Category Geography and Maps

How the geography of U.S. poverty has shifted since 1960

How the geography of U.S. poverty has shifted since 1960 Source: Pew Research Center Since President Lyndon B. Johnson launched the War on Poverty 50 years ago, the characteristics of the nation’s poor have changed: A larger share of poor Americans today are in their prime working years and fewer are elderly. In addition, those […]

BTS — Geographic Databases for 2015

Geographic Databases for 2015 Source: Bureau of Transportation Statistics The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics released the 2015 edition of the National Transportation Atlas Databases (NTAD) this week. The NTAD is a compilation of datasets representing the nation’s transportation infrastructure including more than 500,000 miles of roadway, over 610,000 bridges, and 19,527 […]

Two-thirds of U.S. nonmetro counties lost population over 2010-14

Two-thirds of U.S. nonmetro counties lost population over 2010-14 Source: USDA Economic Research Service During 2010-14, the number of nonmetro counties that lost population reached a historic high of 1,310. County population loss stems from two possible sources: more people leaving a county than moving into it (net outmigration) and/or more people dying than are […]

Private Equity: Top States and Districts in 2014

Private Equity: Top States and Districts in 2014 (PDF) Source: Private Equity Growth Capital Council For the third consecutive year, California and Texas are the top two states to receive the most private equity investment California, Texas and New York continue to be the home states of the most companies receiving private equity investment The […]

Mapping the Destinations of International Migrants over Time

Mapping the Destinations of International Migrants over Time Source: Migration Policy Institute This map displays the international migrant population by country of destination for each decade since 1960 and 2013. It includes all countries of destination with 20,000 or more international migrants by time period. Each population bubble is colored according to the migrant share […]

Frontier and Remote (FAR) codes pinpoint Nation’s most remote regions

Frontier and Remote (FAR) codes pinpoint Nation’s most remote regions Source: USDA Economic Research Service Small population size and geographic remoteness provide benefits for residents and visitors alike, but those same characteristics often create economic and social challenges. Job creation, population retention, and provision of goods/services (such as groceries, health care, clothing, household appliances, and […]