July 2012

Demographics and Voter Affiliation

July 27, 2012 Uncategorized

People often expect that certain demographics are more likely to vote for people who support positive goals that are relevant to that demographic.  Still, people aren’t merely demographics- they have visions, goals, and ideals that might not line up with the other ideas of a candidate that does support the advancement of their demographic. For […]

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Comparing Voters and Non-Voters in Oregon

July 20, 2012 Adult Population Data

It is the summer before elections so it is the bi-annual season for voter registration drives.  Crews around the country are busy going door to door to sign up new voters. We decided to do a comparison between the voters and the non voters in Oregon.  The results are shown in the charts and maps […]

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Big City Data Mapped

July 11, 2012 Adult Population Data

Big cities generate Big Data.  It can be very difficult to access and understand large amounts of data.  If you have to go through millions of records you do not get an overview and you don’t get the ‘big picture’.  One way to understand Big Data in a faster way is by overlaying it on […]

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Cities and Race

July 11, 2012 Adult Population Data

Cities are sometimes the centers of interaction between new cultures, races, and incomes. This makes them very interesting to look at through CensusViewer- where you can actually visualize the changes that happen as cities and people adjust to different social and economic changes, and make us wonder about what could have caused different demographic situations. […]

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African American Population in the United States

July 11, 2012 Census Data

This map shows the population size and density of African American citizens in the United States.  Each dot in the image represents one person of the entire United States population.  The brighter areas on the map represent a higher density of African American citizens.  As you can see from the image, the majority of the […]

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United States Middle Class

July 10, 2012 Census Data

This image shows the size and distribution of the United States middle class by income level.  The income level range that determines middle class standing in the United States is between approximately $40,000 – $80,ooo.  This is not to be confused with lower and upper middle class.  As you can see from the image, approximately […]

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Comparing Voter Affiliation with Occupation

July 6, 2012 Adult Population Data

People often assume that people from certain demographics follow certain patterns. For example, there are stereotypes that claim that  people from the military tend to vote Republican. How true are these stereotypes? Let’s go to California to find out.  Below are maps of California showing those who have military status, teaching jobs, and those who […]

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Redistricting: Florida Districts Maintain Status Quo

July 6, 2012 Bing Maps

The redistricting process in Florida is complete and the results are in.  New district boundaries have been established for all three statewide district types: US Congress, State Senate and State House. All districts for each district type, by law, now represent approximately the same number of people as measured by the 2010 US Census.  What is very interesting, […]

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The Bankrupt City

July 6, 2012 Adult Population Data

This image shows income levels for Stockton, California.  Red-level incomes are very wealthy, blue is intermediate, and black is below the poverty line.  Notice the different districts that people will form when they have different incomes. Stockton has recently filed for bankruptcy. How much do you think this will effect peoples’ incomes?  

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Heat Map of US citizens at or below poverty line

July 5, 2012 Adult Population Data

This image shows the distribution of US citizens at or below the poverty line per census block.  At the bottom and to the right of the map you can see that the population for whom poverty status is determined is 42,597,883.  It should be noted that the highest concentration of people determined to be at […]

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