Query demographic data

Learn how to query demographic information for locations around the world with the GeoEnrichment service.

The GeoEnrichment service provides information such as population and household size about geographic areas that you define. The enrich method provides the ability to get facts about a location or area. Using Enrich, you can get information about the people, places, and businesses in a specific area or within a certain distance of a point.

In this tutorial, you use the GeoEnrichment service to search for demographic data within one mile of a clicked point and display the data in a overlay panel.

Prerequisites

You need an ArcGIS account to access the developer dashboard and create an API key.

Steps

Create a new pen

  1. To get started, either complete the Display a map tutorial or .

Set the API key

To access location services, you need an API key or OAuth 2.0 access token.

  1. Go to your dashboard to get an API key. The API key must be scoped to access the services used in this tutorial.

  2. In CodePen, update apiKey to use your key.

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            font-size: 14px;
            color: #323232;
      </style>
    
    </head>
    
    <body>
      <div id="map"></div>
    
      <script>
        const apiKey = "YOUR_API_KEY";
        const basemapEnum = "ArcGIS:Streets";
    
        const map = L.map('map', {
          minZoom: 2
        }).setView([34.02,-118.805], 13);
    
        L.esri.Vector.vectorBasemapLayer(basemapEnum, {
          apiKey: apiKey
        }).addTo(map);
      </script>
    
    </body>
    
    </html>

Add ArcGIS REST JS

Add references to ArcGIS REST JS so you can access the GeoEnrichment service.

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  <title>Esri Leaflet</title>

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    crossorigin=""></script>

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  <script src="https://unpkg.com/esri-leaflet@3.0.0/dist/esri-leaflet.js"></script>
  <script src="https://unpkg.com/esri-leaflet-vector@3.0.0/dist/esri-leaflet-vector.js"></script>


  <!-- Load ArcGIS REST JS libraries from https://unpkg.com -->
  <script src="https://unpkg.com/@esri/arcgis-rest-request@3.0.0/dist/umd/request.umd.js"></script>
  <script src="https://unpkg.com/@esri/arcgis-rest-auth@3.0.0/dist/umd/auth.umd.js"></script>
  <script src="https://unpkg.com/@esri/arcgis-rest-demographics@3.0.0/dist/umd/demographics.umd.js"></script>

  <style>
    body { margin:0; padding:0; }
    #map {
      position: absolute;
      top:0;
      bottom:0;
      right:0;
      left:0;
      font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;
      font-size: 14px;
      color: #323232;
  </style>

</head>

<body>

  <div id="map"></div>

  <script>
    const apiKey = "YOUR_API_KEY";
    const basemapEnum = "ArcGIS:Navigation";
    const map = L.map('map', {
      minZoom: 2
    }).setView([47.33, 18.88],5); //Eastern Europe
      apiKey: apiKey
    let getData = false;
    function goToLocation(e) {
      getData = true;
      const latlngArray = JSON.parse("[" + e.target.value + "]");
      var latlng = L.latLng(latlngArray);
      map.flyTo(latlng, 13);
    map.on('moveend', function(e){
      if (getData) {
      getData = false;
    map.on('click', (e) => {
    const authentication = new arcgisRest.ApiKey({
      key: apiKey
    function getDemographicData(latlng) {
      // Request demographic data
          studyAreas: [{ "geometry": { "x": latlng.lng, "y": latlng.lat } }],
          authentication: authentication
        .then((response) => {
          const data = document.getElementById("data");
          if (response.results[0].value.FeatureSet.length > 0 &&
            response.results[0].value.FeatureSet[0].features.length > 0) {
            const attributes = response.results[0].value.FeatureSet[0].features[0].attributes;
            const content = `<b>Data for a 1 mile search radius</b><br>Population: ${attributes.TOTPOP}<br>Males: ${attributes.TOTMALES} <br>Females: ${attributes.TOTFEMALES}<br>Average Household Size: ${attributes.AVGHHSZ}`;
            var popup = L.popup()
          } else {
            console.log("No data found.");
  </script>

</body>

</html>

Find demographic data

To query demographic data from the GeoEnrichment service, add the following code to select places around the world and the ArcGIS REST JS API to get demographic data.

