Interactive Map: Census Response Rates

Check out Slate’s interactive map showing the 2010 Census’ response rate for every county in the contiguous United States. The map also displays whether each county voted Republican or Democrat in the 2008 elections. As Slate points out, the map highlights a gap in partisan politics around the census: Washington legislators are divided along party lines about the merits of the American Community Survey, but the general population’s census response rate is more closely related to their geographical location than their political leanings. Midwestern and East Coast counties had the highest response rate, and the South and West had lower rates.

(via Bridge Magazine)