Follow the Numbers Blog
Posted on December 17, 2013
Want to know how household income has changed in your area since 1990? How about home ownership rates? Or the percent of people with college degrees?
The US Census Bureau has made answering these questions easier with the release of a new online tool, Census Explorer. Just type in your address or enter a city or county and state. Select from eight different topics.
Note that because some census tract boundaries change over time, direct comparisons from census to census are not possible, at least not with this tool. The most useful part of this tool is comparing current tracts to each other, or comparing county to county.
Posted on October 23, 2013
In the late 1980's, The News & Observer began acquiring, maintaining and analyzing electronic public records, such as state government phone calls, check registers and campaign contributions. Since then, we've acquired and analyzed hundreds of a variety of databases to help us produce the best investigative stories we can.