Category Archives: Data Tools

What are census blocks?

Written by: Katy Rossiter, Geographer, US Census Bureau Census blocks are: – Statistical areas bounded by visible features such as roads, streams, and railroad tracks, and by nonvisible boundaries such as property lines, city, township, school district, county limits and … Continue reading

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Visualizing Foreign Trade Data

Recently, the U.S. Census Bureau added interactive graphs to the U.S. international trade data released each month. For example, these two graphs help you better understand international trade in petroleum. The first graph shows the effect of prices on petroleum … Continue reading

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International Data Base: June 2011

Written by: Daniel Goodkind, Loraine West and Dave Zaslow, US Census Bureau If you were asked on a quiz show, you might know that the two countries with the largest populations in the world are China and India. But could … Continue reading

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Mapping the 2010 Census

The Census Bureau recently released a series of new maps illustrating 2010 Census data for each state. The 2010 Census Profile maps showcase population and housing data for each state in the United States, the District of Columbia, and Puerto … Continue reading

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Visualizing Data with OnTheMap for Emergency Management

The Census Bureau released OnTheMap for Emergency Management Version 2.0 today, the beginning of the 2011 hurricane season. Version 2.0 adds floods and wildfires to hurricanes which was released last year. OnTheMap for Emergency Management is a public data tool that … Continue reading

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