Farms can’t go just anywhere; they require fertile soil and just the right conditions. Arable land is limited, especially near cities, where farms often need to compete with other development pressures. Looking at maps of prime farmland and home values illustrates where these conflicts may arise.
Trying to show the predominant country of birth for every geography in the country seemed simple enough, until we ran into the challenge of coming up with map colors for 134 different countries.
The patchwork quilt of American immigrant groups really stands out on a map. The Census ACS has data on foreign-born populations for over a hundred and twenty different countries of birth, as well as for continents and global regions.
Nurses are in high demand, and can sometimes be an inexpensive alternative to primary care physicians. Yet, there are shortages in some areas. Which counties have better access to Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRN)?
Do geographic differences in Medicare costs correspond to higher rates of disease, frequent use of health facilities, and local behavioral health risks?