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U.S. Education Statistics: Simple Mapping Tools with Education Statistics

Social Explorer

Social Explorer  allows you to create maps and reports using the US Census (1790 to 2010), American Community Survey (2005 to 2018), and other sources.

  • For Decennial census, 1790 to 1930 provides county, state and national data. 1940-2000 provides census tract, county, state and national data. Older tract data is presented with 2010 geographies.
  • Specialized U.S. data resources include mostly county level: FBI Uniform Crime Report, Citizen Voting Age, Black Lives Matter 2020, Cornavirus data, Market Data (2010, 2020, 2025), Religious Congregations and Membership Study (1980 and 2010), County and Zip code US Business Patterns (2014-2018), House Price Index (1994-2019), and Health Data (2010-2020). (PennKey)

Create Tract-level reports

Click Tables

Choose the survey and the year (ACS 5 year or Decennial Census), click Begin Report.

Click geography, then 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

Create Tract-level maps

Click Explore Maps.  Then, on the right, Explore, under United States.  

Enter school address in the search box.  Click correct address in supplied options to go to default population map. Tract boundaries are supplied, based on the automatic zoom level of the map.

Browse by Topic and change data source

In the top-left corner, click Change data(By default, the data selector displays the latest ACS 5-Year Population Density estimate.), select year and category.


PolicyMap -  Create tables, reports, and maps (with up to three data layers).  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

  • PolicyMap Sources, including Census data
  • Data are available at all common geographies (address, block group, census tract, zip code, county, city, state, MSA) as well as school districts and political boundaries.
  • Enter an address to discover the tract in which a school is situated.  

To add / create Map Boundaries

Click on the Map boundaries button at the bottom of the screen, select tracts, or zip codes, or school districts to display these lines.

You can make custom boundaries, such as for catchment areas.  Click Create at page bottom.  Option include to draw a boundary, use a radius from a point, or combine existing boundaries.

U.S. Department of Education


Includes data from NCES (Common Core of Data, IPEDS, NAEP, Private School Universe Survey) and the Census (ACS). Options to create interactive data maps or view existing Story Maps.

National Report Card Data Tools

Create statistical tables, maps, charts.  Provides State Profiles, State Comparisons, and District Profiles.


Provides QuickStats and PowerStats options

EDAT Education Data Analysis Tool  (NCES)

Download selected  NCES survey datasets. Select a survey, population, and variables. Select a statistical software package (SAS, SPSS, Stata, R, S-Plus, or SUDAAN) or a generic file format (ASCII or CSV).  ECLS-K (Early Childhood Longitudinal Study - Kindergarten Class of 1998-99), ELS (Education Longitudinal Study of 2002), HSLS (High School Longitudinal Study of 2009), NELS (National Education Longitudinal Study of 1988), NHES (National Household Education Survey), SASS (Schools and Staffing and Teacher Follow-up Surveys), and SSOCS (School Survey on Crime and Safety) datasets.

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