DATA DICTIONARY FOR MULTIFAMILY LOCATION SELECTORS

 
Multiple Filtering by Any One or Combination of the Following:

 

BY GEOID

The GEOID gives the census tract to which the information is tied.  Each census tract is composed of 11 digits. 

1-2nd position:  First two digits is the State FIPS code:  01 = Alabama

3-5th position:  Three digits is the County identifier  (the first 5 digits is the County FIPS code)

6-11th position:  Six digits identifies the census tract.

Enter a census tract number to see its information.

BY REGION OR DISTRICT

Enter one of the following regions: 

  • Northern
  • North Central
  • South Central
  • Southeastern
  • Gulf Coast

OR  Enter one of the following districts:

01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12

 

 

BY CITY OR COUNTY

Enter the City Name OR

Enter the County Name

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BY ZIP CODE

Enter zip code

To show multiple zipcodes enter fewer digits:

Example:  
36 = would include all zipcodes that begin with “36”

 

 

 





BY SITESCAPE CATEGORY

Large Cities
Medium Cities
Small Cities
Large Suburbs
Medium Suburbs
Small Suburbs
Large Towns
Medium Towns
Small Towns
Fringe Settlements
Distant Settlements
Remote Areas

BY UNREACHED STATUS

Enter one of the following:

Most:  (71%+)

Significant:  (66% to 70%)

Mainly:  (61% to 65%)

Least:  (0-60%)

 

 

BY TOP SITE

Is this location a top mission site?


yes – identified as one of the top locations

no – not identified as one of the top locations



BY MULTIFAMILY POPULATION

MF-POP refers to the population that live in a multifamily structure in the census tract.  This is the total population that live in a 2 unit, 3-4 unit, 5-9 unit, 10-19 unit, 20-49 unit or 50 plus unit structure.  A "unit" refers to a place where one family unit resides.

 

BY MULTIFAMILY HOUSEHOLDS

MF-HHLDS refers to the number of households that live in a multifamily structure in the census tract.  This is the total number of households that live in a 2 unit, 3-4 unit, 5-9 unit, 10-19 unit, 20-49 unit or 50 plus unit structure.  A "unit" refers to a place where one family unit resides.

 

 

 

 

 

 

BY POPULATION PER MULTIFAMILY HOUSEHOLD

MFPopPerHH refers to the household size that live in a multifamily structure in the census tract.  This is the average number of people per household that live in a 2 unit, 3-4 unit, 5-9 unit, 10-19 unit, 20-49 unit or 50 plus unit structure.  A "unit" refers to a place where one family unit resides.

 

 

 






BY DOMINANT AGE OF HOUSEHOLDER

DOMAGE refers to the dominant age of the householder in the census tract.  The use of the word "dominant" means that more than 50% of the householders are in that age bracket (except when the word "mixed" is used).  The age brackets are:

15t34: 
Householder age 15 to 34

35t64: 
Householder age 35 to 64

65plus: 
Householder age 65 or more

Mixed: 
Less than 50% in any category

BY PRESENCE OF FINANCIAL SUBSIDY

"Subsidized" means that at least some of the residents in this location receive financial assistance from the government to help with the cost of their rent.  For most this comes in the form of tax credits under the Low Income Housing Tax Credits program of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

 

 

 

 

 

BY TYPE OF BUILDING COMPLEX

"Type of Building Complex" refers to the type of structures that you may likely find in this location.  The building types include: 

Garden Apartments: Typically has 2 to 4 units per buiding

Low Rise Apartments:  Has 5 to 19 units per building

Medium Rise Apartments:  Has 20 to 49 units per building

High Rise Apartments:  Has 50 or more units per building

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




BY TYPE OF RESIDENCE TENURE

Residence Tenure refers to the expected longevity in a residence based on whether the household is an owner or a renter.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BY DOMINANT HOUSEHOLD INCOME

Household income refers to the total income of the household.  The use of the word "dominant" refers to the fact that more than 50% of households in the location are in that income category.  Below is a list of income categories:

Poverty Income:
This category includes those in poverty and the working poor denoted by the following income levels:

Deep Poverty:      
Less than $10,000
Chronic Poverty:  
$10,000 to $19,999
Working Poor:     
$20,000 to $34,999

Middle Income:
This category includes those in the lower middle to upper middle income brackets, including:

Lower Middle:       
$35,000 to $49,999
Stable Middle:      
$50,000 to $74,999
Upper Middle:       
$75,000 to $99,999

 

Upper Income:
This category includes those whose household incomes are six figures or more. 

Upper Income:      
$100,000 plus

 

Mixed:
No category has more than 50% of the households in that category.

BY DOMINANT HOUSEHOLD RACE

"Household Race" refers to the race of the householder in the household.  Several broad categories are included in the table:

Asian:
Asian descended citizens, immigrants and refugees

Black:
African descended citizens, immigrants and refugees

Hispanic:
Although not a race, Hispanics are included together and have been subtracted from the other race categories.  These refer to those with Latino heritage traced back to Spain, but also includes those with roots in Portugal or Brazil.

Islander:
Pacific Islanders and Hawaiians

Multirace:
A heritage of more than one race.

Other:
Other race not included in the list

Native:
Native American and First Nations from Canada

White NH:
White race but does not include Hispanics

Mixed:
No category has more than 50% of the racial mix in the location.

 

 




TERM DEFINITIONS FOR LOCATION SELECTOR

Some of the terms used above are defined below.

Unreached

The percentage of the population who do not consider themselves to be an evangelical based on a national survey and correlated with several other datasets.  The following categories are included in the unreached definition:  religious but not evangelical (which means they attend an institutional version of religion that is not evangelical); spiritual but not evangelical (which means they are interested in spirituality and may be into alternative spiritualities like new age); and those that are not interested in religion or spirituality.

Top Mission Site

The Top Mission Sites identifies the top unreached locations within the chosen geographical area.  To arrive at this designation, a number of data sources have been used and cross-tabulated in order to make this determination.  These locations are chosen based on the following factors within the site location:

  • A weighting algorithm that includes the following variables:  number of households, percent of active evangelical presence, percent of unreached population, and percent of population that are religious but not evangelical.
  • Ring size based on the IICM Sitescape location type:  city (generally inner city or high density area - 1/2 mile ring; suburb - 1 1/2 mile ring; towns - 3 mile ring; and country - 7 mile ring.
  • Distance from other chosen locations based on the IICM Sitescape density location type: city - 1-2 miles; suburb - 3-4 miles; town - 6-8 miles; and country - 14-16 miles.

A Mission Point report for each region provides detailed informalocationselector3.jpgtion about each Mission Site location.  Each location is identified by census tract centroid,latitude & longitude, city,county, IICM Sitescape category and group, density and population patterns, number of households, and the number of households and percentage for:  active evangelicals, unreached status, religious but not evangelical, spiritual but not evangelical, and not evangelical and not interested in religion or spirituality.  A map of each location is also provided.  Additional information about community types and diversity and density indexes are included.

A Mission Site Digest report provides a summary of the top community types and lifestyle segments in the mission site location.  Click on the report link provided in the Location Selector table.

A full Mission Site report may be accessed through the Resource pages.