Data Hero


CMAP’s many data-driven projects provide partners with vetted and trustworthy information. Our data projects are often the result of years of research and collaboration with federal, state, and local sources.


To request data or related information, please fill out this form.  In addition to the links below, see the CMAP Data Hub for various current and archival resources, plus the CMAP Training page for help using GIS and other data tools.

Community Snapshots These summarize demographics, housing, employment, transportation habits, retail sales, property values, and land use in metropolitan Chicago's seven counties, 284 municipalities, and 77 Chicago Community Areas.

Regional Indicators. ON TO 2050 includes a set of regional indicators that serve as benchmarks for monitoring progress of plan implementation.  CMAP also tracks additional indicators that provide insight into the state of the region's economy and transportation infrastructure.

Land Use Data.  Updated every five years, CMAP's Land Use Inventory supports regional planning and policy evaluations as well as local technical assistance activities. CMAP has also established a procedure for evaluating potential Developments of Regional Importance.  A partnership with Chicago Wilderness enhances information on "green infrastructure" -- the region's core conservation lands.

Transportation DataCMAP prepares future traffic projections, which are supported by a substantial regional travel demand modeling system and a large-scale travel survey.  The agency also monitors, analyzes, and provides information on transportation system performance.