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Category: Census

  • High Concentration of Poverty in Syracuse, NY

    Posted: September 25, 2015

    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.

  • Census Bureau Introduces New Interactive Mapping Tool along with Latest American Community Survey Statistics

    Posted: 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.

  • Washington: A World Apart

    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

  • The Problem With Defining 'Downtown'

    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.