National Forest Socioeconomic Indicators

Explore the socioeconomic conditions in communities surrounding our National Forests

Headwaters Economics’ National Forest Socioeconomic Indicators Tool allows users to quickly run free, easy-to-use reports detailing economics, demographics, land use, business sectors, and other topics for communities near every National Forest.

The National Forest Socioeconomic Indicators Tool is a free, web-based tool created by Headwaters Economics to help land managers, government agency planners, businesses, and others explore socioeconomic conditions in communities near every National Forest in the nation.

Users can explore local data on economics, demographics, land use, economic sectors, and other topics. Reports can be created to compare or aggregate different areas.

The National Forest Socioeconomic Indicator Tool is based on reports from two previously-developed tools: the Economic Profile System (EPS) and Populations at Risk (PAR).

EPS and PAR use data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Bureau of the Census, U.S. Department of Commerce, and other credible public sources. These tools are used by federal land managers, state and local elected officials, planners, city managers, journalists, and researchers in many fields.