ETI Urban Markets Retail Sales Leakage/Surplus Drill Downs
The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Employment and Training Institute provides free retail
sales drill downs to show the difference between the purchasing power of residents in urban
neighborhoods compared to the retail sales estimated to result from numbers of retail employees
in the neighborhood. Retail sales "leakage" or "surplus" estimates are provided for each census
tract in the 100 largest metro areas of the U.S.
ETI Urban Markets Retail Sales Leakage/Surplus Drill Downs|
Census Tracts in the 100 Largest Metro Areas,
For a description of the methodology, see the
Purchasing Power Methodology Page. To obtain free customized purchasing power
profiles for any U.S. census tract or residential ZIP code, go to the
ETI Drill Down Tool
Kit Reports Are Available Free for All U.S. Census Tracts
reports are available to aid local communities and business development:
Business Place-of-Work Drill Downs detail the characteristics of employees working
in each neighborhood by type of employer, industry, earnings, occupations,
and means of
transportation to work for all census tracts in the U.S.
Employer Diversity Drill Downs identify the race/Hispanic origin of the
workforce employed in each U.S. census tract by industry, occupation, and type of
employer. Tables also show the earnings of workers employed in each neighborhood by
race/ethnicity and by age, and the poverty status of workers by means of transportation to
Neighborhood Workforce Drill Downs detail jobs held by employed residents who
live in each census tract by industry, earnings, occupations, and ethnic origin. Tables also show
worker earnings by race/Hispanic origin and by age, and the poverty status of workers by means of
transportation to work.
- Purchasing Power Profiles show the retail potential for 16
different types of consumer expenditures for all census tracts and residential ZIP codes in
the U.S. For the 100 largest metro areas, each ZIP code is ranked on spending per square
mile for each retail category.
- Urban Markets Retail Sales Leakage/Surplus Drill Downs show
the difference between the purchasing power of residents in urban census tracts compared
to the retail sales estimated to result from retail employees in the tract. Free
estimates of each neighborhood's retail sales "leakage" or "surplus" are provided for all
census tracts in the 100 largest metro areas in the U.S.
To Find Census Tracts in Your Community
You can locate the census tract for a specific address at the
U.S. Census Bureau Factfinder Advanced Geography Search page using the
GEOGRAPHY "address search" or "map" option.
For maps of census tracts in any community, go to the
www.census.gov/geo/www/maps/descriptwindows/outline.htm. Click on "Census Tract
Outline Maps 2000." Select your state, then county. Then select the PDF file for your county
or select the first PDF file to locate the tracts for your part of the county.
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