Posts Tagged ‘census’

5 misconceptions about visualization

Nathan Yau over at FlowingData has a great writeup on visualization, based on his experience as a week-long “Visiting Scholar” at the US Census Bureau.  They’re trying hard to boost their visualization (where else would they have so much data to play with?!), so he had the opportunity to sit with lots of people, both […]

Winner Named in GE’s Census Data Challenge

GE’s contest to visualize the 2010 US Census data has come to a close, and the lucky winner is Jan Willem Tulp with some truly beautiful visualizations like the one above. Check out the images below, of winner Jan Willem Tulp’s visualization, “Ghost Counties,” which focuses on homeowner data from the Census to create […]

2010 Census Data

IFRAMES not supported The U.S. Census Bureau has released the data from its population count. This is important because seats in the House of Representatives are based on the population count for a state. It is expected that Texas will be the big winner this year, picking up an additional four seats in the House. […]

Infographic: A Breakdown of the 2010 Census

“Representation and direct Taxes shall be apportioned among the several States which may be included within this Union, according to their respective Numbers … . The actual Enumeration shall be made within three Years after the first Meeting of the Congress of the United States, and within every subsequent Term of ten Years, in such […]


State of the Union Infographics, from 1870

After the 1870 census, cartographers and researchers analyzed the data and created some spectacular infographics with nothing but pen and paper.  Available on record in the Library of Congress, Radical Cartography has published the spectacular compilation of graphics on their website for viewing in JPEG format.  It’s amazing how much they were able to do […]

Find Yuppies and SugarDaddies with Townme

A few visualization tool that merges US Census data with Google Maps to find concentrations of stereotypical archetypes such as cougars, sugar daddies, and yuppies.