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Date: 2017-05-08   Map  
Distressed Communities Index

The Distressed Communities Index (DCI) is a customized dataset created by EIG examining economic distress throughout the country and made up of interactive maps, infographics, and a report. It captures data from more than 25,000 zip codes (those with populations over 500 people). In all, it covers 99 percent - 312 million - of Americans.
Link(s): http://eig.org/dci

Date: 2017-04-28   
Peer City Identification Tool

The Peer City Identification Tool (PCIT), developed by the Community Development and Policy Studies division (CDPS) of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, is a data comparison and visualization instrument that can help policymakers and practitioners undestand a municipality in the context of peer cities. Drawing on city-level indicators from the American Community Survey and historical Decennial Census records, the PCIT performs a cluster analysis to identify groups of similar cities along economic, demographic, social, and housing dimensions. The 300 cities included in the dataset had a population of at least 50,000 in 1960.
Link(s): https://chicagofed.org/region/community-development/data/pcit

Date: 2017-02-17   Graph  
The New Face of American Unemployment

New piece from Bloomberg features five stories of unemployment in America today.
Link(s): https://www.bloomberg.com/features/2017-new-unemployment/

Date: 2016-12-02   Cool  Map  
The States That College Graduates Are Most Likely to Leave

The Upshot in The New York Times features a piece on the migration of college graduates. Educated younger people in the less densely populated parts of the nation tend to move to the big coastal cities, because that's where the jobs are.
Link(s): http://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/22/upshot/the-states-that-college-graduates-are-most-likely-to-leave.html

Date: 2016-12-02   Cool  Map  
Where Are The Jobs?

This visualization plots one dot for every job in the United States, according to the Census Bureau's Longitudinal Employer-Household Dynamics data. The LEHD data is based on state unemployment insurance records, and tabulates the count of jobs by census block. Here, jobs are colored by type, allowing us to see how different industries and sectors exhibit different spatial patterns--some clustering in downtowns, others spreading across city and suburbs alike.
Link(s): http://www.robertmanduca.com/projects/jobs.html

Date: 2016-11-04   Graph  
What Each Generation Wants in a Workplace

When it comes to career development and job benefits, millennials, Generation Xers and baby boomers have different priorities.
Link(s): http://www.governing.com/topics/mgmt/gov-government-employee-cross-generation-survey.html

Date: 2016-10-31   Cool  Graph  
A Day in the Life of Americans

How do you spend your days? Since 2003, the Bureau of Labor Statistics has sponsored the American Time Use Survey asking thousands of people this question. The Census Bureau conducts the survey. Nathan Yau, a statistician writing for FlowingData, has created a beautiful series of visualizations depicting time use.
Link(s): http://flowingdata.com/2015/12/15/a-day-in-the-life-of-americans/

Date: 2016-09-26   Graph  
2016 Small Business Profiles for States and Territories

The Office of Advocacy's Small Business Profiles are an annual analysis of each state's small business activities. Each profile gathers the latest information from key federal data-gathering agencies to provide a snapshot of small business health and economic activity. This year's profiles report on state economic growth and employment; small business employment, industry composition, and turnover; plus business owner demographics and county-level employment change.
Link(s): https://www.sba.gov/advocacy/small-business-profiles-states-and-territories-2016

Date: 2016-07-15   Cool  Graph  
Where the Working-Age Population Is Declining and Why It Matters

Governing has a new article and interactive graph illustrating the annual change in the prime working age population by county.
Link(s): http://www.governing.com/topics/urban/gov-working-age-population.html

Date: 2016-05-31   Cool  Graph  
What's Your Pay Gap?

The Wall Street Journal has created a data visualization called "What's Your Pay Gap?" illustrating the disparity between median wages for men and women for 442 major occupations in the United States. The visualization uses data from the U.S. Census Bureau for full-time workers aged 16 and older for the period of 2010 to 2014. Users can examine the difference in pay for men and women across the whole work force as well as compare the pay gap for specific occupations. Of the 446 major occupations listed bythe Census Bureau (the visualization omits 24 broad groupings, such as "managers, all others"), women make more than men for just seven occupations, which include postal service mail carriers, dieticians and nutritionists, and crane tower operators.
Link(s): http://graphics.wsj.com/gender-pay-gap/?r=1

Date: 2016-05-27   Cool  Map  Graph  
Commute Map

New data visualization illustrating the commuter flow for any county using ACS Tract-Tract flow data.
Link(s): http://bigbytes.mobyus.com/commute.aspx

Date: 2016-04-21   Map  
The Distressed Communities Index

The Distressed Communities Index (DCI) is a customized dataset created by EIG examining economic distress throughout the country and made up of interactive maps, infographics, and a report. It captures data from more than 25,000 zip codes (those with populations over 500 people). In all, it covers 99 percent - 312 million - of Americans.
Link(s): http://eig.org/dci

Date: 2016-04-20   Map  Graph  BLOG  
The states people really want to move to - and those they don't
The states people really want to move to - and those they don't image

Washington Post blog illustrates state-to-state migration from 2014 to 2015.
Link(s): https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2015/12/28/the-states-that-are-seeing-a-boom-in-population-and-the-states-that-arent/?tid=hybrid_experimentrandom_1_na

Date: 2016-04-11   Cool  Map  Graph  
DataUSA: Impressive Collection of U.S. Public Data

DataUSA offers profiles by location (state, MSA, county, place, or PUMA), industry, occupation, or education. Site also features data stories and maps.This collaborative effort from Deloitte, MIT, and Datawheel is worth exploring today!
Link(s): http://datausa.io/

Date: 2016-04-07   Map  
Mapping Medicare Disparities

The U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has created the Mapping Medicare Disparities (MMD) tool, a data visualization that allows users to map a variety of health care metrics, including costs, quality, and utilization, and compare how these vary by location, demographics, and between the county, state, and national levels. Users can analyze these factors for 18 different chronic conditions, including cancers, diabetes, and asthma, to better understand how health care needs can vary dramatically between different communities. CMS built MMD with administrative claims data for Medicare beneficiaries.
Link(s): https://data.cms.gov/mapping-medicare-disparities

Date: 2016-03-24   Map  
State Personal Income 2015 released

The U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis released 2015 State Personal Income data.Income in the U.S. grew at a rate of 4.4% from 2014-2015; income in Kansas grew at 2.5%.
Link(s): http://www.bea.gov/newsreleases/regional/spi/sqpi_newsrelease.htm

