Analytics

  • Citywyse: The Five U.S. Metros with the Largest Reduction in Particulate Pollution

    Mar 15, 2019

    This study looked at all US Combined Statistical Areas with a population over 250,000 and air quality index (AQI) records going back every year to 2004. To determine the five cities with the largest reduction in median AQI scores (representing the biggest decrease in air pollution), we calculated the difference between the sum of median AQI... Read More

  • Summer Air Quality in California & the Pacific Northwest

    Feb 12, 2019

    Beginning in June of last year, measurement stations across the U.S. began to regularly measure maximum particulate levels in the "Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups" range. From July to September, stations in all three regions reported "Unhealthy" air pollution levels, particularly in California and the Pacific Northwest. In November, during... Read More

  • Boston - Home Equity Index

    Feb 1, 2019

    This interactive chart visualizes data for Boston, MA and select surrounding area. In Boston, the Zip Code with the highest percentage of homes owned free and clear is across the Charles in Cambridge (02142), where 54% of hoems are owned outright. Unsurprisingly, downtown Zip Code 02110 is the lowest, with only 12% of owner-occupied homes paid... Read More

  • Silicon Valley - Home Equity Index

    Jan 31, 2019

    This interactive chart visualizes ownership and home equity data for the area commonly known as "Silicon Valley", expansively defined to include the area extending to Hayward in the northeast, down to San Jose in the South, and then right up to the border with SF in the northwest. In this area, the three Zip Codes of 94010 (Burlingame / San... Read More

  • San Francisco - Home Equity Index

    Jan 31, 2019

    This interactive chart visualizes ownership and home equity data for San Francisco. The Marina area of SF (Zip Code 94123) has the highest median and aggregate home equity amount, at $6.8 billion total (coincidentally, the same amount spent on the Bay Bridge's Eastern Span Replacement project). The neighborhoods of Hunter's Point and the... Read More

  • New York City - Home Equity Index

    Jan 28, 2019

    This interactive chart visualizes ownership and home equity data for New York City. Manhattan Zip Code 10024 has the highest aggregate home equity, at a whopping $42+ billion, making it the Zip Code with the most owner-occupied equity in the United States. On the other hand, the Zip Code with the highest percent of homes owned outright is 10037.... Read More

  • Kansas City - Home Equity Index

    Jan 28, 2019

    This interactive chart visualizes ownership and home equity data for Kansas City (both MO and KS). Kansas City Zip Code 64125 has the highest percentage of homes owned free and clear, with an astonishing 73% of homes owned outright (within the top 2%, nationally). The Zip Code with the highest median equity is 64113. Homeowners with mortgages... Read More

  • St. Louis - Home Equity Index

    Jan 28, 2019

    This interactive chart visualizes ownership and home equity data for St. Louis, MO. The Zip Code with the highest percentage of homes owned outright is 63107, where 64% of homes are held free and clear (within the top 5%, nationally). Homeowners with mortgages in Ladue (Zip Code 63124) have the most equity in their homes: approximately... Read More

  • Houston - Home Equity Index

    Jan 28, 2019

    This interactive chart visualizes ownership and home equity data for Houston, Texas. Houston Zip Code 77026 has the highest percentage of homes owned free and clear, with an incredible 74% of homes owned outright (within the top 2%, nationally). The Zip Code with the highest equity overall is 77005, (West University Place), with a median home... Read More

  • Tucson - Home Equity Index

    Jan 25, 2019

    This interactive chart visualizes data for Tucson, Aizona and the surrounding area. Tucson is a relatively affordable city for earners across the income spectrum, with a minimum wage of $11 / hour and a good housing affordability ratio for low-income workers. Tucson is generally considered well-balanced when comparing home prices to rental... Read More

  • Cincinnati - Home Equity Index

    Jan 24, 2019

    The Walletwyse Home Equity Index estimates positive equity in owner-occupied homes for U.S. states, cities and Zip Codes. The index demonstrates the extent to which home valuations exceed outstanding mortgage balances. This interactive chart visualizes data for the Cincinnati, Ohio area. The Zip Code with the most equity? 45243 (Indian Hill),... Read More

  • Chicago - Home Equity Index

    Jan 24, 2019

    The Walletwyse Home Equity Index estimates positive equity in owner-occupied homes for U.S. states, cities and Zip Codes. The index demonstrates the extent to which home valuations exceed outstanding mortgage balances. This interactive chart visualizes data for Chicago. The Chicago Zip Code with the most equity? 60614 (Lincoln Park) has around... Read More

  • Global Rent Visualization - 2019

    Jan 20, 2019

    The Walletwyse Global Rent Visualization is an interactive map showing median rental prices for select cities around the globe, now updated for 2019. Attribution to Numbeo.com for the index scores and Rentjungle for spot-checking rent... Read More

  • Seattle, WA - Home Equity Index

    Jan 17, 2019

    The Walletwyse Home Equity Index estimates positive equity in owner-occupied homes for U.S. states, cities and Zip Codes. The index demonstrates the extent to which home valuations exceed outstanding mortgage balances (and occassionally, the opposite). This interactive chart uses data from the Seattle, Washington area. You can access the the... Read More

  • Walletwyse Global ETF Index

    Jan 8, 2019

    One of the advantages of living in a global economy is access to a wide variety of financial markets. With this chart, you can compare performance across a number of global economies using Exchange Traded Fund (ETF) data over a number of time periods. While we encourage people to think expansively about their long-term investments, we also want to... Read More

  • The Places Where Millennials Want to Work

    Jan 3, 2019

    With a few notable exceptions, people are generally more interested in telling you where they are heading (city, a state or even coast), than the company they are going to work for. It's true that company often correlates with location, but as banks, tech firms & diversifieds continuing to, erm, diversify, their office locations, that's not always... Read More

  • Minimum Wage / Home Affordability by Metro Area (Jan 1, 2019)

    Jan 3, 2019

    On January 1, 2019, minimum wage increased in a record number of U.S. cities and states. However, a higher minimum wage doesn't always correlate with affordability. This chart allows you to compare the most recent minimum wage of major U.S. metro areas, with the relative affordability of median-priced housing for the same wage earner, based on the... Read More

  • Walletwyse 2019 Rent vs. Buy Index

    Dec 31, 2018

    Overview Fundamentally, a rent vs. buy index for a particular market tells us whether to expect a higher rate of return on investment by buying and maintaining a home or by renting and investing the difference. Factors considered include typical home vs. rental prices, interest rates vs. the rate of return on investments, upfront & ongoing costs,... Read More