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Bay Area Census
"Selected Census data from the San Francisco Bay Area -- provided by the Metropolitan Transportation Commission and the Association of Bay Area Governments.

Featuring Census data from 1860-2010.

Spanning from the wine country to Silicon Valley, the Bay Area has a population of over 7 million people in nine counties and 101 cities."
bayarea  sanfrancisco  california  oakland  census  data  population  demographics 
october 2018 by robertogreco
Michael Wesch – Unboxing Stories on Vimeo
"2015 Future of StoryTelling Summit Speaker: Michael Wesch, Cultural Anthropologist

A pioneer in digital ethnography, Dr. Michael Wesch studies how our changing media is altering human interaction. As an anthropologist in Papua New Guinea, Wesch saw firsthand how oral storytelling worked for much of human civilization: It was a group activity that rewarded participation, transformed our perceptions, and created a changing flow of stories across generations. Reading and writing replaced oral storytelling with linear, fixed stories. Upon returning from Papua New Guinea, Wesch created the 2007 viral video hit Web 2.0...The Machine Is Us/ing Us, about the Internet's effects on our culture. At FoST, he’ll explore how our evolution from a literate culture to a digital one can return us to collaborative storytelling, resulting in a more engaged, participatory, and connected society."
michaelwesch  stories  storytelling  anthropology  2015  papuanewguinea  humans  civilization  perception  connection  participation  spontaneity  immersion  religion  involvement  census  oraltradition  oral  wikipedia  society  web2.0  media  particiption  conversation  television  tv  generations  neilpostman  classideas  web  online  socialmedia  alonetogether  suburbs  history  happenings  confusion  future  josephcampbell  life  living  meaning  meaningmaking  culture  culturlanthropology  srg 
april 2018 by robertogreco
Frequently Occurring Surnames from the 2010 Census
"Tabulations of all surnames occurring 100 or more times in the 2010 Census returns are provided in the files listed below. The first link explains the methodology used for identifying and editing names data. The second link provides an Excel file of the top 1,000 surnames. The third link provides zipped Excel and CSV (comma separated) files of the complete list of 162,253 names. The top ten surnames are:

Name Number Of Occurrences
Smith 2,442,977
Johnson 1,932,812
Williams 1,625,252
Brown 1,437,026
Jones 1,425,470
Garcia 1,166,120
Miller 1,161,437
Davis 1,116,357
Rodriguez 1,094,924
Martinez 1,060,159"

[See also: https://www.census.gov/topics/population/genealogy/data.html ]

[via: https://source.opennews.org/articles/data-stories-arent-downers/ ]
names  naming  census  2010  data  classideas 
november 2017 by robertogreco
What is “White”?
[video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WVCgtfAl7tE ]

"In an increasingly diverse country, White Americans are an emerging racial minority. #EmergingUS traveled to one of the Whitest states, Iowa, to ask Iowans what it means to be White in a changing America.
Hosted by Jose Antonio Vargas, the founder of #EmergingUS and the producer/director of the MTV special White People, this video is a first in a series that explores White identity in the #EmergingUS."

[See also: "CENSUS: The White Box
“White” is the only racial category left from the original 1790 U.S. Census."
https://emergingus.com/census-the-white-box-f7a7a83bfc51#.6dzs8vm4f
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EQUTXD0U0j4 ]
whiteness  emergingus  race  census  us  josevargas  ethnicity  majority  minority  identity  racism 
november 2016 by robertogreco
What is “White”?
[direct link to video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WVCgtfAl7tE ]

"In an increasingly diverse country, White Americans are an emerging racial minority. #EmergingUS traveled to one of the Whitest states, Iowa, to ask Iowans what it means to be White in a changing America."
race  white  whiteness  joseantoniovargas  2016  iowa  us  census 
november 2016 by robertogreco
TEDxNYED - Mike Wesch - 03/06/10 - YouTube
"Dubbed "the explainer" by Wired magazine, Michael Wesch is a cultural anthropologist exploring the effects of new media on society and culture. After two years studying the implications of writing on a remote indigenous culture in the rain forest of Papua New Guinea, he has turned his attention to the effects of social media and digital technology on global society."
michaelwesch  2010  papuanewguinea  anthropology  culture  cultureshock  socialmedia  seeinglikeastate  measurement  recodkeeping  relationships  census  society  conflictresolution  law  legal  media  systemsthinking  themediumisthemessage  change  internet  web  online  freedom  hope  surveillance  control  transparency  deception  massdistraction  participation  participatory  learning  howwelearn  howweteach  pedagogy  instruction  authority  obedience  compliance  collaboration  highered  highereducation  themachineisus/ingus  deschooling  unschooling  avisionofstudentstoday  digitalethnography 
september 2015 by robertogreco
Mapping Segregation - The New York Times
[Some problems with this map. https://twitter.com/rogre/status/619004174580068353 ]

