MAG Regional Analytics Digest: Quarterly update for MAG data and map users


Regional Analytics Digest | May 2021 | Maricopa Association of Governments
Inside this Issue:

Heat Relief Network

Each summer, MAG coordinates the mapping of the Heat Relief Network, a network of partners providing hydration stations, cooling centers, and water donation sites throughout the Valley  with the goal of preventing heat-related and heat-caused deaths among vulnerable populations and people experiencing homelessness. Partners fill out an online submission form to be included on the Heat Relief Network Interactive Viewer. Individuals and groups interested in partnering or donating can find more information here.

ACS Demographic Trends

MAG has created a set of slides and tables showing demographic trends from a comparison of the 2010-2014 American Community Survey 5-year estimates with the 2015-2019 American Community Survey 5-year estimates. This analysis examines how total population, age, minority population, level of education, and poverty status within the MAG region has changed in the two intervals, as well as a comparison of individual states for the same categories.

Movers Data

New data on household migration for the region is now available on the Community Profiles webpage. Presentation slides and tables show the number of households moving to and from the MAG region and its member cities and towns, including monthly incoming/outgoing figures and areas from which households are moving.

Arizona Exports

The webpage and infographic highlighting Arizona's export economy has been updated with 2019 and 2020 data. In 2019, commodities exported from Arizona were valued at $24.7 billion. The Phoenix Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) accounts for 69% of those exports. Trade is an important component for measuring how well the economy is doing. Net trade, exports minus imports, is a component of an area’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) which measures personal consumption, business investment, government spending, and trade. In 2019 and 2020, Arizona experienced a trade balance deficit, with more imports than exports in both years.

Virtual Maps & Data Training

Dates and times for the FREE 2021 MAG Maps & Data virtual workshops are posted on the map viewer training site, with links to the Eventbrite registration sites. These webinars are designed to introduce you to MAG’s powerful interactive map viewers and exclusive regional datasets, which can be accessed by anyone from any online device. The next webinar is May 18! Registration deadline is 48 hours prior to the workshop. If your group would like a personalized webinar, contact us at It’s still free!

Recreation and Bikeways

Temperatures are on the rise but early mornings and late afternoons still present an opportunity to get out and enjoy the fresh air. Use our recreation viewer to search for parks with specific amenities, fishing lakes, hiking trails and other outdoor recreation areas in our region. If you’re planning on taking your bike out for a spin, use our bikeways viewer to find new places to ride.

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