Move America Explorer

Welcome to the Move America Explorer!

This web application has been built by the Move America team to visualize the information you might want to know when moving somewhere new.

Click on the map or search a location to see the data

We've collected and visualized a host of data from public sources for anywhere in the contiguous United States. Currenty, the explorer features data for:

  • population
  • housing attributes
  • housing costs
  • ownership/vacancy rates
  • utilities
  • environmental health
  • climate
  • utilities
  • transportation

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Population density gives a rough indication of how rural/urban a location is. The population value shown here is used for all subsequent per capita calculations.

Population Density


people per acre

Population Age

Housing Attributes

Basic information about housing stock, including its type, value, and year built, give hints to the history of settlement and development in that location.

Housing Units

housing units

units per acre


Year Built

Property Value

Ownership and Occupancy

Ownership and occupancy data often give insight to the behavior of local residents. High ownership rates can indicate a more permanent community, whereas high vacancy rates typically indicate high resident turnover.

Ownership Rate

owner occupied

renter occupied

Selected Monthly Owner Costs [SMOC]

SMOC show the sum of payments owed monthly on a property including debts, taxes, insurance, utilities, and fees.

SMOC for homes with a mortgage

SMOC for homes without a mortgage

Cost of Rent

Vacancy Rate

owner vacancy

renter vacancy


Internet Access

The data below breaks down internet service by subscription type. Totals exceed 100% as some Americans hold multiple forms of internet access.

For a more detailed breakdown of service providers, speed, and cost, see the National Broadband Map.

House Heating Fuel

Different parts of the country have different needs and means for keeping their homes warm in the colder months. The data below shows how resident heat their homes.


Environmental Quality Index [EQI]

The EPA Environmental Equality Index measures overall environmental conditions across five domains.

We've rank-ordered the data across all US counties, where a higher percentile rank [PR] indicates worse environmental quality.

Air Toxicity Health Risks

The EPA National Air Toxics Assessment data measures health risks due to air toxicity.

We've rank-ordered the data across all US counties, where a higher percentile rank [PR] indicates a higher health risk.

cancer risk

respiratory risk


Monthly averages for temperature [°F] and precipitation [in] shown below are calculated by the US NOAA.



Natural Hazards

Carbon Footprint

The annual average household carbon footprint for all ZIP codes is provided by the University of California Berkeley CoolClimate Network at


Average Commute


national average

Vehicles per Household

Transportation to Work

Shipping Centers

Post Office[s]

FedEx Location[s]

UPS Location[s]

DHL Location[s]

Data Attribution

US Census Bureau

Data for population, housing, ownership and occupancy, utility access, and transportation are tabulated by ZIP Code by the US Census Bureau. The data is from the 2018 American Community Survey 5-Year Data, accessed via

US Environmental Protection Agency

The Environmental Quality Index [EQI] was compiled by the EPA using data from 2000 to 2005. More information on the EQI, including source data and EPA maps, can be found at

The National Air Toxics Assessment [NATA] was compiled by the EPA using data from 2014. NATA data and study information is available at

US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

1981-2010 Climate Normals are calculated by the US NOAA across its network of monitoring stations. For the Move America Explorer, data at the ZIP code level uses the nearest station for which both temperature and precipitation normals are available. For the source data and more information, visit

National Center for Disaster Preparedness

Natural hazard risk data is collected by various US federal agencies and compiled into the US Natural Hazards Index by the Columbia University National Center for Disaster Preparedness. More information on source datasets and indexing methodology can be found at

US Department of Homeland Security

Shipping center data is maintained by the US DHS as part of its Homeland Infrastructure Foundation-Level Data. More information on source datasets can be found at

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