IIUSA is pleased to present this interactive mapping tool to visualize the policy impacts of various policy proposals to reform Targeted Employment Areas (“TEAs”).

Policy Proposals include:

1) Economically Highly Distressed Area: A census tract that has the following characteristics:

  • Poverty rate greater than 30%;
  • Median family income (MFI) does not exceed 60% of statewide equivalent MFI or MSA-wide MFI;
  • Unemployment rate which is at least 1.5 times the national average.

2) New Market Tax Credit Criteria: A census tract that has the following characteristics:

  • Poverty rate greater than 25%;
  • Median family income (MFI) does not exceed 70% of statewide equivalent MFI or MSA-wide MFI;
  • Unemployment rate which is at least 1.25 times the national average.

 


Questions/Comments on Analytic Mapping Tool?  Contact IIUSA at tech@iiusa.org.

Questions/Comments on TEA policy?  Contact IIUSA at advocacy@iiusa.org.


TEA Census Tract Maps

The interactive maps below visualize all census tracts that would be qualified as a TEA based on a variety of policy scenarios. Use the tab to view the TEA census tract maps under different policy proposals (the economically highly distressed criteria versus the New Market Tax Credit criteria).

Note: The census tracts data are considerably massive , it could take a few moments for the map to load. Please do not refresh the webpage.


Fullscreen Map
Hover the census tracts for more details.
Tips: Use the search tool to check whether an address (e.g. “300 New Jersey Ave, Washington, DC”) is located within a TEA census tract.


Fullscreen Map
Hover the census tracts for more details.
Tips: Use the search tool to check whether an address (e.g. “300 New Jersey Ave, Washington, DC”) is located within a TEA census tract.

TEA Policy Proposals Analysis

Percentage of total U.S. census tracts would be qualified as TEAs under:

Download TEA Census Tracts Qualification Data & State Overview (IIUSA Members Only)

TEA Qualifications for all Census Tracts
TEA Census Tracts Overview by State

Data Source: 2015 American Community Survey (ACS) 5-Year Estimate (Table S2301: Unemployment Status, S1701: Poverty Rate, and B19113: Median Family Income) from U.S. Census Bureau Fact Finder website (http://factfinder2.census.gov).

Questions/Comments on TEA policy? Contact IIUSA at advocacy@iiusa.org.

Issue with a project listing? Contact IIUSA at tech@iiusa.org.

Mapping tool & data analysis prepared by: Lee Li, Policy Analyst, IIUSA