level reports
Choose the survey and the year (ACS 5 year or Decennial Census), click Begin Report.
In the Select a Geographic type menu, choose 140 Census Tract.
Navigate to Pennsylvania > Philadelphia County > Tract numbers (you can selected multiple tracts), Add and Proceed to Tables
Choose desired Table(s), Add, and Show Results
Note that Documentation and Data Dictionary links will appear at the bottom of the results screen. Data can be downloaded to EXCEL.
Create Tract-level maps
Click Explore Maps. Then, on the right, click the Explore button, under the United States map.
Enter school address in the search box. Click correct address in supplied options to go to default population map. Based on the automatic zoom level of the map, tract boundaries are supplied. By default, the data selector displays the latest ACS 5-Year Population Density estimate.
Explore Data Sources
In the top-left corner, click Select year, category, and elements within a category.
Visualization types include Shaded Area, Bubbles, and Dot Density.
Colors and cutpoints can be adjusted.
With PolicyMap, create tables, reports, and maps. Access over 15K indicators from more than 150 authoritative public and proprietary sources covering demographics, education, housing, health, labor and more.. Create a personal account in order to save work. (PennKey)
Create a Map
Creating Custom Boundaries
You can make custom boundaries, such as for a catchment area or two combine two tracks if a school resides on the boarder between two tracts. When looking at a map, click at page bottom. Options include to draw a boundary, use a radius from a point, or combine existing boundaries.
Reports - Use reports to assemble data about a single location. Locations are either:
1) Predefined geography (census tract, block group, Congressional District, School District, State District, Metro area).
2) Radius around a location point. Enter school address, in the pop-up, click Report, choose radius around school.
3) Custom Regions
The data and reports are pre-determined and include: Community Profile, Community Health Report, Rental Housing Report, Home Mortgage Report