Economic Maps of the US

This little post is for the interactive economic map lovers out there.

Ann Arbor Real Estate Talk has tipped us off to USAToday’s “How’s the economy in your hometown.”

Combine that with the Phoenix Real Estate Guy‘s tip to the WSJ’s “Housing Markets: A Vacant Look” and there’s definitely some overlap.

For example in the USAToday map, markets are listed alphabetically over on the right as you roll over by state. Meaning you had best paid attention in 4th and 5th grade when you were learning the important markets of the US to get any contextual information from the map.

WSJ, on the other hand, really only surveys a few counties, but you can see the data in context and the markets grouped together. California is a particularly interesting puzzle.

Do you see anything in these maps?