Date: 2016-01-29   Cool  Map  BLOG  
What America would look like without gerrymandering

Washington Post blog explains gerrymandering and the results from an algorithm designed to create "optimally compact" equal-population districts. Read the blog at the link below.
Link(s): https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2016/01/13/this-is-actually-what-america-would-look-like-without-gerrymandering/?tid=sm_fb

Date: 2016-01-06   Graph  BLOG  
How States' Dependence on Corporate Taxes Has Declined

New post from Governing looking at the Census Bureau's Annual Survey of State Government Finances.
Link(s): http://www.governing.com/topics/finance/gov-state-corporate-income-tax-revenues.html

Date: 2015-12-17   
2012 Survey of Business Owners Released

The final results from the 2012 Survey of Business Owners (SBO) are now available and can be viewed on American FactFinder. Approximately 1.75 million businesses were selected for the 2012 SBO asking for information about characteristics of the businesses and their owners. Final summary statistics are presented by: gender, ethnicity, race, veteran status, industry (2- through 6-digit NAICS), and firm size.
Link(s): http://factfinder.census.gov/bkmk/navigation/1.0/en/d_program:SBO/d_data_orig_year:2012?eml=gd&utm_medium=email&utm_source=sdc

Date: 2015-11-09   Map  BLOG  
States flunk at integrity

The Center for Public Integrity (CPI), an investigative journalism nonprofit, published its State Integrity Investigation report, finding that nearly all U.S. states have failed to make significant headway in publishing government data. CPI only gave three states an overall grade above a "D+," scoring many poorly for lacking laws requiring government information to be publicly available and for failing to publish financial disclosure forms from legislators and lobbyists in usable formats, if they published this information at all.
Link(s): http://www.publicintegrity.org/2015/11/09/18716/states-flunk-integrity

Date: 2015-10-01   Map  BLOG  
5 Ingredients for Building Rural Economies

Governing Institute article features a new program in Washington State focused on assisting local entrpreneurs and startups.
Link(s): http://www.governing.com/gov-institute/voices/col-rural-economic-development-startup-washington.html

Date: 2015-09-29   Cool  Map  Graph  
Measuring America - Job Creation in the United States

New infographic from the U.S. Census Bureau features their Business Dynamics Statistics (BDS). Data include number of startups and number of new jobs created by businesses of different ages.
Link(s): http://www.census.gov/library/infographics/job_creation_in_the_us.html

Date: 2015-09-11   Cool  
Census Business Builder: Small Business Edition

The U.S. Census Bureau released Census Business Builder: Small Business Edition, a new Web tool that allows business owners and entrepreneurs to easily navigate and use key demographic and economic data to help guide their research into opening a new business or adding to an existing one. The tool combines data from the American Community Survey, the economic census, County Business Patterns and other economic surveys to provide a complete business profile of an area. Business statistics include the number of establishments, employment, payroll and sales. American Community Survey statistics include population characteristics, economic characteristics and housing characteristics.
Link(s): https://cbb.census.gov/sbe/

Date: 2015-08-17   Cool  Map  
Big Radius Tool

Interactive application from StatsAmerica. Enter city, county, or metro area then select a radius of 50 to 500 miles to view profile of population, labor force, and employment by industry.
Link(s): http://www.statsamerica.org/radius/big.aspx

Date: 2015-07-22   Map  Graph  
Why Some Return Home to Rural America and Why It Matters

Article from USDA's Economic Research Service highlights the continued population loss in rural areas and features qualitative data on migration decisions.
Link(s): http://www.ers.usda.gov/amber-waves/2015-july/why-some-return-home-to-rural-america-and-why-it-matters.aspx#.Va_jCPnzcvn

Date: 2015-07-16   Cool  Map  
Where Are The Jobs?
Where Are The Jobs? image

Interesting new visualization (and Washington Post article) illustrating nearly every job in America by industry sector.
Link(s): http://www.robertmanduca.com/projects/jobs.html
             http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2015/07/14/nearly-every-job-in-america-mapped-in-incredible-detail/?wpisrc=nl_wnkpm&wpmm=1

Date: 2015-07-10   
The Causes, Costs and Consequences of Bad Government Data

Great article and infographic on bad data.
Link(s): http://www.governing.com/topics/mgmt/gov-bad-data.html

Date: 2015-07-09   Cool  Map  Graph  
Population Change by U.S. Counties 2011-2014

Interactive application featuring county-level migration and population change.
Link(s): http://public.tableau.com/profile/tom1981#!/vizhome/CountyPOP2014/Dashboard1

Date: 2015-06-26   Map  
Mapping America's Rental Housing Crisis

Many households struggle to afford a decent, safe place to live. Over the past five years, rents have risen while the number of renters needing affordable housing has increased. These two pressures make finding affordable housing even tougher for America's poorest households.
Link(s): http://datatools.urban.org/features/rental-housing-crisis-map/

Date: 2015-05-29   
E-Stats - Measuring the Electronic Economy

The 2013 E-Stats report is now available. This report summarizes e-commerce statistics from the 2013 annual surveys including the Annual Survey of Manufactures (ASM), Service Annual Survey (SAS), Annual Wholesale Trade Survey (AWTS), and the Annual Retail Trade Survey (ARTS). The report and associated tables can be found on the U.S. Census Bureau's website at the link below.
Link(s): http://www.census.gov/econ/estats/

Date: 2015-05-21   Cool  Map  Graph  BLOG  
Visualizing BLS Data to Improve Understanding

If a picture is worth a thousand words, what’s the value of a striking, cool chart or map of some BLS data? At the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, we’re always thinking of better ways to help our users understand the information we produce. The global ec Read more at link below.
Link(s): http://blogs.bls.gov/blog/2015/05/21/visualizing-bls-data-to-improve-understanding/

Date: 2015-02-19   Graph  
Small Business Profiles

The Small Business Administration has released profiles of small business activity for states and territories. Profiles contain employment by size of firm,demographics of business owners, employment by industry and size, and other small business information.
Link(s): https://www.sba.gov/sites/default/files/advocacy/SB%20Profiles%202014-15_0.pdf