"New government rules will require all cities and towns receiving federal housing funds to assess patterns of segregation."
maps  mapping  nytimes  segregation  demographics  us  cities  census  housing  2015  2010  data 
july 2015 by robertogreco
Civic Workshop
"A group of people producing and making new culture - looking at ways to reframe our everyday local experiences with an awareness of our collective social and political future."



"The Civic Bureau is now open and the live data from the Census can be seen here.

Census statistics have been the core of social architecture for thousands of years and it is the key tool that directs huge amounts of public funding in both the UK and India. Between 2001-11 the UK census directed the allocation of £1 trillion worth of government spending but the questions, methods and format has remained the same for many years.

The Government has started to explore how to update the census to make better use of technological advances and data expertise.

We want to explore how the census can build a steady accumulation of civic records that can facilitate a different relationship between citizens and the state.

Our first experiment, the Civic Bureau begins at Somerset House, as part of the Civic Workshop residency. Over the coming months we will be inviting the public to take part.

We are interested in how the census can make better use of civic technology and what the census would look like if done at a City level, built on the idea of the city as a public good. This raises questions about how people participate and how often, what kinds of information people want to give towards a "public good" and what would feel representative of their everyday lives.

We have partnered with a team at the ICRI Cities lab at University College London, and will be showcasing Sens-Us, an interactive Citizen Census, at Somerset House. Sens-Us will be based on the VoxBox technology, developed at UCL, which is an innovative way to gather opinions through a “tangible questionnaire” as opposed to filling out forms.

The Civic Bureau will be open from January 15th for one month."
openstudioproject  lcproject  civicworkshop  cities  urban  urbanism  publicgood  culture  culturemaking  everyday  local  collectivism  census  uk 
february 2015 by robertogreco
Net Migration Between California and Other States: 1955-1960 and 1995-2000
"This graphic shows the 10 largest state-to-state migration flows in and out of California for the period 1955-1960 compared to that of 1995-2000. In the late 1950s, the largest flows involving California were all inflows to the state, generally from states in the Midwest or Northeast. This pattern contrasted with the flows in the late 1990s, where nearly all of the largest migration streams involving California represented out-migration to other states.

The American Community Survey now provides data annually on state-to-state 1-year migration flows; those data are available at http://www.census.gov/hhes/migration/data/acs/state-to-state.html. Next month, statistics will also be available for every county in the US that show the number of people who moved into or out of the county and which counties they moved to and from. The Census Flows Mapper will also be released at that time to all users to easily view and map the county migration patterns of their choice.

SOURCE: Census 2000 and 1960 Census Subject Reports, Migration Between State Economic Areas, Final Report PC(2)-2E, Washington, DC, 1967.

NOTE: Net migration is based on inflows minus outflows. Values are rounded to the nearest hundred."
california  population  migration  time  maps  mapping  census  2000  1995  1955  1960  1990s 
march 2013 by robertogreco
Census Dotmap
"What's all this?

This is a map of every person counted by the 2010 US Census. The map has 308,450,225 dots - one for each person.

Why?

I wanted an image of human settlement patterns unmediated by proxies like city boundaries, arterial roads, state lines, &c.; Also, it was an interesting challenge.

Who is responsible for this?

The US Census, mostly. I made the map. I'm Brandon Martin-Anderson. Kieran Huggins came to the rescue with spare server capacity and technical advice after this got Boing Boing'd.

How?

I wrote a Python script to generate points from US Census block-level counts, and then generated the tiles with Processing. Here's more detail for the interested.

The census actually counted 308,745,538 people.

Yeah, I don't know. Puerto Rico? The military?

I don't see dots. I see smudges.

