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Esri's Tapestry Segmentation offers insight to changing population

Redlands, Calif. — Esri announced the next generation of its Tapestry Segmentation system, which reflects a decade of analysis of major U.S. events such as the housing boom of the early 2000s and its long-term impacts on the U.S. population.

Tapestry, which provides accurate, structured classification of U.S. neighborhoods based on segmentation methodology and socioeconomic and demographic characteristics, uncovered current trends including reduced incomes, lower home values, and an increasingly diverse population. A steady shift in household types from traditional to nontraditional families and an aging population are also portrayed.

“Tapestry segments reflect both the stability of gradual change in a maturing population and the impact of big events like the Great Recession," said Catherine Spisszak, data products manager at Esri. "Though many segments are new in order to depict this change, most segments remain the same so users can easily transition to the next generation of the system."

Esri provides access to Tapestry data across the ArcGIS platform in reports, web maps, infographics, and data enrichment, so anyone can easily understand local markets.