Date: 2015-02-05   Cool  Map  BLOG  
Map: The Most Common* Job In Every State

NPR's Planet Money team uses Census data to determine the prominent job in each state over time.
Link(s): http://www.npr.org/blogs/money/2015/02/05/382664837/map-the-most-common-job-in-every-state?utm_source=npr_newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=20150208&utm_campaign=mostemailed&utm_term=nprnews

Date: 2015-02-02   Map  Graph  
America's Advanced Industries

New report from The Brookings Institution titled, America's Advanced Industries: What They Are, Where They Are, and Why They Matter.
Link(s): http://www.brookings.edu/~/media/Research/Files/Reports/2015/02/03%20advanced%20industries/final/AdvancedIndustry_FinalFeb2lores.pdf

Date: 2014-12-04   Cool  Map  Graph  
Young Adults: Then and Now

New Census Bureau statistics show how young adults today compare with previous generations in neighborhoods nationwide.The new interactive map called Young Adults: Then and Now looks at socioeconomic characteristics of 18- to 34-year-olds using the 2009-13 American Communuty Survey and the 2000, 1990 and 1980 Censuses. The interactive data tool has estimates for the national, state, metropolitan, county and neighborhood (census tract) level.
Link(s): http://www.census.gov/censusexplorer/censusexplorer-youngadults.html

Date: 2014-11-17   Map  Graph  
Rural America At A Glance, 2014 Edition

Updated report from the USDA Economic Research Service highlights the most recent social and economic conditions in rural areas.
Link(s): http://www.ers.usda.gov/publications/eb-economic-brief/eb26.aspx

Date: 2014-11-14   Cool  Map  
ESRI launches Zip Lookup

Mapping company ESRI recently released an update to its Tapestry Segmentation system, which identifies 67 different archetypes - "Metro Renters," "Trendsetters" - of Americans as consumer markets. With this new edition, it combines census and marketing data to create a searchable map of the U.S. that allows users to parse by zip code.
Link(s): http://www.esri.com/data/esri_data/ziptapestry

Date: 2014-10-31   Map  Graph  
Rural Employment in Recession and Recovery

New paper from the USDA Economic Research Service on the recession and recovery in rural areas. Findings include rural counties experienced earlier and higher rate of decline in employment during the recession and employment growth during recovery has lagged that seen in metro areas.
Link(s): http://www.ers.usda.gov/amber-waves/2014-october/rural-employment-in-recession-and-recovery.aspx#.VFOGzxaKV8F

Date: 2014-10-28   Cool  Graph  
Where the Jobs Are

An in-depth piece from USA Today on "middle skills" jobs covering the training needed for these jobs and how to match workers and employers. Also includes an interactive dashboard to explore occupations by wage, education, and location.
Link(s): http://www.usatoday.com/longform/news/nation/2014/09/30/job-economy-middle-skill-growth-wage-blue-collar/14797413/

Date: 2014-10-09   Cool  Map  
Harvard Unveils U.S. Cluster Mapping Tool
Harvard Unveils U.S. Cluster Mapping Tool image

The U.S. Cluster Mapping Project is a national economic initiative that provides over 50 million open data records on industry clusters and regional business environments in the United States to promote economic growth and national competitiveness. The project is led by Harvard Business School's Institute for Strategy and Competitiveness in partnership with the U.S. Department of Commerce and U.S. Economic Development Administration.
Link(s): http://clustermapping.us/

Date: 2014-09-19   Map  
Average Weekly Wages in the U.S.

Interesting new visualization from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics illustrates the growing wage gap.
Link(s): http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2014/ted_20140718.htm

Date: 2014-08-26   Cool  Graph  
State Migration Visualized
State Migration Visualized image

New interactive graphs for each state show where residents were born and where people moved state by state.
Link(s): http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2014/08/13/upshot/where-people-in-each-state-were-born.html

Date: 2014-08-08   Cool  Graph  
Salaries by Occupation and Industry

Interactive application based on data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics allows exploration of salaries across industries.
Link(s): http://projects.flowingdata.com/2014/industry/

Date: 2014-07-31   
State & Local Government Finances by Level of Government and by State, 2006-2011

The U.S. Census Bureau has launched an application to view tables of state and local government finances quickly and easily.
Link(s): http://thedataweb.rm.census.gov/TheDataWeb_HotReport2/stateandlocalfinance/stateandlocalfinance.hrml

Date: 2014-07-24   Cool  Graph  
Jobs Visualized by State and Salary

New interactive chart from Flowing Data illustrates jobs and pay by state.
Link(s): http://flowingdata.com/2014/07/02/jobs-charted-by-state-and-salary/

Date: 2014-05-16   Cool  Map  
USDA releases Creative Class Codes for U.S. Counties
USDA releases Creative Class Codes for U.S. Counties image

Creative class codes indicate the percent of population working in creative occupations. The creative class thesis-that towns need to attract engineers, architects, artists, and people in other creative occupations to compete in today's economy-may be particularly relevant to rural communities, which tend to lose much of their talent when young adults leave.
Link(s): http://www.ers.usda.gov/data-products/creative-class-county-codes.aspx

Date: 2014-05-02   Cool  Map  
Census of Agriculture
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The USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service released the final 2012 Census of Agriculture results sharing a wide-range of information about what agricultural products were raised in the United States and Kansas in 2012, and where, how and by whom they were grown. The data, which is reported at the national, state and county level, will help farmers, ranchers, local officials, agribusiness and others make decisions for the future.
Link(s): http://www.agcensus.usda.gov/Publications/2012/

Date: 2014-04-24   
2012 Nonemployer Statistics released

The U.S. Census Bureau recently released the 2012 Nonemployer Statistics. Nonemployer Statistics is an annual series that provides subnational economic data for businesses that have no paid employees and are subject to federal income tax. The data consist of the number of businesses and total receipts by industry. Most nonemployers are self-employed individuals operating unincorporated businesses (known as sole proprietorships), which may or may not be the owner's principal source of income.
Link(s): http://www.census.gov/econ/nonemployer/

Date: 2014-04-14   Cool  Graph  
New Workforce Statistics Analysis Tool

The U.S. Census Bureau hss unveiled a new Web-based analysis tool that provides access to the full Quarterly Workforce Indicators dataset. The tool - named QWI Explorer - includes measures on employment, job creation and destruction, hires and wages from the Longitudinal Employer-Household Dynamics program. QWI Explorer allows users to compare, rank and aggregate indicators across time, geography and/or firm and worker characteristics.
Link(s): http://qwiexplorer.ces.census.gov/

