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Census Explorer Commuting Edition: Learn How Americans Travel with Our Latest Census Bureau Collaboration

THURSDAY, MAY 08, 2014

Today, the Census Bureau released detailed findings on how Americans get to work and launched a new interactive tool developed by Social Explorer to let users visualize these trends and changes.  

The new commuting edition of the interactive map Census Explorer gives Web visitors easy click-and-zoom access to commuting statistics for every neighborhood in the U.S. It also shows how commuting has changed since 1990 at the neighborhood, county and state level — including how long it takes to get to work, commutes longer than an hour, and number of bikers. This edition of Census Explorer uses statistics from the American Community Survey, the best national source of commuting statistics detail all the way down to the neighborhood level.

Learn all about how long people around the nation commute and which methods of travel they prefer.

Average Commute to Work (American Community Survey 2012)


Bicycle Commuters by Couty (American Community Survey 2012)


This project uses the same visualization technology as last year's Census Explorer, an online tool showcasing data from the latest American Community Survey data (the five-year file from 2008 to 2012).  

Check out Social Explorer's own mapping and reporting tools for more in depth data and visuals.

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