With summer winding down, I wanted to take a look at the number of people enrolled in college in each county. I was able to find that the Census Bureau estimates that 7.4% of the population is enrolled in college
The data I used to make this visualization comes from the American Community Survey which is conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau. I used the Census Bureau API to pull the 2011-2015 5 year estimates for the total population and the number of people enrolled in college for each U.S. county. 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. The total population estimate is represented by DP05_0001E. The number of people enrolled in college is represented by DP02_0057E. 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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