Date: 2014-03-31   Map  
U.S. Energy Boom Fuels Population Growth in Many Rural Counties

Analysis of the recent 2013 population estimates indicate energy-sector jobs fueling population growth in rural areas.
Link(s): http://www.prb.org/Publications/Articles/2014/us-oil-rich-counties.aspx

Date: 2014-02-24   Map  Graph  
States with the Most Minimum-Wage Workers

New report from Governing.com details states with the most minimum-wage workers.
Link(s): http://www.governing.com/news/headlines/gov-states-with-lowest-paid-workers.html

Date: 2014-01-29   Cool  
American Community Survey (ACS) Profiles

The Missouri Census Data Center now has an online application to create profiles of ACS 1-year, 3-year, or 5-year data. The 5-year ACS covers all geographic areas down to the Census Tract. Generated profiles contain a summary of demographic, economic, social, and housing characteristics. Note the site also has a link to create ACS trend profiles with data from two or more ACS 1-year or 3-year relaeases.
Link(s): http://mcdc.missouri.edu/acs/profiles/menu.php

Date: 2013-12-19   Map  
Multiple jobholding in states in 2012

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics has released a brief on multiple jobholding. The 2012 data show the rate in Kansas at 8.2%, well above the U.S. average of 4.9%.
Link(s): http://www.bls.gov/opub/mlr/2013/article/multiple-jobholding-in-states-in-2012-1.htm

Date: 2013-10-28   Cool  Map  
Where Are More Older Workers Putting Off Retirement?
Where Are More Older Workers Putting Off Retirement? image

Governing.com article (link below) lists Kansas as 9th in the nation for the percent of workforce age 55 and over. Further research yielded the maps above showing the percent of workers age 65 and over in Kansas, by county for the fourth quarters of 2000 and 2012.
Link(s): http://www.governing.com/news/headlines/states-where-workers-are-employed-longest.html

Date: 2013-10-23   
Census Bureau Revises ACS Release Schedule due to Shutdown

The U.S. Census Bureau has announced a delay in the release of 2010-2012 and 2008-2012 American Community Survey. The 3-year estimates will now be released on November 14, 2013 and the 5-year data on December 17, 2013. See link below for other data products.
Link(s): http://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/american_community_survey_acs/cb13-179.html

Date: 2013-10-23   Cool  Graph  
New Infographic puts Poverty in Kansas into Perspective
New Infographic puts Poverty in Kansas into Perspective image

New infographic from the Kansas Census for Economic Growth illustrates that more people are in poverty in Kansas than live in Wichita, the state's largest city.

Date: 2013-08-31   Map  Graph  
47th Edition of the Kansas Statistical Abstract
47th Edition of the Kansas Statistical Abstract image

The Institute for Policy & Social Research has released the 47th edition of the Kansas Statistical Abstract. The KSA contains contains the latest available state, county, and city-level data for Kansas on population, vital statistics and health, housing, education, business and manufacturing, exports, employment, income, finance, state and local government, crime, recreation, communications, transportation, agriculture, climate, and energy and natural resources.
Link(s): http://www.ipsr.ku.edu/ksdata/ksah/

Date: 2013-04-15   Cool  Map  Graph  
Net Migration Patterns for US Counties
Net Migration Patterns for US Counties image

Net migration map from the folks at The Applied Population Laboratory at the University of Wisconsin includes migration data by decade back to the 1950s.
Link(s): http://www.netmigration.wisc.edu/

Date: 2013-03-19   Cool  Map  
County-to-County Migration Flow Map
County-to-County Migration Flow Map image

To help users understand and interact with the newly released 2006-10 County-to-County Migration data, the Census Bureau has developed an online mapping tool called Census Flows Mapper. This application allows users to select a county in the U.S. andview the outbound, inbound and net migration flows for that county. Additionally, users can choose flows based on characteristics such as age, sex, race or Hispanic origin.
Link(s): http://flowsmapper.geo.census.gov/flowsmapper/map.html

Date: 2013-02-19   
Small Business Profile

The U.S. Small Business Administration has released 2012 Small Business Profiles for states and territories.
Link(s): http://www.sba.gov/advocacy/848/468011
             http://www.sba.gov/sites/default/files/ks12.pdf

Date: 2013-01-14   Map  Graph  
Rural America At A Glance, 2012 Edtion

This report from the Economic Research Service provides an overview of rural population data for 2012.
Link(s): http://www.ers.usda.gov/media/965908/eb-21_single_pages.pdf

Date: 2012-12-06   
Census Bureau Releases New Web Tool - "Easy Stats"

The U.S. Census Bureau has released "Easy Stats," an online tool developed to make statistics quicker and easier to access. The interactive tool provides selected demographic and economic statistics from the American Community Survey. "Easy Stats" allows searching by geography down to the local level, including incorporated places like cities and towns and census designated places. View detailed race, age and gender breakdowns, and compare communities.
Link(s): http://www.census.gov/easystats/

Date: 2012-12-05   Map  
United States of Subsidies

New interactive application from the New York Times detailing the impact of tax subsidies by state.
Link(s): http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2012/12/01/us/government-incentives.html#KS

Date: 2012-09-07   Graph  
Kansas County Profiles Updated

Kansas County Profiles (formerly known as KCCED County Profiles) have been updated. Under the KU Entrepreneurship Works for Kansas Initiative, IPSR publish a summary report containing population, socio-economic, and employment data for each Kansas county.
Link(s): http://www.ipsr.ku.edu/ksdata/kcced/profiles/

Date: 2012-08-31   Cool  Map  Graph  
46th Edition of the Kansas Statistical Abstract
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The Institute for Policy & Social Research has released the 46th edition of the Kansas Statistical Abstract. The KSA contains contains the latest available state, county, and city-level data for Kansas on population, vital statistics and health, housing, education, business and manufacturing, exports, employment, income, finance, state and local government, crime, recreation, communications, transportation, agriculture, climate, and energy and natural resources.
Link(s): http://www.ipsr.ku.edu/ksdata/ksah/

