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« on: April 16, 2008, 09:47:38 am »
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Median Income by County 2006:


Percentage of people 65 and over with no natural teeth:


Percentage of residents who have used cocaine (2003-2004):


Percentage of residents who have used marijuana (2007):


Ratio of twin births per 1,000 live births:
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« Reply #1 on: April 16, 2008, 11:12:09 am »
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Is anyone else a little weirded out that Nevada has one of the lowest rates of cocaine use?
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« Reply #2 on: April 16, 2008, 11:13:44 am »
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Is anyone else a little weirded out that Nevada has one of the lowest rates of cocaine use?

Maybe not if it's based on residents
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« Reply #3 on: April 16, 2008, 11:15:30 am »
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Is anyone else a little weirded out that Nevada has one of the lowest rates of cocaine use?

Maybe not if it's based on residents

Seems like it would be readily available, and God knows I'd be on all kinds of narcotics if I had to live in Nevada.
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« Reply #4 on: April 16, 2008, 11:20:48 am »
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I found it very odd that on the twin map, there is such a concentration of states in the Northeast with abnormally high ratios of twins. The map I made doesn't do full justice; almost every state in the Northeast was in the top ten, while the West was fairly devoid of twins.
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« Reply #5 on: April 16, 2008, 11:54:04 am »
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Amount Exported to Iran (per 100 people):


Children ages 0-5 who are read to everyday:


Children 0-18 who attend weekly religious services:
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« Reply #6 on: April 16, 2008, 02:21:17 pm »
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I found it very odd that on the twin map, there is such a concentration of states in the Northeast with abnormally high ratios of twins. The map I made doesn't do full justice; almost every state in the Northeast was in the top ten, while the West was fairly devoid of twins.

It's a measure of affluent families using fertility treatments. National Geographic profiled the upper middle class suburb of Bridgewater, NJ in their old Zip code feature because of the extraordinary number of multiple births.
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« Reply #7 on: April 16, 2008, 03:16:09 pm »
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I found it very odd that on the twin map, there is such a concentration of states in the Northeast with abnormally high ratios of twins. The map I made doesn't do full justice; almost every state in the Northeast was in the top ten, while the West was fairly devoid of twins.

It's a measure of affluent families using fertility treatments. National Geographic profiled the upper middle class suburb of Bridgewater, NJ in their old Zip code feature because of the extraordinary number of multiple births.

Why not affluent areas of the West?  Less social pressure?
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« Reply #8 on: April 16, 2008, 03:31:38 pm »
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Why not affluent areas of the West?  Less social pressure?

That's a good question. Some thoughts:

States with larger immigrant populations, particularly immigrants from lower economic strata than those that make up northeastern immigrant communities, are going to have a lot more of their children in the population. NJ has a large immigrant population, but many of them come to the U.S. with college degrees or an ethos of putting off children, and like CT it has a small urban:suburban ratio.

The northeast not only has more affluent families, but people marry later and women tend to work longer before starting families. My sister in NJ was 29 when she had her first son and she was the first of any of her friends to become a mother. Of the people I know, very few had children in their 20s and plan for them in their 30s. I suspect the situation is different in middle-class areas like north Dallas or Mesa, AZ.

I should find the National Geographic article.
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« Reply #9 on: April 16, 2008, 04:01:09 pm »
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Why not affluent areas of the West?  Less social pressure?

That's a good question. Some thoughts:

States with larger immigrant populations, particularly immigrants from lower economic strata than those that make up northeastern immigrant communities, are going to have a lot more of their children in the population. NJ has a large immigrant population, but many of them come to the U.S. with college degrees or an ethos of putting off children, and like CT it has a small urban:suburban ratio.

The northeast not only has more affluent families, but people marry later and women tend to work longer before starting families. My sister in NJ was 29 when she had her first son and she was the first of any of her friends to become a mother. Of the people I know, very few had children in their 20s and plan for them in their 30s. I suspect the situation is different in middle-class areas like north Dallas or Mesa, AZ.

I should find the National Geographic article.

