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 Census Bureau just announced that they will be adding a question to the 2020 Census asking whether the respondent is a U.S. citizen. This question has led to a lot of controversy, so here’s a Q&A on the story, along with other news about the decennial census.
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.
FEMA flood maps from the NFHL show the risk of a flood in a given location. It shows the risk of 100-year and 500-year floods. This data can now be accessed by PolicyMap subscribers.
Occupation data and industry data both can tell you a lot about an area’s economy, but they show distinctly different things. With data from the Census’s ACS and County Business Patterns, and BLS’s Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages, there’s plenty of data to compare.
Use PolicyMap to aid in affordable housing preservation efforts by identifying where existing Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) properties may be at risk of losing affordability.
PolicyMap can be used to help designate Opportunity Zones, a new economic development program introduced with the recent tax bill. NMTC-eligibility can be combined with other indicators to see which areas will benefit most.
Data can be looked at as raw numbers, or normalized percents. People often turn to percents first, but sometimes, counts might be more appropriate.
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)?