Date: 2012-06-25   Map  Graph  
New Manufacturing Report from Brookings

Brookings recently released "Locating American Manufacturing: Trends in the Geography of Production" detailing the manufacturing industry across metropolitan areas.
Link(s): http://www.brookings.edu/~/media/research/files/reports/2012/5/09%20locating%20american%20manufacturing%20wialh/0509_locating_american_manufacturing_report.pdf

Date: 2012-05-30   Cool  Map  Graph  
Atlas of Rural and Small-Town America
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The USDA Economic Research Service recently released an online, interactive Atlas of Rural and Small-Town America. The application features maps and data on the population, jobs, and agriculture.
Link(s): http://www.ers.usda.gov/data/ruralatlas/atlas.htm#map

Date: 2012-05-23   Cool  Graph  
Kansas Health Matters Community Dashboard
Kansas Health Matters Community Dashboard image

The Kansas Health Matters Community Dashboard has been updated to include several new health indicators. The dashboard also provides a snapshot of numerous economic and environmental variables for the State of Kansas, counties, and census tracts.
Link(s): http://www.kansashealthmatters.org/modules.php?op=modload&name=NS-Indicator&file=index

Date: 2012-03-08   Cool  
New Population Projections by Age Cohort for Kansas Counties

Wichita State University's Center for Economic Development and Business Research recently released updated population projections for Kansas Counties. These projections are based on the 2010 Census and provide projections by age cohort out to 2040.
Link(s): http://www.cedbr.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=563&Itemid=220

Date: 2012-02-20   Cool  
White House Announces Launch of BusinessUSA.gov

BusinessUSA provides a "one stop shop" for information on federal programs across 10 agencies.
Link(s): http://business.usa.gov/

Date: 2011-12-18   Map  Graph  
NCSES Creates Web Data Tool for Science & Engineering State Profiles

The National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics of the National Science Foundation has released a new web-based data tool for Science and Engineering State Profiles. The tool contains data from 2003–09 and allows users to generate science and engineering profiles that summarize state-specific data on personnel and finances. The State Profiles data tool can display a single state's profile or a profile containing up to 10 states.
Link(s): http://www.nsf.gov/statistics/states/

Date: 2011-12-16   Map  
County Compensation by Industry, 2010
County Compensation by Industry, 2010 image

Compensation increased in 2,480 counties and declined in 633 counties in the U.S. in 2010, as the average annual compensation per job increased 2.7 percent to $58,451, according to statistics released this week by the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA
Link(s): http://www.bea.gov/newsreleases/regional/comp/comp_newsrelease.htm

Date: 2011-11-18   Cool  Map  Graph  
American Migration
American Migration image

Forbes has released an interactive map to explore county-to-county migration.
Link(s): http://www.forbes.com/special-report/2011/migration.html

Date: 2011-11-14   Cool  Map  
NY Times article highlights Hispanic population growth in western Kansas

New York Times article titled, "Hispanics Reviving Faded Towns on the Plains", focuses on the population change in Ulysses, Kansas. Along with the article, the Times has 3 maps illustrating the "Changing Face of the Rural Plains".
Link(s): http://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/14/us/as-small-towns-wither-on-plains-hispanics-come-to-the-rescue.html
             http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2011/11/14/us/Changing-Face-of-the-Rural-Plains.html

Date: 2011-08-23   Cool  Map  Graph  
Interactive: Mapping the census
Interactive: Mapping the census image

The Washington Post offers an interactive map to explore the 2010 Census down to the Census Block Group. Map also features comparisons to 1990 and 2000 Censuses.
Link(s): http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/special/nation/census/2010/

Date: 2011-07-07   
2010 Data Profiles ready

The Institute for Policy & Social Research now has two profiles containing 2010 Census available on our website for the State of Kansas, Kansas Counties, and Kansas cities. The Profile of General Demographic Characteristics: 2010 (DP1) is a one-page summary of population by age, race, Hispanic origin, along with households by type, occupancy, and tenure. The DP1 profile is comparable to the same profile from the 2000 Census. The Summary File 1 Profile is a 57-page profile detailing the population by age, race, and Hispanic origin. This profile is similar to the same profile from 2000. This profile was made possible by SAS Code developed by the national State Data Center (SDC) network.
Link(s): http://www.ipsr.ku.edu/ksdata/county.shtml
             http://www.ipsr.ku.edu/ksdata/city.shtml

Date: 2011-03-03   Map  
Census Bureau releases first 2010 data for Kansas
Census Bureau releases first 2010 data for Kansas image

The Census Bureau has released the first 2010 Census data (PL94-171) for the state of Kansas. Data include total population, population by race and ethnicity, and housing units counts for all geographic areas down to the Census Block.
Link(s): http://www.ipsr.ku.edu/ksdata/census/2010/

Date: 2011-02-28   Map  
The Education Divide
The Education Divide image

NYTimes article analyzing Census (ACS) data on private versus public sector wages.
Link(s): http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/26/us/26salaries.html

Date: 2011-02-23   Cool  Map  
Atlas of Rural and Small Town America

The USDA has released the Atlas of Rural and Small-Town America illustrating the diversity of challenges and opportunies across the nation. Data features three main areas of interest: population, jobs, and agriculture.
Link(s): http://www.ers.usda.gov/data/ruralatlas/atlas.htm#map

Date: 2010-12-16   Cool  Map  
Mapping America: Every City, Every Block

The NYTimes has launched an application mapping out the new 5-year American Community Survey Data. Application allows user to explore data for population, income, housing & families, and eduction.
Link(s): http://projects.nytimes.com/census/2010/explorer?ref=us

Date: 2010-12-08   
2009 Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates (SAIPE) Released

SAIPE estimates are available for U.S. states, counties, and school districts.
Link(s): http://www.census.gov/did/www/saipe/index.html

Date: 2010-09-20   Cool  Map  Graph  
Commuting Maps by Zip Code

Online map application allows visualization of commuters to or from any zip code. Data from the 2000 Census Transportation Planning Package (CTPP) are therefore a bit dated at this point the decade but nice visualization of the data.
Link(s): http://hairycow.name/commute_map/map.html

Date: 2010-08-31   Cool  Map  Graph  
44th Edition of the Kansas Statistical Abstract
44th Edition of the Kansas Statistical Abstract image

