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This data was obtained from the US Census Bureau’s 2010 American Community Survey (ACS). The US rent/mortgage datasets provided by eSpatial can be used to examine and analyse residential rent and mortgage levels across the US. These datasets can be used in conjunction with the eSpatial mapping software to create reports which investigate gross rent, house value and the mortgage status of residences within the US. Reports can be generated which examine these topics at the US State, County, CSA and MSA geographical levels. You can also link and connect your own personal or commercial data to these datasets. US tenure rates and types across the US can also therefore be analysed in relation to your own data. Below is an example of a simple US Rent/Mortgage report. This report was designed by eSpatial to illustrate how to get the most out of the eSpatial mapping software and the data it provides.

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A simple report was created using the eSpatial mapping software and the Rent/Mortgage (State) dataset it provides. This report examines mortgage status, house value and gross rent values across the US. The US rent/mortgage datasets provided by eSpatial offer a number of different mortgage status, house and gross rent value categories which can be reported on but for the purpose of this report the number of residences with no mortgages, house values between $150,000 and $174,999 and gross rent values between $1,000 and $1,249 were chosen as an example.

States are colored and categorized according to the number of residences with no mortgage. The graduated color scheme adopted by eSpatial mapping software allows for a quick and easy analysis of this data. It is evident from the map that yellow colored states (e.g. Nevada) have the lowest number of residences without a mortgage, less than 150,000 while red colored states (e.g. North Carolina) have the most residences with no mortgages, more than 600,000. It is also therefore easy to surmise that the number of residences with no mortgages in the light orange (e.g. New Mexico), orange (e.g. Kentucky) and dark orange (e.g. Arizona) colored states lies somewhere between 150,000 and 600,000 residences respectively.

Firstly the topic reflected in the map can be changed quickly and easily simply by selecting the map this field option. Once this option has been selected the map will change to reflect the values in this topic (e.g. select the map this field option on Value $150000-$174999 to see these values mapped in relation to US states). Secondly the report can be sorted in ascending or descending order. This is useful when trying to decipher quickly which areas have the highest/lowest values (e.g. select sort ascending on Rent $1000 to $1249 to see which state has the lowest number of residences paying this amount of gross rent). Finally the report can also be filtered by specific values. This is useful when trying to quickly search for areas with specific values (e.g. select filter results on No. No Mortgage so that states with between 100,000 and 300,000 residences without mortgages are only displayed on the map).

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