The Atlantic recently published an article supporting the findings of Rutgers University-Camden public policy professor Paul Jargowsky that concludes 65% of the Black population in Syracuse, NY is living in highly concentrated areas of poverty. To read more, click here.
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Posted: September 25, 2015
Census Bureau Introduces New Interactive Mapping Tool along with Latest American Community Survey StatisticsPosted: December 18, 2013
Today, the Census Bureau launched an online tool which allows users to map social, economic, and housing characteristics at the state, county and census tract level for each US state. It features data from the 1990 and 2000 Censuses and the 2008-2012 American Community Survey. See what you can map in this press release, or check out the tool for yourself here.
Note: Updated 5-year ACS estimates (2008-2012) were also released today.
Posted: December 2, 2013
This interesting long-read talks at length about median-housing income and educational attainment across the U.S. It also features an interactive map of what the author calls “Super Zip’s”, which are Zip code areas with the highest national rank in average household income and college educated residents. Read the story and check out the map here
Posted: October 8, 2013
Because of the Government Shutdown, the census.gov website is down. If you need to download Census data now, check out our Maps & Data section, or take a look at this article for links to multiple websites with archived Census data.
Posted: October 7, 2013
Last year, the Census Bureau released a report on population trends in American cities which confined downtown areas to a 2 mile radius. This year, a new approach to defining downtown areas was released by the Center City Philadelphia business improvement district. See how they differ here.