January 17, 2021

Reference Shelf: First Look at Key Demographic Characteristics of New Congressional Districts

From the U.S. Census: For the first time, the Census Bureau’s American Community Survey is providing access to detailed demographic data on congressional districts for the 113th Congress. These statistics include age, education, occupation, income and veteran status. They are accessible via Easy Stats, the Census Bureau’s new online tool offering quick and easy access […]

Reference: Healthcare: AdAge Map Shows Where People Get Sick, Dataset Also Available

The map shows prevalence of major illnesses by county. The dataset used to create the map also available as an XLS file. From the Article and Map via AdAge: As grim as it is to say this, for health-care marketers, knowing where people are sick is a useful data point. As part of the American […]

Reference: 2010 Census Shows 65 and Older Population Growing Faster Than Total U.S. Population

From the U.S. Census: The U.S. population 65 and older is now the largest in terms of size and percent of the population, compared with any previous census, according to a new 2010 Census brief released today from the U.S. Census Bureau on the nation’s older population. The group grew at a faster rate than […]

Reference: Fast Facts: U.S. Census Bureau Releases Five New American Community Survey Briefs

The five new briefs were released today by the U.S. Census are available online as PDF files.  You can access previously released briefs (7) here. The Foreign-Born with Science and Engineering Degrees: 2010 This brief, based on 2010 American Community Survey estimates, examines patterns of science and engineering educational attainment among the foreign-born population, with […]

Reference: New Report: The State of World Population 2011 (World Population Tops 7 Billion)

From Summary/News Release: In five days, world population is projected to reach 7 billion. How we respond now will determine whether we have a healthy, sustainable and prosperous future or one that is marked by inequalities, environmental decline and economic setbacks, according to The State of World Population 2011 report, published today by UNFPA, the […]

New Report From IMLS: "Who is in the Queue: Public Access Computer Users"

From an IMLS Announcement: Public access computers in U.S. public libraries continue to be in high demand according to Who is in the Queue: Public Access Computer Users, a new research brief by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). The report dispels some myths that have lingered regarding the target service population for […]

100% Impressive: New: Health Datasets and Visulizations From the Global Health Data Exchange (GHDx)

Direct to Global Health Data Exchange (GHDx) A new “must have” resource for health researchers, journalists, educators, and others. 100% impressive! Even if you’re not a health researcher many of the concepts that when into developing the Global Health Data Exchange (GHDx) and the design of the platform are applicable to many types of data. […]