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Baby Boomers

Baby Boomers is one of the first maps I produced using Esri's ArcGIS mapping software. Growing up in a small country town just north of Austin  (the capital of the Texas) I noticed how the demographic of people was radically different between those who wished to "keep Austin weird", and those that lived in my hometown Georgetown, home to one of the largest retirement communities in the nation. Below is a choropleth map displaying the percentage of population change between counties in Texas. 


If unfamiliar with Texas geography, the counties that directly border the higher populated counties containing major cities (Austin, Dallas, San Antonio, and Houston) are the ones with a higher population of Baby Boomers. The graphical representation appears to show that  as individuals reach the age of retirement, they are likely to move out of urban areas to reside in communities with lower population densities.

Color scheme by ColorBrewer

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