The Institute for Policy & Social Research has released the 44th edition of the Kansas Statistical Abstract. The KSA contains contains the latest available state, county, and city-level data for Kansas on population, vital statistics and health, housing, education, business and manufacturing, exports, employment, income, finance, state and local government, crime, recreation, communications, transportation, agriculture, climate, and energy and natural resources.
Link(s): http://www.ipsr.ku.edu/ksdata/ksah/

Date: 2010-08-16   
2009 Population Estimates by Age, Race, Gender, and Hispanic Origin
2009 Population Estimates by Age, Race, Gender, and Hispanic Origin image

2009 Population Estimates by Age, Race, Gender, and Hispanic Origin were released by the U.S. Census Bureau on July 1, 2010. Data for each county in Kansas can be found at the link below.
Link(s): http://www.ipsr.ku.edu/ksdata/census/estpop/asrh09/

Date: 2010-08-13   
2009 Single Year of Age Population Estimates and Pyramids
2009 Single Year of Age Population Estimates and Pyramids image

2009 Single Year of Age Population Estimates are now available. These data were prepared by the Population Estimates Program of the U.S. Census Bureau under a collaborative agreement with the National Center for Health Statistics. Released July 23, 2010.
Link(s): http://www.ipsr.ku.edu/ksdata/census/estpop/sya09/

Date: 2010-07-28   
The American Community Survey and Federal Funding

New Brookings Institute Report titled, "Surveying for Dollars: The Role of the American Community Survey in the Geographic Distribution of Federal Funds".
Link(s): http://www.brookings.edu/reports/2010/0726_acs_reamer.aspx

Date: 2010-07-27   Map  
Small Area Health Insurance Estimates Released

The Census Bureau's Small Area Health Insurance Estimates (SAHIE) for 2007 were released on July 27, 2010. This release contains estimates of health insurance coverage by age, sex, race, Hispanic origin, and income categories at the state-level and by age, sex, and income categories at the county-level.
Link(s): http://www.census.gov/did/www/sahie/

Date: 2010-07-01   Graph  
How the Great Recession Has Changed Life in America

Pew Research Center report titled, "How the Great Recession Has Changed Life in America, A Balance Sheet at 30 Months".
Link(s): http://pewsocialtrends.org/pubs/759/how-the-great-recession-has-changed-life-in-america

Date: 2010-06-22   
Place-level Population Estimates for 2009 Released

2009 estimates show Goddard, Basehor, Spring Hill, and Gardner as the fastest growing cities in Kansas each with greater than 90% growth since 2000. Olathe was the fastest growing city over 100,000 people with a growth rate of 31%.
Link(s): http://www.census.gov/popest/cities/SUB-EST2009-4.html

Date: 2010-06-21   Map  
2009 Housing Unit Estimates released
2009 Housing Unit Estimates released image

New housing unit estimates show continued growth primarily in and around metropolitan areas in Kansas.
Link(s): http://www.census.gov/popest/housing/

Date: 2010-05-03   Graph  
Kansas County Profiles Updated
Kansas County Profiles Updated image

Kansas County Profiles (formerly known as KCCED County Profiles) have been updated. Under the KU Entrepreneurship Works for Kansas Initiative, IPSR publish a summary report containing population, socio-economic, and employment data for each Kansas county.
Link(s): http://www.ipsr.ku.edu/ksdata/kcced/profiles/

Date: 2010-04-23   Cool  Map  
State Budget Deficits

Wall Street Journal application showing state-by-state budget gaps and revenue shortfalls.
Link(s): http://s.wsj.net/public/resources/documents/st_STATEBUDGET100414_20100414.html

Date: 2010-03-23   Map  
2009 County-level Population Estimates
2009 County-level Population Estimates image

The U.S. Census Bureau released 2009 population estimates for all U.S. counties this morning.
Link(s): http://www.census.gov/popest/counties/CO-EST2009-01.html

Date: 2010-03-15   
Measures of State Economic Distress

Kaiser Family Foundation study comparing housing foreclosures, changes in unemployment, and food stamp participation by state.
Link(s): http://www.statehealthfacts.org/comparetable.jsp?ind=649&cat=1

Date: 2010-03-09   
Counting for Dollars: The Role of the Decennial Census in the Distribution of ..

Brookings Institute report on the use of Census data in the distribution of federal funds.
Link(s): http://www.brookings.edu/reports/2010/0309_census_dollars.aspx

Date: 2010-02-25   Cool  Map  
Increased Internet Access at Home
Increased Internet Access at Home image

2009 data from the U.S. Census Bureau indicate significant increases in the population with internet access at home.
Link(s): http://www.census.gov/population/www/socdemo/computer/2009.html

Date: 2010-01-27   Cool  Map  Graph  
Unemployment Insurance Tracker

Application compares unemployment insurance across states. Reports "Kansas was a trust fund success story until its employment rate doubled in 2009. Its reserves have quickly dwindled, and we project the state will be borrowing within six months. Kansas
Link(s): http://projects.propublica.org/unemployment/

Date: 2010-01-16   Cool  
Payton Schlewitt's Snapshot of America
Payton Schlewitt's Snapshot of America image

Humorous video clip promoting the 2010 Census features Ed Begley, Jr. as Payton Schlewitt.
Link(s): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KMGO6pgFnzg

Date: 2010-01-06   Cool  Map  Graph  
Jobs may rebound in 2010
Jobs may rebound in 2010 image

US Today jobs forecast for 2010 predicts stalled job growth in Kansas until the second half of 2011.
Link(s): http://www.usatoday.com/money/economy/2009-02-06-new-jobs-growth-graphic_N.htm

Date: 2009-12-24   Cool  Map  
Recession Alters Migration Patterns in U.S.

Wall Street Journal article detailing changes in migration due to the current economic recession.
Link(s): http://online.wsj.com/article/SB126161850282503693.html

Date: 2009-12-09   Map  
Food Stamp Usage Across the Country

New York Times application detailing food stamp usage by county and percent change since 2007.

’The number of food stamp recipients has climbed by about 10 million over the past two years, resulting in a program that now feeds 1 in 8 Americans and nearly 1 in 4 children.’

