Overflow Data

How many Americans are younger and older than you?


Data Notes

I recently was looking around at some Tableau visualizations and came across “Are you over the hill?”. I thought it was a great visualization and wanted to add my own spin on it with new data so I updated it with new data, a new color scheme, and some new filters.

To create this visualization I used U.S. Census Bureau estimates for the month of July 2016. I utilized the Census Bureau API to pull the estimates by age, sex, race, and Hispanic origin. Once I had gathered the data, I used Tableau to create this visualization. I have included the API code I used to pull the data below. You will may a free API key to access the data. You can find out more at the Census Bureau’s Developer Page.


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