Answered By: Carol Byrne
Last Updated: Mar 18, 2018     Views: 626

SimplyMap is a subscription database that provides a large variety of demographic, marketing, consumer, crime, and some environmental variables for the United States.  (Access the database here.)  Data is provided on the state level and down to the Census Block Group level.

Video Tutorials:


There are three primary outputs for SimplyMap.

  1. Create Map Image
    1. Easily create GIF or PDF map images that can be imported into Word or PowerPoint.
    2. Instructions
  2. Create Table to Download to Excel
    1. There are a couple of report/table options, but the 'Location Analysis Report' is most useful for creating a table.  It is the most useful because it allows you to quickly select many geographic areas to include in your table, such as all zip codes in a state or all Census Block Groups in a county.
    2. Instructions
  3. Ring Study Report
    1. Provides variable summary statistics within 1, 3, and 5 mile radius around a location.  Can be downloaded into Excel.
    2. Instructions

The company that develops SimplyMap (Geographic Research, Inc.) does not create or produce any of the data provided.  Through SimplyMap, we have access to datasets created by other 3rd party data providers.

Comments (2)

  1. Unfortunately, the link is not working now.
    by Nicole on Oct 05, 2015.
  2. Ms. Foster, I just tried the link and it is working fine. Perhaps you can try this again? If this problem persists, please contact our OIT help desk: 817.272.2208
    by Rene Tamez on Oct 06, 2015.