Data Access

NEO CANDO consists of three separate data tools.  All are free and available to the public but require you to create an account to log in within each data site.

1.  NEO CANDO 2010+SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC DATA.  This system incorporates data from the 2010 Census and American Community Survey, uses up to date geographies, and enables on-demand mapping using Google Maps.

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2.  NEO CANDO HISTORICAL SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC DATA.  The previous version of NEO CANDO is based on geographies defined by the 2000 Census and incorporates social and economic, crime, and property data. NEO CANDO historical data will continue to have data in Census 2000 geographies, and currently provides information from more data sources than NEO CANDO 2010+.

3.  NEO CANDO PROPERTY DATA.  Parcel-level data for Cuyahoga County is available through the NEO CANDO property data tool. These data are collected from a variety of sources including the Cuyahoga County Auditor and the Cuyahoga County Clerk of Courts.


Interactive maps using NEO CANDO data, created for the Cleveland Foundation’s Greater University Circle program, can be found here.


The NEIGHBORHOOD STABILIZATION TEAM WEB APP  is a parcel level integrated data system developed for use by local community development corporations, neighborhood groups and local governments.



How to Use Our Data

Using NEO CANDO – General Information and Precautions

Most of the data in NEO CANDO are updated annually. The Census data are the exception. The Census of the Population occurs every ten years. Many of the data are available from 1990 to the most current year. However, this will vary by data source. Only census, vital statistics and HMDA data are available for the 16 counties outside Cuyahoga County. The following information provides the user with some general information and caveats regarding the data in NEO CANDO. However, we encourage the user to read the data documentation for each of the data sources we provide to understand how we calculate the indicators, precautions and caveats about using the data, and how to appropriately cite the data from NEO CANDO.

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Reference Maps

Reference Maps

The Center has created geographic reference maps showing the cities, townships and villages within each of the 17 counties included in NEO CANDO. Within Cuyahoga County we also have maps for each of the 36 statistical planning areas in the City of Cleveland. The maps also include the census tracts that are within or cross the neighborhoods, cities, townships or villages.

Reference Maps and Geographic Information

Geographic Levels

Geographic Levels in NEO CANDO

Data in NEO CANDO are available at several levels of aggregation, including census geographies and locally defined geographies. Descriptions of each of the different aggregations are provided in the document below.

Geographic Levels in NEO CANDO 2010+

Using American Community Survey (ACS) Data

Using ACS Data

NEO CANDO 2010+ includes data from the Census Bureau’s American Community Survey (ACS), which differs from decennial census data. One major difference is in the sampling error and associated margins of error associated with the ACS. For a summary of the issues in using these data and a description of the methods used to produce those data correlated with local geographic entities, see the document below.

ACS Estimates and Margins of Error in NEO CANDO 2010+