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Old 12-28-2007, 02:40 PM
 
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Maps and more maps. These maps tell a story and show us just how different regions are within the United States.

For you native Upstate New Yorkers looking to move to another part of the country... keep one thing in mind....the South and West are NOT just like Upstate NY with better weather.

One thing you will notice from the following maps is that Upstate NY is unique. And I found that one of the most unique places in Upstate NY is the Syracuse area, particurarly Onondaga County. Why? Onondaga County is very diverse compared to the rest of Upstate NY. Take a look for yourself at the all the religions as a percent of the population in Onondaga County.

Ancestry


Churches


Voting patterns


Population Distribution
http://eadiv.state.wy.us/images/Trends/2k_night.jpg (broken link)

African Americans


Asians


Whites


Hispanic


Catholic


Muslim


Orthodox


Baptist


Methodist


Lutheran
































Population density


Median Age


Population change


Population under 18


Population over 65










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Old 12-28-2007, 05:22 PM
 
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Incredible maps. Three things struck me:

1. Home ownership was low in 2000 in Monroe County despite affordability. That speaks volumes to me about employment.

2. Population densities are high along the I-4 corridor in Florida. I guess they built it, and they came.

3. Living in Maine compares to Florida as median age goes. Who knew!?
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Old 12-28-2007, 07:20 PM
 
Location: Polish Hill, Pittsburgh, PA
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Thanks for these incredible maps! I thought it would be interesting to note that Luzerne County, PA, where I happen to live, is one of only a handful that seems to have "Other" listed as its main ancestry---I'm guessing Polish. I also thought it was interesting that most who identified themselves solely as "American" lived in the South.
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Old 12-28-2007, 07:51 PM
 
Location: Maryland outside DC
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Very cool maps indeed bella. Don't know if you've seen this site before, but it's worth a look. Many of the cities (mostly in the northeast) have a birds eye view once you zoom in on the main town.

http://maps.live.com/

For instance, if you type in Syracuse, NY in the search box and hit enter (oh yeah, X out the box on the left), then go to the bird's eye view and click on it. Pretty cool.
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Old 12-28-2007, 07:51 PM
 
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Great map link. Im saving your post.
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Old 12-28-2007, 08:00 PM
 
Location: Beautiful Buffalo :-)
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Awesome post bellafinzi! Thanks for sharing.
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Old 12-28-2007, 08:48 PM
 
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Extremely nice post, Bella!

One thing I noticed as I looked over the maps: you need to know where the cities are in states to read the political and housing and age, etc.. Just like NYC skews to blue in NYS, so does Erie County, where I live..... although it basically is not out of the cities in the county. Same with age and who owns housing. You can see the entire county with a skew from the poor in the city. Also, this really should make some people notice how different the country is politically than what they "suppose" from red/blue states....
I also liked the maps with religious groups... I tracked my hubby's family from N. England to wherever they ended up and the religion changed just where it did in his genealogy.

GREAT POST!!!!!
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Old 12-29-2007, 06:05 AM
 
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Thanks for posting these maps. I especially like the map showing the dominant ancestry in a given county. Hmm...It appears as though I need to avoid living in the counties around the country shaded in light blue (German). I've had the most trouble with people when living and working in those places and the least in the others.
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Old 12-29-2007, 08:13 AM
 
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I find the German domination interesting in many of these parts. I go to many areas and see a large Italian presence with the stores, people, culture, etc, but they aren't the dominate ethnic group.
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Old 12-31-2007, 11:57 AM
 
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Thanks everyone.

Ex-Ithacan, nice link! thanks!

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