Sunday, March 22, 2009

St. Louis Fed's Data-Mapping Tool: GeoFRED

GeoFRED is a data-mapping tool that displays color-coded data on the state, MSA (metro areas) and county levels. For example, GeoFRED can display unemployment, labor force and population for all U.S. counties. Users can select among 19,000 FRED data series and customize these printable maps according to size, scope and detail.

HT: NY Times Economix Blog

MP: Map above (click to enlarge) shows the variation in home ownership rates across the U.S., from three states above 76% (W. Va, Delaware and Michigan) to three states below 64% (Nevada, CA and NY). Sorry about the poor resolution, that's as good as I could get it.


At 3/22/2009 5:30 PM, Blogger QT said...

As you observe, Nevada & California have home ownership of less than 64%. It is interesting that NV, CAL, FL, and MI have most been affected by the housing bubble & subsequent foreclosures. Yet only MI has a high rate of home ownership which seems to dampen the CRA thesis somewhat.


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