Saturday, September 24, 2011
Create Your Own Census Google Map
The Wall Street Journal's Census Map Maker lets you create your very own census map for any neighborhood.
Once you have logged into the Census Map Maker with your Facebook or Twitter account you can start building your map. To create a map you simply need to click on the census blocks that you are interested in on a Google Map and then press 'save'.
That is essentially it. Once you have clicked on your chosen census blocks you have your very own census map. The map can show the race breakdown for each block you clicked and for the entire selected area. The map even comes with it's own pie chart of race and ethnicity in your defined neighborhood.
At the moment the Census Map Maker only includes block level census data on race but there are plans to add more data from the rest of the census soon.