Treasure trove of restricted social science data now available to Pacific Northwest researchers

 

By Molly McElroy

UW News and Information

Mark Ellis, a geography professor at the University of Washington, uses non-public data collected by the government to study immigration and unemployment patterns. But since the data are confidential and access to them is restricted, Ellis can’t just have the records sent to him or access Click to Read More

Mapping America: Every City, Every Block

The New York Times has a new interactive feature that enables you to construct maps using census data gathered between 2005 and 2009. You can display maps for race and ethnicity, income, housing, and education, and can look up any city or zipcode. Play around with different cities. Anyone who as taken an urban Click to Read More

Census Data Show Immigrants Making Path to Suburbs

The just-released American Community Survey details characteristics using samples taken from about one in 10 Americans between 2005 and 2009. Tuesday’s report represented the biggest single data release in the Census Bureau’s history, with more than 11 billion individual estimates for 670,000 specific geographic locations — areas as small as several blocks.

They show Click to Read More