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Major Statistical Indexes and Databases: PolicyMap

Description of the major multidisciplinary subscription statistical indexes and databases at the MSU Libraries

What is PolicyMap?

PolicyMap is an online data and mapping application that gives access to over 50,000 indicators from hundreds of sources, including some PolicyMap exclusive data related to housing, crime, mortgages, health, jobs, demographics and education. Data are available at all common geographies (address, block group, census tract, zip code, county, city, state, MSA) as well as unique geographies like school districts and political boundaries. Many of the public files are available for download. In addition to interactive maps, datasets are available in tables, and community-based reports. You may also upload your own address level data and share your data and interactive maps with others.

Connect to the Quick Start Tutorial.


You may specify a community and generate a report containing multiple demographic variables for that place:

how to generate a community report


Example of a Community Report (it produces many PDF pages)