Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Check out your neighborhood

Posted By on Wed, Dec 15, 2010 at 6:51 AM

Love the internets.

Lots of reporting on the findings of the Census Bureau's rolling five-year survey of characteristics of American households. I was struck yesterday when I looked up the 15 or so Arkansas counties — mostly Delta but at least one up in the hills — with a college graduation rate below 10 percent.

But this is mighty nifty stuff for numbers crunchers and demographics lovers. The New York Times has a feature that allows you to look up your own neighborhood — just plug in hour street address — and look at color-coded maps on racial characteristics, education, income and other measures. An excellent time-waster and totally safe for work.

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Speaking of Census, neighborhood Maps

  • The U.S. gets poorer

    September 13, 2011
    New Census data shows more people in poverty, declining median income and a rise in number, though not percentage, of people without health insurance. /more/
  • Census tells the political story

    February 12, 2011
    John Brummett reviews the 2010 Census, and the stark maps that show the disappearance of people from the Delta and concentration of growth in Central and Northwest Arkansas, and concludes that the state's transformation to Republicanism is almost assured. /more/
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