GovBeat: maps


Posted at 10:57 AM ET, 03/06/2014

Cities drive the U.S. economy. Here’s proof, in one map

The vast majority of economic activity, and growth, is happening in big cities.

By Reid Wilson  |  10:57 AM ET, 03/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  maps, newsletter

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 02/04/2014

Most states aren’t very good at planning for the future

Just 16 earned high scores from a policy think tank for long-term budget planning.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  06:00 AM ET, 02/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budgets, maps, newsletter, Rankings, States

Posted at 09:01 AM ET, 02/03/2014

State abortion rates were dropping even before the recent surge in restrictions

Abortion rates were dropping in nearly every state even before many began passing huge numbers of abortion restrictions in recent years, a new report finds.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  09:01 AM ET, 02/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  abortion, abortion rights, map, maps, newsletter

Posted at 09:30 AM ET, 02/01/2014

New Jersey is only the 10th state to host a Super Bowl

Only 18 cities have served as a backdrop to the game.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  09:30 AM ET, 02/01/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  map, maps, New Jersey

Posted at 08:31 AM ET, 01/31/2014

Conservatives outnumber liberals in 47 states

In Wyoming, 40.5 percentage points separate the number of conservatives from the number of liberals.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  08:31 AM ET, 01/31/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  blue states, map, maps, newsletter, poll, polls, Rankings, red states, States

Posted at 12:20 PM ET, 01/30/2014

Map: If social media mattered, the Broncos would have already won

A social media advertiser finds the little pro-Seahawks sentiment online.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  12:20 PM ET, 01/30/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  fun, map, maps, States

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 01/30/2014

Who would be affected by a federal $10.10 minimum wage

Here’s a look at the share of different working populations that would be earning less than $10.10 by mid-2016 without the proposed wage hike.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  09:00 AM ET, 01/30/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  map, maps, minimum wage, newsletter, Poverty, States

Posted at 09:39 AM ET, 01/29/2014

The incredible, shrinking blue-state advantage

In 2008, Democrats had a 30-state advantage. Now it’s down to three.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  09:39 AM ET, 01/29/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  blue states, map, maps, newsletter, poll, polls, red state, States, voter identification

Posted at 10:05 AM ET, 01/27/2014

Map: Where tea partiers live, by state

Alaska is home to the most, per capita. New York, the least.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  10:05 AM ET, 01/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alaska, map, maps, Montana, New Jersey, New York, newsletter, North Dakota, Rankings, tea party, wyoming

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 01/27/2014

These 5 maps show unions are losing ground in the states

Union membership, as a share of all jobs, fell in 43 states over the past decade.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  06:00 AM ET, 01/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  maps, newsletter, Rankings, States, unions

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 01/22/2014

The 11 most dangerous states for drivers

Eleven states received a red rating, according to the Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  08:00 AM ET, 01/22/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  map, maps, newsletter, Rankings, States, Transportation

Posted at 02:24 PM ET, 01/17/2014

America hates the Seahawks

Seattle’s regional isolation works against them in playoff fandom.

By Reid Wilson  |  02:24 PM ET, 01/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  football, graphics, maps, States

Posted at 03:22 PM ET, 01/14/2014

A fourth of state lawmakers are women — a stat that hasn’t changed in five years

No state can claim a truly gender-equal legislature.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  03:22 PM ET, 01/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  demographics, legislature, legislatures, map, maps, Rankings, women

Posted at 10:20 AM ET, 01/13/2014

In 15 states, deeply underwater foreclosures still reign

In those states, deeply underwater foreclosures are more prevalent than those with equity.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  10:20 AM ET, 01/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Florida, housing, maps, Nevada, newsletter

Posted at 12:17 PM ET, 01/10/2014

Thirty states are raising pre-kindergarten funding

In all, states are increasing funding nearly 7 percent this fiscal year.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  12:17 PM ET, 01/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  educ, education, maps, Rankings, States

Posted at 11:05 AM ET, 12/27/2013

Where the 1.3 million people losing unemployment aid this week live

A state and county breakdown of how the expiration of emergency aid on Saturday affects the unemployed.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  11:05 AM ET, 12/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Economic mobility, economy, jobless, jobs, maps, newsletter, Unemployment, unemployment benefits

Posted at 02:06 PM ET, 12/24/2013

Idaho’s the only state where a majority of adult households have no landlines

A larger share of adults in Idaho have embraced wireless life than in any other state.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  02:06 PM ET, 12/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Idaho, maps, newsletter, Rankings

Posted at 06:01 AM ET, 12/20/2013

New Hampshire’s state legislature is nine times larger than Nebraska’s

All told, there are 7,383 state lawmakers in the country.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  06:01 AM ET, 12/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  California, legislature, legislatures, maps, Nebraska, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania

Posted at 02:04 PM ET, 12/17/2013

The 49 states of rising child poverty

Over five years, poverty among school-aged kids rose in 964 counties. It fell in 17.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  02:04 PM ET, 12/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Counties, maps, newsletter, Poverty

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 12/16/2013

A state breakdown of who will see unemployment aid dry up this month

Benefits expire on Dec. 28 for some 1.3 million people.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  09:00 AM ET, 12/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  jobless, map, maps, Rankings, Unemployment

Posted at 09:30 AM ET, 12/13/2013

Study: Hawaii’s the healthiest state and Americans didn’t get fatter this year

New state-by-state rankings look at health in America across a number of measures.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  09:30 AM ET, 12/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alabama, Arkansas, Hawaii, health, health care, Healthcare, Louisiana, maps, Massachusett, Minnesota, Mississippi, New Hampshire, Rankings, VERMONT, West Virginia

Posted at 02:00 PM ET, 12/12/2013

The D.C. suburbs dominate the list of wealthiest U.S. counties

Among more than 3,000 counties across the nation, Loudoun County is the richest. Howard County in Maryland, and Fairfax, Arlington and Stafford counties in Virginia also made it into the top 10.

By Carol Morello  |  02:00 PM ET, 12/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  census, income, maps

Posted at 05:00 PM ET, 12/10/2013

Map: The top 10 places where Facebook users checked in this year

The list reflects some of America’s tourism hubs.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  05:00 PM ET, 12/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  cities, maps

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 12/10/2013

Facebook breaks down the geography of a viral pro-gay-marriage campaign

Some 2.77 million U.S. users participated in the late-March pro-gay marriage campaign.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  08:00 AM ET, 12/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  cities, Facebook, gay marriage, gay rights, maps, newsletter

Posted at 09:30 AM ET, 12/07/2013

Can you guess which states swear the most, least?

How well do you know your crass fellow Americans?

By Niraj Chokshi  |  09:30 AM ET, 12/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  maps, Ohio, Rankings

Posted at 08:45 AM ET, 11/27/2013

Happy Thanksgiving! Watch America get fatter by state over 25 years

The change over time is drastic, as shown by this government animation.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  08:45 AM ET, 11/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Colorado, health, Louisiana, maps, Rankings

Posted at 12:31 PM ET, 11/25/2013

The 50 states, redrawn with equal population

Are you a Big Thicket resident? Or do you live in Throgs Neck?

By Reid Wilson  |  12:31 PM ET, 11/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  electoral college, maps, newsletter, States

Posted at 09:01 AM ET, 11/23/2013

A handy guide to drug use in the 50 states, in five maps

How do red and blue states compare? Check out these five maps for more on how America uses and abuses drugs.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  09:01 AM ET, 11/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  drugs, maps

Posted at 01:55 PM ET, 11/22/2013

This awesome interactive shows who moved where last year within the U.S.

Alaska lost the most, while North Dakota gained the most.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  01:55 PM ET, 11/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  maps

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 11/20/2013

The 20 best- and worst-performing metro economies on this map might surprise you

Many of the ten best and ten worst performers are scattered throughout the Midwest and South.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  08:00 AM ET, 11/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  economy, map, maps, Rankings

Posted at 08:30 AM ET, 11/19/2013

Map: The United States of Watersheds

What if our political boundaries more closely followed physical geographic boundaries? Here’s one take.

By Reid Wilson  |  08:30 AM ET, 11/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  maps, newsletter, Rankings, States, water, water rights, who we are

Posted at 11:49 AM ET, 11/11/2013

MAPS: What each state’s veteran population looks like

Some states’ veteran populations are older, some are more male, some have many World War II vets and others more veterans of recent wars.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  11:49 AM ET, 11/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  maps, Rankings

Posted at 11:28 AM ET, 11/11/2013

Why the Braves are leaving Atlanta, in one map

The Braves are moving to be closer to their ticket-holders, who increasingly live outside Atlanta.

By Reid Wilson  |  11:28 AM ET, 11/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  baseball, georgia, maps, States

Posted at 01:37 PM ET, 11/08/2013

Which of the 11 American nations do you live in?

A fascinating new look at the cultural differences between the 11 nations that make up North America.

By Reid Wilson  |  01:37 PM ET, 11/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  demographics, maps, Rankings, States

Posted at 03:43 PM ET, 11/05/2013

Forget Congress: 21 states already protect gays in the workplace

Although states with protections also have relatively few complaints of such discrimination.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  03:43 PM ET, 11/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Congress, labor, maps, Wages & Employment

Posted at 09:36 AM ET, 08/26/2013

Kentucky gets new legislative maps

Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear signed legislation Friday to make permanent new state legislative district maps after two years of legal feuding

By Reid Wilson  |  09:36 AM ET, 08/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  campaigns, elections, kentucky, maps, politics, redistricting