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US Census Explorer Map

6 Jan

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Foreign Born Residents in Pittsburgh. The darker the orange, the higher percentage. Click to make BIG

Map geeks beware!

This is a new mapping feature from the US Census that helps to visualize some of the data from their American Community Survey.

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You can make Pittsburgh pretty in polka dots

Not only is the info pretty fascinating, the design of the interactive mapping feature is fabulous.  You can easily toggle between years, datasets, and geography, while customizing the coloration and visualization.

You can see data visualized for population, 65 and older, education, working, owner occupied, immigration, and income.¬†Particularly surprising in Pittsburgh is the 22 year difference (1990-2012) in “Foreign Born” residents.

Do not miss the US Census Explorer.

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Changes in median income between 2000 and 2005-2009

15 Jan

Changes in median income by census tracts between 2000 and 2005-2009.

Orange is positive, blue is negative.

According to Discovering Urbanism, taking a look at a number of indicators, they outlined the beginnings of a reversal of the 20th century story of urban decline. Instead they found evidence of city centers prospering and the aging suburbs around them falling into economic decline.

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