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choke
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The Landscape

Postby choke » Tue Jan 03, 2017 7:21 am

The Landscape is a data-driven reflection of the Omaha-Council Bluffs area:

http://www.thelandscapeomaha.org/

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Re: The Landscape

Postby Dundeemaha » Tue Jan 03, 2017 8:13 am

Interesting project, some of their charts have very strange choices for data ranges. http://www.thelandscapeomaha.org/About- ... mographics

Resident Age categories: 0-16 (under 17), 18-24 (7 years), 25-44 (20 years), 45-64 (20 years), 65+

So either there's bad naming or they exclude 17 year olds, they have 1 group that covers 17 years, 1 that covers 7 years and 2 that cover 20 years. I guess that means: In school, Possibly in college or working, working age, older working age, retired age but it just seems very arbitrary and hard to compare groups,

The same thing happens on income and home value charts, income is split in to groups of 10k, 5k, 10k, 10k, 15k, 25k, 25k, 50k, 50k, top 4%. It makes the percentages look like a smooth curve but the whole chart is skewed by the varying ranges.

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Re: The Landscape

Postby Garrett » Tue Jan 03, 2017 5:51 pm

Dundeemaha wrote:Interesting project, some of their charts have very strange choices for data ranges. http://www.thelandscapeomaha.org/About- ... mographics

Resident Age categories: 0-16 (under 17), 18-24 (7 years), 25-44 (20 years), 45-64 (20 years), 65+

So either there's bad naming or they exclude 17 year olds, they have 1 group that covers 17 years, 1 that covers 7 years and 2 that cover 20 years. I guess that means: In school, Possibly in college or working, working age, older working age, retired age but it just seems very arbitrary and hard to compare groups,

The same thing happens on income and home value charts, income is split in to groups of 10k, 5k, 10k, 10k, 15k, 25k, 25k, 50k, 50k, top 4%. It makes the percentages look like a smooth curve but the whole chart is skewed by the varying ranges.

Those aren't particularly odd ranges, especially for the ages. Those are standard statistical groups, being children, college age, and then generation gaps up to retirement age+.
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