Headwaters Economics

Economic Profile System

Download socioeconomic reports of communities, counties, & states, including aggregations and comparisons. The Economic Profile System (EPS) uses federal data sources, including the Bureaus of Economic Analysis, Census, & others. EPS is also known as the Human Dimensions Toolkit by the Forest Service.

EPS Technical Information

For data sources referred to in the table below as having monthly, annual, or five‐year update frequencies, Headwaters Economics processes newly released datasets within a maximum of 90 days post publication by each individual data source. Therefore, EPS reports always show the latest available numbers to within 90 days of each data source release date.

Data Source Update Frequency Last Update Time Period Covered EPS Reports
U.S. Department of Commerce. Census Bureau, American Community Survey Office, Washington, D.C. Annually January-2017 2009-2015 Amenities, Demographics, Tourism
U.S. Department of Commerce. Bureau of Economic Analysis, Regional Economic Accounts, Washington, D.C. Annually December-2016 1970-2015 Agriculture, Amenities, Government, Measures, Nonlabor, Summary
U.S. Department of Interior. U.S. Geological Survey, Gap Analysis Program. Protected Areas Database of the United States (PADUS) version 1.4, Moscow, ID Unscheduled October-2016 2016 Amenities, Landuse, Summary
U.S. Department of Commerce. Census Bureau, Nonemployer Statistics, Washington, D.C. Annually September-2016 1998-2014 Mining, Timber
U.S. Department of Labor. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages, Washington, D.C. Annually August-2016 1990-2015 Agriculture, Government, Measures, Mining, Services, Timber, Tourism
U.S. Department of Labor. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Local Area Unemployment Statistics, Washington, D.C. Monthly July-2016 1976-2015 Measures, Summary, Tourism
U.S. Department of Commerce. Census Bureau, County Business Patterns, Washington, D.C. Annually July-2016 1998-2014 Amenities, Mining, Services, Summary, Timber, Tourism
U.S. Department of Interior. Payments in Lieu of Taxes (PILT), Washington, D.C. Annually April-2016 1986-2015 Fedpayments, Summary
U.S. Department of Agriculture. Forest Service, Washington, D.C. Annually April-2016 1986-2015 Fedpayments, Summary
U.S. Department of Interior. Bureau of Land Management, Washington, D.C. Annually April-2016 1986-2015 Fedpayments, Summary
U.S. Department of Interior. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Washington, D.C. When Available April-2016 1986-2015 Fedpayments, Summary
U.S. Department of Interior. Office of Natural Resources Revenue, Washington, D.C. Annually April-2016 1986-2015 Fedpayments, Summary
U.S. Department of Commerce. Census Bureau, Population Division, Washington, D.C. Annually March-2016 2000-2015 Amenities, Measures
U.S. Department of Agriculture. National Agricultural Statistics Service, Census of Agriculture, Washington, D.C. Every Five Years September-2015 2012 Agriculture
U.S. Department of Commerce. Census Bureau, Governments Division, Washington, D.C. Every Five Years March-2015 1987-2012 Fedpayments, Summary
U.S. Department of Commerce. Census Bureau, Population Division, Washington, D.C. When Available May-2014 na Measures
National Bureau of Economic Research. Cambridge, MA Unscheduled October-2013 1969-2012 Measures
U.S. Department of Interior. U.S. Geological Survey, NASA MODIS Land Cover Type Yearly L3 Global 1km MOD12Q1, Sioux Falls, SD Unscheduled May-2013 2006 Landuse, Summary
Theobald, DM. 2013. Land use classes for ICLUS/SERGoM v2013. Unpublished report, Colorado State University Unscheduled May-2013 2000-2010 Amenities, Landuse, Summary
Gude, P.H., Rasker, R., and van den Noort, J. 2008. Potential for Future Development on Fire-Prone Lands. Journal of Forestry 106(4):198-205; U.S. Department of Commerce. 2011. TIGER/Line 2010 Census Blocks and 2010 Summary File 1, Washington, D.C. Unscheduled May-2013 2010 Summary, WUI
Rasker, R. 2006. "An Exploration Into the Economic Impact of Industrial Development Versus Conservation on Western Public Lands." Society and Natural Resources. 19(3): 191-207 Unscheduled na 0000 Amenities, Landuse, Summary
U.S. Department of Agriculture. Forest Service, Land Areas Report, Washington, D.C. Unscheduled na 2009 Landuse
U.S. Department of Commerce. Census Bureau, 2000 Decennial Census, Washington, D.C. Decennially na 2000 Demographics

Filling Data Gaps in Regional Economic Information System (REIS, Bureau of Economic Analysis, 0.7MB PDF)

Filling Data Gaps in County Business Patterns (CBP, Census Bureau, 1.6MB PDF)

Sources and Methods for Federal County Payments (1.7MB PDF)

Income Reporting: Place of Work or Place of Residence? (185K PDF)

EPS was designed and funded in partnership with the Bureau of Land Management and the U.S. Forest Service. (Terms of Use)

EPS Custom Data Sets

Headwaters Economics provides custom data sets for research and other non-commmercial purposes. Call or email us to find out about our services.

For more information, contact:
Patricia Gude at 406.599.7425 or [email]