Tag Archives: census data

2020 Census Tracts Proposed

Map Monday: Met Council’s Proposed 2020 Census Tracts and Blocks

The Metropolitan Council has put out a call for feedback on its proposed changes to the census tracts and blockgroups for the seven-county region. As former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg famously said, “If you can’t measure, it you can’t manage it and fix it.” The U.S. Census Bureau is a common way we […]

Chart of the Day: Twin Cities Homeownership by Race

Here’s a chart from a must-read Jim Buchta article in this weekend’s Star Tribune, on the homeownership trends in the Twin Cities metro. Check it out: The piece includes a whole bunch of troublesome data from the Census Bureau, and caps it off with a few individual stories of people trying to buy homes. Here’s […]

National Links: Don’t Forget the Bus!

Every day at The Direct Transfer we collect news about cities and send the links to our email list.  At the end of the week we take some of the most popular stories and post them to Greater Greater Washington, a group blog similar to streets.mn that focuses on urban issues in the DC region.  […]

Map Monday: Peak Population Percentage of US States

Here’s a fun map, made by New York-based information visualization expert (and cartoonist) Dorothy Gambrell, showing “peak state.” In other words, according to the US census, it shows the decade at which each state contained the peak percentage of the US population. It’s a fun map. Some of the things that catch my eye are the general Westward […]

Map Monday: Population Growth in Minnesota Counties

As a follow-up to Friday’s Chart of the Day showing a scatterplot of Minnesota population change versus population level, here is a map showing that population change spatially (i.e. geographically): As discussed in the Friday thread, the largest counties in the state tended to grow while the smallest counties tended to shrink. While the largest […]

Chart of the Day: Population Growth in Minnesota Counties

Here’s some just-released census data. Scott Shaffer made this lovely chart breaking down population change in Minnesota’s 87 unique and individual counties. Here you go: Here’s what Shaffer says about it: I made a chart showing the relation between the rate of population growth for each county and the population of each county in 2010. […]

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Charting Residential Stability and Race

I hate moving. It takes physical, mental, and emotional energy. It’s expensive to pay for security deposits, non-refundable pet deposits, first month’s rent and last month’s rent, and professional movers. From 2004 to 2012, I probably lived at 12 different addresses in Minnesota, California, and Scotland. I’m not sure if that qualified me as a […]

Chart of the Day: Commuting by Automobile 1960 – 2013

At this point, it’s perhaps over-wrought to talk about millennials and their trends. But there it is, the auto commuting trend line sinking down like a fishing pole. Via the Census blog, here’s a chart from the most recent American Community Survey (ACS) data:   As you can see, most people drive. Most people drive […]

Map Monday: All Minnesota Jobs, 2010

Probably one of the most comprehensive maps you’ll ever see is this “dot map” of all the jobs in the USA according to census tract, and colored according to census categories. Here is the map at a couple of different scales, showing Minnesota, the Twin Cities metro, and the 494 corridor… [One Dot = One […]

Map of the Day: Average Jobs+Population Density in Hennepin County

A couple weeks ago, I posted a map showing average jobs+population density along the planned Southwest LRT corridor. By request, I have created a similar map for Hennepin County as a whole: This map was created in the same way as my previous map, taking 2010 Census population data and 2011 jobs data (also available […]