Geography

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America's Top Creative Class States

Creative class residents gather on the east and west coasts.

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The Geography of Tolerance

Where are the most tolerant metro areas?

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Obesity's Spread Across America Looks Like a Virus

The country's most pressing non-contagious health crisis seems to act like it is one. What does that mean for public health policy?

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America’s Leading High-Tech Metros

The new geography of technology centers.

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The Geography of Abortion

America's deepest economic and political divides are reflected in the rate of abortions across the 50 states.

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Best U.S. Metros for Women's Well-Being

Large U.S. cities offer high quality of life for women, according to the Social Science Research Council.

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The Invisible Borders That Define American Culture

We can be connected (or disconnected) based on where we move, how we speak, and even what sports teams we root for.

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Which Parts of the Country Produce the Most NFL Players?

Despite Friday Night Lights portrayals, there's a lot more geographic diversity in NFL prospects than you might think.

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Which Cities Are the Musical Trend Setters?

A new study ranks Atlanta, not New York or L.A., as the most influential on our musical tastes. 

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Judgmental Map of the Day: 7 Deadly Sins Across America

Geographers figured out which U.S. counties are the most greedy, gluttonous and slothful.

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U.S. Teen Birthrates Are Down, But Still High in These States

Teen births follow the same fault lines of religion, politics, and class that divide Americans. 

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Where the Heavy Metal Bands Are

Why do most heavy metal bands hail from Scandinavia and Northern Europe?

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The Real Boundaries of the Bible Belt

Perhaps its time to start referring to a 'religiosity belt,' instead.

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Why People in Cities Walk Fast

Researchers have proposed a number of theories over the years — from sensory overload to the economic value of time.

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Map of the Day: When to Sell Your House

U.S. housing prices peak at different times based on their geography.

Where To Find a Blue-Collar Job in 2020

What might the geography of blue-collar work look like in the next decade?

The United States of Craigslist

What if we drew our regions based on Craigslist's influence?

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The Rise of the NBA Superstar City

What the geography of the All-Star game says about American cities and metros.

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The Geography of U.S. Economic Confidence

Why Americans in some states feel more secure in their economic future.