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Traffic Counts

Esri's Traffic Counts data tracks peak and low traffic volume by the number of vehicles that cross a certain point of a street location. Updated quarterly, the Traffic Counts database contains more than one million points across the United States.

Traffic Counts data includes average daily traffic volume, current and previous count type, and cross street direction and distance.

The data are available in Business Analyst and Community Analyst products as well as Living Atlas maps and layers.

Traffic Counts data

You can use Traffic Counts data to do the following:

  • Identify the best location for your business based on traffic patterns.
  • Analyze how traffic may impact store construction.
  • Schedule staff hours according to peak periods of traffic.
  • Identify how traffic growth and decline might impact a potential site.


Q1 2021

With the Q4 2020 release, traffic counts dated before the year 2000 were removed from the database and are no longer visible in maps and analysis.

Available geographies

Traffic Counts is a point-level data set.

Update frequency



Esri uses the following methodology for Traffic Counts data:

Traffic Methodology (PDF)

Sample reports

The following sample traffic count map reports are available:

For more information about reports and the products that contain them, visit Esri's Apps for Everyone.

For information on how many credits are needed to run reports, see Credits by capability.

Variable lists

How to get it

Traffic Counts data is available in various products including:


This data requires additional licensing for Business Analyst Enterprise. Please contact your Account Manager for additional information.

For information about purchasing Esri Demographics data as stand-alone datasets, contact