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?
PolicyMap now displays data from the CDC 500 Cities project, which includes census tract level measures related to chronic health conditions.