Interesting tool for viewing US census data

Policymap offers a slick, map interface for viewing US census data.  Use it to check out your own neighborhood, or those of neighborhoods you are interested in.

Here is a map of the middle swathe of the US mapped by percentage of post-graduate degrees:


Here, Carl Bialik mapped Obama’s Chicago neighborhood (his home is marked with an X.   The darker shading indicates a higher percentage of residents graduated college. Dark purple means more than 22.94% of residents have bachelor’s degrees:

Bialik map

Click here to read this article on Voice of Iyov on August 4th, 2008.