Community Profiles

As a State Data Center for the central Puget Sound region, PSRC keeps a complete inventory of data released from the U.S. Census Bureau. Cities and counties use it to track the well-being of children, families, and the elderly as well as to determine where to locate new public facilities. This portal includes demographic profiles on a variety of topics for all cities and towns in the PSRC region.
The data on this dashboard is a snapshot of the information that is available from the US Census Bureau. In order to view data for all the cities and towns in the Puget Sound region, we are limited to using American Community Survey (ACS) 5 year data. For this reason, you will only find two non-overlapping sets of data on this dashboard. By only including non-overlapping data, users can analyze the data for changing trends. The data on this dashboard is divided into five categories:

People Measures
Household & Housing Measures
Job & Income Measures
Transportation Measures
Transportation Projects

Click on the icon at the top of the page that corresponds to the metrics that you are interested in and you will get access to those measures. If you have any questions about the data or are curious what else we might have, please click here and we will be happy to help.
The person level metrics on this page cover the topics of Age, Race & Ethnicity, Health Coverage and Disability Status. Data Profile 2 (DP02) includes information on People with Disabilites within a community, DP03 includes information of people's access to health coverage and DP05 includes details on Age and Race & Ethnicity. Data profiles are a summarization of a variety of Census Detailed Tables contained within the American Community Survey datasets and are a great resource for high level statistics for a community however detailed information requires the use of specific ACS tables.
The housing and household level metrics on this page cover the topics of Housing Type, Home Values, Monthly Rental Cost and Home Ownership. Data Profile 4 (DP04) includes a wealth of information on housing and household characteristics. Data profiles are a summarization of a variety of Census Detailed Tables contained within the American Community Survey datasets and are a great resource for high level statistics for a community however detailed information requires the use of specific ACS tables.
The job and income metrics on this page cover the topics of Educational Attainment, Occupation of residents, Industry of residents and Median Income for houesholds. Job and income characteristics are summarized in Data Profile 3 (DP03) and Educational Attainment is included in DP02. Data profiles are a summarization of a variety of Census Detailed Tables contained within the American Community Survey datasets and are a great resource for high level statistics for a community however detailed information requires the use of specific ACS tables.
The travel related metrics on this page cover the topics of Mode Share, Travel Time and Time of Departure for Work related travel as well as the number of Vehicles Available for households in the community. Mode Share and Vehicle Availability are metrics from Data Profile 3 (DP03) and DP04 respectively. Detailed Travel Time comes from table B08303 and Departure Time is from table B08302. Data profiles are a summarization of a variety of Census Detailed Tables contained within the American Community Survey datasets and are a great resource for high level statistics for a community however detailed information requires the use of specific ACS tables.

The TIP provides a summary of current transportation projects underway within King, Pierce, Snohomish, and Kitsap counties. These projects are funded with federal, state and local funds, including the most recent federal grants awarded through PSRC.

The TIP spans a four-year period and must be updated at least every two years. After public review and comment, the TIP is approved by the Regional Council's Transportation Policy and Executive Boards before being submitted for further approvals to the Governor and ultimately the U.S. Department of Transportation.



Larger scale regional investments planned through 2050 are included in the RTP on the Regional Capacity Projects list.

Regional Capacity Projects are those projects adding capacity to the regional system above a pre-determined threshold, and include roadway, transit, bicycle/pedestrian and other project types. Projects meeting this threshold must be approved on the list before proceeding towards funding and implementation. Projects that are below this threshold are considered programmatic in the plan and are able to pursue funding and implementation with no further actions.

As part of the update, projects are requested to be either in the financially constrained plan or in the Unprogrammed portion of the plan.



Data Sources

The data in this portal comes from a few key sources:

Census Data

The Census Data used in this portal is stored in PSRC's central database but is available from the US Census Bureau. All tables can be downloaded either via the Census API (https://www.census.gov/data/developers/data-sets/acs-5year.html) or the Census Data page (https://data.census.gov/cedsci/).

Census Tables:

Travel Time to Work: Table B08303
Departure Time to Work: Table B08302
Age: Data Profile 5 (DP05)
Disability: Data Profile 2 (DP02)
Housing Units: Data Profile 4 (DP04)
Home Value: Data Profile 4 (DP04)
Income: Data Profile 3 (DP03)
Industry: Data Profile 3 (DP03)
Mode Share: Data Profile 3 (DP03)
Monthly Rent: Data Profile 4 (DP04)
Occupation: Data Profile 3 (DP03)
Race: Data Profile 5 (DP05)
Vehicles Available: Data Profile 4 (DP04)