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One in Five Counties See Decrease in Uninsured Rate for the Population Under Age 65

Categories: Health Insurance,Maps/Geography,Statistics

Reports on findings from the Small Area Health Insurance Estimates Program, which is the source for single-year estimates of the number of people with and without health insurance coverage for each of the 3,141 U.S. counties. From the Census Bureau


Census Bureau Releases 115th Congressional District Products Based on 2010 Census Retabulations

Categories: Congress,Maps/Geography,Population/Census

Provides links to updated numbers following congressional district boundary changes for Florida, Minnesota, North Carolina, and Virginia.  From the Census Bureau


U.S. and State Trends on Teen Births, 1990-2015

Categories: Births/Deaths,Health/Medical,Maps/Geography,Statistics,Women,Youth

Interactive tool that offers maps and trend lines for each of the 50 states by individual year or all years.  From the National Center for Health Statistics


Protected Areas Database of the United States

Categories: Environment,Maps/Geography,Recreation/Travel

The official inventory of public parks and other protected areas in all U.S. states and territories.  Includes 200,000 parks and protected areas covering three billion land and marine acres.  From the U.S. Geological Survey


U.S. Prescribing Rate Maps

Categories: Health/Medical,Maps/Geography,Statistics

Thematic maps which show the geographic distribution at both state and county levels of retail opioid prescriptions dispenses per 100 persons in the past decade.  From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention



Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) Program Data and Tools

Categories: Consumer Info/Protection,Environment,Maps/Geography,Statistics,Waste Management

Offers a list of tools to allow for searching of toxic chemical releases down to the state and county level.  From the Environmental Protection Agency


Virginia Population Shifts: Localities Face Challenges as Growth Slows

Categories: Maps/Geography,Population/Census,Virginia Issues

Analyzes the changes in Virginia’s population as some localities continue to grow by double digits while others deal with slowing growth rates or declining population.  From the Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service at the University of Virginia


The U.S. Government’s Santa-Tracking Mission

Categories: Defense/Military,Headlines,History,Maps/Geography

Explains the history of how the Continental Air Defense Command got into the business of playing Santa Claus in 1955 because of an erroneous newspaper ad.  Also tries to sell some
GPO merchandise.  From the Government Publishing Office’s Government Book Talk Blog


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