National Database of Evictions Released

The Eviction Lab at Princeton University released the first national database of court eviction records in the United States. The Lab’s data include nearly 83 million court records related to evictions from 2000 to 2016. The Lab’s website includes a mapping tool showing eviction rates and eviction filing rates by state or county and city rankings for evictions, and the website allows users to download eviction and demographic data for states, counties, cities, and census tracts.

The Eviction Lab is led by Matthew Desmond, the author of the Pulitzer-prize winning book, Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American city, which raised awareness about evictions with the public and policy-makers nationwide.

The Eviction Lab is available at:

A New York Times article on the Eviction Lab is available at: