Exploring SimplyMap Data – Median Rent

In a previous blog entry, we highlighted the benefits of having multiple years of data available for the same variable. This allows users to identify trends over time. Keeping with the same theme, this week we’ll take a look at how the median rent has changed between 2000, 2010 and 2015.

Let’s take a quick look at the US and move on to some cities we suspect may show a marked increase.

First, create a Standard Report and navigate through the median rent variable at this path: Census Data » Housing » Rent.

Next, hover over the variable and use the Select Variable Year option to select the years 2000, 2010 and 2015. Picture below for reference.