This data was obtained from the US Census Bureau’s 2010 US Census. The US age/sex datasets provided by eSpatial can be used to examine and analyse the US population in relation to different age and sex categories.
These datasets can be used in conjunction with the eSpatial mapping software to create reports which investigate the age and sex structure of the US. Reports can be generated which examine the age structure of the total population, male population and female population within the US at the State, County, CSA, MSA and ZCTA geographical levels.
You can also link and connect your own personal or commercial data to these datasets. The age and sex structure of the US can also therefore be analysed in relation to your own data. Below is an example of a simple US age/sex report. This report was designed by eSpatial to illustrate how to get the most out of the eSpatial mapping software and the data it provides.
Description of Map
A simple report was created using eSpatial mapping software and the age/sex (State) dataset it provides. This report examines the US population in relation to people aged between 30 and 39. The US age/sex datasets provided by eSpatial offer a number of different age categories which can be reported on but for the purpose of this report the 30 to 39 age category was chosen as an example.
States are colored and categorized according to the number of people aged between 30 and 39 within them. The graduated color scheme adopted by eSpatial mapping software allows for a quick and easy analysis of this data. It is evident from the map that yellow colored states (e.g. Alaska) have the least amount of people aged between 30 to 39 living there, less than 200,000 people while red colored states (e.g. New York) have the most amount of people aged between 30 to 39, more than 900,000 people. It is also therefore easy to surmise that the amount of people aged between 30 and 39 living in the light orange (e.g. Nebraska), orange (e.g. Oklahoma) and dark orange (e.g. Indiana) colored states lies somewhere between 400,000 and 900,000 people respectively.
Firstly the topic reflected in the map can be changed quickly and easily simply by selecting the map this field option. Once this option has been selected the map will change to reflect the values in this topic (e.g. select the map this field option on Males 30 to 39 Years to see these values mapped in relation to US states).
Secondly the report can be sorted in ascending or descending order. This is useful when trying to decipher quickly which areas have the highest/lowest values (e.g. select sort ascending on % Females 30 to 39 Years to see which state has the lowest proportion of females aged between 30 and 39). Finally the report can also be filtered by specific values. This is useful when trying to quickly search for areas with specific values (e.g. select filter results on 30 to 39 Years so that states which have between 100,000 and 300,000 people aged between 30 and 39 are only displayed on the map).