Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Patchwork Nation from pbs

If you are interested in demographics, spend some time exploring "Patchwork Nation" from pbs. This self-described "reporting project" divides America's 3000+ counties into 12 community sites. Click on the tabs underneath the interactive map to see distribution on education (e.g., % of adults lacking basic literacy, high school grads, college grads) or "culture" (counties with gun shops and dealers or Whole Foods outlets) or any of several other categories. Even more interesting are the overlays you can create under the compare data tab. An impressive list of partners have contributed to the site and some of its accompanying stories.

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