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Statistical Abstract of the US

The 2011 Statistical Abstract of the United States was released yesterday by the Census Bureau.  This 130th edition of our government’s best-selling reference book, first published in 1878, is the standard summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic organization of the United States. It is also designed to serve as a guide to […]

Mapping America: a NYT and Census Mashup!

Holy infographics! As someone who remembers messing around with those huge Statistical Abstracts volumes and later the PDFs available by our Census Bureau, I am blown away with the easy data display possibilities presented by the New York Times’ research tool, Mapping America! Students and teachers can now access and manipulate local Census data, based […]