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Category: Housing

  • 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

  • Fighting the Vacant Property Plague

    Posted: November 22, 2013

    As a result of a community organization’s action in Youngstown, Ohio, a new bill has been passed which forces banks to pay $10,000 in cash bonds for foreclosed properties that remain vacant in an effort to keep property maintained and reduce neighborhood blight. Read about the organization, the bill and its impact here.