Get the Data

Below are the aggregate data used in the Eviction Tracking System. We hope that you find new and productive ways to make use of them. When you do so, please cite as follows:

Peter Hepburn, Renee Louis, and Matthew Desmond. Eviction Tracking System: Version 1.0. Princeton: Princeton University, 2020.www.evictionlab.org.

Scroll below the data table to find code samples for using the data in your own applications. Please submit additional examples!

Site Baseline Years Smallest Geography Data File
All Sites - Census Tract / ZIP Code Download CSV
Austin 2014-2019 ZIP Code Download CSV
Boston 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016 Census Tract Download CSV
Cincinnati 2012-2016 Census Tract Download CSV
Cleveland 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016 Census Tract Download CSV
Houston 2012-2015 Census Tract Download CSV
Jacksonville 2012-2016 Census Tract Download CSV
Kansas City 2012-2015 Census Tract Download CSV
Milwaukee 2012-2016 Census Tract Download CSV
Pittsburgh 2012-2019 ZIP Code Download CSV
Richmond 2016 ZIP Code Download CSV
St Louis 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016 Census Tract Download CSV

Sample code:

# Sample R code to plot weekly filings
# For Milwaukee until week 24 (06/13/2020)

# library(dplyr)
# library(tidyr)
# library(ggplot2)

mke_tract_week_2020 %>%   
  group_by(week, week_date) %>% 
  summarize(filings_2020 = sum(filings_2020),
            filings_avg = sum(filings_avg, na.rm = T)) %>%
  pivot_longer(cols = filings_2020:filings_avg,
               names_to = "year",
               values_to = "filings",
               names_prefix = "filings_") %>% 
  mutate(year = recode(year,
                       avg = "2012-2016")) %>% 
  ggplot(aes(x = week,
             y = filings)) +
  geom_line(aes(color = year)) +
  labs(title = "Milwaukee Weekly Eviction Filings")

Last Updated: June 16, 2020