Friday, June 23, 2017

Nobody lives here: The nearly 5 million Census Blocks with zero population

For many years we have explored Census population maps. It is striking to note this map of zero population areas
"A Block is the smallest area unit used by the U.S. Census Bureau for tabulating statistics. As of the 2010 census, the United States consists of 11,078,300 Census Blocks. Of them, 4,871,270 blocks totaling 4.61 million square kilometers were reported to have no population living inside them. Despite having a population of more than 310 million people, 47 percent of the USA remains unoccupied.
Green shading indicates unoccupied Census Blocks. A single inhabitant is enough to omit a block from shading." from website

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Migration in the United States, 2009 to 2013

created by Dan Stephen
 Cartography and Geovisualization Group , Oregon State University

This interactive map displays population shifts within the United States from 2009-2013 using Census data

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Mapping Growing News Deserts

As local newspapers have closed across the country, more and more communities are left with no daily local news outlet at all. 

Here are the number of audited daily papers per county, according to research from Ohio University and the Alliance for Audited Media. Because this chart tracks only daily newspapers audited by AAM that meet a minimum penetration level in their markets, some papers may be excluded.