Mayo Clinic HOUSES Program services include:

  • HOUSES Index. Provides individual-level socioeconomic measure at the time of interest.
  • Area Deprivation Index (ADI). Gives aggregate measure for rankings of neighborhoods by socioeconomic disadvantage in a region of interest.
  • Rural-Urban Commuting Area (RUCA) classification. RUCA codes provide a breakdown of county-level metropolitan and micropolitan areas — population density, urbanization and daily commuting — to identify urban cores and adjacent territory that is economically integrated with those cores.
  • Urban and rural by census. Offers delineation of geographic areas, identifying both individual urban areas and the rural areas of the nation.
  • Estimation of distance from study subject to a reference place. Furnishes distance from a specific address to a point of interest such as the distance from a patient's home to the hospital.
  • Geo reports. Enable pinpointing event locations of interest on a map and overlaying other events of interest over HOUSES Index distribution.

Frequently asked questions

  • How much will my project cost? Costs vary from project to project, depending on sample size and requested services. Contact the research team for details.
  • Will all my study individuals have a HOUSES Index? The HOUSES Index is available for nearly all residential addresses in the United States. The HOUSES Index will not be available for PO Box addresses or nonresidential addresses, such as hospitals and schools.