Link(s): http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2009/11/28/us/20091128-foodstamps.html

Date: 2009-12-08   Map  BLOG  
The Unemployment Game Show: Are You Really Unemployed?
The Unemployment Game Show: Are You Really Unemployed? image

New infographic from Mint.com clarifing who counts in the official unemployment figure. After reading this, I'm also adding maps showing the U-3 and U-6 rates for the 3rd quarter of 2009.

Map of U-3 Rate
Map of U-6 Rate

Link(s): http://www.mint.com/blog/trends/unemployment-rate-video/

Date: 2009-11-10   Cool  Graph  
NY Times Interactive: The Jobless Rate for People Like You

Interactive graph showing unemployment by race, gender, age, and education.
Link(s): http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2009/11/06/business/economy/unemployment-lines.html

Date: 2009-11-02   Cool  Graph  
USA Today Economic Outlook Index (October edition)

USA Today/IHS Global Insight Economic Outlook Index is a composite of 11 indicators designed to predict future GDP growth. Interactive application allow user to explore each indicator.
Link(s): http://www.usatoday.com/money/economy/economic-outlook.htm

Date: 2009-10-19   Cool  Map  
Interactive Map: The Economy Where You Live
Interactive Map: The Economy Where You Live image

Application from NPR maps foreclosure rates, unemployment rates, and median household income by county.
Link(s): http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=111494514

Date: 2009-10-16   Cool  Map  Graph  
Jobs created and saved by stimulus spending

Interactive map from USA Today displays jobs created or saved by stimulus package. User can also view money awarded or received by state and unemployment rate. Click on a state to view state position among all states on graph.
Link(s): http://www.usatoday.com/money/economy/2009-10-16-stimulus-jobs-chart_N.htm

Date: 2009-09-22   
2008 American Community Survey

On September 22, 2009, the Census Bureau released the 2008 ACS 1-year estimates. Similar to last year's release, the 2008 ACS includes 1-year estimates available for the nation, 50 states and the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, every congressional district and all counties, places and metropolitan areas with populations of 65,000 or more. Included are the ACS income, earnings, and poverty data as well as all other ACS estimates on social, economic, demographic, and housing characteristics.
Link(s): http://www.census.gov/acs/www/

Date: 2009-09-16   Map  Graph  
Rural America At A Glance, 2009 Edition

Update of an annual series from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service, the 2009 edition of Rural America At A Glance deals with effects of the major recession on rural America.
Link(s): http://www.ers.usda.gov/Publications/EIB59/EIB59.pdf

Date: 2009-09-08   Graph  
2009 Kansas Economic Report

Newly released report from the Kansas Department of Labor summarizes 2008 economic data for the state.
Link(s): http://www.dol.ks.gov/lmis/economicReport/2009/economic_Report_2009.pdf

Date: 2009-08-31   Cool  Map  Graph  
43rd Edition of the Kansas Statistical Abstract
43rd Edition of the Kansas Statistical Abstract image

The Institute for Policy & Social Research has released the 43rd edition of the Kansas Statistical Abstract. The KSA contains contains the latest available state, county, and city-level data for Kansas on population, vital statistics and health, housing, education, business and manufacturing, exports, employment, income, finance, state and local government, crime, recreation, communications, transportation, agriculture, climate, and energy and natural resources.
Link(s): http://www.ipsr.ku.edu/ksdata/ksah/

Date: 2009-08-25   Map  Graph  
Broadband Internet's Value for Rural America

Newly released report from the USDA details the availability of broadband access and it's impact in rural areas.
Link(s): http://www.ers.usda.gov/Publications/ERR78/

Date: 2009-08-19   Cool  Map  
Interactive Map: The Economy Where You Live

[from NPR] The fallout from the recession has cut deeply into the housing security, employment and income of many Americans. But some parts of the country are clearly faring better than others. Here, three interactive maps show foreclosure and jobless rates as well as household income by county.
Link(s): http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=111494514

Date: 2009-08-05   Map  
2008 Housing Unit Estimates Available
2008 Housing Unit Estimates Available image

New housing units estimates show Geary County, Kansas, with an 8.3% percent increase from 2007-2008, as the fastest growing county in the United States.
Link(s): http://www.census.gov/popest/housing/

Date: 2009-08-03   Map  
Small Area Health Insurance Estimates for 2006
Small Area Health Insurance Estimates for 2006 image

The Census Bureau's Small Area Health Insurance Estimates (SAHIE) for 2006 were released on August 3, 2009. This release contains estimates of health insurance coverage by age, sex, race, Hispanic origin, and income categories at the state-level and by age, sex, and income categories at the county-level.
Link(s): http://www.census.gov/did/www/sahie/

Date: 2009-07-31   
Census Bureau releases 2007 County Business Patterns

County Business Patterns is an annual series that provides subnational economic data by industry. The series is useful for studying the economic activity of small areas; analyzing economic changes over time; and as a benchmark for statistical series, surveys, and databases between economic censuses. County Business Patterns covers most of the country's economic activity. The series excludes data on self-employed individuals, employees of private households, railroad employees, agricultural production
Link(s): http://www.census.gov/econ/cbp/index.html

Date: 2009-07-21   Cool  Graph  
Oil Production in Kansas, 1970-2007
Oil Production in Kansas, 1970-2007 image

While visualization is titled "Oil production in Northeast Kansas", the application allows selection of any one or more counties in Kansas for viewing time series of oil production.
Link(s): http://manyeyes.alphaworks.ibm.com/manyeyes/visualizations/oil-production-in-northeast-kansas

Date: 2009-07-01   
Sub-county population estimates for 2008 released

The U.S. Census Bureau released 2008 population estimates for all incorporated places in the U.S. on July 1, 2009.
Link(s): http://www.census.gov/popest/cities/cities.html

Date: 2009-06-30   Cool  Map  
Dynamic Maps of Bank Card and Mortgage Delinquencies in the United States

The Federal Reserve Bank of New York has launched a dynamic map showing credit card and mortgage delinquencies across the U.S. by county.
Link(s): http://data.newyorkfed.org/creditconditionsmap/

Date: 2009-06-30   Cool  Map  
Immigration Explorer
Immigration Explorer image

The New York Times developed this interactive map showing using 120 years of immigration data. Application allows for filtering by country of origin and has a slider bar to move through time.
Link(s): http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2009/03/10/us/20090310-immigration-explorer.html?hp

Date: 2009-06-29   Cool  Map  Graph  
Jobs may rebound in 2010
Jobs may rebound in 2010 image