  • Change the basemap layer to Navigation and the location to center on Eastern Europe.
  • Use the ArcGIS REST JS enrich method to get demographic data for a one mile radius when the map moves to a location or when the user clicks on the map.
  • Display the demographic information in a pop-up.
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<html>

<head>
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  <meta name="viewport" content="initial-scale=1,maximum-scale=1,user-scalable=no" />
  <title>Esri Leaflet</title>

  <!-- Load Leaflet from CDN -->
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    integrity="sha512-xodZBNTC5n17Xt2atTPuE1HxjVMSvLVW9ocqUKLsCC5CXdbqCmblAshOMAS6/keqq/sMZMZ19scR4PsZChSR7A=="
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    crossorigin=""></script>

  <!-- Load Esri Leaflet from CDN -->
  <script src="https://unpkg.com/esri-leaflet@3.0.0/dist/esri-leaflet.js"></script>
  <script src="https://unpkg.com/esri-leaflet-vector@3.0.0/dist/esri-leaflet-vector.js"></script>


  <!-- Load ArcGIS REST JS libraries from https://unpkg.com -->
  <script src="https://unpkg.com/@esri/arcgis-rest-request@3.0.0/dist/umd/request.umd.js"></script>
  <script src="https://unpkg.com/@esri/arcgis-rest-auth@3.0.0/dist/umd/auth.umd.js"></script>
  <script src="https://unpkg.com/@esri/arcgis-rest-demographics@3.0.0/dist/umd/demographics.umd.js"></script>

  <style>
    body { margin:0; padding:0; }
    #map {
      position: absolute;
      top:0;
      bottom:0;
      right:0;
      left:0;
      font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;
      font-size: 14px;
      color: #323232;
  </style>

</head>

<body>

  <div id="map"></div>

  <script>
    const apiKey = "YOUR_API_KEY";
    const basemapEnum = "ArcGIS:Navigation";

    const map = L.map('map', {
      minZoom: 2

    }).setView([47.33, 18.88],5); //Eastern Europe

    L.esri.Vector.vectorBasemapLayer(basemapEnum, {
      apiKey: apiKey
    }).addTo(map);

    let getData = false;

    function goToLocation(e) {
      getData = true;
      const latlngArray = JSON.parse("[" + e.target.value + "]");
      var latlng = L.latLng(latlngArray);
      map.flyTo(latlng, 13);
    }

    map.on('moveend', function(e){
      if (getData) {
        getDemographicData(e.target.getCenter());
      }
      getData = false;
    });

    map.on('click', (e) => {
     getDemographicData(e.latlng);
    });

    const authentication = new arcgisRest.ApiKey({
      key: apiKey
    });

    function getDemographicData(latlng) {
      // Request demographic data
      arcgisRest.queryDemographicData({
          studyAreas: [{ "geometry": { "x": latlng.lng, "y": latlng.lat } }],
          authentication: authentication
        })
        .then((response) => {
          const data = document.getElementById("data");
          if (response.results[0].value.FeatureSet.length > 0 &&
            response.results[0].value.FeatureSet[0].features.length > 0) {
            const attributes = response.results[0].value.FeatureSet[0].features[0].attributes;
            const content = `<b>Data for a 1 mile search radius</b><br>Population: ${attributes.TOTPOP}<br>Males: ${attributes.TOTMALES} <br>Females: ${attributes.TOTFEMALES}<br>Average Household Size: ${attributes.AVGHHSZ}`;
            var popup = L.popup()
              .setLatLng(latlng)
              .setContent(content)
              .openOn(map);
          } else {
            console.log("No data found.");
          }
        });
    }
  </script>

</body>

</html>

Run the app

In CodePen, run your code to display the map.

Select a place and then click on the map to view demographic information.

What's next

Learn how to use additional ArcGIS location services in these tutorials:

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