Methodology Statements

  • 2018/2023 Demographic Updates Methodology
    Esri's Updated Demographics continue to build on the industry's most accurate data, while adapting to changes in source data.
  • 2018/2023 Esri Diversity Index
    This white paper defines the U.S. Diversity Index and discusses the features of the Esri race and ethnic origin database that is supplemented by a diversity index.
  • 2018 Esri Daytime Population Methodology
    Along with our comprehensive data catalog describing resident populations, Esri's daytime population data adds clarity when the day part is a significant consideration in an analysis.
  • 2018 Tapestry Segmentation Methodology
    This document describes how Esri uses the traditional statistical methodology of cluster analysis with the latest data mining techniques to create Tapestry Segmentation at smaller geographic levels.
  • 2018 Consumer Spending Methodology
    This methodology white paper describes how Esri integrates data from the latest Consumer Expenditure Surveys (CEX)-the Diary Survey and the Interview Survey-from the Bureau of Labor Statistics with Tapestry Segmentation data to provide a comprehensive database about all consumer expenditures.
  • 2018 Market Potential Methodology
    This document explains how Esri calculates its Market Potential data by combining Esri's Tapestry Segmentation data with consumer survey data from the GfK MRI Doublebase.
  • 2018 Business Locations and Business Summary Methodology
    This document describes how Esri extracts its business data from a comprehensive list of businesses licensed from Infogroup.
  • 2017/2022 Demographic Updates Methodology
    Esri's Updated Demographics continue to build on the industry's most accurate data, while adapting to changes in source data.
  • 2017/2022 Esri Diversity Index
    This white paper defines the U.S. Diversity Index and discusses the features of the Esri race and ethnic origin database that is supplemented by a diversity index.
  • 2017 Retail MarketPlace Methodology (2018 geography)
    This document explains how Esri built the Retail MarketPlace database to provide a complete assessment of the retail marketplace including a measure of the difference between supply and demand by industry sector.
  • 2017 Esri Daytime Population Methodology
    Along with our comprehensive data catalog describing resident populations, Esri's daytime population data adds clarity when the day part is a significant consideration in an analysis.
  • 2017 Tapestry Segmentation Methodology
    This document describes how Esri uses the traditional statistical methodology of cluster analysis with the latest data mining techniques to create Tapestry Segmentation at smaller geographic levels.
  • 2017 Consumer Spending Methodology
    This methodology white paper describes how Esri integrates data from the latest Consumer Expenditure Surveys (CEX)-the Diary Survey and the Interview Survey-from the Bureau of Labor Statistics with Tapestry Segmentation data to provide a comprehensive database about all consumer expenditures.
  • 2017 Market Potential Methodology
    This document explains how Esri calculates its Market Potential data by combining Esri's Tapestry Segmentation data with consumer survey data from the GfK MRI Doublebase.
  • 2017 Retail MarketPlace Methodology
    This document explains how Esri built the Retail MarketPlace database to provide a complete assessment of the retail marketplace including a measure of the difference between supply and demand by industry sector.
  • 2017 Business Locations and Business Summary Methodology
    This document describes how Esri extracts its business data from a comprehensive list of businesses licensed from Infogroup.
  • 2012-2016 American Community Survey Methodology
    This paper summarizes differences between the American Community Survey data and data from the decennial census. Features provided by Esri, such as additional geographies and proprietary Reliability symbols to simplify use of the data, are also described.
  • 2011-2015 American Community Survey Methodology
    This paper summarizes differences between the American Community Survey data and data from the decennial census. Features provided by Esri, such as additional geographies and proprietary Reliability symbols to simplify use of the data, are also described.