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.
Posts digging into the data available on PolicyMap.
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.
Data from the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA) provides a deep insight into trends in lending from demographics to loan types to government insurance to down payments. Here are a few insights from looking at the latest data, from 2016.
Place matters when it comes to health. Where someone is born and where they live can be the most significant factors in determining their overall level of well-being. To help users understand the health landscapes of their communities, PolicyMap has created a new Community Health report.
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.