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Economic Prosperity by ZIP Code Area

Based on the American Community Survey 2013 5-year estimates (ACS0913), ten ZIP Code Areas had a median household income of $250,000 or more during 2009-13. 275 more words

Alternative Metrics of America's Divided Economies #1

We’ve become increasingly accustomed to how data visualizations divide the nation.  But the proliferation of such visualizations almost carries the danger of introducing multiple metrics of diminishing effect.   4,835 more words

Data Visualizations

36 Hours in Santa Fe

.. creating custom maps for planning and analysis .. this section starts with the New York Times story 36 Hours in Santa Fe. We review how you can use no cost tools to develop custom maps and gain insight into demographic attributes of specific locations with intersection to intersection level of detail. 465 more words

America's toughest commutes, charted

For many Americans, the morning and evening commutes are the worst parts of the day. Nationally, Americans travel about 25 minutes each way to work. 240 more words

Refining the Scope

In my last research post, Data Interpretation & Analysis, Options Emerge, I discussed anticipated challenges for data interpretation:

“Perhaps the most difficult task is to define ‘localization’ and determine how to measure and operationalize this variable. 250 more words

Public Policy

Trying to Read the ACS Content Tea Leaves (Good Luck With That)

By Terri Ann Lowenthal

There’s a certain je ne sais quoi to the way Congress deals with the census. One minute, lawmakers are trying to deep-six the Census Bureau’s signature American Community Survey (the modern day census “long form”). 828 more words

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