About the USFWS Socioeconomic Profiles Tool
What is the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Socioeconomic Profile tool?
- National Wildlife Refuges (NWR)
- Waterfowl Production Areas (WPA)
- National Fish Hatcheries (NFH)
- Wetland Management Districts (WMD)
- Coordination Areas (COORD)
- Administrative Sites (AS)
- Wildlife Management Areas (WMA)
- Fisheries Research Stations (FR)
- National Monuments (NM)
- Conservation Areas (CA)
- Fish Technology Centers (FTC)
Users can explore data on economics, demographics, land use, economic sectors, and other topics. The tool can be used to compare or aggregate data for different areas.
Like EPS and PAR, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Socioeconomic Profile tool uses data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Bureau of the Census, U.S. Department of Commerce, and other credible public sources.
What areas are included in the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Socioeconomic Profile tool?
- Census Tracts
- Census Places (cities/towns)
- American Indian and Native Areas
What is the purpose of the tool?
Agency staff and others can use the tool to access socioeconomic data over time, and track changes on individual or multiple Service units.
What is the geographic scope?
A primary advantage of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Socioeconomic Profile tool is standardized analysis using continuously updated data. With the tool’s user interface, agency staff and other users can quickly reference their Service area(s) of interest and explore relevant data. The area for which data are reported is easy to modify, allowing users to add or remove places as needed.