Headwaters Economics

Populations at Risk

Populations at Risk is a tool to generate reports about at risk populations. Click “Start Now” to:

  1. Select your geographies.
  2. Choose the format you like.
  3. Download your report.

Start Now FAQ


How to generate and download a report

Step 1:

Enter name of location in “Enter location(s):” field

Click the desired location from dropdown menu.

Location is added to “Selected Locations” list.

(for example: Chicago, Cook County, or Illinois)

Step 2:

Click the “Download report” button and choose PDF or Excel format.

The Populations at Risk tool will generate a report for you.

Check your download folder if report does not automatically appear.

Congratulations! You have successfully generated and downloaded a report.

Customize your report

Search locations by type instead of name.

Click “Select type of location(s):” drop down menu and choose desired type.

(For example: Select “American Indian and Native Areas” from dropdown menu. Map will populate with all American Indian and Native Areas. Click on geography in map to select desired area. Follow Step 2 above to download a new report.)

Comparing multiple locations.

Enter additional locations in “Enter Location(s):” field or types in “Select type of location(s):”

Each location added to the “Selected Locations” list will appear in your report.

(Follow Step 2 above to download a new report.)

Change Benchmark Geography.

The Populations at Risk tool uses the entire United States (U.S.) as its Benchmark Geography.

You can easily change the Benchmark Geography by clicking the settings (gear) icon.

(Follow STEP 2 above to download a new report.)

Congratulations! You have successfully generated and downloaded a customized report.

Additional user tips

Use the “Reset” button to start over.

If you have selected too many locations or want to start over, click “Reset” button.


Compare different size communities.

The Populations at Risk tool can compare different size communities across the United States in two ways.

  • After selecting one location (for example, Illinois) a user can then enter a differently-sized community in the “Enter Location(s):” field.
  • Or, users can click “Select type of location(s):” drop down menu to choose the desired type of community. Once selected, the map will populate at that scale, and users can click the desired geographies on the map to add location(s) to the “Selected Locations” list.

(Follow STEP 2 above to download a new report.)

Start Now FAQ

For more information, contact:
Contact: Patricia Gude 406.599.7425 or patty@headwaterseconomics.org.