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Old 04-23-2015, 02:56 PM
Location: The City
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Thought these might be best as a new thread - interesting stuff here:

Some reports and overviews
Peaks, valleys, and donuts: a great new way to see American cities | City Observatory

and a link to the city charts
The Changing Shape of American Cities | StatChat

Thanks UVA for producing this tool
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Old 04-24-2015, 05:53 AM
Location: The City
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This was also an interesting piece on DC - and how the East/West divide has some pretty dramatic demographic differences

The Line that Divides DC | StatChat
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Old 04-24-2015, 06:43 AM
Location: The canyon (with my pistols and knife)
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In Pittsburgh, you have to go 22 miles from downtown before the share of residents with college degrees decreases below 25%. There are two peaks in college attainment (38%), one that's five miles from downtown, and the other that's 13 miles from downtown. Here's what they look like:

The five-mile radius passes through the city's highly-educated East End neighborhoods, and also through some relatively educated inner suburbs to the north and southwest of the city. The 13-mile radius stays mostly within Allegheny County, passing through suburbs such as (clockwise from the north) Pine Township, Richland Township, Plum, Monroeville, Jefferson Hills, Peters Township (Washington County), Cecil Township (Washington County), South Fayette Township, Moon Township, Edgeworth, Sewickley, Sewickley Heights, Franklin Park and Marshall Township.

Here's what the 22-mile radius looks like:

Outside of that line, college attainment decreases rapidly. Here's what all three radii look like together:

High college attainment at the five- and 13-mile radii, and at least moderate college attainment inside the 22-mile radius, with low college attainment outside it.
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