The Census Data Dashboard is an interactive map coming to Apricot 360 that allows users to dig into the demographic make-up of the communities they serve, arriving June 24th.
Users can search for a City, State, Zip, County or specific location by selecting the Search icon on the map and typing in their search request.
Users can zoom in and out of the map by using zoom quick keys or by selecting the “+” and “-“ icons on the lower right area of the map.
As users zooms in on the map, different boundary lines will appear segmenting by either Counties or Census Tracts depending on a user’s current zoom level.
Counties will be identified by name and can be selected to view demographic data for that county.
Census Tracts are labeled by the fist 4 digits of their tract ID and can be selected to view demographic data within the bounds of the defined area. Census tracts were designed specifically to give a more granular level for population and demographic data collected through the annual census.
Users can select different filters to overlay locations of entities like schools, food banks and shelters on their Census Map by selecting the map icon (located below the search icon) and choosing from a list of filter options. Multiple filters can be selected at one time.
Upon hovering over a location populated by one of the filters, users will see the name of the entity and can click to expand and view additional information about that entity. This includes name, address, link to website, phone number and hours of operation.
Demographic Data Display Card
When a tract or county is selected, a card will appear below displaying data points from the current demographic category selected in the drop down above the card carousel. The color of the card will correspond with the color of the county or tract that it pertains to. Users can select up to 5 counties or tracts to compare at one time.