Over 1,000 new power plants have been built in the past year. Most of them are wind and solar plants. Are these plants where the wind and sunlight are?
Posts digging into the data available on PolicyMap.
From 2016 to 2017, the number of people experiencing homelessness increased for the first time in seven years. We look at local as well as state and national data to look at this reversing trend.
The Social Needs Index is a new data layer added to PolicyMap that combines several indicators commonly used to illustrate social need into a simple 1 to 10 relative ranking.
In 2015, 68 percent of students graduating from four-year colleges had student loan debt, with an average debt of $30,100. Studies suggest 40% of borrowers may default on federal loans in 20 years. Knowing the geographic variation of this debt can help researchers and policymakers understand the extent of the issue.
County and city level crime data from the FBI is an oddly complicated dataset to process. From ASCII art to a lack of identifiers, there are a number of obstacles that need to be overcome to display the data on a map.