This folder contains the data behind the story How Urban Or Rural Is Your State? And What Does That Mean For The 2020 Election?
urbanization-state.csv contains FiveThirtyEight's urbanization index for every state. This number is calculated as the natural logarithm of the average number of people living within a five-mile radius of a given resident in each census tract in that state.
urbanization-census-tract.csv contains FiveThirtyEight's urbanization index for every census tract.
|FIPS code for each state|
|Name of state|
|Geographic Identifier for the census tract from the 2010 census|
|Latitude of the center of the census tract|
|Longitude of the center of the census tract|
|Number of people living in the census tract according to 5-year American Community Survey data from 2017|
|Estimate of the number of people within a 5-mile radius of a census tract. For a census tract that is more than 5 miles away any other census tract (centroid to centroid), this number is decreased based on the minimum distance to the nearest census tract|
|A calculation of how urban or rural a given area is; calculated as the natural logarithm of |