Esri Community Analyst is a cloud-based mapping solution that provides GIS capabilities through a web application, an API for custom applications, or as an add-in for ArcGIS for Desktop. Esri Community Analyst includes global data and reports for more than 135 countries. These datasets range from population and households to healthcare spending and crime rates. Users can access recent demographics about total population, family size, household income, and unemployment. Community Analyst is focused on policy issues and enabling understanding of communities from social issues perspective.
The Community Analyst datasets cover business, consumer spending, and demographic data that are updated quarterly, semiannually, annually and decennially (in the case of U.S. Census data). Global demographic, spending, lifestyle, and business data falls into the following categories:
- Marital Status
- At Risk
- Key Facts
- Supply and Demand
Community analyst also provides data for custom areas user specified on the map or for typical geographic areas, such as congressional district, block groups, census tracts, or ZIP Codes.