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Interactive Housing & Transportation Affordability Maps

Super simple, highly detailed

Curious what housing and transportation costs look like in your area in a highly detailed way? Looking for data points to blog about or share with your clients? The Center for Neighborhood Technology has created interactive maps that compare side by side a variety of data points in extreme detail. You can see what part of town has a higher concentration of renters, or analyze transportation costs between the downtown area and suburbs or even travel times for commutes.


Here are the data points you can compare side by side in detail:

Housing and Transportation Costs, Affordability Indices

  • Transportation Costs (Owners v. Renters)
  • Housing + Transportation Costs (Owners v. Renters)

Amplified Exposure to Gas Prices

  • Monthly Transportation Expenses % Income – 2000 gas
  • Monthly Transportation Expenses % Income – 2008 gas
  • Monthly Transportation Expenses- 2000 gas
  • Monthly Transportation Expenses- 2008 gas
  • Annual Household Gasoline Expenses- 2000 Gas Price
  • Annual Household Gasoline Expenses- 2008 Gas Price

Greenhouse Gas from Household Auto Use

  • CO2 per Acre From Household Auto Use
  • CO2 per Household From Household Auto Use

Autos per Household

  • Annual Auto Ownership Cost
  • Vehicle Miles Traveled (VMT) per Household
  • Annual VMT Cost
  • Transit Ridership, % of Workers
  • Annual Transit Cost
  • Household Monthly Transportation Cost

Model Inputs – Environment Variables

  • Residential Density
  • Gross Household Density
  • Employment Access Index
  • Transit Access Index (TAI)
  • Transit Connectivity Index (TCI)
  • Average Block Size
  • Travel Time to Work
  • Travel Time to Work – Transit Commuters
  • Travel Time to Work – Non-Transit Commuters

Model Inputs – Household Variables

  • Median Household Income
  • Average Household Income
  • Commuters per Household
  • Average Household Size

Housing Costs

  • Percent of Households Owning
  • Average Monthly Ownership Costs
  • Average Monthly Rent
  • Average Monthly Housing Cost

Lani is the COO and News Director at The American Genius, has co-authored a book, co-founded BASHH, Austin Digital Jobs, Remote Digital Jobs, and is a seasoned business writer and editorialist with a penchant for the irreverent.



  1. Joe Loomer

    March 25, 2010 at 6:35 am

    Outstanding tool Lani – for once one of your tricks actually includes data from our little neck of the woods! The comparison to 2000’s numbers was particularly eye-popping. Transportation costs have gone up over 8% (as a percentage of housing costs).

    Navy Chief, Navy Pride

  2. BHG Real Estate

    March 25, 2010 at 2:40 pm

    Interactive Housing & Transportation Affordability Maps

  3. topsy_top20k_en

    March 25, 2010 at 2:40 pm

    Interactive Housing & Transportation Affordability Maps: Super simple, highly detailed
    Curious what housing and tr…

  4. Carl Ericson

    March 25, 2010 at 3:07 pm

    @agentgenius Interactive Housing & Transportation Affordability Maps

  5. Mary Beth Rudolph

    March 25, 2010 at 5:10 pm

    RT @BHGRealEstate Interactive Housing & Transportation Affordability Maps

  6. Century 21

    March 25, 2010 at 11:21 pm

    Interactive housing maps FTW!

  7. Jason Lopez

    March 25, 2010 at 11:44 pm

    RT @C21realestate: Interactive housing maps FTW!

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