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Use the ADVANCED SEARCH, a menu-driven option, for accessing data by county and/or city.            


The Racial Dot Map

This US map is a visual representation of the population density and racial diversity in the United States.  The 308,745,538 dots represent "each person residing in the United States at the location they were counted during the 2010 Census."

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The Big Radius Tool is intended to provide “gross” numbers for a mileage-based radius, beginning at 50 miles and going up to 500 miles. Counties are aggregated, so this isn’t a hyper-precise tool but is intended to provide intelligence on the counties within a large (50 miles or more) radius.

Use It to:

  • Enumerate how many people live within a certain radius
  • See which counties are the largest and/or the fastest growing
  • Quickly learn the size of the labor force and unemployment rate ranges of the counties in the radius
  • Determine which industry sectors are among the largest in the radius

How to Use It:

It’s easy—just type in the name of a city or county and use the “autofill” to choose the center point of the radius. Then use the slider to increase or decrease the radius (minimum is 50 miles).