USA Today visualization shows actual job growth through first-quarter 2009 and Moody's Economy.com's forecasted job growth for second-quarter 2009 through first-quarter 2013. It covers every state, the District of Columbia and 384 metro areas, broken down by fourteen industry sectors. The data are seasonally adjusted.
Link(s): http://www.usatoday.com/money/economy/2009-02-06-new-jobs-growth-graphic_N.htm

Date: 2009-06-24   
Economic Impact of the Arts in Kansas

New study from Americans for the Arts measures the economic impact of the arts in Kansas.
Link(s): http://arts.ks.gov/economic_impact/index.shtml

Date: 2009-06-23   Cool  
Living Wage Calculator

In many American communities, families working in low-wage jobs make insufficient income to live locally given the local cost of living. Recently, in a number of high-cost communities, community organizers and citizens have successfully argued that the prevailing wage offered by the public sector and key businesses should reflect a wage rate required to meet minimum standards of living. This living wage calculator estimates the cost of living in a specified community or region. The calculator lists typical expenses, the living wage and typical wages for the selected location.
Link(s): http://www.livingwage.geog.psu.edu/

Date: 2009-06-19   Map  
8 States Report Record Unemployment In May

[from NPR/AP] The unemployment rate in the West jumped over 10 percent last month, the first time that regional threshold has been broken in about 25 years. On the state level, eight set record-highs and only two — Nebraska and Vermont — did not report increases.
Link(s): http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=105662463

Date: 2009-06-16   Cool  Map  
US Economic Stress Index (April 09 data)
US Economic Stress Index (April 09 data) image

AP added to an already good interactive chart this month – you can now click through different periods with the slider at the bottom. The map displays unemployment, foreclosures, bankruptcy, or a composite “stress index”, by county. In the upper right you
Link(s): http://hosted.ap.org/specials/interactives/_national/stress_index/

Date: 2009-06-12   Map  
U.S. Foreclosure Activity
U.S. Foreclosure Activity image

RealtyTrac® (www.realtytrac.com), the leading online marketplace for foreclosure properties, released its May 2009 U.S. Foreclosure Market Report™, which shows foreclosure filings — default notices, scheduled auctions and bank repossessions — were reported on 321,480 U.S. properties during the month, a decrease of 6 percent from the previous month but an increase of nearly 18 percent from May 2008. The report also shows that one in every 398 U.S. housing units received a foreclosure filing in May.
Link(s): http://www.realtytrac.com/ContentManagement/PressRelease.aspx?channelid=9&ItemID=6655

Date: 2009-06-10   Map  
66% of Kansans have Internet Access at Home
66% of Kansans have Internet Access at Home image

New Census figures suggest only 66.1% of Kansans aged 3 and over have internet access at home. Surprisingly, most other great plains states show a higher rate of access.
Link(s): http://www.census.gov/population/www/socdemo/computer/2007.html

Date: 2009-06-08   
Comic Relief - SNL Skit on the Challenges Conducting the Census
Comic Relief - SNL Skit on the Challenges Conducting the Census image

Humorous Saturday Night Live skit, featuring Christopher Walken, illustrating the challenges faced by Census Enumerators.
Link(s): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7XtuPvwBa2U

Date: 2009-06-04   Map  
State Revenues Buffeted by Downturn
State Revenues Buffeted by Downturn image

Article from New York Times on state tax revenues show personal income tax revenues in Kansas and a handful of other states increased despite economic downturn.
Link(s): http://www.nytimes.com/2009/06/05/us/politics/05states.html

Date: 2009-06-01   Cool  Graph  
NYTimes Economic Calendar

The New York Times Economic Calendar is easy to read and features a schedule of releases along with predicted and previously released values.
Link(s): http://markets.on.nytimes.com/research/economy/indicators/indicators.asp?monthOffset=0

Date: 2009-05-22   Map  Graph  
The Nation's Unemployed

Follow the change in unemployment from the beginning of the current recession on this Wall Street Journal site. Application also allows user to select up to 5 states to compare unemployment rates over time.
Link(s): http://online.wsj.com/public/resources/documents/JOBSMAP09.html

Date: 2009-05-21   
Data.gov Launched
Data.gov Launched image

As a priority Open Government Initiative for President Obama's administration, Data.gov increases the ability of the public to easily find, download, and use datasets that are generated and held by the Federal Government. Data.gov provides descriptions of the Federal datasets (metadata), information about how to access the datasets, and tools that leverage government datasets. The data catalogs will continue to grow as datasets are added. Federal, Executive Branch data are included in the first version of
Link(s): http://www.data.gov/

Date: 2009-05-19   Cool  Map  
US Economic Stress Index (March 09 data)

Interactive site from the Associated Press; shows unemployment, foreclosures, bankruptcy, and a composite “stress index” for all U.S. counties. Double click on a region to zoom in; click and hold to move around.
Link(s): http://hosted.ap.org/specials/interactives/_national/stress_index/

Date: 2009-05-14   Map  
U-6 and we aren't talking about a new pop band
U-6 and we aren't talking about a new pop band image

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) has released a set of alternative measures of labor utilization for states. The U-6 measure, specifically, helps quantify underemployment. Confused? Check out this graphic from mint.com
Link(s): http://www.bls.gov/lau/stalt.htm
             http://www.ipsr.ku.edu/BIDC/pdfs/U6andU3.pdf

Date: 2009-05-13   Cool  Map  BLOG  
When Did Your County's Jobs Disappear?

An interactive map of vanishing employment across the country.
Link(s): http://www.slate.com/id/2216238/

Date: 2009-04-16   Map  Graph  
Report on the Hispanic-Owned Businesses and Hispanic Population in Kansas

IPSR research report titled, Economic and Demographic Data on the Hispanic-Owned Businesses and Hispanic Population in Kansas provides snapshot of Hispanic influence on the Kansas economy.
Link(s): http://www.ipsr.ku.edu/resrep/pdf/r80.pdf

Date: 2009-03-11   Map  
CDC Report Estimates Cell Phone Only Households by State

CDC report titled, Wireless Substitution: State-level Estimates From the National Health Interview Survey, January-December 2007, estimates that 16.8% of Kansas households do not have a landline but do have a wireless phone.
Link(s): http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nhsr/nhsr014.htm