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ESRI Data – Did you know? Father’s Day Edition

Neck Tie by Catherine Spisszak

While on my normal last-minute rush to buy Father’s Day gifts last night, I realized I was again faced with predicament of buying presents for men that have everything and ask for nothing. The classic gift ideas include clothing, tools or sporting equipment; however, my father could probably circumnavigate the earth three times with all of his ties and I think he has the #1 Dad coffee mug in every color.

In the spirit of Father’s Day, let’s investigate consumer spending on the typical gifts for dad.

In South Padre Island, Texas, households will spend $321.72 on average on men’s apparel in 2009.

In Shaver Lake, California, the Spending Potential Index for shaving needs is 88 (ironically, 12% below the national average – an index of 100 represents the national average).

In Tool City, Texas the Spending Potential Index for power tools is 51 and 76 for hand tools – again, both below the national average.

Households in Fisher Island, FL will spend $27 on average Hunting and Fishing Equipment in 2009, 30% lower than the national average.

Finally, dads in Chevy Chase Village, Maryland can look forward to higher price presents. That area boasts the highest Spending Potential Index for both television purchases and photo equipment and supply purchases at 450 and 425 respectively.

To find out what other goods and services are represented in the Esri Consumer Spending database, please visit http://www.esri.com/data/esri_data/index.html and a special Happy Father’s Day wish to all the dads out there.

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Esri 2009/2014 Demographic Trends

by Catherine Spisszak

2009 Home Value Map

Esri is proud to announce the release of its 2009/2014 Updated Demographic Data. The 2009 data is currently available in Esri Business Analyst Online and for all ad hoc data only orders.

In the past year, changes in the nation’s economy have become extremely personal. The failure of the subprime mortgage market in 2007 extended its impact in 2008, shaking the foundations of the U.S. economy and in some capacity touching every household in the country. Following are some of the key demographic changes for the United States in 2009:

  • Foreclosures up 81% in 2008, with sharp increases since January 2009
  • 2009 median home value at $162,000, down 11.3% from 2008
  • 2008–2009 median home value declined in more than two-thirds of U.S. counties
  • Unemployment rate up to 10.6% (not seasonally adjusted)
  • Job loss at 5.6 million in past year
  • Median household income decline in 37% of U.S. counties
  • Median net worth decline by 7.6% to less than $98,000
  • Fastest-growing areas, 2000–2009:
    • Flagler County, Florida;
    • Kendall County, Illinois (Chicago metro area);
    • Rockwall County, Texas (Dallas-Fort Worth metro area);
    • Pinal County, Arizona (Phoenix metro area)
  • Fastest-growing ZIP Codes, 2000–2009: 89084—North Las Vegas, Nevada; 89086—North Las Vegas, Nevada; 89138—Las Vegas, Nevada; and 80238—Denver, Colorado

Esri’s Updated Demographics are available in a variety of geographies, formats, and variables. For more information please visit http://www.esri.com/data/esri_data/index.html

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Updated 2009/2014 demographic reports are now in ArcGIS Buiness Analyst Online

 by Brenda Wolfe

We are pleased to announce the release of 2009/2014 reports in the latest version of ArcGIS Business Analyst Online.

Our demographers, statisticians and economists have been working hard to bring you the latest demographic and marketplace estimates and projections.  In this economic climate, who isn’t curious about what the future will hold?

These updated reports are only available in the latest version of ArcGIS Business Analyst Online.  In conjunction with the data update, this next generation of the product is now available to everyone!  Both Subscribers and Guests can now order reports and explore the new user interface.

If you are not familiar with the new version of ArcGIS Business Analyst Online, check out this three-minute video.  If you don’t have the free QuickTime player, you can download it here.

You can also click the Quick Start Video on the Home Tab of the application.

In addition to the much anticipated data update, there are some new product features to try out in this next generation of ArcGIS Business Analyst Online.

  • Interactive color-coded mapping of more than 1600 demographic, consumer spending and business variables to help you better understand the market
  • New workflows for creating sites and getting reports
  • Preference options for streamlining the application to the way you want to work.
  • Easier importing of addresses stored in Excel spreadsheets
  • Easier importing of both point and polygon shapefiles
  • A new folder-based approach to organizing sites
  • Improved map look and feel

Give it a try!

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Updated 2009/2014 Demographic Data Available in ArcGIS Business Analyst Online

 by Brenda Wolfe

The Demographic and Income Profile and Market Profile reports (Esri’s two most popular reports) have been updated with 2009 estimates and 2014 projections.  Subscribers to ArcGIS Business Analyst Online can access the updated reports via the new beta.

Note: the updated reports are only located in the beta, and not in previous versions of Business Analyst Online. How’s that for incentive to come on over to the new version?

More reports will be coming out in a couple of weeks, but we wanted to give users an early look at the data given the urgency of getting solid information in today’s economy.

If you don’t have a subscription right now, just call 800-292-2224.  They can hook you up.  Mention this blog for a 10% discount on your subscription, by the way.

Once you are logged in, you can find the updated reports are listed on the Get Reports tab.  Just go to ”2009/2014 Reports” from the dropdown in the Get Reports tab as shown here:

For those of you following the beta progress, here are some additional highlights.

- For those of you who like to be in control (and you know who you are), you can now set Preferences using the link in the upper right of Business Analyst Online. 

- Importing of shapefiles is now available. You now have the option to treat multiple polygons within the shapefile as one area or treat them as separate features to analyze.

- You can check your account status under My Account

Check it out and let us know what you think. You can send us feedback here too: baobeta@esri.com

Enjoy the new numbers!

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