Most pepole in NC have kids by their mid to late 20's in NC
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« Reply #10 on: April 16, 2008, 06:03:48 pm »
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By output area (lowest level they publically release census data here). Pattern is as expected, but interesting anyway.
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I found it very odd that on the twin map, there is such a concentration of states in the Northeast with abnormally high ratios of twins. The map I made doesn't do full justice; almost every state in the Northeast was in the top ten, while the West was fairly devoid of twins.
Probably has something to do with the age of mothers, and the use of fertility drugs.
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« Reply #12 on: April 17, 2008, 04:52:35 am »
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By output area (lowest level they publically release census data here). Pattern is as expected, but interesting anyway.
What's an "output area"? And whereabouts is where on that map?
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It's the dollar amount exported annually by a state for every 100 residents. Divide it by 100 and that's the monetary amount of goods exported annually for each resident of the state.
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« Reply #15 on: April 17, 2008, 07:56:04 am »
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Ability to save financially:


Firearm deaths per 100,000 people:


Wal-mart vs. Starbucks - Which has more stores:
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« Reply #16 on: April 17, 2008, 09:10:40 am »
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Starbucks doing better than Wal*Mart even in Utah. Wow.
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« Reply #17 on: April 17, 2008, 09:37:20 am »
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Adam, you better make a shaded version of the Starbucks vs. Wal-Mart map!



Anyway, here are some random maps I made (and posted) a while ago:

Cremated vs. not cremated



http://www.statemaster.com/graph/lif_cre_of_dec_cre-lifestyle-cremation-of-deceased-cremated



Sam's Club vs. Costco


Virginia is the only thing that strikes me as strange, which Costco won 14-13. Delaware is a tie. None in D.C. Vermont had one Costco and nothing else, while Rhode Island had one Sam's Club and nothing else.




Target (red) vs. Wal-Mart (blue)
Wal-Mart vs. Target. Didn't think about K-Mart... But then again there are lot of stores I could probably include, like Kroger and all the chains it owns.






McDonalds (blue) vs. Starbucks (red), AR at 89% McD and WA at 69% Sbux.
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By output area (lowest level they publically release census data here). Pattern is as expected, but interesting anyway.
What's an "output area"? And whereabouts is where on that map?

Smallest geographical area that the ONS releases data for. Usually a few hundred people in one, sometimes more.

As for where is where...

1. The area that's majority Welsh speaking (defined here as people claiming to be able to speak, read and write Welsh in the last census) is mostly public sector middle class suburbs, but also, I think, Bryn Adda (furthest east of the oa's) which is IIRC mostly council-built housing. The oa's east of that group with high %'s are mostly council-built as well.

2. The other two areas with high %'s are Maesgeirchen (a big council estate) and Hirael (19th century working class district, gentrified in parts).

3. The two areas with the lowest %'s both have lots of students and the like; the big one by the Menai includes the main Uni halls of residence, the areas in the centre of the seat are more in the way of students renting privately.

4. the oa that includes the main site of the Uni doesn't have a very low % though. That's because it also includes JMJ. That oa is the one next to the big pale one.

Can give a lot more detail about most of the city if you want.
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« Reply #19 on: April 17, 2008, 11:56:29 am »
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Compare the Marijuana map with the children being read to map..

Looks like some kids are getting "High Times" read to them.
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« Reply #20 on: April 17, 2008, 12:04:21 pm »
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Maps + nearly meaningless stats = awesome. I want to make some of my own...when I get the time. I would like to do a set of shaded maps for various common ethnicities (by county or state).
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Number of federal prisons:



D >20% = 0
R >20% = 1-2
R >30% = 3-4
R >40% = 5-6
R >50% = 7-8
R >60% = 9-10
R >70% = 11-12
R >80% = 13-14
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« Reply #22 on: April 17, 2008, 12:46:26 pm »
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These maps have the states placed in groups of 10; darkest shade represents 10 states that ranked highest in the specific category, lightest represents 10 lowest in category):

Healthiness of states:


Lynchings by state (1882-1968):
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What's the key and source(s) to the lynching map?
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« Reply #24 on: April 17, 2008, 01:17:23 pm »
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Al, you might appreciate this one Smiley :


Union members as percentage of total employed



D >30% = 0.0%-4.9%
D >40% = 5.0%-8.9%
D >50% = 9.0%-12.9%
D >60% = 13.0%-16.9%
D >70% = 17.0%-20.9%
D >80% = 21.0%-24.9%
D >90% = 25.0%-28.9%
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