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World Mapper

World Mapper is a unique mapping tool that rescales the world map based upon a wide variety of criteria (i.e population, education, wealth, health, internet use). Unlike traditional maps that are scaled based on land area, World Mapper re-sizes each country based on the criteria chosen by the user. The result is maps that dramatically […]

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Census of Agriculture (USDA) Data Visualization

The USDA Census of Agriculture (“Ag Census”) regularly releases reports coupled with attractive, and often interactive, data visualizations. (To view the report, as well as other visualizations that accompany it, click the X on the top right of the image.) Some examples of topics include agricultural trade balance and exports and imports, global supplies of […]

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Census of Agriculture (USDA) Maps

The USDA Census of Agriculture (“Ag Census”) provides maps in two forms: interactive and PDF or GIF downloads. Both formats include data that fall into five broad categories: Crops and Plants – Data on harvested acreage for major field crops, hay, and other forage crops, as well as acreage data for vegetables, fruits, tree nuts, and […]

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Economic Impact of Tourism in Wisconsin

The Wisconsin Department of Tourism releases data surrounding the economic impact of tourism in Wisconsin. There is both statewide and county-level data.   From the Wisconsin Department of Tourism: Tourism is an Economic Workhorse for Wisconsin Tourism is an integral part of the Wisconsin economy. It generates millions in tax receipts, and its broad range […]

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Economic Census

Find the Economic Census webpage here. The Economic Census has been completed in recent years 1992, 1997, 2002, 2007, 2012, 2017, and will continue this pattern into the future. Data is typically released beginning two years after collection, and reports continue to be released up to four years after collection. Find the full release schedules for […]

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Population and Housing Unit Estimates

The Wisconsin Department of Administration (DOA) releases population and housing unit estimate reports. “The Demographic Services Center annually produces population estimates for Wisconsin counties and municipalities.  The estimates are based on the prior census and analysis of contemporary data including housing units, dormitory and institutional populations, automobile registrations, residential electric meters and other indicators of […]

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County Sales and Use Tax Reports

The Wisconsin Department of Revenue (DOR) publishes annual reports for counties that have adopted the 0.5% optional sales tax. This link also has information about the sales and use tax more generally.  

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U.S. County Migration Patterns (Mapper)

The U.S. Census has a mapping tool available that shows county to county migration flows. It allows you to select a county and see the county of origin for people who moved in or the county of destination for those who moved out. It can also break down the populations by gender, age, and race.  

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Community Economic Toolbox

Community Economic Toolbox , Developed by Penn State University. First, select the state and then the county that you’re interested in examining (you must first click “Next” toward the bottom right corner of the page). After that, you’ll be led through each step of the toolbox. In some of the tools you will be able […]

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