Friday, August 28, 2015

School District Poverty Data Visualized

Recently, EdBuild launched an interactive map that highlights student poverty in every school district across the United States. The student poverty numbers reported in the linked EdBuild map reflect the number of school-aged children falling below the federal poverty line, as reported in the US Census Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates data set. Therefore, the numbers in this map are not the often-referenced United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Free and Reduced Price Lunch (FRL) eligibility numbers, which include students from households with income up to 185% of that poverty level. If the student poverty numbers for your school district differ from what you’ve heard in the past, it’s most likely because of this difference.

Below is a static screen shot of the Central Valley School district data (note the box in the upper right with the information). Visit the website and track down information on your district, or look at how you compare to surrounding districts. Click the graphic below to enlarge it.


Measuring Our Circadian Rhythm: Sleep Patterns in Counties Across the US

Recently Jawbone released a set of interactive maps which show the time people go to bed as well as the length of sleep for people by county for the entire country. This study was based on over one million UP wearers who track their sleep using UP by Jawbone. Less populous counties were blended with neighboring counties to generate significant results. This technique revealed patterns at finer granularity than the state level, such as time zone boundaries and all data is anonymized and presented in aggregate.

Below are two screen shots of our region. But go to the interactive maps and see what the whole country looks like!


Wednesday, August 26, 2015

July 2015 Labor Market Profile

From the NYS Department of the table to enlarge the profile.


Regional Comparison Within Races of the Percentage Identifying by a Single Race Versus Those Identifying with that Race Plus Others

When asked about a person's race, respondents are now allowed to select more than one racial category when answering most surveys. As a result, while some select a single race, such as Asian, others may select multiple races, such as Asian and White. Hence, when looking at the "Asian" population, you might want to include those that also coupled Asian with any other race.

The graphs below were made to give you an idea about what proportion of each racial category includes those selecting THAT race plus others.

Click to enlarge each graphic...

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Herkimer County Households Reporting Self Employment Income

Here is a chart showing the number and percentages for households reporting any self-employment income from each town and the City of Little Falls in Herkimer County.

Friday, August 21, 2015

ACA Program Enrollment Changes In NYS Counties

A recent article from Politico provides some insight into the changes in ACA program enrollment (think "Obamacare") for every county in New York State. Click on the link above to read the article and see how counties that interest you have done. Simply go to the middle portion of the article and hover over any county to see their data.