Wednesday, December 15, 2010

The American Community Survey Mapped

Mapping America: Every City, Every Block

The New York Times consistently produces superb Google Maps to illustrate geographically related new stories. Today The Times has released a series of Google Maps that allows users to browse local data from the Census Bureau's American Community Survey, based on samples from 2005 to 2009.

The maps are categorised into a number of different collections, 'Race and Ethnicity', 'Income', 'Housing and Families' and 'Education'. Each map includes a search function that allows you to search by address or zip code.

To accompany the maps The Times have written an article looking at 'A Sampling of Highs and Lows From Around the Country'.

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