Start exploring Census data products with the Decennial Census. Use the Census API and the requests package to retrieve data, load into pandas data frames, and conduct exploratory visualization in seaborn. Learn about important Census geographies, including states, counties, and tracts.
Explore topics such as health insurance coverage and gentrification using the American Community Survey. Calculate Margins of Error and explore change over time. Create choropleth maps using geopandas.
Explore racial segregation in America. Calculate the Index of Dissimilarity, and important measure of segregation. Learn about and use Metropolitan Statistical Areas, and important geography for urban research. Study segregation changes over time in Chicago.
In this chapter, you will apply what you have learned to four topical studies. Explore unemployment by race and ethnicity; commuting patterns and worker density; immigration and state-to-state population flows; and rent burden in San Francisco.