The dots are very small. Try zooming in.

Nobody lives in Central Park/Pier 12/County Lockup/Abandoned Themepark.

The 2010 Census reported that someone lived there."
visualization  population  dotmap  us  mapping  maps  2010  census  from delicious
december 2012 by robertogreco
Mission Possible SF
Comprehensive portrait of the Mission, really worth a closer look (and thought). Love the orientation too.
cartography  maps  mission  sanfrancisco  design  census  berkeley  geography  coffee  gangs  population  noise  via:TomC 
june 2012 by robertogreco
Americans’ Migration Patterns Shifting - NYTimes.com
"Mobility always tends to slow in times of economic hardship, and there has been a gradual decline in American mobility for decades. But census numbers released earlier this year showed that domestic migration in 2010 had plummeted substantially since the recession began and reached the lowest level since the government began tracking it in the 1940s."
us  migration  demographics  mobility  sunbelt  cities  2011  census 
october 2011 by robertogreco
Census data: Census shows big California cities' population boom slowing to a trickle - latimes.com
"Some of California's largest cities, including Los Angeles, Long Beach and San Diego, saw their populations plateau or even decline from 2000 to 2010, ending a decades-long trend of expansion."
demographics  migration  california  cities  population  2010  losangeles  census  data  sandiego  longbeach  via:javierarbona  from delicious
april 2011 by robertogreco
2010 census: Number of nonwhite children in L.A. area declines, bucking nationwide trend, according to 2010 census analysis - latimes.com
"Greater Los Angeles was the only U.S. metropolitan area to have its population of nonwhite children decline between the 2000 and 2010 censuses, a Brookings Institution analysis finds."
losangeles  demographics  2010  census  trends  race  diversity  population  from delicious
april 2011 by robertogreco
Columbia: Spatial Information Design Lab
"The Spatial Information Design Lab is a think- and action-tank at Columbia University specializing in the visual display of spatial information about contemporary cities and events. The lab works with data about space -- numeric data combined with narratives and images to design compelling visual presentations about our world today. The projects in the lab focus on linking social data with geography to help researchers and advocates communicate information clearly, responsibly, and provocatively. We work with survey and census data, Global Positioning System information, maps, high- and low-resolution satellite imagery, analytic graphics, photographs and drawings, along with narratives and qualitative interpretations, to produce images." [via: http://speedbird.wordpress.com/2010/12/27/the-rockefeller-foundation-on-the-future-of-crowdsourced-cities/ ]
design  visualization  spacialinformation  information  architecture  research  spatialinformationdesignlab  laurakurgan  sarahwilliams  columbia  cities  urban  urbanism  urbancomputing  socialdata  data  census  gps  from delicious
december 2010 by robertogreco
A Physicist Turns the City Into an Equation - NYTimes.com ["According to data, when a city doubles in size, every measure of economic activity increases by approximately 15% per capita.]
One quote:

“A human being at rest runs on 90 watts,” he says. “That’s how much power you need just to lie down. And if you’re a hunter-gatherer and you live in the Amazon, you’ll need about 250 watts. That’s how much energy it takes to run about and find food. So how much energy does our lifestyle [in America] require? Well, when you add up all our calories and then you add up the energy needed to run the computer and the air-conditioner, you get an incredibly large number, somewhere around 11,000 watts. Now you can ask yourself: What kind of animal requires 11,000 watts to live? And what you find is that we have created a lifestyle where we need more watts than a blue whale. We require more energy than the biggest animal that has ever existed. That is why our lifestyle is unsustainable. We can’t have seven billion blue whales on this planet. It’s not even clear that we can afford to have 300 million blue whales.” 
urban  urbanism  geoffreywest  cities  corporations  growth  physics  modeling  models  energy  density  efficience  freedom  remkoolhaas  planning  policy  economics  self-control  short-termmemory  memory  architecture  design  urbantheory  urbanscience  theory  science  data  census  walking  transportation  patternrecognition  patterns  math  mathematics  infrastructure  jonahlehrer  organic  organisms  consumption  metabolism  sustainability  interaction  janejacobs  collaboration  crosspollination  robertmoses  efficiency  from delicious
december 2010 by robertogreco
This Tract
"This Tract is a view into U.S. 2000 Census data for every tract, built in anticipation of the forthcoming 2010 Census data release. It uses your web browser’s built-in geolocation feature to give you a view of the demographics of your local area, or you can search by address or location."
census  stamen  mapping  maps  data  local  geo  us  2000  2010  visualization  michalmigurski  stamendesign  from delicious
october 2010 by robertogreco
Historical Census of Housing Tables - Home Values
"Median home values adjusted for inflation nearly quadrupled over the 60-year period since the first housing census in 1940. The median value of single-family homes in the United States rose from $30,600 in 1940 to $119,600 in 2000, after adjusting for inflation (see graph). Median home value increased in each decade of this 60-year period, rising fastest (43 percent) in the 1970s and slowest (8.2 percent) in the 1980s. Both home values adjusted and unadjusted for inflation are presented. These values refer to owner-occupied single-family housing units on less than 10 acres without a business or medical office on the property."
housing  bubble  census  data  economics  realestate  money  prices  statistics  us  from delicious
august 2010 by robertogreco
census-tools (tecznotes)
"this small amount of information can be quite hard to get to. Between the impenetrable formatting of the geographic record files, the bewildering array of different kinds of geographic entities, and the depth of geographic minutiae, it can take quite a bit of head-scratching to extract even the first bits of information from the U.S. Census.

