Community Development


Maps and data

October 8, 2010

Richmond Fed Puts Map Resources Online

Richmond, Va.

The Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond's Community Affairs Department has released an online compilation of maps using public data compiled for the Fifth Federal Reserve District – Virginia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, the District of Columbia and most of West Virginia. The Map Resource Center contains maps showing the geographic areas that qualify for federal tax credits, targeted investment and other community investment programs. The purpose of the Map Resource Center is to display spatially information relevant to addressing the needs of low- and moderate-income communities in the Fifth District such as affordable housing, economic development and lending opportunities. The maps can be used by public officials, nonprofit organizations and private individuals to understand where resources may be targeted to best serve this population. The Resource Center also provides a service to organizations that may not have the capability to develop maps for themselves.

Data provided is offered at the zip code and census tract level. Each map is available in joint photographic expert group (jpeg) and portable document format (pdf) format. A glossary section offers brief definitions on the content of the maps as well as links for additional information. Topics and maps will be updated and as new issues emerge.

Map Resource Center

The Richmond Fed serves the Fifth Federal Reserve District, which includes the District of Columbia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia and most of West Virginia. As part of the nation's central bank, we're one of 12 regional Reserve Banks that work together with the Federal Reserve's Board of Governors to strengthen the economy and our communities. We manage the nation's money supply to keep inflation low and help the economy grow. We also supervise and regulate financial institutions to help safeguard our nation's financial system and protect the integrity and efficiency of our payments system.


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