Monday, January 3, 2011

Really Cool Census Visualization Tool

New York Times has a collection of different mapping tools.  For example, you can see the racial distribution by state, county, neighborhood.  You can see what percentage of households are paying more than 30% of their income for a mortgage.  Hours of fun are possible--and maybe something interesting.

UPDATE: One of the maps under Housing and Families shows the percentage of same-sex couples by census tract.  Not surprisingly, there are parts of San Francisco with 17%, Provincetown, Mass. (12%), and a few big cities with high concentrations.  Key West, Florida, in spite of its reputation, is 5% same-sex couple households--and there are a number of census tracts in places like Oklahoma with similar percentages, such as census tract 20704, or census tract 9501 in Texas, which is 10%.

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