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Have U.S. Light Rail Systems Been Worth the Investment?

Despite modest success, most systems have neither increased mass transit commute share nor the vitality of city centers.

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Why Gayborhoods Matter

We're still limited in our ability to track the U.S. LGBT population, but there does appear to be a connection between gay neighborhoods and some of the markers of gentrification.

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Why Telecommuting Really Matters, in 6 Charts

And what its rise means for urban transportation systems moving forward.

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Where Home Values Have Plummeted the Most Since the Recession

An uneven geography of disappearing wealth.

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Mapping 60 Years of White Flight, Brain Drain and American Migration

An interactive picture of Americans perpetually on the move.

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The Problem With Defining 'Downtown'

And counting all of the people (and jobs) who have supposedly moved there.

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A Succinct History of 220 Years of U.S. Population Growth, in 52 Seconds

An animation of western expansion.

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The Suburbs Are Dead, Long Live the Suburbs

Leigh Gallagher on her new book, The End of the Suburbs: Where the American Dream Is Moving.

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Poverty Maps From 1980 Look Astonishingly Different Compared to 2010

In every metropolitan area in the U.S.

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6 More U.S. Counties Are Now Majority-Minority

Welcome to your demographic future, Charlotte, North Carolina.

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The Most Important Population Statistic That Hardly Ever Gets Talked About

Do you know your city's "commuter-adjusted population"?

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America's Biggest and Fastest-Growing Cities

8 of the country's 15 fastest-growing cities are in Texas.

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Map of the Day: The Geography of Unmarried Mothers

Flagstaff, Arizona, had the highest share of new mothers that were unmarried and Cheyenne, Wyoming, had the lowest.

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Widget of the Day: A Global Population App From the Census

Watch the world grow.

The Addictiveness of the U.S. Census Bracket Game Cannot Be Denied

Sixty-four cities, 64 populations to rank by size.

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Where It Takes the Longest to Get To Work

New Census data on commute times suggests not much has changed in the last ten years.

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The Hidden Poverty Rates of Smaller U.S. Minority Communities

New Census data sheds light on the relationship between poverty and selected racial groups in American cities.

The Motley Roots of Data Visualization in 19th Century Census Charts

A Handsome Atlas celebrates Uncle Sam’s data chops by reproducing three Statistical Atlases from the late 1800s.

This Is What the Typical American Home Looks Like Now

3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, and central air.