What data sources are used in Contexter Market Reports for the current year?

Our Contexter Market Reports contain a variety of data from nearly 50 government and industry sources. We update this data throughout the year, based on when the source data updates are made available. Below, you will find a listing of the data sources used in the current Market Reports and when they are next scheduled to be updated, where applicable:

  • CDFI Fund list of CDFI grants and awards as of April 2019*
  • CDFI Fund list of certified Community Development Financial Institutions as of June 2019*
  • CDFI Fund list of Designated Opportunity Zones as of December 2018
  • CDFI Fund list of New Market Tax Credit Awards as of April 2019*
  • Census Bureau American Community Survey 5-year Demographics Data as of 2018 for county and state
  • Census Bureau American Community Survey 5-year Education Data as of 2018 for county and state
  • Census Bureau American Community Survey 5-year Employment & Industry Data as of 2018 for county and state
  • Census Bureau American Community Survey 5-year Housing Affordability Data for 2016, 2017, 2018
  • Census Bureau American Community Survey 5-year Housing Data as of 2018 for county and state
  • Census Bureau American Community Survey 5-year Income Data as of 2018 for county and state
  • Census Bureau American Community Survey 5-year Median Home Value for 2016, 2017, 2018
  • Census Bureau American Community Survey 5-year Median Income Data for 2016, 2017, 2018
  • Census Bureau American Community Survey 5-year Population Estimates for 2016, 2017, 2018
  • Census Bureau American Community Survey 5-year Poverty Data for 2016, 2017, 2018
  • Census Bureau American Community Survey 5-year Unemployment Data for 2016, 2017, 2018
  • Census Bureau Area and Population Density as of the 2010 Census
  • Census Bureau Census Tract Income Level as of 2019 Updates
  • Census Bureau Community Business Patterns data as of 2017
  • Department of Education’s National Center for Education Statistics as of 2017-2018 School Year
  • FDIC Summary of Deposits Bank Data as of June 2019
  • FEMA Major Disaster Area Designations within the last three years (ongoing updates)
  • FFIEC List of Distressed Non-Metropolitan Middle-Income Census Tracts as of June 2019
  • FFIEC List of Underserved Non-Metropolitan Middle-Income Census Tracts as of June 2019
  • HUD Approved Counseling Agencies as of December 2018*
  • HUD Fair Market Rents Data as of April 2019*
  • HUD LIHTC Awards through June 2018*
  • HUD Section 8 Housing Grants and Projects as of May 2019*
  • IRS Business Master File of Exempt Organizations as of December 2019
  • Proprietary Research of Largest Cities Data as of May 2019
  • SBA List of Small Business Investment Companies as of April 2019*
  • U.S. Postal Service Zip Code Data as December 2019

*Data scheduled for update during the second quarter 2020.

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