Where we work is a map that shows where Chicagoans live and work.
Click on any area of the map (each is a Census tract) and it will show you all the people who work there and where they live in blue. To see where all the people who live in that same tract and travel to other parts of the city for work, click the 'outbound workers' button on the left and it will show you those numbers in red.
The goal of this site is to help Chicagoans and city planners to indentify commute patterns to help inform their decisions. If you have a feature suggestion, let us know!
Census tracts are subdivisions of the United States determined by the U.S. Census Bureau that consist of 1,200 and 8,000 people. It is a unit of measure that typically follows contiguous area and stays consistent over time for the purposes of statistical population analysis. Read more on the Census website.
Each tract is identified with a uniquie FIPS code that also represents the state and county it belongs to.
Take a look at OnTheMap, a US Census project that also visualizes this data.
This project is based on two components: an API to fetch the data, and this website to allow people to browse it.
A simple python Flask app that serves up JSON data. Built by Eric.
The team is:
Found a bug? Report it on our issue tracker.
Have a suggestion or feedback? Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org