I hope this first tool makes it a little bit less of a hassle. I'd accept whatever patches people choose to offer: support for summary files beyond SF1, additional geograph summary levels, general patches, and more."
census  api  data  python  michalmigurski  us  2000  2010  from delicious
august 2010 by robertogreco
Tokyo Tuesday: Japan, right now. | 東京の火曜日
"And five minutes ago, in three hours, or at 9:55 on Saturday night. What's Japan up to? Let's find out with some graphs. Let's get specific, too. How many women with part-time jobs are walking their dog at 3am? Yeah, we've got that. Let's jump right into this: Japan has the absolute best census in the history of my known world. Not only does it include normal things like age, sex, and the height of each of your pets, but it also legitimizes the gossipy question of What Are You Doing Right Now? Japan slapped a bunch of people with notebooks and a sacred Numbers Mission: keep a log of what you do during the day, in fifteen minute intervals. And those people did!"

[via: http://www.kottke.org/08/10/what-are-the-japanese-up-to-right-now ]
infographics  japanese  japan  visualization  behavior  statistics  census  culture  graphs 
october 2008 by robertogreco
Cover story: 'America still works' by Michael Lind | Prospect Magazine February 2008 issue 143
"Barring catastrophes, US in 2050...more racially integrated; remain culturally/linguistically homogeneous...easily afford social security & decent healthcare....challenges-not the ones usually identified....class lines are hardening"
us  economics  pessimism  race  politics  culture  society  religion  racism  diversity  history  future  health  healthcare  immigration  latinos  demographics  census  statistics  language  spanish  secularism  trends  socialsecurity  class  doomsayers  optimism  linguistics  productivity 
january 2008 by robertogreco
Strong Laws, Smart Tech Can Stop Abusive 'Data Reuse'
"We learned the news in March: Contrary to decades of denials, the U.S. Census Bureau used individual records to round up Japanese-Americans during World War II."
law  politics  privacy  census  data  ww2  us 
june 2007 by robertogreco
The Guy Who Picks the Best Places to Live - New York Times
"The crux of his work is researching and ranking metropolitan statistical areas, and the first edition of “Cities Ranked & Rated,” written with Mr. Sander, was published in 2004."
cities  us  life  lifestyle  rankings  geography  demographics  statistics  health  crime  work  data  census 
may 2007 by robertogreco
100 People: A World Portrait
"Photographer Carolyn Jones and filmmaker Isabel Sadurni have set out to find, meet and record those 100 people who represent the other 6.5 billion of us."
global  population  statistics  photography  people  world  international  data  census  visualization 
april 2007 by robertogreco
Social Explorer Maps
"An old proverb says that "a picture is worth a thousand words." In the case of data maps this is literally true. Data maps are made of thousands of numbers presented as a picture."
animation  culture  data  demographics  nyc  earth  geography  history  information  interactive  sociology  society  social  reference  online  maps  mapping  statistics  visualization  census  world 
march 2007 by robertogreco

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