Mapping America: A Mapping Tool For Us All

The New York Times has published an extensive interactive mapping tool called “Mapping America: Every City, Every Block” that allows you to analyze data from all over the country. The data comes from an American Census Bureau study called the American Community Survey, which was released on Tuesday. The survey details characteristics from a sample of one in ten Americans between 2005 and 2009.

Mapping America.JPGHow can you get started exploring the new map?
Check population statistics for your hometown, for the city you live in now, or for any place in the U.S. that interests you. Pick an area and find out information such as: What percentage of the population is Hispanic? How has the median household income changed since 2000? What is the percentage of same sex couples? What percentage of elementary students attends private vs. public schools? You can discover the answers to all these questions with the same NY Times mapping tool!

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